News Blood-C's Promo Streamed, Premiere Date Announced
posted on 2011-05-18 21:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official website of the Blood-C vampire anime project is now streaming a promotional video for the animated television series. The video reveals that the series will premiere on July 7.
The website also revealed the main cast for the series last week. Nana Mizuki (Naruto's Hinata, Shugo Chara!'s Utau Hoshina) will play the lead role of Saya Kisaragi. The remaining cast includes:
- Tadayoshi Kisaragi (Saya's father) - Keiji Fujiwara (Kingdom Hearts' Axel)
- Fumito Nanahara (friend of Saya's father) - Kenji Nojima (Gundam Seed Destiny's Yuuna Roma Seiran)
- Yūka Amino (Saya's classmate) - Masumi Asano (Ikki Tousen's Hakufu Sonsaku)
- Nono & Nene Motoe (Saya's twin classmates) - Misato Fukuen (Strike Witches' Yoshika Miyafuji)
- Itsuki Tomofusa (Saya's classmate) - Atsushi Abe (Bakuman.'s Moritaka Mashiro)
- Shinichirō Tokizane (Saya's classmate) - Tatsuhisa Suzuki (Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts' Yuji Sakamoto)
- Kanako Tsutsutori (Saya's teacher) - Miho Miyagawa (Kimi ni Todoke's Tomomi Endou)
The project will also have a theatrical film next year.
The manga creator team CLAMP is developing the story and original character designs, and Production I.G is handling the animation. Tsutomu Mizushima (XXXHOLiC) is directing the project with creative supervision by Blood: The Last Vampire planning assistant and Blood+ director Jun'ichi Fujisaku.
Clamp's Nanase Ohkawa is supervising the scripts and co-writing them with Fujisaku. Kazuchika Kise is adapting Clamp's character designs for animation, and Naoki Sato is composing the music. In addition, Ranmaru Kotone (Diasta of Ultima Thule, Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo -Tokikake-) will adapt the project into a manga, which will launch in the July issue of Shonen Ace on May 26.
The Blood franchise began with Hiroyuki Kitakubo and Production I.G's Blood: The Last Vampire film, in which Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell, The Sky Crawlers) and Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex, Eden of the East) created the story and screenplay. The film inspired Jun'ichi Fujisaku's Blood+ television series, Chris Nahon's live-action film remake, and several manga spinoffs.
Image © 2011 Production I.G, CLAMP/Project Blood-C TV
[Via Clamp Now Community]