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'Pet' Anime Reveals Promo Video, More Cast, January Premiere

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

The official website for the television anime adaptation of the Remaster Edition of Ranjō Miyake's Pet manga revealed four more characters and cast members, the first promotional video, and the January premiere on Monday. The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX, BS11, AT-X, and other networks. Amazon will exclusively stream the anime in Japan and overseas. The anime was previously slated to premiere in fall 2019.

The newly announced cast members are:

Shunsuke Sakuya as Katsuragi

M.A.O as Jin

Koji Yusa as Ron

Nobuo Tobita as company president

The anime stars:

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.

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.

The anime and manga inspired a stage play adaptation. Ueda reprised his role from the anime as Hiroki. Yūsei Naruse served as executive producer on the stage play. Naohiro Ise directed and wrote the play's scripts. Office Invader produced the play. The anime was credited as collaborating on the project. The first stage play, Pet: Kowareta Suisō (The Broken Water Tank), ran in Tokyo in December 2018. The second stage play, Pet: Niji no Aru Basho (The Place Where the Rainbow Is), ran for nine performances at the Kanda Myojin Hall in Tokyo from July 29 through August 4.

Sources: Pet anime's website, Twin Engine YouTube channel, Comic Natalie

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