Magic and mysteries await in Crunchyroll’s latest additions!
Magical Somera-chan will kick off at 10:45AM Pacific (1:45PM Eastern), and will be available to all Crunchyroll subscribers outside of Asia. The Perfect Insider will begin fifteen minutes later, at 11:00AM Pacific (2PM Eastern). The series will be available to subscribers in the United States, Canada, Central and South America, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa.
Magical Somera-chan is based on a four-panel comic by Ai Mai Mii creator Choborau Nyopomi. Itsuki Imazaki is pulling the trifecta as director, writer, and character designer for the project while studio Seven produces the animation.
Crunchyroll describes the show as follows:
From the studio that produced I Can’t Understand What My Husband Is Saying, Dream Creation returns this season with the animated short Fushigi na Somera-chan. Somera Nonomoto is the strongest NEET who has inherited the invincible “Nonomoto Mahou-ken” from her late mother. The short anime focuses on the daily life of Somera and the people around her.
Former AKB48 idol Sayaka Nakaya will play the role of Somera while her younger sister Kukuru will be played by Kaede Hondo, who previously had roles in Kami-sama Minarai: Himitsu no Cocotama and Aoharu x Machingun.
The Perfect Insider is based on Hiroshi Mori’s 1996 mystery novel Subete ga F ni Naru: The Perfect Insider. Mamoru Kanbe (Demon Prince Enma) is helming the project at A-1 Pictures. Kenji Kawai (Eden of the East, Ghost in the Shell) is providing the musical score.
Crunchyroll describes the series as follows:
Based on the award-winning novel Subete ga F ni Naru by Hiroshi Mori, The Perfect Insider finds Sohei Saikawa, a member of the Saikawa Research Lab, and Moe Nishinosono, the daughter of his mentor, on vacation when they discover a corpse. The two then work together to solve the mysteries of what becomes a serial murder case.
The character designs are by manga-ka Inio Asano, best known for his works such as Solanin and Goodnight Pun Pun, with animation production by A-1 Pictures, whose long list of works includes the Sword Art Online series and Your Lie in April. Yasuyuki Kase, Kankuro in the Naruto series, stars as Sohei, and Atsumi Tanezaki, Lilith in MONSTER MUSUME EVERYDAY LIFE WITH MONSTER GIRLS, plays Moe.
The book received a manga adaptation in 2001, a visual novel in 2002, and live-action drama series in 2014.