God Eater is a sci-fi anime series which is an adaptation of the God Eater video game franchise developed by Shift and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. The first game, titled God Eater, was released on February 4, 2010 for the PlayStation Portable (PSP) platform, while the second and third major entries to the franchise, God Eater 2 and God Eater 3, were released on November 14, 2013, and December 13, 2018, respectively. The anime show, however, was released midway, and Season 1 of God Eater premiered on July 12, 2015. Although a long time has passed since then, fans of the show and the game are still waiting for news on Season 2. Here’s everything we know about the prospects of Season 2 thus far.
God Eater Season 2 Release Date: When will it premiere?
God Eater season 1 premiered on July 12, 2015, and while it was a fitting adaptation of the video game series, it left fans with many unresolved story arcs. Unsurprisingly thus, fans have been waiting to hear news on Season 2 since then, but unfortunately, Season 2 has not been confirmed as of now.
That being said, there’s no reason to get discouraged immediately. Considering the fact that the video game franchise has had a great run, it’s pretty evident that the God Eater franchise enjoys quite some popularity. Further, with the release of God Eater 3 in 2018, the source material on which the show is based saw further enrichment. Given these two facts, there’s still a chance that God Eater might be renewed for another season. Our best guess is that God Eater season 2 release date could fall sometime in 2020 or 2021. We will update this section as soon as we hear more.
God Eater English Dub:
In the first season, all the English dubbed episodes were released on the same day as the original ones. Despite the delay in the airing of some of the episodes, the dubbing was lauded by the fans for being on point. Crunchyroll and Anime-Planet are two sites where you can find links to watch the English dubbed version or the original Japanese version of the show.
God Eater Plot:
The events in God Eater take place in the year 2071, in a fictional country called the New Asia Union. This future, however, is far from bright, and in 2071, humanity is shown to be on the brink of extinction, thanks to the emergence of man-eating monsters called “Aragami” who are immune to damage from conventional weaponry. Once the monsters started emerging, they devastated everything in their wake, nearly eradicating humanity in the process.
With humanity growing increasingly desperate to avoid extinction, an organization called Fenrir was formed to combat the monsters. Of course, owing to the destructive capabilities of the monsters and their immunity to conventional human weaponry, Fenrir had to come up with an alternative which would enable it to take the fight to the Aragami. Thus, they created operatives called “God Eaters” who are special humans infused with a biological material called “Oracle Cells”. These God Eaters are thus able to wield powerful biomechanical weapons called “God Arcs” which are also made of Oracle Cells, and can deal considerable damage to the Aragami. When Fenrir first started out, these God Arcs could only be of one type – either ranged or melee. However, as the technology behind the God Arcs kept improving, Fenrir was able to make “New-Type” weapons which could switch between cannon and bladed forms.
In this backdrop, the show follows a God Eater called Lenka Utsugi, who is armed with a New-Type God Arc. One of Fenrir’s most capable operatives, Lenka takes on the responsibility of wiping out the Aragami once and for all. However, with the monsters still spawning en masse, Lenka’s job isn’t easy, but with only the God Eaters standing between the Aragami and the complete annihilation of the human race, Lenka and his fellow operatives have to accomplish their mission at any cost.
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God Eater Characters:
God Eater has dozens of characters among whom a handful are main characters and central to the plot of the anime show. Below, we have provided brief backgrounds of each of these main characters.[WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD]
Lenka Utsugi: Named after a flower which springs from the mud, Lenka is the main protagonist of the show. A boy with a tragic past, Lenka’s entire family was killed in the destruction caused by the Aragami, but Lenka somehow survived and was taken in by Fenrir and trained as a God Eater. Following his training, Lenka is recruited by the Far East Branch of Fenrir, and shows exceptional courage in battle, putting the safety of his teammates and subordinates ahead of his own. Later in the show, Lenka is transferred to the 1st Unit, and while serving there, he learns a lot from his more experienced superiors. While Lenka is extremely passionate and caring about his comrades in arms, his only drawback is his eagerness to rush into battle, which sometimes hampers cooperation with his teammates.
Rindou Amamiya: A veteran God Eater, Ridou served as the legendary leader of the 1st Unit of the Far East Branch before he was reported as missing in action (MIA) during the Moon in the Welkin mission. Having had a long career with Fenrir, Rindou has seen much tragedy and is an aloof character in general who also treasures the safety of his comrades in arms over anything else in the world. In the show, it is also revealed that Rindou holds some grave secret.
Alisa Illinichina Amiella: A 15-year-old God Eater wielding a New-Type God Arc, Alisa is transferred from Fenrir’s Russian branch to the 1st Unit of the Far East Branch. A proud and skilled combatant who isn’t afraid to voice her opinions, Alisa is an asset to the 1st Unit. However, whenever she faces a Vajra-type Aragami, Alisa goes into shock, triggered by a painful memory from her childhood when a Vajra-type Aragami killed her parents.
Kouta Fujiki: Another 15-year-old God Eater, Kouta joins the Far East Branch on the same day as Lenka, but unlike Lenka, he wields an Old-Type God Arc which is a ranged assault gun. Despite being young, Kouta is a fearsome fighter who is driven by his desire to keep his mother and younger sister safe from the Aragami.
Souma Schicksal: A skilled and decorated God Eater, Souma is also with the Far East Branch of Fenrir and is a veteran God Eater at age of only 18. Having seen much combat in his relatively short life, Souma is shown to be a jaded young man who hates interacting with others. However, he extremely skilled at combat, and is believed to have significantly more strength than the rest of his peers.
Sakuya Tachibana: The sub-leader of the 1st Unit of the Far East Branch of Fenrir, Sakuya is a top-rank sharpshooter who wields an Old-Type sniper God Arc.
Tsubaki Amamiya: Although not a main character, Tsubaki plays an important part in the show. A veteran and retired God Eater, Tsubaki is Rindou’s elder sister and a legendary God Eater who served as the leader of the Far East Branch’s Combat Unit. After many years of glorious service, she was relieved from duty in 2069, and serves as the instructor and commander of the Far East Branch’s Women’s Division. Further, Tsubaki is also the supervisor of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Units of the Far East Branch.
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