By Eric Chetkauskas / November 22nd, 2015
We cover not just games, but anime as well. For this reason, I’ve been looking for a way to have an anime-focused edition of the Retro Wrap-Up for a while. Unfortunately, aside from a handful of Toonami spots, anime in the West just isn’t advertised on television. I thought about focusing on Japan, as anime is promoted there, but those ads are mostly the promo spots you find on the DVD (or VHS tape if you’re an old fart like me).
However, I found something just as worthy: games based upon anime series. Many anime series have received video game adaptations over the years. The diversity in the genres is vast, including action-adventure games, RPGs, space shooters, and visual novels. Some of the more well-known franchises seem to get a new iteration for each console generation. And of course, only the ones based on the most popular series get localized.
Anime games aren’t advertised much here either, so we go back to Japan where the are some interesting TV moments that the oprainfall Retro Commercial Research Team–in other words, me–has unearthed. Don’t be shy and let us know what your favorite retro games from anime are, or just share your favorite retro anime series. It’s all good.
Here are the highlights from the past week.
- REVIEW: Super Chibi Knight |
- REVIEW: Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition | Steve Baltimore
- Import REVIEW: Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan! | David Fernandes
- What’s Your Xenoblade X Union?
- Making It Rainfall Poll
- Crowdfunding Spotlight: The Last Shore
- Crystal’s Corner: Why is Nintendo Picking my Breast Size?
- MUSINGS: The Only Way a Radiant Historia Sequel Could Work
- Total Control Ep 55: Nintendo Suc…Oh, Cloud in Smash! (POSCAST)
- Sony Enabled PS2 Emulator on PS4 Without Telling Anyone
- New Information on Hyrule Warriors Legends, Linkle’s Story
- Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Collector’s Edition Items Showcased
- Valkyria: Azure Revolution Announced, Screenshots
- PR: Final Fantasy Explorers’ 21 Different Classes
- Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Tug-of-War and Mini Game Footage
- New Ikenie to Yuki no Setsuna Details Emerge
- Valkyria Chronicles Remaster For PS4 In 2016
- Digimon Adventure Tri Will Air on Crunchyroll in the West
- PR: Disgaea Coming to Steam in February
Also, don’t forget to check out Operation Recap on our YouTube channel for an alternate take on this week’s news.
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