There has been plenty of news about game to movie adaptations (and vice-versa) over recent months, but the revelation that TV Tokyo is planning on running a Viewtiful Joe series on the small-screen still stands out as unusual. As a game that is presented like a comic, telling the tale of a character who has been ?sucked into? a cinema production, its TV representation is an existentialist nightmare. It?s a TV show that looks like a comic and is based on a game which is pretending to be a film. Muh!
The series will span out over 52 episodes and should kick off in October: coinciding with the release of Viewtiful Joe 2. If it lives up to its potential, it should be fairly entertaining: at least as far as it can be in Japanese. If the series makes it to export, we?ll let you know.