BEM: Become Human Anime Film Casts Kis-My-Ft2 Member Toshiya Miyata
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The staff of Gekijо̄ban BEM~BECOME HUMAN, the upcoming anime film based on the rebooted BEM anime series, announced on Monday that the film will guest star Toshiya Miyata, who is a member of the Kis-My-Ft2 boy band. The role will mark Miyata's debut as a voice actor. Miyata will play Bem's close friend Burgess.
The movie is the latest project in the Yōkai Ningen Bem (Humanoid Monster Bem) franchise, and is scheduled to open this fall.
The returning cast from the BEM reboot includes:
- Katsuyuki Konishi as Bem
- Kensho Ono as Belo
- M.A.O as Bela
Hiroshi Ikehata (Kiratto Pri☆Chan, Space Battleship Tiramisu) is directing the film at Production I.G, and Atsuhiro Tomioka (One Piece Stampede, Pokémon, Inazuma Eleven) is writing the script. Mino Matsumoto (Attack on Titan: Junior High, Maria the Virgin Witch) is providing the character designs for the movie, and Range Murata is credited with the original character designs. The Klockworx Co., Ltd. is distributing the anime.
The BEM anime is the latest in a franchise that began with Yōkai Ningen Bem (Humanoid Monster Bem), a classic supernatural adventure anime that aired from 1968 to 1969. In the original 26-episode anime, Bem, Bela, and Belo are ugly humanoid monsters (yōkai) who fight for justice. The monsters live among humans and protect them from evil yōkai. The three find themselves ostracized from both humans and other yōkai, but the three continue to fight in hopes of one day becoming humans themselves.
The television anime premiered in July 2019. Funimation streamed the series as it aired in Japan.
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Source: Press release