The film distributor Shochiku began streaming a web-exclusive trailer for the Blood-C: The Last Dark‘s film on Sunday. The 107-second trailer, the longest one yet, features all-new footage. The film’s story is set in Tokyo one year after the Blood-C vampire television series.
The manga creator team CLAMP developed the story and original character designs for the earlier Blood-C television series and the upcoming film. Production I.G has been animating both projects. Naoyoshi Shiotani (Tokyo Marble Chocolate, key animator on Blood+ and Blood-C) is directing the film instead of the television version’s director Tsutomu Mizushima. Writers Jun’ichi Fujisaku and Nanase Ohkawa (CLAMP), animation character designer/chief animation director Kazuchika Kise, and voice cast members Nana Mizuki (Saya Kisaragi) and Kenji Nojima (Fumito Nanahara) are returning from the television series.
The film will open on June 2. Niconico, the English version of the online video service Nico Nico Douga, streamed the television series outside of Japan as it aired.