Blood+ to Air on Adult Swim

Feb 27th 2007
Adult Swim Gets Blood +

New Series Based on Popular Animé Blood: The Last Vampire Starts March 10

The new animé series Blood + continues the story of one of the best-selling animé films of all time, Blood: The Last Vampire. Set in modern-day Okinawa, the series blending action, suspense and drama is set to premiere on Saturday, March 10, at 12:30 a.m. (ET, PT) on Adult Swim. Blood + is from executive producers Hideo Katsumata and Mitsuhisa Ishikawa and features music from Academy Award-winning composer, Hans Zimmer. Blood + is a half-hour animé series and is produced by Aniplex, Inc., in association with Sony Pictures Television.

High school senior Saya Otonashi doesn't remember anything that happened before one year ago. Despite the lack of memory, she lives a happy life with her adoptive family--that is, until a blood-sucking vampire called a “chiropteran” attacks her and her brother. The attack triggers the unraveling of her past, and Saya soon discovers that she is the only one who can defeat the chiropterans. With the help of her family, friends and her faithful servant, Hagi, Saya starts to revisit her past life and accepts her role battling the vampires that have plagued Japan for centuries.

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Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.'s network offering original and acquired animated comedy and action series for young adults. Airing overnights six days a week for a total of 45 hours weekly, Adult Swim shares channel space with Cartoon Network, home to the best in original, classic and acquired programming for children and families, and is seen in 91 million U.S. homes.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and the leading provider of programming for the basic cable industry.

Sony Pictures Television is one of the television industry's leading content providers. SPT produces and distributes top-rated, award-winning programming in every genre, including series, movies and family entertainment for network and cable television; first-run syndicated series; off-network syndicated programs; and theatrical releases. SPT (www.sonypicturestelevision.com) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company.

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