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Blood+, the follow up to one of the best-selling animé films of all time, Blood: The Last Vampire, comes to Adult Swim. The story, set in modern-day Okinawa, follows high school senior Saya Otonashi who lives a happy life with her adoptive family. She is suffering from a great memory loss and can only remember the events of her life in the past year. Her happy existence is shattered one night when she is attacked by a blood-sucking creature called a "Chiropteran". The attack triggers her memories and she soon discovers that she is the only one who can defeat the Chiropterans.
Opening Themes:
"Aozora no Namida" by Hitomi Takahashi (eps 1-13)
"SEASON'S CALL" by HYDE (eps 14-25)
"Colors of the Heart" by UVERworld (eps 26-38)
"Raion" by Jinn (eps 39-)
Closing Theme:
"Kataritsugu koto" by Chitose Hajime (eps 1-13, 50)
"CRY NO MORE" by Mika Nakashima (eps 14-25)
"This Love" by Angela Aki (eps 26-38)
"Brand New Map" by K (eps 39-49)
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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • wow,so amazing

    10
    I wish they would make 50 leaves you wanting to know what happens so bad :( I hope,even though it's 6 or 7 years later,that they will finally make was so amazing and I wanna see a continuation(:
  • Im so in love.

    6.0
    This show came out long ago, and I had just watched it on Netflix because I remember my cousin telling me about it years ago, I watched a clip years ago with her and I didn't ever watch it. But when I saw it on Netflix I was drawn to watch it. Wow wow wow. One of the best anime I ever watched. Good theme music, story plot, bad ass characters. This show is so good. I watched it all in a matter of three days. I particularly love the ending, hagi lives! And he and saya confessed their true feelings, you can thank Kai for that lol. I think anyone could like this show not just us anime freaks :) but I'm ranting, I love this show. Hagi hagi hag. And i think the anime starts off in a good way, you don't learn everything all at once, but i love the cliffhangers. I really have no words to describe my feelings toward this show. I love hagis cello music lol. It creates intensity. Saya made me sometimes mad when she didn't fight directly, and people died because of it, but only because she was so in shock of it all. Kai was all in all worthless and got in the way a lot. Each show reviews more and more about her past, you can't miss one or you'll be lost, it's about action, romance, loss and overcoming the hardships and dealing with loss. But I'm sure enough a lot of others are just very glad hagi didn't die :) lol but that's it, I'm ranting a lot.moreless
  • So Far So GOOOOOD

    8.5
    I wasn't a fan of this show in the beginning. But, the more I watched the more I loved it. I haven't completed this anime yet but so far is been really great getting involve with the anime. It has good character development and story, so don't miss out if you like the blood, violence and action :D.
  • This is my new favorite show!

    10
    This is one of the most amazing animes I've ever seen and my favorite show by far. Ever since I saw the first episode I've been hooked and can barely stand to wait a week for the next one. Every episode has the perfect balance of action and story. The plot is so unique and interesting. Each character has their own personality;no one is ever out of character. As I watched this show, it was like I felt a connection to each character, I felt happy and sad right along with them. I'll always love this show and will never get tired of watching it.moreless
  • Although Blood+ could have been executed much better, the end result is a show that is utterly enjoyable and emotional at its core.

    8.5
    Blood+ derives from the old 2000 anime movie premier, Blood: The Last Vampire. Even though The Last Vampire is where Blood+ got its roots for the entire basis of the show, it carries over very little of what the movie was, creating a very unique show with just a few faults that may turn some viewers away.



    Saya Otonashi is our protagonist of this story. Saya is an amnesiac and an anemia-infected school girl that lives a normal life with her adopted family who owns a small bar in Okinawa, Japan. Soon, Saya's life is drastically changed when she learns the importance of her blood and the existence of a secret species known as the chiropteran that threaten humanity. As Saya learns of her mysterious past, she and a large cast of others find a way to rid the world of chiropteran.



    When I say "large cast," that is by no means and overstatement. Many characters enter the show, either because of the central plot or because of the attachment of other characters. Blood+ does a good job of giving many key characters enough time on screen for the viewers to know and get an idea of their role in the overall show.



    Blood+'s characters are supported by the unique world and setting created in the showm, with a beautiful (and usually moving) soundtrack composed and stylized by Mark Mancina and Hans Zimmer. Classical pieces of music by famous musicians make their notice in the show as well. As the title implies, blood is the main idea in Blood+. Blood is very graphical and gives the show a sort of textural and natural feel to it. The graphical violence and great action sequences only help Blood+ in its atmospheric presentation as a whole.



    Blood+ takes a few sharp turns of emotions and plot throughout its two seasons. There is very little humor found in Blood+, and that could be a little awkward for some viewers who appreciate humor along with serious plots. Blood+ is a very sophisticated anime. Lacking the outstanding and noticeable traits that many animes carry, Blood+ is strictly here for beautiful presentation rather than comical relief. Most episodes consist of conversations, most of the time ending with a cliffhanger that forces you to anticipate the next episode. While Season 1 seems to drag on more, Season 2 is very guilty of making you wait until the next episode. Staying with Blood+'s plot is very important, and wanting to find out the end result of the show is what really drove me to finish the series, and I'm glad I did, because it ended much better than I could have hoped it would.



    Blood+ may not hold the attention span of many viewers because of its really slow start, but if you can find yourself to stick with Blood+, you will discover a very rewarding and emotional tale that, when it's all said and done, has you appreciating the show altogether, and leaves you beckoning for more.moreless
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