New Kemono Jihen trailer is exciting and anime artwork is gorgeous — watch

Ooh, now this looks exciting — the upcoming Kemono Jihen anime just got its first trailer and, wow, if the entire anime is as beautifully drawn as the artwork in the trailer, and as exciting, then count me in.

The Kemono Jihen trailer debuted on today’s ‘Jump Special Anime Festa‘ livestream event, and is now also streaming on the anime’s official website.

The anime series is based on the manga Kemono Jihen by Sho Aimoto.

The Kemono Jihen story

It tells the story of what happens when animals in a remote village begin to die and then rot away in the space of just one night. A paranormal investigator called Inugami arrives from Tokyo and begins to investigate.


Soon he meets a young boy who is nicknamed ‘Dorotabo’ by the other children in the village. Shunned by them, Dorotabo, whose nickname is the name of a ghost, doesn’t go to school but works in the fields instead.

He begins to help Inugami find out what’s going on but, in the process, Inugami begins to wonder is the boy really human or is he something else?


The various characters in Kemono Jihen look fascinating

Kemono Jihen‘s heavy-weight cast includes Natsumi Fujiwara (Tokyo Ghoul: re) as Kabane Kusaka, Junichi Suwabe (Black Butler) as Kohachi Inugami, Ayumu Murase (Haikyu!!) as Akira, Natsuki Hanae (Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma) as Shiki Tademaru and Daisuke Ono (Attack on Titan) as Mihai.


Kemono Jihen is being directed by Masaya Fujimori (Izetta: The Last Witch), Noburu Kimura (Gundam Build Divers) is in charge of scripts and series composition and Nozomi Tachibana (Animation Director for ClassicaLoid) will be character designer. (Article cont. below…)

Makanai in the Maiko Lodge anime on NHK World in 2021 with possible English subs or dubs

The anime series is being animated at Ajia-do Animation Works (How Not to Summon a Demon Lord), with background art by Studio Inspired (A Silent Voice).

The Kemono Jihen anime will premiere in January, 2021.

Now watch the just-released Kemono Jihen trailer below, check out the key visual above and then tell me this doesn’t look really freaking exciting!


Michelle Topham