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Blood-C Film's Long, 'Unpleasant' Promo Streamed

posted on 2012-06-22 12:20 EDT
Audiences warned about "extreme imagery" in theatrical follow-up to Blood-C TV anime

The film distributor Shochiku began streaming a long promotional video for Blood-C: The Last Dark film on Friday. The four-minute video begins with a warning about the "extreme imagery" that may cause "unpleasant feelings" in some audience members.

Manga creator team CLAMP developed the story and original character designs for the earlier Blood-C television series and this upcoming film. Production I.G animated both projects, but Naoyoshi Shiotani (Tokyo Marble Chocolate, key animator on Blood+ and Blood-C) directed the film instead of the television version's director Tsutomu Mizushima. Writers Jun'ichi Fujisaku and Nanase Ohkawa (CLAMP), animation character designer/chief animation director Kazuchika Kise, and voice cast members Nana Mizuki (Saya Kisaragi) and Kenji Nojima (Fumito Nanahara) all returned from the television series.

The film already premiered in theaters across Japan on May 21, and Yahoo! Japan streamed the first eight minutes. Niconico, the English version of the online video service Nico Nico Douga, streamed the television series outside of Japan as it aired. The Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal will screen the film this summer.

Update: The film had its world premiere on May 21, followed by a Japanese opening on June 2.


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