Super Metroid
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If there's one thing most folks can agree on, it's that the animated series of Castlevania on Netflix is ruddy good. In an ocean of mediocre adaptations (hello, Resident Evil), the series - created by Warren Ellis - stands as one of the most faithful, engaging, and beautiful recreations ever made, and we love it.

Now what if the same treatment was given to another iconic video game franchise? Say... Metroid, perhaps? Wouldn't that be wonderful? A truly faithful adaptation of Samus's adventures in the Galactic Federation, including characters like Ridley, Dark Samus, Raven Beak, and locations like Phendrana Drifts, Norfair, and Chozo Ruins. We don't know about you, but we want it, and we want it now.

One fan has taken the liberty of depicting what a Metroid anime might look like in a trio of illustrations posted on Twitter. Focusing squarely on Samus herself, the user imagines a series in which our heroine would remain stoic and silent throughout, but is able to express her emotions through her facial expressions, glimpsed through the Varia Suit helmet's visor.

Pretty stunning, right? It's unlikely we're going to see a Metroid anime from Nintendo in the near future, but given that the company has recently moved to acquire the visual production studio Dynamo Pictures, it's not entirely out of the question.

Regardless, this fan depiction is probably the closest we're going to get for quite some time. Be sure to check out the artist's work through Twitter, including a similar hypothetical anime for Ocarina of Time!

What do you make of this anime fan art for Metroid? Would you want to see a series based on the franchise? Let us know!