We already know anime has had a big influence on pop culture in the last decade. For example, once i had a training job at school and was assigned with some art students...when asked to draw a realistic person or animal most of the students would end up drawing in the same anime inspired way.
It was like it was in their genes to do so even though the art teachers had never taught a lesson about anime (and I know, because i asked the teachers). I don’t think they (students) knew much about anime to begin with. The recollection of that event has led me to analyse the influence anime has had on the creation and appreciation of video games.
Its not just video games there were influenced by anime. Many Hollywood films have completely ripped their stories straight from anime's like: (1)The Matrix ripped of Ghost in the shell scene by scene (2)Lion King ripped of Kimba the white Lion (3)Inception ripped of Paprika and Black Swan ...and the list goes on. The truth is: Hollywood rips everything, not just anime.
In the video, Miyamoto admits he was inspired by anime and manga when making his video games. Its not just the games Miyamoto made like Zelda, Mario, Pokemon e.t.c that were inspired by anime, its all sorts of games
The mecha genre of anime and manga has proved an enormous influence on videogames, from Virtual-On to Metal Gear Solid. Metal gear Solid was inspired by Snatcher (an anime game), and Kojima also put in a well known anime freak into the MGS series called Otacon who mentions all the robots he made were inspired by anime.
Most JRPG games are influenced by anime, we can see that in the character design and stories of games like Persona 4, Tales of Vesperia, and FF series. What else has anime given video games? Generally, the anime influence with character emotions and expressions is a good element for games since it gives characters more personality. However...Some people say anime has also given us characters with: (1)no facial hair (2)barely any muscle (3)and borderline metrosexual. Am sorry for the people who have those views, but i dont want link looking like this (I think most people wouldn't)
Neither would I want Dante from Devil May cry looking like this:
I just feel anime doesn't get the praise it deserves. This is the purpose of this blog. Anime and video games work in tandem, people should know this. LONG LIVE ANIME !!!