The Case Study of Vanitas Manga Gets TV Anime This Summer by BONES
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Tomoyuki Itamura (Nisemonogatari, Owarimonogatari, Tsukimonogatari) is directing the anime at BONES, and Deko Akao (Noragami, Snow White with the Red Hair) is overseeing the series scripts. Yoshiyuki Ito (Concrete Revolutio, Carole & Tuesday) is the character designer and chief animation director.
Other staff members include:
- Sub Character Design: Chiyo Nakayama
- Prop Design: Shinpei Ishibashi
- Visual Concept and Color Design: Izumi Takizawa
- Art Design: Shūhei Tada
- Art Director: Shingo Kanai
- Director of Photography: Ying Ying Zhang
- 3DCG Director: Takuma Miyake
- Editing: Rie Matsubara
- Sound Director: Kazuhiro Wakabayashi
- Sound Effects: Shizuo Kurahashi (Soundbox), Sachiko Nishi
Sasanomaly will perform the opening theme song "Sora to Sora" (Sky and Sky).
Rumors revolving around The Book of Vanitas, a clockwork grimoire of dubious reputation, draw Noé, a young vampire in search of a friend's salvation, to Paris. What awaits him in the City of Flowers, however, is not long hours treading the pavement or rifling through dusty bookshops in search of the tome. Instead, his quarry comes to him...in the arms of a man claiming to be a vampire doctor! Thrust into a conflict that threatens the peace between humans and vampires, will Noé cast in his lot with the curious and slightly unbalanced Vanitas and his quest to save vampirekind?
The manga was listed on the American Library Association's (ALA's) Young Adult Library Services Association's (YALSA) 2018 list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens.