Forum Settings
Forums

Video Game 'Guilty Gear: Strive' Gets TV Anime

New
Jun 13, 9:10 PM
#1
News Team
YEEHAW

Offline
Nov 2014
9563
Video game publisher Arc System Works opened an official website for a television anime adaptation of the Guilty Gear: Strive video game titled Guilty Gear Strive: Dual Rulers on Friday, revealing the main staff and a teaser visual (pictured). More info will be shown at the companies' Anime Expo panel on July 4.

Staff
Director: Shigeru Morikawa (Argonavis Movie: Ryuusei no Obligato)
Series Composition, Script: Norimitsu Kaihou (Akudama Drive)
Original Character Design: Daisuke Ishiwatari (Guilty Gear game series)
Associate Producer: Seiji Mizushima (D4DJ First Mix director)
Studio: SANZIGEN

Created and designed by Daisuke Ishiwatari, Arc System Works developed the first Guilty Gear game in 1998 for the PlayStation. The latest game in the series, Guilty Gear: Strive, was released on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC in June 2021, followed by Xbox One and Series X/S in March 2023.

Official site: https://www.guiltygear.com/ggstdr/jp/
Official X (Twitter): @GUILTYGEAR_STDR

Source: PR Times

Guilty Gear Strive: Dual Rulers on MAL
DatRandomDudeJun 14, 5:44 AM
STOP SLEEPING ON ODD TAXI

Jun 13, 9:26 PM
#2

Offline
Jan 2009
94237
never played the game but im gonna watch this as i think the characters looks cool and the girls are sexy

jack o pose is a meme
Jun 13, 9:45 PM
#3

Offline
Aug 2016
3676
Reply to deg
never played the game but im gonna watch this as i think the characters looks cool and the girls are sexy

jack o pose is a meme
@deg lol, same. or at least I need a trailer
:v
Jun 13, 9:46 PM
#4

Offline
Apr 2015
3142
How do you make a story for a fighting game series though? Nevermind how most game to anime adaptations are rarely every that impressive.

@deg I only found about this series because of the character's too lol, especially Ramlethal.
"Well, she's flatter than a pancake"
-Mimi Alpacas
"Woof"
-Tobiichi Origami 
"Are you trying to turn the dormitory into a strip club!?!
-Atena Saotome 
Jun 13, 9:50 PM
#5

Offline
Jan 2009
94237
Reply to Tropisch
How do you make a story for a fighting game series though? Nevermind how most game to anime adaptations are rarely every that impressive.

@deg I only found about this series because of the character's too lol, especially Ramlethal.
@Tropisch yep ramlethal is a delicious sexy brown girl also ye im sure the story of this will be mid at best
Jun 13, 10:02 PM
#6

Online
Apr 2021
1295
Reply to Tropisch
How do you make a story for a fighting game series though? Nevermind how most game to anime adaptations are rarely every that impressive.

@deg I only found about this series because of the character's too lol, especially Ramlethal.
@Tropisch Guilty Gear has quite a huge amount of lore. Seriously, to the point where the story mode in games like Xrd and Strive is just watching a movie. There's no gameplay.
Jun 13, 10:31 PM
#7

Offline
Feb 2021
7204
I haven't played the games, looks interesting for me.
Jun 13, 10:41 PM
#8
Offline
Jul 2017
1111
I never played the games but I watched the story mode on YouTube which is essentially an anime in and of itself since it’s just 4 hours of cutscene and story lol. Wonder if the anime will be a completely different story to the game, or if they’ll do something similar to Nier Automata ver1.1A.
PhlaryxJun 13, 11:58 PM
Jun 13, 10:47 PM
#9

Offline
Apr 2012
19844
Reply to Tropisch
How do you make a story for a fighting game series though? Nevermind how most game to anime adaptations are rarely every that impressive.

@deg I only found about this series because of the character's too lol, especially Ramlethal.
SANZIGEN decided to get more involved in games adaptations, huh?

@Tropisch Guilty Gear has always had a pretty meaty anime-like plot. But unfortunately, it was from this point that it deteriorated significantly due to a number of crude retcons with which Ishiwatari tried to satisfy Western audiences. I wouldn’t be surprised if in this way they are trying to win the audience back after the scandals.

@Phlaryx Most likely they will directly adapt the story, this would be the best and most logical option. But as I said above, Strive has the most controversial plot due to retcons of past games.
Jun 13, 10:56 PM

Offline
Feb 2024
319
EVO 2015
Jun 13, 10:57 PM

Offline
Oct 2009
497
OOOOOOOOOOOOHHH YEAH!!!!

Excited for this!!
Jun 14, 2:28 AM

Offline
Jul 2015
11699
The game that retconned Bridget....

Jun 14, 5:29 AM
fanservice<3

Offline
Mar 2012
12269
DOES THIS MEAN I GET TO SEE DIZZY ANIMATED AGAIN????????????


or wait...

is Dizzy not in strive?
EcchiGodMamsterJun 14, 5:34 AM
Jun 14, 5:32 AM
Offline
Nov 2020
3
Reply to RobertBobert
SANZIGEN decided to get more involved in games adaptations, huh?

@Tropisch Guilty Gear has always had a pretty meaty anime-like plot. But unfortunately, it was from this point that it deteriorated significantly due to a number of crude retcons with which Ishiwatari tried to satisfy Western audiences. I wouldn’t be surprised if in this way they are trying to win the audience back after the scandals.

@Phlaryx Most likely they will directly adapt the story, this would be the best and most logical option. But as I said above, Strive has the most controversial plot due to retcons of past games.
@RobertBobert I mean, it's a bit misleading to call them retcons. Some older Guilty Gear games had a lot of different versions, just like Street Fighter. Guilty Gear games have multiple arcade modes which tell the story for each character, but what is canon and what is not only really becomes clear in the next game, or if the creators say so specifically. And the games often have multiple routes for each character with different endings too, which makes things even more confusing. But one of the most simple examples is how in the first Guilty Gear game, each character kills Justice (main antagonist of the first game) at the end. But anyone that knows anything about Guilty Gear knows that Sol Badguy is the one that actually ended up killing Justice. So yeah, Guilty Gear canon has always just been whatever Daisuke decides lol.

@Phlaryx It's probably going to be a new story, since the character in the background of the poster seems to be a completely new character. Also Sol Badguy doesn't have his headband on, which (slight spoilers) means it takes place after the story of Strive.
Jun 14, 6:29 AM

Offline
Oct 2013
6481
Reply to Tropisch
How do you make a story for a fighting game series though? Nevermind how most game to anime adaptations are rarely every that impressive.

@deg I only found about this series because of the character's too lol, especially Ramlethal.
@Tropisch Easily if the game has a decent enough story itself and you know what the hell you're doing. They did this with Blazblue too, which has an insane story, and it was ok....Hopefully this does better. Not getting my hopes up. But at the very least it should have some fun action.

Also, unlike the game at the moment, this better have best girl Dizzy.



Jun 14, 6:46 AM

Offline
Apr 2012
19844
Reply to Hippo-Krit
@RobertBobert I mean, it's a bit misleading to call them retcons. Some older Guilty Gear games had a lot of different versions, just like Street Fighter. Guilty Gear games have multiple arcade modes which tell the story for each character, but what is canon and what is not only really becomes clear in the next game, or if the creators say so specifically. And the games often have multiple routes for each character with different endings too, which makes things even more confusing. But one of the most simple examples is how in the first Guilty Gear game, each character kills Justice (main antagonist of the first game) at the end. But anyone that knows anything about Guilty Gear knows that Sol Badguy is the one that actually ended up killing Justice. So yeah, Guilty Gear canon has always just been whatever Daisuke decides lol.

@Phlaryx It's probably going to be a new story, since the character in the background of the poster seems to be a completely new character. Also Sol Badguy doesn't have his headband on, which (slight spoilers) means it takes place after the story of Strive.
@Hippo-Krit This is exactly what retcons are. When Ishiwatari has been saying for years that a character's main gimmick is being a cute boy, and then suddenly declares that he considers himself a girl, that's a retcon. And even you yourself admit that Daisuke changed the canon at will. These are not just different mods and routes.
Jun 14, 7:36 AM

Offline
Aug 2018
252
I AM FUCKING NAKED ON THIS ONE, I AM COMPLETELY BARE NAKED !

According to the teaser and visual it seem like it's a story situated when Sol took care of Sin after Ky when depressed so perhaps before Vastedge and Overture and after XX drama CDs, weird because Sin has his Strive outfit, same as Sol but Sol doesn't have his Strive ponytail and something closer to his XX short hair look.
Not the most hyped part of the timeline, definitely would have prefered a full adaptation from Missing Link up to Xrd or at least XX but way better than nothing and a step closer to my dream GGX adaptation.

Jun 14, 8:08 AM
Offline
Nov 2020
3
Reply to RobertBobert
@Hippo-Krit This is exactly what retcons are. When Ishiwatari has been saying for years that a character's main gimmick is being a cute boy, and then suddenly declares that he considers himself a girl, that's a retcon. And even you yourself admit that Daisuke changed the canon at will. These are not just different mods and routes.
@RobertBobert He didn't ''change'' it. There's never really a canon to begin with, until the next mainline game comes out, since a lot of routes and endings contradict others when in the same game, or different versions of the same game. But when a new mainline game comes out it ususally becomes clear which routes and endings of the previous games were canon (excluding the main story modes since XRD, which have been completely canon). Now in the Strive, in one of the routes of Bridget's arcade mode (the mode that revolves around singular characters), Bridget makes it clear the she considers herself a girl. And since the developers refer to Bridget as a girl now too, it is mostly likely canon. However, that doesn't mean Bridget's past has suddenly changed. When she was younger she was forced to be a girl, which is why she didn't want to be one anymore when she finally got to leave her village, but still appeared feminine, since that's how she grew up. But nowin Strive, she realized that she doesn't actually mind being a girl, she just didn't want to be forced to be one. And now that she can freely choose what she wants to be, she seems to have decided to a be a girl instead of a boy. That's simply just progressing her character. She did identify as a boy in those previous games yes, but now she has simply decided to change it going onward. Anyways I'm really tired of Bridget discourse everytime there's a new Guilty Gear so let's not continue this maybe, although I guess I did kinda initiate it here, but imma just end it here at least. So believe what u wanna believe ig.
Jun 14, 8:13 AM

Offline
Apr 2012
19844
Reply to Hippo-Krit
@RobertBobert He didn't ''change'' it. There's never really a canon to begin with, until the next mainline game comes out, since a lot of routes and endings contradict others when in the same game, or different versions of the same game. But when a new mainline game comes out it ususally becomes clear which routes and endings of the previous games were canon (excluding the main story modes since XRD, which have been completely canon). Now in the Strive, in one of the routes of Bridget's arcade mode (the mode that revolves around singular characters), Bridget makes it clear the she considers herself a girl. And since the developers refer to Bridget as a girl now too, it is mostly likely canon. However, that doesn't mean Bridget's past has suddenly changed. When she was younger she was forced to be a girl, which is why she didn't want to be one anymore when she finally got to leave her village, but still appeared feminine, since that's how she grew up. But nowin Strive, she realized that she doesn't actually mind being a girl, she just didn't want to be forced to be one. And now that she can freely choose what she wants to be, she seems to have decided to a be a girl instead of a boy. That's simply just progressing her character. She did identify as a boy in those previous games yes, but now she has simply decided to change it going onward. Anyways I'm really tired of Bridget discourse everytime there's a new Guilty Gear so let's not continue this maybe, although I guess I did kinda initiate it here, but imma just end it here at least. So believe what u wanna believe ig.
@Hippo-Krit Dude, I'm not going to dismantle your walls of text and turn it in into offtopic here. This issue has been discussed a bunch of times in separate threads and I will not discuss it again in an inappropriate place. I'm already fed up with these attempts to justify blatant authorial manipulation and outright lies just because someone wants to protect their favorite series at any cost. Goodbye.
Jun 14, 8:23 AM
Offline
Nov 2020
3
Reply to RobertBobert
@Hippo-Krit Dude, I'm not going to dismantle your walls of text and turn it in into offtopic here. This issue has been discussed a bunch of times in separate threads and I will not discuss it again in an inappropriate place. I'm already fed up with these attempts to justify blatant authorial manipulation and outright lies just because someone wants to protect their favorite series at any cost. Goodbye.
@RobertBobert Oki doki, mb. Just engaged in it because both things you said at first were wrong. But you're right, I could've just left it with something more simple. Exicted for the anime though, hope it's good :D
Jun 14, 8:29 AM

Offline
Apr 2012
19844
Reply to Hippo-Krit
@RobertBobert Oki doki, mb. Just engaged in it because both things you said at first were wrong. But you're right, I could've just left it with something more simple. Exicted for the anime though, hope it's good :D
@Hippo-Krit They're not "wrong", it's just that I have the courage to call out things that I think are wrong, even if I really like the franchise and have been a fan for years. That's why I don't like it when people reject any criticism, even the most justified, just because they love this or that intellectual property. The same is true for people who will never admit that there is anything good in a title just because they don't like it. But even so, this issue has already been discussed many times and this topic is clearly not the best place to start over.
Jun 14, 9:23 AM

Offline
Jan 2021
3134
Based on the game that removed everything that made Guilty Gear cool and had it completely lose its unique identity? Yeah, won't be watching.
Jun 15, 9:54 PM

Offline
Jan 2020
303
Reply to RobertBobert
@Hippo-Krit They're not "wrong", it's just that I have the courage to call out things that I think are wrong, even if I really like the franchise and have been a fan for years. That's why I don't like it when people reject any criticism, even the most justified, just because they love this or that intellectual property. The same is true for people who will never admit that there is anything good in a title just because they don't like it. But even so, this issue has already been discussed many times and this topic is clearly not the best place to start over.
@RobertBobert "Courage" lol lmao. You are a dumbass that participates in culture war bullshit that I doubt has even played guilty gear. Show me your hours in any guilty gear. You'd still be wrong, but I'd at least have a modicum of respect for your bullshit. At least assuming you can do that much. I don't play it a ton myself, but hey at least I play it: https://imgur.com/gallery/test-wb8ThhA
Pyro81300Jun 15, 10:00 PM
*generic image of favorite characters with a sappy quote or "aesthetics"*

Mecha Anime/Manga/VN Tier List

Anime/Manga/VN Tier List
Jun 15, 11:58 PM

Offline
Apr 2012
19844
Reply to Pyro81300
@RobertBobert "Courage" lol lmao. You are a dumbass that participates in culture war bullshit that I doubt has even played guilty gear. Show me your hours in any guilty gear. You'd still be wrong, but I'd at least have a modicum of respect for your bullshit. At least assuming you can do that much. I don't play it a ton myself, but hey at least I play it: https://imgur.com/gallery/test-wb8ThhA
@Pyro81300 Sorry, you better find another child who will take your insults and bragging about time played seriously.
RobertBobertJun 16, 12:02 AM
Jun 16, 1:49 PM

Offline
Jan 2015
190
An anime on the story before the games would've been so hype. This will probably be whatever
Jun 16, 5:12 PM

Offline
May 2008
2309
Yikes..an anime probably for annoying people. Strive has got to be one of the worst GG games I've played. Plus the art style is hideous. It's existence is an insult to the GG franchise. Of all the GG games, it had to be this one.

Hard pass.

Jun 16, 9:14 PM

Offline
Aug 2010
2809
I'm curious about this. I'll probably watch as a turn your brain off type show.
Bum Bum Dum Dum

Jun 16, 9:40 PM

Offline
Dec 2012
1601
strive is fucking garbage

I don't watch as much anime as before...
Jun 17, 8:47 AM

Offline
Jun 2021
9
Always thought Arc System Works was ahead of the curve when it comes to their stylized 3D tech, hope they let studio SANZIGEN go all out and teach them all their little secrets.
TechenSurfJun 17, 9:02 AM
Jun 17, 9:14 AM

Offline
Apr 2012
19844
Reply to TechenSurf
Always thought Arc System Works was ahead of the curve when it comes to their stylized 3D tech, hope they let studio SANZIGEN go all out and teach them all their little secrets.
@TechenSurf You're talking about a studio that is an icon of 2D fighting games.
Jun 17, 10:16 AM

Offline
Jun 2021
9
Reply to RobertBobert
@TechenSurf You're talking about a studio that is an icon of 2D fighting games.
@RobertBobert Yes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZsboyfs-L4
Jun 17, 10:23 AM

Offline
Apr 2012
19844
@TechenSurf Um, CGI cartoons and pseudo-2D games are somewhat different things. By the same logic, you would expect the Genshin anime to be amazing because the game has beautiful cutscenes. And I don't think they were the first to create pseudo 2D sequels to iconic 2D games.
Jun 17, 10:42 AM

Offline
Jun 2021
9
Reply to RobertBobert
@TechenSurf Um, CGI cartoons and pseudo-2D games are somewhat different things. By the same logic, you would expect the Genshin anime to be amazing because the game has beautiful cutscenes. And I don't think they were the first to create pseudo 2D sequels to iconic 2D games.
@RobertBobert Yes you could expect the Genshin anime to be great because of the insane amounts of cash involved, I am not a fan at all of the aesthetic of Genshin I can see it's got a lot of work behind it.
The 3D tech of games and animation for TV/movies has a ton of overlap with most using the same methods and software.

"And I don't think they were the first to create pseudo 2D sequels to iconic 2D games." I never said they were the first?
Jun 17, 10:46 AM

Offline
Apr 2012
19844
Reply to TechenSurf
@RobertBobert Yes you could expect the Genshin anime to be great because of the insane amounts of cash involved, I am not a fan at all of the aesthetic of Genshin I can see it's got a lot of work behind it.
The 3D tech of games and animation for TV/movies has a ton of overlap with most using the same methods and software.

"And I don't think they were the first to create pseudo 2D sequels to iconic 2D games." I never said they were the first?
@TechenSurf I just want to give you a hint that ASC will not be drawing their own adaptation themselves and that we are talking about one of the most experienced CGI studios in the industry. If not the most. Have you even seen at least one of their shows? It will be informative if you want to see what their shows look like.
Jun 17, 10:57 AM

Offline
Jun 2021
9
Reply to RobertBobert
@TechenSurf I just want to give you a hint that ASC will not be drawing their own adaptation themselves and that we are talking about one of the most experienced CGI studios in the industry. If not the most. Have you even seen at least one of their shows? It will be informative if you want to see what their shows look like.
@RobertBobert "drawing their own adaptation themselves" smh I didn't say that either, just the models, you can just ctrl c ctrl v them into another studio u know, and just sharing their knowledge.
Jun 17, 11:00 AM

Offline
Apr 2012
19844
Reply to TechenSurf
@RobertBobert "drawing their own adaptation themselves" smh I didn't say that either, just the models, you can just ctrl c ctrl v them into another studio u know, and just sharing their knowledge.
@TechenSurf just look at how the latest adaptation of Tekken 3 looks. I think they were able to successfully capture the vibes of the gameplay, but not the ultra-sasuga that you would expect with such an approach to the issue from an adaptation of the cult Bamco's game.
Jun 22, 1:11 AM

Offline
Sep 2016
187
Reply to Hippo-Krit
@RobertBobert He didn't ''change'' it. There's never really a canon to begin with, until the next mainline game comes out, since a lot of routes and endings contradict others when in the same game, or different versions of the same game. But when a new mainline game comes out it ususally becomes clear which routes and endings of the previous games were canon (excluding the main story modes since XRD, which have been completely canon). Now in the Strive, in one of the routes of Bridget's arcade mode (the mode that revolves around singular characters), Bridget makes it clear the she considers herself a girl. And since the developers refer to Bridget as a girl now too, it is mostly likely canon. However, that doesn't mean Bridget's past has suddenly changed. When she was younger she was forced to be a girl, which is why she didn't want to be one anymore when she finally got to leave her village, but still appeared feminine, since that's how she grew up. But nowin Strive, she realized that she doesn't actually mind being a girl, she just didn't want to be forced to be one. And now that she can freely choose what she wants to be, she seems to have decided to a be a girl instead of a boy. That's simply just progressing her character. She did identify as a boy in those previous games yes, but now she has simply decided to change it going onward. Anyways I'm really tired of Bridget discourse everytime there's a new Guilty Gear so let's not continue this maybe, although I guess I did kinda initiate it here, but imma just end it here at least. So believe what u wanna believe ig.
@Hippo-Krit Please shut up mentally ill brainwashed kid. Go to mental hospital and get off internet. You spew too much of your stupid irrational dreams and fiction here.
Jun 22, 1:12 AM

Offline
Sep 2016
187
Reply to Pyro81300
@RobertBobert "Courage" lol lmao. You are a dumbass that participates in culture war bullshit that I doubt has even played guilty gear. Show me your hours in any guilty gear. You'd still be wrong, but I'd at least have a modicum of respect for your bullshit. At least assuming you can do that much. I don't play it a ton myself, but hey at least I play it: https://imgur.com/gallery/test-wb8ThhA
@Pyro81300 Please shut up mentally ill brainwashed kid. Go to mental hospital and get off internet. You spew too much of your stupid irrational dreams and fiction here.

More topics from this board

» Kadokawa Fortifies Animation Production with Doga Kobo Acquisition

Vindstot - Yesterday

20 by ims-tokyo »»
2 hours ago

» Fourth Season of 'Kanojo, Okarishimasu' Announced for 2025

Hyperion_PS - Yesterday

27 by Mrbananapeel »»
3 hours ago

» 'Delico's Nursery' Reveals Additional Pair of Cast

Hyperion_PS - 6 hours ago

0 by Hyperion_PS »»
6 hours ago

» 'Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san' Creator Begins New Manga

Hyperion_PS - Yesterday

5 by GalacticMagna »»
12 hours ago

» Manga 'Servamp' Ends in December 2024

DatRandomDude - Yesterday

2 by Mira205 »»
Today, 4:24 AM
It’s time to ditch the text file.
Keep track of your anime easily by creating your own list.
Sign Up Login