Remember that Splatoon anime we were talking about? Well, it’s totally a thing now. Stay fresh, everyone!
Earlier today, CoroCoro launched their Splatoon anime series on the publication’s YouTube channel. The series, which is region locked to Japan, is an “animated manga” that adapts Hinodeya’s manga of the same name.
The series revolves around group of Inklings who find themselves in Inkopolis for the Turf Wars. The first episode, titled Rider, introduces the major characters on both sides of the splattlefield.
The Splatoon manga is based on Nintendo’s online shooter of the same name. The series made its début in May 2015, as a one-shot in Shogakukan’s CoroCoro magazine. Hinodeya began work on a full series in February 2016, in the pages of Bessatsu Coro Coro Comic Special. Two volumes compiled volumes were ultimately produced.
Viz Media currently holds the domestic rights to the Splatoon manga. The first volume is slated to ship to retailers in late 2017, though a specific date is unknown as of press time.
Nintendo’s Splatoon first hit the Wii U console in May 2015. The title was a regular sight on the (Japanese) Media Create sales charts, becoming a fixture in the board for over a year. To date, over 4.76 million copies of the game have been sold worldwide, giving it a 35% attach rate to the Wii U’s 13.56 million consoles in customers’ homes. Mascot characters The Squid Sisters performed in a pair of live hologram concerts at NicoNico Chokaigi and Japan Expo 2016.
Splatoon 2 hits retailers worldwide on Friday on Nintendo’s Switch console.
Hinodeya wrote a one-shot for Splatoon 2, which debuted in the pages of CoroCoro in February. A full Splatoon 2 manga series launched in May.