Sekiro Shadows Die Twice Ghost of Tsushima Anime Development
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Sekiro and Ghost of Tsushima Anime Reportedly in Development

Anime adaptations of From Software’s Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and Sucker Punch’s Ghost of Tsushima are reportedly in development. Anime adaptations of video games have caught traction lately, with Platinum Games’ Nier: Automata recently getting an animated retelling from Sword Art Online studio A-1 Pictures. A new leak suggests that more anime based on video games are on the way.

The leak originates from a renowned leaker and Twitter user oecuf, who has apparently been accurate in their reports about anime productions. The leaker claims that anime adaptations are currently in the works for both Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and Ghost of Tsushima, which are ironically both themed around samurai and ninja culture and combat. No other details were spilled about these adaptations including which anime studios will be handling them.

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Sekiro released in 2019 to critical acclaim, winning Game of the Year at The Game Awards that year and garnering some high review scores. The story is set in the Sengoku period and revolves around a strange illness that sweeps the land of Ashina. A warrior named Wolf is tasked with becoming the bodyguard of Kuro, a young boy who happens to be the immortal Divine Heir to the Ashina throne. As the land becomes plagued with creatures and warring samurai, Wolf must navigate Ashina and stop impending disaster.

Ghost of Tsushima, on the other hand, released in 2020 and also received critical acclaim, going on to be nominated for Game of the Year at The Game Awards but lost the win to The Last of Us Part II. The story follows Jin Sakai, a noble samurai who must fend off the invading Mongol armies from the island of Tsushima. When the samurai code fails, Jin is caught between honouring the samurai tradition and becoming the lethal warrior of the shadows, the Ghost.

Both games are ripe for an adaptation and anime seems best-suited to tell these expansive stories faithfully. Additionally, Hollywood is also working on its own live-action movie adaptation of Ghost of Tsushima which will be directed by John Wick director Chad Stahelski under PlayStation Productions.

Source: oecuf (via Reddit)

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