God Eater anime promo image

God Eater - Promo Image

Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that they would add the God Eater anime to its Summer 2015 streaming lineup, starting at an as-of-yet unannounced date and time. The anime will be available for streaming in North, Central and South America, Ireland and UK. The website has a description of the story:

The Far East, 2071.

The domain of the mad 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 Arcs”—living weapons which incorporate Oracle cells—their wielders are organized into an elite force.

In a world ravaged by mad gods, these “God Eaters” fight a desperate war…

The God Eater anime is based on a Namco Bandai PlayStation Portable game of the same name, which was released in Japan in February 2010 and in North America as Gods Eater Burst in March 2011. A remake, entitled God Eater Resurrection is in the works for PS4 and PS Vita, slated for release in October 2015 in Japan. A sequel, God Eater 2, was released in Japan on PSP and PS Vita in November 2013, with an enhanced version on PS4 and PS Vita released in February 2015 called God Eater 2: Rage Burst. The anime series is animated by Ufotable, the studio that animated the God Eater games in addition to the 2009 OVA God Eater Prologue. As of the time of writing, the first three episodes of the anime series are currently available for streaming on Daisuki.


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