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Blassreiter

Blassreiter

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: BLASSREITER -genetic-
Japanese: ブラスレイター

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2008 to Sep 28, 2008
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.151 (scored by 16009 users)
Ranked: #26782
Popularity: #779
Members: 43,440
Favorites: 162
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

action sci-fi

Synopsis

The story is set in a fictional Germany and centers around the outbreak of biomechanical creatures named "Demoniacs", who rise from corpses and attack people mindlessly. The Demoniacs have the ability to merge with most technology including cars and motorcycles, not only gaining control of them but also enhancing their performance greatly. Against them is a group of people known as XAT, Xenogenesis Assault Team, who police these Demoniacs in an attempt to keep the peace and discover the reasons for the "Demoniac" change. All the while, a number of human-turned-Demoniacs appear. Some use their powers for good whilst others for evil. One will rise above all other Demoniacs to become the "Blassreiter".

(Source: Wikipedia)

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Adaptation: Blassreiter: Genetic
Summary: Blassreiter Navigator

Characters & Voice Actors

Frentzen, Gerd
Frentzen, Gerd
Main
Sabat, Christopher
English
Sabat, Christopher
Ishizuka, Unshou
Japanese
Ishizuka, Unshou
Jobson, Joseph
Jobson, Joseph
Main
Matsukaze, Masaya
Japanese
Matsukaze, Masaya
Haberkorn, Todd
English
Haberkorn, Todd
...
Saltza, Hermann
Saltza, Hermann
Main
Willingham, Travis
English
Willingham, Travis
Miyake, Kenta
Japanese
Miyake, Kenta
...
Werner, Amanda
Werner, Amanda
Main
Itou, Shizuka
Japanese
Itou, Shizuka
Marchi, Jamie
English
Marchi, Jamie

Staff

Itano, Ichiro
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Screenplay, Series Composition
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Endou, Hirotaka
Episode Director
Inman, Jeremy
Script



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Feb 24, 2009
Drizzt
All right, this is to be my first anime review for myanimelist.net so inexperience is to be expected:)

Blassreiter or "Pale rider" is newest addition to list of Gonzo's works (done in collaboration with Nitro+). Elements of contemporary anime are clearly shown in this series like extensive use of CGI, futuristic setting focusing on technological advances and moral/ethic consequences arising from it degrading humanity in process. This could be summarised as the main theme of series around which plot revolves. Classical motives of redemption, friendship, duty, loyalty and love are also present in the plot driving character actions in certain way or other.

Story in short revolves read more
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Jun 21, 2008
lancelotgeass
Right, this is my second review. I'll try to control myself on length this time. Take note that I'll update the review at the end of the series. Additionally, no summary will be provided. This anime's main page has a brilliant one already. So, off we go.

Story (8/10):
The story extremely interesting in the sense that it evolves from small incidents to macrosmic effects. In the first few episodes, one couldn't really tell where the story was going, who the main characters were and just what was going to happen next. However, slowly, but surely the dam broke and plot flowed to swamp us. We are read more
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May 28, 2010
Moonlith
Blassreiter is not among the highest rated animes on MAL, and for a reason.

But that reason has nothing to do with any supposed inferiority of the series, nor is it about any glaring fault in the show - Blassreiter is a good anime. It's also understandable why many haven't considered it great, or not even all that good.

The biggest fault in the show is it's seemingly lack of any clear direction or plot. In the first few episodes we see a bunch of these weird, robot-ish, human-like creatures running around causing havoc, including turning a motorcyclist idol into one of them. Along with the infected read more
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May 28, 2014
THEAnimeHERO
Blassreiter is a seinen sci-fi anime that deals with the concept of hatred & justice but viewers should be warned of the heavy usage of cgi. If that doesn't bother you then the series itself is a good story but has some minor problems.

The story of Blassreiter takes place in Germany where these creatures known as Amalgams aka Demoniacs other better understood as "robot zombies" due to them being formed out of corpses & can merge with technology. To stop this threat the XAT are formed to combat these Amalgams, eventually the story moves towards this battle of good evil with the XAT members being read more
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Recommendations

If you equate the Contractors with the Demoniac, everything else falls into place.
Most of these anime's elements are the same. The only differences are mainly the time, country, and weapons used. These Anime both are about demonic outbreaks that only need to be resolved by te main character who has mastered the power to controll the demonic side of him/her.
An inner demon is present in both series that the MC must control. As the episodes progresses, there is emotion and drama. Also, supernatural and cyberpunk themes are present in both series that reflect a dystopia like setting.

Of course, saving humanity is another theme in both series.
Both have a main character who has a special power that has them transform into a super powered humanoid being. Both main characters focus on saving those with special powers like their own.
The infection in Blassreiter that allows them to fuse with bike and become bioweapons is similar to Xam`d.In Xam`d u will also see a biomecha(Human Forms) and a hunting force to hunt them just like the Blassreiter.The heroine initially joins the hunter team and then sides with hero!! :p
-Very similar plots
-Bad childhood
-Main character is a monster that fights other monsters.

Opening Theme

#1: "Detarame na Zanzō (デタラメな残像)" by GRANRODEO
#2: "unripe hero" by Minami Kuribayashi

Ending Theme

#1: "sad rain" by Aki Misato
#2: "Separating moment" by Aki Misato (ep 12)
#3: "A Wish For The Star" by Kanako Itou
#4: "sweet lies" by Kanako Itou (ep 24)

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