As the collective domain of manchildren, Japanese cartoons and videogames have been working in tandem for years. From animated adaptations of 80’s classics like Salamander to Studio 4C’s work on Street Fighter IV, Japanese animation studios have never been averse to taking the game industry’s finest work and adapting it into middling-to-poor products for some quick cash.
As scholars and enthusiasts in both fields, we here at Colony Drop have taken it upon ourselves to venture into this vast, dessicated land and see what we can see. It won’t be easy: video game Japanimation has a well-deserved reputation in the fandom for being some of the worst, most phoned-in crap around. But we’ve covered wars— Psychic Wars— and if some bad cartoons could get us down, we’d just shut down the site every time a new anime season started.
Stand with us, dear reader, and fight. The boss rush starts tomorrow. Be praying. Be praying. Be praying.