BEM is the third anime incarnation of the Humanoid Monster Bem series. It was produced by LandQ Studios to commemorate the series' 50th anniversary and is currently licensed by Funimation for a simuldub.


In the Port City of "Libra", darkness lurks beneath its 3 sections.

  • "Upper Town" --- The division where the town's wealth is concentrated through its politics, economy, and culture.
  • "Outside” --- The hotbed downtown of crime and corruption, where people doubt among another.
  • “Bridge” --- The middle that connects both Upper and Outside separated by a huge canal.

Libra itself exists aa if it represents mankind’s sense of discrimination.

Sonia Summers is a young female detective, who just transferred from Upper to Outside, investigates many mysterious cases and meets 3 ugly figures who fight to protect humanity. She wonders, who on earth they are…...

YOUKAI-NINGEN, the three monsters who live secretly behind the backs of people, with each having different thoughts in mind.

  • "BEM" devotes himself to defeat evil for humanity, wishing to become human himself someday.
  • "BELA" is also attracted by humans and goes to school being eager to become one, while trying to understand what is human.
  • "BELO," on the other hand, sees through human nature and the world, and gets absorbed in gaming.

But all the more they interact with humans, they get hurt in the ends. Because of their ugly figure, they never get accepted by humans, even if they sacrifice themselves in the fight to protect them……

However, there is a mysterious lady who is searching for those three. She controls an "Unseen Council" which is dominating Libra from the underground. What is the purpose of her conspiracy to capture BEM and the others?


  • Original story: ADK Emotions
  • Director: Yoshinori Odaka
  • Series composition: Atsuhiro Tomioka
  • Original Character design: Range Murata
  • Character design: Masakazu Sunagawa
  • Music composer: Soil & "Pimp" Sessions, Michiru
  • Music producer: Flying Dog
  • Animation production: LandQ Studios
  • Planning Production: NAS
  • Project Collaborator: Production I.G
  • Production: BEM Production Committee


Name Japanese Seiyuu English Actor
Bem Katsuyuki Konishi Gabe Kunda
Bela M.A.O Dani Chambers
Belo Kenshō Ono Aaron Dismuke
Mysterious Lady Maaya Sakamoto
Joel Woods Kenji Nomura
Sonia Summers Maaya Uchida
Doctor Recycle Junichi Suwabe
Daryl Bryson Sōma Saitō
Roddy Walker Kōtarō Nishiyama
Helmut Felt Daisuke Ono


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