Earlier today, the official Pet anime website updated with a new teaser trailer and four cast members. We break the details down below.
The 51-second promo previews the events of the series in a series of rapid cuts, as dueling character dialogues jockey with one another to provide the main story beats.
The series will add the following:
- Katsuragi: Shunsuke Sakuya
- Jin: M.A.O
- Ron: Koji Yusa
- President: Nobuo Tobita
Visuals for the characters were also revealed, which you can check out below.
Pet will begin airing in January, on AT-X, BS11, Tokyo MX, and other networks, with Amazon serving as the exclusive digital distributor worldwide. The series was originally slated to air this current season, but was delayed.
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