The first part of the adaptation kicks off in Japan on July 2
Based on the supernatural steampunk manga by Jun Mochizuki, The Case Study of Vanitas anime is officially set to be split into two cours, with the first part kicking off its broadcast in Japan on July 2. The date for the second half will be revealed at a later time. The latest announcement also comes with a handful of new cast members and a new teaser, so read on for the details below.
Newly added cast members include Inori Minase (Hestia in Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?) as Jeanne, Shino Shimoji (Akari Ozora in Aikatsu!) as Luca, and Ai Kayano (Ryoko Sakaki in Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma) as Dominique:
There's also Taro Kiuchi (Shingo Takasugi in the 2018 Captain Tsubasa anime) as Dante, Koji Yusa (Lau in Black Butler) as Johann, Riho Kuma as Riche:
And Akira Ishida (Kaworu Nagisa in Neon Genesis Evangelion) as Sensei and Miyu Komaki (Shizuno Saotome in Anime De Training! Ex) as Murr.
Third teaser of a promised ten:
The Case Study of Vanitas is directed by Tomoyuki Itamura and features animation production by BONES. The original manga is serialized in Japan in Square Enix's Monthly Gangan Joker manga magazine, and an English language version is published in the United States by Yen Press, who describe the story of the series as follows:
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?