Genshin Impact becomes an anime series

Itto, Raiden Shogun, and Zhongli from HoYoverse's Genshin Impact.

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If you play video games, chances are you’re playing (or at least aware of) Genshin Impact. The action-RPG from developer HoYoverse that first reminded people Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been A big deal ever since it first landed in 2020, players and fans alike have been falling hard for the game’s world and characters. And with its popularity, now is the perfect time to get an anime.

HoYoverse revealed a trailer for the anime shortly before the start of the weekend during a livestream for the game’s upcoming 3.1 update. The anime project is courtesy of Ufotable, the studio anime currently behind Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and FateZero. It’s a trailer that doesn’t do much more than tell you that Genshin Impact is going to be an anime and shows the game world, but nevermind if it doesn’t look good. And what’s more, it’s a “long-term project,” meaning it won’t be a handful of one-off episodes, though it’s unclear if that means it will be a direct adaptation of the game’s story.

Genshin Impact Long Term Project Launch: Concept Trailer | Genshin Impact

Set in the world of Teyvat, Genshin Impact follows Lumine or Aether, the respective female or male character (also known as the Traveler), as they are trapped in Teyvat and endure to save their kidnapped twin. Doing this requires traversing the seven nations of Teyvat, making allies, and becoming involved in each nation’s current catastrophe. Post-launch updates often add new characters, regions, and quests for players to dive into, including a crossover with Aloy from Horizon.

Given the influence of anime Genshin i.e. it makes sense that it would make the jump to animation. It is a medium to which video games seem particularly better suited: apart from Esoteric, series like Castlevania and Cyberpunk: Edge Runners of the beginning of this week make an excellent case. And this is an area that Ufotable is no stranger to, as the studio has handled anime adaptations for Bandai Namco. god eater and the Tales Games Symphony Tales and Tales of Zestiria. Every time he goes out, it Genshin Impact the anime couldn’t have come at a better time.

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