Genshin Impact is a world of delights for not only dedicated gamers but also for those who want to immerse themselves in the endless beauty of flora and fauna as you explore each region in this magnificent game. Initially, you only enjoy the lovely background music while resting comfortably on the hills to etch the scenery in your mind, but as time passes, you become addicted to grinding and the story missions.
Due to the seemingly unending affection for the game, the fan community flared up when HoYoverse announced that it was making an anime of Genshin Impact. If done well, the anime can easily become one of the most visually stunning projects, and with the multiple unique stories in the game, there is practically an infinite supply to draw inspiration from.
That being said, here’s everything you need to know about the Genshin Impact anime, including its plot, trailer, and release date.
What is the Plot of Genshin Impact Anime?
Even more than the premiere date, many fans are curious about what the Genshin Impact anime will cover as the overarching story. According to reports circulating in the fandom, the story would be mainly about Tevyat’s history before Aether and Lumine arrive in Mondstadt because, rather than a prequel, we’d like to see significant characters from the story’s origins appear in it.
In the game, players are led to Mondstadt, and from there, they explore the realm of Genshin while completing daily quests, world quests, and the major archon story quests, eventually unlocking the chapters of Dragonspine, Liyue, Chasm, and Inazuma. Even if the anime does not cover Mondstadt’s history, it could go over each region in each season, and despite a large number of characters, it could only follow Traveller and Paimon.
There are endless ways to speculate the story because we don’t really know what it entails, but considering what the game offers to the viewers, it wouldn’t be crazy to have some spinoffs involving the characters, such as Kaeya having a drink on his day offs, Xiangling looking for some cooking ingredients and going on an adventure with others like Moana or Razor.
Is There a Trailer for Genshin Impact Anime?
It was stated earlier this year that a trailer for the anime would be released on May 2, 2023, with HoYoverse and Ufotable cooperating on the project. However, there has been no release of its official trailer or teaser, so we can only presume that it has been delayed until they are certain that the anime is ready to be shown to audiences, even if only in the form of a trailer. Given the official announcement, we may expect the trailer to be revealed sometime soon this year.
Which Studio is Animating the Genshin Impact Anime?
Unlike most other anime, Genshin Impact seems to be the result of a collaborative effort between HoYoverse and Ufotable rather than a single studio. While the former is the creator of Genshin Impact, which displays alien imagery at every turn, Ufotable is a familiar name to every anime enthusiast.
The creators of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Fate, and God Eater, are none other than Ufotable, which is well-known for being the top animation studio in terms of both quality and quantity. We should expect the Genshin Impact anime to outperform practically every other anime in terms of visual portrayal, as proven by the recent Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc and Swordsmith Village Arc.
When is Genshin Impact Releasing?
We don’t even have a trailer yet, therefore, it’s apparent that we don’t have a specific release date, as most anime shows announce an exact release date through a first look or a teaser before giving additional details through the trailer.
However, we have received no information on the Genshin Impact anime other than the fact that it is currently in production. Since HoYoverse and Ufotable are working together on the animation, we expect it to arrive by 2024.
Are there any other anime like Genshin Impact?
Genshin Impact is a one-of-a-kind game that revolves around the theme of an open world. Several anime series, including That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, The Rising of the Shield Hero, Konosuba, Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash, So, I’m a Spider, So What?, and Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, all depict a similar world.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, in particular, has a protagonist that regularly levels up and even ascends, similar to the characters in Genshin Impact, and the concept of Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash is a group of individuals being transported to another world and given some survival abilities. If you adored Genshin Impact and can’t get enough of it, you can keep your enthusiasm at bay by watching these anime shows until we get a definite release date.