iPhone apps for anime fans

Welcome to GamesRadar’s tentacle-free guide to iPhone applications for anime fans. In it, you’ll find the most entertaining and useful iPhone apps for anyone interested in Japanese culture. That’s a nice way of saying that upskirt shots, nosebleeds, and other embarrassing moments are on the way. Yes, we’ve spent minutes of our precious time selecting the most fascinating and frightening otaku-friendly apps; but we’ve also handpicked several extremely handy learning tools to help you level-up your Japanese language skills so you won’t have to game like a gaijin ever again.


Cost: $2.99
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The world of Middon is under siege by an alien race and it’s up to you to help put a stop to them. You play as a freshly minted Caster, a sort of super soldier who can run really fast and fire energy beams from his arms. Caster’s story is pretty light, but it’s the controls that really make this action game shine; it’s the smoothest third-person shooter on the iPhone that we’ve ever had the pleasure of playing.

Above: Caster’s quick missions make it a good choice for a few short bursts of beam blasting while on the go 

Changing your direction on the fly, double-jumping, and dashing to outflank hostiles while peppering them with your beam attacks is a blast. Plus, there’s a nice variety of missions types, maps, and options for upgrading your Caster to keep things interesting. Unfortunately, there is no demo version of this app. But $2.99 is definitely worth the price of admission.

Above: See Caster in motion 



Cost: $.99
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iBonsai randomly generates a bonsai tree for you. Interaction with your tree is mostly limited to adjusting the angle of the camera as your digital tree blossoms into a vivid explosion of color. This makes iBonsai little more than an interactive screensaver. But watching your bonsai grow is so mesmerizing that we have to recommend this app to anyone who wants to add some stylish eye candy to their iPhone.

Above: You can also shake your iPhone to simulate gusts of wind, causing your tree’s leaves to fall 



Cost: $1.99
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Make an under aged object of desire scream and moan to a 4/4 beat. Then look at yourself in the mirror and ask yourself how it came to this.

Above: Perfect for DJs and thirty-year-olds who never had a younger sister to molest, but always wanted one 

Above: Like most of the shameful apps found here, you need to hear it to believe it

Leaf Bound

Cost: $.99
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Leaf Bound offers a lot for its asking price. This charming game charges you with hopping as high as possible while dodging an army of mischievous monkeys who are always trying to bring you down. The controls are simple. Just slide your finger back and forth along the bottom of the screen to direct your ninja girl as she hops from leaf to leaf while avoiding and stomping on naughty monkeys that get in your way. Leaping from leaf to leaf over the game’s colorful backgrounds is super fun. But the best parts are the boss battles. When was the last time you beat down a squad of monkeys riding a rocket ship made out of a giant banana?


Evangelion vol. 2 Clock

Cost: $2.99
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Is $2.99 too much for a clock? Normally, we’d say yes. But look at how awesome this Neon Genesis Evangelion clock looks! With a badass clock like this counting down the seconds to doomsday, it’s tough to not live every moment like it was your last.

Above: The Evangelion clock is pretty awesome. Did we mention that it also looks super cool? 

Animemory = Japanese Schoolgirls =

Cost: $2.99
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If you love generic J-pop and don’t object to the objectification of tender teenage schoolgirls, then Animemory = Japanese Schoolgirls = might be the best three dollars you ever spent. It’s a basic memory card matching game that reveals fresh prints of young girls experiencing the joys of puberty and the horrors of the male gaze. At the end of each stage, you also have the option to save the unlocked image to your iPhone’s Camera Roll so you can do god knows what with them later.

Above: Don’t mind us! We’re just watching you change! 

Above: “I demand to be taken seriously!” 

Above: “Oh! Hi, sensei! What are you doing in my house?!” 


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  • emanuele-del-fio - January 2, 2012 3:15 a.m.

    Chix vs Aliens is the best anime manga iphone game so far, inspired by the old classic arcade games like Gals Panic or Qix, check it out here :
  • dweller - August 23, 2009 4:26 p.m.

    I like the shame meter. It should be included in more articles. reCaptcha: Night stock
  • thephntm - August 22, 2009 midnight

    I want some of these. ... DAMN I JUST REMEMBERED I DON'T HAVE AN iPHONE! ReCaptcha: radiator pressionist lol WTF
  • Red - August 21, 2009 5:29 p.m.

    I didn't really gain a whole lot from this article, but that last pic was hot.
  • rxb - August 21, 2009 11:07 a.m.

    Come on Trigun even the $$60 million man himself would be ashamed of that Sakura scratch thing. I really would mind that Eva clock though.
  • Lurkero - August 21, 2009 2:45 a.m.

    Tentacle free? Then what's the point?
  • AnonymouZ - August 21, 2009 2:11 a.m.

    gasp. isn't mezzo hentai? unless... that mezzo forte hentai thing was just the parody version... idk... or care who owns i-phones on the site anyway? Besides elitist article writers i mean.
  • n00b - August 21, 2009 1:19 a.m.

    "positive smut free note" LOL
  • Cwf2008 - August 20, 2009 11:28 p.m.

    Must...get clock... oh damn i dont have the iPhone though...but that clock is freaken awesome =(
  • lovinmyps3 - August 20, 2009 10:45 p.m.

    I don't watch too much anime. I only watch like... wait I never watch anime. I like Pokemon though lol
  • michaelmcc827 - August 20, 2009 10:37 p.m.

    I now heavily desire that clock...
  • SuperGoomba64 - August 20, 2009 10:05 p.m.

    AHH THE EYES THERE TOO BIG. Serious those images are so cute and fun lovable they make my eyes hurt looking at them
  • Cyberninja - August 20, 2009 9:01 p.m.

    too bad i dont have the iphone
  • ksmash - August 20, 2009 8:46 p.m.

    more worthless apps (first)
  • civver - August 22, 2009 2:43 a.m.

    Awesome clock.
  • shadowless92 - August 21, 2009 10:40 a.m.

    WTF samurai champloo is sick no shame in that wallpaper i have a god dam soul eater wallpaper and i aint ashamed at all BTW i have an App which gives me so much manga but u need an internet connection and it was free its a must have for anime/manga fans just search manga u should find it theres only like 5 manga apps
  • ManiacalMuphin - August 21, 2009 5:31 a.m.

    I would totally not consider getting any of these if I wasn't so busy not considering getting an an iPhail
  • Amnesiac - August 21, 2009 4:56 a.m.

    GRAAAAH WANT EVA CLOCK. WANT NOW. But don't have iPhone. Bah.
  • TrigunGunner - August 21, 2009 3:57 a.m.

    probably jumped the gun a bit, but I really can't stand all anime being stereotyped as perverted. but now that I've said what was on my mind in my earlier post, I realize that most of the apps are not perverted and only a couple are. GR was just suggesting anime apps for a variety of anime fans, and I jumped to the worst conclusions. the fact that you said "that's a nice way of saying that upskirt shots, nosebleeds, and other embarassing moments are on the way" right after you said you'd suggest apps of japanese culture led me to believe GR sees japanese culture as pervert culture.I just have to cope with the fact that there is perverted anime out there and that it makes all other anime look bad in the eyes of the mainstream
  • TrigunGunner - August 21, 2009 3:22 a.m.

    way to jump on the band wagon of america and stereotype anime as porn by choosing several pervert apps and having the nerve to recommend them. And why did you have to go and state in big bold letters whether you should be ashamed of the app or not. It's like you think anime is all shameful porn and perversion. people can figure out whether something is shameful or not on their own. I'll stop now before I rant and nag any further, but in the future, keep the perversion to a minimum.

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