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GOD EATER: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN MEN TRY TO ACT AS GODS ?

Hey guys what is up welcome back to my blog I’m so thankful that you guys took the time out of your day to read my blog post. Hope you all are safe from the COVID-19. First off I’m going to tell you that this anime is more like promotional material for the game consisting of the first parts of the game and the protagonist Lenka is normally your character or what you would play as. So if you’re a person who wants a full story do not watch this but if you’re someone who just wants some action, emotion and a few messages in 13 short episodes you’re welcome to enjoy.

The show begins by showing us Utsugi Lenka undergoing a procedure that will let him wield a God Arc weapons used to kill Aragami, creatures that have ravaged the earth and aim to destroy everything hence their name translation to ‘Violent God’. Lenka is a new-type which means he can use a God Arc which can perform both as a sword and gun. He enlists to train with his classmate Kouta but when Aragami attack, Lenka shows his determination to save the people and takes his God Arc to battle. Facing a Vajra, evolved Aragami that are much tougher to take down Lenka almost dies when he is saved by the 1st Unit, a group of God Eaters who are the best of the best consisting of Captain Rindou Amamiya (sword user), reckless and powerful Soma Schicksal (sword user) and Second in Command Sakuya Tachibana (gun user). Lenka is assigned to the first unit along with his friend Kouta (gun user) and they are later joined by mentally unstable Alisa Ilynichna Omela (new type). Banding together to go on missions and complete Project Aegis a mission to save humanity the anime shows the story of Lenka and 1st unit, the past and the creation of Aragami and a conspiracy that runs deep within the Fenrir Far East Branch the organization for which they work.

The anime has loads and loads of action for you to enjoy consisting of everything from killing Aragami with swords and guns to big Vajra and flying Aragami also fighting. The show has a different animation style which I won’t exactly call pretty but it’s sharp and has some good detailing. We are shown a lot of stuff but most importantly we are shown how Lenka grows throughout the show and how he also remains the same. He is mentored by Rindou and trained by him to uses his God Arc effectively and gives him reason to be a God Eater. There are also other who grow with Lenka helping each of them out with their personal struggles and helping them rediscover their reasons for becoming God Eaters. We also see the cruelty of the world and how people are focused solely on survival.

The anime also shares what happens when men try to act as God. We see how the Aragami were created and that is by Johannes (current Director of the Fenrir Far East Branch) and Paylor, 2 scientists who worked on Oracle cells and knew about the Aragami coming, though they alter repent for their sins by coming up with the God Arcs to help fight them their work isn’t shown to be over. Johannes pulls the strings from behind the scenes and still tries to play god while Paylor decides to be an observer and come up with a different solution. The Aragami are not true Gods but instead fakes created by humans and things created by humans have flaws, hence the need of God Eaters. This shows the flaw in human thinking.

The show also shares the message of hope with a compass that is passed down from person to person each one showing the other the way. We also see Lenka swear that if he isn’t able to exterminate the Aragami he will entrust hope to the coming generation. The compass which stays with Lenka throughout the series also shares a past with Rindou and Lenka’s family. The ending line ‘Someday you will be entrusted the hope’ signifies that everyone will need to act someday to inspire the future generation and people around them. Showing that everyone has a purpose the compass is symbolic to showing direction and when someone has it they can entrust it to someone who is lost so that they can find their way too.

The ending overall is satisfying and leaves you craving for more which you can only get by playing the game. There is also a great divide between Johannes and Paylor in the end with the last lines, ‘Will humans become gods?’ which signifies that Johannes wants humanity to evolve and be above the other races and reign supreme. ‘Will gods become human?’ asks the question that will the Aragami become intelligent enough to co-exist with humans showing that Paylor wants the Aragami to come to human level. In the end I only take the teaching from it which is that men cannot act as gods and that things created by men will always have flaws. If I were to choose between the ideologies of Paylor and Johannes I would go with Johannes let me know in my DMs what you will side with.

Rap section:

Monsters ravage the world who were supposed to be experiments,
Created by scientists who now runs things they’re arrogant,
My team has some mental issues I Leanka act as a therapist,
I take out these Aragami with my God arc while looking elegant.

Was gifted this life and this hope inside me by family,
Now I’ll tear apart all of those Aragami nastily,
Got a mentor who takes down Vajra so casually,
His only order to me and that is no casualty.

Those Aragami ravage it but I’ll protect our world,
I’m shining among my comrades like a white pearl,
I’ve seen too many things my mind is so whirled,
But to battle I’ll always be the first to hurl.

Every time I kill each victory tastes sweeter,
But every moment into my mind I dig deeper,
A way to save this world for that I’m a seeker,
Beware when I attack because I’m a god eater.

So that is it for this post guys hope you got some value from this.  Thank you guys for reading to the end hit me up on Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn with your thoughts and if you have any ideas which I should write about. Stay safe from the COVID-19. Thank you again and I’ll see you all next week.

Published by Harshit Sagar

I am a 18 year old teen who has a passion for writing and loves anime.

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