Mass Effect franchise cements arrival in mainstream American culture by releasing an anime

Mass Effect was the subject of a lot of “videogames have arrived as a storytelling medium” claptrap over the past five years, and with good reason. The game had nuance and great characterization, fully-realized plotlines, and despite the protestations of thousands of ungrateful and petulant jerks who apparently did not appreciate getting hundreds of hours of entertainment, a decent ending. 

So what better way to celebrate one of the few games that has a seat at the grownup table than by releasing… an anime?

A headscratcher. The trailer: