Fans of vampire hunting got some exciting news with the announcement that the paranormal comedy anime ‘The Vampire Dies in No Time’ will be renewed for a second season. Produced by the Japanese animation studio MADHOUSE, the first season ran for twelve episodes under the direction of Hiroshi Kōjina.
The production crew also released a promo graphic on social media to commemorate the announcement.
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The Funimation blog notes that the Japanese cast includes “Makoto Furukawa (Kaguya-sama: Love is War) as Ronaldo and Jun Fukuyama (Vivy -Fluorite Eye’s Song-, Assassination Classroom) as Draluc.”
The English dub cast includes Frank Todaro as Draluc, Ian Sinclair as Ronaldo, Ellie Dritch as John, and Austin Sisk as Kameya. The series also stars Kyle Igneczi, Justin Duncan, Hope Endrenyi, and Bryce Papenbrook. Jād Saxton serves as the ADR Director for Funimation, who currently holds the licensing for the English version.
As D-Rezzed previously reported, the anime is based on a manga written by Itaru Bonnoki which has, thus far, generated eighteen volumes. It was released by the Akita Shoten publishing company in their Weekly Shōnen Champion.
For those who are unfamiliar, the official synopsis explains, “The famed vampire hunter Ronaldo has been received a job to infiltrate the mansion owned by Dralc, who claims he is the most invincible vampire. Ronaldo hears Dralc has kidnapped a kid. However, the rumors about Dralc are not reality: After Ronaldo finally confronts Dralc, Dralc turns into sand. This makes Ronaldo realize that Dralc is the weakest vampire and the kid was not really kidnapped by him. The kid came into his mansion for the purpose of making it his “personal playground”. Dralc’s mansion completely explodes thanks to Ronaldo’s recklessness, he decides to bring Dralc to his place. The story follows Ronaldo and Dralc daily life and the comic action alongside their allies.”