Game animes are quite interesting and curious, very varied, and can either follow the plot of the video game on which they were based, or follow an alternate route or be a completely different story. Today I bring you a top list with the best animes about games list.
15 – Sword art online
We’ve all heard or seen this one in one way or another, it arrived with a boom, and has won millions of fans since then. It has a light plot, and a harem that is the public’s favorite part, it’s a good show, even though I’m not a fan of this genre.
14 – No game no life
If you liked SAO, then you can’t miss no game no life. It has a series of lolis you can’t miss. Visually, it’s a very beautiful and colorful anime and it’s also very interesting and entertaining to watch. The protagonists are quite peculiar, and you’ll find a very interesting relationship between brothers.
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13 – Persona sagas
The anime is based on the videogame, and is usually at the top of many video game saga lists, but let’s talk about its animation. Visually it’s quite good, and you’ll find many opinions on the internet about its plot, both good and bad. Personally, I didn’t play the game, but liked the show a lot.
12 – Overlord
It’s a dark fantasy anime, has three seasons and two films so it was quite good at the time. The story is a classic, boy falls into a video game and tries to return to the real world, but why would he if he’s an amazing skeleton with a dark legion under his command? The action is amazing and promises hours of entertainment.
11 – LOG HORIZON
This isn’t the typical classic of “trapped in a videogame”, it doesn’t even use virtual reality, here the characters become one with their designed avatars, it shows the adventure of an RPG video game, but with more feelings in its very moving characters.
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10 – CORPSE PARTY
People will say that it doesn’t have a videogame argument; and it’s true, but it does include the game it’s based on. Corpse party is a cascade of blood and decapitated children; a group of students was teleported to a cursed school infested with ghosts and monsters that seek to brutally murder them, it’s a dream come true for gore fans.
A 35-year-old man who works as a programmer is at the lowest point of his adult life; and after taking a nap he wakes up rejuvenated and in a new world that will change his life completely. Yes; the argument can be a bit clichŽ, but the series is interesting and comical; with some serious moments that will hook you from the first episode.
One of the most popular of this genre. Once again, it has the classic argument of a boy falling into strange lands, of course here we have the peculiarity of seeing him die in all the brutal and cruel ways that your bizarre mind can imagine. The series is quite good, it’ll always feel like one of the best.
Its argument stands out, especially because of its resemblance to rpg games, and its endless absurd and comical situations. You won’t get bored with its episodes, which feature flying panties, overwhelming explosions and of course a harem that will provide great fanservice and ecchi scenes; of course, it references videogames but parodies them in the most amusing way.
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We finally get a female protagonist (although her avatar is male); a thirty-year-old woman who has lost all interest in the real world; depressed, she finds consolation in virtual worlds. In one of these; she takes the role of a handsome young man with silky hair, but of course, as a good novice (or noob for the gamers) she won’t stop dying; but her salvation comes when a beautiful young woman lends her a hand. On the other hand in real life; the blond and handsome office worker keeps pestering her to the point of affecting her virtual life. In this short anime we’ll find a loving entanglement of the most amazing fun, with hilarious situations that don’t lose the games’ spirit.
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This is special, it’s the first one I saw and that’s why I have some affection for it. I love the protagonist’s design; (who, by the way, looks a bit like Allen Walker); and the plot is surrounded by an aura of mystery and suspense that you simply have to watch.
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4 – AKAGI Madhouse
In 2005, Madhouse brought us this series, whose authorship falls on the same gentleman who later created Kaiji, his longest series, which you’ll also find in this top. It tells us about the unlucky experiences of Akagi, a boy who, without much ado, has decided to risk his life to play a dangerous game of mahjong to save the life of an apparent stranger, who had everything to lose. Now, he has to face that debt; if he loses, he’ll lose much more than money.
Interestingly, this anime can maintain the tension even though we’re just talking about a game of mahjong. But what madhouse can do, is create a turbulent atmosphere, charged with a tension that can almost be chewed; we do recommend future spectators to learn the basics about the game, because the anime doesn’t explain basic concepts.
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3 – KAKEGURUI MAPPA
Can you imagine a school in which there’s a meritocracy based, simply and plainly, on how good you are at betting and cheating on others in shady games of chance? Well that’s the basic premise of this anime in which we’ll meet Yumeko Jabami, a slightly deranged girl who will dare to challenge the established hierarchy.
If something stands out here, in addition to its tremendous exaggerations, dangerous and delirious games and somewhat crazy protagonist, it’s the MAPPA study’s incredible animation, who never fails in the technical aspect. Throughout its 12 episodes (which, to be honest, fall short), we’ll enjoy several games in which Yumeko will give everything to fight against the established norm. Also remember that this year ECC will publish the main manga and spin-off.
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2 – DEATH PARADE
What happens when you die? According to this anime, we go to a mysterious place called Quindecim, a bar where we’ll decide, through games worthy of any English pub, with an unexpected twist, if we we’ll go to Heaven or Hell.
The interesting thing about this proposal is that each episode presents attractive self-concluding stories in which morals, traps, humanity and selfishness are questioned. Not everyone assumes defeat in the same way, nor is everyone willing to lose knowing their fate; meanwhile, we’ll get to meet the mysterious members who run this curious place, discovering their stories and why they ended there. I tremendously recommended anime that also invites one to sound reflection.
1 – KAIJI Madhouse
It had to be here. One of the most important of the genre in terms of manganime is Kaiji, whose manga has a long journey in Japan, having had more than 50 volumes. Does it have material for so much? Well yes, and more so when you have Nobuyuki Fukumoto’s imagination, who always gets puzzling and intriguing script turns out of his sleeve that leaves the viewer eager to watch more.
Kaiji is an outcast, a person who has lost everything and has nowhere to go. So, unsurprisingly, one day, when a mysterious man in black offers him to go on a cruise where he can become a millionaire, he doesn’t think it twice; however, he won’t be alone, as more people like him, ruined and desperate, will do whatever it takes to win the game and gain their life back.
And this is only the beginning: Kaiji’s journey will bring him more than one headache, and when he thinks he has already won, there’s always some small print that conditions him to continue risking his life. Few animes are more addictive than this one, as it constantly invites you to watch another episode, and another, and another, until you realize that you have gone through the entire season. It’s possibly one of the best samples of the genre, which you need to watch.
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