Blood-C to be made as both TV Series & Film

Breaking Blood-C news!

The official website for the CLAMP x Production IG original animation Blood-C has updated with information on staff and the announcement that apart from the previously announced TV Series, there is also a movie release planned for 2012.

The TV anime series will be directed by Tsutomu Mizushima (XXXHOLiC director) and CLAMP’s Nanase Ohkawa will be in charge of the series composition. Character Design will be done by Kazuya Kise (XXXHOLiC Rou, Adayume OADs).

There is a wallpaper present on the website featuring an illustration drawn by CLAMP that can be obtained by answering a quick poll. If you don’t want to answer to the poll and just want to see the wallpaper, here is the 1028×1024 pixels version.

An official twitter account for the project was launched as well.

Finally, there is a comment from CLAMP saying that they were shocked when Production IG approached them for the project (they said “EHH!” out loud xD). They are feeling very honored to be involved in this project.

The TV Anime will premiere in July on TBS.

I was hoping Nanase Ohkawa would be in charge of the series composition (and not just provide a rough plot line) but it’s nice to see a confirmation. I hope she gets to write a lot of scripts, including the movie’s!

The movie was quite of a shock to me, I wasn’t expecting it so soon. This is going to be huge!

More on CLAMP aid for Touhoku earthquake

The Sakura illustration CLAMP drew to help the victims affected by the Touhoku earthquake and tsunami is now available in Nico Nico Douga’s charity page. Members can also download a larger version of the illustration.

Not sure if many of you are registered to Nico Nico, therefore I have uploaded the image in large scale here.

CLAMP will also join a charity event organized by Animate called Smile Heart.

The event will be held on Sunday, April 10 at Ikebukuro, Tokyo, entrance is free of charge for everyone. CLAMP will provide an autographed GATE 7 colored panel for auction. All funds will be used to help victims of the Touhoku earthquake.

Other personalities and companies from the anime and manga industry will join the cause, you can check the complete list of volunteers here.

It’s really nice to see CLAMP helping the cause. Here’s hoping that these actions will help for a quick recovery of Japan.