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The Night Beyond The Tricornered Window Release Date, Cast And Plot - What We Know So Far

Despite the manga coming to an end late last year (via Anime News Network), "The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window" isn't ultimately done entertaining fans. The series by author Tomoko Yamashita aimed to give the "boys' love" genre a haunting spin by wrapping its central premise in the world of the supernatural. Ghosts, spirits, and exorcisms are afoot in this manga, which completed its main story in "Magazine Be x Boy" in December 2020. But when a manga series manages to sell a staggering million physical copies (per Crunchyroll), an adaptation or two is never too far behind.

"The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window" adaptation train began thanks to a live-action movie. Although COVID-19 initially delayed its release date, the film finally premiered in January 2021. Fortunately for fans of the series and the live-action movie, the adaptation train continues rolling this year for "The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window," thanks to an upcoming anime television series.

Here's everything we know about the anime adaptation so far.

When's the release date for The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window?

Fan excitement for "The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window" television series first began roughly when the manga concluded. The manga series' official comic publisher, Kurofune Comics, announced on its Twitter in December 2020 that production on an anime adaptation had already begun. Months passed without much in the way of official updates. That changed this summer as more news on the series came out, along with a teaser trailer and an official release date.

According to the anime series' official website, the show is scheduled to debut in October 2021. It will be broadcast on Japanese TV through TOKYO MX, BS Fuji. There isn't a specific date in October just yet, but with its supernatural premise, its debut should fit nicely among other spooky selections during the Halloween season. 

As for western fans, they'll be able to watch the series thanks to Crunchyroll, which was announced to be streaming the anime during the AX Lite 2021 Livestream (via Anime News Network).

Who's the cast of The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window?

The anime series' official website has also released information on the cast of "The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window." Although the anime series will feature a few more characters, fans at least know who will be voicing voices of the upcoming series' two leads. Nobunaga Shimazaki will play Kosuke Mikado, who in the series can see spirits or ghosts. Wataru Hatano will voice Rihito Hiyakawa, a practicing ghost detective who notices Kosuke's abilities and thus wants to team up with him.

On the production side, the website also lists Yoshitaka Yoshida as the anime series' director and character designer. Yoshitaka Yoshida's previous works in animation span a multitude of different genres, mostly in key animator roles. But he does have a few projects under his belt in directing. As a director, his resume includes episodes of "Golden Kamuy," "Ai Tenchi Muyo!," and the "Hajime no Ippo-Mashiba vs. Kimura" OVA (via Anime News Network). He'll be working with animation studio Zero-G, as well as with chief director Daiji Iwanaga and script supervisor Ayumi Sekine.

What's the plot of The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window?

"The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window" should at least follow the main plot of the manga. The series is about the fateful meeting and team-up of Kosuke Mikado and Rihito Hiyakawa, who basically form a ghost detective investigation service. Kosuke is a shy bookstore clerk who can see spirits in the manga, but it's an ability he's not too thrilled to have — in fact, it scares him. Kosuke meets fearless exorcist Rihito by chance, and the two come together to start solving bizarre cases.

Fans can expect the series to pull from the manga's nine volumes of story to examine not only Kosuke and Rihito's cases together, but also their growing relationship. It has not been announced how many episodes yet the series will run, so there's no telling just how many volumes the anime television series will cover. 

The manga is also getting some additional content in August 2021, thanks to a three-chapter miniseries. This miniseries is meant to commemorate the upcoming anime (Anime News Network), so it's always possible that it could also somehow specifically tie in to the plot of the anime adaptation.