Details on Blood Project
As ANN reported in July, Blood:The Next Vampire is a 3 part multi-media project. The first part, the Animated Film has already completed production and has shown on various occasions and will be distributed by Manga Entertainment in North America. No dates have yet to be set for the public release of Blood.
The second and third parts of the Blood trilogy would be a Playstation 2 game, and a novel written by Mamoru Oshii. No further details regarding the game and the Novel were available at the time.
Details have come in today from AnimeNewsService stating that the novel (Manga) Blood The Last Vampire - Animal is being released by Kadokawa Shoten in Japan this October. It tells of events taking place in Tokyo in 1969. Mamoru Oshii is writing the novel and character designer Katsuya Terada will be providing illustrations.
The Playstation 2 game version of Blood The Last Vampire is out in Japan December 21st from SCE, the story occurs in Tokyo in the year 2000, the player has a multiple path plotline to navigate and the game features exclusive animation sequences.