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Japanime Games was hard at work in 2019-2020 laying the foundation for 2021 and beyond. COVID-19 delayed and changed many processes and our release schedule for 2020. To continue keeping the community informed, we here at Japanime Games wanted to give a loose overview of what 2021 and beyond may look like. Each section will contain a brief overview of the game, any important notes related to it, and what its current status related to that time block might be.

Japanime Games has a year of growth in 2020 with the shifting games industry landscape. Beyond just games, we will be looking to grow our interests as we continue to secure new licenses as well as looking to hire new team members. “I was very busy in 2020. Without physical conventions, I had a lot more time to talk contracts. It gave me a lot of time to lay tons of groundwork for growth” Says President Eric Price. “We can’t wait to show you all the games we’ve been working on! 2021 is going to be an exciting year for us!”

Japanime Games was hard at work in 2019-2020 laying the foundation for 2021 and beyond. COVID-19 delayed and changed many processes and our release schedule for 2020. To continue keeping the community informed, we here at Japanime Games wanted to give a loose overview of what 2021 and beyond may look like. Each section will contain a brief overview of the game, any important notes related to it, and what its current status related to that time block might be.

Japanime Games had a year of growth in 2020 with the shifting games industry landscape. Beyond just games, we're looking to grow our interests as we continue to secure new licenses as well as looking to hire new team members. “I was very busy in 2020. Without physical conventions, I had a lot more time to talk contracts. It gave me a lot of time to lay tons of groundwork for growth” Says President Eric Price. “We can’t wait to show you all the games we’ve been working on! 2021 is going to be an exciting year for us!”

Quarter 2 (April - June) 2021

More Big Eyes, Small Mouth


Big Eyes, Small Mouth (BESM) is the RPG system for anime fans.

BESM has an ever-growing line of products, from rulebooks to dice-rolling kits, already available. Releasing soon are 2D Animinis - character standees to give your campaign a more visual aspect, NPC templates and IP tie-ins, with more to come!

Ramen! Ramen!


Ramen! Ramen! is a card game where players are trying to make the best dishes of ramen possible as chefs in the restaurant. Player count (1-4), changes the dynamic of the game, offering engaging and variable replayability.

The more creative your ramen, the better you do!

Ramen! Ramen! now available to order on our webstore!

The Last Brave


A secret role battle royal where as more information revealed about a player, the more dangerous they become. The Last Brave is made by Seiji Kanai of Love Letter fame. Survive and win!

The Last Brave is for 3-7 players is available now!

Testament


Testament is a fully cooperative, hero-driven adventure game for 2-4 players. Characters level up, gain new skills, and acquire equipment as they explore The Ark in hopes to make it to the bottom. There, they battle Testament, the artificial deity, and stop the tide of monsters spilling out! Heavily inspired by JRPGS and MMOs, Testament is the first Japanime Direct title - it can only be purchased through Japanime Games.

Testament is now Available!


Quarter 3 (July - September) 2021

Glitter Hearts


Glitter Hearts is a tabletop RPG drawing inspiration from magical girl anime and makes it even more accessible. There’s a core belief that all of us are truly magical and Glitter Hearts’ focus on LGBTQIA+ inclusive art helps to illustrate these core fundamentals of the game.

Players will take on the roles of everyday people who transform themselves into their most idealized heroic form and fight evil. Glitter Hearts is Powered by the Apocalypse. Everything you need is contained within and focuses on teamwork and friendship at its core.

Glitter Hearts will be available in July.


Japanime Tactics


Japanime Tactics is designed for two players, with teams of up to four characters each from various favorite anime titles. At launch, Japanime Tactics will focus on Granblue Fantasy by Cygames, Inc. and future expansion plans include Black Clover, Sword Art Online and more.

Vibrant acrylic standees and tactical gameplay create a world to battle the teams against one another. The starter pack will include rules for up to a four-player game, but will require a second starter to play more than two players. A two player game takes about 60 minutes.

Japanime Tactics is in development now.

Kamigami Battles: Rise of the Old Ones


Kamigami Battles brings a little insanity to the party to join the six existing pantheons available now. Rise of the Old Ones pits the collection of Lovecraftian-inspired characters together to battle it out to see which Elder God deserves to reign supreme.

Completely compatible with other Kamigami Battles products, Rise of the Old Ones adds Artifact cards, as illustrated by Brian Snoddy, which can drastically change the game.

Last year's Kickstarter campaign ended at more than 340% funded and late pledges are still available!

CHAINsomnia


CHAINsomnia is a fully cooperative, thrilling escape game for 1-4 players that plays in about 60 minutes Players take on the roles of children who, in their dreams, are trapped in a nightmare castle controlled by a powerful Daemon. They will need to work together, exploring the castle by revealing tiles and collecting items to overcome dangerous events and awful bad dreams. If they can do so, they’ll escape and finally awake!

The CHAINsomnia Kickstarter concluded recently and late pledges just opened!

Bananya: The Card Game


Do you know Bananya, the kitty that lives in a banana? Along with Love Live! Sunshine!, we secured the license from Crunchyroll to create this quick-play card game all about collecting these adorable cats! Two to four players are trying to collect a full set of Bananyas before their opponents.

Bananya: The Card Game will be on Kickstarter later this year.

Tokyo Sidekick


Tokyo Sidekick takes deckbuilding, board movement, and cooperative action to a new level. Players build Superhero/Sidekick teams and move around the board representing Tokyo, handling disasters and villains alike. Players use their deck as a resource to power their actions and special moves to defeat their enemies and solve problems. Before long, the Menace arrives and must be dealt with! Tokyo Sidekick is for 2-4 players and is heavily influenced by both Japanese culture and Western comics.

Tokyo Sidekick funded at 170% in last year's Kickstarter and late pledges are available now.

Heiki Strike Alternative


Heiki Strike Alternative is a tactical card game for 2 players. Players are commanders, building squads of Heiki (mysterious beings that suddenly appeared all over the world, appearing to be the spirits of weapons in human form) to confront each other. Choose to play Axis or Allies, use air or sea superiority to take the offense or deplete the other squad’s resources to claim victory. Heiki Strike Alternative is releasing as a joint project between Japanime Games and our sister company, Kamikaze Games.

 


Domina Anthology 2


There’s more Domina coming!

Three new games from Domina (creators of Argoat, Miraris and Pralaya) will come to Kickstarter soon, along with a new Anthology box set containing all three new titles together.

Latria, Margot and a re-designed Night Clan will each be available as individual games as well as in the Anthology, and the campaign will give fans a chance to pick up the original Anthology as well.


The Tree-Lined Avenue


The Tree-Lined Avenue has you taking on the roles of park developers focusing on your own, specific avenues in the park. Players will draft on tiles that affect play order, perform special effects, and lead to new ways to get victory points at the game’s end. The Tree-Lined Avenue plays 2-4 players in around 30 minutes.

Attack on Titan: The Last Stand


It's all come down to this. Titans have broken through Wall Maria and are heading for the supply depot in Trost. If the depot falls, all the resources needed to continue fighting off these monstrous aberrations will be destroyed and all hope for the last remnants of mankind will be lost. It's up to you and your team to fend off and fell the Titans before they can succeed! Are you ready for the last stand?

Play as your favorite Attack on Titan character or as the Titan! Protect your very lives and the castle walls to save the day! Positioning is key! The Titan and the castle walls create a vertical playing surface. Move your character up and down as you see fit to avoid Attacks, or tactically position yourself to land a devastating blow on the Titan. Your goal is to weaken the Titan so that it's susceptible to a kill shot. But watch out! The Titan has lots of tricks waiting for you.


Tokyo Ghoul


Tokyo Ghoul is a secret role game with movement, suspense, and secondary objectives! We're thrilled to work with Don’t Panic Games to bring Tokyo Ghoul to our fans.

Each player (3-8) is either a Human, Ghoul, or Dove. Each group has a unified goal (kill the Ghouls, kill the Agent and more). Each player also has their own secondary objective that can secretly nab the win. A great group/party game for anime fans, it plays in 30-60 minutes so you can play several times in a session!

Tokyo Ghoul has already been produced and will be shipped to our warehouse soon, and made available for pre-order!

Quarter 4 (October - December) 2021

Love Live! Sunshine!


Japanime Games is excited to work with Brett Finnell (Love Battle! High School) once again to bring another game to life. Help the girls of Aquors as they work together to become the best Pop Idols! Given Brett’s previous games, we know that he will do this Crunchyroll license justice and stick true to the theme and we’re excited to develop this game with him, in addition to some other surprises!

Sushi Boat


Sushi Boat is a worker-placement style game with a high-quality wooden board and molded dishes. Gameplay revolves around different sushi traveling along the conveyor belt around the board. Players place their workers to try and collect various plates for scoring. Don’t wait too long in grabbing your dishes or they might slide right off the belt into the trash! You’ll employ a variety of tactics in how you choose what actions to take, what cards to play, and when. Gain the best collection of dishes consumed to win!

Sushi Boat is for 2-5 players and plays in around 60 minutes with tons of replayability and will arrive on Kickstarter in a few months.


Momiji

Japanime Games is excited to announce our partnership with Deer Games to publish Momiji, a game in which 1-4 players attempt to fulfil their objectives by collecting the most valuable autumn leaves of Japan’s famous Imperial Garden while making the most of their landscape abilities.

 

During their turn players play leaf cards alongside special “landscape power” cards to create unique panoramas, earning acorn tokens and completing objectives to win victory points!


Core Connection 2


Core Connection, affectionately named “mech-builder” rather than deck-builder, uses a mecha theme combined with unique deck-building mechanics. And its sequel is on the way! Core Connection 2 builds upon mecha anime tropes and delivers in a big way. Attach components to your mech, battle it out with alien creatures, and race to acquire the most victory points in the form of Energy. Core Connection 2 adds even more to the universe of Core Connection with new mechs, more pilots, and more for 2-4 players

The Kickstarter campaign should arrive in late 2021.

2022 and beyond!

Tanto Cuore 6


Japanime Games is in the initial design stages of the next Tanto Cuore offering right now, with the working title of The Haunted Manor. The new edition of the game is being worked on by our friend, designer, AND professional Ghost Hunter, Ross Allison. Ross will be working alongside the original designer for the game, Masayuki Kudo, and bringing a spooky new feel to the game. The Haunted Manor will feature ghostly servants and live ones too, with a whole new twist to the Tanto Cuore franchise!

Motto! Tanto


Motto! Tanto was originally published by our partners at Arclight Games years ago, and we are bringing this fun new twist on the game to the rest of the world! In the Motto! Tanto deck building card game, you will play with the maids you know and love in a new way! Choose one of the unique High Class Maids to take responsibility for your staff as they race to prepare for the biggest outdoor party of the year! Choose carefully: Without the right guidance, your maids can’t complete Food, Decoration, or Cleaning Preparations.

Motto! Tanto Cuore can be played alone OR you can add in cards from other sets as well!

Blade Rondo


One of the titles fans request the most is finally on the way!

Blade Rondo from Domina Games is a collection of five different 1-2 player quick-play games. Gameplay is unique in how decks are constructed via a selection of 7 from 15 cards with differing deck card counts. Additionally, solo play adds 20 cards specifically to play alone. And of course, as all Domina games do, this collection features breathtakingly beautiful art!

Black Clover: Star Festival


We are so excited to work on Black Clover for multiple reasons. This will be our second title in cooperation with Lynvander Studios (Cowboy Bebop: Boardgame Boogie, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Evil Dead 2 and the upcoming Star Trek: Alliance) after Japanime Tactics. A hidden information, asymetric worker placement game centered around the Star Festival, players will be collecting Stars (victory points) to come out in the lead!