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Official Splatoon Anime Coming to YouTube August 12

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We’ve learned (from ga-m.com, 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.

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8 comments
  1. PenguinPlayer
    PenguinPlayer
    July 17, 2017 at 9:31 am

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

  2. Codster9
    Codster9
    July 17, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    …at first.

  3. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    July 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm

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

  4. nine_ball
    nine_ball
    July 17, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    Comedy shorts can actually work really well.

  5. Loli de 42 Dias de Vida
    Loli de 42 Dias de Vida
    July 17, 2017 at 3:19 pm

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

  6. Kuinli
    Kuinli
    July 17, 2017 at 3:41 pm

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

  7. Squirrel on crack cocaine.
    Squirrel on crack cocaine.
    July 17, 2017 at 6:19 pm

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

  8. FailDRE86
    FailDRE86
    July 18, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    Have a like just for the laugh you me ;D