The Suikoden anime dream

November 28, 2012 at 3:39 pm (Awesome, Random Shit) (, , , )

Just because Suikoden Day 2012 is a couple of days away, here’s the opening of Konami’s 1999 text-based game Suikoden Gaiden Vol. 1: Swordsman of Harmonia, which fired the dream for a Suikoden anime series for more than a few merry fans of the series.

And then Vol. 2: Duel at Crystal Valley came out, which brought fan favorites like Millie and Viki to animated life.

Suikoden III upped the ante by being the only game in the main series to have a fully-anime-esque opening.

The spin-off Nintendo DS game Suikoden Tierkreis was hardly in the continuum established by the earlier games, but it also featured an anime opening:

As did its currently Japanese language-only follow-up Genso Suikoden: Tsumugareshi Hyakunen no Toki:

In this 2009 interview with Konami America posted on Suikosource, the company was asked if Suikoden might ever see translation into an anime series. The answer was as close to ‘no’ as you can get without actually saying it, so, for now at least, the dream remains a dream.

Except some awesome people just went ahead and made the dream a reality (at least as much a reality as anime parodying and amateur animation can make it).


1 Comment

  1. Suikoden Day 2013: The top 5 things I want to see in Suikoden VI | In the Grayworld said,

    […] lends itself wonderfully to anime-style sequences – just think of Suikogaiden Vols. 1 and 2, or the opening of Suikoden III. In a perfect world, […]

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