Kazei 5 (4e)
The Kazei Five Worldbook is designed to allow a Game Master to create and run a Hero System 4 th Edition campaign using elements common to many near-future cyberpunk anime. In recent years the availability of Japanese animation (i.e. anime) and comics (i.e. manga) has reached an all-time high. Videotapes of many popular shows are available for either sale or rent at most video stores¸ while several comics publishers offer translated editions of a variety of titles. Often the stories presented are quite different from what many people might expect¸ and contain genre conventions radically different from American cartoons or comic books. This book is an attempt to present one aspect of the anime and manga field¸ that of the near future anime-cyberpunk genre. As with the original source material¸ the world presented here is a dark one¸ and presents its subject matter in a serious tone. Although this specific field may not be for everyone¸ elements of this genre can be adapted for use in many other games.