Earlier today, the official Pet anime website updated with a key visual. The image features the major characters as they fall through a surreal dreamscape.
Pet hits Japanese TV this year.
Takahiro Ōmori (Baccano!, Durarara!!) was tapped to direct Pet at Geno Studio, with Sadayuki Murai (Boogiepop Phantom, Knights of Sidonia) taking charge of series composition. Junichi Hayama (Locke the Superman: Mirror Ring, Votoms Finder) is providing character designs.
Twin Engine is listed as producing the show.
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Hiroki: Keisuke Ueda
- Tsukasa: Kishō Taniyama
- Satoru: Yuuki Ono
- Hayashi: Yasuyuki Kase
Amazon holds the digital rights to the project, and will stream the show exclusively on their platform in Japan and abroad.
Ranjō Miyake’s Pet manga originally launched in Shogakukan’s Weekly Big Comic Spirits magazine in 2002. A five-volume Remastered edition was released by publisher Enterbrain in 2009.
Manga resource Baka-Updates describes Pet as:
The story revolves around people who possess the ability to infiltrate human minds and manipulate memories. Their powers have been used in the underworld for covering up accidents, assassinations, and all manner of crimes. But these powers not only destroy others’ spirits, but also corrupt the users’ own hearts…
Sources: Animate Times