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Time Prisoners (时空囚徒) is a vampire survival action Chinese webcomic written and illustrated by Bai Xiao. On October 1, 2016, a Chinese-Japanese anime adaptation titled Bloodivores (ブラッディヴォーレス?) began airing. The series is directed by Chen Ye and produced by Emon Animation Company (Haoliners Animation League).
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60 years ago, some people suffer from a strange case of insomnia that struck the entire population. Unable to sleep for more than a week a large number of people become completely sleep deprived and eventually go mad with rage. A new medicine is produced to cure the illness but it has a side effect which turns patients into vampires, who are later called the “Bloodivores.” They are feared by other people and wear a special necklace that sends a signal to the police if a Bloodivore is unable to control their emotions.
Mi Liu is called “child of hope” – born from a human and a Bloodivore but when he along with his 3 friends are vilified for killing all humans in a bank they robbed, they are sentenced to death. Then a strange thing happens where they are thrown into a mysterious place with a lot of unexplainable monsters along with other sentenced-to-death prisoners. A girl greets them and reveals they have been given new collars that are filled with explosives to prevent killing other bloodivores. She then announces their mission, to survive.
Kenji Akabane as Mi Liu(弥流)
Eri Kitamura as Anji(左安琪)
Takuya Satō as Lee Shin
Sho Hayami as Lou Yao
The opening song is “Nenten” by Mili and the ending theme song is “Quiet Squall” by Siraph.
^ “Chinese-Japanese Co-Produced Animated Series World of Super Sand Box Revealed”. Anime News Network. 4 January 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
^ a b c d e “Chinese/Japanese Anime Bloodivores Announced for October”. Anime News Network. September 1, 2016. Retrieved September 25, 2016.
^ “Music”. bloodivores.com (in Japanese). Retrieved September 25, 2016.
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