Hmm... Okay so I guess this is where this goes. :)
I am an old school GM. I've run dozens of games both online and off. Play By Email, Play by Post, Play by Chat, In Person, even a bit of LARP. (back in College. ;) ) So while I know what I'm up to every forum is different and every community is different. So I come to you guys to see if you're interested in a new game.
Since this IS Anime Vine I figure I'll suggest my most "Anime Esque" worlds. All games would use the BESM 2nd edition rules. Though since those rules are already Anime based and very loose I don't think they'll impact your enjoyment overly much. (Hell comedic violence is a regular thing in my games and just like in Anime causes no real harm.) Also I'd want to use an online dice-roller to have the few dice rolls required emailed to me to prevent any appearance of cheating. (Since you guys wouldn't do that!)
So with those caveats out of the way here are my gaming worlds for you to choose from (BTW Yes, if there's interest I can run multiple):
1. The Merge
This world is set-up on the premise of the Modern world being violently merged with a swords and sorcery world like Slayers. In fact the first few runs I had of this game it literally was the Slayers universe slammed into ours so my spell casters were casting Dragon Slaves and Fireballs like they were party favors. That kind of comedic over the top magic is okay, so is a darker more gritty feel depending on what the players would prefer.
There are three time periods to choose from in the Merge setting:
a. The Ten Years of Chaos
The merge violently tears apart the veil between two very different universes causing chaos and destruction on a global scale unheard of outside of the wars between gods! For those poor souls on these two worlds it is a living nightmare to find a way to survive. The very landscape itself can change from one minute to the next. Entire continents are destroyed, and cities are torn asunder. Merely getting from one's house to work could be a life and death adventure!
Games set in this time frame start mere moments before The Merge. Players will live first hand the horror that is the Merge. This is a good setting for those who enjoy disaster films and horror survival stories. There is also a very real chance to write your character into the budding history of this setting as I have run ZERO games in this time frame. Yes, I am writing this system up into an actual product (I run Nebulous Creations on Drive Thru RPG and RPG NOW) so if you wanted you could actually affect this game setting. (Payment would be negotiated of course.)
b. The 100 Years of Adventure
This is the "Default" setting of the Merge. The ten years of Chaos have died down and the children of Chaos have disapeared from the world. The grand destruction and chaotic energy of the Merge have died away to be replaced by the age of adventure! Kingdoms have risen but many more lie in ruins. Brave adventurers explore the ruins of the past for glory and riches. Others vie for power in the grand halls or carve out new places for people to settle. It is an age of expansion and exploration. New discoveries and inventions occur with a regular basis as the modern world adjusts to the reality of Magic.
Games set in this time frame are very Steam Punky and fit the Slayers model well. These games don't have to be your standard treasure hunts or deamon slay, they are also tales of pioneers, soldiers at war, and even police and captains of industry! Many a tale has been told in this setting, care to add yours?
c. The Shadow Falls
After 100 years of relative peace, the shadows of Choas once again fall upon the world. Every kind of future vision fails as the future becomes shrowded in these chaotic times. Civilization has returned to the world, with grand advancements providing some truly wonderful advents that rival anything the two worlds had created on their own. Will chaos toss this all to the ground in an effort to start again? Where do the Children of Chaos fit into all of this as rumors of their return spread far and wide. Can anyone stop the end from coming, or is it really an end?
Games set in this time frame vary wildly and don't even have to revolve around the grander scope of the time period. The Modern world has returned with a vengance this time powered by magic along with technology. Space travel is a reality. Instant communication a regular thing once again. Many plagues and diseases that once killed millions have all but been destroyed. On the surface this futuristic world is a utopia to play in, but the reality never lives up to the hype. Players in these games can look forward to seeing the cracks in the Facade of a world praised for its perfection. Everything from crime dramas to space odyssees can occur in this crazy world, including your mecha wishes. Under it all there is a ticking clock that few will know about, adding a ting of the Illuminati to the whole world.
2. Centerpoint Station
On old earth it was said all roads lead to Rome. Well in reality all travel leads to Centerpoint Station. The spacestation at the center of the Multi-verse. The size of two solar systems and rumored to be powered by a single potatoe battery, Centerpoint station is a Wacky, dangerous, amazing location at the crossroads of exsistance. You'll see things from every single universe ever imagine all crossing paths on this wacky playground/battlefield.
This is my least used setting mainly because it's so odd and uncontrolable. Not that I mind. :)
3. Gozer's University
"In the Multiverse the premere center for learning and enlightment is Illuminati University. Everyone else goes to Gozer's University." - The Chairman, IOU.
"IOU Sucks." -Gozer the Carpathian, Chairman GU.
The multiverse is host to a myriad of different kinds of beings from all kinds of places. Eventually many of them find a way to move out of their limited four-dimensional homes and into the multi-verse itself. Those that don't destroy themselves instantly eventually realize they need a hand. Be it on how to control the natives or run a cult, to simply running a multi-dimensional coffee shop. (Where do you think Starbucks came from?) This inevitably leads these beings to seek out a home of higher learning. And when it comes to institutions of higher learning in the Multiverse you really only have two choices, IOU and GU.
As I am the owner and Chairman of GU guess which one your characters are heading to? :)
Games set at GU are very much a "College Anime" style game. Compelte with Alien Classmates, crazy teachers, giant explosions, and other randomness that can only occur at a barely controled multiverse setting. See you in class!