Anime and video games are almost brothers. When you put them together, you get a fusion of surprises, fun and stories that thrill to the core.
Since 2008, every August 29th, World Video Game Day is celebrated, also known as Gamer’s Day. The initiative originated in Spain when a group of specialists and fans encouraged the population to celebrate their passion. Today, video games are a lifestyle and one of the most popular forms of entertainment, just like anime.
The influence of video games also hit hard in other industries. It is common to find movies, books and comics with this theme. But if there is a medium that has done well with videogames, it is Japanese animation, anime, because it seems that they are made for each other. That’s why we present five anime series that gamers will love to see on their special date.
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5 video game-themed anime
1.- Legend of Heroes – The Trail of the Sky
We are transported to the immense Kingdom of Liberl. He meets Estelle Bright, a young woman looking to join a powerful guild. But when her father goes missing, she sets out on a journey to find him and fight the forces that hurt her family. Based on the RPG universe of the same name, this series promises excitement and surprising plot twists.
2.- That it’s not video game crap!
An anime where the characters are aware that they live inside a video game? After receiving several negative reviews about the title that Lydais stars in, this hero decides, together with Marius and Mina, to start a revolution to change his dialogues and the course of the story in order to obtain a better reception among the players.
Osawa is a Japanese photographer based in Shanghai. Her past comes back to her life when she runs into her old friend Canaan, in the midst of a worldwide alert of a mysterious virus that causes a disease called Synesthesia. Both must understand why fate brought them together. This series inspired her narrative directly from a sci-fi mystery visual novel.
4.- Tears to Tiara
As a consequence of the Holy Empire taking power, the priestess Riannon is kidnapped to be the sacrifice of the evil demon Arawn. The warrior Arthur, who is Riannon’s brother, ventures out to rescue her from her. However, Arawn disguises himself as an “ally” by joining his group. The anime is an adaptation of the game of the same name that combines role-playing and real-time combat elements.
5.- Dragon Quest: the adventures of Dai
The remake of a classic that in Latin America was known as “The Adventures of Fly”. Dragon Quest is an extremely popular video game franchise in Japan and the world. After almost three decades later, the title returned to end a story that was left unfinished in the 90s.
By the way, if you are looking for a place to watch these series legally and with high quality, the perfect recommendation is Anime Onegai by ANIMEKA. In addition, the titles are fully dubbed into Spanish including “Dragon Quest: the adventures of Dai.”
When you combine anime and video games nothing can go wrong. Whether it’s for old-school gamers or those just starting out, it’s worth celebrating that video games are more alive than ever.
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DC Adventures – The Swamp Kid’s Secret Notebook
“Anyone caught reading this notebook without my permission will be thrown into the swamp with a rabid snapping turtle!
“My name is Russell Weinwright and if you guys think you’re having trouble in high school, try being a half-boy, half-swamp creature who’s also terrible at sports! Is not easy. I eat sunlight at lunch, have grass for hair, and think maybe a frog is living on my tree trunk arm. I am literally pond trash! Some kids call me the Swamp Kid, but my best friends, Charlotte and Preston, keep me sane.
“I wish I could let you read this notebook and get the real experience of being an 8th grade misfit (please ignore the doodles and ketchup stains!), but things have gotten a little crazy lately. There are men in black who are spying on me; my science teacher may be an evil mastermind, and a hulking beast in the bayou may or may not be my super swamp mentor. Trust me, you don’t want to know! Run away now!”
This is The Swamp Kid’s Secret Notebook by writer and illustrator Kirk Scroggs. They will never look at high school the same again.
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