Virtual Reality is a wonderful thing that brings with it new ways of interacting with games and mechanics that were never possible before. It also puts you directly in the world of the game that you are playing. Naturally, this made a lot of anime fans excited to finally be able to enter the worlds of their favorite anime series. But alas, VR is still relatively new and most animes won’t be getting a VR adaptation any time soon. But that doesn’t mean that there is no way to satisfy your need for VR anime. Apart from the games that actually require you to focus and play, there are a bunch of games that just put you in an anime environment and let you enjoy it without much effort.
VR Anime Games
Anime started to conquer the world of VR and fast. More gaming studios are developing VR anime games and the fandom of those games is steadily growing. All of the fun adventures featured in anime are now brought to gamers to fully experience. As a player you can immerse yourself in the world of anime games. Some of the attempts of developers to recreate the ultimate VR anime game turned out amazing and some of them were just funny but still enjoyable. We at IFGN have a few articles that are devoted to games like that. If you are interested you should also see
For now we will briefly go through the very best. The first one we will mention is Nostos and it is a cross-platform multiplayer game for PC & VR in an open world setting. You build a shelter and try to survive the always changing environment of the open world. Another really amazing VR anime game is the well-known Project LUX. It is set in a futuristic world where most humans have cyber-brains. The defendant on trial is an agent who coordinates with artists to create the data for cyber-brains to interact with people’s emotions. The victim is a girl artist named Lux. The next game we will look at is VR Kanojo. In VR Kanojo, you can hang out with the lovely girl-next-door, Sakura Yuuhi. Here VR controllers simulate your hands in-game and let you interact with her more directly. Just imagine all the possibilities. The last game to mention is Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash. Summoned to a mysterious tournament by its shady organisers. As they rise through the tournament brackets, they’ll uncover the secrets behind the organisation.
VR Anime Show
Apart from VR Anime Games, VR Anime Shows are not so many. As a matter of fact there is only one true VR anime that I know of and it is sadly quite short. On the other hand it is free, so you can’t really be mad at it for its length. Ghost In The Shell VR is a free experience that lasts for around 5 minutes. This may not seem like anything groundbreaking but it shows that it can be done. If anything this gives me hope that the full Ghost In The Shell animated film could someday be available for VR.