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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: 6.061 (scored by 2062420,624 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #91512
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2407
Members: 66,688
Favorites: 86

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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


Yamada, Marina

Walker, Roddy

Nishiyama, Koutarou


Morishita, Yukiko

Bryson, Daryl

Saitou, Souma


Oda, Hisafumi


Kusunoki, Taiten


Kameyama, Toshiki
Sound Director
Satou, Kazuma
Episode Director


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

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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 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 ...
Oct 13, 2019
Well... it could've been worse. Unlike Arifuerta, where it was a beautiful mess, this was just a boring mess. I mean, it could've had some promise in it's early stages, but whatever we got, we got the worst version of it. It could've been a potential gem, but thanks to the underdeveloped writing, terrible characters and the awful world building.

First off, Bem is a terrible main character. After the pilot, he just becomes a nothing character even though the show is NAMED after him, but whatever. Belo is an annoying little shit that just comes off as obnoxious and Bela is the only character that ...

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