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The Anime of the Game

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In the same vein as The Film of the Book: when a popular game is adapted into an anime. Extremely common in the case of Visual Novels. A sister to Animated Adaptation, only the source is Video Games instead of Live-Action TV or Film. The difference being that video games, by their very nature, are already animated.

May involve Bleached Underpants depending on the source. RPGs in particular tend to have sprawling plotlines narrowed or cut entirely.

If you're looking for the reverse of this trope — that is, the game derived from the anime — see Licensed Game.

For examples of games adapted to films, see Video Game Movies.

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    Examples of Games adapted to Anime 
  • Sonic the Hedgehog:
    • Sonic X, which totally redid most of the plot and setting of the two Adventure games, with some references to a couple other games including Battle in there as well.
    • Also, the Sonic OVA.
  • Star Fox Zero got a CG anime adaption from Production I.G and Wit Studio of the first mission in the game.
  • Star Ocean EX
  • Star Soldier is a very unique (not to mention odd) case, not only because the movie was released alongside the game to promote it (probably the first to do this), but because it is actually about how the game was made!
  • Steins;Gate

    Examples of Games adapted to Asian Animation 
  • Roco Kingdom, an MMORPG from China, has a webtoon and a television cartoon based off of it.

    Examples of Games adapted to Western Animation 

    Examples of games adapted to Web Animation 

    Examples of games adapted to Web Video 

    Non-video game examples adapted to Anime 

Alternative Title(s): Anime Of The Game, RPG Anime, The Show Of The Game, The Animation Of The Game


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