Since miHoYo’s Genshin Impact was released in 2020, there have been talks of an anime version of the game. So it’s comforting to know that the rumours were accurate as HoYoverse just made an official announcement that the two companies are working together on a “long-term” Genshin Impact animation project.
The Genshin Impact anime was announced by HoYoverse at its 3.1 special live broadcast programme. Together with the developer, Ufotable, the well-known Japanese animation company that created the illustrious Demon Slayer television series, is working on this enormous undertaking. We will go “on a journey to this brand new world full of adventures.” according to the cartoon project.
Although Ufotable did release a concept trailer for the next series, we still know very little about the anime as of yet. We get a nice look at a few of the characters, like Paimon and Kaedehara Kazuha, in the announcement PV. In addition, we get to explore some magnificent vistas from miHoYo’s enormous Genshin Impact map, Teyvat.
It’s important to remember that this is merely a concept trailer and that the anime series’s actual animation may look very different. One thing is certain, though: Ufotable is the studio most capable of bringing the incredible universe of Genshin Impact to the big screen.
For those who are unfamiliar, Ufotable’s stunning and jaw-dropping animation in the first two seasons of Demon Slayer set high standards for the whole anime industry. In 2021, the company also released the film Demon Slayer Mugen Train, which went on to become one of the highest-grossing Japanese movies both domestically and abroad. Therefore, it is not surprising that everyone is excited that the same studio is currently producing the Genshin Impact anime.
Genshin Impact is not HoYoverse’s first game to acquire an anime adaptation; Honkai Impact also inspired a number of anime ideas. It’s difficult to speculate on the new anime series’ storyline or release date, but HoYoverse’s marketing director stated in the Livestream that they hope to release the anime “as soon as possible.”