Somber Journey Begins in Somali and the Forest Spirit TV Anime Trailer

New cast members and key visuals revealed for upcoming Crunchyroll Co-production based on Yako Gureishi's manga

Somali, a human girl disguised as a monster, experiences a bustling marketplace in a scene from the upcoming Somali and the Forest Spirit TV anime.


A new trailer, a new key visual, new cast members, and new broadcast details have been revealed for Somali and the Forest Spirit, an upcoming Crunchyroll Co-production based on the fantasy manga by Yako Gureishi about a young human girl who forms a unique bond with a golem that is charged with protecting the forest. The new cast members include:


  • Shô Hayami as Musurika.
  • Tomokazu Seki as Kokilia.
  • Ai Kayano as Hazel.
  • Ayahi Takagahi as Praline.
  • And Rie Shibata as Rosa.



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 "Dad". This is the story of that fateful meeting, the father-daughter bond that grows between human being and forest guardian, and their journey together.


A new key visual for the upcoming Somali and the Forest Spirit TV anime, featuring the human girl Somali and her guardian, Golem.


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 in Japan on Tokyo MX, BS NTV, and AbemaTV beginning in January of 2020, and it will also be distributed via streaming on Crunchyroll as part of the Winter 2020 simulcast lineup.





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