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Genshin Impact's Anime Announcement Has Fans Going Wild

"Genshin Impact" fans got some exciting news about a new project outside of video games. First announced during the "Genshin Impact" Version 3.1 Special Program and then shared on Twitter, Hoyoverse is teaming up with Ufotable to make an anime based on the popular gacha game. The announcement came alongside an announcement trailer, which shows off some concept work for the upcoming project. Ufotable is an animation house best known for making "Demon Slayer" and the "Fate" series (via MyAnimeList.) The trailer shows off a look at an animation by Mondstadt, along with Paimon, Aether and Lumine. There is no spoken dialogue, but it is just a concept trailer.

Released in 2020, "Genshin Impact" is a free-to-play action-adventure game heavily inspired by "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild." The game also features gacha mechanics, where people can spend currency to roll for characters. Since releasing, it has received numerous awards and continued to grow with new content, receiving three new continents since the game was initially released. Now this massively popular game is going to have an animated series. While details are scarce, the announcement tweet read "The long-term collaboration project between Genshin Impact and ufotable has begun." While the announcement does not expressly state that the project is an anime series, it's hard to imagine what else a long term project with an animation studio could be. Fans are excited about whatever Hoyoverse and Ufotable are working on, and said as much online.

Fans are excited for the potential Genshin Impact anime

Fans are excited about the "Genshin Impact" anime and that Ufotable is the team working on the anime. One Reddit user wrote, "One thing's for sure and that is it will have god-tier animation. We really won." Another user speculated about the potential story inspirations for the anime, speculating that it could be based on the game, the manga, or something original within the lore of the universe.

Other users were excited that the massive amounts of money people have spent on the game is being used to hire a high quality animation studio for this project. YouTube fans were blown away by the quality of the animation in the concept trailer. "Genshin x Ufotable. Holy cow, now that surprising. I can see a lot of budgets goes into the animation and not a single disappointment. Me want more," one commenter wrote. Hoyoverse did not announce a potential release date or release window for the project, so fans might need to wait a bit until they hear more about this anime project.