Kumatanchi looks like a vanilla Vanillaware game

If you've heard of Vanillaware, you probably know that the developer is responsible for making beautiful 2D games such as Odin Sphere, GrimGrimoire, and the possibly-in-danger Oboro Muramasa Youtouden. Upon finding out that the company was making a DS game, we couldn't wait to see the lush beauties that Vanillaware had in store for us -- only to come across Kumatanchi. That's not to say Kumatanchi looks bad (which, in turn, is not to say it looks good), but it's a lot more cutesy than what we were expecting.

In Kumatanchi, you play as a bear (who looks disturbing like a human girl) at a zoo. With the help of the zoo keeper (or custodian), you have to take care of the other animals and put on shows with them. There really aren't many other details about the game so far, but it does seem like Kumatanchi is going to have real time events (perhaps like in Animal Crossing).

To see some screens of girls dressed like animals in Kumatanchi, click on past the break.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.