The most exciting part of yesterday's Nintendo E3 presentations? Not the Reggie vs. Iwata live-action fight, nor the Palutena or Pac-Man reveals. It was the super-cool anime-styled cartoon near the end of the broadcast. Everyone watching it probably thought the same thing at the same time: "Why doesn't this thing actually exist?"
The cartoon clip opened up with Link and Pit throwing down on the Kid Icarus character's home turf. And even though characters from lots of non-Nintendo games have a history of showing up in Smash titles, the legal nightmare of obtaining usage rights for them would probably prevent guests like Snake or Sonic from ever showing up if an anime based on the franchise ever got made. That said, a Smash Bros. anime that only had Nintendo characters could potentially be great on its merits.