A virus called Renegade has been released onto mankind, mutating human beings from the inside and granting them incredible powers that break the laws of nature. However, this power comes at the price of one's own humanity, and many have succumbed to the virus and gone on a rampage. There is a group of people who stand between the human and superhuman, and both man and monster refer to them as Double Crossers. The world is very similar to our world: people work hard, go about their daily lives, and spend time with their loved ones. The Renegade Virus and its power to turn people into superhuman "Overed" is kept secret from the world. With power, comes a price, and for Overed, that price is their humanity. When an Overed uses his powers, he runs the risk of losing control and will eventually cease to be human. As Overed who know the truth, your characters would sacrifice their sanity to fight to protect the world. In a city that has become one giant laboratory, the Renegade is studied actively and knowledge of it flows far more freely. A vast majority of the population at least have the potential to become Overed, their Renegade is simply dormant. Your friend may also be Overed, or they may be ordinary, but in the microcosm of this city, you don't have to keep everything secret. The UGN has a number of research and training facilities mixed into the landscape, and many of them double as actual schools, offering classes on controlling the Renegade and developing one's powers alongside Math and Language Arts. For adults, there are many opportunities for cutting-edge research, or ordinary employment. The law-enforcement is handled in a few ways. There is a normal police force, as well as a well-trained unit equipped to deal with Overed, should the situation call for it. The large student population also has their own volunteer public morals committee who often cooperate with more conventional forces. Your characters would be Overed living and working in this city, enjoying their daily lives, but often called upon to investigate unusual occurrences where the Renegade is likely at work, or perhaps stumbling over the darker underbelly of a city full of technology 10-20 years ahead of the rest of the world, and dedicated to research on all manner of topics, notably the Renegade Virus itself. I will provide some events from time to time which would need to be investigated and lead to conflict, although I encourage simple rivalries and creating your own scenarios. For the most part, anything I do will be organized in an episodic fashion, rather than necessarily driving an overall long-term plot. As the title suggests, this all has a heavy anime influence. The game it's based on, Double Cross, is Japanese to begin with. I'm also going to be cribbing pretty liberally in terms of setting from things like A Certain Scientific Railgun, and probably some other series with similar themes of superhuman people in a more or elss modern setting, and whatever else seems interesting at the time. If we're not opposed to dice, I could even try running things play-by-post using the system, which isn't the best for such a format due to a few things on how dice are rolled, and characters getting potentially involved with powers. I do, however, feel that dice mechanics in general are an excellent thing because they allow for something arbitrary to inform conflict resolution (particularly between player characters, or between them and major NPCs). I also think that some underlying system avoids anything necessarily being "overpowered." I'd be happy to hear opinions of this, especially the trying to use tabletop game rules with dice. But, if there's room for yet another supers game, hopefully this one will fit well. Major things to bear in mind are that this isn't some "emergent supers" thing, it's well known. There's also little expectation to take on a costumed alter-ego.