'Pet' TV Anime Reveals Cast, Stage Play Adaptation
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The official website for the television anime adaptation of the Remaster Edition of Ranjō Miyake's Pet manga revealed the show's cast via a video on Monday.
The anime stars:
- Keisuke Ueda as Hiroki
- Kishō Taniyama as Tsukasa
- Yūki Ono as Satoru
- Yasuyuki Kase as Hayashi
The site also revealed that the anime and manga are inspiring a stage play adaptation. Ueda will reprise his role from the anime as Hiroki.
Other cast members of the stage play include:
Kōsuke Kuwano as Tsukasa
Yoshiki Tani as Satoru
Takashi Hagino as Hayashi
Yūsei Naruse is serving as executive producer on the stage play. Naohiro Ise is directing and writing the play's scripts. Office Invader is producing the play. The anime is credited as collaborating on the project. The first stage play, Pet: Kowareta Suisō (The Broken Water Tank), will run in Tokyo from December 5-9. The second stage play, Pet: Niji no Aru Basho (The Place Where the Rainbow Is) will run in 2019.
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, and Junichi Hayama (Votoms Finder) is the character designer. Amazon will exclusively stream the anime in Japan and overseas. The anime will premiere in 2019.
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 hatred.
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.
Sources: Pet anime's website, Twin Engine YouTube channel, Comic Natalie
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