Blood-C Anime Gets Live-Action Film With New Story This Fall
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The "Asura Girl Project" launched a website on Friday to announce that CLAMP and Production I.G's Blood-C anime series will receive a live-action film adaptation. The film is titled Asura Shōjo ~Blood-C Ibun~ (Asura Girl: Blood-C Another Story), and it will premiere in Japan in early fall.
The film will feature a completely new story set in the military regime of pre-World War II Japan, and will follow a bloody conflict that erupts between villagers and Japan's Special Higher Police forces.
The announced cast includes:
- Kaede Aono (appeared in the Blood-C: The Last Mind stage play)
- Ryūnosuke Matsumura (appeared in the Blood-C: The Last Mind stage play)
- Arata Furuta
- Kanon Miyahara (appeared in the Blood-C: The Last Mind stage play)
- Maki Sakai
- Tōru Tezuka
- Ren Yagami
- Yōji Tanaka
- Miki Mizuno
- Naoya Gōmoto
- Eiji Takigawa (appeared in the Blood-C: The Last Mind stage play)
- Keisuke Minami (appeared in the Blood-C: The Last Mind stage play)
- Takashi Yūki
- Yūki Tomotsune
- Mashū Ishiwatari (appeared in the Blood-C: The Last Mind stage play)
- Takeshi Nakayama
- Riku Tokimitsu
- Kaname Kohakura
- Kōdai Miyagi
- Asami Yoshikawa (appeared in the Blood-C: The Last Mind stage play)
- Judai Shirakashi
Shutaro Oku (Persona 3, Persona 4, Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena stage plays) is directing the film, while Jun'ichi Fujisaku is writing the scripts. Oku previously directed the 2015 Blood-C: The Last Mind stage play, while Fujisaku wrote the scripts for the 2011 television anime and the stage play adaptation. Sennosuke Okumura is producing the film, and Kentarō Nakao is composing the music.
Manga creator team CLAMP developed the story and original character designs for both the 2011 Blood-C television series and the sequel film, titled Blood-C: The Last Dark. Production I.G animated both projects. The sequel film premiered in Japan in June 2012. Funimation has licensed and released both the television series and film in North America.
Ranmaru Kotone published a manga adaptation of the series in Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine from May 2011 to August 2012. Dark Horse Comics is releasing the manga in English. Dark Horse Comics is also releasing Ryo Haduki's Blood-C: Demonic Moonlight prequel manga.
Source: Comic Natalie