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Japanese: BEM


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 15, 2019 to Oct 14, 2019
Premiered: Summer 2019
Broadcast: Mondays at 01:35 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: MythologyMythology
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.071 (scored by 2140021,400 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #89422
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2481
Members: 69,375
Favorites: 90

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Young detective Sonia Summers has been transferred to the outskirts of the port city Libra after stirring up trouble with her superiors. Libra is separated into two sectors—"the Upper," the center of wealth and politics, and "the Outside." The Outside is home to crime, corruption, and curious incidents involving monstrosities or youkai. Each case that Sonia works on seems to implicate the involvement of these mysterious creatures.

Sonia crosses paths with three peculiar humanoid youkai—Bem, Bela and Belo—who seek to protect humans and fight against the evil youkai that terrorize them. Living as "Youkai-Ningen," they are excluded by other youkai for their human-like lifestyles, and rejected and hurt by humans when they reveal their true forms.

Despite the hardships they face, these three Youkai-Ningen secretly live among humans, continuing to pursue their dreams of one day becoming human as well.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Ono, Kensho


Ichimichi, Mao


Konishi, Katsuyuki

Summers, Sonia

Uchida, Maaya

Walker, Roddy

Nishiyama, Koutarou

Bryson, Daryl

Saitou, Souma

Mysterious Lady

Sakamoto, Maaya


Morishita, Yukiko


Oda, Hisafumi


Kusunoki, Taiten


Cook, Justin
Herek, Samantha
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"Uchuu no Kioku (宇宙の記憶)" by Maaya Sakamoto

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Nov 9, 2021
Bem is a remake of the original Youkai Ningen Bem series from the late 60s. I'm generally not a fan of remakes, but this was a very strong show. The world they created was really interesting. It had this film noir style, reminiscent of the Batman TAS from the 90s. I also really liked how they developed the characters throughout the series. They wanted you to become invested in the world, and I definitely felt it. Unfortunately, the story felt rushed because of the brevity of the series. The original series was 26 episodes long. I think this series should've mirrored that in order to ...
Nov 5, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Bem is one of those shows that starts off with a lot of potential, but never really grows into its strengths. Instead meandering around semi-conscious before reaching a rushed conclusion that simply fails to satisfy.

The show begins in an unashamedly cliché American detective-cop story way, following a rogue hot head detective (Sonia) that gets themselves into trouble with their higher ups and gets sent to a dead end roll/position, but develops strongly afterwards following the main characters interactions and relationships over time as the cops try to figure out what is happening and the yokai and human-experiments are slowly revealed and explained. All very interesting ...
Oct 29, 2019
I don't know how to put this one easy. This anime is the biggest dissapointment i have seen this year apart from my own actions. When i saw the cover i should have noticed something was off in that poster, that it was trying to imitate that edgy shading but not nailing it right, but I as a fool when i read the synopsis i had hopes for this anime. I felt so dissapointed that I made an account for this website just to make this shitty angry bwaaaa bwaaaa, I'm a cry baby bwaaah review

What a fool I was.

Animation: The animation is similar if ...

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