Japanese publisher and developer Capcom have announced recently that a TV anime adaptation of their upcoming Monster Hunter Stories RPG is in production that will air next year. The first visual for the anime was also revealed.
The upcoming anime will air on Fuji TV as part of their new 9:30am time slot. The series will be produced by David Production (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Hyperdimension Neptunia) as Fuji TV acquired the studio in late 2014.
The game itself is a spin-off title from the main series and is scheduled to release in Japan on the Nintendo 3DS next year. Here is the latest promotional video for Monster Hunter Stories:
And the intro video for the game:
It will be the first full TV anime based on Capcom’s Monster Hunter franchise, though not the first time the series has been turned in anime form. A trailer for Monster Hunter Mezeporuta Kaitaku-ki featured an anime style:
Monster Hunter is one of Japan’s most popular franchises. The series started in 2004 on the PlayStation 2, and has since been on the PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U and the PC. To date, the entire franchise has sold over 28 million copies, with the latest main instalment being Monster Hunter 4 for the Nintendo 3DS selling over 4.1 Million copies in Japan. Capcom has recently announced that the game will be releasing outside of Japan as Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate earlier this year, which will include additional content. A MMO, titled Monster Hunter Online was announced last year for China only. The beta opened in July last year and little information was released since. The next major title in the series is Monster Hunter X for the 3DS in late 2015.
The Monster Hunter Stories TV anime is currently in production and will air in 2016, alongside the game for 3DS. More information about both titles will be revealed soon.
Source Article – Anime News Network
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