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BEM: Become Human Film's Promo Video Recaps BEM Anime Series

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Kiyoshi Kobayashi, voice of Bem in 1968 Yōkai Ningen Bem anime, to narrate film

The staff of Gekijо̄ban BEM~BECOME HUMAN, the upcoming anime film based on the rebooted BEM anime series, began streaming a promotional video on Wednesday that recaps the anime series. The video begins with narration by Kiyoshi Kobayashi, the voice actor of Bem in the original 1968 Yōkai Ningen Bem anime. Kobayashi will also be the film's narrator.

The Gekijо̄ban BEM~BECOME HUMAN movie is the latest project in the Yōkai Ningen Bem (Humanoid Monster Bem) franchise, and it will open in Japan on October 2.

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.

Rib is performing the theme song "unforever."

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.

Image © ADK EM/劇場版BEM製作委員会

Source: Press release

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