On Friday, following an outpouring of upcoming content, Genshin Impact developer miHoYo announced its new anime series, a "long-term collaboration project" with studio Ufotable. Its announcement video, a concept trailer for the series, includes a 3-minute animation featuring the series' main characters, Lumine and Aether.
Some fans may recognize that Ufotable is the animation studio responsible for well-known anime series such as Demon Slayer, Tales of Symphonia, and Fate/Stay Night. Despite the recognizable sprawling and lush world environment, Genshin Impact's main characters are rarely seen side-by-side, leading fans to speculate heavily on how the anime will depict the story.
Genshin Impact is a free-to-play RPG following the story of twins who have found themselves both separated and lost in an foreign world after a confrontation with a demigoddess. While the series is still ongoing with several events, side stories, and special playable characters, the framework of the anime is largely unknown. Little else has been revealed from the collaboration announcement other than the trailer.
This news comes as Genshin Impact nears its second anniversary on Sept. 28. As a new patch, a special livestream and anniversary party mark the occasion, this additional news has fans eagerly anticipating more exciting news to come.