Monday, February 10, 2014

Channel A Anime Card Game

...Or known in passing as the "anime apples to apples".
Friend E got Sak and I this game for Christmas, hoping we'd play it with strangers at cons and make friends. :P

Though I can't say we've done that yet, we've played with *existing* friends, cousins and siblings and it's been a riot! My new favorite party game ever.

The idea is very simple, one person picks two premise cards, and each player has to lay a few cards down to come up with an anime title to fit the premise.  The kicker is - you then have to explain your anime!! We have house rules so that the person who picked the premise picks the round winner, but I think the actual rules is a vote or something.
So for example, if the premise was Chinese fantasy cooking, I could put down "burning sister Z", a show about two sisters, separated at birth, that have rival noodle shops.  They both love the same man, who is a frequent patron at both shops, so they compete with each other to win his heart through food.  The Z just looks cool. Lol.
I love how no matter what title you pick, it will always sound like a legit anime. :P  The art is lovely and there is a lot of diversity in the cards!  Though if you are playing with young kids, I would go through the deck first and take out the questionable ones. "Creamy" and "milky" tend to go the raunchy route.

The best one we had so far - the premise was fanservice car racing or something like that.  My sister threw down "blue tsubasa twins", which has nothing to do with anything, but her story was so complex! Something about the revenge of a dead father in which the beautiful twins have to drive into space. I've requested fan art already.

And for you non-otaku, there are definitions on some of the more niche cards, which is nice.

Anyway, I love this game, and can't wait to bring it to fanime with me to try out with Cousin T. Or maybe I'll find some courage and make a new friend. Ha! :P


  1. This. Is. HILARIOUS. :oP Who thought to make a game of this? Brilliant!

  2. Then, holding the cards face down, count off 10 cards and put them in a pile face up on the table, with only the top card showing. This is the of solitaire

  3. which lead different players to trust he is a cheat, or as he is alluded to in the diversion, he is a "Asuna"


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