Neon Alley Confirms Blood Lad TV Anime's English Dub
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Viz Media's dubbed anime streaming service Neon Alley confirmed in response to a Twitter question on Thursday that the Blood Lad anime is currently being dubbed in English. Neon Alley also announced that the 10-episode television series' dub will stream for at least one month.
Viz Media announced its license of Blood Lad last July, when the series premiered. The distributor has been streaming English-subtitled episodes on its website and on Hulu. Viz Media's license includes home media, download-to-own, and streaming rights.
Neon Alley, which was previously available for PlayStation 3 and XBox 360 with a monthly subscription fee, transitioned to a free, ad-supported service affiliated with Hulu and Hulu Plus on April 1. The service transitioned from a linear live stream schedule to video-on-demand, and will add subtitled anime from Viz's catalog, including simulcasts. The service is available on all devices that support Hulu Plus. The service also became available online for PCs and Macs last July.
The Blood Lad dark comedy anime adapts Yūki Kodama's manga that 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) directed 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) created character designs. May'n (Macross Frontier) sings the anime's "ViViD" opening theme, while Yuuka Nanri (.hack//Roots) performs the ending theme "BLOODY HOLIC."
Viz Media plans to release the series on Blu-ray Disc and DVD this year.
[Via The Fandom Post]