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‘VladLove’ Anime Project Reveals Maki Watabe Promo

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Mamoru Oshii returns to TV anime, something he hasn't done since Urusei Yatsura ended in the 80s.

We’re continuing to be excited about this project as it’s been a long time since we’ve had Mamoru Oshii on the TV side of anime, going back decades. The VladLove anime series was recently pushed back to 2021 thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic but that’s not slowing down the reveals for it. The official site has revealed a new character promo working from the recent list of cast additions with Saori Hayami as Maki Watabe. Check it and the other out below!

The last round of new additions included:

  • Saori Hayami as Maki Watabe
  • Yōko Hikasa as Jinko Sumida
  • Yu Kobayashi as Nami Unten
  • Kanako Takatsuki as Kaoru Konno

Oshii’s listed as creator and chief director as he works with director Junji Nishimura on the project. With Kei Yamamura on board to work on the scripts while Kazunari Niigaki is serving as the character designer, it’s shaping up well. The production involves Comic Animation along with Drive while Production I.G. is listed as production cooperation.

Romi Park has joined the project in the role of Chihiro Chimatsuri. Check out her character promo below. The Japanese cast includes Ayane Sakura as Mitsugu Bamba and Rina Hidaka as Mai Vlad Transylvania.

Kanako Takatsuki is on board to perform the theme song as part of the BlooDye unit being created for the series. You can see them all together in the tweet below.

The series is scheduled for a spring 2020 run where it’ll run for twelve episodes as it focuses on a largely female cast that looks to have some touches of Lum from Urusei Yatsura to it, which tickles my heart.

Check out the official site and Twitter.

Plot Concept: The series is a slapstick comedy centering on a vampire girl named Mai and a high school girl.


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