My innuendo-ball is tingling...
Ric: For those of you that know me (Even those that don’t!), I say this; SCHEDULES ARE FOR THE WEAK!
Anyway, thanks to everyone who has followed these posts, regardless of my downright awful timekeeping, hopefully after this post, I’ll be able to start posting as often as I did way back when the blog started (Or else Minmin may kill me…), I would especially like to thank everyone who gave me quotes for this series of posts, as well as everyone who gave me their votes for the next adaptation post set. (It’ll be on time though, I promise! D:)
Also, having not been given enough votes yet to have another top ten of any sort, I must ask one last time for any votes that you may want to cast, I hope you all understand. =[
With that said, it’s time to get on with the show!
#1: Persona 4!
Platform: Playstation 2
Imagine this; You’ve just moved to a small town in the country with your Uncle and his adorable little loli, you don’t know anyone and you’ve just had a…very strange talk with some random at a petrol station. But, before you can say “Poppycock”, you’re inside a television talking to a little blue bear with the king of all bromance, Yosuke Hanamura (HSA’s favourite character, no less.) and summoning badass Samurai-things to fight giant floating balls with tongues (Yes, you have to picture this too).
Now, you may be wondering why I’m asking you to imagine this (Or maybe thinking “This man is insane”.), and if you are…well…
…BUY THIS GAME. JUST DO IT!
In all seriousness though, the placing of this game at number one was…a difficult choice to make, what with so many games out there being deserving of an adaptation, but I do personally feel that I made the right choice. With the sheer style that this game (Or the series in general, really) exudes, it’s hard not to like it; From the likable characters to the exciting, yet fun storyline that you’ll never get tired of, mixing several genres together seamlessly into a delicious package you won’t want to put back it in the box. (Once you’ve tried it, you’ll never go back to your regular brand~)
I thought it would be hard to do justice to the game itself without giving out any sort of spoilers, so if you want a second opinion, I’ve collected up a few quotes from my professional panel o’ judges (Illustrated with characters from the game, no less.) so, enjoy~
(Sorry about the layout issues, WordPress seems to be being silly.)
“With the scenes that they show in the game that are already in an anime-style, (which, by the way, are awesome) I can only wonder how great an entire anime would be. Besides, I would love to see the animation of the individual Persona, and their summoning… especially considering how many there are.”
The Persona series really is unique in and of itself — with the player switching between saving the world and also making sure they pass their exams and raise their S. Links with various characters. P4 does not disappoint its lineage and delivers both a compelling story and wonderfully deep characters. From the side characters that don’t really influence the story (Ai Ebihara) to characters that you’ll come to love more than anything (Brosuke *cough* errr…I mean Nanako). The player finds him/herself genuinely attached to at least one character. This mix of story and character makes for a great basis for anime material. Sure, I’m confused on how S.links and switching between Inaba <-> TV world will be executed, but the base material already there is pretty much failproof.
Addendum: In lieu of Minnie probably doing schoolwork. I would like to remind Papa to get off his lazy ass and do more regular posts.
There have been many anime adaptions on eroge and dating games before, therefore why not the biggest one of them all? I’m somewhat joking. Persona 4 combines school life comedy, suspenseful thriller, mystery, action and adventure, and dating into one of the most exciting games on the outdated Playstation 2. Sounds familiar? That’s right. There are countless anime that feature one or more of these genres. Persona 4 just happens to have all of them, which in theory makes it an excellent anime to watch. Not only that, the Persona 4 characters are some of the most interesting, laugh out loud hilarious characters out there. I have no doubt that as anime characters, a handful of them have a chance of topping character polls everywhere (cough Naoto anyone?).
In conclusion, not only does Persona 4′s genres scream out a shounen anime, its characters, plot, graphics, music, and everything else will make it one of the most fascinating anime out there, for both fans of the game and newcomers.
Ric: Well, that’s it for this list, folks. Thanks to all of you for reading this, as well as putting up with how long it took me to get things done (Which was long, even for me) I promise that the next list will be done much quicker. (Seeing as I’ll have my free time back soon!)
On a (debatably)happier note though, I am quite pleased with how this series of posts went and will be doing more like this in the near future, so keep an eye out for them, there may just be something you like~
As always, this has been a Citrus Presentation, good night, and may your God go with you. (Also, I really hope that someone will point out this reference.)
-The Lean, Green Tangerine