The upcoming sci-fi yuri anime Otherside Picnic received two new commercials featuring the opening song “Minikui Ikimono,” which roughly means “unsightly creature”, by ChiCO with HoneyWorks.
Otherside Picnic is set to premiere on January 4, 2021. The anime is based on the manga written by Iori Miyazawa and illustrated by shirakaba.
The staff includes Takuya Satou (Fragtime, Kase-san and Morning Glories) as director and series composer, Ayumi Nishihata (Kuromukuro) as character designer and chief animation director, and Ema Kazutaka (prop designer on Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle) as creature designer.
Other staff include Hiroki Atsumoto (The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me?) as art director, You Iwaida (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Season 3) as color designer, Takeshi Kuchiba (Fragtime) as photography director, Yuuya Shiraishi as 3D director, and Takeshi Watanabe (Girls Beyond the Wasteland) as music composer. Miki Sato is performing the show’s ending song. LIDENFILMS and FelixFilm are handling the animation production.
Otherside Picnic‘s cast includes Yumiri Hanamori (Akudama Drive) as Sorao Kamikoshi, Ai Kayano (Sword Art Online Alicization War of Underworld) as Toriko Nishina, Rina Hidaka (The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done!) as Kozakura, and Miyu Tomita (Talentless Nana) as Akari Seto.
J Novel Club describes the manga’s synopsis as:
Her first encounter with Toriko Nishina was on the Otherside after seeing “that thing” and nearly dying. Ever since that day, exhausted university student Sorawo Kamikoshi’s life changed. In this Otherworld, full of mystery, which exists alongside our own, dangerous beings like the Kunekune and Hasshaku-sama that are spoken of in real ghost stories appear. For research, for profit, and to find an important person, Toriko and Sorawo set foot into the abnormal. A tale of two girls’ bizarre exploration and survival, brought to you by an up-and-coming Sci-fi author!
Source: Good Smile Film YouTube channel