Bleed Them Dry premium sake bites into the U.S. with designs by Yoshitaka Amano

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Yoshitaka Amano Bleed Them Dry Sake

Bleed Them Dry Premium Sake will premiere in the U.S. with exclusive limited edition collector sets in Fall 2021.

Themed after the Vault Comics vampire ninja comic book of the same name, the Bleed Them Dry sake series is a one-of-a-kind collaboration with veteran Japanese sake maker Asahara Shuzo.

To celebrate the launch, world-renowned artist Yoshitaka Amano has created intense, vampire-themed illustrations for the diverse flavors of the black and red variations. Collectors will be able to purchase the sake in deluxe packages which include high-quality digitally-signed prints of Amano’s original art created exclusively for the sake launch and rare one-on-one video chats with the artist.

Fans can register now for early access to the premium limited packages.
https://takasan.co/products/btd-sake

The U.S.-based sake consulting and event company Japanese Sake Sisters, LLC. will be the exclusive agent for this sake collaboration.

“I’m really looking forward to the Bleed Them Dry Japanese sake brand launching in the U.S. this fall,” said Amano.

“It’s connected to the American comic book series that was quite successful with sci-fi horror fans. The concept of the ‘Ninja Vampire’ is both frightful and thrilling, and I put those mixed feelings into creating the image that will be presented with ‘BTD Red’ and ‘BTD Black’. Both are Junmai Daiginjo super premium sake and produced by the Asahara Shuzo brewery, which has a great reputation. I hope you will enjoy the sake and my work. Kampai!”

Watch Yoshitaka Amano’s personal video message to fans:

Bleed Them Dry Limited Edition Sake
Classification: Junmai Daiginjo (Premium)
Black Label Edition – Rich, Round, White Flower
Red Label Edition – Dry, Crisp, Elegant

*Sets available to U.S. customers of legal drinking age

BTD Ultimate Vampire Amano VIP Set (limited to 5 sets)
1. Boxed set of Bleed Them Dry Premium Sake (Black and Red)
2. Private video conversation with Yoshitaka Amano (with English translator)
3. Shikishi (autograph board) signed by Amano
4. Set of three (3) prints featuring Yoshitaka Amano’s BTD illustrations
w/ digital autograph
5. Limited Edition Bleed Them Dry Graphic Novel with cover art by Yoshitaka Amano
6. Video message from Amano introducing his vision for the sake collaboration

BTD Eternal Vampire Amano VIP Set (limited to 30 sets)
1. Boxed set of Bleed Them Dry Premium Sake (Black and Red)
2. Shikishi (autograph board) signed by Amano
3. Set of three (3) prints featuring Yoshitaka Amano’s BTD illustrations
w/ digital autograph
4. Video message from Amano introducing his vision for the sake collaboration

BTD Bloodthirsty Vampire Set (limited to 65 sets)
1. Boxed set of Bleed Them Dry Premium Sake (Black and Red)
2. Set of three (3) prints featuring Yoshitaka Amano’s BTD Sake illustrations
w/ digital autograph
3. Video message from Amano introducing his vision for the sake collaboration

BTD Collectible Set (limited to 140 sets)
1. Boxed set of Bleed Them Dry Premium Sake (Black and Red)
2. One (1) print featuring Yoshitaka Amano’s BTD Sake illustration
w/ digital autograph
3. Video message from Amano introducing his vision for the sake collaboration

Registration is open now for early access when the sake launches later this year. Exclusive items are in limited supply and are expected to sell out quickly.
https://takasan.co/products/btd-sake

Fans can also follow Bleed Them Dry Sake on social media for updates:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/btdsakeofficial/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/btdsakeofficial
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/btdsakeofficial
YouTube: https://youtu.be/EoOMB2ox61Y

Yoshitaka Amano Bleed Them Dry Sake

Yoshitaka Amano Bleed Them Dry Sake

Created by Hiroshi Koizumi and developed by Lotus Group and Nagoya TV (Metele), the American comic book series was written by Eliot Rahal, illustrated by Dike Ruan, and published by Vault Comics. Bleed Them Dry was named the Best Horror Comic of 2020 by CBR.com. Earlier this year, a limited special edition of Bleed Them Dry was released in Kinokuniya bookstores in the U.S. featuring new cover artwork created by Amano. An animated series is currently in development from producer F.J. DeSanto, who also produced the comic book series.

Amano is known to anime and video game fans around the world for his illustration and designs for the Final Fantasy series, Vampire Hunter D, Gatchaman, and Casshern, among numerous others.

Amano was nominated for a Hugo Award for his work on The Sandman: The Dream Hunters with famed comic book writer Neil Gaiman, who called Amano “an artist for the next century”. He illustrated the Marvel Comics series Wolverine and Elektra: The Redeemer and was the subject of a 328-page hardcover biography titled Yoshitaka Amano: The Illustrated Biography—Beyond the Fantasy published by Dark Horse.

Amano’s visionary talent has received increasing interest from major entertainment brands. In 2019, Amano created an original portrait of the planeswalker Liliana for Magic: The Gathering’s War of the Spark release.

In 2021, he was commissioned to create special cover illustrations for DC Comics, including Harley Quinn, Superman Red and Blue, and Suicide Squad. Netflix’s recently announced space horror anime series Exception will feature character designs by Amano.

Bleed Them Dry Premium Sake project is overseen by Japanese Sake Sisters, LLC, in the U.S.