Straight From Japan

It is an honor to be the only tabletop games publisher in North America dedicated exclusively to anime tabletop games, and be trusted with their safe passage from Japan to your table – these titles are the pinnacle of Japanese imagination.


Sushi Boat!

Kickstarter backers are receiving their Sushi Boat games now and that means that pre-orders will ship soon! Be one of the first to receive yours by pre-ordering today!

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Japanimaniac, n.

An endearing term for an individual who is passionate about Japanese culture, anime, and tabletop gaming – others tend to describe Japanimaniacs as ‘weird’ or ‘off-putting’...

Little do they know, there are thousands of us! ;)

The Original Japanimaniacs

What do you get when you mix an ex-comic book store owner turned anime convert, a Maid of Many Hats, and a Japanese-to-English translator otherwise known as ‘Babblefish’?

Answer: Team Japanime.

Though from wildly different backgrounds, we all have at least one thing in common – we’re crazy about tabletop gaming.

The fun. The connection with each other. The belonging.

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Our Fan Favorites

Fight sinister forces in Kamigami Battles. Conquer the throne in Heart of Crown. Or become Master of the House in Tanto Cuore.

Meticulous design; rich, authentic imagery; and engaging gameplay are a few of the reasons why Japanimaniacs can’t get enough of these titles.

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Our Road Map

Japanime is constantly working on projects in every phase: Sourcing new titles, designing graphics, translating to other languages, and crowdfunding projects.

Everyone's favorite step in the process is the final step, print production, which gets the game made and shipped to the warehouse.

Keep tabs on your favorite game with the road map and where on the road it travels.

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Ways to Stay Connected

Below are our best community avenues for the budding Japanimaniac.

  • Join Japanime

    Inside, Japanimaniacs are behind-the-scenes on all our ongoing projects (hint: first dibs to influence the games we make), our upcoming releases, and the people behind your favorite games. Also, expect to receive perks you just can’t say no to.

    Become a Japanimaniac 
  • Go Digital

    No Table? No Problem! 

    You can play some of your favorite games right from your computer. Take a look at ‘digitized’ table-top gaming selection.

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Meet Akiko

Oh, hey! Didn’t see you there. I’m Akiko. You may have seen me at the top of this page. Or on a popup. I write a lot, but I’m a little shy, so I only share my thoughts with readers of my newsletter. I hope we can be friends :)

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