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Posted 11/8/15
Hi guys :)

I did this post on the chit chat section, but I thought I should do it here as well.

In your opinion which company can make a good anime out of the Metal Gear game series.

Were talking about a company that make it a huge success, like Attack on Titan, Dragon Ball, One Piece,

or Naruto.

Do you think that there is a company who can pull it off ?

Personally, my money is on Toei or the ones who did the first Death Note anime.

If Toei will invest in it, and give excellent animation, like the one in the pre time skip One Piece,

then Toei can pull it off.

If they are going to care about expenses, then the guys who did the first Death Note anime should

handle it.

What do you guys think ?
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I know they almost go out of their way to avoid adapting existing material, but I'd let GAINAX take a shot at it. They pace action really well and, if Hideaki Anno is involved, he'd be able to tackle any psych arcs. Character design would also be a plus - they always kick so much ass with that.

But they also have a history of bad finances, so I have no idea where they stand now or if they could actually produce something that big/anticipated with the resources they have. :\
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I'm giving the common man's answer, but Madhouse.
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I think that regardless of who adapted Metal Gear into an anime a significant part of the appeal would be lost simply as a result of the new medium's limitations. Half the fun of playing those games is that you're in control of Snake's movements, you're in charge of his equipment choices, you're in the driver's seat during action scenes, and (to a limited extent) your decisions will impact the direction of the plot. Watching enemy sentries' movement patterns, checking the room for objects you could hide in/under/behind, exploring the facilities you're moving through, making snap decisions about what to do and where to go when you're discovered, deciding whether or not to give in to Ocelot's torture, these aren't secondary elements. These are the main attraction, and it's these immersive, proactive things that distinguish video games from animated films. When you take all those proactive elements, all that exploring and all those choices, and turn them into passive ones where you're just watching Snake do whatever he does a major part of the fun and excitement in Metal Gear is lost.

If you're not convinced by that, however, I think Konami would just go ahead and make it themselves. They've stepped into the market for films, so I don't see why they wouldn't try their hands at an anime to retain as much control of one of their flagship franchises as possible. I think the idea could work, but as I said above: I'm leery, think something big would be lost, and suspect that the anime would join the ranks of many failed works based on video games. I could be wrong, but pessimism leaves one safe from disappointment.
Posted 11/8/15
None of them. It would be filled to the brim with moeshit.
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

I'm giving the common man's answer, but Madhouse.


That a bad choice thou. Reason. They almost never do season 2 of anything.
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I'd say KyoAni. The metal gear series is about school life, right?
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Madhouse for Metal Gear Rising
Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell) or White Fox(Jormungand)for MGS 1-5
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Posted 11/8/15 , edited 11/8/15

The_Eye_0_0 wrote:

Hi guys :)

I did this post on the chit chat section, but I thought I should do it here as well.

In your opinion which company can make a good anime out of the Metal Gear game series.

Were talking about a company that make it a huge success, like Attack on Titan, Dragon Ball, One Piece,

or Naruto.

Do you think that there is a company who can pull it off ?

Personally, my money is on Toei or the ones who did the first Death Note anime.

If Toei will invest in it, and give excellent animation, like the one in the pre time skip One Piece,

then Toei can pull it off.

If they are going to care about expenses, then the guys who did the first Death Note anime should

handle it.

What do you guys think ?


Toei has shit animation. If they wont even invest in DB Super(which will make them shitloads in money), they sure as hell wont invest the proper funds into a MGS series unless Hideo Kojima is directly supervising it and has executive control

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Depends we need more than a great studio. Unless we are basing it purely on animation quality. Because we would need a dynamic director, epic writers, resourceful producers, financers and more.

For the best animation team, i`d say PRODUCTION I.G.

All in all: Triple AAA Production Committee, Staff and Animation Team.
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BlueOni wrote:

I think that regardless of who adapted Metal Gear into an anime a significant part of the appeal would be lost simply as a result of the new medium's limitations. Half the fun of playing those games is that you're in control of Snake's movements, you're in charge of his equipment choices, you're in the driver's seat during action scenes, and (to a limited extent) your decisions will impact the direction of the plot. Watching enemy sentries' movement patterns, checking the room for objects you could hide in/under/behind, exploring the facilities you're moving through, making snap decisions about what to do and where to go when you're discovered, deciding whether or not to give in to Ocelot's torture, these aren't secondary elements. These are the main attraction, and it's these immersive, proactive things that distinguish video games from animated films. When you take all those proactive elements, all that exploring and all those choices, and turn them into passive ones where you're just watching Snake do whatever he does a major part of the fun and excitement in Metal Gear is lost.

If you're not convinced by that, however, I think Konami would just go ahead and make it themselves. They've stepped into the market for films, so I don't see why they wouldn't try their hands at an anime to retain as much control of one of their flagship franchises as possible. I think the idea could work, but as I said above: I'm leery, think something big would be lost, and suspect that the anime would join the ranks of many failed works based on video games. I could be wrong, but pessimism leaves one safe from disappointment.


yeah I'm of a like mind. Metal Gear is one of those series that simply doesn't work as well outside of it's original medium. There's certain types of stories that are absolutely fantastic in their original medium, but are greatly diminished by the translation to another. Additionally I feel this is one of those cases where it's sort of impossible to do the material justice without the original creator. Metal Gear is a meticulous balancing act of insanity, plot contrivance, and a ridiculously convoluted narrative. Kojima can pull it off, but without him I have little doubt that Metal Gear would crumble in on itself. Hideo Kojima is rather unique as an artist, and I really doubt anyone can successfully fill in at the helm for him.
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I would have to go with Shaft, Can you imagine Ocelot doing the head tilt? It would be glorious.
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