God Eater First Impressions (1): This certainly looks…different

[HorribleSubs] GOD EATER - 01 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.44_[2015.07.12_11.31.44]

So this is a series that has been hyped up pretty hard going into this season. I’m personally going into this series fresh, with no prior knowledge of the game. While there are a lot of holes that aren’t explained, my interpretation of the story from the first episode is this: The story takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where Amagami, some form of monster, terrorize the remaining humans.

The humans fight back with God Eaters, a subset of people who are trained to use Amagami blood to wield over-sized weapons (seriously…how are those practical?) to face the Amagami. Also, it’s pretty obvious from this episode that the Amagami came about as a result of the scientists in charge of the God Eaters…apparently, they discovered some sort of new energy source that turned against them (it looks like it was a new type of cell that probably mutated into the Amagami).

[HorribleSubs] GOD EATER - 01 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.42_[2015.07.12_11.57.26]

Decent introduction episode…I’m a little skeptical about the main character, Lenka Utsugi, but we’ll see where it goes. He’s been described as a “New-Type” a lot in this episode and I’m curious what exactly that means. Is it just because he can make his weapon transform? It should be more than that…maybe it has a link with how he arrives at the facility at the start of the episode. Presumably, he’s an outsider of sorts. Speaking of weapons, why does the sword seem so ineffective compared to the gun? Lindow’s use of the sword involved something like two hand motions…

Perhaps more importantly, where is the show headed? Are they just going to keep fighting Amagami over and over again until Lenka overtakes Lindow? Or is there some greater purpose of it all? A final boss of sorts, maybe…

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