Fortnite’s partnership with Naruto has us thinking about what other animes we want to see.
News flash, Naruto is not a new anime. In fact, it’s nearly 30 years old, having originally launched in 1994. It’s had a long run, with two animes that sprang forth from the original manga. It’s still a very popular, very beloved franchise to this day, which is why Fortnite is using it in its game.
Fans love it. That said, there are a lot of other animes that not only would work in general in modern mediums but especially Fortnite. Other animes that could embrace the over-the-top nuttiness of Fortnite and not only attract older players to Fortnite but maybe attract newer fans to the anime.
It could be a win-win and not only get new users (or at least more money) but could also help revitalize interest in these anime brands.
Three more classic animes we want to see get the Naruto treatment in Fortnite
Fans of a certain age will remember this pregintor to the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Five samurai have to battle an evil samurai and if it was live-action, you’d think it was a Power Rangers series. It’s awesome in ways that only anime/cartoons in the late 80s could be awesome. It came to the states in the early 90s as a syndicated show and most of us would watch it at 6:00 AM just to be able to keep up with the series events.
Lupin the Third
Lupin The Third started the year after Star Trek did so keep in mind that’s nearly 60 years of Lupin goodness. The series gained traction in the mid-90s thanks to Cartoon Network airing it on its later timeslots, and with Part 6 just finishing in 2022, the audience appeals to old and new fans alike.
The idea with Speed Racer isn’t just to get Speed and Racer X into the game but the Mock 5. Imagine being able to spring away from attacks? Like with Lupin, Speed Racer launched in the 60s before being turned into a live-action and severely underrated film in the 2000s. A hidden-gem film and a property fit for Fortnite.