The official anime website for Somali to Mori no Kamisama (Somali and the Forest Spirit) series has unveiled a new key visual. The new anime series YouTube Channel also began streaming the show’s new promotional video. The teaser trailer features the opening theme song performed by Naotarou Moriyama.
Satelight is developing the television anime show adaptation of Yako Gureishi’s manga. Kenji Yasuda (Macross Delta) will direct the anime and Ikuko Ito (Princess Tutu) will serve as characters designer. Somali and the Forest Spirit new anime will premiere January 2020.
The manga is set in a world ruled by spirits and monsters, and where humans are persecuted and driven to the brink of extinction. In a certain forest, a golem – the guardian of the forest – and a little girl meet. Their journey as surrogate father and daughter to each other begins.
Gureishi began serialization of the manga in Tokuma Shoten’s Web Comic Zenyon web manga site in April 2015.