Horror Comedy Anime Mieruko-chan Kicks Off Spooky Season with New Visual

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Liam Dempsey
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Boo! Spooky season is just around the corner, but horror-comedy anime Mieruko-chan broke out a surprise early scare with this horrifying new visual:

A few additional cast members were also announced, bringing in Yuichi Nakamura (Jujutsu Kaisen) as Zen Tono, Ikuko Tani (Kemono Jihen) as Godmother and Yumiri Hanamori (Kageki Shojo!!) as Kyousuke Yotsuya.

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Tomoki Izumi’s horror comedy manga Mieruko-chan, currently published by Yen Press, follows a student named Miko, who wakes up one day to find that she’s suddenly able to see grotesque beings.

These supernatural creatures stalk Miko everywhere she goes, which leads to some terrifying and hilarious situations as she does her best to pretend she can’t see them. Ignoring them proves difficult, of course, as does keeping her friends out of harm’s way.

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Along for the ride is Sora Amamiya (Rent-a-Girlfriend) as the troubled Miko Yotsuya, Kaede Hondo (BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense.) as best friend Hana Yurikawa and Ayane Sakura (The Day I Became a God) as the ambitious Yuria Niguredo.

Yuki Ogawa (FLCL Progressive episode director) is directing the anime at Passione, the studio behind Higurashi: When They Cry – SOTSU. Joining him is Kenta Ihara (Saga of Tanya the Evil) as scriptwriter, Chikashi Kadekaru (JUNI TAISEN: ZODIAC WAR) as character designer and chief animation director and Kana Utatane (RE-MAIN) as music composer.

This anime won’t be one to ignore, so don’t miss the premiere when it drops on October 3, right here on Funimation!

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Will you be watching Mieruko-chan next season? Share this post and let us know! And stay tuned to Funimation for the latest news on all things anime, this season and beyond.

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