Anime Based On Ghost Of Tsushima And Sekiro Could Be Coming
A Japanese studio is rumored to be working the case.
- Ghost of Tsushima is one of the most celebrated PlayStation exclusives to date, having bagged 14 awards at the Game of the Year ceremony in 2021.
- On the other hand, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a fan-favorite FromSoftware title, known for bringing unique gameplay direction to the Soulsborne series.
- Both of these games are rumored to be receiving an anime adaptation. Sekiro, in specific, is being worked on by a Japanese studio, according to the leak.
- None of this information has been officially cited. Do proceed with a pinch of salt.
According to a new rumor circulating on Twitter, both Ghost of Tsushima—PlayStation’s award-winning action-adventure—and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice are on their way to receiving an anime adaptation. The source of the rumor has shared on Twitter a fairly non-descript GIF of what appears to be a shadowy figure appearing in the backdrop of a forest-centric setting. If not flat-out fake, that is seriously giving off a Ghost of Tsushima vibe.
Moreover, there’s word about the development of the project as well, but only one part of the rumor has been covered. It’s been said that the Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice’s anime, in particular, is being worked on by a Japanese studio (of course) and that an official announcement is coming soon. Folks have gathered around online forums to speculate which studio is going to take up this grand responsibility, with some pointing at Aniplex.
VIDEO GAME "Sekiro : Shadows Die Twice (セキロ：シャドウズ ダイ トゥワイス)" Anime Announcement Soon!
It's produced by a Japanese studio of course. https://t.co/XKA3kUNWQ1 pic.twitter.com/3arZsVjP4W
— t.me/oecuf ─ Anime News Account ⭐ (@oecuf0) May 18, 2023
oecuf0 on Twitter is a credible anime leaker and is known in the community overall. However, the credibility alone here still doesn’t set it in stone that what has been proposed is bound to come. Best absorb the rumors with a pinch of salt for favorable results. On a side note, though, there is one thing that can hopefully bring some semblance of a calculated guess to the table.
And that is Hermen Hulst—the PlayStation Studios head himself—sitting down for an interview with Reuters and explicitly stating the following, thereby hinting at the possibility that Sony’s investment in FromSoftware can open up possibilities for movies, television shows, and other media as well. Perhaps, this statement of his already translated to a more serious tone than what Hulst anticipated at the time.
You should think of collaborations on the game development side first and foremost, but it’s also not unthinkable with our PlayStation Productions efforts that we explore opportunities.”
That takes care of Sekiro, but as for Ghost of Tsushima, which is Sucker Punch Production’s front-running action title, John Wick director Chad Stahelski has already confirmed to Deadline that Jin Sakai’s tale is headed toward the big screen. On that front, therefore, an anime adaptation doesn’t seem that far off, considering there’s vast potential for Ghost of Tsushima’s plotline and overall setting to be made into something else.
Now, whether the latter takes an approach similar in nature to Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, where the universe is the same but the story and the characters are all different, currently remains undisclosed. Similarly, there can be a side story or a plot sequence related to Ghost of Tsushima 2, which, too, hasn’t been confirmed yet. Some are of the opinion that the latter could be shown in the upcoming PlayStation Showcase next week.
Ghost of Tsushima was released in 2020 exclusively for the PlayStation 4, seeing a Director’s Cut edition release in 2021 that upgraded players to the PlayStation 5 with more content and enhanced graphical quality. Sekiro, a FromSoftware game built with enticing parry and deflect mechanics, made landfall in 2019 for an array of different platforms, including PC and the now-defunct Google Stadia.
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