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CLAMP's Blood-C Gets New Live-Action Film This Fall

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Cast, staff from previous live-action Blood-C Ibun film return

Production I.G, CLAMP, and other production partners announced on Thursday that their horror action franchise Blood-C will continue with Blood-Club Dolls, a new live-action film slated to open in Japan this fall. The film will have a new story.

The cast features the following returning cast members from the previous Asura Girl ~Blood-C Ibun~ live-action film:

Ryūnosuke Matsumura (appeared in the Blood-C: The Last Mind stage play)

Kanon Miyahara (appeared in the Blood-C: The Last Mind stage play)

Yōji Tanaka

Ren Yagami

Yūki Tomotsune

Naoya Gōmoto

Judai Shirakashi

Keisuke Minami, who also appeared in the Blood-C: The Last Mind stage play), will also star in the film.

New cast members include:

Ryō Kitazono

Maon Kurosaki

Katsumi Takahashi

Norito Yashima

Aki Asakura

Shōta Takasaki

Yūya Asato

Taishi Sugie

Ryōsei Tanaka

Takuya Kawaharada

Kō Hosokawa

Shutaro Oku (Persona 3, Persona 4, Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena stage plays) is once again directing the film, and Jun'ichi Fujisaku returns to pen the script. Oku previously directed the 2017 Asura Girl ~Blood-C Ibun~ live-action film and the 2015 Blood-C: The Last Mind stage play, while Fujisaku wrote the scripts for the 2011 television anime and the stage play adaptation.

Kentarō Kishi is the director of photography, and Junji Shimizu of 30-DELUX is the fight choreographer. Kōsuke Nishimoto is composing the music, while Mitsunaga Fujii is the still photographer. Sennosuke Okumura and Seiichi Horiguchi are producing the film.

Manga creator team CLAMP developed the story and original character designs for both the 2011 Blood-C television series and its anime film sequel, titled Blood-C: The Last Dark. Production I.G animated both projects. The anime film sequel premiered in Japan in June 2012. The live-action film sequel Asura Girl ~Blood-C Ibun~ opened in Japan last August. Funimation has licensed and released both the television series and the anime film in North America.

Amazon Prime is streaming the Blood-C: The Last Mind stage play.

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

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