On August 26th, Blood-C anime, the vampire series created by CLAMP and Production I.G previously featured in a 2011 TV anime, animated film sequel, two manga adaptations, a novelization, and a stage play "midquel" (not to mention the original Last Vampire or Blood+) is back in Asura Shojo ~BLOOD-C Ibun~" (Asura Girl -Blood-C Side Story).
The premise is described:
"In prewar Japan under the military regime, a bloody battle between the extremely oppressive Special Higher Police and villagers begins!"
The film is directed by 41-year-old Shutaro Oku, who previously worked on the Blood-C The Last Mind stage play in July 2015, that featured an untold story in the time period between the 12-episode TV series Blood-C in 2011 and its feature film sequel Blood-C: The Last Dark in 2012. Junichi Fujisaki, the director of the 2005-2006 TV series Blood+, provides a newly-written screenplay.
24-year-old Kaede Aono, who played Ran in Blood-C The Last Mind and Major Motoko Kusanagi in the Ghost in the Shell ARISE: GHOST is ALIVE stage play in November 2015 plays the lead , alongside Ryunosuke Matsumura (Nine in the Terror in Resonance stage play), Kanon Miyahara (Saya Kisaragi in Blood-C The Last Mind), Arata Furuta, Toru Tezuka, Yoji Tanaka, Ren Yagami, Naoya Gomoto, Eiji Takigawa, Yuki Tomotsune, and Keisuke Mimami.