Sony already confirmed that it has some animated projects in the pipeline as part of its PS Productions division, and now a rumour from a supposedly reliable anime aggregator account has got fans pondering which franchise could be converted. Earlier today, a relatively popular Twitter account which has allegedly teased unannounced animes before posted a GIF of the PS Studios ident, and later clarified that a “PlayStation game” is getting adapted.
That’s led to all kinds of speculation about what brand would best benefit from the treatment. Obviously, the likes of Gravity Rush – which did already get a short anime – are top of the list, but Bloodborne, Ratchet & Clank, and Astro’s Playroom are other popular suggestions. One user on ResetEra even posited Everybody’s Golf in the style of Birdie Wing – albeit with much more Suzuki, we hope!
Seeing as Sony owns Crunchyroll, it’s probably safe to assume that whatever this turns out to be will be distributed through its own platform. The anime streaming service is no stranger to adapting video game franchises, having converted the first Shenmue game previously – although, much like the game series it’s based on, it wasn’t renewed for a second season. Which PlayStation franchise do you think would benefit from the anime treatment? We’d say Horizon, if it wasn’t already getting a big budget Netflix show!
[source twitter.com, via resetera.com, reddit.com]
Bloodborne, because we're never going to get anything else from the franchise 😭
Give me a full Gravity Rush anime anytime Sony. Everybody's Golf anime would be interesting as well.
Manhunt or maybe Manhunt 2
Edit: After conducting research I came to the conclusion that Manhunt was neither published by Sony or was exclusive to PS platforms. The comment is staying tho
Gravity Rush is practically already a playable anime so that should be the easiest and fastest to make. I would also love a very graphic Bloodborne Anime along with Horizon!
The Yakuza or Like a Dragon series
Bloodborne would be awesome but what I'd love to see is a horror series based on Forbidden Siren
Bloobbonre sounds the make interesting and has enough Japanese roots to be a good start, but also can maintain a wider appeal.
Ratchet, atrobot, sackboy, ape escape. Alot of options, but seeing a god of war in the style of how they did the Castlevania anime would be awesome.
Bloodborne, Gravity Rush, or Astro as an anime would be really cool.
inFamous I hope! The game was already utilising a really cool anime-adjacent artstyle for its cutscenes
Ratchet and Clank pretty much writes itself as a kids show.
Just drop in some subtle adult funnies and you are golden.
Gravity Rush is the obvious (and awesome) choice. I also think Infamous could do pretty well. Bloodborne could also be really great too.
Gravity Rush 3 kthx, Sony! No need for an anime adaptation (okay fine, Gravity Rush anime would be kind of dope).
Gotta join the Gravity Rush and inFamous chorus here. Also Sly. Or Jak. Really, anything to make these IPs relevant again.
Based on Castlevania's success, for me it has to be Bloodborne. Fear the old blood!
@Ludacritz Would love to see it. Been craving a Bloodborne anime for years now.
Ghost of Tsushima, c’mon!
So many mentions of Ratchet & Clank, just reminds me of the sad reality that Jim Ward can no longer voice Captain Qwark. Scott Whyte did a fine job voicing Captain Qwark in Rift Apart, but I'm still sad knowing Jim Ward will no longer be the voice of Captain Qwark.
@somnambulance that's the 1st game that came to my mind
@JustPlainLoco I hadn't heard about that. I knew something just seemed "off" about Quark in Rift and just wasn't as strong a character.....that's sad
Gravity Rush is an easy pick for an anime and one i'm most interested in seeing, i'd love a horizon anime too but not sure if it's exactly easy to tackle
I have a weird suggestion that IF it works it'll be absolutely amazing and i can picture it reviving the series
I feel like Ghost of Tsushima is the easy choice.
2 easy candidates. Ape Escape and Parappa the Rapper
@NEStalgia - Yeah it truly is sad, apparently he developed Alzheimer's disease and became sick from COVID more than once, supposedly he was close to death upon his second battle with COVID, that combined with Alzheimer's forced him to retire from voice acting.
Soul Sacrifice Delta and Freedom Wars.
Anyone of there franchises could be a hit
100% it will be Finny the fish
I swear i thought Gravity Rush already has an anime. But I guess Ouverture doesn't count.
Gravity Rush would be ace but i doubt the franchise is popular enough.
I reckon it will be Sly Cooper or Ratchet and Clank
Bloodborne from the makers from Castlevania please that one was fantastic.
@Edmilson6 Soul Sacrifice wow that one would be so disgusting to watch but I understand where you're coming from.
i prefer sly cooper to be animated
I'll say either Horizon or Gravity Rush.
Gravity Rush would be cool.
However, Bloodborne or we riot.
@Majed there was supposed to be a Sly Cooper CG animated film a good few years ago. There was even a teaser trailer for it, but the film never materialised.
@Edmilson6 Soul Sacrifice! I'd forgotten all about that. I put hundreds of hours into the vanilla game and Delta. This would definitely be my second choice.
The only logical answer is Bishi Bashi
Ratchet & Clank in anime style. 😊
Shadow of the colossus: no spoken words and focus on beautiful animations.
@Markatron84 Yeah, it's one of my favourites from PlayStation Studios franchises. And I thought it would fit the anime screens.
@Flaming_Kaiser Even though it's pretty hardcore in its Gothic horror appearance. I thought it would appeal to dark Fantasy anime lovers, like Jujustu Kaisen, Hell Paradise and Chainsaw Man.
@Edmilson6 I guess not for me I loved Castlevania bloody enough for me. I loved the PSVita game but I'm not sure I would like to see that gore in 4K with full detail. Removing skin and eyelids not for me.😅
I would watch, nay, I would BUY 1 to 1 recreations of these games in an anime. Each game could be a season. Each chapter can be an episode. They are practically anime as it is.
My only question is why has this not been done already??!?!?!
@Flaming_Kaiser Yeah, that's true and now that I think about it. It will be very disturbing to some audiences. This makes me think that Sony might have to scale it down if it were to air on the Japanese TV broadcast.
"The anime streaming service is no stranger to adapting video game franchises, having converted the first Shenmue game previously"
That anime adaptation covered the entirety of Shenmue I & II, actually. Goes to show how barebones Shenmue's plot is when you can cram two games into 12 or 13 episodes and still have it feel like a slog instead of rushed.
Anyway, on the topic of anime for a Sony IP there's not much I'd be interested in outside of Tsushima.
As much as a I don't care about TV shows/movies side goes the Gravity Rush anime was good for what it was.
In terms of other IPs I don't know.
Everybody's Golf would be probably as good as that a while ago Golf anime.
The classic platformers in anime would be interesting of course.
I think something a bit more niche like Jumping Flash would be cool. Even Loco Roco, Patapon, EchoChrome would be cool for just a short OVA. I liked the EchoShift tutorial videos.
A Syphon Filter anime would be interesting.
Not expecting a Poine's Poin anime that's for sure. XD
I don't know a tough one. I don't know for Killzone or Resistance.
Honestly any anthology would be good like the Halo/Star Wars ones were great for that in different sides. I think them getting a chance at 1 IP or many IPs and their own angle to take it from would be interesting.
Sony Has alot of IP's That Would Make Great Anime like.
The Legend Of Dragoon
Legend of Legaea
@Areus Yeah, I came to say Wipeout. That is perfect for something like this.
I could easily see it being either Gravity Rush or Bloodborne.
Astro's Playroom and Ratchet & Clank are NOT getting anime shows. I don't know what those who are speculating think anime is but it's not that kind of theme or adaptation.
@Edmilson6 I think Bloodborne would be a great fit for adults but it never was to shocking. Still would love to see a new game with Soul Sacrifice.
@JustPlainLoco Alzheimer's sucks damn
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