Written by: Nicole Castro
Published on: November 11, 2021 at 11:30 PHT (GMT+8)
Official channels have announced that Kotoyama's vampire manga series Call of the Night is inspiring an anime adaptation by LIDENFILMS. It is scheduled to air in July 2022 on Fuji TV's Noitamina programming block.
Below is the teaser visual featuring Nazuna Nanakusa (CV: Sora Amamiya).
As shown in the teaser promotional video (PV) below, protagonist Kou Yamori is voiced by Gen Satou, while the show's main theme will be sung by Creepy Nuts.
Original work: Kotoyama (serialized in Shogakukan's "Weekly Shonen Sunday")
Director: Tomoyuki Itamura
Chief director: Tetsuya Miyanishi
Screenplay: Michiko Yokote
Character design: Haruka Sagawa
Animation production: LIDENFILMS
Theme song: Creepy Nuts
About Call of the Night
Call of the Night (Japanese: よふかしのうた, Romaji: Yofukashi no Uta) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kotoyama. It has been serialized in Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday since August 2019. In North America, the manga is licensed for English release by Viz Media.
Synopsis from MAL:
Kou Yamori seems like a typical middle school student on the surface. Relatively good at studies and amiable with his classmates, he puts a lot of effort into maintaining this facade. One day, however, he decides to stop pretending and quits school, developing insomnia as a result of having no daytime outlet for his energy. When taking walks alone at night, he feels marginally better, though he is aware that his inability to sleep should be considered a serious problem.
On one such walk, Kou meets a weird girl, Nazuna Nanakusa, who diagnoses the cause of his sleeplessness: despite making changes in his life, he is still holding himself back from experiencing true freedom. She says that he won't be able to sleep unless he is satisfied with how he spends his waking hours. When it appears that she has resolved his current worries, Nazuna invites him back to her apartment to share her futon. After a while, unaware that he is only feigning unconsciousness, she leans over him—and bites his neck!