Vampire Comedy Anime Blood Lad's 2nd Promo Streamed
Kadokawa began streaming the second promotional video and two TV commercials for the anime adaptation of Yūki Kodama's Blood Lad manga on Friday. Series protagonist Staz (voiced by Ryota Ohsaka) narrates both the promotional video and commercials. The videos also feature the anime's opening theme song "ViViD" by May'n (Macross Frontier, Ōkami-san & Her Seven Companions).
The dark 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.
Joining Ryota Ohsaka (Valvrave the Liberator, The Devil is a Part-Timer!) in the cast is Iori Nomizu (Is this a zombie?, Problem children are coming from another world, aren't they?) as Fuyumi Yanagi, Takuma Terashima (The [email protected], 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) will be 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) will be handling the character designs. May'n (Macross Frontier) will be performing the anime's "ViViD" opening theme, while Yuuka Nanri (.hack//Roots) will be performing the ending theme "BLOODY HOLIC".
The anime will premiere on Japanese television on July 7.