Submitted by sarydactl 1134d ago | opinion piece

5 Manga That Need a Game Adaptation

"Here are five manga series that would work very well as video games. Some fitting manga have been omitted from the list because they already have a good game, but in any case, all of these are wonderful stories that could use a game to help add a dimension to the story." | Explosion.com (3DS, Nintendo DS, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PSP, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

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smashcrashbash  +   1134d ago
I vote Jing-King of Bandits. It would make an awesome game. It has more then enough settings for story, levels and bosses.
Kin23g  +   1133d ago
A Basilisk game adaption would be amazing. Just stay true to the story and work with Studio 4°C on the animated cutscenes. As for the gameplay, something like the previous Ninja Gaiden installments'd do good.
Tigerfist  +   1133d ago
I've read that a long time ago so I don't exactly remember it that well, but Basilisk does seem like it could produce a very interesting and dark game.
FadedWolf13  +   1133d ago
dude i agree Basilisk was awesome and there plenty others i could see in a game too but im sure none will ever happen
morganfell  +   1133d ago
Ghost in the Shell done right. There are few manga so influential.

Appleseed, with co-op play throughout as Deunan Knute or Briareos.

Yes, I think Masamune Shirow rules.
Ranma1  +   1133d ago
We need a Bible Black game adoption

That will get tons of gamers to buy a PS3 just to play it
smashcrashbash  +   1133d ago
Not only do I personally dislike Bible Black, I really don't see what kind of game you can make out of it.It wouldn't even make a good adult oriented game.
CrescentFang  +   1133d ago
Dude, the anime is based off the visual novel of the same name.
Baka-akaB  +   1133d ago
there is already a Bible black game on pc , it's your usual ero game . Hell i believe the anime is an adaptation of the games
morkendo23  +   1133d ago
I vote YU-GI-OH,CASSERIN,DEADMAN WONDERLAND be a great game to play.
tubers  +   1134d ago
LOL @ The World Only God Knows.

It's not there but I think Cage of Eden could be a decent material for a survival game.

Bunch of students, tourists, execs, employees plane crashes on a mysterious island with a lot of extinct and voracious animals .. with flavors of adventure, survival, betrayal, hope, romance, mystery, etc... and NO guns! xD
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crawling182  +   1134d ago
My mind is still trying to process the concept for a 'The World Only God Knows' game. Though I agree, alot of potential if it were made with comedy and satire in mind.
ExCest  +   1133d ago
Dude, a game about dating games. We could go deeper but it would be an overload of what am I doing.
Snookies12  +   1133d ago
Hahaha, say what you want about The World God Only Knows... Keima is one hilarious and unique character...
Bloodraid  +   1133d ago
It would probably be somewhat in the style of a Visual Novel.
JAMurida  +   1133d ago
That or Highschool of the Dead/Cradle of Monsters would be interesting.
GodHandDee  +   1134d ago
Shingeki No Kyojin: IF someone ever manages to make a game out of this with good gameplay, it will be one of the best games ever made.
Baka-akaB  +   1133d ago
I could picture that , some kind of dragon's dogma on adrenaline (with the setting and era of the manga of course) with giants as big as seen as in Shadow of the Colossus , God of War and Castlevania LOD
GodHandDee  +   1131d ago
And a touch of inFamous for the city levels = God tier Game in the making
Lucretia  +   1134d ago
Berserk needs a good game adaptation!
Baka-akaB  +   1133d ago
Berserk already had two awesome adaptations on Dreamcast and ps2 . We just need a new one on ps3 or ps4
Lucretia  +   1133d ago
yeah the ps2 one was really good, but it never came to america :(
j-blaze  +   1134d ago
a new Berserk game would be totally EPIC!
hardandsloppy  +   1133d ago
First good thing you've said
JellyJelly  +   1133d ago
I've actually owned and completed both Sword of the Berserk and Record of Lodloss war for the Dreamcast. Both very cool games with Record of Lodloss being the better one.
TXIDarkAvenger  +   1134d ago
Yes to Air Gear!

Adding on to what the author had said, Air Gear could play a lot similar to Jet Set Radio.
omarzy  +   1134d ago
Case Closed and Sekirei. Claymore would be good if done right.
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Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1134d ago
My personal manga to game adaptation would be Beet: The Vandel Buster.
Qrphe  +   1134d ago
A Bastard!!! game!!!

It has SO MUCH LORE! (whatever happened to the mmo)

It has angels, demons, Satan and God, mech dragons, elves, samurai, ninjas, orcs, dwarfs, artificial bio-weapons, crazier action than DBZ/Marvel/DC, wizards, sex and heavy metal

omarzy  +   1134d ago
Forgot to add Saint Seiya.
kanetheking  +   1134d ago
MacDonagh  +   1134d ago

Rin:Daughters of Mnemosyne
FinaLXiii  +   1134d ago
Basilisk, Black Lagoon, Berserk, Dangu, Fairy Tail, Rurouni Kenshin, Hellsing, Neon Genesis Evangelion.

I could go on with many deserving mangas.
A-Glorious-Dawn  +   1133d ago
I have yet to see a truly good Evangelion game, wasn't there one on N64?

Basilisk would be great..
jb1276  +   1134d ago
another good one is "God of High School"
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   1134d ago
Blame!, Noise or Biomega would make superb survival horrors....
iWishTifaWasReal  +   1133d ago
LOL how about Bakuman?

that'd be a boring game
Baka-akaB  +   1133d ago
Well its there for your pleasure (boredom ?) on DS
hardandsloppy  +   1133d ago
Ouran High School Host Club :)
zen0  +   1133d ago
A manhwa (korean manga), but it needs the Breaker and the New Wave. Those who don't know should immediately search for it. Kickass read.
deep_fried_bum_cake  +   1133d ago
It's not The Breaker and the New Wave. It's The Breaker: New Waves.
JAMurida  +   1133d ago
I came here to say Breaker as well, +bub for beating me too it.
omarzy  +   1133d ago
high school of the dead.
Run_bare  +   1133d ago
I love the Anime, what kind of game would fit HOTD? I hope it's not shooter.
maniacmayhem  +   1133d ago
High School of the Dead, even though I hate the anime, would still make a great video game.
Venox2008  +   1133d ago
I would like a Beelzebub game, played like a God Hand game :)
Xperia_ion  +   1133d ago
This is my favorite suggestion.
Nicaragua  +   1133d ago
A full console Macross game.
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JAMurida  +   1133d ago
Not sure if you checked this out before, but Battlecry was amazing back then, IMO.


I wish they could make a Macross game just like that but next gen and what not. But I played the mess out of that game.
Nicaragua  +   1132d ago
Yeah i had Robotech (spit !) Battlecry and it was really good.

Since then though we have had the Macross PSP games and also the mini Macross games on the Blu-ray Hybrid disks, so i just want a new full Macross game that takes advantage of the current hardware.
InTheLab  +   1133d ago
Berserk- Closes thing we have is Dragon's Dogma. In the ancient quarry, you can buy Gut's armor and sword, as well as Griffith's Whitehawk Armor. There's even a guard outside the main gate of Gran Soren that's named Rickert....

Until then, I'll play the Dreamcast version for the 100th time and dream about the epic battle in the black armor we'll never have with Zodd.

Tri-gun- How is this not a game?

Cowboy Bebop -set in an open world

Helsing- Again, how is this not a game already?
BlackPrince 42  +   1133d ago
I'm not sure you could do a Hellsing game. Alucard would be too overpowered.
InTheLab  +   1133d ago
You've never played a game using an overpowered character?
akiraburn  +   1133d ago
I was also very stoked when I heard that other versions of Dragon's Dogma were getting the special armors and all. I've been direly awaiting an announcement of a new Berserk game as well. Here's hoping that the new movie trilogy spurs the development of a game.

And I too have Sword of the Berserk on Dreamcast, and was crushed when the PS2 Berserk title never came received a localization. By the way, if you haven't seen that already, check out the videos of it on youtube, its really solid looking. If you really want to give it a try I'm positive there's ISOs of the game floating out there if that's your sort of thing.

With Trigun, they were working on a game for PS2, but ultimately it fell by the wayside. Nothing has been heard about it since it's announcement back in 2002, so it would be safe to assume that it is dead.

As for the Cowboy Bebop game, there actually were a few games released. The closest thing to what you're talking about was an action/fighter that also only released in Japan.
CrescentFang  +   1133d ago
Have you played the PS2 game? I know it was only released in Japan (even I haven't played it), but you do get to fight Zodd with the black armor iirc
akiraburn  +   1133d ago
Indeed you do get to fight Zodd (multiple times I believe). I think there is a full translation out there for the script, but I'm not positive where to find it. Gamefaqs does have a walkthrough for it, however it doesn't completely translate everything. Here's a vid of one of the Zodd fights though: http://youtu.be/Q0ES_G-GDXw
Tigerfist  +   1133d ago
I'm not there with you on Trigun but Cowboy Bebop does sound good indeed!
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1133d ago
Death Note!! But they would only mess it up..
BlackPrince 42  +   1133d ago
GiTS really deserves a good video game adaptation. It would fit so well. Different missions using the skills of different members of Sec. 9. Multiplayer allowing you to customize your prosthetic parts.

How has this not been made yet?
ShiftyLookingCow  +   1133d ago
Yeah that would be awesome.
yaz288  +   1133d ago
I always thought about a god of war clone game when I read berserk .. it would be perfect!!!
explicitbaron  +   1133d ago
FLCL anyone?
mistajeff  +   1133d ago
I know this was a show before it was a manga or anything else, but I'd love to see a Cowboy Bebop game. Not the arcade-y PS1 game that came out, I'm talking a full blown action/RPG where you take contracts and side-contracts and openly travel the solar system between different hub worlds.
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Rhezin  +   1133d ago
Obviously a Berserk video game, but also a GANTZ or a Yagyu Ninja Scrolls: Revenge of the Hori clan video game.
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