Sucker Punch’s forthcoming open-world action experience Ghost of Tsushima has captured the imagination of many with its gameplay in E3 2018. However, its placing stays shrouded in darkness for all.
The game is set during the first Mongol invasion of Japan in 1274, and that’s a very infrequent atmosphere in video games and websites, such as those from Japan.
The thirteenth century can still be considered part of the sunrise of the samurai age. Usually, games and movies focusing on Japan’s famous warriors have a tendency to gravitate around afterwards and better known time periods, such as the Sengoku Jidai.
If you’re interested in the history behind Ghost of Tsushima, you’ll be able to read the extensive post I wrote on the subject , but starting today you have an additional way to immerse yourself in the span. The first episode of a brand-new anime series branded Angolmois: Genkou Kassenki, or Angolmois: Record of all Mongol Invasion,” aired today in Japan.
The anime is the adaptation of the manga which goes by exactly precisely the same title attracted by Nanahiko Takagi serialized on Samurai Ace as 2013. Of course, the major plot is different, but the atmosphere is exactly the same.
The series tells the story of Jinzaburo Kuchii, a samurai exiled to Tsushima who sees himself facing the entire might of the Mongol invasion. The original manga is held in high esteem with most, and the arcade series itself is very promising. A subtitled version was announced by Crunchyroll, but now we don’t understand when exactly it will air.
Incidentally, the term “Angolmois” stems in the prophecies of Nostradamus about the close of the Earth, and is thought to be an anagram of the French world to Mongols “Mongolais. ”
Like Ghost of Tsushimait’s not an exact rendition of the background of the Mongol invasion, however it’s a great way to immerse yourself in the game’s placing while we wait patiently to learn more out of Sucker Punch and Sony Interactive Entertainment.
Anyway, that can be not anything short of a gigantic coincidence. Some titles (mostly a couple of strategy games) have covered it as a part of a bigger picture. Yet, today we’re looking at a video game and also an anime series focusing on precisely on this extremely rare historical and geographical setting, occurring nearly at precisely the identical time. What are the odds?
If you’d like a taste of Angolmois: Genkou Kassenki, you are able to have a look at a couple of trailers under, some of which contain English subtitles.