With Crunchyroll having been involved with the In/Spectre series in co-production, we’ve been curious as to who they’d partner with for various overseas releases. At Cloud Matsuri today, UK distributor Anime Limited announced that they’ll be releasing the series on home video in that market with plans for a 2021 debut. They didn’t have any format-specific information or whether they’d be able to produce a collector’s edition or not.
Keiji Gotoh is directing based on the scripts by Noboru Takagi. Takatoshi Honda is on board with the character designs and Brain’s Base is handling the animation production.
The manga series is known as Kyoukou Suiri in Japan and comes from Kyo Shirodaira with artwork by Chasiba Katase. Shirodaira should certainly be a familiar name to Western audiences as he was behind Spiral, Record of a Fallen Vampire and Blast of Tempest. This series is Katase’s first known published work. In/Spectre began publication in Japan in 2015 as serialized in Shounen Magazine R with nine volumes published so far and Kodansha Comics publishing it in English.
The Japanese cast so far includes Akari Kito as Kotoko Iwanaga, Mamoru Miyano as Kuro Sakuragawa, Misato Fukuen as Saki Yumihara, Sumire Uesaka as Karin Nanase, Kenji Hamada as Shinichi Terada.
The English cast includes Lizzie Freeman as Kotoko Iwanaga, Brandon Winckler as Kuro Sakuragawa, Lauren Landa as Saki Yumihara, Kayli Mills as Karin Nanase, and Cristina Vee as Rikka Sakuragawa.
Check out our review of the first volume of the manga.
Plot Concept: The 17-year-old Kotoko has a unique situation. When she was a child, she was kidnapped by spirits called yōkai, and returned missing one leg and one eye. Since then, she has been able to communicate with otherworldly forces, both benevolent and dangerous. Kotoko is alone in her power until she learns that the crush she’s watched from afar, Kurō, has had his own encounter with yōkai! As if being touched by the supernatural wasn’t enough, Kurō’s personal life is also in shambles. With their shared experiences and understanding, Kotoko and Kurō form a partnership to deal with mysteries, from ancient demons to the ghost of an idol. But for a girl who’s used to dealing with spirits, winning love might prove to be the bigger challenge!