Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2013 to Sep 9, 2013
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 7.741 (scored by 34331 users)
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SynopsisStaz is the vampire boss of a section of the demon world, but he has little interest in human blood. He's more infatuated with Japanese culture. When he learns that Yanagi Fuyumi, a Japanese teenage girl, accidentally wanders into the demon city, he jumps to the occasion. However, while Staz deals with an intruder on his turf, the oblivious Fuyumi is killed by a monster and becomes a wandering ghost. The disappointed Staz vows to her that he will find a way to bring Fuyumi back to life.
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Other: Blood Lad OVA
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Blood Lad is a supernatural anime, revolving around a mystical realm involving the main character, Staz, a vampire boss in charge of a territory who is surprisingly also an otaku and a huge fan of everything Japan-related. It is weird yet unique.
The story starts of when a human girl (the main female character, sadly I forgot her name) appears from nowhere in town and thus Staz's people find her, knowing Staz will be fascinated by the human girl. Then he realizes that she is fading from the world of living and he decided to help her initially for his own goals. He gets help from his friends and yea.
However the story of this anime is really inconsistent, it is like sht happens, then it becomes good again in a matter of time, fluctuating the repetitive pattern. Some episodes are really interesting with it's action scenes and humour and it is so hilarious most of the time while it also contains many references to real anime in our world, however, some episodes are just SO boring I actually fell asleep for half an episode and could not wake up until my room was drooling from liquid......inconsistency is majorly a lack down for this show.
The animation and art quality was decent to say the least. The character designs were well made and they were recognizable, sadly though, it isn't amazing either. The background colours were quite random, they were all over the place and although it is a demon world, every single street in this world shouldn't look like its graffiti done by a 5 year old brat.
The music was fine, the opening was catchy and a bit addicting, but then the ending song was quite wrong, it doesn't fit well with mood of the ending of any episode, doesn't collaborate well or match nicely to present a neat and long lasting effect to the audience, every time the ending song played, i felt like i was in a funeral with a group of friends singing a sad song. Also, noneo f the soundtracks were memorable, but o well.
The characters were all-rounded, there were the girls who only tried to get laid with Staz, and then the male characters who were nicely brought in. Wolf, the masochist was basically a power-house, he could tank an entire army including Staz and he was strong as well, being that said, one of my favorite scenes was him fighting Staz in a boxing match. He also showed feelings towards liking Fuyumi the main girl (oh i remembered), helping her out. Staz was quite likable, a badass overpowered damning kamikaze here and there fanboy who gets all the chicks day and night. However, none of the characters were well developed, reducing the potential of these characters. Building a development, story or background of a characters especially the main characters will definitely provide and deliver more feels towards the show, and we will care more about them, because when Fuyumi was fading i didnt even cry, when staz was beaten up, i didnt cry or flood a river in my room becaue I already knew that he would wake up and trash the enemy in a matter of 3 seconds.
Blood Lad, was not terrible or extremely bad, but the potential wasted was disappointing as I really did expect more from these characters and even the plot as well. Pacing was poo, inconsistent episode delivery too. The humor and action were the notable qualities that were well done in this anime. It is a good comedy and fantasy genre anime
In a nutshell, Blood lad will give you quite a lot of laughs, but you can be sure to feel safe because there isn't anything sad or tragic here, don't worry your room will not flood with tears. You wont give any damns, when someone dies. Inconsistency kills Blood Lad, leaving it stoned, becoming little bacon-bits.
Blood Lad is an intriguing comedy/supernatural anime that is one of the best, if not the best of the Summer 2013 season. I've been looking forward to every new episode, and it's been very enjoyable so far.
First and foremost, the show is very entertaining. I've definitely had my share of laughs, as Blood Lad definitely qualifies as a solid comedy. It brings to the table a helping of exciting moments that take you to the edge of your seat, but also a bunch of weird situations too.
The story is basically about a vampire who wants to resurrect a human girl who died and is now a ghost. It's not bad and the rest of the show goes along with it. It's nice that it never strays off topic, and everything going on is for the sake of resurrecting Fuyumi. The plot isn't deep or anything but you don't watch a show like this for the plot anyways.
To be honest, there are a few characters who you kind of just want to whack in the face with a baseball bat. On the contrary, there are some pretty badass characters as well who even it out. Overall, most of the character's aren't deep at all and have no background or are plain weird. It's fine though because this isn't meant to be a piece of literature, it's a comedy.
Though it isn't spectacular enough to be considered a masterpiece, the artwork and animation is definitely good, and fits in very well with the way the show is produced. It's lighthearted and supports the humorous parts of the show. However, I think it's a little to cheesy and the "cartoonishness" could definitely be cut down a little, though I am being a bit picky. Overall, it was a job well done.
The sound is pretty nice too. With many situations, there was music in the background that complimented the artwork. The voice actors were good as well. The sounds coming out of the characters' mouths were very fitting. Also, I liked the theme songs, especially the opening.
In a nutshell, Blood Lad is a nice comedy that made me laugh and look forward to the next episode, making me a fan of the series. If you're looking for a funny, exciting, and fast-paced show that involves the supernatural, this is the show for you. read more
both main leads are very powerful demons
both are your typical shounen leads they're even voiced by the same seiyuu
the comedy is kinda and overall setting is kinda similar
in both, there is a small romantic subplot that doesn't really go anywhere ..
Both anime's main character is the leader of a world or territory that has tons of followers. and they love japan; the genres of these animes are very alike and the female lead develops feelings for the male lead little by little.
In both series, there is a main male protagonist who seems to playing the role of a leader/ruler. However, they come in contact with something new and unexpected.
There is a lot of comedy in both series. Despite the main male protagonist portrayed as being powerful, they also seems to lack common sense and often or not seems to need help with logic of the real world. Both series also seems to make fun of popular culture and has references as well. There is also action that are sometimes exaggerated. The main female character in both series are a bit different but has an awkward relationship with the mc throughout the series. On the other hand, Fuyumi (Blood Lad) and Chiho (Hataraku Maou-Sama!) has some similarities.
Strangely enough both these anime is really similar. Similar kind of art style if that is what attracted you, but also similar humor.
-Both have quirky "demon lord"
-Both are in==enticed by the human world, in one way or the other.
and plus, both are very funny and im hoping for more funny situations and stuff with Blood Lad
the CV of both protagonist is same..
both protagonist is supposed being a bad guy,, but actually they are a funny, crazy, good guy
the story has a 2 world..
both has a great action..
the comedy is great..
Both involves big bosses who goes to the human world and live a simple life, both have the same action, fantasy and comedy genre.
The second i started watching Blood Lad, i Immediately got struck by that 'special atmosphere', so typically experienced back when watching Hataraku Maou-sama!.
Already from the get-go, the series share's 'alot' of serie-elements and strikingly similiar plot-twists.
Many of the reasons behinde this common Atmosphere they share, can be easily explained [[see below]]
The very moment you're introduced to the Main-Protagonist Charlie Staz, you'll immediately start seeing that he has some clear similarities to Hataraku's; Maou-sama.
1. Staz is just like Maou, a type of demonic creature. Staz being a Vamp and Maou the Devil in own high person.
2. Staz and Maou are both very high-ranking individuals, and both have right-hands and helpers at thier service.
3. They're both a bit Lazy in nature but have also shown that they both; when challenged or motivated with the various tasks or goals, are able of performing exceedingly well.
4. Staz has a tendency (just like Maou-sama) for not taking his helpers nor other people's feelings: into full consideration when tasking them around or engaging with them socialy.
5. They both come from another world/dimension (usually demonic in nature,) to earth through some kind of teleportation device or portal. Though they split on the fact that Staz actually wants to go to the Human world, whereas Maou did not.
6. They're both "Masters" at unconsciously getting girls to fall in love with them. Though Staz is (like Maou-sama) simply way too self-centered to really notice anything,.. (Anything meaning Chiho/Fuyumi-chan)
7. Staz and Maou are both adapt very fast in the face of mayor plot-twists (many which they cause themselfes, often without thier knowledge).
8. Lastly, i wanted to enlighten those whom have so far been too blind to have noticed it,.. it being the fact that Staz and Maou-sama both share the same Voice-actor: Ohsaka, Ryota
+ I'd also like us all to welcome Mr. Komesu Taichi, on his debute and i hope well be seeing himin further series down the road.
The same entities from the underworld wanting to live in the human world, a lot comedy, except one is a bit disgusting.
They have a similar ambient, are comedic and funny, and also have interesting fights and characters.
Both Main Male character are demons (vampire count as a demon). Both started at the demon world then the human world and both have a gate to enter/leave the human world.
Same category (Comedy) has underworld
Both are shows about demons, they're both packed with comedy and action
The concepts of demons and souls are bought together in both Soul Eater and Blood Lad. Their worlds contrasts with the law of nature along with the modern world.
The main male protagonist from both series are hot headed but does care about his friends and companion. The main female characters contrasts quite a bit from both series but do also play some pivotal roles in the stories. They often encourage their companion to believe in themselves at what they do.
Both series has a lot of comedy and strange gags. This is presented in more of a lighthearted tone that occurs out of random sometimes. Additionally, expect some action as there are conflicts in involved from both worlds.
Supernatural themes are very recurrent in both series as well as the dark aesthetic in a not-to-be-taken-seriously way. Blood Lad has a bit more fanservice tho.
Also, I consider Soul Eater to be significantly higher than the other, maybe due to a bigger amount of episodes that serve well to character development and progress of characters relationships.
Both series have fan service, a lot of comedy, and things that have to do with demons, souls, spirits, etc. I think they also have aimilar a art style and vibe. There are also hints of romance between the main characters, i.e. Soul and Maka, Staz and Fuyumi.
Both have a unique world brought to life by a broad, vivid color scheme. Both have a wacky (and somewhat urban) atmosphere, style of humor, and characters. Soul Eater is much more shounen, but Blood Lad also carries importance in powers.
Both these series focus on the hot-headed protagonists and their lives. They have a similar tyle and atmosphere, and focus heavily on the comedy. Of course, Soul Eater becomes more serious towards the end, while Blood Lad has more of a light-hearted feel to it. Both these animes have to do with supernatural beings and powers.
They both had a very similar fell to them so if you like one you might like the other.
Opening Theme"ViViD" by May'n
Ending Theme"BLOODY HOLIC" by Yuuka Nanri
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