Adaptation based on 1992 science fiction TV drama hits Japanese TV and Crunchyroll in July of 2021
A tense new teaser trailer filled with psychic action has been published for NIGHT HEAD 2041, an upcoming TV anime based on the 1992 original science fiction TV drama about a pair of brothers gifted with extraordinary powers that are on the run from the government that seeks to capture and exploit them.
The preview video (below) features the ending theme song for the series, entitled "Zion", which is performed by Myuk.
Crunchyroll describes the story of NIGHT HEAD 2041 as follows:
It is said that humans don't use about 70% of their brains. It is believed that the mysterious powers some humans exhibit come from that part of the brain. There is a term for the 70% of the brain that doesn't get used… "NIGHT HEAD." Two men awaken in a forest. Cast out of society because of their psychic powers, two brothers named Naoto and Naoya Kirihara were kept in a research lab for psychics for the last 15 years. They hope that the reason they were able to leave the lab is because people were ready to accept and welcome psychics as a part of society, just like they were told by the head of the lab, Kyojiro Mikuriya. But what they found was Tokyo in the year 2041, where not only was the existence of mental energy completely denied, but anything from books or visuals depicting supernatural phenomena, including psychics, were completely censored. The National Security Headquarters is tasked with upholding that idea of physicalism and protect the nation by reprimanding anyone with dangerous thoughts. On the elite special task force in charge of this were two brothers. Takuya and Yuya Kuroki were abandoned by their parents when they were young and taken in by the task force. They believed that supernatural phenoma just didn't exist and never questioned their duty to chase down any dangerous criminal who thought otherwise, but one day during a mission, they meet a woman named Shoko Futami. "The barrier has been broken." Takuya and Yuya end up encountering the wandering Naoto and Naoya, as though they were guided to the psychic brothers by Shoko's words. Brothers who flee, and the brothers who chase them… The story of two sets of brothers being controlled by their destinies is about to begin.
NIGHT HEAD 2041 is directed by Takamitsu Hirakawa and features animation production by Shirogumi. The series is scheduled to begin broadcasting in Japan in July of 2021 as part of Fuji TV's "+Ultra" programming block, and it will also stream on Crunchyroll as part of the summer 2021 anime simulcast lineup.
Copyright notice: © NIGHT HEAD 2041 Production Committee
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