Anime Programming in the US
Making a Living in Manga in Japan with Felipe Smith
Lost in Translation
Manga creator Nanae Chrono (Peace Maker, Momo Tama) announced on Sunday that the seventh and final volume of her Vassalord series will ship on March 15, but a limited edition of the volume will bundle an original video anime (OVA). The OVA will primarily adapt the story from the first "Kakurinomiya no Heliogabalus" chapter.
Kazuto Nakazawa (Kill Bill Chapter 3: The Origin of O-Ren) is directing the anime at Production I.G. Nariyuki Takahashi (Sisters of Wellber, The Prince of Tennis OVA Another Story II - Ano Toki no Bokura) is designing the characters. The limited edition manga/OVA bundle will only be available at the ANIMATE store chain from the publisher Mag Garden. In addition to the OVA, it will also have a 32-page original booklet with an exclusive eight-page manga and a Vassalord illustration collection (including new artwork).
The manga follows Charley, a cyborg vampire under the Vatican's orders, and the vampire playboy named Johnny Rayflo with whom Charley fights alongside and sometimes against. Tokyopop published the first four volumes of the manga in North America.
[Via Manga News]
Update: More information added from Animate's page. Thanks, Manga News.
Image © Nanae Chrono/Mag Garden
this article has been modified since it was originally posted; see change history