Castlevania Series Producer Interested in Metroid Anime Adaptation | Nintendaily

Castlevania animated series produced Adi Shankar has recently expressed interest in creating a Metroid anime.

Sitting down for an interview with Nintendo Life, Shanker spoke in depth about his work on the four-part Castlevania series recently released on Netflix. Near the end of the interview, he is asked “what other video game series would you like to adapt?”, to which he replies “Dark Metroid in the same anime style”.

A Metroid movie has been rumoured for years, but has never materialised. However what with Metroid suddenly being slung back into the limelight with two new entries in the franchise announced at last month’s E3, it’s not hard to imagine Nintendo could stoke excitement by investing in an anime series.

Whether we will actually get a Metroid anime or not remains to be seen, but the Castlevania series at least seems to have gone down well, with Netflix confirming eight more episodes. Shanker also confirmed he is currently working on an Assassin’s Creed series, which hopefully will fare better than the recent lacklustre movie adaption.

Shanker has also claimed in the past that he is “a gamer first, a filmmaker second”, so with a little luck, if a Metroid anime does materialise, it will be in a same pair of hands.

Would you like to see a Metroid anime? Do you think it would do the series justice? Let us know in the comments below.



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