'BEM' Anime Reveals More Cast Members, Theme Song Artists, Promo Video, July 7 Premiere
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official website for the new BEM anime in the Yōkai Ningen Bem (Humanoid Monster Bem) franchise began streaming a promotional video for the series on Friday. The site also revealed more cast members, the show's theme song artists, and its July 7 premiere.
Maaya Sakamoto will perform the show's opening theme song "Uchū no Kioku" (Memories of the Universe). Ringo Sheena is writing, composing, and arranging the song. JUNNA will perform the ending theme song "Iruimi." The video below previews both songs.
The new cast includes: (left to right in image above)
- Junichi Suwabe as Dr. Recycle
- Sōma Saitō as Daryl Bryson
- Kōtarō Nishiyama as Roddy Walker
- Daisuke Ono as Helmut Felt
The previously revealed cast members include: (clockwise starting at top left in image above)
- Katsuyuki Konishi as Bem
- M.A.O as Bela
- Kensho Ono as Belo
- Maaya Sakamoto as "Mysterious Lady"
- Kenji Nomura as Joel Woods
- Maaya Uchida as Sonia Summers
The new anime will be part of the 50th anniversary project for the franchise. Yoshinori Odaka (B-Daman CrossFire, B-Daman Fireblast) is directing the anime at LandQ studios, and Atsuhiro Tomioka (Pokémon XY, Trinity Blood) is in charge of the series scripts. Masakazu Sunagawa (Azure Striker Gunvolt, Nōgyō Musume!) is adapting the original character designs by Range Murata (Blue Submarine No. 6, Last Exile) for animation. NAS is planning the project in collaboration with Production I.G. The jazz band SOIL&"PIMP"SESSIONS and MICHIRU (Izetta: The Last Witch, Kokkoku) are composing the music, and Flying Dog is producing the music.