The multi-billion dollar Japanese animation industry is growing in popularity around the world thanks to more streaming programs that support it. Outside of niche streaming services like Crunchyroll and Funimation, which exclusively focus on distributing anime, well-known companies like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon have also brought more Japanese animation shows to their respective platforms. We now have more options than ever to choose from, which is a good thing, as a multitude of genres and themed shows have emerged over the years. And to the delight of gamers, many of them involve video games in some way.
The transition between anime and video game fans is undeniable. After all, many video games are influenced by anime and have similar storylines, complete with eye-catching action sequences and engaging heroism. We have selected some anime that incorporate video games in creative ways, from the trials and tribulations of a development studio to being transported into an MMORPG and another life. Here are our recommendations if you are looking for the perfect combination of your favorite hobby and the anime aesthetic.