-> ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion The Technocracy is STILL trying to cover up the 'Tokyo-3' disaster.]]''
--> --The second sentence of the third paragraph of the first chapter

''Senshi: The Merchandising'' is a parody fan-game for the TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness written by John Biles. It can be read in its entirety at [[http://www.maison-otaku.net/~rhea/senshi.html the author's website]], along with its two supplements, ''[[http://www.maison-otaku.net/~rhea/SW.html Cliquebook: Sailor Warriors]]'' and ''[[http://www.maison-otaku.net/~rhea/Arcadia.html Cliquebook: Magical Knights of Arcadia]]''.

The plot of the game is that, due to the interaction of ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension'''s Consensus reality, and the imagination of young anime fans, various 90's anime have become real. Children and teenagers who would have otherwise become mages, instead become {{Expy}}s of their favorite anime characters, like the [[Franchise/SailorMoon Sailor Scouts]] and the [[Manga/MagicKnightRayearth Magic Knights]]. [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity (and much bloodshed) ensues]].

''Dark World -- Moon Light'' was a chronicle set in this game run by GM Chris Angelini, the stories of which have been transcribed and presented as a fictional anime at [[http://cangelin.mnsi.net/intro.html its associated website.]]

!!Tropes used in Senshi: The Merchandising include:

* {{Angst}}: Given that the PC's are teenagers, this is required. But not as bad as the angst of the Wraiths, obviously.
* MacGuffin: The Silver Crystal, lampshaded.
* InTheNameOfTheMoon: Monologuing is a skill.
* OcularGushers: Crybaby is a merit and a talent.
* SailorEarth: Your player characters, obviously. "Sailor Oort Cloud" is a potential character.
* {{Parody}}: Oh yeah. Lampshaded.
* {{Splat}}: The Cliquebooks.
* TakeThat: Several. For example, past Youma traps have included:
*** Boutiques with Life-Sapping jewelry.
*** Tennis Lessons.
*** Working for Microsoft.
* TransformationSequence
* TransformationIsAFreeAction: But only if you take the Instant Transformation merit. Otherwise, once you begin transforming, any foe who wants to attack you must make a willpower check at a difficulty of 10, or just stand there and stare at you, probably because you briefly become naked during this process.