Anime / God Eater

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God Eater is an 13-episode anime adaptation of God Eater Burst, which after two delays, began airing on July 12, 2015. The first nine episodes aired during the 2015 Summer season and the final four episodes were held off for 2016 Spring season.


God Eater provides examples of:

  • Adaptational Badass: ERIC. Going from getting killed just like that to going out by taking the hit for an injured Lenka.
  • Adaptation Expansion: Alisa's journey to the Far East branch, complete with a rescue operation. In the air.
  • Artistic License Physics: Even if God Eaters have superhuman strength and agility, it should be impossible to fight on top of a plane as the main cast did in episode three. A plane that size would have to be moving at least 200 miles per hour for it to remain airborne. While their superhuman abilities can excuse their resistance to the lack of oxygen and how they didn't need goggles, unless God Eaters have the power to magnetically anchor their feet to the plane's fuselage, they should have gone flying.
  • Bad Dreams: Lenka suffers from these.
  • Battle in the Rain: The second half of Episode One.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Lindow saving Lenka and Alisa from an army of Aragami in Episode 6.
  • Bloodier and Gorier: Than the video games.
  • Bottomless Magazines: Notably averted- the old-type God Arcs run out of ammunition early and often.
  • Cliffhanger: How Episode 5 ends.
  • Curbstomp Battle: The fight against the Dyaus Pita.
  • Disney Villain Death: In Episode 5, presumably, the Dyaus Pita goes down along with Lenka and Alisa as the land bridge the Dayus Pita collapses and sending them all plummeting to a river below. While Lenka and Alisa are revealed to be alive, the Dyaus Pita's fate is unknown.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Ouroburos
  • Evil Laugh: The Dyaus Pita communicates with a rather distorted, childish sounding laugh when it appears in Episode 5.
  • Foreshadowing: In the credits of Episode One/the opening Lindow tosses Lenka something the viewer can't see. This foreshadows the fact Lindow's leadership of the 1st Unit will be passed onto Lenka (the stand-in for the player character)
    • It's the compass they took off of Lenka when he was imprisoned in episode 2.
  • Five-Man Band
  • Fanservice: With a few characters having big breast and Alisa, mentioned below, a Stripperiffic outfit combined with "special" camera angles equals to lots of boob-shots.
  • Freudian Excuse: While there's nothing illogical about disliking the Aragami in this setting, Lenka is amongst the few people known to have survived outside of the safe zones long enough to make it to one, and is implied to have gone through a lot before making it to the East Asian safe zone.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: Lenka has to be taught by Sakuya how to shoot his gun and in addition, didn't know how to switch between gun and blade mode of his God Arc.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Much like its video game counterpart, as soon as the Dyaus Pita is introduced, things take a turn for the darker. In addition to being one of the more lethal Aragami, as soon as it appears, it devours the Vajra, slaughters civilians in seconds, and even manages to temporary stun Sakuya and Kota, destroys Lenka's God Arc, and presumably kill Lenka and Alisa.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Upon finally encountering the Dyaus Pita, Alisa chews on her drugs and charges at the Aragami. It promptly defeats her.
  • Let's You and Him Fight: When Lenka and Alisa first meet in Episode 3.
  • Mega Manning: How Lenka gets the hang of his new-type god arc in episode 3. Alisa seems perturbed at this.
  • No One Gets Left Behind: Episode One of the anime, Lenka refuses to leave behind the guy who tells him to get away so he can live.
    • Alisa won't abandon the civilians on the transport plane being attacked by Aragami.
    • Lindow didn't abandon the civilians Fenrir turned away.
  • Power Walk: Lenka, Lindow, and Alisa do this in Episode 3.
  • Say Your Prayers: Despite Lenka saying in Episode 2 that he no longer believes in prayers, in Episode 5, before the land bridge collapses with Lenka, Alisa, and the Dyaus Pita, the last thing Lenka does before they fall into the river is pray to God.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: In Episode One of the anime, as soon as Lenka realizes there's no one to send to defend the Aragami invasion, he run out of the room, steals his God Arc, and runs out to battle.
    • Deconstructed as Lenka spends almost the entirety of Episode Two in a jail cell. The only reason he's allowed out is that Lindow wants him on the team.
    • Later on, Alisa refuses to go with the team sent to rescue her and even attacks Lenka when under the impression that he'd forcefully take her away because she doesn't want to abandon the civilians on the plane with her.
  • Slasher Smile: The Dyaus Pita sports this.
  • Super-Persistent Predator: Episode 6 shows us Dyaus Pita tracking the scent of and nearly spotting Lenka and Alisa.
  • The Stinger: Episode 5 ends with a flashback involving Sakaki, Johannes, and Aisha, and the U.S. Army asking for Johannes's help in dealing with mutated animal-like organisms.
  • Stripperiffic: Alisa's outfit consists of a midriff-baring top that doesn't quite manage to button over her breasts, and an equally Dangerously Short pleated skirt over tight-high boots.
  • Unflinching Walk: Part of Lindow's introduction in Episode One. He simply walks in a straight line while having a smoke, smashing any Aragami that come a little too close to him.
  • Wham Episode: Episode 5, where the Dyaus Pita appears.
  • The Worf Effect: The Dyaus Pita is one of the most lethal Aragami that the team has encountered throughout the series in Episode 5.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: It is revealed that Lenka's God Arc's Oracle cells are consuming his body, and should he continue to use his God Arc, he will die.

Alternative Title(s): God Eater Burst

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