In/Spectre Anime Reveals TV Ads, More Cast, January 11 Premiere
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official website for the television anime of Kyo Shirodaira and Chasiba Katase's In/Spectre (Kyokō Suiri or Invented Interface) manga revealed television commercials, additional cast, the second key visual, and the January 11 premiere on Wednesday. Akari Kitō narrates the ads as her character Kotoko Iwanaga.
The anime will premiere on TV Asahi on January 11 at 25:30 (effectively January 12 at 1:30 a.m.), before airing later that night on MBS and on BS-NTV on January 14. The series will also stream in Japan on d Anime Store (Docomo Anime Store) and other services. Crunchyroll is co-producing the anime.
The newly announced cast members are:
- Mayumi Sako as Rikka Sakuragawa (seen left in image above)
- Yoshimitsu Shimoyama as Kappa, Ochimusha, Ushi no Ayakashi
- Kaori Motoyama as Komainu (white), Yama no Ayakashi, Yōko
- Manami Hanawa as Komainu (black), Yōko
- Hiroki Gotō as Bake-danuki
- Kouki Miyata as Nushi no Orochi
- Rena Maeda as Yosuzume, Yama no Ayakashi
- Nobuo Tobita as Kodama no Genichirō
- Haruka Ōminami as Bakeneko
The website listed the characters Gashadokuro (giant skeleton) and Kudan without cast members.
Akari Kitō and Mamoru Miyano will star in the anime as Kotoko Iwanaga and Kuro Sakuragawa, respectively.
The previously announced cast and characters also include:
Misato Fukuen as Saki Mihara
Sumire Uesaka as Karin Nanase
Kenji Hamada as Detective Terada
Lie and a Chameleon is writing and performing the opening theme song "Mononoke in the Fiction." Mamoru Miyano is performing the anime's ending theme song.
Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga in English, and it describes the supernatural mystery romance:
When she was still just a girl, Kotoko was kidnapped by yokai. These spirits made her into a powerful intermediary between the spirit and human worlds, but this power came at a price: an eye and a leg. Now, years later, she watches out for dangerous yokai while developing feelings for a young man named Kuro, who is also special: an incident with a yokai has given him healing powers. He's surprised when Kotoko asks him to team up to handle renegade yokai, preserving the thin line between reality and the supernatural.
Keiji Gotoh (Kiddy Grade, Endride, Sengoku Collection) is directing the anime at Brain's Base, and Noboru Takagi (Durarara!!, Golden Kamuy, Kuroko's Basketball) is in charge of the series scripts. Takatoshi Honda (RIN-NE conceptual design) is designing the characters and serving as chief animation director. NAS is presenting the project.
Katase launched the manga based on a 2011 novel by Shirodaira (Spiral, The Record of a Fallen Vampire, Blast of Tempest) in Kodansha's Shōnen Magazine R in April 2015. The manga is Katase's first serialized work. It was nominated for Best Shōnen Manga in the 42nd Annual Kodansha Manga Awards in 2018. Kodansha published the 11th compiled book volume of the manga in Japan on October 17. Kodansha Comics published the 10th volume in English on October 22.