As part of the 50th-anniversary(!!) of this property, a new incarnation is coming this year for Humanoid Monster Bem. With the show set for a July 7th, 2019 premiere in Japan, Funimation has now revealed their pickup of the show with plans for both a simulcast and a simuldub for it under the name BEM. The new series has Yoshinori Odaka directing based on the scripts by Atsuhiro Tomioka. Masakazu Sunagawa is handling the character designs as they adapt Range Murata’s work. LandQ will be handling the animation.
The previously announced cast includes:
- Maaya Uchida as Sonia Summers,
- Kenji Nomura as Joel Woods
- Maaya Sakamoto as “Mysterious Lady”
- Junichi Suwabe as Dr. Recycle
- Sōma Saitō as Daryl Bryson
- Kōtarō Nishiyama as Roddy Walker
- Daisuke Ono as Helmut Felt
SUMMER SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT ?
Get ready for something supernatural, with character design by world-famous Range Murata!
BEM joins the FunimationNow Summer 2019 lineup subbed and dubbed!
— Funimation (@FUNimation) June 18, 2019
Maaya Sakamoto is handling the opening theme song with “Uchū no Kioku” while JUNNA will perform the ending theme song “Iruimi.”
Plot Concept: Bem, Bela, and Belo are ugly humanoid monsters 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.