Are there any folks who RP as the characters based around the many titles in the anime medium? That is to say, playing as established characters within their worlds / settings, but in an alternate take (or AU as I've seen it called?
I realize this is a fast-dwindling niche in both RPing and fanbase. Seems most folks, once they 'get a life' (that is, get out of college), also get out of this hobby. Unfortunately most titles in the medium that get popular due to Internet buzz are aimed squarely at children and young teens. To be fair, those are the target demos for 90% of what's out there.....the rest is 'hentai'..which we won't concern ourselves with here, or very slow-paced material (ie: Bartender, Working, etc). Anything put out by Studio Ghibli is universally loved by all ages it seems, but their stuff is in a class all to itself.
I barely watch anything new. Other than one series that started last year, all the rest I enjoy are from the mid 2000s on backwards.....lots of older and 'classic' titles, and I stay far away from 'mainstream' stuff (Naruto, Bleach, et al), and anything that's purely hyped up by Internet buzz.
None of these work in the adult RP context either, what with how they blatantly design the characters to look younger than their age (they don't draw body hair even on characters in their early 20s, 99% of the time)..
But that's enough explaining why I put this here. I want to see who is at all even remotely interested without putting up an exhaustive list of what I like. I'll just say what I don't like or what I won't do for various reasons which I'll put forth.
-- Sci-fi Fantasy
(Never was into anything sci-fi, unless there's something going co-currently with it that I really enjoy. Examples: Escaflowne, while having a mechs in it, are thrown into a medieval-style setting. / Utawarerumono: Whilst a Post-apoc undertone as told by the backstory towards the end of the series, the setting is akin to an old East-Asian theme.)
(too doggone long, too many characters, the series and premise is pretty much 'yesterdays fad')
I may later put a list up in spoiler tags, but I want to see if there's even any interest. If not, I guess I'll have to let this all go.
Anyhoo, I have no plots in mind
. Is this a strike against me? I hope not. I do better with canon RP when I'm allowed to think on my feet with another interested person, rather than coming up with something predefined....unless we agree to set up a basic idea first. I enjoy
lots of the innocent sort of romance.....snuggling, kisses, you know how it goes.
Here's a list of every last single title I have seen and know.
~Dragon Ball~ (ep 1-13 )
~Samurai Pizza Cats
~DBZ~ (ep 1-53 )
~Ranma 1/2~ (First 3 Seasons, OAV series and movies)
~The Slayers~ (Original / NEXT / TRY / Revolution / Evolution R / Movies + OAVs)
~Pokemon~ (TV Series, Kanto / Orange Islands eps Only), + first 4 Movies
~Tenchi Muyo~ (Movies only)
~Digimon~ (Seasons 1 and 2 only)
~Fushigi Yuugi: The Mysterious Play~
~Mobile Suit: Gundam Wing~
~Rurouni Kenshin OAV~ (Trust & Betrayal)
~Neon Genesis Evangelion~ (TV Series)
~Yu-Gi-Oh!~ (TV Series, and Movie)
~Rurouni Kenshin~ (TV Series, First 2 arcs only, ep 1-63)
~Cardcaptor Sakura~ (Started in '01, but didn't get to complete fully until Spring 2004)
~Oh! My Goddess~ (OAVs and Movie)
~Record of Lodoss War~ (OAVs only)
~Love Hina~ TV, Christmas & Spring Specials, and Again (OAVs)
~I, My, Me! Strawberry Eggs~
~Inuyasha~ (Movies only)
~Ai Yori Aoshi, and AYA: ~Enishi~
~Onegai Teacher (Please Teacher)~
~Angel Sanctuary~ (OAV only)
~Revolutionary Girl Utena~ (ep 1-13 only)
~Ys: Books 1 and 2~
~Ys II: Castle in the Heavens~
~His & Her Circumstances (KareKano)~
~Ayashi no Ceres - Ceres: Celestial Legend~
~Hanaukyo Maid Team ~ La Verite~
~Magic Knights Rayearth~ (TV)
~Here Is Greenwood~
~Naruto (Original series)~ (First 135 eps only)
~Ah My Goddess~ (TV Series, both seasons)
~The Twelve Kingdoms~
~Escaflowne, The Vision Of~ (TV)
~Negima!: Magister Negi Magi~ (First Series Only)
~Rumbling Hearts (Kimi ga Nozomu Eien)~
~To Heart~ (1999 Series only)
~The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya~ (2006 TV Series only)
~Saiunkoku Monogatari (The Story of Saiunkoku~
~Ouran High School Host Club~
~BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad~
~Romeo x Juliet~
~AIR TV + Movie~
~Kanon (2006 Version)~
~Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle~ (+ OAVs and movie)
~The Girl Who Leapt Through Time~
~Spice & Wolf~
~Kyo Kara Maoh!: God(?), Save Our King!~ (S1 only)
~Eden of the East~ (+ both movies)/b]
~Clannad + Clannad: After Story~ (+ movie)
~Moribito: Guardian of the Spirits~
The obligatory works from Studio Ghibli
~Nausicaa of The Valley of The Wind~
~Castle in the Sky~
~Grave of the Fireflies~
~My Neighbor Totoro~
~Kiki's Delivery Service~
~Whisper of the Heart~
~My Neighbors the Yamadas~
~The Cat Returns~
~Howl's Moving Castle~
Looking forwards to hearing from those who still mill about here, or are just incoming and awaiting approvals.
Thanks for your time.