Super Heroine Chronicle Is The Biggest Crossover Of Anime Heroines To Date

By Spencer . May 28, 2013 . 12:08am

ifaNamco Bandai is taking the Super Robot Taisen formula and making a similar crossover with anime heroines. Super Heroine Chronicle is a strategy RPG in development for PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 3. The game brings together heroines from ten different anime and manga series. Here’s a list of confirmed series so far from Dengeki PlayStation:

 

Twin Angel
Kyousogiga
Di Gi Charat
Swan Song of the Valkyries: Symphogear
Super Sonico
Higurashi When They Cry
Aria the Scarlet Ammo
Infinite Stratos
The Familiar of Zero
Dream Hunter Rem

 

Characters in Super Heroine Chronicle will have toon rendering so expect cel-shaded graphics. Shinichiro Otsuka (Blue Roses, Eternal Poison), Satoshi Urushihara (Growlanser), and Toru Minazuki (To Heart) are artists for the game.

 

Super Heroine Chronicle plays like a traditional turn based strategy RPG where you move on a map and attack each turn The direction you attack can damage the battlefield and change the terrain. Characters have combination attacks too.

 

It sounds like Super Heroine Chronicle will have an amusing story since the setting takes place in a school in Akihabara that’s underneath a dome.


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  • MrSirFeatherFang

    Geez, the author of Zero no Tsukaima passed away already… I feel too sad to see the name still being used…
    Not sure what to think of the game though…

    • https://www.facebook.com/OperationHotblood?ref=hl HeroOfGames16

      The saddest part is that the guy didn’t even got the chance to finish his stories. I can assume that must be really painful for a writer.

    • http://geekorner.wordpress.com/ Geekorner

      Huh, wow, I didn’t know. That explains why S4 of Zero no Tsukaima took so long to come out… and I guess the ending might have been original.

      • SBKJAZZ

        It happened recently, way after S4 ended.

        • http://geekorner.wordpress.com/ Geekorner

          Yeah, I googled and saw :(

  • Just Tim

    A yandere playable character, via Higurashi?

    I sincerely hope this won’t have date sim elements, given Higurashi’s rep…

    • MellowMadman11

      My vote is for Rena, in case nobody could tell!

  • tubers

    So PJXZ will be localized..

    Wonder if there’s even a chance for this one..

    • Tom_Phoenix

      I wouldn’t count on it. PXZ benefited from the fact that all the licenses belonged to the three companies involved and that at least the Capcom games involved are well-known outside of Japan.

      By comparison, this one doesn’t have that luxury.

  • Zharkiel

    Woah Rem, don’t think the current market would know who she is.

  • sherimae1324

    im sold at super sonico ^_^

  • Matenshi

    That’s some nice artists they got there.

    It better have Lina Inverse.

  • Solomon_Kano

    I read Swan Song of the Valkyries: Symphogear as Swag Song of the Valkyries: Symphogear and I was like whaaaaaa? lol

    • LynxAmali

      Well, Hibiki DOES have a lot of swag.

  • Go2hell66

    Something like queens blade spiral chaos perhaps?

    • http://wiredjungle.wordpress.com/ DrakosAmatras

      Certainly wouldn’t surprise me…

    • Zonic505

      That was pretty much my first thought, considering it’s a SRPG consisting of many females from different animes.

      • Chiupon

        They probably attack by rubbing lotion on each other.

        • ShadowDivz

          Actually they don’t. They use spears and swords and guns and other stuff. Just because it has fanservice don’t assume it’s a cakewalk.
          I assure you the game is quite challenging.

    • ShadowDivz

      Would be awesome.

  • Saku

    Geeze couldn’t they have picked better series? SRW that don’t have many good series don’t sell well either. Why would they choose these series?

  • Hidayat246

    I am sold in Infinite Stratos
    Charlotte-sama <3

    • PoweredByHentai
      • Hidayat246

        see u picture just remind me with IS episode 8 & 9
        damn ichika -_-

      • ShadowDivz

        When i scrolled down and saw this picture my mom entered the room.
        >_>

        • PoweredByHentai

          Tell her that you were just looking at rabbits on icanhazcheeseburger.

        • Testsubject909

          Well, at least she can rest easy knowing you’re healthy and interesting in the opposite gender (assuming you’re male)

          • Hidayat246

            but charlotte is male LOL
            when first introducing to ichika LOL

          • Hidayat246

            but charlotte is male LOL
            when first introducing to ichika LOL

  • puchinri

    I’m curious if this is supposed to be just a fan-fanservice thing, a pandering-fanservice thing or just yeah. Kind of interesting, but it’s such a awkward list of heroines.

    This would be really badass if it were like the fan-mahou shoujo musou games. I hope someone makes one of those one day, even though it’d be licensing hell. ;u;

    • ShadowDivz

      Queen’s blade is fan service and pretty fun. The combos/attacks are really nice. Im expecting something along the lines minus the whole clothes breaking of course.

      Stil surprised no madoka.

      • puchinri

        I’ve never seen the Queen’s Blade game actually, though I can imagine.

  • Fire.fire.kun

    I’m sold on Higurashi, Super Sonico, and Satoshi Urushihara!

    Now we just need to know what is the story that connects the characters.

  • Kurow Akutenshi

    It’s kinda odd they left out the most obvious classic ones (Cutey Honey, Sakura, Sailor Moon, Slayers) or the obvious modern ones (Madoka, Nanoha, Precure).

    • Zak Ledward

      Madoka has a huge copyright backing it so I think the price may have been too high. Then again, IS, Aria, and Higurashi aren’t exactly cheap titles either <_< There may be plans to bring them in and they just haven't put them up yet

    • http://queensblade.net/index.php/characters/cattleya gulabjamuns

      Yeah, should have just called this “Super Moe Chronicle”.

      I don’t even really care for anything in the list personally, other than maybe Tiffania from Familiar of Zero, lol, but I bet only Louise will be in it.

    • LynxAmali

      According to the rumors that popped up a while ago, Nanoha was in. I think Madoka too. As for Sakura, CLAMP doesn’t seem to like crossover videogames, part of the reason Rayearth hasn’t gotten into a SRW.

      • Mecha Hisui

        We did get Code Geass in SRWZ2 at least. But that’s more a Sunrise production with CLAMP designs, so I don’t know if that counts.

    • Tails the Foxhound

      I don’t understand why there aren’t more crossovers like this. If not between same concept series, why not more like the Shonen Jump games? Why not Shonen Gangan? Soul Eater, Final Fantasy, Fullmetal Alchemist, and Dragon Quest in the same game? Tell me you’re not already sold! Shoot, I’d be down for some Shonen Sunday love too. InuYasha (and the whole Rumiko cabal), Kikaider, Cyborg009, Kekkaishi? Where do I hand over my first born?

      • D H

        Soul Eater, sure; Final Fantasy/DQ of course. FMA? No thanks. Also, slightly annoyed at a mention of Shonen Sunday and no Detective Conan there…

      • Raos

        Sunday vs Magazine for PSP was more or less good but a bit broken with it’s assist system.

        And yes I’d love a Gangan Dissidia or something like that with FMA, Higurashi, Soul Eater, Heroman etc… and even better with more SE IP’s

    • http://twitter.com/ChestnutBowl Chestnut Bowl

      Surely you realize that all the properties you listed are more expensive to obtain. Why waste too much money on something that may not be a success?

      If the game succeeds, I’m sure we’ll see more.

      • MrTyrant

        But you cannot succed if you don’t add better series. Japan respond better to “which character are on it” instead of “how the game is” in my perspective this is how SRW worked out. Of course there are other factors (release date, console, etc) but this is my general perspective

    • WhiteDevil32

      According to some old rumors, these series were supposed to be in the game:
      Devilman Lady
      Re: Cutie Honey
      Bubblegum Crisis
      Tenchi Muyo! (OVA)
      Slayers
      Slayers NEXT
      Akihabara Dennou Gumi
      Silent Mobius
      Scrapped Princess
      Secret of the Lovely Eyepatch – Jubei-chan -
      Counterattack of Siberia Yagyu – Jubei-chan 2 -
      2×2 Shinobuden
      Mahoromatic
      Mahoromatic: Something More Beautiful
      Mai Otome
      Fate/Stay Night
      Strike Witches
      Strike Witches 2
      Sora no Otoshimono
      Sora no Otoshimono Forte
      To Aru Kagaku no Railgun
      Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The MOVIE 1st
      Puella Magi Madoka Magica
      Senki Zessho Symphogear

      http://sag.tank.jp/res/20130128/1359359927/645

      • https://www.facebook.com/OperationHotblood?ref=hl HeroOfGames16

        I had given this game if it had Slayers, Fate/Stay Night — and maybe Tenchi Muyo and Bubblegum Crisis… Don’t know much of these series, but I’ve heard great things about them.

      • ekibyougami

        > Akihabara Dennou Gumi

        *spits out tea* And here I was wishing for more 90′s anime to be in the line up O_O
        inb4 BEWBS

        I guess I’ll also be expecting Magic Knight Ray Earth, Card Captor Sakura and Negima

    • Chiupon

      Those are like A-league heroines (Sakura, Sailor Moon, Madoka, Nanoha). They don’t fit well the rest of the cast, who are from like D-league anime at best.

    • puchinri

      Which makes me wonder who the audience for this and/or why these specific heroines.

  • Prinnydoom

    Whoa whoa whoa back up a sec twin angel. Thats not right is it.

    EDIT: Never mind googled again and came up with a magical girl show that is defiantly a lot less risqué.

  • Zak Ledward

    if Laura is in this from IS then I am gone. SnQ and Maken-ki characters would be nice too :3

    • http://queensblade.net/index.php/characters/cattleya gulabjamuns

      Yes …and Manyuu? That would be very good for whatever market I’m part of.. X3 but I think this is going for a different market…

      • Zak Ledward

        I haven’t watched Manyuu yet but I know who the artist is ;) Would definitely appreciate more of “those kind of” characters in this game; though IDK if everyone else would XD Tomo would be nice though

        • http://queensblade.net/index.php/characters/cattleya gulabjamuns

          Hiraku Kaneko, of course! :D My avatar is by him too, actually. I guess we’re part of the same market? lol

          “Those kinds of characters” Hell, I’d just appreciate any kickass “anime women” to be appreciated more in general. The likes of Motoko Kusanagi, Revy, Faye Valentine, and Fujiko Mine seem like they’ve never even been noticed before when compared to the popularity of moe girls of the past decade, lol.

          • ShadowDivz

            Maybe no wants a girl who can, you know, actually do something.

  • http://queensblade.net/index.php/characters/cattleya gulabjamuns

    So how many other anime heroine crossovers did this have to beat out to be the biggest…? I can only think of Aquapazza, lol.

  • りんごタルト@エスカのアトリエ

    Super Robot Wars, but with girls.

    • Testsubject909

      The only Super Robot Wars I have is the RPG on the DS… and that was filled with girls and bouncy time.

  • Derek E Nay

    Higurashi When They Cry?! Rika is going to bring out the chair again!

  • Duc PC-QB

    “Characters in Super Heroine Chronicle will have toon rendering so expect cel-shaded graphics.”

    Noooooooo I just want 2D moe graphic on my Vita.

  • Phill XVII

    Day 1 Buy. Yeah

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594742092 Robert M Fenner

    Di Gi Charat has become what it was parodying.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    “turn based strategy” like just about half of them turn out to be that. Still this is awesome, Dream come true lol

  • http://ryuz4ki57inenglish.wordpress.com/ Thomas FROEHLICHER

    Aria the Scarlet Ammo? Infinite Stratos? GIVE IT TO ME, NOW!!!!!!! This is huge, I’ve been dreaming for this for ages! Almost had a heart attack btw…

  • sd28

    queens blade spiral chaos v3 ?

  • MrTyrant

    >Satoshi Urushihara

    SOLD ME THERE!

  • MogCakes

    Wonder if we’ll get Charlotte.

  • DemonKingAsura

    Aw, I hope there would be Pretty Cure characters

    • http://twitter.com/ChestnutBowl Chestnut Bowl

      I doubt this is the final list.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      maybe no.. bandai owns the pretty cure since long ago

  • http://twitter.com/ChestnutBowl Chestnut Bowl

    Quite an interesting premise. Really looking forward to seeing how it looks and plays.

  • Detrimont

    I wonder which Higurashi characters they’ll use, probably Rena, as she has the most notable weapon, and maybe if they have villians as well (spoiler) Takano with a gun

  • anarchy_panty

    With a better cast, this could be kind of cool.
    But it’s probably going to be really bad…

  • SprintsMcGee

    Hmmm, this intrigues me. I’ll be keeping my eye on this one

  • Jesse

    You had me at Higurashi and Satoshi Urushihara.

  • TheExile285

    No To Love Ru? The hell?

  • HPN

    Tease us with titles with 0.000% chance of getting localized… =/

    • https://www.facebook.com/OperationHotblood?ref=hl HeroOfGames16

      There’s always the road of importing, my friend. That’s something lots of Super Robot Wars Crossover fans have been doing the past 20 years.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      it maybe small indeed. but not with pure 0% chance

      • kroufonz

        yes it’s not pure 0%, it’s below 0%

  • keicchi ryuu

    I know Vividred Operation has their own game but it wouldnt hurt to put them here as well :)

  • Brandonmkii

    I’m sure more series will get announced later on. If it plays anything like SRW I am SO SOLD.

  • http://www.siliconera.com Jenni

    If that had been “Aria: The Natural” instead, I’d have been in. Love the Aqua/Aria series.

    • katzedan

      Putting the girls from Aria Animation here would be a lot problematic since they aren’t girls who fight enemies.
      They are too innocent for a game with lot of girls with weapons xD

      • http://www.siliconera.com Jenni

        They have oars…. And Akira and Aika are pretty fearsome. XD

  • Kevin Schwarz

    This yells for destructible armor/clothing. Please let it be! ;)

  • Jesse

    It seems the characters that will be in it are on here: http://blog.hokanko-alt.com/archives/28566216.html

    And yes, it seems Rena is Higurashi’s representative in this game.. =D

  • Tincho D

    >Di Gi Charat
    >Higurashi When They Cry
    Uh oh

    • Testsubject909

      Hehehehe

  • Aristides

    I know none of those animes 0-0

  • http://youtube.com/user/Chubunater Chubunato

    Bring on the Cutie Honey!

    • Testsubject909

      Seconded. Hell, she can represent all the magical girls by herself considering how she’s the originator of the magical girl trope.

      • http://queensblade.net/index.php/characters/cattleya gulabjamuns

        She wasn’t the first magical girl actually, she was just the first magical girl to be created for boys.

  • DyLaN

    I can beat Aria up with Houki from IS!? DO WANT!

  • https://twitter.com/Ni_Go_Zero_Ichi Project 2501

    Oh boy, it’s Super Moe-Moe RPG.

  • MrTyrant

    I would say now that the cast is veeeery weak. I trust SRW team because they do amazing crossover RPG but still most of those series aren’t that amazing (with few exceptions) I think they need to add better series. I want Nanoha.

  • Exkaiser

    So, what, Higurashi will be the Fafner of the game?

    …Urushihara? Maybe he’ll do an original. That’d be cool.

    • MrTyrant

      I want to dream and think that he can also do originals for SRW.

  • Gyro Zeppeli

    I expected Mahou Shoujo Taisen, with Precures and Nanoha and Sailor
    Moon, and the usual crossover story shenanigans I’ve come to expect from
    SRW. Instead I got Infinite Stratos and Rie Kugimiya. Thanks Obama.

  • Prinny Dood

    Wow vita just coming out with rpgs left and right wich is good cause some of them just might be coming over here

  • http://www.youtube.com/Lyonharvestmoonfan Eduardo Rocha

    If only this was going to come out in America… I’ll have to import it even if I don’t know japanese

  • http://www.youtube.com/Lyonharvestmoonfan Eduardo Rocha

    If only this was going to come out in America… I’ll have to import it even if I don’t know japanese

  • GameTaco

    …Is it wrong that the heroine I most want to see here is Dokuro-chan? I know, she kinda-technically already had a playable role in Z.H.P., but… Please?

  • Brandonmkii

    Original characters confirmed!

    Claude (CV: Hiro Shimono) – Designed by Shinichirou Ootsuka. A mysterious boy who lost his memory and whose faintheartedness makes him unfit for battle.
    Noel Kazamatsuri (CV: Rina Satou) – Designed by Satoshi Urushihara. A lively girl and sophomore at the St. Mont Blanc Academy who fights with magic.
    Meru Ransheru (CV: Hisako Kanemoto) – Designed by Tooru Minazuki. Noel’s childhood friend who has a completely opposite personality. She is a sophomore at St. Mont Blanc Academy.

    • z_merquise

      I look forward in seeing the character designed by Satoshi Urushihara. I really love his artwork in Growlanser.

  • kroufonz

    wow didn’t see this one coming. nice surprise, looks like the franchise chosen are from different publisher. which is nice for character roster.

    current list already have 3 kugimiya rie chara:P

  • Will John

    They should put Yuno in

    • Jesse

      Yuno Gasai? Yes please.

  • https://twitter.com/A_Beast_of_Prey Equinox K

    The only two series I recognize on the list is Di Gi Charat and When They Cry. This is probably going to go right over the rest of my head if I don’t see some more familiar series soon.

  • fireemblembeast

    Shakugan no Shana?!!! Railgun!?? ….SHANA!!!???!!!
    Oh, well. I like the other choices, just wish they had more…

  • Vash bane

    never thought I would see the day…IS would be included in a game nice

  • Testsubject909

    *twitches*

    …. Great Scott…

    This… had BETTER get localized…

    Okay even if it doesn’t I’ll import it, even if it’s text heavy and I can’t understand crap.

    Just… the concept alone excites me! … Not in that way, get your heads out of the gutter.

  • Warboss Aohd

    why da zog would ya want Louise from Familiar of Zero in dis? she woz a terrible character.

  • Bero

    I want a Jam project song.

  • Istillduno

    It’s a shame it’s just heroines really, I mean I know most of the series there (except a couple) have pretty forgettable main characters but still…

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