‘Yofukashi no Uta’ is a Japanese romantic comedy manga written by Kotoyama and published by Shogakukan through the Shōnen Sunday Comics imprint. The story follows a young student who meets a mysterious girl who turns out to be a vampire. It was released in the United States through Viz Media as ‘Call of the Night’ and now the Japanese animation studio Liden Films announced an anime adaption is in the works.
Funimation reports, “Vampires have been all the rage this year, and the trend is only going to continue into the next! An anime adaptation of Kotoyama’s Call of the Night manga is coming to the renowned Noitamina programming block in July 2022, which broadcast such hits as The Promised Neverland, PSYCHO-PASS and the current Ranking of Kings.”
“The teaser trailer previews the first meeting of Ko Yamori, played by Gen Sato (Dr. STONE), and Nazuna Nanakusa, played by Sora Amamiya (Mieruko-chan), to the tune of Creepy Nuts’ (Ninja Slayer) theme song,” they continue. “With plenty of vampire experience already under their belt as directors on The Case Study of Vanitas and the Monogatari series, Tetsuya Miyanishi and Tomoyuki Itamura are helming the production at studio LIDENFILMS (Tokyo Revengers), joined by Michiko Yokote (The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!) on series composition and Haruka Sagawa (Child of Kamiari Month) on character design.”
Liden Films also released a poster for the series:
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MyAnimeList describes the plot:
“Kou Yamori seems like a typical middle school student on the surface. Relatively good at studies and amiable with his classmates, he puts a lot of effort into maintaining this facade. One day, however, he decides to stop pretending and quits school, developing insomnia as a result of having no daytime outlet for his energy. When taking walks alone at night, he feels marginally better, though he is aware that his inability to sleep should be considered a serious problem.
On one such walk, Kou meets a weird girl, Nazuna Nanakusa, who diagnoses the cause of his sleeplessness: despite making changes in his life, he is still holding himself back from experiencing true freedom. She says that he won’t be able to sleep unless he is satisfied with how he spends his waking hours. When it appears that she has resolved his current worries, Nazuna invites him back to her apartment to share her futon. After a while, unaware that he is only feigning unconsciousness, she leans over him—and bites his neck!”
The show is set to be released on Fuji TV. No information yet on whether the anime will receive an English dub.