The beloved vampire novel series, Call of the Night, is finally getting an anime adaptation! The series will premiere on Fuji TV in July 2022 as part of their Noitamina (animation spelled backwards) programming block.
It airs alongside shows like Ranking of Kings, Urusei Yassura, and The Promised Neverland 2.
If you’ve never heard of it, Call of the Night (Yofukashi no Uta) is a popular shonen manga written and illustrated by Kotoyama. Kotoyama previously made the popular romantic comedy Dagashi Kashi.
The manga began serialization in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine in August 2019. Since then it has been collected in 10 volumes.
Liden Films, the studio behind Tokyo Revengers and the 2016 Berserk reboot, is producing this highly anticipated anime adaptation. The announcement was made through the release of a promo video and key visual on the official anime Twitter and website†
What is Call of the Night about?
Ko Yamori, plagued with insomnia, starts taking long walks at night to pass the time. During one of these walks, he meets an attractive female vampire named Nazuna Nanakusa.
She shows a disenfranchised Ko the joys of vampire life and as a result, Ko decides that he also wants to live the life of a night walker.
As Nazuna Ko learns the ins and outs of becoming a vampire, a relationship between the two begins to blossom. However, after the arrival of a cute friend from the past, Ko must choose between the land of the living and the dead.
The cast and staff behind Call of the Night
Tetsuya Miyanishi (Comic Girls) is the lead director and co-directs the series with Tomoyuki Itamura (The Case Study of Vanitas). Michiko Yokote (Dagashi Kashi) is writing the script, while Haruka Sagawa (Child of Kamiari Month) is responsible for the character design.
So far, they’ve only revealed two of the voice actors. The two protagonists are Sora Amamiya (The Seven Deadly Sins) as Nazuna Nanakusa and Gen Satou (Dr. Stone) as Ko Yamori.
The theme song is Yofukashi no Uta from Creepy Nuts.
Call of the Night is coming this summer, in July 2022. In the meantime you can catch up the manga†
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