Monster Hunter Stories RPG Gets TV Anime in 2016
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Capcom announced during Tokyo Game Show 2015 on Thursday that its upcoming Monster Hunter Stories game will receive a TV anime adaptation. The anime will premiere in 2016 on Fuji TV.
In addition, Capcom began streaming a promotional video and a story introduction video for the game on Thursday.
The videos explain the world of "monster riders," who differ from monster hunters in that they deepen connections with monsters. The protagonist possesses a "Kizuna Ishi" (Connection Stone), which can awaken the powers of monsters as he deepens his connection with them. The story begins in a monster rider village, whose inhabitants live a life away from monster hunters, but the boy goes on a journey and enters hunter society, where he must learn to live with hunters who see monsters differently from him. The game will explore the importance of the bonds between the riders and monsters as they combine their strength on new adventures.
CAPCOM producer Ryōzō Tsujimoto had said about the game, "We want to tell a story that can only be told as an RPG and we want to convey a story filled with fun, while also accurately preserving the worldview of the Monster Hunter franchise."
The Monster Hunter action game franchise has sold more than 31 million copies. Capcom has also shipped 3 million copies worldwide of Monster Hunter 4G, the latest entry in the franchise. Capcom will also release the upcoming Monster Hunter X Nintendo 3DS game on November 28.