The official website of the Somali to Mori no Kamisama (Somali and the Forest Spirit) anime series updated with additional staff, cast, a new key visual (pictured), and the first promotional video on Monday. The television anime adapting Yako Gureishi's fantasy slice of life manga will air in January 2020.
Voice actress Yuu Kobayashi (Shingeki no Kyojin) will play the character Kikila.
Series Composition: Mariko Mochizuki (Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasu ka? Isogashii Desu ka? Sukutte Moratte Ii Desu ka? script)
Sub-character Design: Sachiko Oohashi (Hayate no Gotoku! Cuties), Minoru Tanaka (Initial D Extra Stage 2), Miki Yoshikawa (Senki Zesshou Symphogear AXZ)
Art Director: Vincent Nghiem (Macross Δ art setting)
Color Design: Chiho Nakamura (Youjo Senki)
Music: Ryo Yoshimata (Koi wa Ameagari no You ni)
Music Producer: Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill video game)
Music Director: Yasuno Satou (Amanchu! Advance)
Sound Director: Takatoshi Hamano (Tsuujou Kougeki ga Zentai Kougeki de Ni-kai Kougeki no Okaasan wa Suki Desu ka?)
Sound Effects: Noriko Izumo (Mahoutsukai no Yome)
J-pop singer-songwriter Naotarou Moriyama composed and will perform the opening theme "Arigatou wa Kocchi no Kotoba." Inori Minase, who's voicing the titular character Somali, is performing the ending theme "Kokoro Somali." Minase also wrote the lyrics of the song.
Kenji Yasuda (Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens) is directing the series at animation studio Satelight, featuring character designs by Ikuko Itou (Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu).
Gureishi launched the manga online in Web Comic Zenyon in April 2015. Tokuma Shoten published the sixth compiled volume on April 20.
Source: Anime! Anime!
News submitted by MayuTheUndead
Modified by Vindstot, Aug 26, 8:08 PM
Joined: May 2014
I'm so excited for this! They really delivered with the background art. It's like the studio knew they had a lot to live up to, because the manga's background visuals were absolutely stunning.
Amazing use of colors in the anime. I'm so satisfied with the character's color schemes as well, Uzoi's eyes, hair, and skin all look amazing. Didn't expect Hazel and Praline to have pink hair and gold eyes, but they look great!
Also, these close-up shots of Golem were god-like:
Joined: Jul 2017
This was from a manga? It feels more like a light novel adaptation. I’m not saying all fantasy are light novels or vise versa but that’s the vibe I get from this show in particular.
There's plenty of fantasy manga out there. lol
I know... That’s why I said “Not all fantasy are light novels.”