If you want thrilling action and entertainment, video games and anime are hard to beat. Many video games have already been made into anime, but there is still plenty of room for future anime adaptations. Though most anime adaptations of video games become hits like Sonic and Kirby, not all turn out so well. Even so, there is still plenty of options for success. Here is a list of popular video games that will definitely succeed if given anime adaptations.
1. The Legend of Zelda
The Legend of Zelda is one of the most famous gaming franchises. Just the idea of it getting an anime adaptation will make fans go crazy.
The Legend of Zelda features a number of amazing and timeless characters like Link and, of course, Zelda. The series has a fascinating story and is full of unique characters. Due to this, The Legend of Zelda can work well as an anime series. Furthermore, each game has unique storylines which could produce multiple anime series. Definitely a favorable choice for an anime adaptation.
2. Chrono Trigger
Chrono Trigger was released back in 1995 and has a massive fan following. That is enough justification for why this game should get an anime adaptation.
Chrono Trigger has a strong, gripping storyline which is why it has not lost its charm even after two decades. What makes the game a hit is the teamwork of some of the best professionals in the field. Writers Masato Kato (Xenogears, Ninja Gaiden 3), Takashi Tokita (early Final Fantasy Series), Yoshinori Kitase (Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts), and Yuji Horii (Dragon Quest series) contributed to the storyline.
As well, the legendary mangaka of Dragonball, Akira Toriyama, did the game’s art. Yasunori Mitsuda (Shadow Hearts, Inazuma Eleven) and Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy series) composed the standout music. The testament of these creator’s hard work is etched into the huge fan following and one of the most defining games of all time. This is a game which already has the beginnings to make a successful anime.
3. Kingdom Hearts
The joint collaboration between Square Enix and Disney has produced an amazing game series in Kingdom Hearts.
Kingdom Hearts is famous for its excellent mechanics, nostalgic Disney characters and memorable story. Though the storyline of the game is quite complex, a careful selection of character designs and appropriate direction can make it a successful anime series.
The military sci-fi game franchise StarCraft is immensely popular around the world, and an anime adaptation will stand out from the pack. It is a series which will grab viewer attention if given an anime adaptation.
StarCraft is a game full of action, and its fights make it one of the most popular video games around. A cautious adaptation of it would be a great accomplishment for the studio who does it. The only hindrance is its big cast. Managing such a large group of characters in a seasonal anime may be too challenging. That said, with careful selection and smooth direction from a skillful art director this obstacle can easily be overcome.
5. Super Smash Bros
Super Smash Bros. is another legendary video game franchise. The series’ fans have been excited about an anime adaptation for a long time.
The idea of turning Super Smash Bros into an anime dates back to when Nintendo released action trailers for its game. These trailers were so well-done that fans were convinced that Nintendo was making an anime. The already large hype of a potential anime tells us this is an adaptation that needs to happen.
Making Legendary Games Into Anime Adaptations
Video games have been turned into anime adaptations before, but there is always room for more. When fans hear about an adaptation of their favorite games, they have high expectations. But fans love watching their favorite games as anime as long as it stays faithful to the core ideas. They want these adaptations to succeed.
As a result, the idea of making legendary games into anime scares studios. That said, we can still hope these games will get anime adaptations. Which games do you think deserve an anime adaptation? Let us know in the comments