Jonathan Ross will be at MCM Comic-Con London. The anime fan is there with Crunchyroll to air In/Spectre as well as Somali and the Forest Spirit in Europe for the first time.
In/Spectre is a supernatural mystery directed by Keiji Gotoh. It’s a Crunchyroll co-production, and that means as soon as the show begins to air in Japan it’ll start to run on the streaming platform. We’ve to wait until January 2020 for that.
The story is based on the Kodansha Comics adaptation of the light novels by Kyo Shiodaira. In the manga, we’ve a 17-year-old character who, as a kid, was kidnapped by yokai and returned to the human world minus an eye and a leg.
That experience with the yokai has granted Kotoko with the curse/gift of being able to see and communicate with otherworldly creatures. When she meets Kuro, someone’s been crushing on from afar and discovers that he too has had an encounter with the yokai, adventures begin.
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Somali and the Forest Spirit
Kenji Yasuda directs this adaptation of Yako Gureishi’s manga. The human race is on the point of extinction, persecuted and hunted. All sorts of inhuman creatures rule the surface in our place.
A young human girl encounters a guardian of the forest and starts to call it “Papa”. The result? A father-daughter bond that grows as Golem protects the girl and they travel together.
Somali and the Forest Spirit will also air in January, on Japanese TV and Crunchyroll’s platform.
The first chance to see either anywhere in Europe will be on the 25th (Centre Stage, 5pm to 7pm) with Jonathan Ross as host. Ross told press;
It’s no secret that I love anime and I’m excited to see this sneak preview of two of Crunchyroll’s exciting new shows. I hope that if you haven’t yet caught the anime bug, you can come along and enjoy a world that has brought me so much pleasure over the years.”
Crunchyroll has grown to more than 50 million registered users (2 million of which are subscribers). They’ll be at stand S610 at MCM Comic-Con London.
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