Durarara's Takahiro Ōmori Helms TV Anime of Ranjō Miyake's Psychic Suspense Manga Pet
posted on by Egan Loo
An official website has opened to announce that a television anime adaptation of the Remaster Edition of Ranjō Miyake's Pet manga has been green-lit. Takahiro Ōmori (Durarara!!) is directing the anime at Geno Studio (Genocidal Organ, Kokkoku) for Twin Engine. Sadayuki Murai (Natsume's Book of Friends) is in charge of the series scripts. Amazon will exclusively stream the anime in Japan and overseas.
The psychic suspense story revolves around people who possess the ability to infiltrate people's minds and manipulate memories. Their powers have been used in the underworld for covering up incidents, assassinations, and other deeds. These powers can not only destroy other people's spirits, but also corrupt the users' own hearts at the same time. The users had to protect their fragile and insecure hearts, as if chained to each other. They are called "pets" out of fear and despising.
Miyake serialized the manga in Shogakukan's Weekly Big Comic Spirits magazine, and then Enterbrain (now Kadokawa) published a Remaster Edition in five volumes in 2009.
Source: Comic Natalie
Update: Miyake drew an illustration to express her joy and appreciation for the anime adaptation, over a decade after she originally drew the manga:
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