The first Blu-ray volume of the anime adaptation of God Eater has been released and the first set of images comparing the original TV broadcast and the new Blu-ray version are already out. Of course the studio behind the anime, ufotable, is well-known for its high quality production, but what changes have been made?
Since the Blu-rays are released after the original TV version, studios have extra 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:
The remaining episodes are:
- Episode 10 “Sange” (A Glorious End)
- Episode 11 “Meteor Light”
- Episode 12 “Dai-Ichi Butai” (First Unit)
- Episode 13 “Renge” (Lotus Flower)
The announcement listed the following words next to the episode numbers and titles: “Kako” (Past), “Hatsudou” (Set in Action), “Unknown,” and “Mirai” (Future).
Episode 9 was listed as the final episode of the current television run on Tokyo MX station, Yahoo! TV Japan, and other Japanese television last week.
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. An anime adaptation by ufotable was announced earlier this year, the released date of the anime is still unknown.
Anime adaptation of Bandai Namco’s PSP action game series “God Eater.”
Set in a post-apocalyptic Japan in the year 2071. The world has been mostly destroyed by mysterious monsters known as the Aragami. An organization known as Fenrir was made to exterminate Aragami using ‘God Arcs’, weapons made from Aragami cells. Those who specialize in exterminating Aragami are known as God Eaters. Their God Arcs originally could only keep a single 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.
Source – Reddit Anime