Hey guys, is everything okay with you? Today we have another list of anime recommendations, this time with the “Game” theme. As the theme suggests, the anime on this list will contain and involve your storyline in games. I hope you enjoy my list of best anime about games.
Remembering that most of the synopses written in this article were translated from MAL Rewrite. The article got a little long because we included a detailed review of each anime, so let’s make it easier to navigate with a summary below:
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Sword Art Online (SAO)
To get off to a good start, here’s one of the most influential anime of recent years, generating an absurd popularity that made it rise to the top of many sites (including on the My Anime List website) when it comes to Games. As I like to classify it, this is in my opinion “a super fan raiser”, because it has managed to attract a very high number of people to become fans of his card. And not only otakus, this anime managed to attract a lot of people who didn’t even know there was this world of anime of ours.
synopsis of Sword Art Online
“meets ten thousand people in the scenic and elaborate world of Aincrad, full of fantastic medieval weapons and horrible monsters. However, in a cruel turn of events, players soon realize they can’t leave; The game creator held them in their new world until they completed all hundred levels of the game.
To escape Aincrad, Kirito will have to interact and cooperate with his fellow players. Some are allies, while others are enemies, such as Asuna Yuuki, who leads the leading group trying to escape the relentless game. To make matters worse, Sword Art Online isn’t that much fun and fun: if they die in Aincrad, they die in real life. Kirito must adapt to his new reality, fight for his survival and, hopefully, free himself from his virtual hell.”
My opinion about Sword Art Online
With his extremely tense plot, he got what many tried and failed. I believe that the plot itself was very well developed so that we never forget that they were dying and had to return home, my congratulations to the author of the light novel, from where the anime was based. This anime has 2 seasons, 1 film and its third season is to be released soon.
- My note for this anime is 8.
No game No life
yes, this one couldn’t miss it. After all two hikikomoris otakus, brilliant and brilliant gamers, with tara by cute animal girls and who are transported to another world where there are several other races, there is no way to go wrong. Being another great success, this anime has a comic and quite complex plot in some parts, with extremely brilliant protagonists, and brilliant gamers.
Synopsis of No Game no Life
This is NGNL, with our genius Sora and I suggest (two brothers, a loli boy and little girl who is on my list of the best lolis of anime) are invited by a “god of games” to go to the other world. Being another great success, this anime has a comic and quite complex plot in some parts, with extremely brilliant protagonists, and brilliant gamers. With a legend made only for them in the world of virtual games, where they are known as ” “.
Don’t worry, I didn’t write it wrong, I didn’t write anything, because they never had a name in the games they played. Anyway, in the other world they decide to challenge the God of the games, but for that they need to “conquer the world”, that is, they need to master in some way the other races in order to be able to get the right to this challenge.
My opinion about no game no life
This anime is currently with 1 single season (if it depended on me would already be in the third) and 1 film with a story of how this other world became the world of games. I particularly love this anime and i highly recommend it, it has some complicated parts to understand but are all explained in the course of the plot. Honestly, the graphics are amazing, fluid scenes and the designers of the characters are beautiful, that in my opinion, if you do not agree is just comment down there.
- My note to this anime is 10
My acclaimed Overlord, one of the best anime of all time in my opinion. And I think in thousands of people like me, they’ve watched this anime.
Synopsis of Overlord
It tells us the story of Suzuki Satoru, known as Momonga, or Later Ainz Ooal Gown. Where he played an extremely popular game in the 21st century. But The final hour of the popular virtual reality game Yggdrasil has arrived. However, Momonga, a powerful wizard and master of the obscure guild Ainz Ooal Gown, decides to spend his last moments in the game as the servers begin to shut down. To his surprise, despite the clock hitting midnight, Momonga is still fully aware of his character and, moreover, non-player characters seem to have developed personalities of their own!
Faced with this unusual situation, Momonga orders his loyal servants to help him investigate and take control of this new world, with the hope of discovering what caused this development and whether there may be others in the same situation.
My opinion About Overlord
I’m a big fan of this anime, apart from that the drawing of the characters are beautiful, as is the example of Albedo, who is a succubhes, or Shaltear, who is a vampire. You can already see that this anime has no human characters as usual, on the contrary this rule is totally ignored and to prove it we have the fact that the protagonist is an undead skeleton. This fact is the cause of many problems and impediments to the protagonist, after all, an undead will always be strange, and he has to confirm this problem.
This anime currently has 3 seasons (the third is currently in release), 1 first season Reboot film with some extra scenes. It also has some OVAs with stories totally disconnected with the anime, but that are very funny.
- My note to this anime is 10
Now think with me, how is it decided whether we’re going to heaven or hell? If you said for our actions here on earth, according to this anime, you are roundly mistaken. Death parade is an anime that shows a very interesting way to decide our destiny, that is, “we decided with a game”.
Synopsis of Death Parade
“After death, there is no heaven or hell, just a bar that lies between reincarnation and forgetfulness. There the attendant will, one after the other, challenge pairs of the deceased to a random game in which his destiny to ascend to reincarnation or fall into the void will be wagered. Whether it’s bowling, darts, air hockey, or anything in the middle, each person’s true nature will be revealed in a ghastly parade of death and memories, dancing to the bar master’s whims. Welcome to Quindecim, where Decim, arbiter of the afterlife, awaits! “
My opinion about Death Parede
Basically, you go where your ability to send. Ironically it doesn’t always depend on whether it’s good or not in games, post has some pranks in the middle. To know what these pranks are, you need to be well aware of the plot of this anime. Death parade also contains romance, psychological, drama etc.
I’m particularly not done watching yet, but I’m almost done, and I say the beginning can leave to wish a little, because it’s boring and slow, more after it takes his rhythm, everything gets more interesting. This anime has 1 season. And I also advise using the rule of the 3 episodes in this anime (watch first 3 episodes and then decide whether it is advantageous to continue or stop watching).
- My note for this anime is 7
First protagonist, and I think it’s the only one who’s short and chubby, that’s not the worst extremely selfish and self-centered, fearful and in some extremely dumb parts. You can already see that this is an extremely bad protagonist. However I like it, because it is not that kind of protagonist as most, kind, think of everyone, cheerful, courageous etc.
Synopsis of Accel World
“Haruyuki Arita is a high school student who suffers from overweight and finds solace in online games. But his life takes a drastic turn one day when he discovers that all his high scores were headlined by Kuroyukihime, the popular vice president of the student council. She then invites you to the student room and introduces you to “Brain Burst”, a program that allows users to speed up their brain waves to the point where time seems to stop.
Brain Burst also functions as an augmented reality fighting game, and to get more points to speed up, users need to win duels against other players. However, if a user loses all points, they will also lose access to Brain Burst forever.
Kuroyukihime explains that she chose to show Haruyuki the show because she needs his help. She wants to meet the creator of Brain Burst and find out why he was raised, but it’s easier to talk than to do; To do so, she must defeat the “Six Kings of Pure Color”, leaders of powerful factions within the game, and reach level 10, the highest attainable level. After the girl helps Haruyuki overcome the bullies who torment him, he promises to help her accomplish her goal, and so begins the pair’s fight to reach the top. “
My opinion about Accel World
This protagonist is the representation of reality, that’s right, the naked and raw truth. And that’s why he succeeds. I think some will drop this anime, however I advise that instead of refusing the protagonist, I think it’s best to accept his way, just as we accept the way the people around us. This, I believe, was one of the goals of the author of a series of light novel as sword art online, to make a protagonist like that in his other work. And I also recommend reading the light novel, because there are much more details than in the anime.
Currently this anime has 1 season, 1 OVA, 1 spin-off. I think the chances of coming out of a new anime are almost zero. But the light novel helps us a little. This anime is very well qualified in MAL, but its income was very low. That’s ironic. But anyway, I recommend this anime to those who like technology and game, and also for those who want to see an anime that the protagonist is “normal”, in the sense of personality.
- My note for this anime is 9
This anime tells the story of an unlucky gambling addict, literally a sadistic one for tara’s going against bad luck. What does that mean? Basically that the protagonist, almost forgot to mention that she is a female protagonist in this anime. She’s happy to be mentally tortured for the chance to lose in games, it sounds crazy, who would be happy to feel that pressure? But anyway, this is Kakegurui, an ecchi with psychological drama.
Synopsis of Kakegurui
Unlike many schools, attending Hyakkaou Private Academy prepares students for their time in the real world. As many of the students are children of the richest people in the world, the academy has its peculiarities that separate it from all others. By day, it is a normal school, educating its students in history, languages and the like.
But at night, he turns into a game lair, educating them into the art of dealing with money and manipulating people. Money is power; those who come out at the top of the games are at the top of the school.
Yumeko Jabami, a seemingly naïve and beautiful transfer student, is ready to try her hand on Hyakkaou’s special resume. Unlike the rest, she doesn’t play to win, but for the thrill of the game, and her insane way of betting can bring many new cards to the table.
My opinion about Kakegurui
Honestly, my opinion of the protagonist is quite low, perhaps because it doesn’t have a novel I expected to have. But the plot itself is first-rate, all the cheating and strategies used in the games they show and explain here. I think the author had to research a lot to develop such an intriguing plot is complex as this.
Currently this anime has 1 season released and another is to be released soon. I hope you leave soon, I want to see if the protagonist’s novel is another character that is also important in the plot. I recommend this anime mainly to people who enjoy psychological pressure and complex plots and with various secrets. However I advise you not to jump to conclusions regarding it with only 1 or 2 episodes, as well as death stops, let’s go with the rule of 3 episodes.
- My note for this anime is 8
Net-juu no susume
Have you ever played a game with the avatar of another sex? For example, a man play with a female avatar, or a woman playing with a male avatar. If so, you’re going to identify yourself a lot and understand what I couldn’t get. This anime shows a woman who just quit her job and decided to turn into a NEET, or hikikomori, if you don’t know what it is(and even if you know) here on the site we have an article exclusively to explain what a hikikomori is, I advise you to take a look , it’s very interesting.
Synopsis of Net-Juu no Susume
For the first time since graduating from high school, Moriko Morioka, 30, is unemployed – and she couldn’t be happier. Having left his long work of more than 11 years, Moriko quickly turns to online games to spend his now abundant free time, reinventing himself as the handsome and vigorous male hero “Hayashi” at MMO Fruits de Mer.
With the uncomfortable social obligations of the real world out of the way, she happily dives headlong into the realm of the game, where she promptly meets the gentle and lovely curator Lily. Creating each other almost instantly, the two become inseparable just as Moriko herself becomes more and more absorta in his new “life” like Hayashi. Eventually, Moriko adopts the reclusive lifestyle in its entirety,
Meanwhile, unbeknownst to Moriko, a shy 28-year-old corporate employee named Yuuta Sakurai, also accessed Fruits de Mer on the other side of town. Coincidentally bumping into the convenience store one night, both dismiss the meeting as being nothing more than just another clumsy encounter with a stranger – however, fate has more for them than they imagine.
My opinion about Net-Juu no Susume
Honestly, this anime has very funny parts, and I really liked the protagonist. That’s another anime with female protagonist. However, this anime is simpler than the previous one, or Should I say, lighter. Although it involves the game genre, it doesn’t count as much action, or rather, it has virtually no action. But that’s not mandatory, after all what doesn’t have in action has in romance and comedy.
Net-juu has basically two main points, the first is its very charismatic and friendly protagonist, she is one of my favorite waifus (if you don’t know what waifus is, or even if you know but you want to know even more, we have another article talking about waifus here on the site). And the second is your novel.
Honestly, I don’t like one-sided romance, or those who like each other but says nothing, the romance genre needs more anime like Net-juu, where the novel becomes clear in the first half of the anime, of course has its obstacles on the way, but that just leaves even cooler romance.
This anime currently has 1 single season and 1 OVA, which just confused the plot, which is a huge gigantic for me, after all, left an incredibly open ending. It should be announced soon, the 2 season.
- My note for this anime is 9
Netoge no yome wa
Not to stop talking about romance, here we have another, however, this is the typical novel that gets more to friendship than for dating. Basically it’s the story of a player who marries an online game, and you know the girl in the real world. The plot develops around how he deals with this girl and her problems, problems these a little eccentric.
Synopsis of Netoge no Yome Wa
After joining courage to propose to a girl in an online game, the naïve otaku Hideki “Rusian” Nishimura gets devastated when she rejects it. To make matters worse, the girl reveals that she is actually an older man in real life. With his crushed dreams and broken heart, Rusian comes to an abrupt decision in the midst of his furious attack: he will never trust another girl in an online game.
Years later, Rusian is now in a guild with three other players, one of whom has a female avatar named “Ako”. Ako is deeply in love with Rusian and wants to marry him. Although he considers the possibility that she may be a guy, Rusian accepts his proposal, claiming that her gender doesn’t matter as long as she’s cute in the game. However, after an argument among guild members that led them all to have an offline meeting, Rusian discovers that Ako, along with the other members, are not only girls, but also his classmates.
My opinion about Netoge no Yome Wa
Honestly, this anime didn’t make me excited. My note to him was not high, perhaps because the game theme was not compensated, it seemed more like a slice of life anime, and the novel could also be better. In the mores, I expected the protagonist to have more attitude. And that’s what I can comment on.
- My note for this anime is 6
When I talk about romance, I hope to be as good as Net-juu or how that anime. Btooom, in addition to well-developed romance, it has an incredible theme. After all, how would you feel if you were kidnapped and thrown on an island to participate in a battle Royale based on an extremely popular virtual game? Now slow it down with the fact that you’re the best player in the world in this game. Always remembering that the game is based only on your skill with strategy. If you think it’s a good plot, I agree with you.
Synopsis of Btooom
Ryouta Sakamoto is unemployed and lives with his mother, his only achievement is that he is the main player in Japan’s popular online video game, “Btooom!” However, his peaceful life is about to change when he finds himself trapped on an island in the middle of nowhere, with a small green crystal embedded in his left hand and no recollection of how he got there. To his astonishment, someone decided to recreate the game he likes so much in real life, with the bets being life or death.
Armed with a bag full of exclusive bombs known as “BIM”, players are tasked with killing seven of their fellow participants to get their green crystals, used as proof of their victory, in order to return home. Initially condemning any form of violence, Ryouta is forced to fight when he realizes that many of the other players are not as receptive as they seem. Joining Himiko, a colleague Btooom! Player who turns out to be his wife in the game, they try to get off the island together, slowly getting closer and closer to the truth behind this death competition.
My opinion about Btooom
Although the romance takes a while to happen, the action is psychological pressure of this anime will not let you notice the course of hours. Leaving you totally submerged, this is based only on my own experience, there will always be different tastes. But in my opinion, this is a highly recommended anime, their plot of events are very interesting, especially in the development part of the characters, most characters rely on some story behind.
Currently this anime has only 1 season, which is why it hasn’t had as much audience, but I faithfully hope it has a second season.
- My note for this anime is 9
This anime tells the story of a professional gamer, who is the best player in the most popular game in the world. However, he is expelled from his company and his account taken from him. However, he will turn it around and show everyone in the world why he is considered the best player in the world. Despite being a Chinese anime, his action scenes and character designer compete equally with the Japanese, and that’s an exception to the rule. The only thing that bothered me at first was dubbing, after all the languages are different.
Synopsis of Quanzhi Gaoshou
Widely regarded as a pioneer and top-tier professional player in the online multiplayer game Glory, Ye Xiu is nicknamed “Battle God” for his skills and contributions to the game over the years. However, when forced to retire from the team and leave his playing career behind, he finds work at a nearby cybercafé. There, when Glory throws his tenth server, he throws himself into the game once again using a new character named “Lord Grim”.
Ye Xiu’s first achievements on the new server immediately caught the attention of many players as well as the great guilds, leaving them thinking about the identity of this exceptional player. However, while he has ten years of experience and in-depth knowledge, starting again without sponsors or a team in a game that has changed over the years presents numerous challenges. Along with the new and talented companions, Ye Xiu once again dedicated himself to walking the way to the top of Glory!
My opinion about Quanzhi Gaoshou
For starters, this anime is Chinese so if you’re going to analyze the plot well, you’ll notice several disjointed and meaningless parts, other than in my opinion it was too compression, which makes it very difficult to understand.
However, these demerits are compensated with their action scene and their fluidity. Amazing graphics, this is my comment for this anime. And it also has the badass protagonist. Currently this anime has 1 season and some extra episodes, in addition to having its second season announced for the summer season of 2019.
- My note for this anime is 8
List of anime and final opinions
As we can see, the game theme, can be mixed with several other types and give a good combination, despite having several other anime with this theme, I could not put here because it would get extremely long. Comment there what your opinions on the above anime and which others you recommend.
We will be reading the comments and answering the questions. For today it’s all, thank you, my dear reader, for reading so far. And until the next one. Before we finish I would like to leave a list of anime of the genre games for you to search at own risk:
- Gamers (very comical);
- Log Horizon;
- New Game!
- Phi Brain;
- Shichisei in Subaru;