In collaboration with WIT Studio, the Japanese animation studio behind such series as Vinland Saga, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, and the first three seasons of Attack on Titan, Netflix has announced production of Vampire in the Garden, an original anime series with a supernatural twist.
Revealed during the recent AnimeJapan 2022 convention with a premiere trailer, Vampire in the Garden follows the story of a world where, “one cold winter, humanity lost its battle with the vampires, and with it, most of where they called home.”
“A small population of survivors created a wall of light in a small town to protect them and give them a place to live in peace,” reads the synopsis provided by Netflix. “The protagonist, Momo, lives a repressed life but still wishes to coexist with the enemy, the vampires. Fine, the vampire queen, once loved humans and disappeared from the battlefield. As war rages through the humans’ town, the two have a fateful encounter.”
“Once upon a time, humans and vampires lived in harmony in a place called Paradise. This is the story of a young girl and a vampire on a journey to find Paradise,” it concludes.
As noted by the trailer’s credits, the series will feature a veteran production crew, including director Ryotaro Makihara (Attack on Titan, Summer Wars), assistant director Hiroyuki Tanaka (attack on Titan), character designer Tetsuya Nishio (Naruto, Jin-Roh – The Wolf Brigade), art setting by Satoshi Takabatake and Kazushi Fujii, and composer Yoshihiro Ike (Ergo Proxy, Tiger & Bunny).
The voice cast currently includes Megumi Han and Yu Kobayashi.
Momo’s fateful encounter against the Vampire Queen and her bloody war against the undead fly onto Netflix on May 16th.
As of writing, it is unknown how many episodes will comprise the series’ debut season.
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