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Japan: Anime fans polled to find out which gaming series would make the best anime

Japanese website Anime Anime recently asked its extensive user base which video games franchises they would most like to see turned into an anime series, and the results were fairly surprising. You may have thought that The Legend of Zelda series would have the most wanted anime adaptation, however it turns out that it was the mighty Splatoon franchise which claimed the top spot in the poll. 1,609 Japanese anime fans responded to the survey by Anime Anime and here’s their top ten:

  1. Splatoon
  2. Xenoblade Chronicles
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  4. Undertale
  5. Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  6. Animal Crossing
  7. Kingdom Hearts
  8. Minecraft
  9. Jack Jeanne
  10. Buddy Mission Bond


8 thoughts on “Japan: Anime fans polled to find out which gaming series would make the best anime”

  1. I don’t find it surprising to be honest, Splatoon has always been crazy popular in Japan.;)
    I’m more (pleasantly) surprised Buddy Mission Bond is in this list. I would really love for that game to get localized and make it to the west.

    Jack Jeanne is the only name I didn’t recognize here, had to look it up. Appearently its a rhythm & VN game featuring work from Sui Ishida (of Tokyo Ghoul fame), sound interesting.

  2. Yes, the online-required multiplayer-only (1P mode is usually barren and obscured) game is the BEST candidate for an anime.

    If they go through with it, they might as well adapt the manga that already exists.

    What is it with Japan and squids anyway. Is there a secret tentacle fetish they refuse to admit to?

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