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SamJazon Aug. 28, 2013 at 2:50 p.m.

This. This needs to happen.

metalsnakezeroon Aug. 28, 2013 at 3:09 p.m.

I would like to see a Skullgirls anime, crazy boobs and a kinda interesting storyline.

Assassin creed would do well as a anime. One with similar style to Dark than black.

I'm just happy to have Persona series in a anime role now so my wishes for video game to anime are pretty much fulfilled.

FoxxFireArt moderator on Aug. 28, 2013 at 3:22 p.m.

How about probably one of the more ultimate melding of games and anime, ASURA'S WRATH? That not only already had commercial bumpers. It had openings, and next time on- scenes. Even the guys on Giant Bomb, who express open contempt for anime, were captured by that game.

One of the problem in adapting games into anime is that the games are more based around the game play than a story. Not that there aren't some good story based games. I loved the story behind BIOSHOCK INFINITE.

Daniel_Newton moderator on Aug. 28, 2013 at 4:39 p.m.

Tekken. I mean sure, they already released that anime movie back in 1998, but that wasn't nearly silly enough. It should be goofy and funny, like the ending cutscenes in the games:

Oh, and for the record Dead or Alive and Virtua Fighter kind of have crossed over. A handful of Virtua Fighters are playable in the latest Dead or Alive game, Pai Chan being my personal go-to.

Dream moderator on Aug. 28, 2013 at 4:48 p.m.

Two words: Kingdom Hearts.

ChromeDisasteron Aug. 28, 2013 at 7:17 p.m.

Ninja Blade or Ninja Gaiden would do good as an anime in my opinion. It would make Naruto a distant memory

AnimeDefenderon Aug. 28, 2013 at 10:10 p.m.

Metal Gear Solid... nuff said!

bigz007on Aug. 28, 2013 at 11:31 p.m.

vote for GTA San Andreas and God of War (and maybe Rohan: Blood Feud)

KingOfAshon Aug. 29, 2013 at 1:04 a.m.

The Witcher

Marshal Victoryon Aug. 29, 2013 at 1:25 a.m.

Was that in skype? had hard time understanding bits an pieces here an there.

my list in no order would be...

any bit of that game universe (1 an 2 were made in the america) could easly be a anime.

We have magic gang in Fairy Tail why not the sorta real world.?Both have streaking an Saints Row has anime tributes already baked in.

So much awsome,So little time. So many anime like stories.So much parody an in jokes.

Its just wacky enuff to work as anime.

So much could be made with the story world alone.Magic , machine an man its got it all.steampunk cyberpunk magicpunk .. no shortage of punks.

sifter01on Aug. 29, 2013 at 2:04 a.m.

assassins creed is fine but some people also want an anime about Ib well if it works

DocHauson Aug. 29, 2013 at 7:52 p.m.

@AnimeDefender: Implying the MGS series isn't already an interactive movie

zaldaron Aug. 30, 2013 at 7:10 p.m.

I could see a duke nukem anime! COME GET SOME! They should make it controversial and do the most recent game complete with him saving a woman and slapping her ass as he carries her....

Killyon Aug. 31, 2013 at 10:01 a.m.

A Warframe anime could be pretty cool. It reminds me of Tsutomu Nihei's "Blame!", while the warframes themselves look a little Guyver-like.

NickyCharismaon Sept. 1, 2013 at 1:33 p.m.

Weird that there's no Metal Gear. Seems super obvious. That, and I'd like to see Grand Theft Auto done in a Baccano sort of adaptation.

Marshal Victoryon Sept. 3, 2013 at 10:42 p.m.

@NickyCharisma: well part of that is because the question was "Which American video game franchises" You can blur the lines on what is an isnt a ameician game a bit. Like Arkane Studios is a French video game developer based in Lyon, France. It was founded in 1999, and released its first game, Arx Fatalis, in 2002. Arkane Studios opened an Austin, Texas-based office in July 2006... so since they have a austin texas branch which has Harvey Smith there in Texas makeing ..

which also wold make a fine anime.

Metal Gear Solid would not be considered american because The game was developed by Konami Computer Entertainment Japanan its main director is Hideo Kojima

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