Sucker Punch’s forthcoming open-world action experience Ghost of Tsushima gets captured the imagination of many with its gameplay in E3 2018. Yet, its setting remains shrouded in darkness for all.
The game is set during the initial Mongol invasion of Japan in 1274, and that’s an extremely rare surroundings in video games and media, such as those in Japan.
The thirteenth century may still be considered a part of the dawn of the samurai age. Usually, games and movies focusing on Japan’s iconic warriors have a tendency to gravitate around later and better known time intervals, like the Sengoku Jidai.
Should you’re curious about the history behind Ghost of Tsushima, you can read the comprehensive post I wrote on the subject , but starting today you’ve got an additional way to familiarize yourself in the interval. The first installment of a brand new anime series branded Angolmois: Genkou Kassenki, or Angolmois: Record of all Mongol Invasion, aired today in Japan.
The anime is that the adaptation of the manga which goes by exactly precisely the identical title attracted by Nanahiko Takagi serialized on Samurai Ace as 2013. Much like Ghost of Tsushima, it’s place on the island of Tsushima in 1274. Obviously, the most important 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 confronting the entire might of the Mongol invasion. The original manga is held in high esteem with several, along with the anime series itself is quite promising. A subtitled version was declared by Crunchyroll, but at the moment we don’t know when exactly it will broadcast.
Incidentally, the expression “Angolmois” comes in the prophecies of Nostradamus concerning the close of the world, and is believed to be an anagram of this French universe for Mongols “Mongolais. ”
Like Ghost of Tsushima, it’s no specific rendition of the history of the Mongol invasion, however it’s a great way to immerse yourself in the game’s putting while we wait patiently to learn more out of Sucker Punch and Sony Interactive Entertainment.
Besides, that can be nothing short of a large coincidence. At least to my knowledge, there have never been either games or arcade series set during the Mongol invasion of 1274 with this kind of certain focus. Some titles (mostly a couple of strategy games) have covered it as part of a larger picture. However, today we’re looking at a video game and an anime series focusing exactly on this extremely rare historical and geographical setting, happening nearly at the identical time. Do you know the odds?
If you’d like a taste of Angolmois: Genkou Kassenki, you can check out a couple of trailers below, some of which contain English subtitles.