Official Splatoon Anime Coming to YouTube August 12

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We’ve learned (from, via Japanese Nintendo) a new anime is coming based on Nintendo’s popular third-person shooter, Splatoon.

The new anime series will be an online-only run and it’s coming straight to YouTube, via CoroCoro. The anime will premiere on their YouTube channel on August 12th.

While CoroCoro originally debuted a manga based on the shooter that focused on four main characters and a somewhat comedic turf war battle, it remains to be seen what the anime will focus on.

We’ll keep you guys posted. Make sure to keep an eye out for our coverage of Splatoon 2 when it launches July 21st on the Nintendo Switch.

Brandon Orselli


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  • PenguinPlayer

    Online only anime on a YouTube channel? It will probably be just some silly 3 minutes shorts.

  • Codster9

    …at first.

  • Travis Touchdown

    Considering how wonderful Star Fox Zero was, I’m expecting shit that will blow those sad, pathetic Overwatch shorts out of the water.

  • nine_ball

    Comedy shorts can actually work really well.

  • Loli de 42 Dias de Vida

    it depends, Hetalia has been doing 5 minute shorts since forever and it was extremelly successful

  • Kuinli

    Will it be in Japanese or in Squid language? hopefully its the latter, just so its weird as shit.

  • Squirrel on crack cocaine.

    Japanese anime and squid like creatures together…I think I know where this is going.

  • FailDRE86

    Have a like just for the laugh you me ;D