Mayonaka no Occult Kōmuin Anime's Video Reveals 2019 Premiere
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The staff for the television anime adaptation of Yōko Tamotsu's Mayonaka no Occult Kōmuin (Midnight Occult Civil Servants) manga opened a website for the anime on Friday. The site is streaming a promotional video for the anime, which reveals the anime's staff, first main cast member, and 2019 premiere.
Jun Fukuyama stars in the anime as protagonist Arata Miyako.
Tetsuya Watanabe (Rumbling Hearts, Strain: Strategic Armored Infantry, Schwarzes Marken) is directing the anime at LIDEN FILMS. Tatsuto Higuchi (CROSS ANGE Rondo of Angel and Dragon, Schwarzes Marken, My-Otome) is in charge of series composition. Eriko Itō (Hamatora, Danchigai, Love and Lies) is designing the characters.
The modern fantasy manga centers on Arata Miyako, a new government worker assigned to the Shinjuku Ward Office's "Nighttime Regional Relations" department. Each of Tokyo's 23 wards has one such department, which were established to solve paranormal and occult-related events. Arata can understand non-human speech that no one else understands, and he encounters a yōkai (supernatural entity) at Shinjuku Gyoen park that calls him Abe no Seimei — the name of a historical Japanese occultist and diviner.
Tamotsu launched the manga in Kadokawa's Monthly Asuka magazine in May 2015, and it also runs on Kadokawa's Comic Newtype website. Kadokawa published the manga's eighth compiled book volume (seen right) on June 23. The manga is also inspiring a novelization by Masumi Suzuki that the Kadokawa Horror Bunko label will publish on July 25.