English: Black Blood Brothers
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 8, 2006 to Nov 24, 2006
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or olderL represents licensing company
Score: 7.401 (scored by 24574 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.
Popular Tagsaction comedy fantasy supernatural vampire
Aug 12, 2007
Even though I'm not a great vampire genre fan I liked the story of this anime. It has a nice build-up without leaving you guessing too much. The smooth development of the story and the nice cliffhangers keep you interested and because of there are only 12 episodes it's an easy to watch show. 9/10
The animation style of Black Blood Brothers is a kind of cartoonish, but that really fits the story. This only goes for the shape of the characters, because there movements are fluent and mature. Especially the fights are done very nicely and makes you wanting more. In contrast to most vampire series, the animation of this show is pretty bright, which gives it a less serious look.
I give the animation 9/10.
The OP is "Ashita no Kioku" by Naozumi Takahashi. It's a nice J-rock song which just rocks.
The ED is "Shinkirou" by LOVEHOLIC and is a typical J-pop ED.
I liked the way the special FX were done in this series. The sounds were very realistic, like the clashing of the swords and the gunfire. Also does the background music fit the action. Because of that you almost don't notice it. 8/10
The development of the characters is done very well in only 12 episodes. They also have many different sides. The series is pretty serious, but they managed to put in some funny remarks which makes the show not too heavy. Especially the main character Jirou has some funny one liners every now and then. 9/10
This is a short, action-packed, funny vampire series. I really loved watching this show and I hope there will be a second season. This all depends on the DVD sales, so when they are released, please buy them. Since this show only has 12 episodes you don't need to spend a fortune on just these few DVD's.
If you like an easy to follow story, action and vampires, this is definitely a show for you! I give Black Blood Brothers an overall score of 9/10. read more
Jan 7, 2010
Now though, I think I understand why people like them so much a bit better.
Black Blood Brothers story is interesting to say the least. Rather than follow a strict pattern of sticking to one story, leave flashbacks for later, episodes consist of two stories. One is a very interesting backstory showing the main character Giro 100 years prior to the events of the main story, the other (the main story) takes place after the opening credits have roled. It can be a tad confusing at times and you won't understand eveything thats going on until round about the 4th episode. But when you do finally realize what is going on you also realize that you get two very different stories. One is a love story, the other is a story of brotherhood and revenge (kind of) there both interesting, however some people may have preferred to find out Giro's backstory in one episode rather than the 12 little snippets at the beginning of each one, it's possible considering there not actually that long to begin with. Yet despite this both stories retain the viewers interest, if it was executed a little better though it would have been astounding.
Despite the story issues, the show itself is very good to look at, even if some of the characters do look a bit odd, they never look out of place, all the characters are interesting and despite the sometimes repetitive look of all the buildings and surroundings, the great look of each character makes you forget this most of the time.
The soundtrack is an intresting mix of rock and classical music, it suits the show very well and there's nothing quite like it. Voice acting is also top notch and to be quite honest, I actually preferred to watch it dubbed than subbed. If every part of the series was like this it would be a masterpiece. As it is the soundtrack really stands out.
As mentioned before, the main story is about brotherhood and even though the relationship between Giro and Kotaro isn't a patch on the Elric brothers realtionship, it's decent enough to be fairly believable. The rest of the characters are all good and (perhaps this is a good thing) even though there's very few overly sad scenes meant to pull on your heartstrings, when there is, the characters show a teeny bit of extra depth and believabilty. The relationships between certain characters could be better, yet there good enough to watch.
despite minor story issues, it's probably them that make you want to finish the series in the first place, to fully understand Giro's story, his relationship with characters, the secrets that he's hiding. It's really interesting to watch and pulls you back in for more, even if the show is only 12 episodes long. You'll really like it.
Even with minor story issues, and some odd characters, the world of Black Blood Brothers is a show that's both interesting and gripping.
9/10 read more
Mar 26, 2008
It's a story that does indeed focus on a vampire, however the story makes it so that it doesn't revolve around the vampireness, because it really focuses on Jirou, the main character, going up against the Kowloon Children. The background story is revealed in small tidbits at the beginning of each episode, and is rather enigmatic at the start, however unveils as you progress over the episodes and is completely revealed on the final episode. The story itself really is kinda crappy, however the fact that they managed to fully pack the story and it's background story into just 12 episodes is somewhat notable I suppose.
The artwork is pretty well executed. The fight scenes are fluently animated. Contrary to most vampire genre series, the overall color to the art isn't very dark and shady, providing it with a little more lighthearted feel and mood, however still becoming serious when necessary.
The OP is a pretty cool JRock song that definitely suits the series. Good choice for this one. The ED then switches to a light and more melodic tune, giving it a nice contrast. The sound effects work well, and the background music also fits the scenes nicely.
Well, lemme just start off saying that the main character and vampire, Jirou, has really just a cliche vampire look. Long black hair and red garb, particularly consisting of a long trench coat (hmm...sound like Alucard.) But then there's his brother, Kotarou, who has an appearance that is pretty much the farthest thing from vampire looking.
I'd really like to note though how much I dislike the fact that Jirou seems basically invincible and can defeat anyone with little to no effort, with the exception of the final battle. I don't really like seeing that in a show, despite how much I like action and shounen series.
The story is bearable, the art and sound's fine, the characters are fair, but for some reason, I really didn't find it very enjoyable. It lacked the elements to continuously draw me in and make me want to keep watching. Why? Well, the fights were mostly pretty curt, and as I've said, they weren't that entertaining because Jirou basically kicked too much ass in several short seconds, with the exception of the final match. I believe it was also devoid of the suspenseful attributes that most vampire series usually succeed in. Honestly, if it continued past 12 episodes, it probably would have become incredibly boring. Overall, I do feel it is a decent show for a quick 12 episode short series. read more
Dec 20, 2010
The story was okay. It's not as interesting as the description of the series would make it to be. It had alot of history mentioned in the plot but who cares when it was basically about a vampire who is an old war hero moving his brother to a new place so he could experience friendship. They could have put the history in the scenes if it was really all that important, therefore the 12 episodes would have been worth it. This could have easily been an ova/ona series. It wasn't really any need to drag it out to 12 episodes. I wouldn't say the pace was slow (for me anyways) but it was dragged out. It reminded me of the series 2005's Guyver they could have easily been less than 26 episodes. There were no fillers or side stories in Black Blood Brothers. It did have flashbacks to Kotarou and Jirou spending time to get when Kotaruo was a female. The conclusion was good mostly because I was happy it was ending. It hinted at continuation of the story but it didn't end badly to where there were big questions unanswered.
What I liked about this series:
What I liked about this series is the comedy and not in the way you think. On the anime data news base sites that I have seen they have this series in the genre of comedy. Which I find it was dry on comedy. What I did find funny is that if he wanted to protect his brother wouldn't it have been smart if he DIDN'T wear a rich red suit with a funny looking wizard hat to match? Wouldn't that make him...STICK OUT?!! lol (Interesting note about Jirou's costume is that it looks like a Hellsing ripoff.)
Something else I found hilarious was in episode 5. When Jirou mentions that he could tell Mimiko was a virgin she becomes embarrassed and pushes Jirou on the street with little Kotarou on his back. Trying to dodge Mimiko's kicks, Jirou then rolls on the floor laughing squishing Kotarou who is still on his back. IThe person who was watching this series with me and I started laughing frantically. I had to pause the episode to get all my laughing out.While Jirou was laughing trying to dodge Mimiko's kicks didn't he realize he was steam rolling his little brother that was on his back? (lol) So in short, I liked the series because it was so lame that I could get a good laugh off of it.
The art in the series was weak. It had nice see through curtains in the first episode. Contained the goodies like hair shine, eye freckles, nice water detail (in one scene though the rest of the water detail was okay) and light/sun beams but it was still lacking over all. Although I'm a big fan of red the color scheme was average at best.
I watched the english dubbed version on netflix so the sound review is for english dubbed. The voices were lifeless and borderline boring which is one of the biggest reasons why I don't like to watch dubbed anime because they usually fail to bring any personality to the table.
The beginning song is a big pass. It was attempt of rock that I didn't appreciate. The background music could have been better but it wasn't annoying. The end song, I actually liked. I wouldn't run out and buy it, but it is a highlight of the series but that may be because it's an end of me wasting my time....lol.
The characters introduced played their part but none of them made me interested in learning more about them.
It wasn't unbearable but if they would have dragged it longer than 12 episodes I would be writing a suicide note....lol
It all averages out to 5/10 and I would add it's mediocre at best.
Would I recommend to someone else? I would have to think about that. If someone thought the animes I think are lame were cool and they were into vampire stories than I would recommend this to them other than that I wouldn't recommend it. The story summaries on the anime news databases is about as deep as it goes. read more
Jun 6, 2010
Unfortunately, it failed in almost everything it tried to do.
What a wasted opportunity.
-> So generic it hurts. Story follows ex-vampire killer(vampire himself), a hero of a war which is shown in first episode and his attempts to protect his little brother, all that while dealing with various bits from his past. While it had a lot of potential because it was presented somewhat in a new way, it failed miserably due to the fact many things are just not explained. I dunno if there's manga which is supposed to be read before/after watching the show, but from anime only point of view, too many things are not explained during this 12 episodes.
-> I wouldn't call art bad. Some effects are flashy and fights sometimes look good. However, most of the fights are just soldiers shooting at empty space with like thousands of bullets while vampires cut them down. The, how I like to call it, "atmosphere art" (trees, sky, etc.), is done really bad. And this is a big shame. Show has a lot of scenes in nature or on the river, and the scenery is just...bland. It just isn't "alive".
-> OP song is really good. Unlike soundtrack, which is rather bad for a show with many emotional scenes, voice acting is done superbly. It's really easy to recognize characters by their voice, and emotions exist when they are talking. Too bad soundtrack doesn't follow.
-> I feel bad for giving this one a 6. But the fact is, this show maybe doesn't even deserve that much. Characters start off strong. Main character, Jirou, is presented as super-strong, but caring and gentle person. And while he's explained a lot in the beginning, any character development is nonexistent later on. Many characters just aren't developed at all. Cassa, probably main villain, but the way she acted, more of a nuisance than a villain, is completely forgotten when it comes to character development. This is category which could have been pure 10, but since the show is only 12 episodes and it rushed through many dialogs, it simply failed to deliver any real development, not only for secondary, but for main characters as well.
-> As always, this category won't be explained too much. I did enjoy it, especially first few episodes, but it just has too many flaws to really love it.
->Just a 6 for a really good show. It really, really, really should have been 24 episodes long. Too many things unanswered, too many characters un(der)developed/unexplained, too many things rushed. A real shame.
I'll be honest, I did hope to find out there is season 2, but there isn't.
It may be great manga(if there's one), but as anime, it failed.
Pitty. read more
Dec 23, 2009
Sep 16, 2010
I didn't really want to try Black Blood Brothers after the horrid rech of a series Twilight had come out and was ruining the name of vampires, so I was a little untrusting of this series. But after seeing an amv for Within Temptation on this series I decided why not when I find the time. I found that time yesterday.
The plot was descent enough, had some flaws, but it was descent. It sort of reminded me a little of Shinzo at first, the journey to paradise, then it jumped ship to a reminder of Saiyuki. Hm.. Well I will say this that the prologue at the beginning of the series wasn't really necessary. And many scenes had made me sidetrack to my own mind but quickly snap me back to the series at hand. I will not lie, it was pretty un-impressive at the start but got better along the way. For a short series it did have a slight fast pace plot, and quickly ran to the their destination by the end of the first dvd. I wish it were longer but in all honesty not so much. 'sighs' As I said the plot was descent enough, just as the summary discribs, but also it has its... what do you call them.. boring features to it.
The art work was pretty fair game here. But I could not ignore the long faces, the two scrawny stomachs, and oh yes.. a plump looking Kontorou (he may be little but I doubt he is that plump). Some of the hair styles could have also been better, but it was pretty good and I enjoyed it somewhat. The background wasn't too dull nor was it to bright like some anime like to give it a cheery sort of feel, so yes. It was pretty fair with some faults to it.
The sound now.. (This is me cursing the dub out.. you have been warned twice).
I hated it.. The moment I heard Kontorous voice I knew offically that FUNimation once again messed up the voice cast. Urgh.. I had to stop the disk the first few minutes after it really started just to gain my nerve to watch it. And I must say I almost regret it. Tantum J. Michael... Jiro voice.. How many times am I going to have to say that this idiot was just too dull.. I swear they chose him because some fangirls commented his voice sounds sexy.. Sex appeal for a character isn't enough. 'sighs' It was gruff, it was a little off, and even when he did a suppose to be hilarious face, I could not laught because I could hear the dullness behind the panic. Really.. he did not match with the character, and I once again am reminded that this was to be the voice of Sebastian Michaelis. Disappointing. Kontorou, was just horrid. So wincy and scratchy and overly loud.. ouch my ears. Mimiko.. wasn't to bad but the voice didn't match the character well. 'sighs' I feel bad for the anime.. and any other anime that FUNimation got a hold of.. they may get a large amount of anime but I must say their voice casting skills suck to the bone. (In other words the english dub was just horrible.)
Characters now... Well as I said the sound messed with this opinion here. I barely could pay attention to busy with trying not to strangle whoever was in charge of picking the voice cast. Jiro, threw the dullness and the hint of gruffness I found that he was a pretty stubborn and strict character with a gentel side to him, the voice really really could have been better for him to show this but unfortunately you need to watch what he does to get him. Saddening but true. He was a pretty descent character and I liked him, but his reasons for protecting Kontorou so strongly are rather see threw.
Kontorou now.. I just had to ignore him.. I could bring myself to pay attention to him because of how bad the voice was. I can give you what I know though.. he is hyper and gets into trouble alot. Yeah.. no different from a normal child, but I just couldn't pay any attention him other than that.
Mimiko was.. innoscent with a short temper. Her voice as I said wasn't too bad, but I found when she yelled I had to tune her out. She felt a bit sueish if you know what I mean, for two shows now it consentrated a little too much on her, so I have a small fear that she might end up like Bella from Twilight. Not good, not good at all.
Most of the characters I forget now reason why they weren't really strong enough to gain my attention. 'sighs' I am not really looking forward to the next episodes, don't get me wrong the plot was descent, art was fair as was the characters, but the sound I am not. 'sighs' I will make sure to put it on subs next time though.
My enjoyment of this was a five. The voice cast just continued to lower my enjoyment so I really couldn't get into it, but I did enjoy watching Jiro beat up his little brother and Mimiko yell at Jiro. The humor was funny (with the exception of Jiro's moments.) but my enjoyment was pretty low.
Overall I give this a six. I can't give it a 5.3 like I want to but if you try to round five off you'll get a five so I will leave it with a mediocre rating. I didn't enjoy it is so much, the plot was descent, and art was fair, but be warned those who attempt the dub.. it was bad. Characters were all right to but not completely. There are more better vampire series than this to be honest. read more
May 11, 2010
I didn't watch the whole show. I got up to like episode 7. And I was scimming down, looking at toher reviews and I noticed something. People are saying this is better then Trinity Blood!!!! No way is this better! Trinity Blood had characters with more life, the art work was a billion times better. This was like the flu compared to Trinity Blood.
I don;t even remember the story, who were the main characters? uhg this was boring.....
Take care everyone.
Jun 24, 2008
Jan 14, 2011
My overall feeling for this show is formed by its many negatives and not its few positives, which to be frank are nothing much to write about. So this review will be a list of thing I didn’t like in this anime, starting with the most serious and proceeding with the least important.
1) Incomplete story
Although the overall scenario is actually very good, what we get to see in the anime is just a small part of the big picture. We see some stuff happening in flashbacks and some hinted for the future but we never see the whole story because it was stopped mid-way. Supposed the manga continues the story, supposed a sequel can always be made. I only know that a lot of things were left out and we only get a very vague image of what the heck is going on.
The story is about a vampire super soldier fighting evil organizations of vampires, who want to … we are never told. What we are told is that this world is willing to have coexistence between humans and vampires and that many people are willingly offering their blood in order to keep the other kind peaceful. Plus, chances of turning into a vampire are not that high. So yeah, having a setting where we see coexistence is quite interesting. The problem is with the villains who have done stuff in the past and plan to do a lot more in the future. We never get to see all that and it can be very disappointing.
What we only see is a rather linear and simplistic adventure of the main character going from place to place and fighting villains. Not exiting at all.
2) Annoying main character
At first, the lead reminded me of a much calmer Alucard (from Hellsing), as he was a vampire dressed in red who was fighting other vampires to protect the humans. But in reality, he is a lot closer to Vash (from Trigun). He is the typical noble warrior, acting too goody with everyone and doesn’t want to hurt innocents; the result of which is stupid by default. He clearly has no qualms about killing hundreds of vampire soldiers in the beginning of the show but he is more than willing to stop his attack and let the villains escape or heavily injure him if they are holding hostages. As noble as that sounds, I ensure you that it is nothing but lame in practice. The villains will escape and kill far more innocents or will almost lose his life for a nobody.
What is even more stupid is how he has no problem killing vampires who are brainwashed to attack him. Otherwise, they count as innocents as well. Why are they an exception? Because of the berserk state they are in? Killing their controller would revert them back to how they were.
Also, he keeps around him two very annoying and problematic side characters. They are there just for trouble so it is nothing but stupid to take them with him everywhere he goes or act all weak and passive next to their shallowness instead of just slapping them to get serious about it.
3) Annoying side characters
Let’s talk about them as well. One is his brother, a very young cheerful vampire boy. People around him are cut to pieces and he will just ask for ice cream. He is so out of touch with reality, it is plain stupid. He will always trust people, always want to play, always say only the sweetest things; GAH I feel like strangling him. He is supposed to offer a bright side to the story and even act as a comic relief mascot animal with all that optimism of his. But for all we see he is nothing but a delusional idiot who always gets kidnapped or ending up in the middle of the battle, forcing his brother to keep side-tracking in order to get him back. He is not as uber-aweful as Raki (from Claymore) but he shares the same ridiculous archetype.
The other is this neurotic office girl, who is the typical damsel in distress yet as soon as they stay next to each other, keeps hitting him and insulting him like he is a lowlife. Why do women act like that in anime? It is so terrible and not funny at all.
4) The villains’ motives
Because we don’t get to see them. We see how stereotypically evil and megalomaniacs they all are and that is pretty much all of it.
That is an easy one. Powerful vampires could control lesser ones to do anything they want, thus turning them to drones and cannon fodder in battles. They are mostly just innocents trying to have a normal life yet with this cheap plot element the villains can have as many foot soldiers as they want. As cool as it sounds, it is just trashing the personalities of everyone if they have no free will.
6) The hero’s hat
Just because it looked cool on Alucard or D, doesn’t mean that a big hat will look good on anyone. In this case, it was drawn in a way to make the hero look stupid.
7) Average production values
Animation and sound are just average; there are no heavy artistic overtones nor are there great voice acting and smart dialogues. The main intro song was nice to listen for a few times but that’s it.
Piece all the above together and you can see why I found this to be nothing but a simplistic adventure with annoying characters and wasted potential. But to be honest the fight scenes had decent choreography which was not mostly magic attacks doing any shit the scriptwriter wants. Besides stopping bullets and mind control, all the rest of the action was cool hand-to-hand or swordsmanship goodies. Too bad that was the only plus.
There is also a side detail where having your blood sucked gives you an orgasmic feeling and the ability to read the sucker’s mind for a while but it was never looked upon much. Another wasted potential. read more
Oct 7, 2012
During a war called the Hong Kong Crusade, an Old Blood Black Blood Brothers, Jiro Mochizuki, a.k.a. the Silver Blade (Gintō), fought and defeated the Kowloon king and also most of the Kowloon Children. Ten years later, Jiro heads to Hong Kong with his little brother, Kotaro Mochizuki, in hopes of reaching The Special Zone, a thriving secret city where Vampires live. They soon realize that a plan to infiltrate the Special Zone is being hatched by the Kowloon Children survivors. As they travel to The Special Zone, Jiro encounters enemies from the past and new threats that may endanger the safety of the Special Zone. The abduction of Kotaro, by one of the Kowloon Children, thrusts him even further into the battle.
Most of the time in the series, they place the story of Jiro and his late lover in the beginning segments before the main plot surfaces onto the screen. It can be confusing for the first few times if that story doesn’t intersect too much with the original focus but it didn’t seem to bother me in the that track time. The pace for the show wasn’t really quick but for an 12-episode series, it didn’t drag out too long and it got to where it needed to be at that time but at the series’ end, it should added at least one more episode to explain some further details but then again it was one of those “you have to read the manga to find out more” type of show but it’s mostly saying, “Read for once in your life, you lazy fuck!!”.
The characters in this series are not as flattering or even noteworthy of being memorable. Jiro plays the archetype of the vampire who still mourns for his lost love and somewhat an unstoppable force to reckon with……well, not really. Water is his weakness. Yes, we can survive bullets and sometimes the sun since he does be in the daylight but water can really mess him up. Kotaro…….should I feel bad that the first I see him in the show and he was banging on the coffin and Jiro beat him around, I laughed at that? But, yeah, Kotaro is basically the cheery comic relief of the show and he’s not really helpful in this and the fact he does get kidnapped and put in danger a lot. He just seems more to get in the way of things then actually helping out. Mimiko wasn’t too bad of a character to deal with, although she does chastise Jiro many times in the story. The only other character that actually does contribute to the story is Cassa, once friends with Jiro and his lover, Alice Eve (not the actress) but betrayed him by killing her. Every other character (like Kelly Wong) gets tossed aside from show altogether, practically not caring whether their story matters at all.
The animation is rather bland and uninteresting. It looks well done with 50% of the fight scenes but there’s nothing more to that. Group TAC & Studio Live, the companies that provided the animation, really don’t have anything else noticeable in their resume, aside assisting other animation studios on their projects but I don’t know if they’re going to have any future projects after this. The music is also surprisingly dull, albeit has a switch of melodic tone from the OP song to the ED song. The BG music was nothing to expect anything new but average at best.
FINAL VERDICT: It would be cliché to say Black Blood Brothers brought nothing interesting or exciting to the table but it holds up to be pretty average in my book. Some parts you’ll find to be remotely watchable and consistent but aside from that, it can be a mess to go through with. I would say BBB is only good for a one-time watch and that’s it.
Jul 14, 2009
Sep 10, 2012
Story: Blood Brothers has a very interesting story. On the get-go I was hooked. The story is second to none and one of the best I have seen. The plot of the story is very compelling and will drag you in as soon as you see the first 5 minutes.This is a great anime for those who are just looking for a break, or an intermission from a long anime. It is going to leave you clamoring for more.
The character design of Jiro is very appealing, along with Cain, and Zelman Clock. They all have something that just makes them stand out like Jiro being so quick witted adding comedy to the show, it only makes you love him more.
The basic summary: This is a very enjoyable anime, it is not a very spaced out anime with filler BBB gets straight to business, if you are looking for a memorable anime this is for you. If I had to rate this with a ratio I'd give it 9/10
May 18, 2009
I watched the first disc and was hooked. Full out "gimmie" mode hanging on release dates keeping all hope for them at the top of the netflix queue. Disc 2 though sent out the warning flags. What's going on? Why are we still introducing characters? More story set up? What?! That was all of disc 2? You mean I have to have the story build and finish in the same disc? That's a lot to ask of an anime to swing in so few episodes.
... and then came the rush to try to finish. Generally it left me feeling like this was a big fat promo for the manga which is fine and dandy if it was available to you (perhaps it is now but at the time of viewing...).
Nov 12, 2012
The animation is rather nice and fluid though we have one of the same problems as other shoes where we get the stupid motion lines. It’s supposed to make it seem rather fast but it just feels cheesy most of the time. There are a lot of times that it does look cheaply made and characters look out of proportion, but I still like the show when it doesn’t. I like how they change to a sort of grayer tone for when they show a flashback though I don’t understand why they don’t do it to the flashbacks of the Kowloon War.
The voices in the English dub are actually pretty fitting to the characters and not to off-putting. One of the problems I had was when some of the other characters were brought in. Their voices would ether be to low for me to hear and when I turned it up, the loud voices and music hurt my ears. The music has a pretty nice pop art sound to it and then it was balanced with a little bit of the piano music, and I never had trouble with it overpowering the scenes. Most fit pretty well though they did have some of side-walk walking music that made some characters fun.
Apr 28, 2012
i personally have a strong dislike for Mimiko on the whole i find her interaction in the story to be more of a detractor than anything else.
but on the whole this is a very good vampire anime and i would watch it again.
Jun 29, 2011
Art: I found the art to be rather simplistic. It reminded me of watching those older cartoons. Surprisingly, it works for this Anime. It didn't bother me, but I can see how it may bother some viewers.
Sound: The sound in this Anime sadly didn't capture me much. That may be a good thing, because it means it didn't lack much. I do think this Anime has one of the best opening themes though.
Characters: I found the characters in this Anime to be rather complex, yet some are extremely funny. The serious nature of some characters gives way to a moment of comedy, though keep in mind I have an odd sense of humor. Each character has a true purpose, and they're easy to keep track of.
Enjoyment: This Anime is the kind someone will really enjoy. Whether you're sick of vampire themes or not. It's got actions, serious plot, humor, and more. The only way it couldn't be enjoyable is if it seems far too cartoonish to some.
Overall: In the end, I'd say most people would enjoy this Anime. It's only 12 episodes, so it goes by rather quickly. It's got a rather unique feel to it, for it being a vampire theme. I guess I'd call it more of a family friendly type Anime. It's worth checking out a couple episodes, if not the whole thing. read more
Mar 16, 2011
I found Black Blood Brothers truly wonderful, with a meaningful ED theme, and intricate characters.
The ending could've been better
as for me it left something to be desired but it was truly a good series.
May 23, 2012
Dec 5, 2009
Although,I like the Japanese dub...equally...^^