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Weekend Japanatainment - Nintendo Anime Edition

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Japanese Nintendo Cartoons

If you've been around the interwebs lately, you may have heard of Nintendo's new gaming device that both does portable and home game console gaming, the new system called "Nintendo Switch". Now I wouldn't be a good "journalist" if I didn't take advantage of this newfound excitement and tie it into something about anime, which is what we do here at Japanator.

So this week's Japanatainment is all about anime and Nintendo, with such great brand recognition, you would think there would be a lot more of Nintendo anime than there are that exist. There is the Pokemon cartoon, but Pokemon isn't entirely owned by Nintendo.t There is news earlier this year from the new Nintendo President Kimishima, where there will be possible Nintendo anime in the near future which is very exciting news. I want that Metroid anime, Samus is best waifu. In armor or Zero Suit.

Is there a Nintendo-based anime that you love or want to see? SHARE IN THE COMMENTS BELOW! I wanna know.

Anime: Super Mario Brothers: Great Mission to Rescue Princess Peach (1986)

Here is an early anime OVA featuring the Super Mario Bros on an adventure that isn't really based off any game. The original games, Super Mario Bros only came out the year before this one so it does take liberties with the interpretation of the original game and characters.

If this anime looks like something that would air in the United States at the time, that is because a lot of the cartoons that aired in the US were either made in Japan or South Korea (and many still are made in South Korea today), so a lot of those cartoon shows back then were technically anime. Crazy, huh?

 

Anime: Pokemon Origins - Episode 1: Red

This miniseries is not like the ongoing anime/cartoon series that features the forever young Ash Ketchum, Pokemon Origins takes more after the original Red and Blue/Green versions  from the Gameboy, even naming the main character "Red" and his rival "Blue". This show is a bit more violent than the cartoon and is the source of that horrifiying clip where a Charmander screams in terror as it gets its neck chomped on by a Squirtle.

 

Anime: Star Fox Zero - The Battle Begins

This promotional tie-in anime with Star Fox Zero was made in collaboration with Shigeru Miyamoto and anime studios Production IG (Ghost in the Shell) and WIT Studio (Attack on Titan). It's got some great production value and I wouldn't mind seeing more in the future.

 

Anime: F-Zero Falcon Densetsu

Now this is from a time where Nintendo tried to make some anime of their existing properties but it didn't really pan out. I just wished they made more games in this series on modern consoles.

 

Game: Super Smash Bros for WiiU/3DS

This was quite a surprise, this announcement of a character in the then upcoming Super Smash Bros games was done in anime form featuring Link from The Legend of Zelda games and Pit form Kid Icarus games fighting it out in cool anime action. This excited a lot of people and want more. Hopefully we actually get some cool Nintendo animu. Please, my body is ready.

 

Is there a Nintendo-based anime that you love or want to see? SHARE IN THE COMMENTS BELOW! I wanna know.

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