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5 Anime Series To Watch If You’re Into Video Games

Like in anime . Video games open us a gate to explore many worlds and scenarios that we can’t experience in real life. To a fantasy world to a murder case. Today I will share with you some anime series you should watch if you like gaming. These series were either based on a video game, or heavily inspired by one. Be sure to check them all out!  Part 2 will be out soon! Suggested by Kakashi0112

1. Overlord

Studio: Madhouse

Episodes: 13

Genre: Action, Game, Adventure, Supernatural, Magic, Fantasy

Synopsis: The final hour of the popular virtual reality game Yggdrasil has come. However, Momonga, a powerful wizard and master of the dark guild Ainz Ooal Gown, decides to spend his last few moments in the game as the servers begin to shut down. To his surprise, despite the clock having struck midnight, Momonga is still fully conscious as his character and, moreover, the non-player characters appear to have developed personalities of their own! Confronted with this abnormal situation, Momonga commands his loyal servants to help him investigate and take control of this new world, with the hopes of figuring out what has caused this development and if there may be others in the same predicament.

Purchase: 
Overlord Season 1 Blu-ray/DVD – $48.74

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2. Quanzhi Gaoshou (King’s Avatar)

Studio: G.CMay Animation & Film

Episode: 12

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Game

Sinopsis:  Widely regarded as a trailblazer and top-tier professional player in the online multiplayer game Glory, Ye Xiu is dubbed the “Battle God” for his skills and contributions to the game over the years. However, when forced to retire from the team and to leave his gaming career behind, he finds work at a nearby internet café. There, when Glory launches its tenth server, he throws himself into the game once more using a new character named “Lord Grim.”

Ye Xiu’s early achievements on the new server immediately catch the attention of many players, as well as the big guilds, leaving them to wonder about the identity of this exceptional player. However, while he possesses ten years of experience and in-depth knowledge, starting afresh with neither sponsors nor a team in a game that has changed over the years presents numerous challenges. Along with talented new comrades, Ye Xiu once again dedicates himself to traversing the path to Glory’s summit.

3. Btooom!

Studio: Madhouse

Episode: 12

Genre: Action, Sci-fi, Psychological, Seinen

Synopsis:  Ryouta Sakamoto is unemployed and lives with his mother, his only real achievement being that he is Japan’s top player of the popular online video game, “Btooom!” However, his peaceful life is about to change when he finds himself stranded on an island in the middle of nowhere, with a small, green crystal embedded in his left hand and no memory of how he got there. To his shock, someone has decided to recreate the game he is so fond of in real life, with the stakes being life or death.

Armed with a bag full of unique bombs known as “BIM,” the players are tasked with killing seven of their fellow participants to obtain their green crystals, used as proof of their victory, in order to return home. Initially condemning any form of violence, Ryouta is forced to fight when he realizes that many of the other players are not as welcoming as they may seem. Teaming up with Himiko, a fellow Btooom! player who turns out to be his in-game wife, they attempt to get off of the island together, slowly coming closer and closer to the truth behind this contest of death.

Purchase:

BTOOOM DVD – $44.99

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4. Himouto! Umaru-chan

Studio: Doga Kobo

Episodes: 12

Genre: Comedy, School, Seinen, Slice of Life

Synopsis: People are not always who they appear to be, as is the case with Umaru Doma, the perfect high school girl—that is, until she gets home! Once the front door closes, the real fun begins. When she dons her hamster hoodie, she transforms from a refined, over-achieving student into a lazy, junk food-eating otaku, leaving all the housework to her responsible older brother Taihei. Whether she’s hanging out with her friends Nana Ebina and Kirie Motoba, or competing with her self-proclaimed “rival” Sylphinford Tachibana, Umaru knows how to kick back and have some fun!

Himouto! Umaru-chan follows the daily adventures of Umaru and Taihei, as they take care of,and put up with each other the best they can, as well as the unbreakable bonds between friends and siblings.

Purchase: 

Himouto! Umaru-chan Blu-ray – $52.49

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5. Danganronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei The Animation

Studio: Lerche

Episode: 13

Genre: Mystery, Horror, Psychological

Synopsis:  Hope’s Peak Academy is an elite high school that accepts only the most talented students. Individuals who successfully enroll receive their own unique titles, suitably reflective of their skills and traits. Of the fifteen candidates admitted to the peculiar school that year, Makoto Naegi is a completely ordinary individual who has been accepted by sheer chance, with the title of “Super High School-Level Luck.”

Naegi and his fellow classmates are initially ecstatic to be chosen to study at this prestigious institution, but these feelings of happiness are short-lived. They are soon confronted by Monokuma, the principal and resident bear, who traps them inside the school. The pupils’ hopes of escape and graduation hinge on one of them successfully murdering one of their peers without being discovered. However, if the killer is caught, he or she will be executed, and the remaining survivors will be left to continue the deathmatch until only a single victor remains.

Purchase: 


Danganronpa Blu-ray/DVD SAVE Edition – $19.49

from: Right Stuf, Inc.

 Disclaimer: Anime synopsis obtained from Myanimelist.net

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