Before we begin, let me make one thing perfectly clear: I LOVE anime and first-person shooters. In fact, I’ve been watching and playing them respectively since my pre-teens, and I’ve always been captivated by the former’s depth (when done right) and the latter’s high-octane action (again, when done right).
Obviously I’m not the only one who loves both genres, but it seems I’m the only one who thinks that combining the two can make for pretty anime-zing (pun intended) experiences. This idea of mine has been firmly ingrained in my mind for the past eight or so years, and it’s an idea that I’ve always wanted to see come to fruition.
To put it bluntly, I am convinced that anime first-person shooters are actually feasible and, when done right, can deliver an incredible audiovisual presentation along with engaging FPS gameplay.
So here are three reasons why I think anime and first-person shooters are meant for each other.