Kamisama ni Natta Hi used screenshots from Google Street View for the scenarios

Kamisama ni Natta Hi used screenshots from Google Street View for the scenarios

The Kamisama ni Natta Hi (The Day I Became a God) series, the new project from the creators of Angel Beats! and Charlotte, has been broadcasting in Japan since the start of the fall season this year. However, in the eighth episode it seems that the production team made a serious mistake. Apparently, at the end of the episode it seems that they saved the work of realizing the scenes in the background. Instead, they used screenshots taken from Google Street View, as revealed by a copyright watermark that was visible for four seconds and inexplicably did not remove in their edit.

Kamisama ni Natta Hi used screenshots from Google Street View for the scenarios 1606819072Kamisama ni Natta Hi used screenshots from Google Street View for the scenarios 1606819072

The corresponding scene, shown above, can be found at minute 20:26 of the episode in question. So far it is not clear if the use of Google Street View captures was the result of time pressure to deliver the finished product or if they simply wanted to save the trouble of drawing them. The series has been on air since October 10 in Japan and is confirmed with a total of 12 episodes. The distribution rights remained in the hands of the Funimation platform.

Production team

  • Jun Maeda is credited with the original idea and is also in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
  • Yoshiyuki Asai (Charlotte, Fate / Apocrypha) is directing the anime at P.A. Works.
  • Na-Ga returns from many other Visual Art’s / Key projects to do the character designs, with Manabu Nii in charge of adapting them to animation.
  • MANYO and Jun Maeda are in charge of composing the soundtrack, with Satoki Iida in charge of sound direction.
  • Singer Nagi Yanagi will perform the opening song titled “Kimi to Iu Shinwa” and the closing song titled “Goodbye Seven Seas”. Both tracks were written by Jun Maeda and composed by MANYO.

Synopsis of Kamisama ni Natta Hi

One day during Youta Narukami's last summer vacation in high school, a girl named Hina appeared before him and proclaimed herself "the Goddess of Knowledge." Hina announced to the confused Youta that the world will come to an end in just 30 days. Youta then witnesses Hina's powers to foresee the future, becoming convinced that what this girl says is real. On her side Hina, with her vast innocence, decides to live in Youta's house for some reason, perhaps just hoping to keep her company in the face of the imminent end of humanity.

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