Watch the Star Fox Zero Anime Here

Nintendo has shared the Star Fox: The Battle Begins anime feature in preparation of Star Fox Zero’s encroaching launch.

Featured above, the nearly fifteen minute anime special features the game’s returning cast: Fox, Falco, Peppy, and Slippy. As expected, they’re tasked with saving Corneria City from Andross and his evil army.

This anime production was made in collaboration between Production I.G., WIT Studio, and Shigeru Miyamoto.

Star Fox Zero is launching tomorrow, April 22nd, for Wii U.

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  1. KissDisqus
    April 21, 2016 at 11:14 am

    How come the only furries on corneria are dogs? They don’t allow other furries to settle on their planet sequestering them on run down barren planets in the lylat system?

  2. Sergio Nacher Fernández
    Sergio Nacher Fernández
    April 21, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Not even in an animated short does Peppy stop telling obvious things over radio. Goddamnit. -_-

  3. Bitterbear
    April 21, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    I’m more concerned that Peppy is carrying the General’s scrotum as a memento.

  4. CrimsonColossus
    April 21, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Fuck me, that was terrible. Isn’t Production IG supposed to be one of the best studios in the anime industry?

  5. Galbador
    April 21, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    You know, there were cats as well.

  6. Minuteworld92
    April 21, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    bad. jap sub when not by treehouse when?

  7. Minuteworld92
    April 21, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    “do a barrel roll!”

    starfox is just fucking dead.

  8. Minuteworld92
    April 21, 2016 at 3:06 pm


  9. KissDisqus
    April 21, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    There’s like maybe one cat in the background with her mouth agape. Probably a visitor from another planet wondering why her planet doesn’t have such splendor.

  10. Galbador
    April 21, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    This is a fictional world. Why are you making such a fuss about it, anyway?

  11. KissDisqus
    April 21, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Cause it just stuck out to me within a universe of giant floating monkey heads and talking animals.

    For a planet that holds 85% of the lylat system population there doesn’t seem to be any other lifeforms on corneria besides dog furries.
    There’s the scalies from the SF adventure game and the SF team/Star Wolf team.
    What happened to everyone else?

  12. Truck
    April 21, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    Don’t appreciate the fact Production I.G. and Wit taking all the credit when it’s Orange that did all the CG work.

  13. scemar
    April 21, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    There’s a planet for every species I guess, and that is dog planet.

  14. scemar
    April 21, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    I actually enjoyed that, cheesy dialogue, CGI and 2D mixed, bad old memes and all that aside, it was fun and had a good pacing, the characters seemed fun in their interactions and the action had a proper escalation until the climax.

    If the game’s gameplay and controls weren’t getting such terrible reception or if I could buy it and refund it digitally if I wasn’t happy with it, I’d even consider getting the game.

  15. Pico
    April 21, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    That low frame rate, 12fps cinematic
    Is this a PS4 anime?

  16. Black_Bob
    April 21, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Well, technically Production I.G. is a customer of theirs. They were probably contracted to do the work through them. Production I.G. would still hold some credit. If they took all the credit, they wouldn’t have credited them in the “credits”.

  17. Black_Bob
    April 21, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    They still are but it looks like the CG work was contracted out to Orange Co. LTD. http://www.orange-cg.com/index.html as another comment had pointed out.

    Per their tweet:


    『スターフォックス ゼロ』発売記念ショートアニメ『スターフォックス ゼロ ザ・バトル・ビギンズ』


  18. Galbador
    April 22, 2016 at 6:56 am

    They live somewhere else on Coneria. I mean, take America for an example; there are places where you can find several people of several cultures and in some locations you find only the same people. The tower is just one of the many locations we see. I bet that, if they would make a fully flesh-out anime series of Starfox, the ration of different species would be different. But maybe Coneria is the homeworld of the anthropomorphic dog race in Starfox. We don’t know until Nintendo gives us more info and I doubt they will do this in Starfox or in any of their games, because it is not necessary.

  19. 7-D Sensei
    7-D Sensei
    April 22, 2016 at 11:26 am

    Oh Fuck here come the furries…