The Human Mind is a Battlefield in "pet" TV Anime Trailer

Adaptation based on seinen manga by Ranjou Miyake hits Japanese TV and Amazon Prime Video in January of 2020

Main character Hiroki is surrounded by floating flower petals in a scene from the upcoming pet TV anime.


A psychedelic new trailer, the opening theme song performer, and the Japanese broadcast schedule have been revealed for pet, an upcoming TV anime based on the seinen manga by Ranjou Miyake about a group of people with malicious psychic powers that allow them to manipulate human memories.


The opening theme song, entitled "Chou no Tobu Suizou" ("An Aquarium Where Butterflies Fly"), is performed by TK from Ling tosite Sigure. The new trailer samples this song, which will be released on CD in Japan on January 22, 2020.



The story of pet follows a group of psychics that have the power to telepathically dive into the minds of other people in order to manipulate their memories. This power is often used for hiding the evidence of crimes (such as assassination), and it corrupts the hearts of those who wield it. The people who practice this fearful ability are known as "pets", a term of loathing and contempt. Hiroki and Tsukasa are two such "pets" who share a special connection, but a secret organization known as "The Company" takes advantage of their bond and uses them for nefarious purposes.


Adrift in a psychedelic mind-scape, Hiroki, Tsukasa, and Satoru dive deep into another person's mind in a key visual for the pet TV anime.


Originally published by Shogakukan, the Pet: Remaster Edition manga is currently published in Japan by Kadokawa under their Beam Comic imprint. The pet TV anime is directed by Takahiro Omori and features animation production by Geno Studio. The series will broadcast in Japan according to the following TV schedule:


  • Tokyo MX: every Monday during the 22:00 time slot beginning on January 06, 2020.
  • BS11: every Monday during the 23:00 time slot beginning on January 06, 2020.
  • AT-X: every Monday during the 23:00 time slot beginning on January 06, 2020, with repeat broadcasts on Wednesdays at 15:00 and Saturdays at 7:00.


The pet TV anime will also be digitally distributed in Japan and other world markets via streaming on Amazon Prime Video.




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