Since the day video games were born, they’ve always captured the hearts of gamers, whether it’s their fun gameplay, immersing story, characters or their environment.  Sometimes, video games are so successful that they end up with their own spin-off anime.  In some cases, anime and games go hand-in-hand, especially Japan-based games.  Thus, to widen their audience, video game developers create anime adaptations based on their popular video games and vice versa. Today, we’ll be giving you some of the best anime’s that are based on video games.

Fate Stay Night


Game Genre: Visual Novel
Anime Release: 2006

Fate Stay Night was first released for PC in the year of 2004. It became popular among many people because it was one of the first Japanese visual novels that ever got an English Patch. Because of its popularity, a anime adaptation was launched two years after the game’s release. Today, Fate Stay Night is still one of the best anime titles among fans, adding more seasons and spin-offs to the series.

Danganronpa: The Animation


Game Genre: Visual Novel, Adventure
Anime Release: 2013

Originally released for the PSP in 2010, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc has become very popular among gamers in Japan and even sold around 25 thousand copies in its first week of release. The game became a hit, even to gamers and anime fans in other countries. By December 2012, the anime adaption was announced for release the following year.

BlazBlue: Alter Memory


Game Genre: Fighting game
Anime Release: 2013

The BlazBlue franchise has already released a number of games, including extended versions of them. Since its first title in 2008, BlazBlue has been gaining popularity because of its unique fighting game mechanics, and characters. A majority of its audience are anime fans mainly because of its similar graphics and character designs. The animation, which released after several games, is based on the franchise’s first two titles, Calamity Trigger, and Continuum Shift. As of today, BlazBlue is one of the best anime games in the fighting game genre.

Persona 4 The Animation


Game Genre: RPG
Anime Release: 2011

The Shin Megami Tensei franchise has been one of the most remembered anime games there is today, and Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 happens to be the most popular one in the series. It has already earned itself several spin-off games such as Persona 4 Arena and Persona 4: Dancing All Night. Three years after the game’s release, Persona 4: The Animation was aired, and is considered to be a great anime to watch especially if you are a fan of the franchise.

Tales of the Abyss


Game Genre: RPG
Anime Release: 2008

Tales of the Abyss is based on the original J-RPG which follows the story of Luke, a spoiled prince who does whatever he wants and refuses to deal with any responsibility. However, after an encounter with a mysterious magic user named Tear, Luke’s life changed forever. With the many high rated games from the tales series, Tales of Abyss stood out as one of the most loved games in the franchise, thus earning an animated adaptation.

Makai Senki Disgaea


Game Genre: Tactical RPG
Anime Release: 2006

First released in 2003 as Disgaea: Hour of Darkness for the PS2, this game has a huge number of fans. As of November 2011, Disgaea has sold about 1.7 million copies of the game, making it one of Nippon Ichi’s most popular titles and best anime games out there. Because of this, an anime adaptation was inevitable. With, over the top characters and action, Makai Senki Disgaea is one of the most recommended animes out there.

Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings


Game Genre: Hack and Slash, Action
Anime Release: 2009

The Sengoku Basara franchise has already released several games, all developed and published by Capcom, and has three anime adaptations based on the series. After its second anime season, Sengoku Basara released animated film entitled Sengoku Basara: The Last Party. Similar to its original anime game, Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings contains the same exaggerated antics that will keep things exciting. Who wouldn’t have fun seeing twenty foot-soldiers blast off in the air from a single Katana slash?