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
MagazineMonthly Asuka
DemographicShōjo
Original runMay 23, 2015 – present
Volumes12 (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
Music byEvan Call
StudioLiden Films
Licensed by
Original networkTokyo MX, SUN, BS11, KBS, TVA
Original run April 7, 2019 June 23, 2019
Episodes12 + 3 OVA (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 aired from April 7 to June 23, 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); Brandon McInnis (English)[5]
A descendant 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[6] (Japanese); J. Michael Tatum[5] (English)
Section head.
Seo Himetsuka (姫塚セオ, Himetsuka Seo)
Voiced by: Miyu Irino[6] (Japanese); Stephen Fu (English)[5]
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[6] (Japanese); Aaron Roberts (English)[5]
Department Chief, the boss.
Satoru Kanoichi (狩野 悟, Kanoichi Satoru)
Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai[6]
Huehuecóyotl (ウェウェコヨトル, Wewekoyotoru)
Voiced by: Shunichi Toki[6] (Japanese); Christopher Wehkamp (English)[5]
An Aztec god of chaos, a trickster god. Renamed Kohaku by Abe no Seimei.
Yuki (ユキ)
Voiced by: Kazutomi Yamamoto[6] (Japanese); Wendy Powell (English)[5]
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.[7][1] The manga is also serialized online on Kadokawa's Comic Newtype magazine.[1]

No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBN
1 December 26, 2015[8]ISBN 978-4-04-103660-0
2 January 26, 2016[9]ISBN 978-4-04-103661-7
3 June 25, 2016[10]ISBN 978-4-04-104543-5
4 November 26, 2016[11]ISBN 978-4-04-105104-7
5 April 24, 2017[12]ISBN 978-4-04-105557-1
6 September 23, 2017[13]ISBN 978-4-04-106078-0
7 February 24, 2018[14]ISBN 978-4-04-106080-3
8 June 23, 2018[15]ISBN 978-4-04-107044-4
9 December 22, 2018[16]ISBN 978-4-04-107597-5
10 March 22, 2019[17]ISBN 978-4-04-108000-9
11 July 24, 2019[18]ISBN 978-4-04-108220-1
12 November 22, 2019[19][20]ISBN 978-4-04-108221-8
ISBN 978-4-04-108223-2 (SP)

Novel[edit]

A novelization by Masumi Suzuki was published by Kadokawa under their Kadokawa Horror Bunko label on July 24, 2018 (ISBN 9784041065990).[21]

Anime[edit]

An anime television series adaptation was announced on June 21, 2018.[1] The series is directed by Tetsuya Watanabe and written by Tatsuto Higuchi, with animation by studio Liden Films. Eriko Itō is designing the characters. The series aired from April 7 to June 23, 2019 on Tokyo MX, SUN, BS11, KBS, and TVA.[4][22] Jun Fukuyama performed the series' opening theme song "dis-communicate",[23] while Shunichi Toki performed the series' ending theme song "Yakusoku no Overture".[24] A two-episode OVA titled "Hitori Bocchi no Kyūketsuki" was bundled with the series' Blu-ray release on September 25, 2019.[25] An original animation DVD was released on November 22, 2019, bundled with the 12th manga volume.[26]

No.Title [27] [a]Original air date [28]
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"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)
8"Old Coyote and the Garden of Falling Stars"
Transcription: "Oita Koyōte to Hoshi Furu Niwa" (Japanese: 老いたコヨーテと星降る庭)
May 26, 2019 (2019-05-26)
9"The Dream Demon of the Haunted Apartment Block"
Transcription: "Yūrei Danchi no Naitomea" (Japanese: 幽霊団地の夢魔ナイトメア)
June 2, 2019 (2019-06-02)
10"White Cocoons and Blue Flames"
Transcription: "Shiroi Mayu to Aoi Honō" (Japanese: 白い繭と青い炎)
June 9, 2019 (2019-06-09)
11"The Ears of Sand and the Guts of a New Employee"
Transcription: "Suna no Mimi to Shinjin no Konjō" (Japanese: 砂の耳と新人の根性)
June 16, 2019 (2019-06-16)
12"Shinjuku Ward Nocturnal Community Relations Division"
Transcription: "Shinjuku-ku Yakan Chi'iki Kōryūka" (Japanese: 新宿区夜間地域交流課)
June 23, 2019 (2019-06-23)
13 (OVA 3)"The Blind Alley, The Boy, and I"
Transcription: "Fukurokouji to Ano Ko to Ore to" (Japanese: 袋小路とあの子と俺と)
November 22, 2019 (2019-11-22)
14 (OVA 1)"Lonely Vampire"
Transcription: "Hitoribocchi no Vanpaia" (Japanese: ひとりぼっちの吸血鬼ヴァンパイア)
September 25, 2019 (2019-09-25)
15 (OVA 2)"Beneath the Cherry Tree Forest in Full Bloom"
Transcription: "Sakura no Mori no Mankai no Shita" (Japanese: サクラの森の満開の下)
September 25, 2019 (2019-09-25)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ All English episode titles taken from Crunchyroll.

References[edit]

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