Anime and gaming always have been connected, and most gamers are also a fan of gaming. So it’s a perfect combination for both.
There are a lot of anime about or related to games, as we gamers can relate to a lot of things in all these anime mentioned in this article.
In this article, we’ll be counting down the top 10 anime series that feature protagonists who are gamers, from lighthearted comedies to intense dramas. Whether you’re a hardcore gamer or just someone who enjoys playing casual games in your free time, there’s something on this list for everyone. So grab your controller, sit back, and get ready to explore the fascinating world of anime gaming!”
Anime Gamers will love To Watch
Elder Tale has become a global success, with millions of gamers worldwide. Thirty thousand Japanese players find themselves transported into the virtual gaming world and wearing their in-game characters on the release of its twelfth expansion pack: Homesteading the Noosphere.
During the incident, Shiroe, a socially shy gamer, and his buddies Naotsugu and Akatsuki decide to form a group so that they can face this world, which has tragically become their reality.
Keita Amano, a high school boy, and video game player meet the beautiful school idol Karen Tendō, who joins the school’s Gaming Club. Keita tries it out but finds it is about competitive gaming, so he declines her offer.
This rejection sets off a trigger of events in the lives of Keita and his fellow students in matters of both video games and romance with no small amount of misunderstandings along the way.
The story focuses on a semi-connected series of sketches as delinquent student Kenji Kazama is forced into joining his school’s struggling “Game Creation Club” (Game Development Club in the Seven Seas translation) by its members, a quartet of crazy women with their eccentricities that drive him crazy.
As he attempts to distance himself from the club, the more he seems to run into not only his fellow club members, but others from his school who drive him insane to different degrees.
The World Only God Knows
Keima Katsuragi, a second-year high school student, is an avid player of gal games (video games that involve interactions with anime-styled pretty girls).
He is known on the Internet as “The God of Conquests” for his legendary skills to be able to “conquer” any 2D girl in games. However, in his actual school life, Keima is called otamega, a derogatory portmanteau of the two words otaku and Megane (glasses).
Haruyuki “Haru” Arita is a short, overweight boy who is frequently ridiculed by delinquents at the Umesato Junior High School.
Using his Neuro Linker to escape the torment of real life, he logs onto the school’s Local Network cyberspace where he always plays virtual squash alone, and his innate video game skills bring him to the attention of Kuroyukihime (literally meaning “Black Snow Princess”), the school’s popular, highly intellectual and attractive female Student Council Vice-President.
The end of the popular virtual reality game Yggdrasil has arrived. As the servers begin to shut down, Momonga, a strong wizard and master of the dark guild Ainz Ooal Gown, decides to spend his final moments in the game. Despite the fact that the clock has struck midnight, Momonga remains fully conscious as his character, while the non-player characters appear to have evolved identities of their own!
The King’s Avatar
The King’s Avatar follows the story of Ye Xiu, a professional esports player living in Hangzhou, China. Widely considered the best player of the video game Glory.
Ye Xiu was captain of the esports team, “Excellent Era”, holding the account of the ‘Battle God’, ‘One Autumn Leaf’ before being forced to resign from the team, giving up one of the strongest accounts in the game and leave the competitive scene due to his unwillingness to take part in any marketing to profit the team.
I’m standing on 1,000,000 lives.
In the anime “I’m Standing on a Million Lives,” the main character, Yotsuya Yuusuke, is a gamer. He is not the typical gamer, however. He is not interested in playing games for fun or excitement. He is only interested in playing games to win.
Yuusuke’s gaming skills are put to the test when he and his classmates are transported to a strange and unknown world inhabited by mythological creatures. They are tasked by the Game Master with completing a series of quests in order to survive and return to the real world.
Yuusuke is initially reluctant to participate in the quests, but he soon realizes that he is the only one who can save his classmates and the real world. He uses his gaming skills to develop strategies and tactics, and he leads his team to victory through each quest.
This lack of development made it difficult for me to connect with the characters on a deeper level, and it also made the story feel predictable and formulaic. When characters are defined solely by their identities, it becomes easy to anticipate their actions and reactions, which takes away from the excitement and tension that should be present in a compelling narrative.
Furthermore, I felt that the anime itself reinforced this shallow characterization through its writing and direction. The show’s creators seem to have embraced the idea that certain identities or roles dictate a person’s behavior, and they rarely challenge or subvert these expectations. In doing so, they miss out on opportunities to explore complex themes and relationships that could have elevated the series above its peers.
Overall, I think that I’m Standing on a Million Lives is a good anime, but it is not without its flaws. I would recommend it to fans of the isekai genre and dark fantasy alike, but I would also caution them that the anime does have some clichés and underdeveloped side characters.
Recovery of An MMO Junkie
Moriko Morioka is a successful corporate worker who decides to quit her corporate job and become an elite NEET. She joins an online MMORPG, Fruits de Mer, and creates a male character named Hayashi as her avatar. In the real world, she meets a handsome elite company employee, Yuta Sakurai, who may have ties with her online life.
Infinite Dendrogram follows the story of Reiji Mukudori, also known as Ray Starling, as he navigates the virtual reality game of the same name. As a gamer, Ray is drawn into the world of Infinite Dendrogram where he must create a new life for himself and learn to survive in a vast and unpredictable environment.
Alongside his brother Shuu and his Embryo companion Nemesis, Ray embarks on a journey filled with adventure, danger, and self-discovery. With its futuristic setting and advanced technology, Infinite Dendrogram offers a unique take on the gaming genre, exploring themes of identity, friendship, and the human condition. Will Ray be able to thrive in this new world, or will he succumb to its challenges? Find out in Infinite Dendrogram.