Screen shot 2013 03 04 at 1.54.14 PM 500x250 TV anime Blood Lad coming this year

Are you a fan of stories about teenage vampires? No? Well, that might be about to change — the anime adaptation of Yuuki Kodama’s Blood Lad is scheduled to air later this year.

The manga Blood Lad was first serialized in Young Ace in 2009 and has sold over 800,000 copies. The story is centered around Staz, a powerful vampire who secretly loves human culture — especially Japanese anime, manga, and games. When a Japanese school girl named Fuyumi wanders into the demon world, Staz freaks out at the opportunity to talk to a Japanese human, until Fuyumi is eaten by a monster and turns into a ghost. Afterwards, Staz decides to help her come back to life, for the sake of visiting the human world.

The upcoming anime is being animated by the studio Brain Base, which also animated Baccano!, Durarara!!, and Natsume Yuujinchou.

The following staff members have also been revealed:

  • Director: Shigeyuki Miya (Buzzer Beater)
  • Character Designer: Kenji Fujisaki (Sengoku Otome: Momoiro Paradox)
  • Planner: Kenji Konuta (Library War)

While you’re waiting for Blood Lad to hit the airwaves, you can check out these outlandish characters.

Vlad Charlie Staz

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Fuyumi Yanagi

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Wolf

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Hydra Bell

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Source: Famitsu