From Software’s Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and Sucker Punch’s Ghost of Tsushima are both reportedly getting anime adaptions, according to reliable anime leaker @oecuf0. The leaker is partners with @SugoiLITE, who has leaked multiple accurate pieces of info in the past, such as the Pluto anime and Bleach’s distribution on Disney+.
However, we wouldn’t call it a complete shocker, as the leaker hinted at anime adaptations of Japanese-inspired action games three days ago. Back then, the leaker shared a mysterious riddle alongside the start screen of Sony PlayStation exclusive games, even jokingly apologizing to Egyptians (like me) for making us green with envy over their intriguing riddle (creators of Hireoglyphs and mysterious pyramids and all that).
The clues included the number of games and the iconic Japanese Tengu mask, which fans of Demon Slayer would recognize as something worn by Tanjiru’s teacher, Sakonji Urokodaki. The identity of the first game left me scratching my head for a while, while the second game being PlayStation exclusive was a bit obvious upon seeing all the familiar controller buttons.
With this latest tweet, it becomes even more blatent now that the two most prominent Japanese games of recent times are prime candidates for anime adaptations. And it’s not a stretch to say that they are the most deserving of this prestigious recognition.
The previous riddle also hinted at the upcoming release window of the first anime (the multiplatform one or Sekiro) by mentioning the numbers 2 and 4. Based on this hint, we can conclude that Sekiro anime will be airing next year.
All in all, this news shouldn’t surprise us, considering Sony’s considerable investments in the anime industry over the years. Sony is the proud owner of Funimation, Crunchyroll, and Aniplex, which are essentially the top three anime streaming services in the US. Additionally, in 2019, Sony launched PlayStation Productions, which is a department with an exclusive focus on adapting its major franchises for film and television.
Thanks to Sony’s efforts, we’ve seen projects like the Uncharted movie last year, and this year we were treated to The Last of Us TV series. And we can look forward to the release of the Gran Turismo movie this August as well. God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn, Twisted Metal, and Jak and Daxter are all already confirmed to be adapted into TV series across multiple platforms. In addition, Days Gone, Ghost of Tsushima, Death Stranding, and Gravity Rush will get their own movies at some point in the future.
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