Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2011 to Sep 30, 2011
23 min. per episode
R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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Score: 6.681 (scored by 25695 users)
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SynopsisSaya is a seemingly normal girl living with her father in a shrine. During the day she goes to school and spends time with her friends at a local cafe. But when night falls Saya is called upon to protect her village from strange monsters.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Blood-C
Other: Blood+, Blood: The Last Vampire
Sequel: Blood-C: The Last Dark
Side story: Blood-C: None-None Gekijou
Summary: Blood-C: Special Edition
Characters & Voice Actors
You will not like this series. Yes, you, the reader of this review. Yes, I can tell.
You will watch the first couple episodes. You will be befuddled by the juxtaposition of a slice of life high school setting and utterly brutal, gory, monster battles. You will detect no overarching plot and abandon it.
You will have been a fan of Blood+, and will not like this anyway.
You will watch the whole series, be extremely upset with the ending and story execution, wonder what was the point of it all, and not like it.
You will be turned off by the gore and not like it.
I did none of these things. I enjoyed the fights, visceral and intense as they are. I didn't notice any awkward pacing or choppy execution. I was enamored by the mystery and the ending justified much of the series for me. But I am in a minority.
Perhaps I am unusual, perhaps I am just a cretin who didn't realize just how flawed the series was.
Maybe I'm wrong about this, but I liked it. You won't. No one else did, and that's okay. read more
Blood-c is one giant troll of an anime. Unfortunately, it proved so good at the gimmick it used that it chased away most of the audience before the good times started rolling. I was going to give it a stinky 3 by episode five but then I continued watching and by the end it had redeemed itself. Still, that is no excuse for those awful, eye-gouging first episodes.
Since you are most probably a returning customer to the Blood franchise, you are already familiar with the story. Sword-wielding mystery girl in a high school uniform fights man-eating monsters. Mystery is solved in a gory, splattery, bloody, dismembering, brain-bits-flying, bone-cracking way.
Blood-c has no continuity with the previous anime of the franchise. It takes the basic story and spins a different tale. So, if you, like me, were expecting more Haji—gawd, there can never be enough Haji!—you will be sorely disappointed. Sigh~ (Allow me a moment to once again overcome my disappointment in this crucial omission)
So, is this a good story? In a word, yes. But that becomes apparent only when you finish it. Once again, the first few episodes are trolling you in a very horrible way. This would have been acceptable in a 24 episode show but in a 12 episode show it did irreparable damage. So, it requires a certain masochism to get you through to the good part.
It is very difficult to talk about the characters without including major spoilers, so I'll do it this way…
Saya is a high school moe-tard klutz by day and a kickass, monster-slaying, katana-wielding warrior by night. How could that possibly be combined, you ask. Watch to the end and be amazed.
The rest of the cast—no, I am not being lazy, it has to be this way—are just as they should be. Watch to the end and be amazed.
Anorexic 7-feet-tall people design courtesy of CLAMP aside, this anime really rocks the fight scenes. Smooth, sleek, gory; these scenes are the main reason to watch this anime. Every time it was blood--fest time it was like the anime became ten times better. Even the animation came alive.
I noticed three distinct soundtrack groups. One for the horrid slice of life wannabe. One for the creepy times and one for the fight scenes. I must say the creepy times soundtrack impressed me the most. It was exquisitely creepy.
OP: Awesome. Fluid and beautifully stylised animation with a standard j-rock ditty. I wish the whole thing could have been like the OP.
ED: Boring. I skipped it every time.
It is very difficult to recommend this because it sabotages itself with a horrible beginning but if you are into gory stuff, this will not disappoint. It is not called “blood” for nothing, you know. Some of the brutal stuff I saw popped my eyes out and I was even watching the censored version. I would have liked to see it uncensored but there is no way I'm watching this again. I would rather re-watch Blood+ ...where Haji is.
Most of the show is inscrutable plot exposition, but when it comes time for bitches to die, you get your money's worth, no doubt.
It takes quite a bit longer for the mayhem to kick in in Blood-C, but once it does, it's pretty brutal.
You like blood and gore? Yeah, both series offer that. Some characters also seem very similar to each other. In my opinion, both of these series also kick some major booty. So that's how they're similar. *shrug* That's about it. Hope you enjoy 'em! :D
Both of these anime series involves a small town or community where mysterious murders takes place. Of course from there, you can expect blood being spilled in both series as the mystery and psychological themes begin to take hold.
Both series also revolves around the school setting and the main character tries to put an end to the deaths.
Both series also contain horror themes and gore so expect violence, freak accidents, and death. If you can take all those, then these two anime series will be a good watch.
Without spoiling anyone I can say that at the end of Blood-c, Saya looked very much like Mei.
With Saya's twintails, if you cut them at the banded part her hair would be the same length, style and colour as Mei's hair.
They both wear an odd looking red and black school uniform.
They are both supernatural in one way or another.
The endings in both shows reveal a major TWEEEEST.
There's also a similarity on their faces but you'll have to watch the end of Blood-c to find it out.
Both have interesting plot, likeable characters and impeccable drama.
Ok, I lied but they both have blood, gracious amounts of fan service and dense lead characters. The best thing about both series is the opening song and I guess Blood-C is a pretty looking show.
sick humor, crazy tastes unpredictible plot.
In my opinion these two animes have a lot of similarities in the MC as well as in the story. A MC who goes between being a ditsy, child-like, innocent girl to a killing machine due to whatever circumstances & when that side of her is shown expect plenty of blood spill & limbs to be severed. Both plots involve the MCs past, betrayal, & "monsters". In both I would wait an entire episode just for the action to come & when it did it was totally worth it. So, to sum it all up,
-MC with two personalities (Killer/innocent girl)
-Every fight ends in a bloodbath
-Plot involving the past, betrayal, & monsters
-Only a bit of action per episode but entirely worth it
Id say if you liked one you should give the other a chance. Both have some stuff youd have to put up with before getting to the good parts (Pointless ecchiness in Elfen Lied & the whole boring school theme of Blood-C) but id say its worth it.
Opening Theme"Spiral" by DUSTZ
Ending Theme"Junketsu Paradox (純潔パラドックス)" by Nana Mizuki
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