God Eater is the anime adaptation of the God Eater video game series. It is animated by Ufotable and began airing on July 12th, 2015 after a one-week delay.
On September 27th, 2015 it was announced that the final four episodes would be broadcast during the winter anime season, resuming on March 5th, 2016. The series broadcast concluded on March 26th, 2016.
The Far East, 2071. The domain of the violent gods.
In the early 2050s, unknown life forms called “Oracle Cells” begin their uncontrolled consumption of all life on Earth. Their ravenous appetite and remarkable adaptability earn them first dread, then awe, and finally the name “Aragami”. In the face of an enemy completely immune to conventional weapons, urban civilization collapses, and each day humanity is driven further and further toward extinction.
One single ray of hope remains for humanity.
Following the development of “God Arc” - living weapons which incorporate Oracle Cells, their wielders are organized into an elite force. In a world ravaged by violent gods, these “God Eaters” fight a desperate war...
- Ryūichi Kijima - Lenka Utsugi
- Hiroaki Hirata - Lindow Amamiya
- Sayaka Ohara - Sakuya Tachibana
- Kazuya Nakai - Soma Schicksal
- Daisuke Sakaguchi - Kota Fujiki
- Maaya Sakamoto - Alisa Illinichina Amiella
- Atsuko Tanaka - Tsubaki Amamiya
- Chiaki Omigawa - Licca Kusunoki
- Kanae Itou - Hibari Takeda
- Rikiya Koyama - Johannes von Schicksal
- Opening Song: 「FEED A」by OLDCODEX
- Song Writer: YORKE.
- Composition: TA_2
- Arrangement: Koyama Hisashi
- Ending Song: 「Ruined Land」by Go Shiina feat. naomi
- Song Writer: Takayuki Hirao, naomi
- Composition: Go Shiina
- Arrangement: Miyano Sachiko
- BGM 1 (EP 01/07/11): 「Have you ever seen...」by GHOST ORACLE DRIVE
- BGM 2 (EP 01/03/12/13): 「Maintain Maintain」by GHOST ORACLE DRIVE
- BGM 3 (EP 02/12): 「Long Way」by GHOST ORACLE DRIVE
- BGM 4 (EP 04/11): 「Broke my stake」by GHOST ORACLE DRIVE
- BGM 5 (EP 05/13): 「Human After All」by GHOST ORACLE DRIVE feat. Sen to Chihiro Chicchi(BiSH）
- BGM 6 (EP 06/12): 「NO WAY」by GHOST ORACLE DRIVE
- BGM 7 (EP 08/09/12/13): 「SUNDAY」by GHOST ORACLE DRIVE
- BGM 8 (EP 13): 「No Way Back -The Path of the Lotus-」by Benjamin Franklin
- Song Writer: JxSxK
- Composition: Kenta Matsukuma
- Arrangement: GHOST ORACLE DRIVE
The anime was green-lit during the Tokyo Game Show 2014, as part of the franchise's 5th anniversary, alongside the announcement of God Eater 2 Rage Burst. On September 20th, 2014, an anime teaser visual was shown on the GEA Project twitter account, showing Lindow Amamiya facing a pack of Ogretails with Aegis Island far in the background.
During a stage presentation at the "Machi Asobi 14" event in Tokushima on Sunday, animation studio Ufotable revealed the first promotional video for the upcoming anime adaptation of Namco Bandai Games' God Eater video game. The video revealed that the series will star Ryūichi Kijima as the voice of the protagonist Lenka Utsugi. Lenka, who is an original character, is a New-Type God Eater. The staff chose Kijima for the role after auditioning more than 100 people.
Additionally, the stage event revealed that OLDCODEX will perform the opening theme song. The series premiered in Japan on July 12th on Tokyo MX TV, BS 11, and other stations. The staff of the anime noted at the event that Ufotable will use hand-drawn animation to animate the God Arc weapons as opposed to CG.
With the delay in the first episode's premiere from July 5th to July 12th, a special short titled God Eater Extra aired in its place on the 5th. The staff apologized to fans, and noted that they decided with the project members to delay the first episode in order to "deliver a work with a quality level that fans can approve of".
- The God Eater anime may be considered not canon to the manga or games due to the protagonist Lenka Utsugi replacing the canon manga (and game) protagonist Yuu Kannagi in the anime adaptation. Ufotable's creation of Lenka is to fit in the storyline of anime adaptation due to Yuu's lack of an actual personality (in the games, at least).