TV anime based on fantasy manga by Yako Gureishi hits Crunchyroll and Japanese TV in January of 2020
The world has become a slightly stranger place for human beings, because a new trailer, a new key visual and a new cast member have been revealed for Somali and the Forest Spirit, an upcoming TV anime based on the fantasy manga by Yako Gureishi about a young human girl who is adopted by a Golem who guards the woods.
In Somali and the Forest Spirit, voice actress Yū Kobayashi plays Kikeela, a creature that befriends the main character, Somali.
In Somali and the Forest Spirit, the human species has been persecuted and driven to the point of extinction, and the surface world is ruled by a host of unusual-looking humanoids. One day in this strange world, Golem, the guardian of the forest, encounters a young human girl who addresses Golem as "Papa". This is the story of that fateful meeting, the father-daughter bond that grows between human being and forest guardian, and their journey together.
The original Somali and the Forest Spirit manga is serialized in North Star Pictures' Web Comic Zenyon digital manga magazine. The Somali and the Forest Spirit TV anime is directed by Kenji Yasuda and features animation production by Satelight. The series will broadcast on Japanese TV beginning in January of 2020, and it will also be available through streaming on Crunchyroll.
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