HoYoVerse shared the Genshin Impact Akitsu Kimodameshi event’s story segments outside of the game. People don’t need to go through the Test of Courage, Haunted Tales, and The Currents of Life quests to find out what’s going on. However, this is presented without context, so people who haven’t taken part won’t get why the storyline matters.
Editor’s Note: There are spoilers for the Genshin Impact Akitsu Kimodameshi event in the new story trailer and below.
During the Haunted Tales portion of the event, Itto catches three masked children. Its then that we learn they aren’t ghosts or ordinary kids from town. Rather, they are the Hitotsume Kozou, Kappa, and Youko young youkai trying to recreate the Mikawa Flower Festival. The goal is to give humans and youkai a chance to get together. To help provide insight into the festival, Youko then tells the story of how a samurai named Takuto stumbled into a youkai-only event, only to develop a friendship with a youkai named Kenji and start something bigger.
Here is the full “Akitsu Haneasobi” trailer. The first half goes over the story found in Haunted Tales. At the 1:47 mark, the second part of it from The Currents of Life quest appears.
Genshin Impact is available for the PS4, PS5, PC, and mobile devices, and the Akitsu Kimodameshi event will run until January 2, 2023.