Nazuna Nanakusa is ready to play. Photo credit: Liden Films

The release date of Call of the Night anime is July 2022, the summer 2022 anime season.

The new anime is a classic story with a fun twist. Boy meets girl. The girl is a vampire. Boy wants to be a vampire, and girl says yes, but there’s a catch.

To become a vampire, he has to fall in love with her, and he’s 14. But can he really fall in love and become a vampire? Or will he be her meal?

This is a vampire anime story not to be missed.

The call of the night trailer PV.

What do we know about Call of the Night?

Call of the Night is about 14-year-old Ko Yamori and his nighttime walks due to insomnia. He meets a mysterious girl who introduces herself as Nazuna Nanakusa and asks Ko if he has sleeping problems.

Nanzuna hangs out with Ko when he says yes, until he admits he’s ready to go to sleep. But Ko isn’t ready to go home yet, so Nazuna invites him to sleep with her.

This turns out to be an abandoned building with a double futon already ready for use. Ko tries to leave, but Nazuna calms him down and Ko pretends to be asleep.

Nazuna steps in and bites Ko’s neck. When Ko sits up, Nazuna says that a very large mosquito has bitten him. He doesn’t believe her, leading to Ko asking if he’s a vampire now.

Nazuna laughs at him and explains how the vampire system works. First comes love, then a vampire comes to drink your blood, then you become a vampire.

But Ko hasn’t been in love, so how does he know when he has? What is the difference between true love and admiration? How can a 14-year-old wander through town at night and not be caught by the police?

I can’t wait to find out!

An anime girl with pink pigtails leans against a vending machine and sips a drink.
Call of the Deuteragonist of the Night, Nazuna Nanakusa. Photo credit: Liden Films

When is Call of the Night coming?

Thanks to Liden Films, the anime will start streaming in July 2022. Tetsuya Miyanishi is the Chief Director, with Tomoyuki Itamura directing.

Michiko Yokote is the screenwriter and Haruka Sagawa is responsible for the character designs. The characters are brought to life by Gen Sato as Ko Yamori, Sora Amamiya as Nazuna Nanakusa, Yumiri Hanamori as Akari Asai, and Haruka Tomastu as Seri Kikyo.

The opening track is Yofukashi no Utea, performed by Creepy Nuts.

Kotoyama is the original creator and his manga is going strong. With the 10th part in Japan on February 18, 2022, English readers will get the 8th part on June 14, 2022.

Call of the Night was nominated for the 6th Next Manga Awards and ranked 8th in the 2021 Nationwide Bookstore Employees Recommended Comics. Kotoyama’s first manga is Dagashi Kashi featuring artist Ito Okashi.

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