Posts Tagged ‘Japanime Games’

Origins Game Fair 2017

June 12, 2017

Origins Game Fair returns this Wednesday June 14th to Sunday June 18th at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.  Origins is the longest-running and largest convention for people who enjoy games.  There is so much to do over the five days that I could go on for pages, but I am of course just going to focus on anime and Japanese related events and games.

The Anime Track is being ran by Wasabi Anime again this year.  They will be running events from Thursday to Sunday.  They will be showing Anime Music Videos ever day, a manga library, and a viewing room sponsored by Viz, Funimation, and AnimEigo.  Though I will say last year the library was a big disappoint me quality and selection.  Let’s hope for more this year.  Panels for this year cover such topics as Voltron, Yu Yu Hakusho, Transformers, tea, a Cowboy Bebop listening party, Anime Name That Tune, and many more.

They will also be running sessions of various anime related games for free; Mangaka, Ryuutama, Golden Sky Stories, Maid RPG, and Tanto Coure.  All the other games at the con will cost at least $2, most will cost even more.

For Collectable Games, both Konami and Pokémon running many sessions of their games.  Demo games to learn Yu-Gi-Oh or Pokémon, tournaments of various styles and levels, and plenty of pick-up games.  Also games and tournaments for Dice Masters, which had a Yu-Gi-Oh set.

For Role Playing Games there are a few that are of interest to this blog including some sessions of Kuro and sessions of Advanced Dimensional Green Ninja-Educational Preparatory Super-Elementary Fortress 555 (ADGNEPSEF555) where you play in an anime-themed cross-dimensional grade school.  It is very weird.

There will be some Pokémon LARP sessions using DSes and a LARP for the ADGNEPSEF universe.

For Miniatures Games, you will have four chances to play a Starblazers game and learn Infinity a new manga inspired game.  Heroclix will have some tournaments to play in, they also had a Yu-Gi-Oh expansion set.

If you are interested in board games, they have you covered there too.  Cool Mini or Not will be running games and tournaments of Arcadia Quest and Masmorra Dungeons of Arcadia.  Japanime Games will be doing learn to plays and tournaments of Tanto Cuore (various sets) and Heart of Crown.  The games available to try are Pokemon Master Trainer, Resident Evil Deck Building Game, Hatsune Miku (a new co-op game), Cowboy Bebop: The Board Game, Era of the Ninja, Super Dungeon Explore, and more.

Plus do not forget all the dealers that will be there with many of the above games and others.

Origins is a great convention to go to, but it does take a bit of money to go and survive.  But it is worth it.

 

New Games From Japanime

May 4, 2017

Japanime Games has a trio of new games from Japan coming to their warehouse this summer.  Now is your chance to pre-order them.

Alicematic Heroes is a tactical board game for 3-5 players.  Try to take over the board by conquering different kingdoms that give you different bonuses.  A modular board lets you play different ways every game.  Available for $40.  Out in June.  From Manifest Destiny.

Kemomini Panic is a kawaii fast paced game of deduction for 4-8 players.  You are part of the town Mokemoke and must find out who is The Great Theif Crescent Moon through deduction.  Pre-order for $25 and get a free promo pack.  It is planned to arrive June 2017.  From Arclight Games.

Terrifying Girl Disorder is a game of lost memories and unknown identities for 3-4 players.  It is inspired by Kyusaku Yumeno’s novel Dogra Magra and designed by Kuro of the card game The Ravens of Thri Sahashri and many others.  In it you play a schoolgirl who has lost her memories, rebuild your memories with cards, and find out at the end if you are the operative sent to find those with psychic abilities.  Available for $25.  Estimated to arrive July 2017.  From Manifest Destiny.

 

Japanime offers free shipping on orders over $75, just something to think over.

They will also have some other games coming later this year, just these three are available for order.  Clockwork Empire (world-building board game of clockwork workers), Dragon Pets (set collection game of dragon breeders), Starlight Stage (card-drafting/ set collection game as talent agencies developing pop stars), and Shinobi (bluffing card game as rival ninja clans).

These looks some fun games for everyone to check out to get a feel for Japanese games.

 

Sword Art Online Board Game: Sword of Fellows

March 30, 2017

Sword Art Online Board Game: Sword of Fellows is a cooperative dice based battle game from Japanime Games, Arclight Games, and Kadokawa.  You can order it through Kickstarter right now.

The game has each player chooses one of six characters from the series and team up with others to face challenges of <<Aincrad>>.  You roll dice and use your character’s “Sword Skills” together to win.  The game is very short and easy to learn.

There are only two reward levels for this project, Standard Game and Deluxe Game.  The Standard Game (for $25 pledge) is the basic game.  The Deluxe Game (for $35 pledge) is the game but with upgraded foil cards and a special edition box.  Add-Ons are available to buy extra copies of the game, both standard and deluxe.

The game has already reached its $10,000 goal (in a few hours) and now is over $30,000.  There are no stretch goals listed, but if they do want to add them might I suggest more character cards, more scenarios, and maybe some fancy new dice.  Just what I would like.

This is one for Sword Art Online fans, and I do believe there are a few of those.

Japanime Games is dedicated to bringing you the finest games from Japan and beyond! It’s our goal to import and translate the best games from Asia to bring those great games to a wider audience. Our games feature some of the finest art that can be found along with engaging gameplay and quality components. We are committed to great customer service and have hundreds of thousands of happy customers.

Arclight Games publishes excellent Japanese Games including Barbarossa (2010), El Alamein (2010), Dynamite Nurse Returns (2011), Tank Hunter 2nd Edition (2014), Tank Hunter 2nd Edition: Jaeger (2015), Tank Hunter 2nd Edition: Commander (2015)

KADOKAWA is publishing a wide range of books and content, including but not limited to novels, light novels, comics, business books, practical books, and children’s books.As one of the leading publishers of light novels and comics in Japan. Also as a pioneer of the media mix method of making films and animations based on books and comics, we will accelerate the development of high quality content through various medias.

Dynamite Nurse Kickstarter

October 5, 2016

Dynamite Nurse is a deck building game about Nurses in a fantasy world, competing to heal the most injuries to grow your renown as a healer or if too many of your patients die then you will become the Dynamite Nurse, feared for all time.  It is published by Archlight Games who have created many other games like Barbarossa and El Alamein.  Japanime Games is running a Kickstarter right now to for English and French releases of the game.  It was able to pass its goal of $20,000 in two hours and is currently over twice that.  They are offering the game in English and French, pick your language during the survey phase.

There are several pledge levels from $25-$300 that can get you things like play-mats, the base game, promo cards, foil cards, packs of sleeves, name in rule book, bags, ticket to a party at next year’s Gen Con, and more fun.  The base game is $50.

Add-ons for the project include extra base games, various packs of sleeves, and a nurse pin set.

Stretch goals so far has unlocked new art for one of the cards, an extra promo card, and the nurse pin set as an add-on and one free pin.  There are two more announced stretch goals to go, new art for another card and another promo card. Only $12,000 to get them both unlocked.

If you do not already own a deck building game with sexy girls on the cards and want one (and really who does not one) should go ahead and pledge.

Press Release: Terra Formars card game coming this fall

September 23, 2016

Japanime Games and Yoka by Tsume Games to produce the Terra Formars card game this fall!  Based on the hit Terra Formars anime series, the game puts players in the role of the heroes of Terra Formars trying to crush the mutated cockroaches underfoot.   Designed by Nicolas Badoux, the game is an exciting mix of cards and dice that forces opponents to outmaneuver each other to steal the most victory points from their enemies. Yoka by Tsume will release the French edition of Terra Formars to french speaking regions of the EU and Japanime Games will release the English, Spanish, German, Italian and French editions of the game to the rest of the world.

The Terra Formars card game uses a combination of unique dice and cards to create a nice balance of resource management and backstabbing your friends.  Based on the popular anime and manga series, Terra Formars, players take the role of the egotistical heroes sent to Mars to cleanse the humanoid cockroaches from the planet so humans may settle the newly terraformed planet.  The 7 unique dice create the resources each round to buy cards to enhance your character and steal kills from your opponents.  At the end, the player who killed the highest priority targets wins the game.  Japanime Games and Yoka by Tsume will be featuring the game at Essen Spiel 2016.

Eric Price had this to say:”We are proud of our second partnership with Yoka by Tsume to produce this exciting new game.  This game will introduce new fans to the Terra Formars anime and manga world and provide a unique and fun game for our customers.”

Japanime Games is dedicated to bringing you the finest games from Japan and beyond! It’s Japanime Games’ goal to import and translate the best of the best games from Asia to bring those great games to a wider audience. Their games feature some of the finest art that can be found along with engaging gameplay and quality components. For more information about Japanime Games, see www.japanimegames.com.

Yoka is the games division of Tsume.  Tsume is a company specialized in the design of high-quality statues in resin, numbered and limited edition. Tsume works with very famous licenses from the Japanese entertainment universe, such as Naruto Shippuden, One Punch Man, Saint Seiya, Bleach, Fairy Tail, Soul Eater, One Piece and Assassin’s Creed for Ubi Soft.

Press Release: Seiji Kanai’s ‘Gods’ Gambit’ From Japanime Games

August 13, 2016

Gods’ Gambit, a new game from renowned game designer Seiji Kanai (Love Letter, Cheaty Mages!, Lost Legacy), is coming to stores this November from Japanime Games.

In the game, players take on the roles of Fallen Gods who must perform good acts in order to return to the High Heavens. Cards in hand take on the role of quests needing completion, and only by emptying their hand can a player find absolution. Various plays help a player empty their hand or cause trouble for another player. Bad Karma accumulates when a god uses its servants to sabotage and manipulate another player, but Bad Karma can be ignored if a God completes all of its good works by finishing all of their quests. Time is of the essence, though, because at some point judgment will be called for by the turn of the card, and each player’s works will be counted.

The game was initially funded on Kickstarter in 2014, receiving backing of $25,421 from 550 backers (roughly $46.22/backer).

Press Release: The Tanto Cuore International Crowdfunding Campaign is off to a great start!

June 21, 2016

Japanime Games has launched a multi-lingual International Crowdfunding Campaign for the hit anime themed deck building card game Tanto Cuore. Tanto Cuore has been a big success in Japan and the English-speaking world, and Japanime Games aims to bring it to new French, German, Spanish and Italian speaking fans! The International Crowdfunding Campaigns are now live in English on Kickstarter, in German and French on Ulule, in Spanish on Verkami and in Italian on GiochiStarter. Japanime Games plans to deliver Tanto Cuore in December of 2016 to their international backers.

Eric Price of Japanime Games had this to say about this ground breaking multilingual campaign: “After months of preparation, we feel certain that we can bring this excellent card game to anime fans and gamers in their own language!”

The Tanto Cuore International Crowdfunding Campaign has already reached $33,368 in total! Japanime Games goal is two-fold: they need to reach both a funding goal of $30K on Kickstarter, $10K on Ulule and $5K on GiochiStarter and Verkami AND 250 backers in each language. While it is a known challenge to publish games in new languages on crowdfunding platforms, Japanime Games has prepared for the launch for months and enlisted the help of translators, fans and experts in each country. They feel confident that international fans will rally behind Tanto Cuore in support. In order to bring the campaign and love for Tanto Cuore to new fans across the globe, Japanime Games is enlisting the help of their backers to spread the word! Extra promo card incentives have been offered to backers as part of their social media marketing plan. A true crowdfunding campaign in every way, Japanime Games is striving to gain support for Tanto Cuore from new fans from around the world.

To follow the English campaign, click here!
To follow the French campaign, click here!
To follow the German campaign, click here!
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To follow the Italian campaign, click here!
Japanime Games is dedicated to bringing you the finest games from Japan and beyond! It’s our goal to import and translate the best games from Asia to bring those great games to a wider audience. Our games feature some of the finest art that can be found along with engaging gameplay and quality components. We are committed to great customer service and have hundreds of thousands of happy customers. For more information about Japanime Games, see www.japanimegames.com

 

Japanime Games publish Mangaka: The Fast & Furious Game of Drawing Comics in August 2016

April 29, 2016

Japanime Games is pleased to announce they have partnered with game designer and manga expert Jason Bradley Thompson (Mock Man Press) to publish his hit game Mangaka: The Fast & Furious Game of Drawing Comics in August 2016. Mangaka is a fast-paced, creative card game where players draw hilarious comics in four short rounds. The game can be played by one to eight players in 30-90 minutes.

In development since 2011, Mangaka is a new twist on storytelling games, combining anime and manga themes and trends for endless story ideas so you’ll never play the same game twice! Designed by Jason Bradley Thompson, produced by Jumana Al Hashal, it features art by Ike (Golden Sky Stories) and Eric Muentes (Blue Revolver). Mangaka was funded on Kickstarter in 2015 where it was featured as a Staff Pick and was reviewed by prominent publications such as io9, Geekdad, The Escapist Magazine, Anime News Network, and Comics Alliance.

Japanime Games is proud to include this excellent and unique game in its portfolio of anime-themed tabletop games. It will be available in August 2016 through Japanime Games’ retail and distribution partners, as well as JapanimeGames.com and summer conventions such as Gen Con and PAX Prime. Mangaka is sure to appeal to fans of comics, manga and tabletop games.

Japanime Games is dedicated to bringing you the finest games from Japan and beyond! It’s Japanime Games’ goal to import and translate the best of the best games from Asia to bring those great games to a wider audience. Their games feature some of the finest art that can be found along with engaging game play and quality components. For more information about Japanime Games, see .

Jason Thompson is an artist, author, and game designer. He wrote the Random House book Manga the Complete Guide (nominated for a 2008 Eisner Award) and the graphic novels H.P. Lovecraft’s The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath and King of RPGs I & II. Jason is the Manga Editor of Otaku USA Magazine and a former editor of Viz Manga and Shonen Jump magazine. He draws the popular D&D walkthrough maps for Wizards of the Coast, and his artwork has also appeared in other tabletop games and comic anthologies.

 

Naruto Shippuden Board Game Pre-Order and Tanto Cuore International Kickstarter

April 10, 2016

The Naruto Shippuden Board Game from Japanime Games and Yoka Games is on its way to America and is available for pre-order.  You can get the game before they are shipped out to stores.  They have a special pre-order special going on right on.  If you order with in the next 27 days you will receive two free packs of Matte Black Players Choice Premium Card Sleeves ($10 value), enough for all 104 cards in the game, plus free shipping to anywhere in the continental USA.

The game is selling for $50.  Game and card sleeves will ship together.  Shipment is expected by the end of May.

The Naruto Shippuden Board Game is a cooperative game based around the travels of Naruto and his friends. Players play one of the main characters fighting against the incursion of the Akatsuki to save the world from its menace!

There are 3 levels of play and a large variety of enemies, making each game a unique experience.

Featuring high quality components, solid game play, and the number one anime property, this game will be a great addition to any anime or board game collection!

 

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Also from Japanime Games, Tanto Cuore will run a Kickstarter in May for international versions of the game.  The Kickstarter will be to translate the game into French, German, Italian, and Spanish.  It will feature pledge levels in every language, promo cards, and exclusive accessories plus friendly shipping prices to Europe and Asian.  A pledge level of English will be available too.

They are looking for anyone who speaks any of the above languages to help spread the word about the campaign.  Those who help out will get rewarded with product.  If you or someone you know can speak any of the languages let them know at info@japanimegames.com

A launch date will published weeks before the start of the campaign.

Press Release: Naruto Shippuden the Board Game Coming Soon!

March 14, 2016

Japanime Games and Yoka Games join to bring Naruto Shippuden the Board Game to the English-speaking world in the Spring of 2016.  The Naruto Shippuden Board Game is a cooperative game based around the travels of Naruto and his friends.  It features high-quality art, 3 levels of play and high-quality components.

Pre-Orders will be available soon!

Partnering with Yoka Games, a division of Tsume Art, Japanime Games will bring their quality products to a whole new audience.  Naruto Shippuden the Board Game captures the events of the series in a unique style combined with the quality art and packaging that Tsume Art is known for.  Players play one of the main characters from the series fighting against the incursion of the Akatsuki and to save the world from its menace!  There are 3 levels of play and a large variety of enemies, making each game a unique experience.  Featuring high quality components, solid game play, and the number one anime property, this game is going to be a winner.

Eric Price had this to say: “We are proud to work with our new partners in bringing Naruto to our fans.  We are sure they will love the game as much as we do.  We look forward to future collaborations with Yoka and to help them take advantage of the licenses they have.”

Japanime Games is dedicated to bringing you the finest games from Japan and beyond! It’s Japanime Games’ goal to import and translate the best of the best games from Asia to bring those great games to a wider audience. Their games feature some of the finest art that can be found along with engaging game play and quality components. For more information about Japanime Games, see www.japanimegames.com.

Yoka Games is the new games division of Tsume.  Tsume is a company specialized in design of high quality statues in resin, numbered and limited edition. Tsume works with very famous licenses from the Japanese entertainment universe, such as: Naruto Shippuden, One Punch Man, Saint Seiya, Bleach, Fairy Tail, Soul Eater, One Piece and Assassin’s Creed for Ubi Soft.