Production I.G Makes Anime of Korean Vampire Comic Noblesse
The digital comic publisher Line Webtoon announced on Thursday that Production I.G (Psycho-Pass, Ghost in the Shell) animated a 30-minute short of the online Korean comic Noblesse by Jeho Son and Kwangsu Lee. Shunsuke Tada (Kuroko's Basketball, Tsubasa Tokyo Revelations, STARMYU) and Kazuto Nakazawa (animation director on Kill Bill, Samurai Champloo) directed Noblesse: Awakening animation, which is debuting on the Crunchyroll streaming service and Webtoon's own website on Thursday.
Line Webtoon describes the story:
Cadis E. di Raizel, the noblest of all vampires, who wakes up from 820-years long sleep and starts a new life as a high school student. His peaceful days as a student are soon interrupted by a group of attackers known as the "Unions." Noblesse follows Raizel and his loyal servant, Frankenstein, as they constantly protect and save Raizel's new human friends from the mysterious threats.
Son and Lee launched the comic in Line Webtoon in Korean in 2007, and it now has almost 400 chapters which have garnered over 2 billion page views. The first chaper of its first comic spinoff, Noblesse: Rai's Adventure, is also debuting on Thursday alongside the animated short. The 10-episode spinoff will be available for a limited time within the Line Webtoon website and app (via iOS or Android).
The animated short is the first video content from Line Webtoon.
Update: Updated with new links to Line Webtoon
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