Aniplex announced that Jun Mochizuki’s The Case Study of Vanitas (Vanitas no Carte) manga is getting an anime adaptation from Studio Bones set to premiere sometime this summer.
The anime’s main cast includes Natsuki Hanae as Vanitas and Kaito Ishikawa as Noé.
The anime’s main staff includes Tomoyuki Itamura (Nisemonogatari, Owarimonogatari, Tsukimonogatari) as director, Deko Akao (Noragami, Snow White with the Red Hair) as script supervisor, and Yoshiyuki Ito (Carole & Tuesday) as character designer and chief animation director. The animation production will be from Studio BONES. Sasanomaly will perform the opening theme song “Sora to Sora” (Sky and Sky).
Other staff members include Chiyo Nakayama (Eden of the East) as sub character designer, Shinpei Ishibashi as prop designer, Izumi Takizawa (Arakawa Under the Bridge) as visual concept artist and color designer, Shūhei Tada (Higurashi: When They Cry – GOU) as art designer, Shingo Kanai (Btooom!) as art director, Ying Ying Zhang (My Hero Academia) as photography director, Takuma Miyake (Noragami) as 3DCG director, Rie Matsubara (Bakemonogatari) as editor, Kazuhiro Wakabayashi (Darker than Black) as sound director, and Shizuo Kurahashi (Akira) and Sachiko Nishi (Dororo) as sound effects coordinators.
The Case Study of Vanitas manga launched in Square Enix’s Gangan Joker magazine in December 2015. Yen Press publishes the manga in English and describes the story as:
Rumors revolving around The Book of Vanitas, a clockwork grimoire of dubious reputation, draw Noé, a young vampire in search of a friend’s salvation, to Paris. What awaits him in the City of Flowers, however, is not long hours treading the pavement or rifling through dusty bookshops in search of the tome. Instead, his quarry comes to him…in the arms of a man claiming to be a vampire doctor! Thrust into a conflict that threatens the peace between humans and vampires, will Noé cast in his lot with the curious and slightly unbalanced Vanitas and his quest to save vampirekind?