30 Day Anime Challenge – Day 20: What video game would make a great anime?

What video game would make a great anime? So, this is another of my favourite video games and one of the greatest series of games ever. As far as stories go, there is so much potential and so many ideas to be explored. It already has one of the most iconic video games characters and who would be ideal for an anime makeover. I think Tomb Raider would make a great anime.

Why is that? I think I kind of glossed over the finer points in the opening paragraph, but I’ll try to expand on that. Lara Croft would be an amazing anime protagonist. She’s smart and daring. Not to mention the body! She’s had a few variations as the games have evolved, but I think the style in the latest reboot is by far the best.

There are so many great stories from history that could be expanded on and embellished that you would never run out of material. All she really needs is a team to back her up and then the adventures can begin. Seriously, why hasn’t this happened already?

I’d want it to be fairly dark too. There needs to be the threat of ancient monsters and evil guardians. People need to die, blood needs to be spilt, and Lara needs to kick arse. Throw in the obligatory shower scene or bathhouse scene and it has it all.

Anything else you’d like to say? As always, I am available to work on scripts for the Tomb Raider anime series. So, if you know anyone that knows someone in the know, let them know about me. I can see it now. The steam clears. Lara lies back in the hot springs and belittles some poor chap with her sophisticated British accent.

30 Day Anime Challenge – Day 19: What anime would make a great video game?

What anime would make a great video game? I have been out of touch with video games since we moved to Canada from New Zealand. Because of the different power levels, screen formats, and the cursed region coding, I sold my Wii and PS3 and haven’t bought anything since we got here. So there’s a chance that this game already exists, but maybe not quite how I would envisage it. I think Attack on Titan could make a truly stunning game.

Why is that? Spiderman and GTA: Vice City are two of my all time favourite games. For Attack on Titan, I am picturing a large open world where you can do side missions while keeping up with the main story. You would have the Vertical Manoeuvring Equipment and be able to fly around the buildings and along the walls.

Obviously, there would be Titans. A shit load of Titans and they all want to eat you. Imagine you take a chance running across the open plans and suddenly a group of Titans appears in the distance. They spot you and start running. Your Vertical Manoeuvring Equipment is useless if you can’t make it to that group of trees in the distance.

I think that would be epic, heart-pounding entertainment. Alternatively, you could opt to be a Titan and run around eating people and smashing buildings. There’s a lot of potential here. I hope someone’s already done this. If not, I’m willing to sell my idea.

Anything else you’d like to say? In reality, almost any anime could make a fantastic game. All you would really need is the right style of game and an engaging story. I really need to get a new console. It’s been far too long.

Magical Girl Raising Project – Season One

What did you watch and why? Again, I was looking for something safe to watch while the kids were around. It had cute animation and magical girls… and oh no… not again!

One line pitch! Cute girls with magical powers murder one another because of a clerical error…

What’s it really about? Koyuki loves Magical Girls. She reads the manga and plays the online game. Then the in-game avatar comes to life and offers her the chance to become a real magical girl, giving her powers and abilities so that she can help people and collect magical candies. At least that’s how it starts. With one small announcement, it suddenly becomes a relentless battle to be the last one standing.

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Chio’s School Road – Season One

What did you watch and why? I was looking for an anime that I could watch while the kids were still up, so I stumbled upon Chio’s School Road. At first glance, it seemed fairly innocent… it was not!

One line pitch! Nothing interesting ever happens on the way to school… nothing…

What’s it really about? The show follows avid gamer, Chio as she gets into all sorts of weird and wonderful adventures on her way to school.

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Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie

When former CIA agent Cammy White assassinates a Justice Minister, Interpol sends Chun Li to find out why. She teams up with Captain Guile of the United States Military as they hunt down Shadowlaw and its mysterious leader M. Bison.

Bison is currently recruiting and he’s handpicking the finest street fighters and martial artists the world has to offer, but his ultimate prize remains elusive. A fighter known only as Ryu continues to evade him.

Settling on Ryu’s former sparring partner Ken, Bison manages to lure him out and now seeks to test himself against what he believes is the highest rated fighter in the world. Expect to see all of your favourite characters from the classic video game. Continue reading “Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie”