Mieruko-chan is an anime due out in Japan in October about a girl who sees horrible ghosts. How would you cope with the trauma? Miko copes by pretending the supernatural horrors are not there. She blanks them.
A new trailer for the horror-comedy is out, and click YouTube’s subtitle/card icon to get an English language transcript.
I’m intrigued by the show! How will they get laughs and horror at the same time? Jump scares, creepypasta moments or just weird juxtaposition?
It may weird me out. Could something like this weird you out?
In English, Yen Press publish the anime on comiXology, and I’ve so far resisted the temptation to spend the few bucks required to find out. However, here’s how they describe the series;
A normal girl was living a normal life—until she wasn’t.
One day, she could see…everything. What’s a girl to do when hideous monsters appear no matter which way she turns?
And on top of that, nobody else can see them! Obviously, there’s only one thing that makes sense – ignore them.
Kinda hard to put theory into practice, though, when the ghosts know she’s watching…
The anime may do its own thing.
The monster designs come from a range of talent, including Makoto Uno of High School DxD Hero and Interspecies Reviewers, not shows you’d associate with horror. Kenta Ihara (Saga of Tanya the Evil) is directing.
There are also two new posters for the series. See if you can spot the difference. One does what the trailer more or less carefully avoids, giving you a clear image of a ghost.
- Mieruko-chan on comiXology.
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