Splatoon (Anime) is a Japanese Sports/Slice of Life Anime based on the 2015 game, Splatoon. The series was split into multiple seasons, each only a couple episodes.
The first season is loosely based on the first Splatoon games story mode. The 2nd and 3rd follow the main characters joining and participating in the Major Turf Wars. The 4th (And originally final season) was completely original.
A new series based on the Splatoon 2 Manga was announced for August 2017 in July. It will be shown on Youtube.
The opening theme for the original first 4 seasons was, Splattack. The opening theme for the continuation is Endolphin Surge (Wet Floor) from Splatoon 2.
The ending theme for the first two seasons was Maritime Memory.The music is from the first two Splatoon Games while some original tracks are composed by in house composers. The show airs on TV Tokyo on Thursday nights (Usually following the Pokemon Anime). In America, it airs on Nickelodeon on Saturday mornings.
Ditching school, 14 year old Evan is an inkling who wants to join in on the Turf Wars of Inkopolis. However, he has to make a detour with his plans as he is recruited by Captain Cuttlefish in order to help stop the Octarians from invading.
He eventually stops anything trouble from happening is added to the draft. He is added to a team that includes some of the best players and an inner battle between him and the top players begin.
|Episode||Episode Name||Description||Air Date|
|1.||A New Problem. Welcome to Inkopolis!||July 9 2015|
|2.||Meet Captain Cuttlefish. About the Octarians||July 16 2015|
|3.||A totally "not so fresh" revelation. How uncultured can we get?||July 23 2015|
|4.||The Octolings attack! Evan is on his own||July 30 2015|
|5.||A confusing experience. A funny bout begins||August 6 2015|
|6.||More Octolings. Evan struggles||August 13 2015|
|7.||Captain has been captured? Meet Agents 1 & 2||August 20 2015|
|8.||Breaking through the limits. What lies ahead||August 27 2015|
|9.||A Small Test. Agents are delighted||September 3 2015|
|10.||Hold up? A break in the battle||September 10 2015|
|11.||Into the abyss. The Search for Captain is on||September 17 2015|
|12.||DJ Octavia? The One Behind it all!||September 24 2015|
|13.||Stay Fresh! The Truth Behinds Agents 1 & 2||October 1 2015|
|Episdoe||Episode Name||Description||Air Date|
|14.||Friends? The girl named Karma||April 7 2016|
|15.||Somethings fishy! Shallow planning||April 14 2016|
|16.||News up ahead? Get Inked my friends!||April 21 2016|
|17.||Leo and Evan. Who's the best?||April 28 2016|
|18.||I have to go to school? Just an education||May 5 2016|
|19.||The Squid Sisters! The first ever Splatfest?||May 12 2016|
|20.||Team Leo vs Team Karma. The official Baseball Episode||May 19 2016|
|21.||The announcement. The dreaded. The Draft Begins...||May 26 2016|
|22.||The Bet. Karma vs Leo?||June 2 2016|
|23.||Not exactly fun and games. The school version of Turf Wars||June 9 2016|
|24.||Splatfest begins. Cats vs Dogs||June 16 2016|
|25.||Cat and Dog Champions? Karma and Evan Battle||June 23 2016|
|26.||An Easy Victory. Who is the true winner?||June 30 2016|
|27.||The Surprise Announcement! Evan and Karma have been drafted||July 7 2016|
|28.||Meeting our Teams. Leo and Karma?! Again!||July 14 2016|
|29.||And Let The Battles Begin. Inner Conflicts Arise.||July 21 2016|
|30.||Evan and Karma vs Leo and Iris! Who will prevail?||July 28 2016|
|Episode||Episode Name||Description||Air Date|
|31.||A Thing Called Ranked Battle. Confusion.||Nov 3 2016|
|32.||Testing it out. The Rain Maker||Nov 10 2016|
|33.||Team Fresh vs Team Unison. Rain Maker finale||Nov 17 2016|
|34.||The 2nd Act Begins. Control Tower.||Nov 24 2016|
|35.||THEY ARE IN CONTROL?!?! HUH!?!?||Dec 1 2016|
|36.||A Devastating Loss. Inner Conflict||Dec 8 2016|
|37.||The Next Announcement. The Final Ranked Battle?||Dec 15 2016|
|38.||Splatzones? An interesting build up.||Dec 22 2016|
|39.||Team Fresh fails? The first major loss?!?||Dec 29 2016|
|40.||Hold up? New news. The Next Splatfest is coming to town?||Jan 5 2017|
|41.||Callie vs Marie? The next Splatfest is unleashed!||Jan 12 2017|
|42.||Pick your side. A small, but funny divide.||Jan 19 2017|
|43.||The beginning! Let's go Evan!||Jan 26 2017|
|44.||A giant advantage! Watch out Leo!||Feb 2 2017|
|45.||The Final Countdown. Who will represent?||Feb 9 2017|
|46.||Conclusion to an inner conflict. Thank you, friends.||Feb 16 2017|
|Evan||A 14 year old Inkling Boy from the unknown. While originally an outcast, he is befriended by a girl named Karma. Before the draft, he helped stop the Octarians which helped him grow his skills and so by the time the draft finally came around, he was one of the best.
He's quiet but pretty laid back.
|Karma||A 14 Year old Inkling Girl from Inkopolis. She struggled with making friends before joining the league, however, she was considered a hidden gem as she was one of the best participants in the draft.
Originally she uses a Slosher but moves to using a charger to have tactical advantages in battle.
She's energetic and hyper active but really nice.
|Iris||Considerably the best in the league. She uses the rare double splatter and is easily the best on her team. She's a lot less cocky compared to her younger brother but still views the rest of her team as fodder. However, she and Evan have mutual respect for each other.|
|Leo/Xeo||Iris' younger brother. He antagonizes Evan a lot (Both before and after he joins their team) and has always never cared about his team (Outside of his sister). He has hundreds of adoring fans but by the time Evan and Karma join, his rank lowers and he's usually the forgotten member of the team. He's cocky and loudmouthed and annoys literally everyone on his team. His weapon of choice is a splat roller.|
|Captain Cuttle Fish||A slightly perverted old man who warned of an upcoming attack from the Octorians. He gave the directions to Evan during the surprise attacks on the Octorians.|
|Calie & Marie||AKA, the Squid Sisters. They are famous all over the world for their music and are especially popular in the area. They both play a part in the first Season but are reduced to announcers for the Splatfests. However, Callie and Marie both do the narration for the "Previously on" segments.
In the newer series, they are replaced by Pearl and Marina, two new characters.
The Soundtrack is mostly retained from the original game from 2015. The rest is newly composed by a variety of composers. The new music mostly takes on the style of Jet Set Radio and Sonic Rush.
Video Game Adaptions
Toei approached Vision studios to make a game based off of the final arc of Splatoon in late 2015. The game was released on December 9th 2016 as Splatoon: Winner Takes All to mixed to positive reviews. Vision stated later that they are thinking of continuing the story in a bunch of video game sequels.
The series managed to slightly popularize Sports anime in America. It was very popular in Japan, even rivaling the Pokemon anime in popularity.
- Evan was originally intended to have dark skin. However, this was changed for absolutely no reason.
- While the series originally started as an action anime, it quickly moved to being more slice of life and sports oriented in the 2nd Season. It has stayed this way since.
- The newer series will be a complete reboot.