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SerVamp Anime Movie Gets Trailer, Visual, Spring 2018 Premiere


Alice awaits in the garden for a grand experience.

Earlier today, an official website for a SerVamp anime movie opened its doors. The site updated with the first trailer and a key visual for the film, which is titled Gekijōban SerVamp -Alice in the Garden- (SerVamp the Movie -Alice in the Garden-), as well as initial cast and crew members. We break the details down below:

Promo Video

The minute-long teaser features a glimpse of the film in action, as character dialogue provides the main story beats. The promo ends with a confirmation that the film will hit theaters in Spring 2018.

Key Visual

The visual features the major characters standing against a snowy field. A mysterious watch can be seen at the top-right, as its chain curls around the scene.

Staff

Hideaki Nakano (SerVamp, Saiyuki Reload Blast) is returning to the director’s chair at Platinum Vision, with Junko Yamanaka (SerVamp, Aoharu x Machinegun) providing character designs. Ayumu Hisao (Yowamushi Pedal: Spare Bike, Orange) is penning the film’s script.

Cast

The following roles were confirmed:

  • Mahiru Shirota: Takuma Terashima
  • Kuro: Yuuki Kaji
  • Misono Arisuin: Hiro Shimono
  • Snow Lily: Kazuma Horie
  • Mikuni Arisuin: Tetsuya Kakihara
  • Jeje: Kenjiro Tsuda

SerVamp is based on Strike Tanaka’s manga of the same name. The TV series aired in the Summer 2016 broadcast season. Hideaki Nakano (Aoharu x Machinegun) was tapped to helm the show at Brain’s Base, while Itto Sara (Aoharu x Machinegun) served as chief director. Kenji Konuta (Aoharu x Machinegun, Blood Lad) was in charge of series composition, while Junko Yamanaka (Aoharu x Machinegun, Kamisama Kiss) provided character designs.

Funimation streamed the show’s SimulDub as it aired. They describe SerVamp as:

Mahiru Shirota dislikes difficult things, preferring to live a simple life. But after rescuing a cat he names Kuro, life takes a turn for the complex. Kuro turns out to be a Servamp—a servant vampire, named Sleepy Ash and the two form a contract. Kissing his simple life goodbye, Mahiru is pulled into the world of vampires, the seven deadly Servamps, and war. Life couldn’t be more complicated!

Seven Seas currently holds the domestic rights to the Servamp manga series.

Sources: Otakomu, Comic Natalie

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