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Madman Schedules ‘Midnight Occult Civil Servants’ Anime Blu-ray Release

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Civil servant work isn't easy, but when Miyako Arata starts his first day on the job, he didn't expect to deal with supernatural beings from around the world!
© 2019 Tamotsuko Yuko / KADOKAWA / Midnight occult civil servant Production Committee

The anime adaptation of Yoko Tamotsu’s series Mayonaka no Occult Komuin saw a simulcast as Midnight Occult Civil Servants and now it’s finding some new home video distribution. Australian distributor Madman Entertainment has picked up the rights to the show with a planned September 2nd, 2020 Blu-ray release. It’ll feature the twelve episode series in bilingual form while also including the three OVAs, a promo, and the clean theme songs as well. It’ll be priced at $64.95 when it arrives.

Availability for the simulcast is decent as it’s open to viewers in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Latin America.

Tetsuya Watanabe is directing it and Higuchi Tatsumi handling the series composition. Yuko Ito is working on character designs.

The Japanese cast includes Jun Fukuyama as Shim Miyako, Tomoaki Maeno as Kyōichi Sakaki, Miyu Irino as Theo Himezuka, Koji Yusa as Reiji Senda, Takahiro Sakurai as Satoru Kanoichi, Shun’ichi Toki as Huehuecóyotl, and Kazutomi Yamamoto as Yuki.

The series features “dis-communicate” from lead actor Jun Fukuyama for the opening and “Yakusoku no Overture” by Shunichi Toki for the ending sequence.

The series kicked off back in the spring of 2015 in Monthly Asuka magazine. It’s also got a novelization that came out on July 25th, 2018.

Check out the official site and Twitter.

Plot Concept: When Miyako Arata joins the Shinjuku Ward Office, he thinks he’s gotten a normal civil servant job. But it turns out he’s joined the Night Community Exchange Department, one of which operates secretly in each of Tokyo’s twenty-three ward offices. Their job is to resolve occult issues concerning non-human beings. Accompanied by his senpai and department head Sakaki Kyoichi and the occult-obsessed Himetsuka Seo, they work night after night, facing off with beings whose existence defies the laws of our world.

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