The Tale of the Exiles (Nokemono-tachi no Yoru) manga series is getting an anime adaptation. As part of the announcement, a visual teaser was released for the fantasy series set in the British Empire:
The manga is written and illustrated by Makoto Hoshino. As part of the announcement, Hoshino released an illustration to commemorate it, along with a comment:
“Thanks to the passion of many people, we were able to turn this into an anime. When I sat down at the script meeting for the first time, I couldn’t get rid of the book the directors were holding and it was covered in sticky notes… Please come and watch the journey of The Exiles Tale as it is reimagined with the passion of many creators !”
Statement by Makoto Hoshino, via Funny Natalie (Edit ACN)
The Tale of the Exiles was serialized in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday from August 2019 to April 2021. Seven Seas Entertainment has licensed the manga in English, describing the plot as:
This is the story of Wisteria, an orphaned girl lost in the darkness, and Marbas, an immortal being who shares her loneliness. The unlikely companions met on a quiet, uneventful night and set out together in search of the light. What begins as a chance encounter on the edge of the late nineteenth-century British Empire soon turns into a full-fledged journey to find their place in the world.