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The Anime of the Game
aka: Anime Of The Game

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In the same vein as The Film of the Book, this is when a game is adapted into a series, usually an Anime. It's extremely common in the case of Visual Novels.

A Sub-Trope to Animated Adaptation; video games, by their very nature, are already animated (though cases that adapt them into live-action series also count as examples). RPGs in particular tend to have sprawling plotlines narrowed or cut entirely.

May involve Bleached Underpants depending on the source.

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.

Examples (by type of series adapted to):

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  • 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

    Asian Animation 

    Web Animation 

    Web Videos 

    Western Animation 

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