The headline for spin-off light novel Kyokou Suiri: Iwanaga Kotoko no Junshin confirmed that the literary franchise based on the light novels written by Kyo Shirodaira and illustrated by Hiro Kiyohara and Chasiba Katase , Kyokou Suiri ( In / Specter ), has surpassed the 4 million copies in circulation accumulated. The count includes digital copies sold and copies of the manga adaptation, the sixteenth volume of which will be released on February 28, 2022.
Kyo Shirodaira began publishing light novels with illustrations by Hiro Kiyohara in 2011 through the Kodansha Novels imprint , later moving to the Kodansha Taiga imprint , where he began using illustrations by Chasiba Katase . The publisher has published a total of four volumes to date.
The literary franchise inspired a twelve-episode anime adaptation produced by Brains Base Studios , directed by Keiji Gotoh and scripts written by Noboru Takagi , released in January 2020. The second season is confirmed since November 2020, and a leak He recently assured that the premiere will take place in 2022 in Japan.
Kyokou Suiri Synopsis
Hidden in plain sight, the spirits known as youkai inhabit the world. Although most are benign, a subset threatens the tenuous peace between youkai and humanity. Since agreeing to become their “God of Wisdom,” Kotoko Iwanaga has served as a mediator between the two kingdoms, solving any supernatural problems that come their way. At a local hospital, Kotoko approaches Kurou Sakuragawa, a college student whose long-standing relationship ended with an unfortunate breakup. Kotoko harbors feelings for him and suspects that something supernatural is hiding within his harmless appearance, so she asks Kurou for his help in helping the youkai.
Two years later, the news of an idol who was accidentally crushed to death by steel beams floods the press. However, months later, the sightings begin to speak of a faceless woman wielding a steel beam. As with any supernatural problem, Kotoko and her partner set out to stop this spirit from wreaking havoc, but this case can turn out to be far more sinister and personal than they might have thought.