What does everyone think of a Metroid anime like Castlevania?
I'd be excited to see one happen! If it was as good as Castlevania, then sure. I think the feeling of isolation could be captured in animation pretty well.
Plus that sweet sweet publicity for the series.
I'd be up for it, and a support character would be great, but I think they should retell the manga or do something fairly easy, like short clips from Samus' missions. Something like Castlevania wouldn't be bad, it's just I have a few doubts with what kind of story will they tell.
Nintendo has mentioned that they are interested in pursuing anime TV shows for their franchises, there's a Splatoon anime already in the works. I could see Metroid being on the tables and I would support it 100% of the way.
The issue with this might be, is Metroid popular enough? I know the series hasn't sold well in Japan, and presuming NOJ are making the executive decisions here, I kinda doubt they'd do it.
@metroid3d I understand that, shooters aren't that popular in Japan and Metroid is considered a shooter to some extent. Metroid is really one of the series that would be well adapted into anime form, but who's writing the story, that's what worries me.
Naww, Metroid is best left a game.
Hmm, can't say I'd be opposed to an anime, but it's something they should get right, naturally. For it to fit with Metroid the most.
Something like a series of short episodes with minimalistic dialogue, focusing on the scenery, atmosphere and combat scenes. That's how I'd envision it.
If they do it dark 'n gritty style like Castlevania but keep it PG, Big N may give it their blessing. Because we know you can't make unapproved/unlicensed derivative works that resemble commercial products of their intellectual property. >.>
Using components from the old Nintendo comic may work too. It managed to have some story elements and not be too buddy-movie or Papa-Adam Other M-style.
Metroid is a more 'mature' Nintendo property as opposed to the more kid-friendly ones (Mario, Zelda kinda, Spaltoon, Pikmin)
Would rather have a StarFox series however. Seems more written for that medium. Sort of like that not-a-starfox-cartoon on them youtubes not being made.
id be on mark with it, so long as its as gritty or even more R like Castlevania as i am excited to see where the story goes on castelvania season 2.