And Zelda isnt the Nintendo anime adaptation Japanese fans want to see most, survey says

Respondents pick two casts of Nintendo characters they want to see get anime treatment above Link and Zelda

Respondents pick two casts of Nintendo characters they want to see get anime treatment over Link and Zelda.

Because Japans movies are so limited, its ominous to think about anime adaptations of the companies video games. Japan’s anime, game industries began freely blending in decades and you can find anime versions of popular games franchises from publishers including Namco, Sega and Square Enix – but aside from the Kirby anime TV series and that weird 1985 Super Mario Bros. anime movie, made-in-Japan Nintendo-based animations pretty much nothing.

Difficulty pent-up demand for Nintendo anime as based on recent Japanese website Anime Anime poll. 5,609 attendees asked which console video game they wanted an anime remake of, five of the top ten were Nintendo franchises, including all three.

The majority (about 60 percent of them women, 55 percent 19 or younger, 25 percent in their 20s) gave Animal Crossing their number six pick, in fifth place was Fire Emblem: Three Houses, the latest mainline game in Fire Emblem series.

Surprisingly, The Legend of Zelda nailed out top spot. Breath of the Wild wins only three in anime collection despite countless fbi projects that have been launched by Studio Ghibli fan art projects over the years.

What’s on Zelda?

On second, the Xenoblade Chronicles was either a Japanese title or simply a Japanese name. The Monolith Soft-developed franchise might feel like a surprise, but it probably would benefit from the fact that the poll and the games genre seemed to have been influenced. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 just came out this summer, making it fresher in the minds of the survey respondents than 2017s Breath of the Wild, 13 or 26-episode anime TV series still has more time to spare than the 50 or so hours Xenoblade Chronicles 3 as a full-on RPG. It is quite big for those who want to know what happens in the story and to the characters. Xenoblade Chronicles 3s character/art design coming in slightly higher to popular anime aesthetics than Zeldas probably gave it some extra votes too.

And in top of list were Top Ten Ten

Its kind of a surprise for a fairly new Nintendo series to be the most-wanted anime adaptation, especially one with so much focus on its competitive multiplayer aspect. Splatoon certainly has one-player story mode but a special concept of anthropomorphized sea creatures doing battle by slinging oceans of brightly colored ink at each other is something fans would like to see explored in more detail.

Top 10 – full top 10

Buddy Mission Bond Minecraft Three Houses: Fire Emblem Undertale Zelda Legend: Breath of the Wild Xenoblade Splatoon

Oddly enough Super Mario doesnt play up in rankings, but thats probably because of CG Super Mario Bros. movie coming in Spring.

Source: Anime Anime via Hachima Kiko Top image: YouTube/Nintendo Follow us on Facebook, Twitter!