The manga Call of the Night by Kotoyama is getting an anime adaptation. The anime will debut in July, and meanwhile we’ve been given a teaser trailer with some information on the cast and crew. In it we can also hear the theme song “Yofukashi no Uta” (“Call of the Night” in English) being performed by Creepy Nuts.
Two members of the cast have been revealed: Gen Sato plays Kо Yamori and Sora Amamiya plays Nazuna Nanakusa.
The anime director is Tomoyuki Itamura, and the chief director is Tetsuya Miyanishi, who previously worked on Josee, The Tiger and the Fish. The scripts are being written by Michiko Yokote of Bleach and Cowboy Bebop. Character design falls to Haruka Sagawa of Happy-Go-Lucky Days.
The original manga debuted in Weekly Shonen Jump during the summer of 2019. The eighth volume came out in July, with the ninth volume scheduled to be released next week. In Japan, the compiled volumes are published by Shogakukan. VIZ Media releases the manga in English, and gave this description of it:
“Nanakusa is a vampire. That’s okay with human Ko. He wants to be one too. But transformation doesn’t come that easily…
When Nazuna invites Ko to spend the night at her place in an abandoned building, he’s stoked! But then he awakens to kisses on his neck with a little too much bite to them… Is it just the delicious taste of his blood that makes her meet him night after night for late-night adventures, conversation and…naps? Or something else? Then, when a cute girl from Yamori’s past shows up and competes for his attention, his budding relationship with the undead is put to the test!”
Have you read the manga? Are you interested in checking out this anime when it debuts next year?
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.