Horror action series becomes anime in July
Yūki Kodama's horror action manga concerning an otaku vampire and ghost girl, Blood Lad, is set to become a TV anime this summer, with an OVA coming later with volume 10 in December. A bit curiously, we've gotten the staff information and a nice stream of visuals, but have heard nothing about the voice cast. In the latest previews, we see the hero's older brother Brad D Blood and his enforcer, Deku.
Backgrounds were also previewed:
East side of demon world
Demon world town square
Third Eye Cafe
Descriptions via Anime Character Database:
Vlad Charlie Staz:
The main protagonist of the series. He is the boss of the Eastern district of Demon World, terrifying to others and supposed to be an elite vampire that drinks blood but in reality, he is just a normal vampire otaku who is obsessed everything from Human World, but mostly Japan. He is obsessed with games, anime, manga, anything that is related to Human World. When he sees Fuyumi, he falls in love/bloodlust at first sight and changes his life goal to be friends with her. But just as he gets to know her, she is eaten by carnivorous plant and becomes a ghost. In order to bring her back to life, he will do anything, even becoming her vampire bodyguard.
- Yanagi Fuyumi
- The human girl who becomes lost in Demon World through unknown methods and for unknown reasons, she becomes a ghost after being eaten by a carnivorous plant. She wishes to be resurrected as a human, and to help Staz achieve that goal.
- Haidora Beru
- The witch who can travel through dimensions using frames, she wants to catch the magic thief who stole her Black Curtain and make him her husband. At first, she thought Staz was the magic thief, but after several investigations, it is known that the magic thief is dead. She starts to fall in love with Staz after Staz fulfills her wish to see his true power (unintentionally).
- He is the hybrid-werewolf who controls the Western side of Demon World and is Staz's friend and rival. He also falls in love with Fuyumi as first glance, although he is shy with girls.
Three Eyed Cafe proprietor Satie and her mascot partner Jiro ☆ beans were also revealed
Director: Miya Shigeyuki (Buzzer Beater)
Series composition: Takeshi Konuta (Library War)
Character design & chief animation director: Kenji Fujisaki (Ozma, Battle Girls - Time Paradox)
Prop design: Yoshinari Saito
Art director & setting: Toshiyuki Sakae at Art Team Convoy
Color design: Sakiko Ito
Director of photography: Shinichiro Tate
Editing: Yasutaka Ikeda
Sound director: Satoki Iida
Music: Yuuki Hayashi (Robotics;Notes)
Music production: Flying Dog
Animation production: Brains Base (Durarara!!)
May'n provides the theme, "ViViD."
The manga is licensed in North America by Yen Press.