Kodoani.com – Official website of the manga adaptation In / Spectre (Kyokō Suiri aka Invented Interface) by Kyo Shirodaira and Chasiba Katase revealed two new voice casts, an October premiere date and new visuals for the anime’s second season on Friday.
Two new cast members include:
Makoto Furukawa as Masayuki Muroi, a stern-looking 32-year-old man who has lost faith in humanity
Aoi Yūki as Yuki-Onna, a snow spirit girl who lives in the mountains and has a connection with Masayuki
Keiji Gotoh (Kiddy Grade, Endride, Sengoku Collection) is returning to direct the anime’s second season at Brains Base, and Noboru Takagi (Durarara!!, Golden Kamuy, Kuroko’s Basketball) is again in charge of the series’ scripts. Kentarou Matsumoto (D-Frag! , animation director for In/Spectre season 1) is the character designer and animation director. NAS is producing the project.
The first season of the anime was co-produced by Crunchyroll and is part of the Crunchyroll Originals team. The series premiered in Japan in January 2020 and has aired for 12 episodes. Crunchyroll also streamed the English dub for the anime.
Takatoshi Honda (RIN-NE concept designer) designed the characters and served as animation director for the anime’s first season.
Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga in English and it describes the supernatural mystery romance:
When she was still just a girl, Kotoko was kidnapped by yokai. These spirits make her a powerful intermediary between the spirit world and humans, but this power comes at a cost: one eye and one leg. Now, years later, she watches out for dangerous yokai while developing feelings for a young man named Kuro who is also very special: an incident with a yokai gave him healing powers. He is surprised when Kotoko asks him to cooperate in dealing with the treacherous yokai, protecting the thin line between reality and the supernatural.
Katase launched the manga based on Shirodaira’s 2011 novel (Spiral, The Record of a Fallen Vampire, Blast of Tempest) in Kodansha’s Shounen Magazine R in April 2015. The manga’s 16th volume was published in December 2021.