So anime games have been lacking for a while now. And to be honest it’s not looking good for the future, but let’s speculate on some small anime thatcould make really good games if giving enough care.
So I will be staying away from anime with 100+ episodes because lots of them have games anyway and I’m trying to show how some of the smaller ones have potential to make good games.
MINOR SPOILER WARNINGS FOR THE ANIME LISTED!!! The list is in no particular order. So without further ado lets check out 10 small anime that could make great games!
First pick is Dr. Stone. Dr. Stone is an anime about humanity being turnt to stone and the main character named Senku who is starting from scratch to rebuild humanity and figure out what turned them into stone.
So this game could be a couple of things. It could be a full blown story mode game exploring through Senku’s journey to rebuild humanity. It could be an open world RPG where you play as Senku and explore the world rebuilding it. Or it could be a online co-op/pve/pvp game where you can either help rebuild humanity or preserve the innocence of the stone age and battle for your ideals.
Anyone of these ideas would make a solid game and pair that with beautiful graphics that complement the beautiful world that Dr.Stone is set in would make an amazing game.
Next pick is 86. 86 is about a society that uses people called the 86 as operators for war robots to fight wars for them since they are considered “not human” by their standards.
An 86 game realistically would be 1 of 2 options. The first option is a multiplayer online game where you can fight in the robots the 86 use against other real players in 86 robots or fight against the Legion in a PvE gamemode. The second option would be a full story mode only game exploring the themes of the show with either the original storyline or a new cast of characters and adventure.
Personally both options feel appealing to me. If them managed to make a game that had story mode and online mode that would be perfect, but more than likely to have them make a good game it would be one or the other and I would choose a story mode game over online.
Talentless Nana is about a girl called Nana who is tasked with taking out a class of super powered kids without getting caught.
A Talentless Nana Game could be a stealth type of game similar to Hitman series and the stealth parts of Spider-Man. The enemies would be your classmates and you would have to convince them that you have powers while you take out them one by one without being caught. For longevity in the game they could add an endless mode and a mode where the classmates are randomized and their powers change each time to make it more difficult for you.
The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat.
An anime from this seasnon(Fall 2021) is about a man who was the worlds greatest assassin getting reincarnated into another world with the task of killing the hero of that world. The reincarnation scene shows him picking 5 skills from a list of over 100,000 and some elements from a list of 6(earth,wind,fire,water,light,dark).
A game like this would do best as an RPG game where you either play as him or your own character and you choose skills from a long list of them and you embark on a journey to kill the main hero. It would be a game with replayability since the amount of combinations would be very large an make for different builds and playstyles that would keep the game going. Add that in with a big map lots of storyline and good characters and possible dlc side stories and it could be a top tier game.
Next pick is Death Note. Death Note is about a highschool student named Light Yagami who finds a book called the Death Note which allows the user to write a name in the book and whoever’s name is written in it will die in 40 seconds from a heart attack unless death is specified.
A death note game would have to be single player for starters. Now it could be a well told Story that retells the anime with good graphics. But . . . I feel like a Story mode game where you are a new original character who is a detective or at least working with one and you try to find out who is the new user of the death note. It could be a very interesting and intense original story that paired with a good writer and good graphic could be a 10/10 game if done well.
Jujutsu Kaisen or JJK is an anime about a young school boy who eats a finger from a powerful warrior named Sakuna. He joins the jujutsu sorcerors to fight the enemies known as curses.
A JJK game has the potential to be a very very big game. JJK is a very popular anime, so sales wouldn’t be an issue.
As for the game a 3d arena fighter would probably be what they go with and I wouldn’t be against it, but in this hypothetical game they need to make a PvE mode that would be Jujutsu Sorcerers vs Curses in a mode similar to COD Zombies. Their wouldn’t be a need to have custom characters since JJK just in the first season has enough characters to have a good roster and each character has unique abilities, so each character would feel different from the next. A story mode would be nice, but not required. If they added a good fighting system, solid amount of maps, lots of characters, and a good PvE mode then it would make a top tier game.
Mob Psycho 100
Mob Psycho 100 is about a more quiet kid named mob who has powerful psychic abilities, but keeps them bottled away until his emotional capacity reaches 100%
A Mob Psycho game would probably work best as a story mode game either going over the story or following a new original story. The game would have to capture the beautiful visuals that the anime gives us to make the game perfect.
The Rising Of Shield Hero
Shield hero is about Naofumi who gets transported to another world as 1 of 4 of the Legendary heroes who use a Sword, Spear, Bow, and Shield. He gets the shield and some things happen and he ends up getting framed and looked down upon by everyone.
A RPG Story game would fit this perfect as it could tell the story beautifully and have fun and interactive gameplay. Naofumi unlocks many types of shields, so that can be a core aspect of the gameplay.
The Promised Neverland
Second to Last is Promised Neverland. Its about a girl named Emma who is raised on a farm and learns secrets about the farm.
The game would be a Story only game that goes through the full manga. The game should have amazing cutscenes that portray the manga good.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
Last on the list is That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime. It’s about Satori Mikami who gets reincarnated as a slime(he goes by Rimuru Tempest) with the ability to consume things and gain abilities from them.
This game would be an Open World RPG where you play as Rimuru and gain abilities and world build along the way.
So those are 10 short anime that I think would make really good games. Let me know what your favorite idea was and which ones you think should happen.
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