Crunchyroll's surprise, quirky supernatural hit anime adaptation In/Spectre will be returning for a second season this January. To promote the upcoming series, the show's official Twitter account has released a new promo video.
The second season of In/Spectre will begin airing in Japan on January 8.
Visit the shows official website at https://kyokousuiri.jp/
The above promo contains a snippet of the show's OP theme song, Yotogibanashi (Tale for a Vigil) by KanoeRana. The jpop idol previously provided the ED theme song for Fly Me to the Moon.
In/Spectre first began as a novel in Japan back in 2011 from writer Kyo Shirodaira and featured illustrations by Hiro Kyohara. A manga adaptation started in 2015 from artist Chasiba Katase, who also took over providing illustrations for the novel in 2019. The manga series is currently serialized in Japan as a digitly-only series in Monthly Shōnen Magazine. To date, 17 volumes have been released.
In 2018, the series was nominated for the Best Shōnen Manga at the 42nd annual Kodansha Manga Awards.
A 12-episode anime adaptation from Brains Base was released during the Winter 2020 anime season on January 12, 2020. The anime covers the first 6 volumes of the manga series. Keiji Gotoh returns as director for the second season, along with writer Noboru Takagi. The anime's second season was originally set to be released in October 2022, but was delayed to January 2023 for unknown reasons.
The 17-year-old Kotoko has a unique situation. When she was a child, she was kidnapped by spirits called yōkai, and returned missing one leg and one eye. Since then, she has been able to communicate with otherworldly forces, both benevolent and dangerous. Kotoko is alone in her power until she learns that the crush she's watched from afar, Kurō, has had his own encounter with yōkai! As if being touched by the supernatural wasn't enough, Kurō's personal life is also in shambles. With their shared experiences and understanding, Kotoko and Kurō form a partnership to deal with mysteries, from ancient demons to the ghost of an idol. But for a girl who's used to dealing with spirits, winning love might prove to be the bigger challenge!