The platform Crunchyroll announced that it will add the director’s original anime to its catalog worldwide Mamoru Oshii, Vlad love, as part of its release catalog for Winter 2021 (January-March).

This original anime premiered its first episode via YouTube on December 18, 2020. However, regular broadcasting is slated to begin in Japan on February 14th. The series is confirmed with a total of twelve episodes. It should be noted that the premiere was scheduled for the Fall 2020 season (October-December) but has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


  • Ayane Sakura like Mitsugu Bamba.
  • Rina Hidaka as May Vlad Transylvania.
  • Romi Park as Chihiro Chimatsuri.
  • Saori Hayami as Nami Below.
  • Yuu Kobayashi as Maki Watabe.
  • Kanako Takatsuki as Kaoru Konno.

Production team

  • Mamoru Oshii ((Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor, Urusei yatsura) takes over the management and the original idea is credited while Junji Nishimura ((Ranma ½, Taiho Shichau zo The film, Real tears) is responsible for directing the anime in the studios journeyin collaboration with the studios Production IG.
  • Kei Yamamura ((The next generation -patlabor-) writes the scripts with Oshii.
  • Kazunari Niigaki (Key animator and episode animation director for Monogatari series) designs the characters.
  • Kenji Kawai composes the soundtrack under the tone direction of Kazuhiro Wakabayashi.
Vlad love

Synopsis of Vlad Love

Mitsugu Bamba is a student who values ​​helping others by donating blood. For this purpose, she often visits the blood bank, although the nurse has a very bad character. One day he meets a beautiful girl in the blood bank who looks strange. The pale girl appears to faint, but then begins to destroy the facility. Soon after, she loses consciousness and Mitsugu takes her home …

Source: Crunchyroll

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