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RPG Game 'God Eater' Anime Adaptation Announced

by Dunois
Sep 17, 2014 8:55 PM | 114 Comments
It was announced on Thursday that the action role-playing game God Eater will be receiving an anime adaptation by studio ufotable. The announcement was made at an event held by Bandai Namco Games at the Tokyo Game Show 2014.

Screenshot of announcement: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BxyEEUmCAAAgsZC.jpg

Source: Dengeki Online

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God Eater on MAL

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Looking forward to this, I enjoyed the games for it. Hoping it turns out to be a good adaption

Oct 14, 2014 1:12 PM by Shozenn

Oddyeus said:
I get the feeling this will have large amounts of bad CGI.


Eh, Ufotable is usually very good with it's handling of CGI, I very much doubt it will happen like that.

Also, this is being directed by the director of Paradox Spiral, so that's a ton of awesome right there.

Oct 12, 2014 9:00 AM by SilentKatana

Im looking forward to this anime adaptation of god eater, I really like this game so I hope it turned out good

Oct 11, 2014 8:25 PM by RegulusNeil

I get the feeling this will have large amounts of bad CGI.

Sep 30, 2014 9:52 PM by Deliriant

For those with misconceptions of this series I'll explain the title: "God Eater".

The enemies are formed from a mysterious life form (oracle cells) that consumes and mimics things in it's surroundings, be it inorganic or not. The formed beasts are invulnerable to conventional weapons such as guns and bombs and posses extra-ordinary abilities. The people started calling them Aragami (dark gods) due to their godlike/divine looking disposition. Humans eventually figured out how to use oracle cells against them by making them "biased" to consuming the aragami. The weapons used are made on this principle as they devour and absorb power from these ''dark gods". Thus the name "God Eater"

It's not some edgy religious grim-dark series as the name would suggest to some, though the store is somewhat grim (human extinction and all that).

Sep 29, 2014 12:15 AM by KronosXLI

I've never seen a decent anime adaptation of a RPG. Most of them are shit, but it's ufotable, so I'm cautiously optimistic. I'm expecting scenery porn at the very least!

Sep 21, 2014 11:56 PM by Vicious

Fullmetal89 said:
Kaoknight said:
I really liked the psp games and all but lets be serious, video game adaptions tend to bomb HARD even if ufotable are behind it, its gonna be hard making a good story out of some monster hunter game..


Not all do, Gungrave was pretty damn amazing.


Not really. The Gungrave anime was a prequel to the game and the majority of its plot was not mentioned in the game at all besides the general background. As such, the Gungrave anime might as well had been an original anime. Most people who played the game and saw the anime say that the game's plot is horrible compare to the anime. The game's plot was covered by the last few episodes of the anime; yeah, the ENTIRE game's plot can be completed in like 3 episodes. Even then, the last few episodes are generally not as well received as the earlier ones.

thepath said:
I did watch God Eater Prologue, and I think it is good. I'm glad that it got an anime. I want to see this hot chick called Alisa Amiella in action


I'm sure that is the reason most people would watch this anime, to watch that half-dressed no bra skank jiggle her boobs around. I'm not particularly expecting much since the game didn't really have an amazing story to being with and things tend to get even worse when games get adaptations. Oh well, I'm sure I can stare at Alisa for at least 2-3 hours before I lose interest. And it is by Ufotable, I guess; they tend to produce high quality anime.

The imporant question is how they're gonna handle the MC? Are they gonna use the canon MC Yuu what's his name?

Sep 21, 2014 11:31 PM by MrNTR

I played that game on my psp a few years ago. :D I'm interested.

Sep 21, 2014 6:56 PM by keragamming

Tengai said:
thepath said:
I did watch God Eater Prologue, and I think it is good. I'm glad that it got an anime. I want to see this hot chick called Alisa Amiella in action


Hot chick?? ufotable?? Will watch!!


and to be more awesome, she's voiced by Maaya Sakamoto (Kara no Kyoukai's Ryougi Shiki, Monogatari series' Oshino Shinobu,

Sep 21, 2014 6:37 PM by pikeman1

;O

Time to see Alisa. @.@

Sep 20, 2014 4:36 PM by DGemu

Looks interesting.

Sep 20, 2014 1:35 PM by Mayuka

Looking forward too this! Can't wait to see Soma in action!!! :D

Sep 20, 2014 1:30 PM by Yuki-des

if this game gets faihfully adapted this will be incredible, god eater has a really great world and interesting story, i wonder if they will include the main protagonist or make the anime without him, they could pull a yu from persona 4 and just give him a personality and voice which id prefer

Also i am one fully for ufotable not just being exclusive to type-moon stuff, i wanna see them do so many more things......aka i want a tales of anime done right but still i wanna see other shit

Sep 20, 2014 8:24 AM by JizzyHitler

I thought this would happen eventually. Anyway, I've played the game, didn't find it that interesting. Ufotable is one of my favorite studios though. Tsukihime should be next.

Sep 20, 2014 8:21 AM by Homura_

looking at the poster looks like there's a lot of actions pack

Sep 20, 2014 7:07 AM by Mr_Gutts

thepath said:
I did watch God Eater Prologue, and I think it is good. I'm glad that it got an anime. I want to see this hot chick called Alisa Amiella in action


Hot chick?? ufotable?? Will watch!!

Sep 20, 2014 12:55 AM by Tengai

Excited I know its going to be awesome.

Sep 19, 2014 5:33 AM by Hikarusuke

Played the God Eater Burst on the psp for a while but never managed to finish it because it got too repetitive. Will still check it out if it's any good.

Sep 18, 2014 11:01 PM by gettogaara

Kaioshin_Sama said:
Hoppy said:


It's not a million seller, it sold a little over 700,000 copies over it's lifetime.


Between it and the God Eater burst version it is. Even if you only count one that's still respectably popular for a Bandai Namco game focused largely on the Japanese market. It's not like they're Square Enix with Final Fantasy or anything.


That makes sense, I was only counting one version. God Eater was overhyped to death especially at last years TGS along with the Vita version of Gundam Breaker, although I ended up liking Gundam Breaker over it.

Sep 18, 2014 9:45 PM by Hoppy

Hoppy said:
Kaioshin_Sama said:
Bandai Namco is totally playing the Aniplex game with this one. Go with the currently hot name brand recognition studio for your anime adaptation. Well I mean the game is like a million seller in Japan so it's not like it needs it there to boost it's profile but for the purposes of appealing to the West it's a pretty blatant move. Pretty much likely to be the only reason anybody would be remotely interested in it in English speaking communities.


It's not a million seller, it sold a little over 700,000 copies over it's lifetime.


Between it and the God Eater burst version it is. Even if you only count one that's still respectably popular for a Bandai Namco game focused largely on the Japanese market. It's not like they're Square Enix with Final Fantasy or anything.

Also the general tone of this thread is the least surprising thing ever with people being all conflicted about their raging hard on for ufoTABLE despite the realization that adaptations of video games with actual gameplay typically don't turn out all that great. I always love seeing MAL hold simultaneously contradictory opinions when trying to reconcile a person or company that has attained a certain level of idolatry with general trends and outcomes.

Sep 18, 2014 9:32 PM by PeacingOut

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