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The official site has revamped into a new layout, with beautiful background scenes and new characters:

New Characters (just go to the official site to see the designs)

1. Kuroto Mogari- voiced by Hiroshi Kamiya (Koyomi Araragi of the Monogatari franchise, Tieria Erde of the Gundam 00 franchise)

The head of the number one IT venture company Sysnet. He approves of SIRRUT’s goals and their mission to expose the truth to the world using the internet as a platform, and so he lends them his support. He has some sort of history with Fumito, which resulting in him becoming a cripple, and he sees Fumito as a personal enemy

Whoa, Kamiyan as the BOSS!? Uh, for a second, I thought he’s going to be voiced by Toshiyuki Morikawa or Kazuhiko Inoue. But Kamiyan?! Srsly, I’m having a hard time imagining him voicing a guy who seems to be a bit older. Anyway, Kuroto seems to be an interesting character. I’ve read some speculation that he and Fumito might be related or something. Can’t imagine that he’s sort of like Joel from Blood+ (you know, with the wheelchair thing). BTW, Sysnet sounds like Skynet. jk XD XD.

2. Mana Hiiragi- voiced by Ai Hashimoto (her first anime role)

A member of Sirrut.

Ai Hashimoto will also play as Mei Misaki in the live-action adaptation of Another. I find some coincidence that the anime adaptation of Another is directed by Tsutomu Mizushima, who also did the TV series of Blood-C. Really, it’s so strange.

3. Shun Fujimura- voiced by Yuuki Kaji (Shu Ouma of Guilty Crown, Shion of No. 6)

A member of Sirrut

I almost have the urge to call him Ouma Shu V.2 because of the seiyuu and his fashion sense. It looks somewhat the same to what Shu is wearing in the second half of GC. XD XD XD

4. Iori Matsuo- voiced by Yuuichi Nakamura (Gai of Guilty Crown, Alto Saotome of Macross Frontier)

A member of Sirrut

Srsly, did Gai follow Shu here in this movie?! XD XD I kid, I kid XD

5. Hiro Tsukiyama- voiced by Kana Hanazawa (Kobato Hanato of Kobato, Mayumi Shiina of Steins;Gate)

A member of Sirrut

D’aaww~ she has cute Mokona badge. Srsly, CLAMP, just stop it. I’m sure you’re gonna let this cute girl die! And did Ayase follow Gai and Shu here too?! Srsly, I better stop with the lame Guilty Crown jokes! XD

6. Hirano Yanagi- voiced by Yuuko Kaida (Agnes Joubert of Tiger & Bunny, Mari Kusakabe of Tokyo Magnitude 8.0)

A member of Sirrut

This is Kaida’s second involvement in the Blood franchise. She voiced as Julia Silverstein in Blood+.

7. Kutou- voiced by Junichi Suwabe (Archer of Fate/stay Night, Fuuma Monou of X)

The head of the Tower’s task force unit. His family has been tasked with protecting the Festival from enemies who oppose it by Fumito’s family for generations. Fumito has enhanced him using magic, and he is well trained in hand to hand combat as well as deadly weapons ranging from swords to guns.

This is Suwabe’s second involvement in the Blood franchise. He voiced as Van Argeno in Blood+. While Fumito is dressed as a Chinese drug lord, this guy looks like a typical yakuza gangster complete with a tattoo. What’s lacking is the shades. But, pretty much, he pulls the vibes of James Ironhide and Karl (Diva’s chevaliers from Blood+)

Yuuka Amino and the dog will also return in the movie. Masumi Asano and Jun Fukuyama will reprise their roles, respectively. And surprisingly, Yuuka is actually 28 years old!

Anyway, I know that the character art designs are a bit off to some people (you know, CLAMP’s noodle designs). But since the budget is provided by the Japanese government and the teaser trailer shows a more realistic design of Saya, I guess we have to wait for the upcoming trailers before we can make a judgment.

I better lower my expectations since I’m not sure if the movie will give the same vibes as Blood: The Last Vampire. But still, it’s going to be a fun ride.

Special thanks to duckroll from Animesuki forums for the translation.