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Ore-tacha Yōkai Ningen Short Anime's Promo Videos Reveal October 4 Debut

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
DLE produces new gag anime to air with rerun of 1968 anime

The official YouTube channel of the Yōkai Ningen Bem (Humanoid Monster Bem) franchise began streaming two new promotional videos on Wednesday for Ore-tacha Yōkai Ningen, DLE Inc.'s (Eagle Talon, Glass no Kamen Desu ga) new gag television anime series for the franchise. The videos reveal the anime's October 4 premiere.

The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX on October 4 at 11:30 p.m, and on BS 11 on October 9 at 26:00 (effectively October 10 morning at 2:00 a.m.)

Ore-tacha Yōkai Ningen stars:

ADK is credited with the original work, with NAS and DLE as producers. Yuzuru Adachi (Henkei Shōjo shorts) is directing the series of anime shorts at DLE. Kaisei Kishi is in charge of photography and compositing, and Yūki Sudō is in charge of sound effects. DOTAMA is performing the anime's theme song "Ore-taccha Yōkai Ningen! ~Ningen Mezashite Nani ga Warui~" (We're Humanoid Monsters! What's Wrong With Wanting to be Human).

The new anime is part of the 50th anniversary project for the franchise. As advertised in the second commercial above, Tokyo MX and BS11 will rebroadcast the original 1968-1969 classic supernatural adventure anime alongside the new anime. The channels will also rebroadcast the 2006 remake anime.

In the original 26-episode anime, Bem, Bera, and Bero are ugly humanoid monsters (yōkai) who fight for justice. The monsters live among humans and protect them from evil yōkai. The three find themselves ostracized from both humans and other yōkai, but the three continue to fight in hopes of one day becoming humans themselves.

A new 26-episode remake series aired in 2006. The anime inspired a 10-episode live-action television series starring KAT-TUN's Kazuya Kamenashi in 2011, and then a live-action film with the same cast in December 2012.

Source: Animate Times

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