The Department of Nerdly Affairs
The Department of Nerdly Affairs
DNA Podcast 129 - Anime Tabletop Roleplaying
The Coolest Anime RPG Cover of all time! Courtesy of comics artist Ben Dunn.

In this episode, Don and Rob sit down to talk about tabletop roleplaying’s relationship with anime and manga, and the many successful and failed attempts to simulate anime style adventures through RPGs. Along the way, the duo discuss Rob’s four types of anime RPGs, how anime and RPGs have both evolved over time, and the enduring question of whether BattleTech is actually an anime-style game. All this, and more references to Mayfair’s DC Heroes RPG than you can shake a 5 AP stick at, is waiting for you in this episode of The Department of Nerdly Affairs.

Closing Music:
Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt

Things Discussed:

Bubblegum Crisis RPG
Weird War Comics
Dragonball Z
Prefectural Earth Defense Force
Ashita no Joe (Tomorrow’s Joe)
Mekton RPG
Cyberpunk RPG
Teenagers from Outer Space
Urusei Yatsura
DC Heroes RPG (Mayfair)
Tenra Bansho Zero
Galaxy High Cartoon
Robotech RPG
BattleTech Wargame
Armored Trooper Votoms: The Role-Playing Game
Cartoon Action Hour Season 2
Big Eyes Small Mouth (BESM) RPG
Sailor Moon RPG
Champions RPG
Vampire: The Masqurade
Ninja Crusade RPG
Blue Rose RPG
Magical Girl Meg-Chan
Tunnels and Trolls
Quick-Ass Gaming System