Bayonetta Anime Movie Bayonetta: Bloody Fate Coming This November

By Ishaan . September 18, 2013 . 9:00pm

Anime studio Gonzo are producing an anime film adaptation of Bayonetta, scheduled for release this November, titled Bayonetta: Bloody Fate. The movie will be directed and storyboarded by Fuminori Kizaki (Basilisk, Afro Samurai). You can access the movie’s official website here and watch a trailer for it below.



While Bayonetta: Bloody Fate is scheduled to release in Japanese theatres on November 23rd, PlatinumGames are developing Bayonetta 2 for Wii U. The sequel to the first game will be published by Nintendo.

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  • Kaihedgie

    Consider me hyped

  • Heisst

    That was sudden.

  • Brion Valkerion

    Its either going to be one of those really bad hour and a half things with 1, 3 minute fight, or as awesome as the game… lets hope for the later.

    • Kurizu208

      either way the whole time watching i am going to be like “can i play?”

  • Go2hell66



  • Natat

    This was unexpected. Now I’m hyped!

  • raitouniverse

    The fact that it’s by Gonzo is almost a misnomer, because this trailer looks great. Can’t wait’

  • Roberto

    Dont let me down again gonzo

  • Shadowman

    OMG! I think I’m about to HNNG…INFINITE CLIMAX!!

  • Gonzo, we have had some history, bad history but please, dont you mess this up.

    • XypherCode

      Why? What show?

      • Most of the shows I have seen by them seem to have promise then go south quick. One that sticks out of mind still is Dragonaut.

    • Milla

      Kaleido star and romeo x juliet say hi.

  • Jake Joe

    here I was hoping maybe Bones or even UfoTable. here is to hoping bayonetta sounds good in Japanese as well as the original English. With just enough cheeseyness that it becomes sexy.

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      Noooooo, MadHouse would do a great movie with it, have you seen their latest stuff? They come a long way from the DMC misdemeanor anime

  • grayson gee

    Wait? Who’s Gonzo? I’m not that big in anime so anyone mind explaining this “history” some people are mentioning?

    • doubleO7

      They’ve done a few good shows, but the quality of the vast majority of their previous work doesn’t inspire much confidence.

      • grayson gee

        Any examples?

        • Ixbran

          Afro Samurai
          Black Cat
          Rosario + Vampire
          Trinity Blood

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            You forgetting a show from 2004 in particular? Hmm?

          • Black Cat is simultaneously my all-time favorite manga and one of the worst anime I’ve ever seen, what they did to go out of their way to ruin the story is kind of amazing really

    • DyLaN

      Their most recent work is Kimi no Iru Machi anime. I watched a few episodes of it and I think its OK.

      • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

        Inu to Hanasami^

  • Urien (仙人をリンク)


  • Volta

    Oh god… Bayonetta is ridiculous enough as it is right now. An anime is just overdoing it. No thanks, with the second game is enough for me.


  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Holy shieeeetttt

  • Chiupon


  • eilegz

    if its anything like DMC anime i guess i wouldnt mind…

  • Ethan_Twain

    What a weird project. Bayonetta was a game that played well and looked cool, but had a rotten story that was borderline nonsense. And took it’s narrative WAY too seriously for a game about sexy schoolteacher witch woman smiting a bunch of angels with her powers that get more powerful the less she’s wearing (because her clothes are her powers! We’re original!).

    So now we have an anime version… they can make it look cool, but it won’t have any of the gamplay merits of the original and it’s tied to that really unfortunate story. Who on earth greenlit this?

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu


      & The people who wrote Afro Samurai Basilisk and… Xmen.

      But all I hear from you is moaning because you dont like the premise.

      Half of the plotlines in this medium dont even make sense so it fits right in.

      This movie seems to be all about the blood

      Im getting a Blade vibe now lol.

      • Ethan_Twain

        Ah, I see the disconnect. You see, I see it as a problem when a plot doesn’t make sense. That’s where our tastes diverge. So when an anime based on the nonsense Bayonetta narrative was announced, it didn’t make sense to me.

        I’m glad this is being made for people like you though, with different tastes.

        • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

          Nah, I dont enjoy plots that make no sense.

  • Mozendo

    This article made me remember how terrible and unnecessary the DMC anime was.

  • Mr_SP

    Why would you put a sitcky, gooey lollipop between your breasts…? How are you going to lick it now…?

    And in your hair!? How are you going to wash it out of your hair!?

  • Shadowknight1

    I’m honestly shocked it took them THIS long! lol

  • new_tradition

    …I will watch it

  • Oh that sounds pretty co-

    oh well

    • Kaihedgie
    • Go2hell66

      oh cmon you saw the trailer. it looks amazing

      • Guest

        That what everyone else said about DMC

        That is until they started watching it.

      • Kaihedgie

        I’ll have to retract my earlier statement, wrong one.

        Still, Gonzo doesn’t exactly have the best reputation as an animation studio. Their works tend to range from watchable to “OH GOD WHAT IS THIS I DON’T EVEN” and well, their adaptations of manga are…ehhhh

        • DyLaN

          I haven’t really watch most of the Gonzo stuff, but KimiIru anime is looking fine to me.

          • Kaihedgie

            I believe they were once handed to do a hentai. I don’t have confirmation yet if it was actually them.

            But if it is…well…let’s just say they couldn’t even do that right.

  • XypherCode

    Maybe this was Kamiya’s answer to fans who haven’t played the original and wanted to play it on Wii U.

  • Go2hell66

    why is the music in this short trailer better than the entire soundtrack from the 1st game?

    • NightzeroAX

      Bayonetta’s Soundtrack is godlike.

  • hazelnut1112

    At least now people that don’t own a Wii U can enjoy this as well…

    • Ixbran

      its a film adaptation of the first game. so technically this gives WiiU owners something to watch while waiting for the first game to be ported to the Wii U.

  • Romored

    LOL at “Lo Giornale Pubblica” on the “Italian” the newspaper at the beginning XD

  • z_merquise

    Looks like she’ll be voiced by Atsuko Tanaka, just like the last time:

    Looks good. I hope it’s better than the Devil May Cry anime.

  • Musashi234

    I really hope i dont get my hopes up for nothing……Remember the Devil May Cry anime….mother of god.

  • Mmm. Looks nice. It’s reminding of Trinity Blood – or at least giving off that vibe (probably because of the same studio).

  • anarchy_panty



    • supervamp

      This is why we anime fans can’t have nice things

      • anarchy_panty

        I mean to be fair, Gonzo can occasionally shit out truly excellent stuff like Gankutsuou or Welcome to the NHK. But you just know know they’re going to put as much love into this as they do their other video game adaptations…

        • supervamp

          Ill judge that for myself by watching it

          • anarchy_panty

            I never said that I wasn’t going to watch it. I’ve just tempered my expectations.

        • British_Otaku

          Welcome to the NHK was brilliant, but that was mostly on the part of the original novel and manga adaptation being beyond brilliant and basically done before they started. >_>The animation was rough at times and some of their decisions were a little silly, though it benefited from a brilliant soundtrack and going in strong when expanding on some elements.

          You should be more worried about the director than the team assigned to him if you ask me and how most video game to anime adaptations are rough and fail to convey the same feelings as the games…

          If you have seen it, what’s your take of Devil May Cry’s anime?

  • XiaomuArisu

    Thinking the same thing I thought after hearing BlazBlue gets an Anime
    “Please dont suck Please dont suck Please dont suck!!!”

  • Curse my bloody fate! It’s inevitable that I’m going to watch this :3

    • XiaomuArisu

      What a horrible night to have a curse

  • Hector Velar


  • monkey king

    Bayonetta not speaking english gives me no reason to watch this.

  • Vadim Merzhey


  • TrueDefault

    My body is brimming with excitement!

  • artemisthemp

    How long to Western ppl will be able to watch this?

  • Will this be able to make the plot of Bayonetta make any goddamned sense at all? Probably not! But if Fuminori Kizaki’s behind it there’ll probably be cool fight scenes, and that’s all that really matters.

  • Sergio Briceño

    Yay for Gonzo! Yay BAYOUUNETTAAAHH!!

  • Jake_Indiman

    OMG! I just dropped bricks! This is a must watch!

  • Göran Isacson

    If this show can be as insanely over the top as the game, I MIGHT be all for it… but a SEGA game, trailer? That is not how you make me hype. That is how you make me grunt and wonder what your priorities are.

  • Gojira Twit

    I’m just surprised to see Gonzo is still around; I thought they went bankrupt years ago.

  • Vash bane

    she keeps suckers between her chest(I don’t know if I can say the other word or not)?

  • Fahd Al Zarooni


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