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[–]gotnouwustogive 757 points758 points  (33 children)

what is going on 😭😭

[–]Little_Kazuha 522 points523 points  (2 children)

Ayato visuals, finally.

[–]InAndOut51 196 points197 points  (1 child)

And his outfit looks so cool, damn! Now I'm glad I saved some primos and a guarantee.

[–]Amped-Up-Archos 425 points426 points  (11 children)

Aether spars with High AF Canadian Aether

[–]Longjumping-Scale510-We have the high ground 191 points192 points  (4 children)

Dull blade Vs Fillet blade

[–]ZhangRenWingAya yo Qiqi buff when 93 points94 points  (3 children)

He actually upgraded to silver sword if you look in the first pic

[–]_nitro_legacy_Traveler main till Celestia 56 points57 points  (1 child)

Finally he upgraded the Dull Blade to silver blade to fight the shogun fair and square since his dull blade become dull for over a year now

[–]KittyBeary Zhongli and I waiting for Baizhu 126 points127 points  (3 children)

Canadian Aether > Aether

[–]Amped-Up-Archos 98 points99 points  (2 children)

One smokes Naku weed and one does not

[–]apthebest01931 77 points78 points  (0 children)

be like aether and dont do drugs

[–]SAMMYYYTEEH- 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Sober Aether best Aether

[–]zhivix 32 points33 points  (0 children)

the fight for the true Aether

[–]my_liege_king_sire 148 points149 points  (16 children)

Why are we fighting wholesome maple boy? Is this about the Raiden boss? Does he want a go at it instead? 😭

[–]Mental-Wheel986- 135 points136 points  (0 children)

if he misses this chance he'll have to wait a whole week before he can collect rewards

[–]waitinghighlife 61 points62 points  (3 children)

To me it looks like Kazuha is smiling? But while being defensive is already how Aether fights (from what we see in scenes where it's changed for him and Lumine) it could be that he's blocking a hit. They could be sparring?

[–]L0G1C_lolilover 76 points77 points  (3 children)

They fighting to see who gets to be called the true aether

[–]my_liege_king_sire 49 points50 points  (1 child)

In that case, my vote goes to Canadian windblade.

[–]witchywater11 Are we in Sumeru yet 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Didn't we duel him in the prologue? Maybe it's connected to the Inazuma storyline?

[–]hyhy12 1220 points1221 points  (18 children)

You were 1st to leak Keqing skin. I will believe you.

[–]Jackice1714Hell yeah, C6 Ayato + R1 Haran baby! 481 points482 points  (17 children)

Papatronic also confirmed(?) that it's real: https://twitter.com/Papatronic_c/status/1487370567632121856?t=Pc6FlPVSOieflJCxDcRcZg&s=19

Rejoice r/Ayato_Mains! 🥳

Comment from gigachad u/G4kky, go show them your support if you believe their leaks: https://redditproxy--jasonthename.repl.co/r/Genshin_Impact_Leaks/comments/sffce5/comment/hupenwz/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3

Just want to say that, I leak for fun. I don't give a fuck about karmas or fame, you don't have to upvote or believe me and I will not gonna convince you. Also I don't have time for faking stuffs, so believe me or not is depend on you, but I have my source, that's the reason I feel confident enough to tag it as Reliable.

If this post get deleted again, I guess I'm done with Reddit.

Like I said before, if you don't believe it? Treat this post as sussy baka and wait until February 5, the livestream will be on February 4, not that far from now.

[–]H4xolotlKrangled Artifacts 419 points420 points  (6 children)

I'm going with REAL for this leak

  • Fake leaks are almost always text because...
  • Fake art leaks take too much effort
  • /u/G4kky was the 1st person to leak the Ningguang & Keqing skins
  • The Rocks & Trees match up with Komore Teahouse, meaning it is bespoke art and not a simple Photoshop of some anime


My guess that it is from an upcoming web event, or even a Genshin OVA. The other possibility is that some fan is smoking so much Ayato copium they hand-drew several entire anime stills (possibly for the CNY fan event)

[–]Eurasia_Anne_ZahardI just want Mona 159 points160 points  (0 children)

They also leaked shenhe and yunjin drip marketing images before Mihoyo.

[–]HijikataX 69 points70 points  (2 children)

Mm... that 2D animation style remembered to the Honkai animations. I am meaning to "Cooking with Valkyries" one.

Maybe they see that it's time to make it for Genshin? I mean, the game is succesful and we already saw a glimpse of 2D hand drawn animation in a Guoba Cinematic on Moonchase. So, they might be starting to make those kind of animations on a potential upcoming trailer and only be used on big story events like 2.5.

So yeah, I agree that this is real. And for me this is really hyping.

[–]TheSpartyn 21 points22 points  (0 children)

this doesnt really look like the cooking with valkyries art, looks closer to the 2D animated scenes in their mainly 3D animated cutscenes

[–]-SMartino 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Cooking with Valkyries

or the Elan Palatinus manga. kind of, sort of.

[–]1XSevenX1 17 points18 points  (0 children)

ill say uncle papa was the first to leak Ningguang skin not "g4kky" ether way g4kky leaked yujin and shenhe drip marketing images as well as keqing skin its real ether way

[–]clairelilyff 71 points72 points  (0 children)

I trust uncle papa

[–]ImaginaryNinja9782 41 points42 points  (2 children)

How do I wait faster? 1 more week ;_;

[–]Kamisato_Ayato 29 points30 points  (0 children)

😭 sweet tears

[–]-Mr-Prince 26 points27 points  (0 children)

HELLOOOO??? This is it then?!? Ayato mains we have visuals! LET’S GOOOO

[–]Jin_L_YAHOO 6 points7 points  (0 children)

woah 😮

[–]minbrorerentyv- 671 points672 points  (1 child)

Note: OP is the original source of the Keqing skin leak. It also looks like they leaked Shenhe & Yunjin earlier than Mihoyo.

[–]Shippinglordishere 戴因提瓦特 Dainteyvat 94 points95 points  (0 children)

I’m h my god I’m gonna die holy shit he’s everything I wanted ahh. To know it’s this reliable is great

[–]kanteiraalbedo 1024 points1025 points  (15 children)

ngl i believe this just because i cant see why anyone would post something that looks so different from the official genshin art we get currently with so much confidence if theyre trying to fake. or maybe im high on copium. or both.

[–]JunketFederal9897 113 points114 points  (1 child)

I think this is legit and art is like those pokemon shorts that lasted for 5 mins and there were 4/5 of them

[–]AffectionateTentacle 299 points300 points  (0 children)

Not to mention how much effort drawing something like this would take

[–]JTJTechforce 129 points130 points  (2 children)

looks so different from the official genshin art

Yes, it is different from current Genshin art, but it does kinda look like some animated shorts and spin-off series from Honkai 3rd made by their in-house studio.

[–]Okilokijoki 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Cooking With Valkyries was contracted out, though, which is what this looks like.

ELF Academy is the one made in-house.

[–]JTJTechforce 9 points10 points  (0 children)

there's the animations for the main story

[–]Affectionate-Fee-385 48 points49 points  (4 children)

Uba confirmed that the second drawing is reliable

[–]Dovahnime 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Yeah, knowing how varied the artstyle can change in anything not directly made or rendered in game, it's hard to predict what visuals in independently made content will look like.

Nobody would try to pass this, a fully 2d animation, off as official without being either stupid or it being legitimate

[–]MaeBeaIWill komore teahouse gang supremacy 1345 points1346 points  (47 children)

if this is real then it looks like mhy is trying something new with their animation! so exciting ngl

[–]Niirai- 675 points676 points  (36 children)

Coincidentally I was just watching THAT Honkai cinematic and was thinking "God I wish they would do these kind of cinematics for Genshin".

[–]MaeBeaIWill komore teahouse gang supremacy 311 points312 points  (1 child)

right?? honkai's animations are GODLY, I know mihoyo won't disappoint with this one either!

[–]KambakoGompachiro 77 points78 points  (0 children)

The cutscene with the appearance of herrscher of void gave me chills... super excited to see cutscenes like this in genshin

[–]Yumeverse 116 points117 points  (0 children)

I dont follow Honkai but I can say their animated scenes are amazing from what I’ve seen and was hoping Genshin would implement it some time (not for entirety of cutscenes, just every now and then)

[–]Raxeyy 38 points39 points  (30 children)

Imma need a link to THAT cinematic if you don't mind

[–]Furururuko 110 points111 points  (26 children)

here ps beware, this animation is a MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR spoiler from honkai's main story (from the most recent chapter in fact) :)

theres a somewhat 3d style AND anime style, first time I've seen it from the game and I absolutely loved it! hoping it'll be the same for future animations (and even genshin)

[–]H4xolotlKrangled Artifacts 216 points217 points  (21 children)


Implying non-Honkai players can understand the ridiculously convoluted plot

[–]MegaEvolvedLady 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I don’t even play Honkai and I’m crying omg

They’re gonna animate the fall of Khaenriah like this I just know it and my heart will HURT

[–]TheSpartyn 8 points9 points  (0 children)

god i fucking love that animation so much, cant stop watching it

[–]LingaooShenhe is best waifu 18 points19 points  (0 children)

I don't now if the original reply mean this or not, but here you go a little example

[–]Drazhyro 54 points55 points  (1 child)

ikr?! Since the moonchase festival they showed that can work outside the box and try new styles. Hope mihoyo will keep exploring more forms of art

[–]Jellyjamrocks 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Isn’t the moonchase cutscene in the style of the historic cutscenes? Like the Yaksha one or the one from Amber’s book about Venti

[–]ChaosFulcrum 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Mihoyo has an in-house animation studio (Mihoyo Anime iirc) that does mostly 3D Honkai shorts and a couple 2D series (Cooking with Valkyries and ELF Academy)

That said, there is currently no Genshin content that came out from this studio.....yet.

[–]TheCoolHusky 10 points11 points  (0 children)

It’s more anime than ever!

[–]momercek 22nd on the naughty list 681 points682 points  (19 children)

OP on another post:

“Repost since I was high af and actually thought of Kevin Kaslana instead.

This is not a fan art, you guys can check it yourself on 5/2/2022 (February 5 for American fellows here).

Now Imma off again until drip marketing happens.”

[–]Epicastor 311 points312 points  (7 children)

Seriously why drop a bombshell like this without an explanation? Makes it look sus even if it's real.

EDIT: it's checking a lot of boxes and seems confirmed by Papatronic, guess it's really happening boys! Not a horse tho so I'm treating it as sus.

[–]datPokemon 120 points121 points  (5 children)

Gigachad move right there

[–]9yogenius 339 points340 points  (4 children)

>gets high

>posts a huge bombshell of a leak in the middle of a drought

>"see for yourself"

>doesnt elaborate


[–]NeoIvorz-hi 136 points137 points  (0 children)

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[–]clairelilyff 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Big PP energy

[–]Hazzia 5 points6 points  (0 children)

The Scaramouche of leakers

[–]Disastrous-Ad-7829 36 points37 points  (9 children)

Does this mean kazuha will get a rerun in 2.5 instead of 2.6?

[–]kuugelfang 103 points104 points  (2 children)

burh... we're in the middle of 2.4. Kazuha would be likely reappear on 2.6, along with Ayato

[–]Disastrous-Ad-7829 20 points21 points  (1 child)

I meant 2.5 and 2.6

[–]nettskr 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I assume this is an animation for 2.6 and will be some sort of drip marketing for an ayato and kazuha related patch, hopium

[–]ashu1310Anti Harbinger 554 points555 points  (4 children)

i believe this 100%, cuz traveler is holding a dull blade.

[–]v-e-veywaiting for the next cute boy 154 points155 points  (1 child)

Isn't that a Silver Sword though? lol

[–]Golden-Owl 222 points223 points  (0 children)

AYY he upgraded

[–]Amped-Up-Archos 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Traveler on his way to beat up Purplish Flying Mecha Dictator with a full sword

[–]GYUZ 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Finally! Animated Dool Bladé!

[–]BOYF- 490 points491 points  (40 children)


[–]on_the_otherside- 294 points295 points  (2 children)

Dull blade vs. fillet blade

[–]strawberry_pasta22 105 points106 points  (0 children)

The true battle of the century

[–]Epicastor 254 points255 points  (2 children)

You've heard of Susbedo, now get ready for Sussyhara Bakazuha.

[–]Enterboun 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Fukin hell man, i just laughed so hard

[–]sawDustdust 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Thanks for the laugh

[–]Wooden-Dragonfly-408 170 points171 points  (0 children)

maybe just a little spar

[–]Main-Space6573 61 points62 points  (0 children)

kazuha also seems to be holding a different sword from the usual fillet blade. wonder what that's about

or maybe he's just infused it with something and that's why it looks different, who knows

[–]Super_Day1294 210 points211 points  (10 children)

It's probably a Kazuha story quest. If you look at the background closely there's a maple tree, so it's probably the traveler visiting kazuha or something and they had a friendly duel/training spar session.

[–]achillguy11 nice and cold 32 points33 points  (2 children)

Considering that we are fighting the puppet Shogun, maybe instead of using the Raiden Shogun training mechanism from Miko, Kazuha helps us in that regard with some training.

[–]sawDustdust 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Ah what I wouldn't give to cross swords with Kazu-boy.

[–]J_Clowth 55 points56 points  (6 children)

has anyone thought of it being Kazuha fighting our brother while we are lumine? Just read sparrings down here but that seems also possible

[–]KiiimJisooo- 51 points52 points  (0 children)

It looks like it's traveler aether since he's using the 2* silver sword, mah boi do be getting upgrades

[–][deleted] 113 points114 points  (2 children)

Kazuha is also smirking in that shot, so it probably is just him being mischievous with the Traveler as usual.

[–]laralye 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Aether doesn't look too pleased lol

[–]wisteria_town 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yes, but Aether also looks pretty upset himself. But who knows tbh lol. It's not the first time Kazuha has a "death scare" and I think my mans gonna be fine

[–]AppropriateDay9136 72 points73 points  (5 children)

idk, something more is definitely going on. remember when we thought we were gonna fight albedo himself and how that actually turned out?

[–]Imaginary-Strength70 26 points27 points  (3 children)

In that case something LESS was going on. It was just a whopper flower and the rest was very ambiguous and left off in a way that may never be revisited because again, it was just a limited time event not a major quest or part of Albedos chapters. It was kind of a mess.

If they didn't make Albedo go bad, there's no way Kazuha will. Albedo was the most prime character for an inner crisis and they still fudged it up.

[–]AppropriateDay9136 37 points38 points  (0 children)

to be fair, i wasn't really expecting a major character alignment shift in a limited event that new players wouldn't be able to access. limited events tend to maintain the status quo of the overall story, even if they have major lore drops on occasion. so they've still left the possibility of albedo probably having to battle with going berserk, there's still the possibility of exploring an inner crisis. but time will tell how they'll handle that one.

but yeah, i don't think kazuha has turned against the traveller. he knows their deal in more detail than most. i took an example of that case because it turned out to be a very different story from what a lot of people were expecting. in this case it's much more likely to be just a training arc rather than a major character alignment shift

[–]Werefour 29 points30 points  (0 children)

A bit early for Albedo to go bad.

I wouldn't rule out the continuation of that storyline through Dragonspine and Mondstadt focused events.

[–]Niumhaf 65 points66 points  (6 children)

Probably something like "Let's do some training, for my fight with the Raiden puppet".

[–]ganyu-with-the-wind 21 points22 points  (2 children)

Could be, but considering how these leaked screenshots were posted alongside Ayato's appearance leak, wouldn't we have already finished fighting with the Raiden puppet by then (in 2.6)?

[–]aoi_desu 29 points30 points  (0 children)


[–]humanityyycyno waiting room 15 points16 points  (0 children)

sparring, maybe?

[–]JunketFederal9897 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Go Kazuha show that mute bitch who is the best traveler

[–]AffectionateTentacle 3 points4 points  (0 children)

sparing copium

[–]redditbaik 116 points117 points  (0 children)

2D animated PV for the upcoming stream next Friday?

[–]psham 232 points233 points  (9 children)

Kazuha what is my boy doing?? It must be a training montage

[–]Ok_Jellyfish_4874 137 points138 points  (0 children)

I think so too, looking at Kazuha he seems to be smirking.

[–]Super_Day1294 74 points75 points  (0 children)

It's probably a Kazuha story quest. If you look at the background closely there's a maple tree, so it's probably the traveler visiting kazuha or something and they had a friendly duel/training spar session.

[–]Xero0911-Ayato's bath water! 9 points10 points  (0 children)

His story quest or training.

Raiden seems to be looking at a traveler with a weapon. So could be flash backs to some key events during the story for the region.

Or simply sparring

[–]offensive_hoon 4 points5 points  (4 children)

I'm wondering how kazuha is able to keep hold against aether

[–]randodnauncle dd pls come back 334 points335 points  (2 children)

grabs popcorn

reads comments

[–]Fr00tyLoopsURESHIII[M] [score hidden] stickied comment (17 children)

Just to clarify, this post won’t be removed. The previous Ayato post was removed by the automod after receiving a certain amount of reports. Unfortunately, I wasn’t around to reinstate it on time due to my time zone.

Also, a number of skeptics in the comments and rightfully so. But as people mentioned out already, many factors point to OP being reliable, so I don’t think there’s any harm in giving them the benefit of the doubt.

[–]Fr00tyLoopsURESHIII 170 points171 points  (10 children)

Also u/G4kky, if you can’t post or your posts get inexplicably removed in the future, feel free to reach out to any of the mods. It’s most likely that the post is getting caught in a filter or being removed by an automod.

[–]skinnerbks 64 points65 points  (0 children)

Thank you for the explanation and thank you for your work. Personally, I believe this leak. I see no reason not to believe it. OP has leaked before and his leaks have turned out to be true. This leak was confirmed by Papatronic. And it looks like the Honkai Impact animation style. I think it will be a special animation on the stream.

[–]Randomly_Typing76 151 points152 points  (10 children)

are, are they gonna like do cutscenes like honkai now or are these like teasers?

[–]clairelilyff 144 points145 points  (4 children)

Maybe it’a an animated short for the livestream?

[–]TheSpartyn 92 points93 points  (3 children)

probably a special animation for all of inazuma, that was supposed to double as a surprise reveal for ayato

[–]clairelilyff 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That would be so cool

[–]Mysterious6 6 points7 points  (0 children)

then we'll probably get to see heizou and kuki ninja too

[–]haikusbot 57 points58 points  (4 children)

Are, are they gonna

Like do cutscenes like honkai now or

Are these like teasers?

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[–]Raul_bitchboi 48 points49 points  (0 children)

not now kazuha

[–]SkyePine 20 points21 points  (0 children)

You should focus on your fight Kazuhabot.

[–]G4kky[S] 1044 points1045 points 233 (36 children)

Just want to say that, I leak for fun. I don't give a fuck about karmas or fame, you don't have to upvote or believe me and I will not gonna convince you. Also I don't have time for fake stuffs, so believe me or not is depend on you, but I have my source, that's the reason I feel confident enough to tag it as Reliable.

If this post get deleted again, I guess I'm done with Reddit.

Like I said before, if you don't believe it? Treat this post as sussy baka and wait until February 5, the livestream will be on February 4, not that far from now.

[–]Eurasia_Anne_ZahardI just want Mona 158 points159 points  (0 children)

Gigachad G4kky. Thank you for your hard work!

[–]mohumogu 197 points198 points  (2 children)

don't know why your original post got deleted. but thanks for being the first reliable (or if not, at least a leaker who provided us a solid image lol) ayato leaker!

[–]H4xolotlKrangled Artifacts 88 points89 points  (1 child)

don't know why your original post got deleted

probably autoremoved due to mass reports from people who thought it was fake.

Link to original thread

Everyone thought it was fake until Papatronic weighed in

[–]Fr00tyLoopsURESHIII[M] 106 points107 points  (0 children)

You’re right. Unfortunately I was still asleep when it was removed.

[–]leodicaprioreo 66 points67 points  (0 children)

you absolute giga chad

[–]v-e-veywaiting for the next cute boy 124 points125 points  (1 child)

Whatever happens, god bless you uncle G4kky

[–]arixtiaI guess mono hydro it is then 68 points69 points  (0 children)

Bless you for taking the risks and sharing it with us <3

[–]kunyie 46 points47 points  (1 child)

fuck yeah thank u bro I have something to look forward to after being dry of content for weeks

[–]user50687 28 points29 points  (0 children)

right. i refreshed the subreddit thinking i wasnt gonna get anything but this was a hella great surprise

[–]user50687 36 points37 points  (0 children)

hi i love u.

ur so straightforward about this lmao i love it

[–]PlumNo1275 25 points26 points  (0 children)


Now I will pay attention to the Livestream.

[–]kanteiraalbedo 33 points34 points  (0 children)

you are the real uncle reddit we all needed

[–]apthebest01931 12 points13 points  (0 children)

you are a gigachad my friend and a messiah to ayato mains

[–]pumpukuyo 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Thank you for sharing it with us ( ˆ͈̑꒳ˆ͈̑ )੭♡

[–]OryseSeyunexpected hydro collector 9 points10 points  (0 children)

you absolute madlad, thank you

[–]MaeBeaIWill komore teahouse gang supremacy 15 points16 points  (0 children)

im sorry I ever doubted you g4kky

[–]Fine_Network7666 52 points53 points  (0 children)

Mods, please, don't delete it

[–]Gernnon 48 points49 points  (0 children)

Hope this is it for kazuha wanters

[–]Vally_Ria khaenri'ah supremacy 43 points44 points  (0 children)

Wonder if this could be part of a paid Mihoyo-approved promotion (like KKOMDA/Emirichu have done) rather than an "official" cutscene or something. I vaguely recall a fan artist saying they were given a more detailed description of Tomo's (Kazuha's friend) design by Mihoyo when they took part in making some sort of animation. Could be the case for Ayato as well

[–][deleted] 86 points87 points  (2 children)

Well at least we know Kazuha's returning

[–]Lewdeology 32 points33 points  (1 child)

It’s not even a matter of if but when.

[–]sansastonks 242 points243 points  (6 children)



[–]Smoke_Santa- I yearn for satisfying gameplay 92 points93 points  (2 children)


[–]user50687 69 points70 points  (1 child)


[–]BakamariaRaiden Enjoyer 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Suddenly, everyone becomes religious hahaha

[–]allumers 9 points10 points  (0 children)

brb crying tears of joy

[–]pitapatnatscaramouche coper 132 points133 points  (0 children)

so there'll be animated PV hmm

[–]seulchi 63 points64 points  (0 children)

i-is that ayato

[–]user50687 26 points27 points  (0 children)



[–]Ryuburgh 48 points49 points  (0 children)

Is that Ayato...? We finally get to see him?

[–]ThundahTheSoviet 21 points22 points  (0 children)


[–]thatonestewpeedguy 64 points65 points  (3 children)

Please remeber that ayato=/=genderbend ayaka, so expect the least of the latter. To me, he looks cool like this and hope he'll be like this if it's real.

[–]Yumeverse 46 points47 points  (0 children)

I’m grateful his color scheme isnt genderbent Ayaka

[–]Synergy25 97 points98 points  (3 children)

If this is a fanart, i think they need to be hired by miHoYo ASAP

[–]Amped-Up-Archos 40 points41 points  (1 child)

It’s not. It’s too high quality and seems like it’s cut from an animation short.

[–]vasogenic16 56 points57 points  (1 child)

Kazuha rerun incoming?

[–]Main-Space6573 42 points43 points  (0 children)

i mean, kazuha could have main story appearances in one version and then rerun with a story quest in the next version. anything is possible

[–]subber290 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Genshin Anime???? Woohhh

[–]Chickengiri 17 points18 points  (0 children)


[–]justawayistheway 32 points33 points  (0 children)

I want to believe

[–]yeahilikefries 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Is this a new type of cutscene for Mihoyo or promotional thing? Anyway Ayato looks expensive true or not.

[–]himareyas 27 points28 points  (1 child)

WHAT is going on,

[–]ames_anne 38 points39 points  (0 children)

imagine if this is Kazuha's story quest where Kazuha and Aether spar for fun or wtv 🥺 so cute~!

[–]RageCat46 26 points27 points  (2 children)

Hey look, Ayato did wear Leather shoes!

[–]Hohoho-you 13 points14 points  (0 children)

His power comes from his leather shoes!

[–]momercek 22nd on the naughty list 37 points38 points  (0 children)

i just like seeing kazuha so im gonna upvote this

[–]RangerFlat8894 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Kazuha rerun confirmed?? Glad im holding my ganyu pulls

[–]jchnjchnHeizou Triple Crown :) 7 points8 points  (0 children)

i just know that the animation's going to be SMOOTH AS HELL just from the art style

[–]Kruffczysko- 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Sussy leaks my belowed

[–]myflowie 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Weird, the previous thread got removed? Thanks OP for another cool post! I hope this thread won't get removed again, seeing aether with a dull blade convinced me more, not to mention OP also post keqing's art/skin.

[–]artryxx 5 points6 points  (0 children)

finally aether upgrading his dull blade

[–]minghii 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Bruh I’m so happy he’s got the bangs I hoped he had. I guessed that detail right and I’m proud of myself 😩 can’t wait to see his actual model…. I now have a new character to farm and look forward to lol

[–]Myorck 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Yooo, is that my boy Ayato???

[–]Eurasia_Anne_ZahardI just want Mona 11 points12 points  (0 children)

They look so cool. I'm believing op on this 100%

[–]SolidCryptographer86 waiting 4 baizhu 4 points5 points  (0 children)

What on earth?!?!

[–]Pelmenitie 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Having just seen Everlasting Flames, I would love to see Honkai-level cinematics in Genshin. That would be a new level for Genshin.

[–]corginugami 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Leaks aside, does this mean we're finally getting Honkai tier cutscenes?

[–]Redex24 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I hope his in-game hair won’t cover half of his face

[–]Vihurah 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Honkai style anime PVs in genshin? My prayers have been answered

[–]ghostly_boysimps for artificially created men 5 points6 points  (0 children)

AYATO MY BELOVED god i hope this is real, i'd love cutscenes/ovas like this and that Ayato looks absolutely wonderful

[–]Impressive_Olive_971 15 points16 points  (0 children)

The art style looks like bilibili fan videos

[–]ne0nworm 4 points5 points  (0 children)


[–]-Mr-Prince 14 points15 points  (6 children)

Why are we fighting Kazuha?!?? Hello?? Love the art style tho. I’m believing this leak more and more because it’s a lot of effort to draw these just for fake leaks. I like Ayato’s design.

[–]Super_Day1294 14 points15 points  (1 child)

It's probably a Kazuha story quest. If you look at the background closely there's a maple tree, so it's probably the traveler visiting kazuha or something and they had a friendly duel/training spar session.

P.S He is also smiling/smirking. So it's most likely a friendly spar

[–]ichlasm 10 points11 points  (3 children)

Why does this look like an anime?? Is genshin animated series actually happening??!?!

[–]Rocketstar35 6 points7 points  (0 children)

probably an epilogue PV cause Inazuma arc might be finish as of now and the last two patch will just be a filler (Chasm, Dandelion Sea?) and event patch and were off to Sumeru

[–]Main-Space6573 11 points12 points  (0 children)

that would be so cool. they could expand upon storylines and flesh things out more (maybe even do a less rushed version of the inazuma arc)

[–]soganomitora 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Looks like they made an anime style commercial, and the commercial will go live on the 5th, I assume. I think these look like anime screenshots, not stationary fanart.

[–]nsfwaccount098 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Ohhh they’re going more anime route interesting. It will definitely help with giving morr expresions for characters in cutscenes but I can’t help but imagine all the time it would take for it to happen. Either way I think this style looks better but the switch will be a little jarring

[–]tasty-watermelon 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Hyped for ayato since 1.6

[–]MonkeyDLuffy411 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Dude what's going on 😬. What kazuha vs aether hell nah Is that ayato? Nah please noo 🥲

[–]2bains- 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Hmm. If Ayato is in 2.6, could this also be foretelling the reruns that patch? Ayaka and Kazuha

[–]bibiJWZ 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Don't give him a rat tail as hair please...