The Most Popular Video Games Based on Anime of All Time

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Nov 182020

Anime and video games seem to be the perfect pairing. So, there are a wide variety of games based on anime. Here is a list of the most popular video games based on anime of all time.

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars

Tatsunoko is a Japanese anime company that has produced many famous animes, dating all the way back to the 1960s. Capcom took the characters, mostly obscure in the west, and made up one of their exciting cross over games.

Like Capcom’s former Marvel vs. Capcom games, in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars, players control two different characters in chaotic over the top action. The Capcom side include Ryu and Chun Li from Street Fighter, Frank West from Dead Rising, and some more. The Tatsunoko side has Casshan from the Casshern, Tekkaman from the Tekkaman: The Space Knight series, and some more.

Jump Ultimate Stars

The Jump game series is based on the Shōnen Jump magazine which provides a single chapter from a variety of anime. It is also the way many anime properties started.

In Jump Ultimate Stars, you can play as one of the different characters from the long history of Shōnen Jump, such as Yugi from Light from Death Note, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Goku from Dragon Ball, Naruto from Naruto, and more. The game plays similarly to the Super Smash Bros. series and also includes a long story based on the characters.

Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell also started as a manga and was then translated into an anime and an anime movie with its sequel, and a live-action movie starred by Scarlett Johansson.

Ghost in the Shell for the Playstation 1 has full motion anime cutscenes in order to tell the game’s story. There were later games utilizing the Ghost in the Shell license, but none of them had you control the Fuchikoma.