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  1. Oh, hello! Welcome to my special kind of hell world. Would you like a cup of tea? Or perhaps some nice music?

    There we are! Make yourself comfy.

    Now...

    ...

    Senpai ABSOLUTELY forbids thee to post without his almighty permission. Those who dare defile this realm shall forever be branded... a monster. And thus, his army will be answering to your demise.

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  2. ANOMALY IN EVERYDAY LIFE!
    INTEREST CHECK (Anomaly) HOORAH


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    "You don't have to live in accordance with the standards of this world. You don't have to "fit in". As long as you know what is right and what is wrong, the path you take is yours alone."

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    In this world exists a biased belief wherein individuals judge each other by their appearance, race, background and actions. However, we humans are just too insensitive and condemnatory about these things to the point where we just cement facts according to the rumors of the majority and close the case without delving deeper or taking notice of what truly mattered. Indeed, the society we live in today has standards wherein a collective's judgement dictates what is "normal" and what is "abnormal".

    It's simple, really. Those who are seen as popular, smart, successful, wealthy and with power are held in high regard by the norm. They are whom we could call "elites". On the other hand, those who are seen as failures; such as delinquents, the unintelligent, the anti-social and basically anything considered an anomaly by the norm, are often treated as the leftovers of society. These people are usually known as the "outcasts". Kicked out of what is considered normal, the outcasts are often picked on and treated with disdain. Disconnecting from the people who shunned them including their families, they isolated themselves from society. And thus, violent groups such as gangs rose.

    Here; in an expansive and bustling city at Kyoto prefecture known as the Kizugawa Ward, daily life is treated exactly as I, the narrator, have expounded it. Delinquents and other lawless elements roam here and there, often partaking in minor criminal activities and instilling fear onto the hearts of the aristocrats as well as the innocents with their violent and immoral conduct. Some even banded together, as street gangs, sharing the same goal. That "goal" varies from different driving elements/motivations such as revenge, survival, dominance and the like.

    Our main cast however, is different. While they are treated as outcasts and can be considered street gangs due to their nature and background, there is something that deviates them from the rest.

    They want to be loved. They want someone who would treat them as equals. They want someone who can call their "friend".

    THEY DON'T WANT TO BE ALONE.

    Something as silly and down-to-earth as that is this particular "street" gang's primary motivation for existing. They are a gathering of individuals shunned by society. Some of them dislike their families and became runaways. One thing is for certain in this tight-knit ragtag bunch: What they lack in strength, they make up for it with an unbreakable bond for each other.

    That is the premise of this Roleplay.




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    GM: Grand Master @Shounen Senpai (And it's my VERY FIRST created RP! :D Hurray!)

    CO-GM: @ScarletNova (This RP is based off her previous RP entitled "Gang Members Have Lives Too!" so you guys should be giving her praise for making this RP possible!)

    HIRING MORE CO-GMs?: Not at the moment.

    GENRE: Modern, Slice-of-Life, Action, Romance, Drama, Violence

    TYPE: Group Roleplay

    POSTING LEVEL EXPECTATION: Adept

    POSTING RATE EXPECTATION: 2 or more per week (depending on your interactions)


    CHARACTER CREATION LIMIT: 2 per participant



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    Follow all standard Iwaku rules, first and foremost.

    IC-WISE:

    1) Participants shall post ONLY their completed Character Sheets in this thread. The actual OOC discussions will be held via private group chat.

    2) Please follow the format stated below when creating your post in the IC thread. The format is located in the "Character Sheet and Post Format" tab.

    3) There is no post-rotation in this RP. If your character gets interacted with by another character, feel free to reply as soon as you are able! You don't want to keep them waiting, do you?

    4) NO Godmodding or Metagaming. No Gary Stu's or Mary Sue's (meaning your character is perfect and unbeatable). Make sure that the character will fit the realistic nature of the RP.

    5) ABSOLUTELY NO ONE-LINERS! I worked hard to make this a quality roleplay. So, I'm expecting at least a detailed paragraph or more from you guys. Also, try to avoid grammar mistakes as much as possible.

    6) Smut or anything that goes on the nature of Libertine is strictly forbidden in the IC thread. Romance is encouraged, blatant sexual content is discouraged. As is stated already, follow all standard Iwaku rules.

    7) Only a maximum of 2 major characters can be created by each participant. However, you may create NPCs that will serve as minor/supporting characters.

    OOC-WISE:

    1) THIS RP WILL BE A LONG, LONG RIDE DEPENDING ON THE ACTIVITY OF THE PLAYERS AND THE GM. As much as possible, I would like this RP to last for a long time, or at least until the end of the "story". Join the roleplay ONLY if you feel lke you can stay for a long time. Of course, circumstances will happen in which you will be forced to leave the RP. Check Rule #2 regarding this.

    2) PLEASE INFORM THE GM IF YOU ARE TO CONCLUDE YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE ROLEPLAY. This is the most important rule, in my case. I don't want a character vital to the story to just disappear without warning. It's one of the big things that will screw up the roleplay, apart from other factors. I understand that we're all eventually going to be busy. If you feel like you're busy or if you have your reasons to leave or if you have lost interest in the roleplay, please tell me.

    If it's a temporary leave, for the time being your character(s) will either be:

    Option 1: Personally controlled by me for the time being

    Note: I can't assure the safety of your characters if I decide to control them when you make a temporary leave at the time the roleplay goes "south" (and by south I mean where the chapter's plot reaches its climax and the cast is in the middle of war).

    Option 2: Given to other interested roleplayers for the time being

    Feel free to communicate and plan with whoever gets to control your characters on how they can temporarily keep your character alive in the roleplay while you are away.

    If you feel unsatisfied with the two options, there is Option 3, which I believe is the best option for you to go out with a bang.

    Option 3: Your characters can make a farewell post.

    Your farewell post may vary from your character(s) leaving the area/moving to another part of the country/moving to another country due to personal reasons.

    If it's a permanent leave (as in you won't return in the RP because reasons), Option 3 is the best way to go. If the RP does go south by the time you make your leave, you may also make a Heroic Sacrifice (for example, buying enough time for the rest of the gang to make their escape or taking the bullet to protect someone).

    3) While drama is encouraged in-character, I shall refrain drama of any kind happening in the OOC discussion.

    4) This goes without saying but... Respect your fellow roleplayers as well as the characters they've created.

    5) Enjoy the roleplay to the fullest. Have fun!

    Information Thread

    Please note that only participant roleplayers are allowed to make a post here. People who want to join will have to wait until slots are open. Thanks for understanding!

    Participant Slots: 15/15 (Full!)

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    Interest Check | Character Sheet/Information | Out-of-Character/Plot Discussion (coming soon!) | In-Character (coming soon!)


    Welcome, fellow entrant!

    This is the Character Sheet and Information thread regarding the Modern Anime-Style Roleplay: Anomaly in Everyday Life. Only Character Sheets created by the participants are to be posted in this thread, for the sake of organization and convenience. Please read everything that is written here for you to have a clear understanding of the roleplay. Also, take note that everything written here is not permanent and is subject to change as the story progresses.

    As for the Out-of-Character discussions, plot-making and what-not, the link is above.

    If you have any more questions apart from what is written in this post or have any suggestions for improving the roleplay, hesitate no more and PM me!


    Status:
    Interest Check Thread (June 3, 2016)
    Character Sheet/Information Thread (June 20, 2016)
    Out-of-Character/Plot Discussion Thread (not yet created)
    In-Character Thread (not yet created)


    Open/Closed Signups?: Closed for now.

    • Game Master: Shounen Senpai
      Co-GM: ScarletNova
      Genre: Modern, Slice-of-Life, Action, Romance, Drama, Violence
      Type: Group Roleplay
      Posting Level Expectation: Adept*
      Posting Rate Expectation: 2 or more per week**
      Character Creation Limit: 2 per entrant***

      * Please refer to this guide for "Posting Expectation" levels.
      ** This rule isn't particularly nor completely enforced. As long as you have interactions, you can reply. I prefer the "not too fast, but not too slow" pacing when it comes to replies.

      *** If you are to make a second character, they will be marked as a "Major character" and thus, will have a huge participation in the RP as the story unfolds. I personally think that creating just one character is sufficient, as too many characters may cause confusion among interactions of different people.

      Disclaimer: The pictures/artworks portrayed in this thread aren't mine. They belong to their respective owners. Just wanted to put that out here.

    • List of Confirmed Participants:

      1) Shounen Senpai (GM)
      2) ScarletNova (Co-GM)
      3) RedArmyShogun
      4) CandyPrincess
      5) Akashi
      6) Kitsune
      7) RainDash
      8) EmperorsChosen
      9) DANAsaur
      10) xLarius
      11) Miya
      12) QuakeUPSB
      13) ERode
      14) Speziell
      15) Rauzi


      Reserve Slot: Mirai

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      * Anomaly - something that deviates from what is standard, normal or expected.
      * Outcast - A person who has been rejected by society or a social group.
      * Gang - 1) a group of criminals; 2) a group of young people who do illegal things together and who often fights against other gangs; 3) a group of people who are friends and who do things together

      In this world exists a biased belief wherein individuals judge each other by their appearance, race, background and actions. However, we humans are just too insensitive and condemnatory about these things to the point where we just cement facts according to the rumors of the majority and close the case without delving deeper or taking notice of what truly mattered. Indeed, the society we live in today has standards wherein a collective's judgement dictates what is "normal" and what is "abnormal".

      It's simple, really. Those who are seen as popular, smart, successful, wealthy and with power are held in high regard by the norm. They are whom we could call "elites". On the other hand, those who are seen as failures; such as delinquents, the unintelligent, the anti-social, the vagrant and basically anything considered an anomaly by the norm, are often treated as the leftovers of the community. These people are usually known as the "outcasts". They are kicked out of what is considered normal and are usually picked on and treated with disdain. Disconnecting from the people who shunned them including their families, they isolated themselves from the populace. And, as fate would have wanted it, the remnants among these outcasts started to merge and create a society of their own; known as gangs.

      Here; in an expansive and bustling city at Kyoto prefecture known as the Kizugawa Ward, daily life is treated exactly as I, the narrator, have expounded it. Gangs and other lawless elements started to roam around here and there, partaking in minor misconduct and immoral behavior. There are different types and forms of gangs, unified and working towards a certain goal or agenda. That "goal" varies from diverse self-imposed motivations such as revenge, survival, dominance and the like.

      Day-by-day, these gangs are slowly but steadily rising in power. They have become more and more aggressive over the past few years, and their initial misdeeds are progressively becoming worse; turning into serious charges and heinous crimes. The authorities and local police are now starting to take action against these unruly offenders.

      Amidst the "war" of clashing beliefs lies a dormant street gang. They are considered a "gang", but for a completely divergent cause. Yes, they are treated as outcasts and is considered a "street gang" due to their nature and background, but there is something that deviates them from the rest; something which society does not and will never hope to understand.

      They want to be loved. They want someone who would treat them as equals. They want someone who can call their "friend".

      THEY DO NOT LIKE TO BE ALONE.

      Something as silly and down-to-earth as that is this particular group's primary motivation for existing. They are a gathering of individuals thrown away by the general public. Some of them dislike their families and became runaways. One thing is for certain in this tight-knit ragtag bunch: What they lack in strength, they make up for it with an unbreakable bond for each other.



    • Kizugawa Ward


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      Kizugawa Ward, Kyoto Prefecture


      Kizugawa Ward is a city located in southern Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. It is the southernmost city in the prefecture and it is named after the Kizu River, a tributary of the Yodo River, which runs through the city. It has a total estimate population of 162,000.



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      Kizugawa was nominated as one of the most peaceful cities in the entirety of Kyoto prefecture thanks to the regulations implemented and added onto the regular protocol by Nobuo Hojima, the current mayor of Kizugawa Ward and a true pacifist who abhors violence. Said regulations are as follows:

      1) The police can only use firearms in dire situations; please exercise non-lethal judgement on perpetrators.
      2) Smuggling and selling of firearms and other lethal weapons is prohibited.


      Being caught breaking said regulations is a sure-fire way to get a lifetime imprisonment as punishment. For the majority of Nobuo Hojima's term, crime rates were at a bare minimum. The population started increasing as a result, and the city was bustling with businesses such as commercial trading.

      However, peace wasn't meant to last long. Some residents are mulling over the fact that these rules are flawed and can be exploited easily. Over the course of year, the city is slowly losing its title as multiple gangs started growing in numbers. Some are reported to be causing trouble throughout the municipality. As of now, there are about 20 known violent groups (from small-to-middle scale gangs) and a rumored syndicate group hidden within the grounds.

      The Kizugawa Ward Local Police Force had already begun to make their move against these offenders of society, warranting a lifetime arrest to those who use resistance. Usage of firearms is minimal, mostly relying on batons, tazers and other non-lethal instruments and tactics to apprehend unarmed oppositions. And even against armed gangs and would-be escapees, the police could only fire non-lethal shots. This is because even the local police are forced to abide by the rules and not exempt from punishment.

      Districts of Kizugawa Ward:

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      In this fictional setting of Kizugawa, the city is divided into multiple districts: North, West, East, South and Central. (Note that parts such as North-East, North-West, South-East and South-West are surrounded by bodies of water, so access there is a non-issue.)

      Transit trains are used as the primary form of quick transportation throughout the city. Metro Rail Transits (MRT) and Light Rail Transits (LRT) allow people to move from one district to another, as well as leaving the city grounds.
      Kizugawa Central

      Kizugawa Central

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      Central Kizugawa is the city's metropolis and the most-developed district. Majority of people go here everyday, as it is home to many recreational activities and business opportunities.

      Population: 71,000 (estimated)

      Key areas:

      1) Kizugawa Tower
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      The largest tower in the city which serves as the office of the local officials, primarily the Mayor of Kizugawa, Nobuo Hojima.


      2) Kizugawa Police HQ

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      The main headquarters of the local civilian police, housing an estimate of 2000 personnel.


      3) Kizugawa Mall

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      The only shopping mall in the city, it is the most bustling place in Central.


      4) Kizugawa Academy (Central)

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      Central's Kizugawa Academy is the main branch of the institution as a whole, being a massive school and the only school among the branches that most of the "elites" go to. While anyone can attend, the academy tends to have a biased view on students, promoting and encouraging only the exceptional students. Students here usually come from the Eastern and Southern districts as they don't have mini-branches like the Northern and Western have.


      Minor Areas:
      Okkuchizo 4-Star Restaurant, Zanzi's Bar, Kizugawa Amusement Park, Kizugawa Library, Kizugawa Arcade, Kizugawa Medical Hospital, Kizugawa Sports Complex, Gwazi Gym, Benihana Karaoke

      Northern Kizugawa

      Northern Kizugawa

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      Northern Kizugawa is known for the cherry-blossom trees that encompasses throughout the vicinity. It is also regarded as one of the quietest among the five districts.

      Population: 22,000 (estimated)

      Key Areas:

      1) Northern Branch Kizugawa Academy

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      One of the two mini-branches of Kizugawa Academy.


      Minor Areas:

      Northern Kizugawa Police Department (250 personnel)
      Terashima Pastries


      Western Kizugawa

      Western Kizugawa

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      Western Kizugawa is the district that is the most remote from Central. The area focuses more on agricultural and manufacturing businesses, with several farms that produce vegetables.

      Population: 28,000 (estimated)

      Key Areas:

      1) Western Branch Kizugawa Academy

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      One of the two mini-branches of Kizugawa Academy.


      2) Kizugawa Farmer's Market

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      The sole market of the city located ideally at the agriculture-heavy Western district. It is a physical retail market, featuring foods sold directly by farmers to consumers. Fish, meat and other necessities are also imported and sold here.


      Minor Areas:

      Western Kizugawa Police Department (200 personnel)
      Kizugawa Dump Site


      Eastern Kizugawa

      Eastern Kizugawa

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      The Eastern district of Kizugawa is where the Kizu River, from which the city inherits its name, is located. It is considered the most culture-civilized district in the city, focusing on traditional architectures such as temples and shrines. Most of the infrastructures in the area are also culture-flavored, with homes leaning more on the classic Japanese tradition. It is the ideal tourist spot in the city.

      Population: 25,000 (estimated)


      Key areas:

      1) Kizu River

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      The famous body of water for which the city is named after. It isn't any different from a normal river, but it is still a popular tourist spot. For years, it had maintained its pure cleanliness, due to bans against dirtying it.


      2) Kawa-no-Kami Shrine

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      A shrine in homage to Kawa-no-Kami, the God of Rivers. It acts as the God with primary tutelage over the Kizu River. It is the most visited shrine in the area.

      3) Tanaka Mansion (The Strays HQ)
      (For more info about the Tanaka Mansion, please refer to "The Strays" section.)

      4) Little Russian

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      A minimart located at Eastern Kizugawa, owned by Kanna Hirata. It sells pretty much what most convenience stores throughout the city would sell such as low-end groceries, magazines, ready-to-eat food, and the like. They also accept shipping orders. It is a quirky-named convenience store, as the "Little Russian" is nothing more than an ordinary Japanese minimart.


      Minor Areas:

      Eastern Kizugawa Police Department (150 personnel)
      Iwakuma Cafe
      Kizugawa Museum
      Tomodachi Onsen

      Southern Kizugawa

      Southern Kizugawa

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      Southern Kizugawa is the least populated among the five districts of the city.

      Population: 19,000 (estimated)

      Key Areas:

      1) Kizugawa Dock

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      A small dock that accommodates the mooring of fishing ships and other medium-sized boats.


      Minor Areas:

      Southern Kizugawa Police Department (100 personnel)






      NOTE: This is a fictional basis of Kizugawa, Kyoto. The actual (IRL) Kizugawa is less populous than this RP's Kizugawa. I incorporated some stuff based on the IRL Kizugawa (such as the Kizu River), for a slightly enhanced realistic setting. Also, I only added some areas of interest, but not all of them as areas like rundown buildings, fast-food restaurants, convenience stores, alleyways and the like are already part of/commonplace in every city; thus it wasn't necessary to be added.
      MORE PLACES OF INTEREST WILL BE ADDED AS THE STORY PROGRESSES!

      The Strays

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      The Strays

      Information:

      The Strays are an independent yet organized small group of people operating in Kizugawa Ward, Kyoto prefecture. Even amongst the other gangs in the area, this group is considered "unorthodox". For one, they have no insignia that symbolizes their affiliation. They are considered a "blank" group who tends to keep a low profile. Despite this, the Strays have members who are dangerous such as a bandage-faced man capable of taking on an almost-dozen amount of delinquents.

      However, what they do not know and will ever understand is the fact that the members of this street gang are actually a collection of teenage introverts, victims of bullying and outcasts that are often shunned by society; hence their name. And their members scout the area for people like them, inviting them into their group and promising that they won't be lonely ever again. Whenever their members get into a fight with lawless elements such as dangerous delinquent and thug groups, they usually have a reason for doing so; such as innocents being threatened.

      Also, in comparison to other unruly gangs who are primarily increasing in power for their personal gains, The Strays aren't actively opposing nor oppressing other factions. They will only take action when one of their members are in danger. Individuals saved by their members defend their name from the media and regard them as "heroes". Apart from that, most of their members aren't well-recognized as they don't look and act the part of actual uncivilized gangsters, making them completely blend in with civvies.

      Requirement(s) for membership:

      The Strays isn't a public group like the other gangs that everyone can just join into. They scout for outcasts, such as bully victims and individuals separated from their families. While this would make them indifferent from the street gangs, members of this group are only looking for genuinely pitiable people with good qualities that screams "I don't like my life. But I don't like being alone". Fortunately or unfortunately in Kizugawa, numerous people with lives dictated by other people roam around the vicinity often.

      The Strays do not ask anything in return for letting you join. It is of no significance if you wouldn't fulfill any role for the gang's gain. All that matters for the group is that you are a part of their family. The Strays are a collection of outcasts who will open arms for other outcasts, after all.

      Rules:

      1) Betrayal is unforgivable.

      (The group will kick your ass the moment they find out that you had backstabbed them.)

      2) Your actions will not be limited.

      (You are free to roam around as if you were a civilian, but remember Rule #1.)

      3) Family is important.

      (Treat your fellow members with love, respect and care as they would treat you the same way.)

      4) Never share information about the gang with other elements.

      (Basically, the same as Rule #1.)

      5) Open up to your fellow members.

      (It doesn't matter where you came from or how you turned out to be. You will be a loner no longer. You are part of the family now.)

      History & Creation of The Strays

      History:

      The Strays were founded three years ago by Natsume Tanaka, Hirosaki Tomoyagi and Kimura Tatsujin. Under different circumstances, they met each other and eventually became good friends. All three of them had one thing in common; having suffered distasteful pasts. As if fate had arranged their encounters, the trio shared an unbreakable familial bond.

      The two teenage boys were invited to the Tanaka mansion; courtesy of Ryuu Tanaka, Natsume's self-sustaining uncle. There, they hung out most of the time. Hirosaki would often challenge Natsume and Kimura to a sparring match in the family dojo. The trio also helped the old man maintain the stability of the massive abode. And for a few months that they've lived together, life was calm and serene.


      That is, until tragedy befell the old man whom the trio considered their father figure. Ryuu decided to go out for the first time in a long while, planning to buy flower seeds for his beloved garden. He was found out by a group of delinquents who knew of the man's reputation as owner of the Tanaka family mansion. And with that, he was kidnapped. The trio left in the mansion was called out via phone by the group, demanding ransom in exchange for Ryuu's safety. The old man shouted over the phone and forbid them to come, but they wouldn't accept it. Kimura called for help from the police before setting off to save Natsume's uncle.

      The trio arrived at an abandoned warehouse somewhere near Eastern Kizugawa, where their paternal figure was held captive. Despite Hirosaki's rant about wanting to save him immediately, Kimura urged him to approach the situation slowly and quietly. They navigated through the warehouse, trying to avoid attention. However, this failed when they saw Ryuu being interrogated and beaten up by the thugs. Enraged, Hirosaki immediately sprung into action, finally putting his training into good use by taking down several. The two followed immediately after, and with their combined skills and efforts, they defeated the delinquents.

      While untying the old man, they were caught off-guard by one of the delinquents who brandished a knife and swinging it full-force at an unsuspecting Natsume's back. Being the only one to notice this disgusting act, Natsume's uncle immediately got in between them at the exact moment the delinquent made a puncturing hit.

      Their reaction of horror, rage and sorrow were clear. Hirosaki offed the attacker with a vicious punch. However, he still wasn't done. Hirosaki was already filled with seething rage to the point where he could commit murder right there and then. Kimura held him back with difficulty, as Natsume wept in sorrow over Ryuu's weakened body. He was at death's door, bleeding out as he was impaled in the abdomen with prejudice. The old man had a pale but serene expression on his face, slowly making out words of farewell before finally passing on into the afterlife.

      Their mourning was interrupted when the sound of sirens were heard approaching the abandoned warehouse. In tears, they were forced to flee from the scene, leaving his body behind. They returned to the mansion, with the fact of losing someone dear to them forever engraved into their hearts. The police contacted the mansion about an hour after the incident. Natsume, in the brink of tears, was given an offer by none other than the brash Hirosaki.


      "Let's make our own family."

      And on that sorrowful evening, it was just the three of them. It was difficult at first, trying to manage their lives in that massive abode now that the old man had departed. But eventually, they learned to live on their own. They named their group "The Strays", suggested by none other than Kimura.

      MORE TO COME!
      (discussing on who to become the first recruit member to join The Strays)


      Base of Operations:

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      The Tanaka mansion is a private family estate located at Eastern Kizugawa. It was solely owned and tended by Ryuu Tanaka, Natsume's uncle, before his passing. Being entitled to inherit the mansion, Natsume Tanaka now has free reign over the place. It is one of the biggest family mansions in the vicinity. Little did people know that the wealthy abode is primarily used as The Strays' HQ.

      The mansion has only one gated entrance. The outside is massive, with a large clean and grassy landscape to cover. Thick white-painted stone walls covered by trees surround the estate. It has a small and well-tended flower garden, home to florets of various shapes, sizes and families. It also contains a small pond. Apart from that, there isn't much else outside apart from a spacey area, perfect for playing and having a picnic.

      The estate has three interconnected buildings, each close to the other and separated by hallways: the largest being the main mansion, followed by the dojo and the storage hut.

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      The dojo is owned privately by Ryuu Tanaka. Despite his age, Natsume's uncle was quite the practitioner in martial arts. It contains various equipment such as dumbbells, punching bags and other fitness utilities.

      The storage hut is well-kept and locked regularly. It is a rectangular room that serves as a dedicated place where various items and notable equipment can be stored and hidden. Fully furnished, it features numerous chests, cupboards and display cases.

      The main mansion has a mud room in the entrance. It has a spacey living room, complete with a television set and gaming console for entertainment, as well as large comfy sofas. There is also a dining room and kitchen for eating, multiple spare rooms which now serve as bedrooms for the members, specialty rooms, a laundry room, and shower rooms now separated for men and women.

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      The meeting room is where the members of The Strays gather for briefing whenever a situation arises.

      The Kimura Unit (appears in Chapter ?)


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      The Kimura Unit

      The Kimura Unit is one of the official Special Action Forces (SAF) units in Japan. The Japanese Police Force constructs a yearly training program for new recruits. Eventually, a selected number of individuals (4-6 among thousands of recruits) whose performances in physical fitness and combat ability are considered remarkable will be tested in an actual field training. It may range from performing a solo raid operation on a convicted group to a rescue mission, something which may cost them their lives. When successful, they are judged if they are truly worthy based on their execution of said operation. Then, they are finally admitted into the Special Action Forces.

      The SAF are the absolute best among the paramilitary units in the country, with fatality rates at an all-time low, if the subject is not completely irrelevant. They are well-equipped and highly-trained on multiple field assessments. They specialize in Counter-Terrorist operations as well as escorting and protecting VIPs. Acting against serious crime and performing high-risk tasks that can't be carried out by the regular police, they are an indispensable asset against the underground syndicate networks. As of now, there are only 13 units/squads admitted into the SAF; with few being veterans and acting as commanders of a portion of the Japanese Police Force. They are indeed the cream-of-the-crop, respected by fellow policemen and feared by organized criminals. They follow a strict sense of duty, fulfilling their roles for the sake of the nation.

      The Kimura Unit has recently been admitted into the SAF as the newest official group to enter their ranks. Their members are only in their early adulthood, meaning that they are the youngest group of individuals in the SAF. They are treated as "child prodigies" with skills that match the other veterans. When their group was formed, their first few operations together were an absolute success and with minimum struggle. The group's first deployment was at a national bank in Okinawa, dealing with a hostage crisis that had transpired there. They managed to subdue the perpetrators without placing any of the hostages in danger.

      The unit has gained nationwide recognition when their continuous operations against the underworld have reached exceptional and near-impossible heights. With the resources they had at their disposal, the Kimura Unit alone managed to infiltrate and disrupt one of the major business branches of the Yamaguchi-kai in Hagoro, Japan. To put things into perspective, four individuals who are at their early 20's took down by surprise, a group of almost a hundred people.

      Yamaguchi-Kai (appears in chapter ?)

      Spoiler. This section is still a work in progress!


    • Insert Dates and Chapters here. This section is still a work in progress!

    • The Strays

      Slots: 1/7

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      @Shounen Senpai as Hirosaki Tomoyagi

      The Kimura Unit

      Slots: 1/4

      Yamaguchi-Kai

      Slots: ?/?

      Bystanders


      Kizugawa Ward Local Police


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      @RedArmyShogun as Sotaru Katagawa

      Minor Characters/Non-Player Characters



      Note: Information about some of the affiliations listed above are found on the "Settings and Information" tab. Slots are only limited to The Strays (with only seven members at the start of the RP and increasing as the story progresses), the Kimura Unit and the Yamaguchi-Kai.

    • Follow all standard Iwaku rules, first and foremost.

      IC-WISE:

      1) Participants shall post ONLY their completed Character Sheets in this thread. The actual OOC/Plot discussions will be held in a separate thread.

      2) Please follow the format stated below when creating your post in the IC thread. The format is located in the "Character Sheet and Post Format" tab.

      3) There is no post-rotation in this RP. If your character gets interacted with by another character, feel free to reply as soon as you are able! You don't want to keep them waiting, do you?

      4) NO Godmodding or Metagaming. No Gary Stu's or Mary Sue's (meaning your character is perfect and unbeatable). Make sure that the character will fit the realistic nature of the RP.


      5) ABSOLUTELY NO ONE-LINERS! I worked hard to make this a quality roleplay. So, I'm expecting at least a detailed paragraph or more from you guys. Also, try to avoid grammar mistakes as much as possible.

      6) Smut or anything that goes on the nature of Libertine is strictly forbidden in the IC thread. Romance is encouraged, blatant sexual content is discouraged. As is stated already, follow all standard Iwaku rules.

      7) Only a maximum of 2 major characters can be created by each participant. However, you may create NPCs that will serve as minor/supporting characters.

      OOC-WISE:

      1) THIS RP WILL BE A LONG, LONG RIDE DEPENDING ON THE ACTIVITY OF THE PLAYERS AND THE GM. As much as possible, I would like this RP to last for a long time, or at least until the end of the "story". Join the roleplay ONLY if you feel lke you can stay for a long time. Of course, circumstances will happen in which you will be forced to leave the RP. Check Rule #2 regarding this.

      2) PLEASE INFORM THE GM IF YOU ARE TO CONCLUDE YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE ROLEPLAY. This is the most important rule, in my case. I don't want a character vital to the story to just disappear without warning. It's one of the big things that will screw up the roleplay, apart from other factors. I understand that we're all eventually going to be busy. If you feel like you're busy or if you have your reasons to leave or if you have lost interest in the roleplay, please tell me.

      If it's a temporary leave, for the time being your character(s) will either be:

      Option 1: Personally controlled by me for the time being

      Note: I can't assure the safety of your characters if I decide to control them when you make a temporary leave at the time the roleplay goes "south" (and by south I mean where the chapter's plot reaches its climax and the cast is in the middle of war).

      Option 2: Given to other interested roleplayers for the time being

      Feel free to communicate and plan with whoever gets to control your characters on how they can temporarily keep your character alive in the roleplay while you are away.

      If you feel unsatisfied with the two options, there is Option 3, which I believe is the best option for you to go out with a bang.

      Option 3: Your characters can make a farewell post.

      Your farewell post may vary from your character(s) leaving the area/moving to another part of the country/moving to another country due to personal reasons.

      If it's a permanent leave (as in you won't return in the RP because reasons), Option 3 is the best way to go. If the RP does go south by the time you make your leave, you may also make a Heroic Sacrifice (for example, buying enough time for the rest of the gang to make their escape or taking the bullet to protect someone).

      3) While drama is encouraged in-character, I shall refrain drama of any kind happening in the OOC discussion.

      4) This goes without saying but... Respect your fellow roleplayers as well as the characters they've created.

      5) Enjoy the roleplay to the fullest. Have fun!


    • For Character Sheets

      Raw Character Sheet/Skeleton:
      Code

      Code:
      [CENTER]<OPTIONAL: You can put fonts of your liking for your character's name here, using fontmeme.com>
       
      <insert picture of character here> Note: Only ANIME Face Claims are allowed in this roleplay.
       
      <insert character's quote here>[/CENTER]
       
      [accordion=bcenter|500]
      {slide=General Information|center}
      Full Name:
       
      Nickname and origin of nickname (if any):
       
      Do they like the nickname given to them?:
       
      Gender:
       
      Sexuality:
       
      Age:
       
      Birthday:
       
      Ethnic background:
      (Note: Most of the characters will be Japanese, but there can be a few who would come from other countries)
       
      Character Speech Color/Code:
      (This will be the color/code that you will implement when your character starts speaking, to differentiate with others.)
      {/slide}
      {slide=Physical Appearance|center}
      <The following below can be combined into a single (or two; for combat abilities) paragraph(s)>
       
      Hair Color:
       
      Eye Color:
       
      Height:
       
      Weight:
       
      Fashion style:
       
      Health condition:
       
      Any prominent scars/burns on the character's being?:
       
      Combat abilities (if any):
      NOTE: Please be realistic when it comes to this.
      {/slide}
      {slide=History/Background|center}
       
      Place your character's history in full here. What is their standing in society? How did they end up being a member of the <insert affiliation here>? From birth to the current events would be extremely helpful in fleshing out your character's past. At least 3-5 medium-sized paragraphs for your character's past is encouraged.
       
      {/slide}
      {slide=Personality/Daily Life|center}
       
      Separate the "positives" and "negatives" into two short/long paragraphs, depending on how you want to portray their characterization. Feel free to explain thoroughly. You may also state here if they have any "mental problems/instabilities".
       
      You can also add their likes, dislikes, favorites, fears and hobbies here.
      {/slide}
      {slide=Relationships|center}
       
      Affiliation: Write "None" if your character is a bystander.
      Role in <insert affiliation here>:
       
      If they have relationships with other parties (for example, a gang member having known a police member or a bystander), please separate them depending on their affiliations. Feel free to converse with others regarding your character's relationship with theirs.
       
      You may also add your character's crush (a person they admire/like in a romantic way). YES. :D Shipping/Romance is highly encouraged and advertised in the roleplay.
      {/slide}
      {slide=Miscellaneous|center}
      Face Claim:
      (where your character came from; recommended as it may help me in making your Character Banner for you)
       
      Character Banner:
      (I will be making your character banners for you, as they will also be used whenever you make an IC post. You can create your own if you want to; just remind me if so.)
       
      Theme Song:
      (Optional)
       
      Voice Actor:
      (Optional)
       
      Extras:
      (If you want to add anything else here, feel free!)
      {/slide}
      [/accordion]

      Just copy-paste the code posted above so that your Character Sheet's result will be:
      Result

      <OPTIONAL: You can put fonts of your liking for your character's name here, using fontmeme.com>

      <insert picture of character here> Note: Only ANIME Face Claims are allowed in this roleplay.

      <insert character's quote here>​

      General Information

      Full Name:

      Nickname and origin of nickname (if any):

      Do they like the nickname given to them?:

      Gender:

      Sexuality:

      Age:

      Birthday:

      Ethnic background:
      (Note: Most of the characters will be Japanese, but there can be a few who would come from other countries)

      Character Speech Color/Code:
      (This will be the color/code that you will implement when your character starts speaking, to differentiate with others.)
      Physical Appearance

      <The following below can be combined into a single (or two; for combat abilities) paragraph(s)>

      Hair Color:

      Eye Color:

      Height:

      Weight:

      Fashion style:

      Health condition:

      Any prominent scars/burns on the character's being?:

      Combat abilities (if any):
      NOTE: Please be realistic when it comes to this.
      History/Background


      Place your character's history in full here. What is their standing in society? How did they end up being a member of the <insert affiliation here>? From birth to the current events would be extremely helpful in fleshing out your character's past. At least 3-5 medium-sized paragraphs for your character's past is encouraged.

      Personality/Daily Life


      Separate the "positives" and "negatives" into two short/long paragraphs, depending on how you want to portray their characterization. Feel free to explain thoroughly. You may also state here if they have any "mental problems/instabilities".

      You can also add their likes, dislikes, favorites, fears and hobbies here.
      Relationships

      Affiliation: Write "None" if your character is a bystander.
      Role in <insert affiliation here>:

      If they have relationships with other parties (for example, a gang member having known a police member or a bystander), please separate them depending on their affiliations. Feel free to converse with others regarding your character's relationship with theirs.

      You may also add your character's crush (a person they admire/like in a romantic way). YES. :D Shipping/Romance is highly encouraged and advertised in the roleplay.
      Miscellaneous

      Face Claim:
      (where your character came from; recommended as it may help me in making your Character Banner for you)

      Character Banner:
      (I will be making your character banners for you, as they will also be used whenever you make an IC post. You can create your own if you want to; just remind me if so.)

      Theme Song:
      (Optional)

      Voice Actor:
      (Optional)

      Extras:
      (If you want to add anything else here, feel free!)


      Just edit everything else necessary and design your character sheet however you like! Here's a sample character sheet for one of my characters for your reference/basis.
      Sample Character Sheet

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      "If you hurt my friends, I don't care if I go to hell. I will hunt you down myself."
      General Information

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      Full Name:
      Hirosaki Tomoyagi

      Nickname:
      Mummy (known for being a ruffian who picks fights with other delinquents and getting himself beaten, hence the bandages and the nickname)
      Hunter (even Hirosaki is picky when it comes to fighting, often targeting bullies or harassers)


      Gender:
      Male


      Sexuality:
      Heterosexual


      Age:
      19


      Birthday:
      March 20


      Ethnic background:
      Japanese

      Character Speech Color/Code:
      #990000
      Physical Appearance

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      Hirosaki is a man of above average height (5'10'') and thin build (138 lbs.). He has disheveled auburn hair, blue eyes and relatively pale skin. His common attire consists of a pair of headphones around his neck, a blue shirt with a jacket vest, black pants with a white belt, a watch, and blue and red shoes. He wears white bandages across his nose and cheeks and on his arms, due to suffering injuries from his brawls. Despite this, Hirosaki doesn't seem to suffer any major illnesses and in fact, has a healthy lifestyle by training his body.

      By constantly training himself and gaining experience from his brawls, Hirosaki had grown to be skillful in physical combat. Being proficient at hand-to-hand exchanges combined with enhanced reflexes and unpredictability due to his wild nature easily makes him one of the strongest, if not the strongest member of his gang.

      History/Background

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      Hirosaki Tomoyagi was born to a middle-class family in Kizugawa Ward, Kyoto prefecture in Japan. He is the elder brother of Nagisa Tomoyagi, who was given birth two years later. He had a pretty decent childhood; playing with and taking care of his little sister being one the highlights of his youth. For the most part, his early life didn't have any downsides.

      ... And it was only that part of his life that didn't have any form of struggle.

      As Hirosaki's high-school life progressed, it was painfully clear to him that his parents were slowly turning away from him in favor of his younger sister, Nagisa. Why wouldn't they? She had top-notch grades, enough to make it to the Top 3 of her year. He, on the other hand, had abysmal grades. His classmates bully him for it, often reminding him that--
      Personality/Daily Life

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      WORK IN PROGRESS!
      Relationships

      WORK IN PROGRESS!

      Affiliation:
      The Strays

      Role in The Strays:
      Founder
      Co-leader
      Hunter
      Miscellaneous

      Face Claim:
      Nice from the anime Hamatora


      Character Banner:
      [​IMG]


      Theme Song:


      Voice Actor:
      Ryota Ohsaka (as Nice from Hamatora)


      NOTES:
      > Please be descriptive and realistic in making your character. We're playing in a Modern setting after all.
      > Feel free to sprinkle your Character Sheets with BBCodes, designs and such! In fact, it is encouraged and appreciated!
      > ONLY A MAXIMUM OF 2 MAJOR CHARACTERS ARE ALLOWED PER PARTICIPANT. I will not stress this further.
      > No Mary Sue's or Gary Stu's! Don't worry, I suffered the same mistakes before. I know what they entail and I will limit the abilities of my characters and antagonists.


      Creating an IC post

      In-Character Post Format:
      Format

      <insert Character Banner here>

      Time and Date: <refer to "Events" for exact in-universe date>
      Location: <refer to Kizugawa Ward in "Settings and Information" for locations>
      Interactions: <tag the names of characters you're interacting with as well as their owners; if someone's character is mentioned, add them here as well and label (mentioned).>


      <INSERT YOUR POST HERE>

      Note: Italicize/Use Italics your character's statements and actions that will help further the progress of the interaction/story. Use Font Size:4 for readable text. Also, use your character's chosen color code whenever they speak. Also, you may use any font that you like as long as it is readable to us.

      And NO one-liners! I expect at least a detailed paragraph-length post.

      In-Character Post Sample

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      Time and Date: March 3, Early Afternoon
      Location: Eastern Kizugawa, Tanaka Mansion: Dojo
      Interactions: Natsume Tanaka (@ScarletNova)


      The heavy sound of brief yells synchronized with punches and kicks filled the room. The Hunter, Hirosaki Tomoyagi, was hard "at work" as usual. "Ha!" The perfunctory screech was immediately followed with a swift side-kick, venting the force on the unfortunate punching bag. This was his only source of motivation in life. To keep fighting for the sake of his "family". "Oraaaaaaaaaaa!!" His lungs, filled with energy, was backed up with a vicious final hit. Running out of energy, Hirosaki rested down on the wooden floor, trying to catch his breath.

      "Well, well. You're hard at work, aren't you?"

      His eyes were already closed, ready to fall asleep then and there due to his exhaustion finally kicking in. But that sudden yet gentle voice of hers got him to immediately wake up. Standing in front of him was Natsume Tanaka, leader of The Strays. "... And now you approach me when I'm already too tired to move. What a sly move, Nana." A cheerful smile escaped his lips. He spread his arms and legs, looking up on the broad ceiling. The two of them were already used to the quiet atmosphere that surrounded their home. Well, it wasn't as silent as before now that their group started increasing in number; more members roaming about the previously-scant mansion. All of a sudden, he fired a question at the twin-tailed female, seemingly out of nowhere. "Say... are you... still mad at him?"





    OOC Thread

    Please note that only participant roleplayers are allowed to make a post here. People who want to join will have to wait until slots are open. When slots are open and you are interested, just PM me rather than posting here. Thanks for understanding!


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    Interest Check | Character Sheet/Information | Out-of-Character/Plot Discussion | In-Character (coming soon!)

    Hello! Welcome to the Out-of-Character and Plot Discussion Thread. Here, we talk about character interaction, story progression, and random shenanigans.

    There are only two rules in this here discussion thread:
    NO DRAMA.
    NO SPAM.


    That is all. I encourage everyone to interact with everyone else for a seamless relationship and interaction!

     
    #2 Shounen Senpai, Jun 1, 2016
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    [​IMG]

    "If you hurt my friends, I don't care if I go to hell. I will hunt you down myself."
    General Information

    [​IMG]
    Full Name:
    Hirosaki Tomoyagi

    Nickname:
    Mummy (known for being a ruffian who picks fights with other delinquents and getting himself beaten, hence the bandages and the nickname)
    Hunter (even Hirosaki is picky when it comes to fighting, often targeting bullies or harassers)


    Gender:
    Male


    Sexuality:
    Heterosexual


    Age:
    19


    Birthday:
    March 20


    Ethnic background:
    Japanese

    Character Speech Color/Code:
    #990000
    Physical Appearance

    [​IMG]

    Hirosaki is a man of above average height (5'10'') and thin build (138 lbs.). He has disheveled auburn hair, blue eyes and relatively pale skin. His common attire consists of a pair of headphones around his neck, a blue shirt with a jacket vest, black pants with a white belt, a watch, and blue and red shoes. He wears white bandages across his nose and cheeks and on his arms, due to suffering injuries from his brawls. Despite this, Hirosaki doesn't seem to suffer any major illnesses and in fact, has a healthy lifestyle by training his body.

    By constantly training himself and gaining experience from his brawls, Hirosaki had grown to be skillful in physical combat. Being proficient at hand-to-hand exchanges combined with enhanced reflexes and unpredictability due to his wild nature easily makes him one of the strongest, if not the strongest member of his gang.

    History/Background

    [​IMG]

    Hirosaki Tomoyagi was born to a middle-class family in Kizugawa Ward, Kyoto prefecture in Japan. He is the elder brother of Nagisa Tomoyagi, who was given birth two years later. He had a pretty decent childhood; playing with and taking care of his little sister being one the highlights of his youth. For the most part, his early life didn't have any downsides.

    ... And it was only that part of his life that didn't have any form of struggle.

    As Hirosaki's high-school life progressed, it was painfully clear to him that his parents were slowly turning away from him in favor of his younger sister, Nagisa. Why wouldn't they? She had top-notch grades, enough to make it to the Top 3 of her year. He, on the other hand, had abysmal grades. His classmates bully him for it, often reminding him that--
    Personality/Daily Life

    [​IMG]

    WORK IN PROGRESS!
    Relationships

    WORK IN PROGRESS!

    Affiliation:
    The Strays

    Role in The Strays:
    Founder
    Co-leader
    Hunter
    Miscellaneous

    Face Claim:
    Nice from the anime Hamatora


    Character Banner:
    [​IMG]


    Theme Song:


    Voice Actor:
    Ryota Ohsaka (Nice from Hamatora)
     
    #3 Shounen Senpai, Jun 1, 2016
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 18, 2016
  4. THINGS TO HANDLE/MANAGE:
    > Character Sheet/Information Thread
    > OOC/Plot Discussion Thread
    > IC Thread



    WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE:
    Setting and Information
    - History & Creation of The Strays (first members to join)
    - Yamaguchi-Kai (with RedArmyShogun and CandyPrincess)
    Events
    Cast List
    - Slot discussion
    Character Sheet and Post Format
    - Updating Sample Character Sheet once Hirosaki is done
    > IC Thread





    HIROSAKI: 30% DONE!
    KIMURA: 0%
    ????: 0%


    #990000 - Hirosaki (Bookman Old Style)
    #59FF12 - Kimura
    #00CC33 (glow) - ?????
     
    #4 Shounen Senpai, Jun 3, 2016
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  5. Reserved.
     
    #5 Shounen Senpai, Jun 4, 2016
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  6. Reserved.
     
    #6 Shounen Senpai, Jun 10, 2016
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