Daisuki to Stream God Eater TV Anime Series
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Anime Consortium Japan (ACJ) announced on Saturday that the Daisuki service will stream the God Eater television anime series.
Daisuki will stream the series starting on July 5, and the stream will be available worldwide except for China and Japan.
Daisuki describes the series as follows:
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 series will star Ryūichi Kijima (Beast Saga's Argyllo, Beyblade: Shogun Steel's Torimaki B) as the protagonist Lenka Utsugi. Lenka, who is an original character, is a new "God Arc" (Jin-ki) weapon user. The staff chose Kijima for the role after auditioning more than 100 people.
Returning cast members from the game series include:
Hiroaki Hirata as Rindou Amamiya
Maaya Sakamoto as Alisa Ilyinichna Omela
Kazuya Nakai as Soma Shichsal
Daisuke Sakaguchi as Kota Fujiki
Sayaka Ohara as Sakuya Tachibana
Takayuki Hirao will direct the anime at ufotable with character designs by Keita Shimizu (Tales of Phantasia, ToHeart2 key animation) and music by Gō Shiina (Kyousogiga, God Eater games). Hirao also was the director for the anime promotional video for the first game in 2010. ufotable will use hand-drawn animation to animate the God Arc weapons instead of CG. OLDCODEX (Free!, Kuroko's Basketball) will perform the opening theme song.
The series will premiere in Japan on July 5, and it will air on Tokyo MX TV, BS 11, and other stations.