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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 2160821,608 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #89122
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2511
Members: 69,975
Favorites: 93

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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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Opening Theme

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"Uchuu no Kioku (宇宙の記憶)" by Maaya Sakamoto

Ending Theme


Oct 13, 2019
Note: This is my first review and I am not a harsh critic on everything except story since I am not an expert reviewer who pays attention to ALL the details.

Story: 5/10 - Since this is a remake of an old anime and since episode 12 got rushed. It would've been better if there were some fillers to flesh out the small stories.

Sound: 8/10 - I usually never rate sound. I don't even know what this is. Voice acting is "very good"/10 (since I don't know what is good and bad) and the choice of opening and ending is 10/10.

Character: 6/10 - I love main ...
Oct 31, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Politically, socially and philosophically (if you want to call it that way), BEM fails to create the serious plot that it wanted.

Remember, children. Showing vague social stereotypes isn't good if you're trying to make a serious criticism about it.
BEM takes place in Libra City, which is divided into Upper City (the city of the rich) and Outside (the city of the poor) through a bridge. The three protagonists meet on this bridge every night (and surprisingly no one ever discovers them there). The three Youkai Ningen save humans from different monsters, hoping that in the future they will become humans themselves. The plot doesn't sound ...
Oct 13, 2019
A bit spoilerish, but only a bit.

First things first: this is not original work, but I have never seen the source, so I will judge this one on its own merit. And oh boy I do have much to judge. Lets start with the easy part:
-Art. Pretty mediocre, with some parts looking pretty bad to be honest. At least it is not CGI, but it isn't much.
-Sound. Good opening, forgetable everything else.
-Story/world. And here the real problems begin. World is awfully inconsistent, while main trio of monsters look like each other and are of one style, their enemies are something that looks like from ...

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