Because of this strange girl, I am now of the opinion DoA needs an OVA. They are clearly trying to reach the sweaty, creepy animu fan with her charms.
Would you watch it? The series has enough plot to make a reasonable 2-hour OVA of, even if it just retells something from the games. Marie Rose can be the obligatory cutie to attract the fat otaku.
OP I like Marie too but her character design is pretty much a cut and paste.
I'm a girl, btw.
Not if it focuses on her. DoA is about women with big tits and manly men. I hate when they try to shoehorn a loli or flat chick in big boob centric anime/manga/video games.
Man girls get to wear all the good stuff. They can even wear suits and still look good, whereas guys look goofy as hell in dresses.
I am in despair.
Except she isn't a loli, or a flat chick or all that flat. She might look like that in DoA universe, but she's practically a normal sized woman in regular anime terms.
>They are clearly trying to reach the sweaty, creepy animu fan with her charms.
Wait... hold on.
Not all anime fans are like that. That sort of stereotype didn't even start til the very very late 90's.
I can assure you you're being a prejudiced idiot. She looks like girls my age (19,20)
Ayane sexiest girl.
Aren't fighting game anime notoriously terrible?
Right. Let's take a look at her animations.
I've only ever watched on (Street Fighter Alpha) and it was.
There should be a Mortal Kombat or Soul Calibur OVA.
Anon, this further proved my point. Go meet some people. Not every girl has big tits flailing about after puberty. I'll admit the fighting style is hat moe kyu, though.
There is absolutely nothing that would make her into a loli, or a petite girl at all.
Typical young adult japanese woman build, just with blond hair.
I'm in love with this game so I'd watch it gladly, just give me some cool HQ animation on Tina's bouncing boobs and we're good to go.
Games don't translate well into other forms of media, have you seen BlazBlue anime?
Isn't MK trying some sort of live-action thing? Again?
Like >>102003145 said, Video Games translate really poorly into other media for the most part, yeah there are exceptions, but when you see just how many failed video game adaptations there are (from BOTH sides of the Pacific), it becomes really obvious that very few people know how to make the transfer work.
Fighting game adaptations in any media are terrible save for the occasional cheesy line, or the unintentional comedy. This is because it is hard to balance movies with large casts, giving them enough characterization to make them likable to newcomers, and enough action to service the existing fans.
Some games can work, such as Gungrave, or Visual novels, or when things are put into Comic or Manga form. One of the major reason adaptations suck is due to lack of time.
You explain my point better than I did. Fighting games are probably one of the most difficult genres to probably translate into other media, the cast issues alone pose a problem. For example, BlazBlue and Guilty Gear has a cast of 20+ or so playable characters, each with their own story, Mortal Kombat has (or rather HAD) a cast that was probably around the 30s range (though a number of those are rather throwaway), I forgot how many DoA had but that's probably around the 20 mark too, and then there's series like Street Fighter or King of Fighters (series that even has cast members from entirely different games no less). You're going to have to pick which characters to focus on, which ones to develop, and which ones to doom to glorified cameo, not to mention some series actually have lore and information about how their world and powers function.
I hate to bring up Alter Memory again, but it shows off almost every problem a fighting adaptation has to deal with (even if the budget wasn't abysmal, many of the problems would still be there, just slightly better looking)
Street Figher II The Movie is still the best fighting anime to date. The Fatal Fury one was alright too I think.
Don't remember that one too clearly
If they followed UDON"s Street Fighter comics as a guide, I think they'd be able to make a good Street Fighter anime series.