In Atarashi Games' Panty Explosion ($20) players take on the roles of psychic Japanese schoolgirls and battle nightmarish demons, ghosts, government agents and even each other. Like the typical 'magical girl' manga or anime, Panty Explosion mixes the mundane and the macabre, the petty trials and tribulations of high school life and the life or death struggle against supernatural monsters. The rules encourage teamwork and creativity while focusing on friendship and storytelling. Anime and manga fans with an interest in immersive role-playing will be able to bring the experiences they have gained watching and reading their favorite magical girl sagas to this game.
Atarashi's second game, which has just been released, is Classroom Death Match ($20), a clever reworking of the
As you might expect from a company that is as plugged into the major trends in the world of anime and manga as is Atarashi Games, its next release will be a yaoi RPG.