The official website for Trigger’s BNA: Brand New Animal has revealed the anime’s cast, staff, their exclusive Netflix streaming deal in Japan, and a new promotional video.
BNA: Brand New Animal‘s premise (via Anime News Network) is that animal-humans finally revealed themselves in the 21st century, after “being hidden in the darkness of history.” Highschool student Michiru Kagemori suddenly finds herself turned into a tanuki-human, and flees to “Anima City” to live with the other animal-humans.
Michiru meets a wolf-human named Shirou Ogami, who deeply despises humans. While Michiru learns about the ups and downs as life as an animal human, she tries to uncover why she suddenly turned into one, and gets involved in “a large incident.” The official website and PV also show Shirou in a human form.
Other characters include Nazuna Hiwatashi (Muchiru’s human friend who wants to become an idol), and Alan Sylvasta (CEO of Sylvasta drug manufacturer, and part of a “distinguished family”). Two as-of-yet undescribed characters include Barbaray Rose, and Mary Itami (romanization not official).
You can find the full cast and staff currently confirmed (with additional staff confirmations via Anime News Network) below:
- Sumire Morohoshi (Michiru Kagemori)
- Yoshimasa Hosoya (Shiro Ogami)
- Maria Naganawa (Nazuna Hiwatashi)
- Kaito Ishikawa (Alan Sylvasta)
- Gara Takashima (Barbaray Rose)
- Michiyo Murase (Mary Itami)
- Director: Yoh Yoshinari
- Series Composition: Kazuki Nakashima
- Animation Production: Studio Trigger
- Chief Animation Director: Naoki Takeda
- Art Direction: Masanobu Nomura
- Compositing Director of Photography: Nozomi Shitara
- Editing: Kentarou Tsubone
- Script Writing: Kazuki Nakashima
- Character Design: Yusuke Yoshigaki
- Concept Art: Genice Chan
- Color Key Artist: Yukiko Kakita
- Music: mabanua
BNA: Brand New Animal will premiere April 2020 on Fuji TV, BS Fuji, other unannounced channels, and Netflix in Japan.
The anime will premiere in April, 2020 on Fuji TV’s “+Ultra” programming block. It will also run on BS Fuji and other channels, and stream exclusively on Netflix; all in Japan.