On July 21, during Comic-Con International: San Diego, Kodansha USA announced that they would release Oma Sei’s Blood Blade in English.
Blood Blade will be the first manga that will be released in English this fall on their website.
The manga will have a weekly release schedule, while its print version will be released in the spring of 2024.
Until the release of the print version, the manga will be available for free.
Author Oma Sei stated in the announcement that the series is based on classic horror films and dramas and centers around monsters that used to be popular in the past.
Kodansha USA describes the manga:
Having fallen in battle long ago, Count Vlad Dracula is reborn as a katana-wielding young vampiress in an alternate-history Europe.
After the reincarnated Dracula rescues a girl named Clara from a mysterious stranger, Clara explains that she is the creation of a certain Victor Frankenstein.
She also reveals that she is fleeing from an organization called Cerberus, which seeks to capture and study “monsters” such as herself in order to create an army of human-monster hybrids.
Clara begs the vampiress to flee with her to an island of monsters where the two of them will be safe…but as they set out for Monster Island, the sinister forces of Cerberus are in hot pursuit.