Genshin Impact, the popular action RPG for various videogame platforms, is officially getting an anime. In September 2022, developer HoYoverse announced a new collaboration with animation studio Ufotable.
The news was announced during Version 3.1 Special Programme, a three-minute concept trailer that was later shared on the official Twitter account of Genshin Impact (You can watch it below), showing off the art style and themes that will be featured in the upcoming anime.
For those unfamiliar, Genshin Impact was originally released for Android, iOS, Windows, and PlayStation 4 on September 28, 2020, and was later launched for PlayStation 5 on April 28, 2021. It's one of the biggest games that was released that year. Inspired by anime from the beginning, the action RPG has players travel throughout an open world in search of the Archons of the seven elements.
Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming Genshin Impact anime project, including a release date prediction, plot details, and concept trailer. This article will be updated with the latest information as soon as they are announced, so feel free to bookmark this page.
Genshin Impact Anime Trailer
The official Twitter account of Genshin Impact shared a concept trailer for the "long-term" anime project on YouTube.
The video shares a brief teaser, and its description reads: "Let's step into this vast magical world of adventure together. The long-term collaboration project between Genshin Impact and ufotable has begun."
Genshin Impact Anime Release Date Prediction
Given that HoYoverse just released a concept trailer for the upcoming Genshin Impact anime, it'll probably take more than a year before the first episodes are released. Let's also note that Ufotable is the same studio behind the massively popular Demon Slayer anime series, so the company might focus more on finishing that anime series before completing the first season of the Genshin Impact anime.
The Genshin Impact anime will likely be released in late 2023, at the earliest, or sometime in 2024, but at the time of this writing, neither HoYoverse nor Ufotable has provided an official release date. Epicstream will update this page once they officially announce one.
Genshin Impact Anime Plot
The Genshin Impact RPG is set in the world of Teyvat, which is composed of the seven major nations of Liyue, Mondstadt, Inazuma, Fontaine, Sumeru, Natlan, and Snezhnaya; a different god rules each of these nations.
In the game's plot, a pair of twins who travel across different worlds arrive in Teyvat, but attempt to leave after finding the nation of Khaenri'ah under cataclysmic siege. However, they are split apart by a god who takes one twin and seals away the other. The sealed twin, known as the "Traveler", awakens five hundred years later and meets a companion named Paimon, and the two embark on a journey to find the missing twin.
The anime is expected to take place in the same world, and its story will likely be similar to the player character's journey in the game. However, at the time of this writing, plot details for the upcoming Genshin Impact anime are still being kept under wraps, but Epicstream will update with the latest details once they are officially revealed.
Has Ufotable announced the voice cast for the Genshin Impact anime?
The Genshin Impact anime's officially announcement did not provide any details about the voice cast of the upcoming project, but expect more cast announcements for both the Japanese and English dub versions as we get closer to the release of the first season.
How many seasons will the Genshin Impact anime have?
Since the upcoming anime is being described as a "long-term collaboration project", it's likely that there will be multiple seasons of Genshin Impact anime. At this point, it's still unclear if future seasons will be connected to the story of the first season. There could also be spinoffs and OVAs, so for now, we'll have to wait for HoYoverse and Ufotable to share more information.
Is there a Genshin Impact manga?
While fans will have to wait for the Genshin Impact anime, that doesn't mean they can't explore the world of Teyvat further. There is already a Genshin Impact manga series fans can read for free on the game's official website. The manga series features the likes of Diluc and Amber, as well as Collei and Cyno, two new faces featured in the Suneru update, so check out the official manga series while you wait for the Genshin Impact anime.