Aoi Sekai No Chuushin DeAoi Sekai No Chuushin De
, also known as The Center of the Blue World
or World War Blue
, is a parody of the Console Wars
between Nintendo and SEGA in their early era, originally created by Anastasia Shestakova with art by Crimson
. The manga has been licensed in the US by Seven Seas Entertainment, and an anime adaptation by 5th Avenue is currently streaming on Cruuchyroll
Anime/Aoi Sekai No Chuushin De contains examples of:
- Amazonian Beauty: Tofai. Interestingly, she's based on Akuma from Street Fighter.
- Bishōnen: Tejirov. Gear doesn't look too bad himself.
- Console Wars: This series is basically this as a Fantasy setting.
- Curtains Match the Window: Gear.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: Whenever Opal uses her Shooting ability, it really seems like as though something else was about shoot from within her...
- Double Entendre: Tejirov's Tetris jokes are just Tetris jokes, right?...right?...guys?....
- During the War
- Expy: Being a parody of the Console Wars, we have characters representing various video game characters or entire video games. The different regions in the land of Consume are also named after video game companies like Ninteldo Empire, Segua Kingdom, Atarika Empire, etc.
- Fingore: Opal gets her nails ripped off from overcharging her Shooting ability.
- Foregone Conclusion: Sega being demoted to a third party developer in the console wars is ancient history by now. Considering that Sega's portrayed in a heroic light...
- Hot Springs Episode
- The Anime only showed Gear and Tejirov in the hot spring; however the Manga included a (separate baths) scene with Nel and Opal as well as the two boys.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: This happens to Tial very early on in the story.
- Massive Multiplayer Crossover: Parodies of Sonic the Hedgehog (Gear and Tial), Phantasy Star II (Nel), Fantasy Zone (Opal), Tetris (Tejirov), Columns (Ramses), The Legend of Zelda (Zelig), Super Mario Bros. (Marcus and Guliji), and so on...
- Ms. Fanservice: Every girl in one way or another.
- Mr. Fanservice: The guys also have their share of fan service.
- Super Speed: Take a wild guess.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Gear, again.