Between death and death of the FromSoftware video game, you can take a break with some of these animated series from the Japanese country.
Elden Ring is the new video game from the FromSoftware studio in which it once again tests the patience of Hidetaka Miyazaki fans, but this time in an open world, unlike its predecessors like Dark Souls or Bloodborne.
With the help of George RR Martin, Miyazaki has created a fairly large world where players can find all kinds of impossible creatures that will not hesitate to kill them, in addition to the mini-bosses and the bosses themselves.
So if you need a break after having already lost more than 20 runes in the fantastic world of Elden Ring, we have collected 13 perfect anime to immerse yourself in the acclaimed video game. Some of these options may be obvious, since Dark Souls or Bloodborne They are also largely based on Berserk by Kentaro Miura. However, other recommendations may be a bit out of the ordinary.
Despite everything, they all drink from the same spirit that we see in the Elden Ring and that will surely help you prepare for the tenth time that you are going to try to kill Malenia or Radhan, the scourge of the stars.
The clear influences
The work of Kentaro Miura has been the one that has most influenced the works of Miyazaki. His dark fantasy has inspired countless imitators over the years, from his armor models to monster designs. Berserk is a clear predecessor of Elden Ring.
From that the work of Kentaro Miura, new anime have been created that have tried to follow the same line as Berserk. This is the example of Claymore, which could be considered as a sister of Elden Ring. The story is set in a world where men live with creatures that manage to become their prey in order to live hidden in society. In order to kill them, there are the Claymore. Beings created by a secret organization whose main objective is to protect humanity.
Go Nagai’s Devilman casts a huge shadow on the fantasy and horror that he is sure to have influenced in the world of the Elden Ring. Although the most normal thing would be to watch the 1972 anime, on Netflix you can find devilman crybaby of Masaaki Yuasa that would also be worth and that follows the story of Akira Fudo, a boy who becomes a demon in order to kill an ancient race of demons, so he continues to keep his human soul despite everything.
“You have died”
All Souls-style games are characterized by a singularly cavalier attitude towards death, a promise they’ve been keeping ever since the Dark Souls ‘You Will Die’ marketing campaign. Here are some anime that agree with this particularity.
fate/zero It is set in the fourth war of the Holy Grail where seven wizards summon seven heroic spirits to fight each other and thus the only winning team of the Holy Grail will be the one that manages to survive, the same one capable of granting a miracle to the one who has it. The Einzberns are in charge of starting this fourth war.
Juni Taisen: Zodiac War
Juni Taisen: Zodiac War follows the story of 12 mercenaries who gather every 12 years to participate in the Zodiac Tournament to find out who is the most powerful, cunning ingenuity and deadly precision. Each warrior bears the name and attributes of one of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac.
Mobile Suit GUNDAM: Iron-Blooded Orphans
Mobile Suit GUNDAM: Iron-Blooded Orphans is an anime series that takes place 300 years after a great conflict that occurred between Earth and its colonies in outer space. The story follows Kudelia Aina Bernstein, who travels to Earth to negotiate economic conditions, in order to protect her she will meet the Army’s Third Division made up of many child soldiers.
Start laughing at your own deaths
Souls video games come at a time when death has to be accepted as not really a failure, but simply an opportunity to try other things. Eventually, those who have been playing Souls games for years even get to see the humor in death. For this reason, Another is the perfect anime that goes beyond the horror of death and goes straight into its comedic potential.
The Personal Achievement Bonus
It is true that no movie or series can replicate the personal gratification that a player gets from finishing a difficult boss. But anime can go to great lengths to deliver cathartic and exciting moments of victory. These are just some examples:
Blood Blockade Battlefront
On Blood Blockade Battlefront A gateway between Earth and the Afterlife was opened, causing the inhabitants of New York to find themselves locked in a bubble together with creatures from another dimension such as vampires, supersonic monkeys or talking fish.
Simon and Kamina are the protagonists of Gurren Lagann. Both of them are very different from each other, one of them is a free spirit and another is a shy young man with no aspirations. Everything changes until they come across a mysterious object that turns out to be the key to an ancient artifact.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba It is set in a world where demons exist and do not hesitate to kill to quench their thirst for blood. Tanjiro is the protagonist of this story that when he finds that his family has been killed by one of them and that his sister has become a demon, he will do everything possible to kill all the demons while trying to find a cure for his sister.
Shingeki no Kyojin
Shingeki no Kyojin revolves around Eren, a boy who lives in a walled city that safeguards what is left of humanity from the giant titans that are outside and kill any human they come across. They have been surviving like this for quite a few years, until a giant titan appears and breaks a hole in one of the walls.
the craziest anime
Here are two of the craziest anime that can be found in Japanese animation for those who have not hesitated to admit that they would like to have a date with a video game boss like Malenia. You can stop giving Fia hugs and watch some of these anime:
Actually, I Am
Actually, I Am revolves around Youko Shiragami, a boy who realizes that the girl he has a crush on is a vampire. But so that he does not disappear from his life, he promises not to say anything. Although it is easier said than done. Thus he begins to discover more beings around him, from which he must also keep his identity secret.
Monster Musume: Everyday Life With Monster Girls
Monster Musume: Everyday Life With Monster Girls follows the story of Kimihito Kursu, who lives a quiet life until a monster girl gets in his way. The series is set in a world where non-humans can integrate into society with others. Thus Kimihito meets Miia, a Lamia.