Genshin Impact anime by ufotable & HoYoverse

Take my Primogems – a Genshin Impact anime is coming, and ufotable is producing it. HoYoverse’s most anticipated collaboration thus far will reel in the animation studio that brought us Demon Slayer and Fate/Stay Night. The long-term project launch has left global fans gushing in exhilaration since Friday’s Patch 3.1 livestream event. 

Concept trailer features familiar faces in unexpected scenes

Genshin Impact anime - Paimon is not emergency food
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The concept trailer begins with Paimon, our playful in-game guide, floating through a vibrant forest. 

Genshin Impact anime - plains of Teyvat
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We follow her through the plains of Mondstadt, the gorges of Dragonspine, and take a close look at the Anemo Archon’s statue as we soar over the magnificent landscapes of Teyvat. 

Genshin Impact anime - Aether & Lumine reunited?
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The familiar main theme of Genshin Impact plays in the background on our journey. As it crescendos into ufotable’s glorious rearrangement, we see Aether and Lumine, the two main protagonists, holding hands while they stand side by side amidst Mondstadt’s ruins. 

The teaser draws to a close on this surprising scene. Fans of the game would know that the twins were separated at the start of the story. Have they finally found each other? Will there be new lore? How will the story unfold? 

Genshin Impact anime - mysterious tome in forest
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These mysteries will keep fans on the edge of their seats. The teaser doesn’t show any other characters, keeping more surprises in the wraps. 

With beautiful motion graphics that capture the expansive vastness of Teyvat, the trailer is no less than breathtaking. Step into this magical world of adventure here: 

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Two ACG powerhouses join forces

Genshin Impact anime - HoYoverse x ufotable collab
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HoYoverse and ufotable have both left their marks in the ACG (“Animation, Comics, and Games”) industry. If you haven’t got hold of why the collab has taken social media by storm, here’s a breakdown. 

Genshin Impact anime - majestic rendering of Liyue
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Genshin Impact is well-known for its beautiful detailed graphics. In fact, fans have long commented that the game’s character teasers have attained the visual aesthetic of anime productions. 

Genshin Impact anime - our OG daddy Zhongli
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No one can deny that the character designs, intricate lore and culturally diverse music are prime material for a full-fledged show.

Genshin Impact anime - ufotable's hallmark anime
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Now, Genshin Impact’s upcoming anime will be helmed by ufotable, a studio that has set high standards for the entire anime industry with their action-packed animations. Apart from the highly popular Demon Slayer and Fate series, the studio is also experienced with adapting games to anime, including God Eater by Bandai Namco. 

Genshin Impact anime - Honkai Impact 3rd
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Genshin Impact isn’t HoYoverse’s first game-turned-anime adaptation either. Its other franchise, Honkai Impact 3rd, has already inspired several anime titles. But with next-level magnificent world-building like Genshin Impact, ufotable might just be the best studio for the job.

Ready your Primogems for Genshin Impact’s 2nd anniversary 

Genshin Impact anime - Patch 3.1 characters
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As if the upcoming Genshin Impact anime isn’t exciting enough, HoYoverse has more good news for us. Three playable Sumeru characters, Cyno, Nilou and Candace will debut on the 28th September banner, right in time for the game’s 2nd anniversary. May they come home.

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