Blood Lad Vampire Comedy Manga's Anime Adaptation Listed (Updated)
posted on by Egan Loo
The Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko imprint's official website for the next Haruhi Suzumiya novel, Suzumiya Haruhi no Kyōgaku (The Surprise of Haruhi Suzumiya), began displaying a thumbnail image for the July issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Young Ace magazine on Wednesday; the image indicates that an anime adaptation project of Yūki Kodama's Blood Lad vampire manga is in the works. The magazine issue will not officially ship until June 4.
The black comedy follows a vampire named Staz who has his figurative heart stolen by Fuyumi, 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.
Kodama launched the manga in Young Ace in 2009, and Kadokawa Shoten will ship the fourth compiled book volume early next month. The July issue of the magazine will also feature the launch of Sanami Suzuki's Black Rock Shooter ~Innocent Soul~ manga, a "life-size" poster of the Evangelion character Rei Ayanami, a reversible writing board (shitajiki) of The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, and alternate volume covers for the Blood Lad and Daisuki desu!! Mahō Tenshi Cosmos manga.
Update: More background information added.
Update 2: As of 8:55 p.m. on Wednesday Japan Time, the Suzumiya Haruhi no Kyōgaku website now displays a thumbnail image of the magazine issue without the anime headline.
Update 3: The magazine issue officially shipped on Saturday, confirming the Blood Lad anime. Source: Comic Natalie
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