Are you ready to hunt some ghosts? Are you ready to fall in love while hunting said ghosts? Then you’re ready to watch In/Spectre, the latest yokai-fueled action-adventure anime coming to airwaves and streaming services this season. The official website for the anime revealed this week that the series will be getting a 12 episode run when it premieres this month.
These episodes will be split across four Blu-ray Disc and DVD releases in Japan, each containing three episodes. All of these volumes will also be bundled with an exclusive manga by Chasiba Katase, the author behind the original manga that In/Spectre is based on. Additionally, the first volume of the anime will be bundled with a drama CD containing an original story. The first volume is set to release on March 25th in Japan, with each volume afterward shipping out every subsequent month.
In/Spectre is based on the manga of the same name by Chasiba Katase, which launched in April 2015 in Kodansha’s Shonen Magazine R. That manga, in turn, was based on a 2011 novel by Kyo Shirodaira, who also wrote Spiral, The Record of a Fallen Vampire, and Blast of Tempest. Kodansha publishes the manga overseas in English, and describes the story as follows:
When she was still just a girl, Kotoko was kidnapped by yokai. These spirits made her into a powerful intermediary between the spirit and human worlds, but this power came at a price: an eye and a leg. Now, years later, she watches out for dangerous yokai while developing feelings for a young man named Kuro, who is also special: an incident with a yokai has given him healing powers. He’s surprised when Kotoko asks him to team up to handle renegade yokai, preserving the thin line between reality and the supernatural.
The In/Spectre anime is being produced by Brains Base, with Keiji Gotoh set to direct it. Gotoh previously worked on Kiddy Grade, Endride, and Sengoku Collection. Noburo Takagi is in charge of series scripts, having previously worked on Durarara!!, Golden Kamuy and Kuroko’s Basketball. Character design is being handled by Takatoshi Honda, who is also serving as the chief animation director. Honda was previously the conceptual designer behind RIN-NE. The group Lie and a Chameleon are writing and performing the opening theme song “Mononoke in the Fiction,” while Mamoru Miyano is performing the ending theme song “Last Dance.”