Film distributor Shochiku began streaming a web trailer for the forthcoming big screen title Blood-C: The Last Dark, the movie that aims to build on the groundwork laid down by my least favourite TV anime of last year Blood-C.
Fumito Nanahara is an influential politician who rules Tokyo with an iron fist. He has introduced the Youth Ordinance Bill which enforces curfews for the young and regulates the internet. Despite this a group of young people have formed a group named SIRRUT and pan on attacking Fumito. In the course of their research they discover “Tower”, a secret organisation that is backing Fumito and conducts human experimentation. When Sirrut attempt to expose “Tower” in the Tokyo subway mysterious creatures appear. So too does Saya, a young girl who survived the horrific incident in Ukishima Province with a sword that can defeat the Old Ones.
While the story does not leave me too enthused the trailer is packed with blood, gore, and monster slaying and looks more like the Blood franchise than the TV series did.
The Blood-C TV series saw CLAMP and Production I.G. join forces with CLAMP handling the story and character designs and Production I.G. staff animating and directing. Staff for the movie remains the sane si Blood-C: The Last Dark will have Junichi Fujisaku and CLAMP’s Nanase Ohkawa writing the script however TV series director Tsutomu Mizushima (Another) is replaced by Naoyoshi Shiotani (Tokyo Marble Chocolate) as director.
The same voice actors from the TV series return with Nana Mizuki (Fate Testarossa in Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha) reprising the role of Saya Kisaragi, Jun Fukuyama (Lelouch in Code Geass) voicing the mysterious Dog, and Masumi Asano (Hakufu in the lamentable Ikkitousen) voicing Yūka Amino, Saya’s classmate.
The film will receive its theatrical release in Japan on 2nd June, 2012.
Voice Actors: Nana Mizuki (Saya Kisaragi), Kenji Nojima (Fumito Nanahara), Jun Fukuyama (Dog), Masumi Asano (Yūka Amino)
Studio: Production I.G.