Ranked #2787


Alternative Titles

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


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


Score: 7.121 (scored by 17,483 users)
Ranked: #27872
Popularity: #870
Members: 48,276
Favorites: 174
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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".

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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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Jun 21, 2008
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
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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Feb 24, 2009
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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Jul 25, 2008
Story 9/10: its a great plot showing the struggles of people and how they can be led to many horrible decisions or tricked. The only complaint I had was that in the beginning it was hard to discover who the main characters were, I cant say anything about this without spoiling it though so that concludes story. There are also many twists, turns, and "Oh Snap" moments to be had in the story of Blassreiter.
Art 8/10: While the CGI could be better it shouldnt be the deciding point of wether the anime is good. CGI helped the anime alot since it allowed the action to read more
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