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Top 10 anime and manga series based on video games

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Persona 4: The Animation (Anime)


With bold visuals, dialogue lifted straight from the original game, and creative additions left in such as day-to-day transitions, Persona 4: The Animation is undoubtedly the closes you can get to actually playing the spectacular MegaTen game. Though you should still absolutely play the game, especially with Persona 4: Golden on the horizon. The English dub voice actors return to reprise their roles, adding another dimension to the game you may not have experienced during the daily grinding and focus on building your social links. It provides a chance to take in the narrative (even though it's not 100% adherent to the source material) from a completely different angle, and that's something to take note of.

Tales of the Abyss (Anime)

Tales of the Abyss

The Tales series has been adapted into several different types of media over the years, but Tales of the Abyss takes the cake for being one of the highest-caliber. Slick, gorgeous animation and excellent voice acting are wrapped up in an attractive package that condenses the easily 100+ hour RPG into a digestible fantasty adventure that spans 26 episodes. While you're going to be treated to a slimmed-down version of a much beloved game, there's still plenty of content here for even newcomers to the Tales series to come out ready to either investigate the game itself or go onto other entries in the Tales series, which is what great supplemental tie-ins should do.

Lunar 2: Eternal Blue (Manga)

Lunar 2

Though the manga adaptation of the beloved sequel to Lunar: Silver Star Story only spans one volume, it's a great companion to the game that explores Lucia's origins and her eventual journey with Hiro, Ruby, and the rest of the crew to restore peace to the world. If you enjoyed the sparse anime cut scenes interspersed with gameplay in Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete or found yourself obsessively snapping up bromides, the crisp manga illustrations should be right up your alley. As is a trend with some of the items on this list, it's another multi-hour RPG smartly compiled into a simple collection that even casual fans can get into.

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