The upcoming anime adaptation of Kemono Jihen (Monster Incidents) from Ajia-do Animation Works will premiere on January 10th.
The premiere date for the series was reported by Dengeki Online and will begin airing on the Tokyo MX network. The series is being directed by Masaya Fujimori who has previously worked as a director on Hamtaro, Inuyasha: The Final Act, and How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord.
Junichi Suwabe will be voicing the role of the detective Kohachi Inugami. Suwabe is mostly known for his work as Aizawa Shouta (Eraserhead) in My Hero Academia, Tetsuo Takahashi in Interviews With Monster Girls, and Yoshinobu Maeda in the upcoming series Mars Red.
Daisuke Ono will be voicing Mihai as well as performing the opening theme. Ono is mostly known for his work as the ESPer Itsuki Koizumi in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Jotaro Kujo in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind, and Fafnir in Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid.
Kemono Jihen is a shonen action series where strange incidents occur at the hands of monsters. It’s up to investigators like Kohachi Inugami to get to the bottom of these incidents before they escalate.
You can read the plot synopsis from MyAnimeList below.
When a series of animal bodies that rot away after a single night begin appearing in a remote mountain village, Inugami, a detective from Tokyo who specializes in the occult, is called to investigate.
While working the case, he befriends a strange boy who works in the field every day instead of going to school. Shunned by his peers and nicknamed “Dorota-bou” after a yokai that lives in the mud, he helps Inugami uncover the truth behind the killings—but supernatural forces are at work, and while Dorota-bou is just a nickname, it might not be the only thing about the boy that isn’t human.
Kemono Jihen will premiere on January 10th. At the time of publishing there has been no official English release date for the series.
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