Arcade Gamer Fubuki
Arcade Gamer Fubuki (アーケードゲーマーふぶき Ākēdogēmā Fubuki?) is a manga series by Mine Yoshizaki, adapted into a 2002 anime series produced by SHAFT, Bandai, and the Arcade Gamer Fubuki Committee. It was released directly on video. The first episode aired on television prior to the release of the first video. The series was licensed in English by Central Park Media, distributed under the U.S. Manga Corps label.
The series stars Fubuki Sakuragasaki, a gamer whose panties, "passion panties," give her special gaming powers. She has a winged magical girl form, and she has a sword while in this form. The series has homages to Pac-Man, Virtua Fighter, and other games.
Jonathan Clements and Helen McCarthy, authors of The Anime Encyclopedia, Revised & Expanded Edition: A Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917, stated that the series begins as a gag anime but becomes "a preachy family fable too long-winded to sustain its jokes". Clements and McCarthy write that the series "inherits the mantle of Game Center Arashi".
- Fubuki Sakuragasaki (桜ヶ咲 ふぶき Sakuragasaki Fubuki) - Sakura Nogawa (Japanese)
- Hanako Kokubunji (国分寺 花子 Kokubunji Hanako) - Kaori Shimizu (Japanese)
- Chizuru Jumonji (十文字 ちづる Jūmonji Chizuru) - Yū Asakawa (Japanese)
- Sanpeita (三平太)
- Clements, Jonathan and Helen McCarthy. The Anime Encyclopedia, Revised & Expanded Edition: A Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917. Stone Bridge Press, November 6, 2012. ISBN 1611725151, 9781611725155. page unstated (Google Books PT 58)