Jonathan Ross Previews TV Anime at MCM London
posted on by Andrew Osmond
MCM London Comic Con has announced that it will preview two TV anime from the Winter 2020 season, presented by celebrity anime fan Jonathan Ross. The preview is organized by Crunchyroll, and will take place on Friday October 25 from 5 pm to 7 pm on the event's centre stage.
The two series being previewed are In/Spectre and Somali and the Forest Spirit. In/Spectre (right) is based on a supernatural mystery novel series by Kyo Shirodaira. The series is animated by Brains Base (Durarara!!, Princess Jellyfish), written by Noboru Takagi (Durarara!!) and directed by Keiji Gotoh (Kiddy Grade). Crunchyroll describes the series as follows:
Both touched by yokai spirits, Kotoko and Kuro have gained unique superhuman powers. But to gain her powers, Kotoko has given up an eye and a leg, and Kuro's personal life is in shambles. So when Kotoko suggests they team up to deal with renegades from the spirit world, Kuro doesn't have many other choices, but Kotoko might just have a few ulterior motives…
Somali and the Forest Spirit (pictured left).is based on a fantasy manga by Yako Gureishi. The series is produced by the Satelight studio (Cannon Busters, Symphogear XV) and the director Kenji Yasuda (Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens, Macross Delta). Crunchyroll describes the series as follows:
The world is ruled by a diversity of inhuman beings, who persecuted humans and drove them to near-extinction. One day, the forest guardian Golem meets a human girl. This is a chronicle of a journey that would bind a member of the dying “human” clan to the forest guardian Golem, as father and daughter.