Now that you’ve heard the news, miHoYo has launched a new brand, HoYoverse, which groups all its games and content as The Genshin effect and Honkai Impact 3and although it may seem like the birth of a great storyline like MCUthings could be very different.
miHoYo announced on February 13 about the creation of HoYoverse in a press release. With this move, miHoYo aims to continue expanding worldwide, striving to reach even higher not only in the gaming industry but also in other forms of content such as virtual actress Lumi and N0va Desktop.
Unofficially, like the creation of the Cognosphere, this also aims to relocate outside of China and avoid censorship from the Chinese government.
For most fans of Genshin and Honkai Impact, here’s another hint that shows how both games are linked in some way. But the way I see it, HoYoverse is practically a new reason to believe Genshin and Honkai truly independent.
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HoYoverse lore: Why Honkai Impact and Genshin aren’t actual parallel universes
Now listen to me, everyone these days when they hear “-verse” think of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: the overarching series and parallel universes all connected. However, everyone at miHoYo are giant otaku who live up to Japanese pop culture. And when you think of the name HoYoverse from a Japanese point of view, you think of Japanese stories like Leijiverse.
Leijiverse and the lack of an accurate timeline are among the inspirations of miHoYo
Leijiverse is what fans call most of Leiji Matsumoto’s space opera stories, including Captain Harlock, Queen Emeraldas, Galaxy Express 999and a number of other science fiction works that Matsumoto penned after more than 60 years of writing.
What’s special about the works in the Leijiverse is how they reuse characters from series to series like templates. If you try to compose a timeline that brings together all of the Leijiverse, you’ll find many points of inconsistency. With characters from work to work living or dying in different ways. It’s a lowercase Japanese concept, slightly different from parallel universes. In the end, I believe this is exactly what miHoYo will do with The Genshin effect and Honkai impact.
A common example is The Legend of Zeldaas Nintendo has confirmed that the series has a flexible and constantly changing timeline. Meaning there will never be a canon timeline set in stone. Another common example, this time in anime and manga, is angel heart by Tsukasa Hojo, reusing similar characters from City Hunter but not its sequel. They are completely unrelated universes.
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Honkai Impact must have a cosmic version of the Genshin Impact world
the fact that there have been some hints of a connection with Genshin in Honkai’s story until now. However, I believe that in the end, The Genshin effect universe suggested in Honkai Impactyour story will be a separate story The Genshin effect universe than we know it.
Another way to put it is Yae Miko in The Genshin effect not the parallel universe version of Yae Sakura in Honkai Impact, but a reused character template.
Honkai Star Rail, by the way a direct reference to Galaxy Express 999 (and Night on the Galactic Railway) is unlikely to take the same route, however, finds it also shares the same name Honkai. In another world, Honkai Star Rail will be a parallel world with The impact of Honkaiwhile The Genshin effect Are not.
What are your thoughts on the name HoYoverse and my theory? What is your own theory? Honkai Impact and Genshin? Let me know in the comments section below!
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