The manga “Mieruko chan,” which translates to “The Girl Who Sees ‘Them,'” is getting an anime adaptation this year. A story classified as a “horror-comedy” since the main character is actively trying to deny the terrifying supernatural forces that are roaming the world that only she can see while still attempting to keep her friends and the beings themselves in the dark.
Passione (Higurashi: When They Cry – Gou) will work on the anime production. Yuki Ogawa, who is best known for directing the TV anime Interspecies Reviewers, has been tapped to direct. He declares, “Since I’m not good at horror stories, I empathized with Miko and sympathized with her throughout the tale. I want to do whatever I can to convey Miko’s emotions to everyone.”
On Twitter, the Mieruko Chan manga creator expresses his delight at the news with illustration
In the world of anime, 2021 will be a major year for horror, not only because of this upcoming Mieruko Chan series from Passione Studio but also because of the horror adaptation of Uzumaki. The latter was created by Junji Ito, one of the most well-known horror mangakas, and will debut on Adult Swim later this year, enabling viewers to experience horror in a variety of ways.
Between 1998 and 1999, Ito wrote the story for the serialized publication Big Spirit Comics. As with many Ito novels, the plot revolves around a small suburban community faced with strange, mysterious, and ever-increasing supernatural powers. This force is nothing more than a spiral. The Spiral form can be found all over nature, but the town’s obsession with them is slowly manifesting itself as a plague throughout the town, distorting people’s minds as well as their bodies.
Yuki Ogawa (FLCL Progressive, Miru Tights, Interspecies Reviewers) is directing the anime at Passione. Kenta Ihara (Saga of Tanya the Evil, Cautious Hero, Shachibato! President, It’s Time for Battle!) is supervising and writing the series scripts. Chikashi Kadekaru (Juni Taisen: Zodiac War, For Whom the Alchemist Exists) is designing the characters and is also the chief animation director. Makoto Uno (High School DxD Hero, Interspecies Reviewers) is designing the monsters.
Key Takeaways for Mieruko Chan and Trailer
- Mieruko Chan anime adaptation will be helmed by Passione
- The manga has been praised for its masterful mix of horror and comedy
- The anime is slated for a 2021 airing date
- 2021 is the year for horror anime
The manga has received a mostly positive response from its audiences, with fans praising the series’ horror and comedy elements. The art style and pacing of “Mieruko-chan” were lauded by MyAnimeList reviewers, with some praising the fleshed-out characters and the deeper thematic significance of some of the arcs.