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New 'Youkai Ningen Bem' TV Anime Announced

by tsubasalover
Feb 7, 7:42 AM | 18 Comments
An official website launched and announced a new Youkai Ningen Bem series. Titled Bem, the anime is slated for this year.

Three monsters, Bem, who looks like a gangster, Bero, who looks like a boy, and Bera, a witch, act as agents of justice, hoping that they will be allowed to become human. Several episodes involve them protecting a young boy. The style of animation is fairly distinctive, and the storylines not without interest. (Source: AniDB)

Original: ADK Emotions
Plan: Nihon Ad Systems
Project Cooperation: Production I.G
Director: Yoshinori Odaka (Skip Beat! episode director)
Series Composition: Atsuhiro Tomioka (18if)
Original Character Design: Range Murata (Last Exile)
Character Design: Masakazu Sunagawa (Robot Girls Z series animation director)
Studio: LandQ studios

Bem: Kazuyuki Konishi (Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi)
Bera: Mao Ichimichi (M.A.O) (Gakkougurashi!)
Bero: Kensho Ono (Doukyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue.)


The original anime, titled Youkai Ningen Bem, was produced by Daichi Doga and aired in Fall 1968. A second anime adaptation by Studio Comet aired for 26 episodes in Winter 2006 under the title Youkai Ningen Bem: Humanoid Monster Bem. Both series rebroadcasted in Fall 2017. The series also received a live-action drama in October 2011, followed by a movie in December 2012. A two-season short anime series aired in Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 to commemorate the series' 50th anniversary. It also received a live-action TV series and movie, airing in October 2011 and December 2012, respectively.

Official site:
Official Twitter: newbem2019

Source: Moca News

Bem on MAL

18 Comments Recent Comments

Wow, they completely changed up the designs. They are more of what id personally be into though. I'm interested!

Feb 9, 6:07 AM by Cretinous

Never heard of it. Seems cool :0

Feb 8, 3:05 AM by rimonel

bitchassdarius said:
is this a spinoff of youkai watch shadow side or a sequel
It is not related to Youkai Watch franchise.
VyseLegendaire said:
So it's a revival of a 1960s series. Wouldn't know that from reading this article.
Because the source doesn't mention about "revival", just "brand new" anime.

Feb 8, 2:41 AM by tsubasalover

Another older franchise revived. Cool, will give it a try.

Feb 7, 11:58 PM by Stark700

Range Murata!!!!
Really looking forward to this just because of this fact. I know not to have high hopes, but at least there will be pretty designs to admire~

Feb 7, 11:12 PM by Naruleach

More old series always welcome.

Feb 7, 9:56 PM by Detective1412

Interesting, Bella is Morgiana now lol

Feb 7, 6:57 PM by killuaxgon

Just from the art it looks a lot more promising than whatever Oretacha Youkai Ningen was supposed to be. I hope it does well and maybe sparks some interest in fansubs for the older series.

Feb 7, 5:31 PM by cheerio38010

I like the mood so far.

Feb 7, 3:16 PM by xchyssa

So it's a revival of a 1960s series. Wouldn't know that from reading this article.

Feb 7, 1:05 PM by VyseLegendaire

is this a spinoff of youkai watch shadow side or a sequel

Feb 7, 12:46 PM by bitchassdarius

could be pretty good, but I'd rather wait until there's more information and footage about the series

Feb 7, 12:34 PM by NG_Chloe

Terrible looking staff, but who knows. There's always a chance that a series could mark that studio's time to shine. I'll watch the first episode or two and see what I think, but I'm not gonna say I'm exactly looking forward to it, lol.

Feb 7, 12:28 PM by Greyleaf

The staff looks pretty awful and the synopsis is meh.

I am starting to get bored of all these anime revivals lately, it shows how anime creators are running out of ideas.

Feb 7, 11:02 AM by YorukaWaifu

For how much I like the murata art style, I don't see it fitting for the said series...

Feb 7, 10:38 AM by daimon9983

I'd like to be able to be excited about this but the staff is not the best, the studio is questionable. I love Range Murata's designs but this project doesn't give me much confidence, I'll check it out whenever it airs.

Feb 7, 10:16 AM by alpha_shadow

Surprisingly this seems pretty good. Looking forward.

Feb 7, 8:31 AM by Skana

Man, I really hope this one doesn't flop as hard as Oretacha Yokai Ningen...

Feb 7, 7:43 AM by eze_tielve

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