Midnight Occult Civil Servants

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Midnight Occult Civil Servants
Mayonaka no Occult Kōmuin, volume 1.jpg
The cover of the first volume.
真夜中のオカルト公務員
(Mayonaka no Okaruto Kōmuin)
GenreUrban fantasy[1]
Manga
Written byYōko Tamotsu
Published byKadokawa Shoten
DemographicShōjo
MagazineMonthly Asuka
Original runMay 23, 2015 – present
Volumes8 (List of volumes)
Novel
Written byMasumi Suzuki
Published byKadokawa Shoten
ImprintKadokawa Horror Bunko
PublishedJuly 24, 2018
Anime television series
Directed byTetsuya Watanabe
Written byTatsuto Higuchi
StudioLiden Films
Licensed by
Original networkTokyo MX, SUN, BS11, KBS, TVA
Original run April 7, 2019 – present
Episodes7 (List of episodes)
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Midnight Occult Civil Servants (Japanese: 真夜中のオカルト公務員, Hepburn: Mayonaka no Okaruto Kōmuin) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yōko Tamotsu. The manga has inspired a novelization by Masumi Suzuki, and an anime television series adaptation by Liden Films premiered on April 7, 2019. The anime series is licensed in North America under a Crunchyroll-Funimation partnership.[2][3]

Characters[edit]

Arata Miyako (宮古 新, Miyako Arata)
Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama[4] (Japanese)
A decendant of Abe no Seimei, he resembles his ancestor and possesses "Ears of Sand" giving him the ability to understand the languages of the Anothers.
Kyōichi Sakaki (榊 京一, Sakaki Kyōichi)
Voiced by: Tomoaki Maeno[5] (Japanese)
Section head
Seo Himetsuka (姫塚セオ, Himetsuka Seo)
Voiced by: Miyu Irino[5] (Japanese)
Called Theo by his co-workers. Grew up in Britain so prefers using primary names. He designs and creates a lot of the materials used by the department (and other prefecture departments).
Reiji Senda (仙田礼二, Senda Reiji)
Voiced by: Kōji Yusa[5] (Japanese)
Department Chief, the boss.
Satoru Kanoichi (狩野 悟, Kanoichi Satoru)
Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai[5] (Japanese)
Huehuecóyotl (ウェウェコヨトル, Wewekoyotoru)
Voiced by: Shunichi Toki[5] (Japanese)
An Aztec god of chaos, a trickster god. Renamed Kohaku by Abe no Seimei
Yuki (ユキ)
Voiced by: Kazutomi Yamamoto[5] (Japanese)
An Another in the form of a nekomata (a cat with 2 tails) who takes the form of a white cat with blue eyes. He was tasked with guarding the storehouse at Miyako's family home by one of Arata's ancestors. He was a playmate of Arata when he was a child.

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

Yōko Tamotsu launched the manga in Kadokawa Shoten's shōjo manga magazine Monthly Asuka on May 23, 2015.[6][1] The manga is also serialized online on Kadokawa's Comic Newtype magazine.[1]

No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBN
1 December 26, 2015[7]ISBN 9784041036600
2 January 26, 2016[8]ISBN 9784041036617
3 June 25, 2016[9]ISBN 9784041045435
4 November 26, 2016[10]ISBN 9784041051047
5 April 24, 2017[11]ISBN 9784041055571
6 September 23, 2017[12]ISBN 9784041060780
7 February 24, 2018[13]ISBN 9784041060803
8 June 23, 2018[14]ISBN 9784041070444

Novel[edit]

A novelization by Masumi Suzuki was published by Kadokawa under their Kadokawa Horror Bunko label on July 24, 2018 (ISBN 9784041065990).[15]

Anime[edit]

An anime television series adaptation was announced on June 21, 2018.[1] The series will be directed by Tetsuya Watanabe and written by Tatsuto Higuchi, with animation by studio Liden Films. Eriko Itō is designing the characters. The series premiered on April 7, 2019 on Tokyo MX, SUN, BS11, KBS, and TVA.[4][16] Jun Fukuyama will perform the series' opening theme song "dis-communicate",[17] while Shunichi Toki will perform the series' ending theme song "Yakusoku no Overture".[18] An original animation DVD is scheduled to be released in November 22, 2019, bundled with the 12th manga volume.[19]

No.Title [20]Original air date [21]
1"Angels and Tengu Above the Shinjuku Skyline"
Transcription: "Shinjuku Jōkū no Tengu to Tenshi" (Japanese: 新宿上空の天狗と天使)
April 7, 2019 (2019-04-07)
2"The White Nekomata of Kagurazaka"
Transcription: "Kagurazaka no Shiroi Nekomata" (Japanese: 神楽坂の白い猫又)
April 14, 2019 (2019-04-14)
3"The Trickster with Amber Eyes"
Transcription: "Kohaku no Hitomi no Torikkusutā" (Japanese: 琥珀の瞳のトリックスター)
April 21, 2019 (2019-04-21)
4"Fixed-Point Observation in Kabukicho"
Transcription: "Kabuki'chō no Teiten Kansoku" (Japanese: 歌舞伎町の定点観測)
April 28, 2019 (2019-04-28)
5"The Parallel World Elevator of the City Hall Observation Deck"
Transcription: "Tochō Tenbō-Shitsu no Isekai Erebētā" (Japanese: 都庁展望室の異世界エレベーター)
May 5, 2019 (2019-05-05)
6"Devil and Sense of Loss"
Transcription: "Akuma to Sōshitsukan" (Japanese: 悪魔と喪失感)
May 12, 2019 (2019-05-12)
7"Sense of Loss and Proof of Despair"
Transcription: "Sōshitsukan to Zetsubō no Shōmei" (Japanese: 喪失感と絶望の証明)
May 19, 2019 (2019-05-19)

Shown on Funimation Channel US Sundays starting April 28, 2019

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Pineda, Rafael Antonio (June 21, 2018). "Urban Fantasy Manga Mayonaka no Occult Kōmuin Gets TV Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  2. ^ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-04-12/funimation-streams-midnight-occult-civil-servants-million-arthur-anime/.145682
  3. ^ "Funimation President: 'We Tried to Renew Deal with Crunchyroll'". Anime News Network. December 14, 2018. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Pineda, Rafael Antonio (July 6, 2018). "Mayonaka no Occult Kōmuin Anime's Video Reveals 2019 Premiere". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d e f Sherman, Jennifer (November 8, 2018). "Mayonaka no Occult Kōmuin Anime's 2nd Promo Video Reveals More Cast". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  6. ^ "ASUKAにSound Horizon原作「Elysion」下敷き、次号はCLAMP「X」色紙が付属". Natalie (in Japanese). May 23, 2015. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  7. ^ "真夜中のオカルト公務員 第1巻". Kadokawa Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  8. ^ "真夜中のオカルト公務員 第2巻". Kadokawa Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  9. ^ "真夜中のオカルト公務員 第3巻". Kadokawa Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  10. ^ "真夜中のオカルト公務員 第4巻". Kadokawa Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  11. ^ "真夜中のオカルト公務員 第5巻". Kadokawa Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  12. ^ "真夜中のオカルト公務員 第6巻". Kadokawa Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  13. ^ "真夜中のオカルト公務員 第7巻". Kadokawa Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  14. ^ "真夜中のオカルト公務員 第8巻". Kadokawa Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  15. ^ "真夜中のオカルト公務員". Kadokawa Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  16. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (March 15, 2019). "Mayonaka no Occult Kōmuin Anime's 3rd Promo Video Reveals April 7 Premiere". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 15, 2019.
  17. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (January 26, 2019). "Jun Fukuyama Performs Opening Theme for Mayonaka no Occult Kōmuin Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  18. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (February 17, 2019). "Shun'ichi Toki Performs Ending Theme for Mayonaka no Occult Kōmuin Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  19. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (February 25, 2019). "Mayonaka no Occult Kōmuin Manga's 12th Volume Listed With Original Anime DVD". Anime News Network. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  20. ^ "ストーリー | テレビアニメ「真夜中のオカルト公務員」公式サイト" (in Japanese). たもつ葉子/KADOKAWA. Retrieved April 9, 2019.
  21. ^ "夜中のオカルト公務員|アニメ|TOKYO MX" (in Japanese). Tokyo MX. Retrieved April 9, 2019.

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