Animal Crackers, an anime game that’s been popular in Japan for over a decade, has finally made its way to the west thanks to the release of the animated film version.
The game is an interesting beast in that it’s the most famous example of what has become known as an erotic game, and it’s actually quite simple to understand, but as a whole it’s quite addictive.
The premise of the game is to have a human prostitute with a dog named Kari (voiced by actor Risa Mizuno), who must seduce a group of boys and girls while avoiding predators.
The player must choose a character and select which dog to use, but the real magic happens when the dog’s owner, an animal named Judy, is seduced as well.
While the game has had a handful of different iterations over the years, it was originally released for the Sega Dreamcast in 2005, and the sequel was released in 2009.
While it’s never been ported to PC or mobile devices, it can be played on Xbox Live Arcade, and as of this writing, it has over 3.6 million subscribers.
The movie version, which is still available on YouTube, features some interesting additions that you can watch below.
The most notable addition is that the game’s protagonist is now named Judi (voiceless), and her voice actor, Keiko Takeuchi, has taken the role of Judy’s mother.
The game’s music is also now performed by Takeuchi.
While it’s not exactly a fan-service flick, there’s something to be said for having an animated film that’s not afraid to explore the themes of sex, rape, and murder.
And since the film version is available for streaming, it’s possible to experience it for yourself right now.