Gonzo Studio Makes Nyanpire TV Anime for 2011

posted on by Egan Loo
Studio's 1st new TV anime in 2 years is based on yukiusa's vampire cat dōjinshi

The anime studio Gonzo is producing its first new television series in two years with Nyanpire The Animation, a 2011 adaptation of yukiusa's popular the Gothic World of Nyanpire dōjinshi about a vampire cat.

The story follows a black cat who was abandoned and left to starve. Just before the cat's life was to be extinguished, a vampire emerged from the darkness and gave it blood. Now, "Nyanpire" (a combination of the Japanese pronunciations for a cat's meow and "vampire") lives as a seemingly ordinary house cat raised by a human girl.

Takahiro Yoshimatsu — the character designer of Trigun, Future GPX Cyber Formula, and Supernatural the Animation — is serving as the director and character designer of the new project. Natsuko Takahashi (07-Ghost, Kaasan - Mom's Life, Moyashimon, live-action Ōoku, Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan) is supervising the scripts. The cast has yet to be announced.

Since yukiusa launched the dōjinshi just a year and a half ago in 2009, the Nyanpire franchise has sold 3 million character goods.


Image © yukiusa/Glad, Nyanpire Production Committee

Update: More background and story information added.

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