New Blood-C Live-Action Film's Sequel Debuts in Summer 2020
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official website for Blood-Club Dolls, the new live-action film in Production I.G and CLAMP's Blood-C franchise, announced on Monday that a sequel film is slated to premiere in summer 2020. The title of the sequel is Blood-Club Dolls 2. The website also revealed the staff and cast of the film.
Takumi Kizu (Uchū Sentai Kyūranger's Lucky) is joining the cast, along with Narushi Ikeda. Returning cast members include Ryunosuke Matsumura, Ryo Kitazono, Kanon Miyahara, Maon Kurosaki, Norito Yashima, Aki Asakura, Ren Yagami, Shota Takasaki, Yuki Tomotsune, Yūya Asato, Ryōsei Tanaka, Naoya Gōmoto, Judai Shirakashi, Keisuke Minami, and Takuya Kawaharada.
Shutaro Oku (Persona 3, Persona 4, Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena stage plays) is once again directing the film, and Oku and Jun'ichi Fujisaku are penning the script. Oku directed the 2018 Blood-Club Dolls live-action film, 2017 Asura Girl ~Blood-C Ibun~ live-action film, and the 2015 Blood-C: The Last Mind stage play. Fujisaku wrote the scripts for Blood-Club Dolls, as well as the 2011 television anime and stage play adaptation. Akinaga Fujii is the director of photography, and Sennosuke Okumura is returning to produce the film.
Blood-Club Dolls 1 opened in Japan in October 2018. Blood-Club Dolls 2 will be the second of two planned films for the project.
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 in August 2017. Funimation has licensed and released both the television series and the anime film in North America.