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Jonathan Ross to Host Crunchyroll Anime Premiere at MCM Comic Con London

Date: 2019 October 21 20:42

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It's geek super event MCM Comic Con London this weekend. Anime streaming service Crunchyroll have just revealed that Jonathan Ross will host the UK Premiere of brand new anime at MCM Comic Con London. The premiere is for two anime titles - In/Spectre and Somali and the Forest Spirit.

The screening will be at the Main Stage, Friday 25 October 2019 from 5pm to 7pm.

It's well known that Jonathan Ross is an anime fan. He's made a few shows about manga and going to Japan. Plus he commissioned creepy-artist artist Junko Mizuno to create the logo for his production company Hotsauce TV.

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Press release as follows:

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In/Spectre: ©Kyo Shirodaira, Chashiba Katase, KODANSHA/ "In/Spectre" Production Committee.

Self-confessed anime fan Jonathan Ross introduces In/Spectre and Somali and the Forest Spirit!

Somali and the Forest Spirit: ©YAKO GUREISHI/NSP/Somali and the Forest Spirit PROJECT,mixer

Crunchyroll, the world's most popular anime brand, is thrilled to announce that anime fan Jonathan Ross will host the UK premiere screening of two brand new anime programmes that have not yet been aired in Europe at this year's MCM Comic-Con London on Friday October 25th at 5pm.

The screening will consist of the first two episodes of In/Spectre, a supernatural mystery thriller from the creator of Blast of Tempest and The Record of a Fallen Vampire, and Somali and the Forest Spirit, based on the fantasy manga by Yako Gureishi.

These brand new programmes had their world premiere at Crunchyroll Expo in California in August 2019 and will not be aired on the platform until 2020.

Host Jonathan Ross says: "It's no secret that I love anime and I'm excited to see this sneak preview of two of Crunchyroll's exciting new shows. I hope that if you haven't yet caught the anime bug, you can come along and enjoy a world that has brought me so much pleasure over the years."

With more than 50 million registered users and 2 million subscribers worldwide, Crunchyroll has the largest collection of anime for its fans to enjoy. To find out more about Crunchyroll, head to its stand - S610 - at MCM Comic-Con, which will be bigger and better than ever, so make sure you check it out.

Screening details:

Main Stage, Friday 25 October

5pm - 7pm

MCM London, ExCel Centre

Programme Synopsis:

What do you get when you cross romance and mystery with the supernatural? The new mystery thriller with a romantic edge from the creator of Blast of Tempest and The Record of a Fallen Vampire!

Both touched by yokai spirits, Kotoko and Kuro have gained unique superhuman powers. But to gain her powers, Kotoko has given up an eye and a leg, and Kuro's personal life is in shambles. So when Kotoko suggests they team up to deal with renegades from the spirit world, Kuro doesn't have many other choices, but Kotoko might just have a few ulterior motives ...

Somali and the Forest Spirit:

The world is ruled by a diversity of inhuman beings who persecuted humans and drove them to near-extinction.

One day, the forest guardian Golem meets a human girl.

This is a chronicle of a journey that would bind a member of the dying "human" clan to the forest guardian Golem, as father and daughter.

Source: MCM Comic Con London
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