After the announcement of two movies based on SEGA's Sonic The Hedgehog and Shinobi, I thought it would be a good idea to give out my thoughts on what franchise could make an interesting movie or TV show. Besides, SEGA has partnered up with a production team going by the name, Stories International Inc. who will help SEGA develop the movies and TV shows based on their IPs like Crazy Taxi, Golden Axe, Altered Beast, and more.

So here we go, let's count down the top ten SEGA franchises that could be interesting as a movie and/or TV show.

Any Sega IP that already has a TV show or movie will not be on the list. This includes: Sonic The Hedgehog, Panzer Dragoon, Bayonetta, Infinite Space, Shining Force, Phantasy Star, Virtua Fighter, and Chain Chronicle.


The 7th Dragon series is an RPG developed by imageepoch. 7th Dragon is about the world of Eden, which is 80% ruled by dragons. It's up to your created character to stop them or else mankind will be wiped out. Pretty anime, right? Well that's what I think 7th Dragon could be. An anime.

I have a good strategy for the series. The original 7th Dragon for Nintendo DS is perfect for an anime with at least 24 episodes. Sure they'll might be filler hear and there but I won't mind it as longs as there some comedy. Who doesn't want a good laugh here and there? As for the movie kind of thing, the PSP spin-offs, 7th Dragon 2020 and 7th Dragon 2020-II could work as OVAs. I mean, it'll work. I thought Shining Tears x Wind was decent...despite a few issues.

So... Who played 7th Dragon 3?

Fighting Vipers is a 3D fighting game developed by SEGA AM2 for Arcade and SEGA Saturn. That's pretty much all you have to know. Now, since Virtua Fighter already has an anime, wouldn't it be awesome to have this as some kind of animated crossover movie?

Ever played Fighters Megamix? Yeah that's kinda why this would be a good idea. I know it's very late to do this but a man can dream right?

Streets of Rage (or Bare Knuckles) is a side-scrolling beat-em up developed by SEGA. It's about young ex-police officers, Axel Stone, Adam Hunter, and Blaze Fielding, fighting on the streets to stop Mr. X and the crime syndicate.

Knowing that Sega's fravorite food is cheese, I say Streets of Rage is fine as a live-action movie.

Why? Why live-action? Well, Streets of Rage doesn't have enough plot for a TV show. It'll might drag on with too much filler. A live-action movie look like it fits the Streets of Rage image though I wouldn't be surprise if it comes out cheesy. As of matter of fact, Streets of Rage should have been a movie in the 90s. It would have fit amazingly. It has the style you know. Also, seeing how the main three are ex-police officers, it would be nice to see a little scene of them quitting the force before the crime spree begins. Another is that I think the Japanese title, Bare Knuckles kinda fit the movie title. Now that I think about it, it sounds like wrestling movie to me. So I guess it's the way you think about it for either titles to fit the movie.

Jet Set Radio (or Jet Grind Radio in North America) is a cel-shaded skate n' spray (I thought of it myself) video game developed by Smilebit. It's basically about a gang rivalry along with a police squad led by an insane wealthy man.

Now this one is tricky. It can work as an animated TV show. But knowing most TV networks (I'm looking at you Cartoon Network and Fox), it's easy to screw up a Jet Set Radio show.

Jet Set Radio doesn't look like it fits as a kids' movie/TV show. I say it's more for the teenage audience which is ironic because the games are rated T for Teen. The reason for that is that it can relate more to teenagers. Teens uses to do this kinda stuff back in the day right? Also, the tone fits better. It should NOT be an adult film. Even if it somehow turns out good for the adults, it wouldn't feel like the Jet Set Radio we all know and love. Who want to hear Beat slinging curse words at the police or Gum showing off her panties?

Okay, maybe one or two panty shots are okay. Just don't over do it like Rosario+Vampire.

Skies of Arcadia is a role-playing game developed by Overworks. It's basically about Vyse and his friends, Akia and Fina, on an adventure as they attempt to stop the Valuan Empire from reviving ancient weapons with the potential to destroy the world.

While I picture Skies of Arcadia perfect as a live-action film, it's better off as an OVA.

Skies of Arcadia, as a live-action movie, looks like it fits perfectly as that. But looks can be deceiving. The effects, character costumes, and plot could get easily messed up. Look at Final Fantasy. It MAY look like it could fit as a live-action movie, but the effects, character costumes, and plot needs to be at least acceptable which is what the Final Fantasy movie failed at doing. Skies of Arcadia could end up the same way, maybe even worst. But doing a OVA of Skies of Arcadia is a decent idea. SEGA did good with the Sakura Wars OVA so this could come out okay. SEGA should try to partner up with either Toei Animation or Kyoto Animation to bring this idea to life.

Let's just hope they don't go with Studio Deen. Because they did a horrible job on the Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works movie.

Shenmue is an open-world action-adventure video game developed by SEGA AM2. It's about a teenage boy named Ryo Hazuki who's on a quest for revenge after the death of his father. Yeah it's one of those stories. The story is pretty cool. With that said, Shenmue is perfect for a live-action movie.

The game kinda says it all. The environments, the feels, the characters, almost everything in the game feels like a movie, a live-action movie in fact. It's has that potential to be a great movie. All SEGA needs is Yu Suzuki to take control over productions and it can easily become an amazing movie.

Oh wait. Yu Suzuki doesn't work at Sega anymore. Shoot.

Burning Rangers is a third-person shooter developed by Sonic Team for the SEGA Saturn. It's about the elite group of firefighters, the Burning Rangers, saving citizens from dangerous fire hazards.

Despite being made in Japan, I feel that Burning Rangers is more western and American. So how about an animated TV show? Genius!

Well the concept sounds like something western audiences could get into, maybe. I mean, futuristic firefighters saving the day from dangerous fires. It's like Caption Planet except it teaches you about the dangers of fire rather than going green. Imagine the theme song of Burning Ranger ripping off the Caption Planet theme song. Speaking of theme songs, the song "(Angels with) Burning Heats" sounds like the perfect opening theme for the show with the ending theme being "I Just Smile". I guess the song "We Are Burning Rangers" might be a good choice for the last episode. Maybe.

Now that I think about it. Does Burning Rangers feels similar to Rescue Heroes? It's probably my imagination.

Altered Beast is a beat-em up arcade game developed by Sega. It's about a Roman centurion, who died, being called by Zeus to save his daughter from Neff, the demon god. And just like Shenmue, Altered Beast is perfect as a live-action movie.

When you think about it, it doesn't sound half bad. A movie based on a dead warrior being brought back to life to help Zeus save his daughter while having the ability to transform into different beasts. That actually sounds freaking amazing. Though I did hear rumors that Sega, along with Evan Cholfin, will be making an animated project based on Altered Beast. It's not 100% true so I'll leave it at that.

RISE FROM YOUR GRAVE! Now mortal, WELCOME TO YOUR DOOM....for PS4 and Xbox One.

ChuChu Rocket is an action puzzler developed by Sonic Team. It's about space mice, known the ChuChus, being attacked by the space cats, the KapuKapus. Four ChuChus are on a mission to stop the evil space cats. That's pretty much it to the story.

Honestly, I feel like ChuChu Rocket works more as a TV show... just not the typical 11 or 30 minute per episode kind. Let me explain: who watch 11/30 minutes of a big cat chasing a mouse? Minus Tom & Jerry, of course. Wouldn't that be kinda boring?

I can say is that they fit very well as little shorts. 5 minutes at best. I picture it like those little Disney shorts in a way. You know, those Tsum Tsums or whatever it's called? It can be like that. Maybe add a little Tom & Jerry-ish humor here and there and perfect.

Just don't add guns or anything. I want the show to be pure as a little puppy. A cute, innocent little puppy. A cute, innocent, non-violent little puppy.

NIGHTS into Dreams is an action video game developed by Sonic Team. It's about two teenagers, Claris and Elliot, who enter a dream world called Nightopia where all dreams take place. They join Nights to stop the Nightmaren from causing nightmares forever.

This is no contest. Nights into Dreams is an absolute dream (no pun intended) as a CGI movie.

I mean, Nights into Dreams has it all. The environments, the characters, and the creativity. I like the first movie to be focus on the sequel, Journey of Dreams as that game has a bit more story to it. It could follow up with a prequel that focus on the first game. It's my opinion but that's what I would do. SEGA should team up with Pixar for this to happen. It's the perfect team up to make the perfect movie. Pixar is known for amazing movies with beautiful CGI. I know this will might not happen but like I said, a man can dream (no pun intended). I would say Disney but knowing them, they'll ask Sega for a direct to sequel DVD of Nights. Well I wouldn't mind it though. AS LONG AS IT'S GOOD!

Here are some honorable mentions:
Super Monkey Ball - CGI TV show. I feel like it fits with Nickelodeon but that's just me.
Shinobi - An anime, but it's getting a live-action movie. Bummer.
Comix Zone - This one is tricky. It could work as a live-action movie. However, it can also work as an animated TV show. I'll leave that up to you.
Ristar - Just like Nights into Dreams, it's perfect as a CGI movie made by Pixar. Or maybe DreamWorks, I guess.
Eternal Champions - A live-action movie. Kinda make similar to Mortal Kombat in a way.

Well that's it. See ya next time. And remember, a man can dream (pun intended).

List by QuickSpinsZero (07/24/2017)

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