Tomoki Izumi’s comedy-horror manga Mieruko-chan is officially receiving an anime adaptation!
KADOKAWA announced on Thursday that the chilling series, which has been known to deliver plenty of laughs, will debut later this year.
Check out the trailer for your first peek at what Mieruko-chan and her friends will look like when they jump from page to screen!
The Mieruko-chan manga, currently published by Yen Press, is on its fifth volume. The series follows a student named Mieruko, who wakes up one day to find that she’s suddenly able to see grotesque beings.
These supernatural creatures stalk Mieruko everywhere she goes, which leads to some terrifying and hilarious situations as she does her best to pretend she can’t see them. Ignoring them proves difficult, of course, as does keeping her friends out of harm’s way.
The anime will be handled by Passione Studio, the same company responsible for Higurashi: When They Cry – GOU as well as High School DxD HERO. Yuki Ogawa (FLCL Progressive) will direct, with Kenta Ihara (Saga of Tanya the Evil) supervising and handling script duties. Chikashi Kadekaru (JUNI TAISEN: ZODIAC WAR) will handle chief animation director duties and character designs, while Makoto Uno (High School DxD HERO) is on monster design.
The manga has been running via KADOKAWA’s ComicWalker website since November 2018. Mieruko-chan is a great gateway into the world of horror anime. It’s also a great read if you’re looking for something a little quirky with some laughs thrown in as well.
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