English: Blood Lad
Jul 8, 2013 to Sep 9, 2013
24 min. per ep.
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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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 of the same type and becomes a wandering ghost. The disappointed Staz vows to Fuyumi that he will find a way to bring her back to life.
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Characters & Voice Actors
Opening Theme"ViViD" by May'n
Ending Theme"BLOODY HOLIC" by Yuuka Nanri
There exists an alternate world full of demons which one can reach through magical portals. A somewhat air-headed human girl named Fuyumi accidentally travels though such a portal and is soon captured by demons. Luckily Staz, the head of the demons, is a carefree vampire who wants to break away from his clan's past and has no intentions of harming Fuyumi. Unfortunately, he's not terribly attentive and Fuyumi is soon gobbled up by a giant flower-monster. Greatly attracted to something unknown about Fuyumi, Staz vows to restore Fuyumi's ghost to her former body, which is now a frowning pile of bones.
Blood Lad is a light-hearted action/comedy with a fair dosage of ecchi. An extremely short and ultimately incomplete work, this is a good watch as a shonen piece. There is not enough depth or complexity to warrant the seinen tag nor is there enough character progress to warrant a romance tag. If you're looking for some bloody quick action (of the fighting/magic sort) by all means give this a try. If not, I'd wait to see if there is a sequel before jumping in. As it is, there are too many unanswered questions for this to be a fulfilling watch.
Blood Lad seems to be going for a cool shonen look. The coloring is quite saturated (except for the vampires' pale skin) and lots of characters have rather funky clothing. Backgrounds are rather simplistic and detailing is only average at best. Character styling is definitely unique with a lot of interesting designs and twists on established monster stereotypes, my favorite being Yukiotoko, a snowman who is cold from his own existence. In certain short sequences characters are drawn with different hair colors, a stylistic choice I guess. What kind of irritated me was the fact that the protagonist Staz was drawn with such a lack of emotional range. He is either calm and collected or grinning and collected. While a laid back protagonist is fine, having some emotional range would do a lot to engage the viewers.
There's plenty of action in this show with a range of physical and magical battles. There are quite a few non-traditional attacks that differentiate this from your typical show but nothing that will knock you off your feet either. Expect a fair amount of blood and carnage though, with this being a pretty light-hearted show, nothing is really gruesome in an Elfen Lied sense. There is a fair amount of ecchi in this show ranging from finger licking to bouncing body parts and skimpy clothing.
Blood Lad opens with a rock based OP fit for the amount of action in the show. I don't really like the melody and don't particularly care for the singer's voice. The ED is a slightly slower rock piece with a much better singer and melody. The "cool" theme is further reflected in the BGM, which has a percussion-heavy tune with electronic, guitar, and brass-based instruments that gives the series a unique feel.
The VA cast is relatively young and new but does a fair job at bringing some life to the characters. I think Emi Bridcut did a great job as Hydra Bell, who has by far the most depth out of all the characters.
This is a fairly light-hearted show though there are some pretty late plot twists/revelations. The show has quite a few subplots running alongside the main plotline of trying to revive Fuyumi. Annoyingly, these subplots are developed a lot more than the core goal. In fact, once Staz decides to revive Fuyumi, he seems to be doing everything but that (i.e. getting endlessly sidetracked). Thus, while we learn a lot about Staz's family and the demon realm, we still don't have a good grasp of how Fuyumi can be a human again.
As explained above, expect meandering arcs about various subplots, many of which have their own rising action and climax. While the story progression is fair, there are still way too many unanswered questions at the end of the show. The final conclusion is more of a teaser than a conclusion, which obviously begs for a second season. The caveat is that the events of this show are the type that a viewer soon forgets (think the gap between White Album and White Album Second Season). Thus, I recommend waiting for a second offering for a more complete viewing.
While the show has a lot of interesting and unique personalities, I felt there was a lack of actual development. Hydra Bell is probably the only character that shows any growth and development through the piece. Staz starts as a lazy but powerful vampire and ends the same. Fuyumi starts as a clueless living girl and ends up as a clueless ghost. Wolfboy starts as an underdog fighter and remains such at the end. While you get fair exposition on important characters, we'll have to wait till the second season for any real development.
If you walked into this series based on a potentially intriguing relationship between Staz and Fuyumi forget it. Drop this and move on or this show will leave you with an agonizing, unfulfilled feeling. Otherwise, add this to your list and wait for a second season. Blood Lad is a unique but incomplete work; a concept that, due to such a partial execution, really doesn't hold its own. read more
Blood Lad is a classic example of taking a typical genre type and applying a currently popular twist on it; in this case you end up with yet another supernatural comedy Most titles that fall under this category are barely passable, but Blood Lad seemed to stand out from the rest of the crowd so I gave it a chance. I mean a vampire boss that is more interested in the otaku culture of Japan over fresh human blood… that doesn’t sound too unoriginal and downright unbearable, right? Well I’m going to tell you why I was neither right nor wrong in Blood Lad’s case.
The story follows Staz, a vampire boss of the demon world. He is feared across the demon world for being one of the most powerful bosses around and is also known for always accomplishing any goal he sets out for. So when Fuyumi, a young and big-breasted Japanese girl, accidentally makes it into the demon world and is killed, Staz decides he’ll help bring her back to life. Already two typical character types have been established: an overpowered hero and a big-breasted, clumsy heroine. So, if it sounds to you like a pretty typical hero saves damsel-in-distress story then you’re absolutely right—because that’s what it is. But that is not all it is. Let me explain.
One of the best things about this series was the comedy. It wasn’t forced, it wasn’t complicated, the references to Japanese culture were easy to understand for any anime fan, it was not overused and it was just downright hilarious. But the credibility of the series cannot be justified by just one aspect of the plot even if the show is prominently defined by this aspect—and that is where Blood Lad quickly let itself down. At first, the comedy held up the dialogue in a good way but it soon became hard to overlook the lacking parts of the rest of the dialogue. The comedy became repetitive and started to let down the dialogue and eventually the plot also. Where Blood Lad’s story went wrong is when they failed at mixing bad drama and action with good comedy—and then tried to patch up their faults with more good comedy. After this much repetition, the good comedy became bad comedy and the plot became even less comprehensible because of the overuse of unneeded gags.
Just like the story, Blood Lad’s art started out great but was relatively let down by a certain aspect. Prominently the most annoying part of Blood Lad’s art was the obscure and abstract changing of colours, backgrounds and art within certain scenes at an attempt to pair with the comedic side of the plot. At first it worked well but this soon enough, just like the use of comedy, became forced and overused. Apart from this annoyance, Blood Lad’s art was actually one of the series’ strong points. The animation was always fluid, the art was consistent, the character designs and the design of the Japan influenced ‘demon world’ worked very well together and over all the animation, when not overused, matched the mood of the series and the genre by having simple and somewhat goofy character designs like typical comedy series do but also mixing it with typical shounen character designs, this caused a nice blend of the comedy and action. Apart from the certain abstract scenes mentioned before, the art was far from an eyesore and actually helped maintain the series when it began to fail.
The soundtrack goes with the series in a pleasurable but non-memorable way. The opening song did a great job of giving me a positive view when I started the anime and when I started the new episode every week. Even when I knew the anime that was starting after the minute and a half song was far from perfect. The soundtrack worked well in matching the moods of different scenes and didn’t separate the viewer from the voice acting but instead accompanied the seiyuu’s dialogue well.
The characters in Blood Lad all play a relatively necessary role in the show but the way some of these roles were developed is probably the weakest point of the series. In some cases there is no development at all, they are simply placed in the series for the short time they are needed then used later on for gags. But, with it being a 10 episode series and of the comedy genre, which doesn’t typically have or need much character development, I do take into account that it would be very hard to develop all the characters they introduced. So I’ll only be judging the development of the main characters. Staz, obviously, has the most development as a character throughout the series and for a comedy series this should have been absolutely fine, here’s the problem though-- it didn’t feel like enough. The flashbacks and dialogue he’s involved in don’t provide enough substance to give me a reason to care about him. Little character development in a comedy series is acceptable but if it is not handled well, which in this case it wasn’t, it makes you care about the character less. If you don’t care about the main character then it is hard to care about anything he or she is involved in, which in a main character’s case is usually everything to do with the series. The biggest let down of the series was the underdevelopment of Staz, if you can’t get your viewer to care about the main character then the anime falls apart.
Blood Lad was a show that let itself down more than it let the viewers down, because it could have been much more than it ended up as.
But after all this negativity in this piece of writing I can honestly say that I still really enjoyed Blood Lad. No it didn’t impress me as much as I was expecting, yes it had a lot of flaws, but the overall charm of the series kept me watching. If you’re a fan of this anime I can understand why and I can also say I am a fan. If I can’t point out the flaws in a series then how can I properly call myself a fan? Blood Lad was a fun experience and I still hold to my previous comment that it was neither unbearable and unoriginal nor bearable and original, because honestly from a critical standpoint Blood Lad didn’t impress me or frustrate me—it just gave me enjoyment.
After reading this review I hope you have a good idea on all the flaws of Blood Lad. But if you were interested in this series like I was I encourage you to look past the flaws and have fun with this anime, it might not be the most empowering, impressive, revolutionary anime in existence but it is great for some enjoyable watching and sometimes that’s all that matters. If you can look past that fact then who knows you might really enjoy this anime. Give it a shot.
Ok, time to make my review of this 10 episode anime thing....then again, I think I should just quit beating around the bush and state by ratings for each of this anime's category.
Story: mediocre 5.
Ok, so vampires plots are overrated, and this anime follow the same path as that of the main character which has some similarities from "Hataraku Maou-sama" which is about a underworld big boss who doesn't wanna be a big boss anymore and desires a simple life in another place, in fact the plot is almost the same as the mentioned anime. Only the execution is different and it is almost ( and I do mean "ALMOST") like a remake.
Art: good 7.
Ok, I'm gonna give the credit to Fuyumi and Hydra bell, co'z I like the way how they're illustrated.
Sound: fair 6.
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ, Oh sorry I doze off, ok on this part I'm gonna refer to the main character's diction, intonation, enunciation, and tone as some what, ZZZZZZZZZ, eh! Ok so their voice seemly has that lack of sleep thing in it that one would make you want to doze off or it has the sleepy effect as if the character's themselves and I'm referring to Staz and Braz's who have been deprived of sleep for a very long time. However, I give this anime's category a 6 co'z I like the way Fuyumi's VA who delivers a sweet tone on to her character. As for the op and ed....I hate them both.
Character, Enjoyment and Overall: poor 3.
Character- It's all on Staz, everything about the character is too cliche especially when everything was place on him, other character's here are just antagonist waiting to be tamed by him, Fuyumi on the other hand is more of a sexy mascot than a damsel in distress as for Hydra Bell... I kind hate her dichotomy character which she's this liberated evil bitch in one hand which you wouldn't wanna bring home to mom and on the other hand she want's to be loved.
Enjoyment- The enjoyment part of this anime is pretty stupid, in fact I can compared it to opening a safe where one wasted a lot of time and effort only to find out that the combination is just 12345. Just like this anime Staz when into a lot of effort to make Fuyumi a human again only to be flustered us audience that Fuyumi simply has to go back to her world to be human again, then again it also conflicts earlier episodes were Fuyumi and Staz did went into the human world and Fuyumi is still a ghost. It would have had a smart ending if Staz forces that Frankenstein doctor in his world to clone Fuyumi's body and have her soul posses it just like what Braz did to his father in the final part of the last episode.
Overall- Brain Base, didn't do a good job of presenting this anime, then again, it was a good thing that they limit it to just 10 episodes. Overall, this series should be better off as a manga than an anime. Season 2? I wouldn't suggest it.
Vampires are overrated these days. The idea of them being in anime series isn't a new concept either. In fact, there's plenty of them already like Vampire Knight, Shiki, Rosario + Vampire, etc. Most of them involves some sort of strange faithful day event when the vampire gets caught up with a human in their world and then certain twists come that ties them to some sort of relationship. Only this time, it's a little a bit different. In Blood Lad, the vampire actually wants to help the human. Rather than treating them as a slave or food, this series takes a twist as our vampiric friend Vlad Charlie Staz embarks on a journey to restore a human back to their mortal selves after a tragic event. (by tragic, I mean as in getting eaten alive)
Blood Lad is an anime adapted series based off the manga of the same name written by Yuuki Kodama. The series takes the vampire theme idea and twists it into a humorous tale. That's because our otaku friend Staz has never met a human girl before. So, what happens when a young, pretty, and shy Japanese girl accidentally wonders into his territory? All hell breaks loose. Or rather for Staz, it's like the dream of a life time. After all, he's never met a human before. More so, Fuyumi Yanagi happens to be a girl with a Japanese background. It's a fun journey and one hell of a ride, for both our main characters.
For starters, we know that Staz is a vampire but also a boss of sorts at his own territory. He has his own underlings for dirty work. Judging by his appearance, Staz also seems to be unemployed and is literally an otaku with the stuff he has hanging around his room. More interesting factors about his character reveals that despite being a vampire, he doesn't seem to have an appetite for human blood. Oddly enough though, he does have a bit of bloodlust towards Fuyumi. This spells out a sort of trouble for Fuyumi because Staz's lack of common sense. In fact, we can see that Staz only seems to lust after Fuyumi in the beginning because of her fresh scent of blood and body. Strangely though, his lust disappears after Fuyumi's death. But the fact that he still cares enough to help Fuyumi return to her normal life shows his sincerity. It almost seems to be human like for Staz because the lengths he goes to help Fyumi throughout the series despite numerous dangers that puts his own life at risk. Fuyumi on the other hand plays the role more of the eye-candy but also at times encourages Staz to be himself. It's an odd relationship between the duo but they sure stand out as entertainment.
The other characters plays their part to fulfill the entertainment part as well. We got mad scientists, a witch, and werewolf that adds to the package of this series. Their diversity and abilities adds more flavor to the series that is not only tasty but also spices up some troubles for both Staz and Fuyumi. For instance, there's a rivalry between Staz and Wolf beyond just going at each other with fists. Then, there's also some sibling trouble for Staz later on that adds even more dangers to himself. It's a fun take to this series because Staz has to learn how to adjust without depending on others. It's the fact that Fuyumi depends on him this time as Staz learns more about humanity as well as himself.
Despite the series having a relevant plot, it usually maintains more of a lighthearted and humorous atmosphere. This is evidenced by the various parodies in the beginning such as the stuff in Staz's room or the way that Fuyumi is killed. Even though she is dead, Fuyumi returns as a cute ghost and her method of death can also be surprisingly amusing. The show also plays on Staz's character by portraying him as a character with little knowledge of what's really there. For example, there are numerous times when Staz uses ideas he gets from Japanese manga which he reads from rather than common sense. On a more serious note, there's some revelations revealed later on that might surprise some viewers.
Blood Lad also presents the supernatural relevantly well. Although not as grim as some series such as Shiki, this anime portrays Staz as a vampire with supernatural abilities. This is evidenced in the beginning as he is able to do various things that a normal human cannot. Then, there's the other characters too who displays their own sides of supernatural traits such as Wolf and his expertise in the boxing field or Hydrabell with her magic. Needless to say, the series' characters and setting combines elements of both the real world and the supernatural.
Fan service is also an overused word but Blood Lad doesn't avoid it. In fact, there's plenty of those for both girls and the guys. Fuyumi fulfills the role of fanservice with her body structure as well as being stark naked from the very first episode after her fate. In fact, the way she looks must also been a trigger for Staz's bloodlust for her. It doesn't stop there either though as she has to depend on Staz in order to remain existent. To do, there's the finger sucking along with the baby bottles. Furthermore, she is often dressed in skimpy ways or in lascivious outfits. Even for the female audience, there's some service to offer when Staz and Wolf gets into a fight in their outfits. It's service for the fans and at times, they do get out of hand.
Because the series defies any realism, expect some strange twists as well. It also doesn't fit within some vampire themes since Staz is shown to be stronger than the typical vampire with his resistance to certain weaknesses. Fuyumi also seems to play along with her new adjusted life even though she wants to return to her human life. The fact that the duo has gotten used to each other shows how much they value their relationship even if it's completely on bizarreness. It's what Blood Lad is anyways, a bizarre yet entertaining anime with more than just a love triangle or thirst for vengeance.
Visuals wise, Brain Base does an alright job with its elements although some of the characters' designs looks rather generic. Fuyumi in particular is designed to look busty with girlish traits while Staz is more of the bad boy role. The characters all have some taste of their supernatural traits though whether it's a werewolf, vampire, etc. The supernatural world doesn't look as grim or too unusual compare to our own. On the other side, some of the monsters are portrayed as looking dangerous. The production values are decent though with style. Staz's sunglasses, Liz's headgear, and Wolf's silver hair are reflection of this in a humorous way.
The soundtrack for Blood Lad is above par. The OP song "ViViD" by May'n has a rocky style with its presentation. Then, there's the action and comedy scenes where music matches its style. True to its premise, Blood Lad also has its occasionally eerie-like soundtrack playing during some of the more scenes fitting within this vampiric theme series. Staz's VA Ryota Osaka (Valvrave the Liberator: Haruto, Rozen Maiden: Jun, Hataraku Maou-sama: Sadao) recently began to play parts relating to young teenagers whose life is changed dramatically. Thus expect his talent to come in this series as well in the shoes of our vampire. On the other hand, Fuyumi's shy voice reflects her character in the new situation she is in.
Overall, Blood Lad is a very fun series to watch and enjoy. To me, it shouldn't be taken serious despite its premise. In fact, there are many moments in this series where the fights and moments are portrayed as parody rather than anything too serious. However, Staz is serious about his mission to help Fuyumi return to being mortal once again. If I was entirely serious though, most of the series should be absorbed as fun and a different take on the vampire genre. It's not just about falling in love or achieving vengeance. Rather, Blood Lad plays on the values of a relationship between a human and a vampire to see how far they come. It's a journey that will quench your thirst if you're looking for some fun. read more
- Both have a Halloween-like theme to it filled with supernatural creatures galore.
- Both are shonen fighting anime.
- Fanservice galore in both
- Similar humor
- Soul and Staz both have really similar personalities
- The art style to Blood Lad is strikingly similar to Soul Eater's in a way. I actually believed that both of them were by the same creator when I first saw Blood Lad! So if you like the art style in one then you might really like the other.
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 anime feature monsters, magic, and a halloween themed world.
Soul Eater has more insane smiley people art-wise and focuses more on humanoid protagonists fighting with their sentient weapons.
Blood Lad focuses on a vampire protagonist with vampiric powers, such as super-regeneration and being able to crush enemy's hearts with magic.
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.
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 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.
Basically the two are built on the same "ground", although the stories don't come to resemble, both are full of supernatural creatures with a tone of satirical comedy, which is what makes me believe that those who enjoyed one certainly will appreciate the other, the characters have similar aspects as well as the animation as a whole, not to mention the fights that follow the same style.
The animation is extremely similar. They both have whimsical characters, backgrounds, and situations. Staz (the main character of Blood Lad) looks very similar to Death the Kid as well, and they both have quirky personalities. They both fall under the fantasy genre and have similar creatures like werewolves, demons, ghosts, etc. They both remind me of each other and they are both excellent series. Blood Lad has a lot less episodes than Soul Eater, but they both give off the same feeling while watching them. It sucks you in by the story line, interesting characters, and amusing comic relief.
•They have the same art style
•Both have surreal things like demons
•Both have awesome fights
•They have strong male leads
•All sorts of people appear in both animes
•Both have almost romnace
•BOTH ARE AMAZING
Both anime share a spooky Halloween theme and have characters with supernatural powers. Artstyle is eye catching for both and have a nice balance of comedy and action.
Both animes got all sort of supernatural creatures and use theirs respective powers against each others
Humor and personality of the main characters are based on the same principle
Design of the anime are very similar
Both anime are about a girl who can turn into a ghost (but in Noragami it isn't as permanent). The main male character is helping the girl out to turn back to normal.
Both anime have similar genres and have a similar story line even though they're completely different. The male lead sets out on a journey or search to save the female protagonist who tags along and later develops feelings.
Set in a modern time setting, the main female character's life is changed forever one day thanks to the handy dandy work of a supernatural being.
But that's not all that's changed. Her life becomes involved with supernatural beings that revolves around cases that puts her life in danger. The male protagonist strives to protect them and hopefully restore things back to order.
Expect action, drama, comedy, and humorous dialogues.
These two anime both deal with super natural creatures (in Noragami, youkai and spirits, while in Blood Lad, demons). There are a lot of fighting scenes, and both have female protagonists who want to go back to normal.
Note that this recommendation is based on the first episode of Noragami. It involves a supernatural Male protagonist, a Female Protagonist who enters into their supernatural world, ends up "dying" in some way and getting the Male Protag to help bring them back to normal. Yato as a character is also similar to Staz in some way, pale skin, black hair and a somewhat nonchalant manner
Both are trying to save the female protagonist and search out how to save the Girl
also both involves a supernatural and Both Male Protagonist have same characteristic
- Both anime's have easy going yet serious at times main characters
- Both anime's give off the same chilled vibe with a bit comedy and action thrown in
- Both anime's involve a power but lazy main
- The main Heroine in both anime's are very alike
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS ANIME!
Both are helping what used to be a human girl become human again.
Supernatural action comedy is the order of the day here, something which both shows manage to pull off pretty well. In each case we have a powerful male lead who thrives on being strange, a little selfish, lazy, and on their complete lack of common sense.
The action in each show is really nicely animated, with Blood Lad going for a mere stylized approach than Noragami does, but both definitely a lot of fun when they choose to let loose. Noragami is perhaps the more serious of the two shows, but never forgets to lighten up the mood with some well placed, and amusing comedy.
Both Anime have main powerful, supernatural characters
In both Anime Girl turns into a ghost
Both anime are equally funny
Both anime have a heavy comedy aspect yet also possess a serious side and decent plot. Main characters are quite similar.
Both animes are quite similar the plot is about a girl who turns into a ghost and the main character is trying to help her to return to human again.Also both MCs are powerful.
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..
The second I started watching Blood Lad, I immediately got struck by that "special atmosphere," I so typically experienced back when I watched Hataraku Maou-sama! Already from the get-go, the series share a lot of elements and strikingly similar plot-twists. Many of the reasons behind this common atmosphere they share can be easily explained. 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 is a vamp and Maou is the Devil in own high person.
2. Staz and Maou are both very high-ranking individuals, and both have right-hands and helpers at their service.
3. They're both a bit lazy in nature but have also shown that they both are able to perform exceedingly well when challenged or motivated with various tasks or goals.
4. Staz has a tendency (just like Maou-sama) for not taking his helpers nor other people's feelings into full consideration when ordering them around or engaging with them socially.
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 (like Maou-sama) is simply way too self-centered to really notice anything (i.e. meaning Chiho/Fuyumi-chan)...
7. Staz and Maou are both adapt quickly in the face of major plot-twists (many which they cause themselves, often without their knowledge).
8. Last, I wanted to enlighten those who have so far been too blind to have noticed this... It is the fact that Staz and Maou-sama both share the same voice actor: Ryota Ohsaka.
Plus, I'd also like us all to welcome Mr. Komesu Taichi on his debut. I hope we'll be seeing him in 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.
**"Hataraku Maou-sama!" is well known as 'The Devil is a Part-Timer!'**
-Both main characters are powerful demons(Staz is a vampire) but don't seem particularly evil
-Both main male characters are the typical 'shounen' MC (they also have the same voice actor)
-The setting and comedy are reasonably similar
-Both anime include two worlds (a human world and a 'demon' world)
-Neither anime is very tense, they both have a soft, comedic atmosphere (with exceptions)
-When there is action, it's a bit exaggerated
I think that if you liked one, you'll enjoy the other!
- The main character has plenty of power, but decides not to use it out of preference for the normal world. In other words, both take priority to the modern world oppose to the super natural world
- Both animes are filled with similar comedy
- In Hataraku Maou-sama, the main objective becomes surviving in the human world. In Blood Lad, the main objective is reviving a human girl.
- Maou-sama takes place in the human world, Blood Lad takes place in the super natural world
In both series, there is a supernatural setting where there are beings that are otherworldly. Additionally, the main male protagonist are hotheaded and are not human themselves.
There is a lot of humor in both series although Blood Lad also has more fan service and even a little romance. However, they both have the fact that the main male protagonist is not human and possesses similar personalities. Both shows also gives similar vibes in regards to its atmosphere.
Both anime feature monsters, magic, and a halloween themed world.
Blue Exorcist's main character, Rin Okumura, is a demon who was raised as a human and chooses to get stronger to protect humans. In Blue Exorcist's world, the demon world and human world are in constant conflict as humans try to protect themselves from malevolent demons.
Blood Lad's main character, Staz C. Blood, is a vampire who is the leader of a gang taking up a territory the size of a large city. He meets a human girl for the first time but lacks the desire to simply eat her, and ends up wanting to protect her. She immediately dies and becomes a demon ghost, so he decides to do whatever it takes to revive her as a normal human.
Both main characters have extraordinary power that makes them potentially more powerful than most others within their own universe. Both characters tend to act like they can do whatever they want, or at least want to act that way. Neither character likes to think too hard about what their doing, but in the case of Blood Lad, Staz seems to easily and immediately pick logical choices while Rin is a bit more of a "think later" type of character.
Both deal with supernatural creatures and humans. Blue Exorcist has more action than Blood Lad while Blood Lad has more comedy. Both main character (Okumura Rin and Staz) are fairly similar and goofy. The relationship between Rin and Satan is similar to the relationship between Staz and his brother Vlad.
- The main characters have a similar personality.
- Both series involve a supernatural world.
- Both include action, with a similar type of comedy.
- The main characters face hardships and consequences with the usage of their power.
Both Blood Lad and Ao no Exorcist are centered around the protagonists interactions with various spiritual and mythical creatures. Each series has its own special way of showing off the power of the main character and both have a similar pace of showing the main story line throughout the anime.
Both main characters have a very similar sense of humor and makes for an enjoyable mixture of action, comedy and supernatural.
If you enjoy quirky supernatural anime, then this show is a great watch for you. Ao no exorcist and Blood Lad each have a male lead with demonic powers- both of which are a little stupid at times. Even with the comedy, both series delve into darker elements when appropriate. And just as a little bonus, the female leads of the two shows have a friendly personality and a big chest to go along with it.
Supernatural powers and creatures
Humor and personality of the main characters are based on the same principle
Fights are similar aswell
Both have a powerful vampire main character that lives in a demon city.
Also both contain some comedy.
The protagonists are both vampires who wants to live a normal life and also both of them have this 'secret past'.
The protagonist of both animes are vampires who want to have a normal life principle. However all this world to know a girl.
Another similar aspect is that both characters have a hidden power within them.
These two primarily action-focused anime both feature a strong male lead that is an immortal vampire. Both male leads can summon familiars and other powers that they use in battle. Both anime also contain a bit of romance, and a good amount of comedy and ecchi/fanservice.
Both main protagonist are vampires.
Both involves a girl following the main protagonist
+ Both have a superntural beings (vampires)
+ The main character is pretty serious and powerfull
With only a few episodes you can tell they are pretty alike
If you're fan of comedy involving supernatural beings or certain day when a normal character becomes abnormal, then Sankarea and Blood Lad are two series that should be worth a try.
They both involve the concept in which a normal character who recently died returns to life but no longer are the same as they are before. They must adjust to their new living conditions and often faces new strange twists with the "life" they live now.
Both series has a lot of comedy and fun dialogues. The character interactions are also amusing to watch. At the same time, expect little bits of romance development along with supporting characters that also gets caught into the mix.
They both have the same goofy comedy but yet serious moments. Although, the romance in these are not the same, i believe the obsessions are. The two main characters show similar traits and i felt like i was watching almost the same thing as Blood Lad. The women in these shows are similar as well as being shy and clueless, but independent in a way you can't oversee. Overall, the comedy is way to similar too miss, in my opinion.
After watching both, I was able to conclude that these two anime had a lot in common, even more so then some of the other recommendations for these shows (considering I've watched a good portion of them).
I especially found that the characters are fairly similar, Staz and Chihiro are similar in the sense that they are both otaku's and have a love for women that are outside of their respective species. Those species being zombies (although technically just un-dead humans; in Chihiro's case) and humans (in Staz's case). Although Staz has powers and Chihiro doesn't, I still felt they shared several similarities.Then there's the love interests which both happen to be kind-hearted, blue eyed black haired high school girls. They both become something other than what they started off as (which was human), and both seem to have this ditzy and kind personality.And then, there's the non-love interests , which are ironically very similar appearance wise (blonde, green eyes, with large breasts) as they are personality wise; loud, bossy and pushy. They also both share an unrequited love for the main protagonist.
All-in-all these shows both have a slowly progressing romance, comedy, and a supernatural aspect. Although Sankarea is more focused on drama with little action, while Blood Lad tends to have more action/fighting scenes as, they are still pretty similar besides that. I'd recommend this especially if you were a fan of the characters of Sankarea, which is the area I find these two anime to be the most similar in.
Blood lad is about vampire, with some actions and comedies. if in sankarea the normal(human being) one is MC(guy), but in blood lad, its heroine. both are quite samiliar, like running away from family.
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