Satelight announced on Saturday that the studio was developing a TV anime show adaptation of Yako Gureishi’s Somali to Mori no Kamisama (Somali and the Forest Spirit) manga. Kenji Yasuda (Macross Delta) will direct the anime and Ikuko Ito (Princess Tutu) will serve as characters designer.
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.