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Dark souls the anime (Would you like one?)
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Posted 5/10/14 , edited 5/10/14
Yes, no, why, why not, ect.

From me, it's a hell yes if it's given to the right studio. Imagine the ridiculous boss fights, but animated. The best structure for the show would probably be a showcase of a bunch of side characters from the game getting an episode to show their story, in the order that you meet them, with the "player" character being shown more as a background character going on their quest.

It would also allow people to learn and get into the world of dark souls without having to go through the game, which some people *cough casuals *cough find too difficult.
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No.
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Arpg has such shit success rate, you are better off telling people to play the game.
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i wouldn't say it's an impossible thing since Kadokawa recently bought From Software. Whether it would make for a good story, i kind of doubt it. Perhaps an untold lore story would be a better fit, maybe if it revolved around Alva the Wayfarer and Zullie the Witch.
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I want this. It would be so amazing, plus if they did it right you would see the MC die. A lot.
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Well, they would really have to have an interesting character and make the lore very interesting. I think it would end up being not along the lines of the original game.
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No.
Why? Because the plot would be shit, just like the game Oh come on, you know that there is basically no plot in Dark Souls :P
It's just boss horde.

Well it might depend on which route they go with.
Solaire dying? Would make a sad story
Posted 5/10/14
No, fun game but I don't think an anime would be good because half the game is fighting the same monsters just to get souls, then going off to fight a boss but you get manhandled.. It'd be irritating watching ep after ep of that. Love the game though don't get me wrong
Posted 5/10/14 , edited 5/10/14
I'm not against it, but i'm very wary of it.

I don't think the story and lore are appropriate for anime as a medium. Dark Souls prides itself on its status as an "untold story." Rather than just shoving the lore down your throat as you engage in some elaborate plot, they give you the bare bones and scatter the rest of the bits out as an interesting and ambiguous puzzle to complete. I just don't think it would work in an anime-style narrative.

Plus, I don't think a Dark Souls protagonists fits well in an anime setting. Their constant deaths and retries just don't really make sense from a normal narrative standpoint. Especially since they're silent protagonists. The game leaves you as the player to fill in the gaps regarding their quest - making an anime of it while maintaining this feel would be rather difficult.

However, Blade and Soul is illustrating that you can have a mostly silent protagonist and still be compelled by their motives. Its not executed like Dark Souls, but its proof of concept at least. So maybe it could work?

Oddly enough though, this made me think about a Dark Souls anime set in high school with Priscilla, Quelaag, her imouto the Fair Lady, and Gwynevere all as characters in some sort of harem. I'd imagine that Solaire is that one best friend who's always acting stupid, but is actually quite awesome. What a weird scenario that just popped into my head... lets hope it never sees the light of day lol
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Urboistar wrote:

No, fun game but I don't think an anime would be good because half the game is fighting the same monsters just to get souls, then going off to fight a boss but you get manhandled.. It'd be irritating watching ep after ep of that. Love the game though don't get me wrong


Noob :P
Dark Souls (1) is actually a pretty easy game. No souls farming needed.
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I actually started this very same topic about a week before Kadokawa purchased FROM Software.

The Idea that I had went along the lines of the MC traveling the different places in the game and finding the lore from each of the NPCs that he met.

Honestly, Dark Souls, with the right writer, Director and studio, has the potential to be a very good psychological anime about the futility of completing a quest in the face of unbelievable hardships and unbeatable challenges.
Posted 5/11/14

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Urboistar wrote:

No, fun game but I don't think an anime would be good because half the game is fighting the same monsters just to get souls, then going off to fight a boss but you get manhandled.. It'd be irritating watching ep after ep of that. Love the game though don't get me wrong


Noob :P
Dark Souls (1) is actually a pretty easy game. No souls farming needed.




Pffft sure it is. The 4 kings don't support this message though. :D

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Urboistar wrote:

Pffft sure it is. The 4 kings don't support this message though. :D



Tsk, the 4 kings isn't even 4 kings, but 3 or less, unless you suck :P
Just show up in Havel's armor and the grass crest chield :P
The only boss in the game that is hard are those damn annoying Ornstein and Smough *ssholes Though if you defeat Smough first, Ornstein is actually easy enough, as long as you know what you're doing.

I've played thie game twice, so not an elitist, I just thought it was much easier than what I had heard. Except for O&S.
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Not really. The gameplay and setting are great in Dark Souls, don't get me wrong. But I never really thought 'Wow, this plot is so good it deserves to be represented in another medium'. Hell, I didn't think the story was that great full stop.
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Not really. The gameplay and setting are great in Dark Souls, don't get me wrong. But I never really thought 'Wow, this plot is so good it deserves to be represented in another medium'. Hell, I didn't think the story was that great full stop.


Agreed. I've heard not one person say that they play Dark Souls *for* the story. That's not why people play it. Now, someone could take the story that is in Dark Souls and expand upon it, make it an anime series, but I really can't see why someone would bother to do that.
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