God Eater Anime TV and Blu-Ray Comparisons

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Whilst the final episodes of ufotable’s (Kara no Kyoukai, Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works) anime adaptation of God Eater have yet to be broadcasted, the first Blu-ray volume of the anime has already been released. Of course the studio is well known for its high quality production, but what did they change from the TV and Blu-ray versions?

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Since the Blu-rays are released after the original TV version, studios have additional time to reproduce scenes of the anime that may have been rushed to make schedules, deadlines and meet TV regulations. They may redraw scenes, add new ones, include flashier effects, remove censorship or just improve the general quality of the anime. It is always interesting to see the differences between the initial version and the final one, seeing the clever tricks they use to cover up rushed frames and their efforts to brush up on quality.

Reddit user animubro has compiled a series of images comparing the TV and Blu-ray releases of the anime, the former on the left and the latter on the right. The images are all from the first episode of the anime. So:

Spoilers for Episode 1 of God Eater:

 

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Here are some video footage of the changes as WebMs:

The final 4 episodes of the God Eater anime will air this Winter 2015/2016 anime season, which starts in December. The titles and themes of the final episodes were also revealed:

  • Episode 10: A Glorious End – Past

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  • Episode 11: Meteor Light – Set in Action

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  • Episode 12: First Unit – Unknown

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  • Episode 13: Lotus Flower – Future

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Tokyo MX earlier listed that the 9th episode of God Eater as the final episode that will be broadcasted on TV. This comes after the various delays that the anime incurred throughout the season where Extra episodes were shown in place. This sums up to a total of 9 full episodes and 4 extra episodes being shown rather than 13 full episodes.

The main cast of the anime consists of returning characters from the games and an original character:

  • Ryuuichi Kijima (Argyllo in Beast Saga) will lead as original character Renka Utsugi

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  • Maaya Sakamoto (Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost in the Shell) as Alisa Ilinichina Amiella

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  • Hiroaki Hirata (Sanji from One Piece) returns to voice Lindow Amamiya

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  • Kazuya Nakai (Roronoa Zoro from One Piece) will voice Soma Schicksal

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  • Daisuke Sakaguchi (Shinpachi Shimura in Gintama) is back as Kota Fujiki

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  • Sayaka Ohara (Erza Scarlet from Fairy Tail) will be voicing Sakuya Tachibana

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The main staff includes:

  • Director and Sound Director: Takayuki Hirao (Kara no Kyoukai 5, Gyo)
  • Anime Character Designer: Keita Shimizu (Fate/Zero and Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS Animation Director)
  • Art Director: Masaru Yanaka (Captain Earth, Fate/Zero Background Art)
  • Director of Photography: Seiji Matsuda (Fate/Zero, Kara no Kyoukai)
  • CGI Director: Masato Takizawa (Fate/Zero, Doraemon: Nobita no Uchuu kaitakushi)
  • Music Composer: Go Shiina (God Eater and Tales of. Games)
  • Animation Studio: ufotable (Kara no Kyoukai, Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works)

Here is the anime’s main promotional video:

God Eater is an Action Role Playing, Hack n Slash game developed by Shift and published by Bandai Namco Games. The games are set in a dystopian future Japan, where large monsters called Aragami have destroyed most of mankind. In the games you play as a God Eater, a small group of soldiers whose sole purpose is to defeat the Aragami using weapons made from the Aragami’s cells. A total of 3 games have been released since its start in 2010. The first game in the series released in Japan in February 2010 for the PlayStation Portable with an updated release titled Gods Eater Burst later in the year, where it also released internationally. A direct sequel to the game was published last year in Japan on the PlayStation Portable and PlayStation Vita. The game has been announced to be localised, but no date has been given yet.

Here is a synopsis of the series from MAL:

Set in Japan in the year 2071 where the world has been mostly destroyed by mysterious monsters known as the Aragami. An organization known as Fenrir was made to exterminate Aragami using weapons called God Arcs which is made from the cells of an Aragami. Those who specialize in exterminating Aragami are known as God Eaters. Originally God Eaters had one type in which their God Arcs can only keep gun form or blade form, however a new type has been discovered that can switch between gun and blade form. Since then, they have been classified new-types and the previous as old-types.

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The first volume of the God Eater Blu-ray is currently out with the first episode, with the second volume releasing recently with episodes 2 and 3. The remaining 4 episodes of the God Eater anime will be delayed to the Winter 2015/2016 anime season.

 

You can visit the anime’s website: http://anime.godeater.jp/
And follow them on Twitter: @god_eater_anime

Source Article and Images – Reddit Anime -animubro
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