Blood Lad Manga's Anime Promo Video Celebrates Final Volume

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Manga's 17th volume shipped in December after series' end in September

Kadokawa began streaming an anime promotional video on Thursday for Yūki Kodama Blood Lad manga. The video celebrates the manga's 17th and final compiled book volume that shipped in Japan on December 31.

Kenji Fujisaki returned from the manga's television anime adaptation as animation director for the video. The studio NAZ produced the animation. Yuuta Takamura (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable chief director) was in charge of continuity and production, and Baek Ryun Chae (Garo the Animation, Terror in Resonance photography) is credited as director of photography. Haru.Robinson performed the video's song "Blood Answer."

Kodama ended the manga in the October issue of Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine in September.

Yen Press publishes the manga in North America, and it describes the manga's story:

The vampire Staz is one of the most powerful district bosses in the demon world, fending off everyone who dares challenge him, but secretly, the fearsome Staz is obsessed with human culture, especially video games, manga, and everything that comes from Japan! When a Japanese girl wanders into the demon world, Staz can't wait to meet the human and learn everything he can about her world.

Unfortunately, before he's able to ask her anything, the girl is killed by one of his would-be usurpers, leaving just her bare soul behind. Staz vows to help the girl restore her body and return to her former life - especially since it means taking a trip to the human world himself!

Kodama launched the vampire comedy manga series in Young Ace in 2009. Yen Press published the seventh volume in North America on February 23, and the eighth is slated to ship on March 21. Yen Press also published the spinoff manga Bloody Brat.

The manga inspired a 10-episode television anime adaptation, which premiered in 2013. Viz Media streamed the series on Hulu as it aired in Japan, and released it on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in September 2014.

Source: Comic Natalie

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