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Viz Streams Blood Lad's English-Subtitled Trailer

posted on 2013-07-07 19:00 EDT
Vampire comedy debuts on Japanese TV, on N. American streams on Sunday

Viz Media began streaming an English-subtitled trailer for the Blood Lad anime on Saturday, just before it began streaming the anime itself on its website and on Hulu on Sunday.

The dark comedy anime adapts Yūki Kodama's manga that follows a vampire named Staz (Ryota Ohsaka) who has his figurative heart stolen by Fuyumi (Iori Nomizu), a human high school girl who suddenly appears in his world. Unfortunately, she is just as suddenly killed, and thus she becomes a ghost. Staz tries to bring Fuyumi back to life.

Viz Media's license includes home media, download-to-own, and streaming rights. The series will be stream on Neon Alley in 2014, and will also get a Blu-ray Disc and DVD release in 2014.

Joining Ohsaka (Valvrave the Liberator, The Devil is a Part-Timer!) and Nomizu (Is This a Zombie?, Problem children are coming from another world, aren't they?) in the cast are Takuma Terashima (The IDOLM@STER, Kokoro Connect) as Wolf, Chiwa Saito (Rosario + Vampire Capu2, Bakemonogatari) as Mamejirō, Ryohei Kimura (Valvrave the Liberator, Neo Angelique) as Blood D. Bloods, Taichi Komesu as Deck, Yuuka Nanri (Wandering Son, Problem children are coming from another world, aren't they? ) as Blood T. Liz, Kazutomi Yamamoto (Majestic Prince, Makai Ōji: Devils and Realist) as Mimic Yoshida, and Koji Yusa (Zettai Karen Children, Valvrave the Liberator) as Papladon Achim.

Shigeyuki Miya (Lupin III: Green vs Red, Buzzer Beater) is directing the anime at Brains Base from scripts by Takeshi Konuta (Library War, Toshokan Sensō: Kakumei no Tsubasa), and Kenji Fujisaki (chief animation director on Battle Girls - Time Paradox) is designing the characters. May'n (Macross Frontier) performs the anime's "ViViD" opening theme, while Yuuka Nanri (.hack//Roots) wperforms the ending theme "BLOODY HOLIC."

The anime premiered on Japanese television on Sunday.


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