Gods Eater Burst

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God Eater Burst
God Eater Cover.jpg
North American cover art
ゴッドイーター バースト
(Goddo Ītā Bāsuto)
Genre Action, Fantasy, Supernatural
Developer Shift
Directed by Hiro Yoshimura
Produced by Yosuke Tomizawa
Genre Action role-playing
Platform PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita

PlayStation Portable

God Eater
  • JP February 4, 2010
Gods Eater Burst
  • JP October 28, 2010
  • NA March 15, 2011
  • EU March 18, 2011

PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita

God Eater Resurrection
JP 20151029October 29, 2015
TW Q4 2015[1]
Original video animation
Gods Eater Burst Prologue
Directed by Takayuki Hirao
Music by Go Shiina
Studio Ufotable
Released September 28, 2009
Runtime 12 minutes
Anime television series
God Eater
Directed by Takayuki Hirao
Music by Go Shiina
Studio Ufotable
Licensed by
Network Tokyo MX, SUN, KBS, BS11, KSS, EBC, OHK, JRT, Channel Neco
English network Daisuki, Crunchyroll
Original run July 12, 2015 – ongoing
Episodes 13 (List of episodes)
Anime and Manga portal

Gods Eater Burst, known in Japan as God Eater Burst (ゴッドイーター バースト Goddo Ītā Bāsuto?), is a 2011 action role-playing game for the PlayStation Portable, developed and published by Namco Bandai Games in Japan and published by D3 Publisher in North America.[2] The game is an enhanced version of God Eater (ゴッドイーター Goddo Ītā?), originally released exclusively in Japan on February 4, 2010. The enhanced version, featuring an expanded story and new game mechanics, was released in Japan on October 28, 2010, in North America on March 15, 2011, and in Europe on March 18, 2011. The opening and ending theme songs for the game are "Over the Clouds" and "My Life", both of which are sung by Alan.[3] A sequel, God Eater 2, was released in Japan in November 2013. A television anime series based on the game is currently being produced by Ufotable.[4]

Another upcoming game titled God Eater Resurrection has been announced,[5] which will serve as a remake of God Eater Burst for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, due for release on October 29, 2015.[6]


Gameplay of Gods Eater Burst.

The game has a storyline which can be experienced with names and voice actors in single-player mode. Players play as a young, previously unemployed warrior who has decided to go up against powerful creatures called "Aragami"; warriors who face these beasts are called "God Eaters."[2] The game's mission-based single-player mode consists of more than 100 missions, with co-operative play of up to three teammates over local adhoc wireless multiplayer or AI-controlled teammates. The North American version of the game also supported the PlayStation 3's adhoc Party.[7] The game features character creation allowing customization of hair style, hair color, face, skin, clothing, voice and weapons using special materials. Equipment is divided into five groups: Blade, Gun, Shield, Control Unit and Upgrades. Weapons can be switched between melee, ranged and shield in-mission. In addition to the main story arc featured in the original God Eater, Gods Eater Burst features an added storyline not featured in the original Japanese release.[8]

Along with the second story arc, Gods Eater Burst adds two new gameplay features: Bullet Customization and Burst Mode.[9][10] By devouring an Aragami that is still alive, God Eaters temporarily enter a state called "Burst Mode" in which their speed, strength and energy regeneration increase.[10] While in this state, the Control Unit equipped to the God Arc bestows the God Eater with helpful status effects that vary depending on which Control Unit is equipped. In addition, New-Type God Eaters are able to send teammates into an artificial Burst Mode called "Linked Burst" by firing special bullets at their teammates. These A-bullets are acquired whenever a New-Type God Eater devours a living Aragami, with the effects and duration of a Linked Burst capable of "stacking" up to three times by being hit with multiple A-bullets in succession.[10]



The game sets in Japan in the year 2071 where the world has been mostly destroyed by mysterious monsters known as the Aragami. An organization known as Fenrir was made to exterminate Aragami using weapons called God Arcs which is made from the cells of an Aragami. Those who specialize in exterminating Aragami are known as God Eaters. Originally God Eaters had one type in which their God Arcs can only keep gun form or blade 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.


The story revolves around the Hero character (named and customized by the Player) as he joins Fenrir Far East Branch alongside Kota after discovering that he is a new-type God Eater. Soon after he joins he is assigned under Lindow, leader of the first unit, in which he advises them not to die and to run when needed. He eventually meets more members of the first unit; Sakuya and Soma along with their instructor, Tsubaki. A while later, he also meets the members of the Fenrir Far East Branch; Kanon, Tatsumi, Gina, Karel, Shun, etc. When a second new-type God Eater named Alisa joined the first unit on a mission, a group of Prithvi Mata (an Aragami) ambushed them which causes for Alisa to experience a psychological episode and accidentally trapped Lindow. The rest of the first unit was able to escape; however, Lindow was left behind. After they returned to the base, Alisa is immediately treated for her episodes and is temporarily removed from combat duty. It was then revealed that they are due to her childhood trauma of watching her parents eaten by an Aragami and the fact that she was hypnotized by her therapist.

The Hero, after teaching Alisa the proper way of fighting again, is able to help her eliminate her trauma and she is returned to the front lines again. Meanwhile, Sakuya, after grieving for the missing Lindow, finds a secret message from him but it is inaccessible without Lindow's armlet. The Hero is then promoted as the new leader of the first unit, in which the director of the Fenrir Far East Branch, Johannes, attempts to use him in top secret missions in efforts to find the entity known as as the singularity. Dr. Paylor Sakaki deceives the Director into searching for the singularity in Europe after telling him that a mysterious Aragami appeared there. Sakaki was left in-charge of the Fenrir Far East Branch for some time until the director comes back. Shortly after, Sakaki sends the Hero with the other members of the first unit to a secret mission which eventually leads to the discovery of a human-like Aragami named Shio. As they keep Shio a secret from the Director and learns from her, the first unit are sent to search missions for Lindow after his armlet gave off active signals. Finally, the first unit finds his armlet and Sakuya is able to access Lindow's secret message. Sakuya then discovers Lindow was secretly investigating Johannes' secret project known as the Ark Project.


  • The player (プレイヤー Pureiyā?) is a new recruit on Far East Branch who is assigned as a member of the first unit of God Eaters.[11] The player is also the first New-Type God Eater to join the Far East Branch. In various God Eater media, the male player's default name is revealed to be Yuu Kannagi (神薙 ユウ Kannagi Yū?) while in the anime adaptation, he is named as Lenka Utsugi (空木 レンカ Utsugi Renka?). Lenka is voiced by Ryuuichi Kijima.
  • Lindow Amamiya (雨宮 リンドウ Amamiya Rindō?) is the leader of the first unit and boasts the highest survival rate (90%). His God Arc is an Old-Type Long Blade.[11] Voiced by Hiroaki Hirata in Japanese and by Kyle Hebert in English.
  • Soma Schicksal (ソーマ・シックザール Sōma Shikkuzāru?) is a member of the first unit who avoids interacting with others but have a high survival rate the same as Lindow too. He is also very strong and strangely can regenerate his wounds faster than any other human. His God Arc is an Old-Type Buster Blade.[12] Voiced by Kazuya Nakai in Japanese and by Yuri Lowenthal in English.
  • Sakuya Tachibana (橘 サクヤ Tachibana Sakuya?) is the sub-leader of first unit. She is a top-rank shooter and her god arc is a sniper (old-type; long range) [11] Voiced by Sayaka Ohara in Japanese and by Michelle Ruff in English.
  • Kota Fujiki (藤木 コウタ Fujiki Kōta?) is a member of the first unit who joins the God Eaters at the same time as the player. His god arc is an assault (old type; long range).[11] Voiced by Daisuke Sakaguchi in Japanese and by Johnny Yong Bosch in English.
  • Alisa Illinichina Amiella (アリサ・イリーニチナ・アミエーラ Arisa Irīnichina Amiēra?) is the new-type recruit from the Russia branch who has mental traumas of Aragami. Her god arc is Long Blade Assault (New type).[13] Like the player, Alisa is also a New-Type. Voiced by Maaya Sakamoto in Japanese, and by Kate Higgins in English.
  • Tsubaki Amamiya (雨宮 ツバキ Amamiya Tsubaki?) is Lindow's sister who also acts as a supervisor of the first, second, and third units.[11] Voiced by Atsuko Tanaka in Japanese and by Mary Elizabeth McGlynn in English.
  • Johannes von Schicksal (ヨハネス・フォン・シックザール?) is the head of the Far Eastern branch of Fenrir, Anagura. With his soft demeanour, he excels in political negotiating between the various branches. He is also the Father of Soma. Voiced by Rikiya Koyama in Japanese and by Crispin Freeman in English.
  • Hibari Takeda (竹田 ヒバリ Takeda Hibari?) is a Far East Branch operator, mainly in charge of taking orders for missions and processing rewards. Despite being on the list of Possible Matches for Gods Eaters, she has yet to find a bias factor with a high enough compatibility rate. Voiced by Kanae Itō in Japanese and by Laura Bailey in English.
  • Paylor Sakaki (ペイラー・榊?) is a founding member of Fenrir and current Chief Supervisor of its Far East Branch's Aragami Technology Department. He is the one who discovered the Bias Factor. Voiced by Taiten Kusunoki in Japanese and by Fritz Bronner in English.
  • Aisha Gauche (アイーシャ・ゴーシュ?) is a founding member of Fenrir and Chief of Aragami Research Lab as well as the deceased wife of Johannes von Schicksal, and the mother of Soma Schicksal. Voiced by Rika Fukami in Japanese and by Wendee Lee in English.
  • Rikka Kusonoki (楠 リッカ Kusonoki Rikka?) a female mechanic of the God Arc Maintenance Crew. Voiced by Chiaki Omigawa in Japanese and by Megan Hollingshead in English.
  • Tatsumi Oomori (大森 タツミ Oomori Tatsumi?) a member of the 2nd Unit and leader of the Defense Unit. When not in duty, he's frequently seen hitting on Hibari at her counter. His god arc is an Short Blade (old-type). Voiced by Takeshi Mori in Japanese and by Sam Riegel in English.


The game was directed by Yoshimura Hiro, produced by Yosuke Tomizawa. Character designs were provided by Koichi Itakura and Sokabe Shuji.[14]

God Eater was initially announced on July 9, 2009 by Namco Bandai Games.[2] Shortly after the game's Japanese release a North American release was announced by a subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings, D3 Publisher, for a Q3 2010 release.[7] However, D3 announced that it would be delayed to sometime in 2011.[15]

Namco Bandai teased a new God Eater project with an event known as God Eater Fes 2010 which was scheduled to take place in Akiba Square on July 11, 2010.[16] However, five days prior to the event, Famitsu revealed God Eater Burst, an "evolved" version of the original God Eater. The game was confirmed to contain additional arms, a new story, characters, enemies along with rebalanced gameplay and brushed up graphics.[17]

On January 12, 2011 it was revealed that the North American title would be changed to Gods Eater Burst making the word God plural.[18]

There will be a sequel to the game entitled God Eater 2 on Famitsu, set two years after the first game.[19] The games first trailer was released July 21, 2012 during the annual gaming convention Tokyo Game show. It was released on November 14, 2013.

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Printed media[edit]

Several light novel series adaptations have been released. The first novel series was written by Yuurikin, illustrated by Sokabe Shuji, published by Enterbrain and serialized in Famitsu Bunko magazine. The chapters were compiled into a single volume and released on June 30, 2010 under the title God Eater: Kinki o yaburu mono (ゴッドイーター 禁忌を破る者 God Eater: Those Who Break the Taboo?).[20] The second is made up of two-volumes: God Eater: Alisa in Underworld (GOD EATER ~アリサ・イン・アンダーワールド~?) and God Eater: Knockin 'On Heaven's Door (GOD EATER ~ノッキン・オン・ヘブンズドア~?). They were written by Ryuzaki Tsukasa, illustrated by Sokabe Shuji, and published by Kadokawa Shoten. The novels were released on September 18, 2010 and December 18, 2010 respectively.[21][22]

The game had also received several manga adaptations written by Namco Bandai. The first is titled God Eater: Kyūseishu no Kikan (GOD EATER -救世主の帰還- God Eater -Return of the Messaiah-?) was illustrated by Osan Eijii, published by Kodansha, and serialized in Rival Comics magazine. As of December 28, 2011, the series was completed and compiled into five volumes.[23] The second is titled God Eater: the spiral fate and was illustrated by Saito Rokuro, published by Dengeki Comics and serialized in Side-B.N Magazine. As of November 27, 2010, the manga was completed and compiled into two volumes.[24] A third manga titled God Eater: the summer wars was illustrated by Okiura, published by Kadokawa Shoten and serialized in Dragon Age Comics Magazine. The series was completed and compiled into a single volume on May 7, 2012.[25]

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A twelve-minute prequel original video animation was made by Ufotable and aired on September 28, 2009.[26] In September 2014, a television anime series, also produced by Ufotable, was announced. The series is directed by Takayuki Hirao with character designs by Keita Shimizu.[27] The anime began airing on July 12, 2015, after the first episode was delayed by a week due to production issues.[28] Four "Extra" episodes have preempted regular episodes that were previously scheduled. The opening theme is "Feed A" by Oldcodex. The Tokyo MX station, Yahoo! TV Japan, and other Japanese television schedules listed episode 9 of the anime as the final television episode, with the remaining episodes set to air in the winter of 2015. The new anime Comet Lucifer took over God Eater's 10:30 p.m. timeslot on October 4.

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), "Hatsudō" (Set in Action), "Unknown", and "Mirai" (Future).


No. Title Original air date
0 "Gods Eater Burst Prologue"
September 28, 2009
In 2065, six years before the events of Gods Eater Burst, God Eater Soma, a new member of the Fenrir Far East Branch, travels to a strategic command base in former Russia for his first mission, accompanied by teammate Lindow and his older sister Tsubaki. They are instructed to assist troops in guiding an Aragami colony towards a nuclear fusion reactor, which will be detonated to wipe them all out. Soon afterward, the Aragami attack the reactor and breach its primary defense. With the reactor still preparing to reach its critical point for an explosion, Soma, Lindow, and Tsubaki battle the Aragami to keep them rooted to their position and distracted. Though the God Eaters outmatch the Aragami forces, the soldiers retreat at the behest of their captain, abandoning the trio at the reactor. The captain then manually detonates the reactor, but an unknown force absorbs the nuclear explosion, preventing it from doing any cataclysmic damage. Soma, Lindow, and Tsubaki survive, and are evacuated by helicopter. As Lindow asks Soma if he is still willing to come with them in "this messed-up world", a mysterious figure watches the helicopter depart in the desert below. 

Episode list[edit]

No. Title Original air date
1 "Lenka Utsugi"
"Utsugi renka" (空木レンカ) 
July 12, 2015
In the midst of an Aragami attack, classmates Lenka Utsugi and Kota Fujiki begin training under Tsubaki's orders. Hoping to go out and destroy as much Aragami as he could, Lenka voluntarily undergoes a strict, daily training regiment set up by himself, but winds up constantly failing his training missions. Hoping to cheer him up, Kota takes him to the weapons factory, where he is allowed to see his God Arc early. Later on, Aragami breach the settlement from both sides. With low numbers on the defense force, Lenka volunteers to go out and defeat the Aragami. Though Tsubaki turns down his request, he takes his God Arc and runs outside, with attempts at stopping him proving to be useless when he activates his Burst Mode. Reaching the middle of town, Lenka confronts several Aragami as they try to kill another God Eater, but one of them knocks his God Arc out of his hand. He is then rescued by the First Unit, consisting of God Eaters Soma, Lindow, and Sakuya, who easily dispatch most of the Aragami. Lenka then notices one remaining Aragami trying to kill a woman. Retrieving his God Arc, he transforms it into its gun form and kills it, impressing the members of the First Unit. 
2 "Lindow Amamiya"
"Amamiya rindō" (雨宮リンドウ) 
July 19, 2015
Lenka and the members of the First Unit, most notably Sakuya, remark on the transformation of Lenka's God Arc before more Aragami arrive. As the First Unit dispatches the Aragami, Lenka wishes to help, but Lindow dismisses him, telling him to hide. However, Lenka disobeys orders and fires upon multiple Aragami, but is injured and rushed to a medical facility. When he regains consciousness, he is locked in a holding cell by Tsubaki to await court-martial for disobeying orders. The superiors at Fenrir eventually rule that Lenka must surrender his God Arc as punishment. When Johannes von Schicksal tries convincing them to let Lenka keep his God Arc due to the rarity of new-type users, he learns that another New-Type, Alisa, is on her way from the Russia Branch. During a dinner between members of the Defense Unit, Hibari Takeda mentions Lenka's attempts to fight the Aragami without a God Arc; Lindow mentions that there was another person sharing those capabilities, but claims to not remember his identity. He then visits Lenka and asks him about the incident, where Lenka begs Lindow to teach him how to fight. Meanwhile, the planes transporting Alisa come under attack from a swarm of flying Aragami. Tsubaki issues orders to dispatch Lindow and Sakuya, but Lindow mentions Lenka as an addition, which Tsubaki accepts. Lenka is released and joins Lindow and Sakuya on the battlefield. 
3 "Alisa Illinichina Amiella"
"Arisa Irīnichina Amiēra" (アリサ・イリーニチナ・アミエーラ) 
July 26, 2015
Lindow, Sakuya, and Lenka arrive to rescue Alisa, but she insists on continuing to fight. As a new swarm of Aragami approaches, Lenka and Lindow descend onto Alisa's plane, with Lindow instructing Lenka to capture Alisa. However, Alisa retaliates, announcing her refusal to leave the plane or go with Lenka and Lindow so she could tend to other survivors of the attack, including Daigo Oguruma. Lenka explains the situation to Lindow, who explains that their only option of survival is rescuing Alisa only. Lenka refuses that course of action, and Alisa forges an alliance with him. After engaging the last of the Aragami, Alisa questions Lindow about the Far East Branch's practices, displeased by their apparent disregard for anyone who is not immediately useful to them. Suddenly, Sakuya announces the approach of a new, massive Oracle reaction and jumps out of the helicopter, intending to use it as a decoy. A massive Ouroboros arrives, stunning Lenka and Alisa into silence. A flashback displays the ability of Oracle cells to multiply and divide massively, as an induced reaction causes the formation of what appears to be the first Aragami. 
4 "Aegis"
"Eijisu" (エイジス) 
August 9, 2015
Tsubaki introduces Johannes to Lenka and Alisa to the Director, and Johannes tells Lenka that his actions in protecting Alisa's transport have resulted in the suspension of all charges against him for insubordination. Tsubaki informs Lenka and Alisa that they will be formally assigned to the First Unit along with Kota Fujiki. While out with Kota, Lenka sees Aegis Island on the horizon and learns that the island will be able to shelter every human on Earth once completed. Later, Lenka and Kota accompany the rest of the First Unit on a mission to take down six Aragami. During the battle, Lindow laments Alisa's inability to fight as a team. After the mission, the First Unit encounters a group of civilians who lost most of their numbers in an Aragami attack, and intended to head to the Far East Branch for shelter. Though the First Unit agrees to take them to the base, Lenka witnesses the entire group being turned away upon arrival because none of them were judged to be compatible with a God Arc. He attempts to intervene but is stopped by Lindow. In a flashback, Johannes looks over a report regarding the incident with the Oracle cell mutation, then deletes a portion of it and replaces it with falsified information. 
5 "An Eye for An Eye (All In Vain)"
"Adabana" (仇(徒)花) 
August 16, 2015
Returning to the base, Lenka inquires about the Aegis Project with Hibari, who explains that the project is not yet complete. Meanwhile, Tsubaki gives Lenka, Sakuya, Kota, and Alisa their next mission, which is to extract the cores of two large-type Aragami, but Sakuya has her give another mission, much to the dissatisfaction of both Lenka and Kota, who wish to hunt a large-type instead. During the mission, the four kill two of the four targets, but are cornered by the other two. They are saved by a Dyaus Pita wreathed in a dark aura, which Alisa recognizes as the Aragami type that killed her parents. Flying into a rage, she charges at the Dyaus Pita, but it incapacitates her and the others, then begins attacking nearby civilians. With Sakuya and Kota still paralyzed, Lenka and Alisa attack the Dyaus Pita to stop it from killing more civilians, but it incapacitates both, breaks Lenka's God Arc, and massacres the rest of the civilians before Lenka's eyes. Kota and Sakuya recover and distract the Dyaus Pita long enough for Lenka to carry Alisa to safety, but the Dyaus Pita, continuing its attack on him, breaks the fragile land bridge supporting the three of them, sending them all plummeting into a river below. 
6 "Stay True"
"Deichu no Hachisu" (泥中の蓮) 
August 30, 2015
Lenka and Alisa are rescued from the river. Regaining consciousness at the hospital, Alisa learns her God Arc is missing, so she leaves to retrieve it, but stops upon seeing how injured Lenka is. Returning to his side, she performs basic first aid before noticing Lenka's destroyed God Arc. When an Aragami attacks the area, Lenka and Alisa take shelter; Lenka comments on the effectiveness of Alisa's first aid and wonders if his God Arc can be fixed, but Alisa remarks that his God Arc is dead. The two then decide to sneak out to search for Alisa's God Arc. Arriving back at the river, they notice the hilt of Alisa's God Arc in the water, but as she goes to pick it up, she is attacked by Aragami and is unable to fight, being held back by her triggered flashbacks of her parents' deaths. Lenka tries to save her and even uses his body as a human shield to protect Alisa, but Lindow arrives on the scene and saves them both. He then admonishes Lenka for his actions. 
7 "A Flower in Bloom"
"Hokorobi" (綻び) 
September 6, 2015
Lindow decides to take Lenka and Alisa to a secret sanctuary instead of heading to the extraction point. He reveals that the area is guarded by Aragami-infused trees, which are monitored and protected by Lindow. Lenka accompanies Lindow as he harvests Aragami cells from the trees and witnesses its offensive capability when an Aragami accidentally touches the tree. Meanwhile, Alisa muses about her previous encounter with the Aragami, which continues to traumatize her. An Aragami later breaches the sanctuary and manages to evade the trees. Lindow tells Lenka to protect the sanctuary and its people, and to believe in his God Arc despite its damage. Coming up with a strategy, Lenka distracts the Aragami with various attacks until he could uses ampule to inflict damage. However, the Aragami puts up its defense mechanism and Lenka uses the last ampule by powering his damaged God Arc, turning it into a monster that defeats the Aragami. Lindow notices Lenka's success while Alisa helplessly watches the events. In a flashback, Johannes and his team discover the Oracle cells evading a certain cell. Afterwards, their report is denied by the government. In the present day, Johannes oversees the development of Aegis on his computer. 
8 "Sakuya Tachibana"
"Tachibana Sakuya" (橘 サクヤ) 
September 20, 2015
Lenka and Alisa are rescued and brought back to the Far East Branch. Lenka's God Arc is sent in for repairs, while Alisa is transferred to a psych ward. Meanwhile, Tsubaki tells Lindow about the Dyaus Pita, the type of Aragami Lenka fought, and mentions that Alisa has some connection to it. Lindow then goes off to explore Aegis Island. During a medical and physiological examination, Lenka learns that his internal wounds from the battle against the Pita have completely and miraculously healed. During a mission to kill a swarm of Aragami, the joint force assigned to the mission is outnumbered. Tsubaki orders a retreat, but Lenka, observing from the command center, instructs the joint force to go underground, explaining that retreating above the ground will only result in further disaster and that the joint force should find an underground exit. When it becomes clear that Lenka's plan is more efficient, he is given command of the team. Following the success of the mission, Lenka is congratulated on his leadership. In the God Arc maintenance room, Sakaki informs Lenka that it was his own overwhelmingly powerful compatibility rate, not the Dyaus Pita's attack, that caused his God Arc to snap. However, because of this compatibility rate, he has only a few years to live. In a flashback, Johannes, Sakaki, and Aisha remark upon test results of the Managarm Project. An earthquake rocks the entire planet, and enormous Oracle Cell spires rise from the ground all over the world, destroying anything in their vicinity. A colony of Oracle Cells is seen gathering, as the first Aragami emerges from the ground. 
9 "Soma Schicksal"
"Sōma Shikkuzāru" (ソーマ・シックザール) 
September 27, 2015
Lenka learns his heightened compatibility rate is caused by his God Arc's Oracle cells invading his body, and that this rate will increase even more and hasten his death should he wield his God Arc further. In a flashback to the first days of the Aragami outbreak, Johannes, Sakaki, and Aisha meet in a room overlooking the destruction, and they notice a building tipped with anti-Oracle cell lights, which they later call "Bias Factor". Johannes wonders if the Bias cell can be used as a weapon. In the present day, Lenka, curious about Soma’s "grim reaper" nickname, realizes that Soma's surname is Schicksal, the same as Johannes. Later, Tsubaki outlines further details of the placement of the Aragami guidance devices with Lenka, before being called to train new recruits. Lenka asks why she stepped down as a God Eater, and she responds that, had he seen an Aragami being born, he would have no hope that the Aragami could ever be exterminated, while simultaneously explaining that she still has faith that the next generation will be able to end this. Lenka and Soma are later sent on a mission to destroy more Aragami. When Soma hesitates to use his special attack against them, Lenka reaffirms that he has every right to exist as his own person, as a beacon of hope rather than a harbinger of death. Hearing these words, Soma lets loose his special attack, killing the Aragami. Later, he confronts Lenka about having viewed his file, then explains the futility of the Aegis plan and that the Aragami can never be truly destroyed. In response, Lenka implores Soma to pass his own hope for the future onto the next generation. In another flashback, it is revealed that Aisha is Soma's mother. As the episode ends, Sakaki finishes restoring Lenka's God Arc, which has taken a new form. 


The official God Eater Burst Drama and Original Soundtrack (GOD EATER BURST ドラマ&オリジナル・サウンドトラック?) was released on a single disc on December 22, 2010.[29] It was composed by Go Shiina and featured the game's theme Over the Clouds.


A trading card game was released as [God Eater Burst] Monster Collection Trading Card Game in September 2011. Two 50-card decks were released as God Eater Burst - God Eater and God Eater Burst - Aragami that included special dice, a reference sheet, and a play mat. A set of nine miniatures featuring the Aragami was released in Japan as Soul of Figuration God Eater. A cell phone game spin off titled, God Eater Mobile was developed by Mobage and released on December 16, 2010 in Japan for the i-Mode, EZWeb, and Yahoo! Keitai distribution service. Similar to the original PSP game, it features character customization, item purchasing and hunting Aragami.[30]


Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 74%
Metacritic 71/100
Review scores
Publication Score
Edge 6/10[31]
Eurogamer 7/10[10]
GameSpot 7.5/10[32]
IGN 6.5/10[9]

The game received mixed reviews, with a 71% on Metacritic and 74% on Game Rankings. The game scored well in Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu, which gave a total score of 34 out of 40(9/9/8/8).[33] The original God Eater sold 295,000 copies in the first week of its Japanese release,[34] and by March 2011 God Eater had sold over 610,000 copies in Japan.[35][36][37] The re-release version, God Eater Burst, sold 263,150 copies within the first week of release in Japan.[38]

The 2015 remake, God Eater Resurrection, sold a total of 167,857 copies across both PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4 platforms within the first week of release in Japan; the majority of copies sold involved the Vita version, which took the top position within the Japanese software sales charts for that particular week.[39]

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  3. ^ "人気ACT『ゴッドイーター』が出荷50万本をハイスピード突破". ASCII Media Works (in Japanese). Dengeki Online. February 24, 2010. Retrieved May 29, 2010. 
  4. ^ 2014-09-17, God Eater 2: Rage Burst TGS 2014 trailer, anime series announced, Gematsu
  5. ^ "God Eater Resurrection announced". Gematsu. June 23, 2015. 
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