Synonyms: Blood Plus
Oct 8, 2005 to Sep 23, 2006
24 min. per ep.
R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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SynopsisThroughout the passage of time and the shifts in backgrounds, a particular war continues to leave its mark on history, extending its influence into the modern world. There are two major groups involved in the ensuring war. The first group consists of monsters known as Chiropterans who can change their appearances into that of human beings. They are actually immortals who feed on the blood of the living. The second group is an organization known as the "Red Shield," formed to track down these monsters and exterminate them. Otonashi Saya is a high-school girl who lives a peaceful life with her family. The only problem is, she has no recollections of her life beyond that of the past year; however, her happy life will be destroyed by an event that will lead her to her destined fate.
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Characters & Voice Actors
Opening Theme#1: "Aozora no Namida (青空のナミダ)" by Hitomi Takahashi (eps 1-13)
#2: "SEASON’S CALL" by HYDE (eps 14-25)
#3: "Colors of the Heart" by UVERworld (eps 26-38)
#4: "Raion (雷音)" by Jinn (eps 39-50)
Ending Theme#1: "Kataritsugu koto" by Chitose Hajime (eps 1-13, 50)
#2: "CRY NO MORE" by Mika Nakashima (eps 14-25)
#3: "This Love" by Angela Aki (eps 26-38)
#4: "Brand New Map" by K (eps 39-49)
Blood+ follows Saya Otonashi, an average Japanese schoolgirl who finds out she's a millenia-old Vampire and must do battle with her sister, Diva. Unfortunately, what should have been a simple "find x, fight, tropes, repeat" is a weird mix of drawn-out subplots and some slippery sliding. What should have been a decent shounen/shoujo series accomplishes that, but finds it difficult to do much else.
The director for the series is Junichi Fujisaku, whom wrote a for xxxHolic, Tsubasa, and even tried his hand at a Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex episode. That last one is especially notable being that 1) it was the second episode of the series, and 2) it wasn't all that good as a GitS episode. What could have been in that respect is thankfully never brought over to this series. Unfortunately, my limited experience with Junichi's work hampers my ability to properly evaluate the series and his influence, so don't expect it to be talked about beyond this.
I'm not opposed to strong, female leads in any medium. The entire cast are well-written and behave as you would expect, which is to say that they're about as "real" as anyone can get in this series. Saya starts off naive and unsure about things, but transitions into a brave, lone-wolf type before the end. When she finally re-joins the good guys, it becomes clear that her motivation is purely selfish, even if it's for a good reason. Her support, unfortunately, is such a creepy, unhelpful twat that you end up wondering why he exists.
Kai (Saya's not-blood-related brother, because incest isn't incest when we're not related, right?) serves as one-half "brave onii-chan" and one-half brother-with-fixation-on-sister. While I want to ride the "creepy brother is creepy" train, his character isn't just driven by the mad boner he has for Saya. He starts off as a truly loving, caring brother who wants to look after his family and, failing that, vows to at least save the remaining family he possesses. The character is a well-blended mix of powerful motivation and what happens when a regular person is pushed into a situation he wasn't built for.
I could go on about the characters, but you want to know the goodies. The sound is good and all of Diva's singing scenes are well-done, if only because they need to be. The OST are a decent blend and fit the scenes, though I can recall maybe once or twice their use being a bit much. In terms of animation, Chizu Hashii helms the series. I couldn't find much on the individual, but from what the series offered, I'm somewhere between unsure and moderately interested in their other works.
What the series suffers from isn't anything obvious at first. The story is decent if generic and while the characters and their motivations make sense, there are times when a simple sit-down and hash things out approach would make more sense. Saya's motivations are purely selfish and while they are good, it comes off as her not really listening to what everyone else is saying. Kai is also a bit pushy and rather possessive and while Haji works as a butler, his fixation and lack of DOING ANYTHING makes him feel like a convenient tool to push Saya into the next subplot.
There are a few subplots at work, too. The overarching plot is often shoved aside and it feels like the director wasn't sure he wanted to carry on with the main plot at times. I enjoyed the subplots more than the overarching one and want to see these characters in their own series. Unfortunately, the series also suffers from "kill everyone who isn't a main character" syndrome and does so without so much as properly building them up.
It's an overall decent series, but suffers from its shortcomings in the long-run. Check it out if you're even halfway tempted, but otherwise miss it. read more
I watched this some years ago and rewatched recently because I didn't remember the story very well. I guess this show is not worth rewatching if you're not as forgetful as me.
The series' enviroment is good and the soundtrack is also good. I loved almost all the openings and endings (there are 4 each). But the plot... oh boy, that could have been great. The plotline is: the main character has to kill all the chiropteans (vampires) and Diva, the main antagonist (also a chiroptean). Sounds really stupid but at some points this is very well played and really entertaining. Also, there's a little discussion about blood family VS non-related family, which is interesting but poorly executed. It could be a really good show if it wasn't for Saya, who is really tedious, and all this "humans VS chiropteans" thing, that mostly shows a self-centered mankind and a stupid and entirely avoidable fight (oddly, chiropteans noticed it quicker than humans).
The main character, Saya Otonashi, looks like a pretty good heroine at the beginning. But then you start discovering that she's just a really really spoiled kid who can't think about anyone except herself and some people she might befriend. For years and years, she keeps trying to kill Diva because Diva is supposedly bad. But that's not true. Diva is indeed something like a psycho but it's because she's been tortured and used her whole life. It would be reasonable (and tragic) to hunt Diva if Saya didn't know about this but she's given evidence about it ALL THE TIME. There's even a chapter where someone TELLS HER about it and stuff. And Saya does what??? Instead of saying "Ok, you guys are SO DAMN CRAZY and you TORTURED SOMEONE FOR YEARS and now you're trying to kill her, it's pretty obvious she would hate all of you. I'M OUT, I'm not killing anyone, you're all really crazy people, go get some treatment", she says something like "Ooooh, nooo, this all my fault, she's sooooo bad, she killed the bastard who tortured her because she's bad, she's naturally bad, nothing but bad, I will kill Diva because she's bad. Have I already said she's bad??? Oh, I hate Diva, she's bad, bad, bad". That's so spoiled I can't stand it. Saya is one of the worst protagonists I've ever seen because she's (em)pathetic with basically anyone except Diva, for just no reason (the only possible reason is: she's spoiled).
Diva, on the other hand, is a very interesting character and I dare to say she's the only reason you should watch this show. She one of the best antagonists I've ever seen and she has a great background story. She's MUCH MORE interesting than Saya even though the show doesn't focus much on her (at least, not compared with Saya).
Also, all that Siff stuff is really, really boring. The only good thing about them is that you can have some laughs since they look like goth teenagers (I found it really funny, sorry).
The end of the story is also pretty dull and foreseeable. read more
A show about a girl who fights monsters... sounds kind of unoriginal, no? Well, whatever it sounds like to you, this is one helluva awesome show :D
The story is dark, sad and action-packed. I like how they present everything with a sad setting; it's not like it's just one big brawl after another; it is emotions and resolve-strengthening, it's battles which have a reason other than just being yet another battle. The story keeps complex but simple enough to follow without too much thinking "what's happening?"
The animation style in Blood+ is really cool. It's got good shading details, and the characters looks good too; they've got a nice variation of character designs, some detailed and some maybe not so detailed. The animation is flawless; at least no noticeable errors. The background art in this series is amazing; the sceneries and cityscapes are wonderful to look at.
The music rocks too. The OP/ED songs are great (aside the fourth OP, which was all but good), and the background music is just as it should be; moody. It sets the right mood to all the scenes, and it fits very good with the series' sad tone.
Blood+ has the best character development of any anime I've watched. I'm completely enthralled by its characters, and how they change during the course of the series. They're deep, three-dimensional characters, and their relationships with each other are fascinating. I also like how a simple death during the beginning of the series had a large effect on the characters.
What I like about Blood+ is that despite being about vampires, it focuses on almost anything but the vampire aspects of the characters, with the latter being used mainly as a MacGuffin. Therefore, you'll enjoy this series even if you do not like vampire anime, and you'll love it if you like vampire anime.
All in all, Blood+ is among the better series in the vast world that is anime, and a series you'll enjoy watching.
To 'Not Helpful' voters (and you 'Helpful' voters too): Feedback greatly appreciated =) read more
If you watched Blood C and you didn't think it was very good, don't let that keep you away from Blood+.
I thought that Blood+ was really well done. If I had to pick a favorite part of Blood+ I think it would be the story. I love when a show has a story that takes a lot of episodes to play out, but doesn't ever loose focus. This is what Blood+ does best. The concept is fairly simple but there are many complexities that you discover as the show progresses.
For an anime made in 2006 this show is on par with what you would expect. By the standards set by more recent shows it is nothing special, but it still good. The characters are well depicted and I have nothing to complain about.
The soundtrack is very well done. It is produced by Mark Mancina/Hans Zimmer and if you are familiar with any of their work then you know what to expect. The opening and ending songs are fantastic. I especially love the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th openings. The 3rd opening is one of my all time favorites. The 4th is done by Jinn. Some people can't stand the vocals of Jinn but I came to enjoy them (Jinn is the same artist that performed the second Code Geass OP).
I thought the characters of Blood+ where very good. There is lots of good character development. At times I wished Saya would access more of her badass potential but I can't complain about her overall.
There were some parts that were a little slow but not many, overall I enjoyed Blood+ very much
Overall 9/10 - Highly recommended read more
Well, the main storyline is more or less different, but the way the characters are drawn very similarly, as well as action scenes and blood. Also Blood+ is a dark anime and so is Claymore, so it would be good for those who like/love dark anime (sorry for stating the obvious...). Anyway both of them have very deep story-lines so I thought that people who like Blood+ would like this, because I think of Claymore when I think of Blood+.
These two series have so many similarities that each of them can be considered an "alternate" version of the other... They're both top-notch anime series, so I'd say watch them both and witness the similarities for yourself
Both feature girls/women who has a hack-n'-slash fest, killing monsters with their swords.
Blood+ has some similar elements to Claymore, such as the relationship between a helpless "brother"/"sister" and a cold-blooded killer of the opposite gender, that greatly sways either person's actions during the course of the show. In a sense , it's partially Claymore in reverse, here the purebreds go after the half breeds, but what matches these two up the most would be the high level of action, gore and dark mood that stays overcast most of the time. You'll probably understand once you start watching it.
Hot kick-ass girls with big swords chopping up monsters!!!
it has fighting scenes, protecting someone, fighting monsters, and others things you like in them:)
Girl as the protagonist who fight bunch of monsters.
Blood+ and Claymore have something in common, and that is both are killing off monsters. They are both dark and gory. Blood+ has a longer story than Claymore but nonetheless they are still jampacked with blood spilling monster slashing scenes.
they both portray women who fight abominations that live off human flesh or blood warning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! violent anime but cool ha ha
love the action shows women who can kick ass!^^
both bloody anime and both main char of the story weilds a sword. basicly the same... saya vs chiopterans ... and clare vs Yoma's but claymore has more blood sheds and more violence compared to blood+
Both series are full of blood and female characters that are very skilled with sharp metal objects ;)
It has monsters and killing/blood as well.
Monsters fighting monsters. Sword wielding female protagonist fighting very bloody battles against the grotesque as she tries to discover herself and protect what's important to her. Lots of blood, dismemberment and decapitations, mixed in with some camaraderie and family bonds.
"OMGZ THEY ARE BOTH GIRLS WHO ARE NOT FULLY HUMAN AND BOTH HAVE SWORDS AND KICK THE SHIT OUT OF MONSTERS OMG RUN ON SENTENCES NO PUNCTUATION!"
- Almost every 16 year old with a keyboard in America.
However, there's some truth to the above statement but I'd like to get into Blood+. If you really liked Blood+ and thought the story was riveting, loved the gore and the fight scenes, and loved Saya as a bad ass monster killing female main character, then you'll absolutely LOVE Claymore. Now, what I said about Blood+ is giving it a little too much credit. Don't get me wrong, I liked the show, but I just felt that Saya didn't take charge enough for me(at least till the end) and I cringed at a lot of the dialog. There was also just way many too cliche moments and typical "feel good story" music during the first half of the series. It's at least underwhelming for an anime with an R rating.
Claymore's R rating on the other hand is well deserved. It is WAY more violent and bloody than Blood+ and the langue is a lot more coarse as well. Claire and Saya both come into their own a bit midway into the shows but Claire has a lot more depth to her in my opinon and is a lot more entertaining. Both girls are trying to rid the world of monsters, even though they are both types of monsters themselves.
All and all, If you liked Blood+ and don't mind a shorter series with more violence and swearing, then chances are you'll love Claymore. If you watched Claymore first and are expecting a lot from Blood+, chances are you'll be let down a bit, but will still enjoy the series.
Action packed, gory, strong female lead characters, and story driven. Both use swords and are related to mythical beasts.
Both anime have a lot of blood, monsters, and fighting.
The main 2 similarites is that only a certain breed can kill these monsters even thou the humans can't technically. They are both serious girl characters who pursue monsters to keep the people safe but eventually find their own purpose.
These two series are like siblings with many similarities that can be drawn upon.
Both Claymore and Blood+ involves a lot of action dealing with the supernatural specifically demons. The main female protagonist (who both have skills in swordsmanship) in both series are literally weapons with extraordinary abilities. The only thing that keeps them from going insane are their companions. Additionally, both series' main female protagonist also has a dark past that is filled with tragedies and sorrow.
Both series also involves organizations with their own purposes and enemies with dark ambitions..
Both series contain action, drama, blood, gore, and gets darker and darker as more episodes progresses; a pleasing series to the audience into the darker side of the hack-and-slash genre.
While every show is unique in their own way, Claymore and Blood+ have a myriad of similarities that will make a fan of one show, a fan of the other. For starters, both shows revolve around the concept of monsters that consume flesh and blood. They are painted as evil, but in both shows the main characters are also connected to these vicious monsters they seek to kill. The connection is genetics though it is applied differently for each show. Besides that main concept, both shows involve powerful heroines who wield swords. They develop in different paths, as one show is about remembering one’s identity while the other is vengeance. Both shows are hack and slash, though Claymore is by far more violent, bloody and intense. Dire injuries are inflicted regularly as many monsters and people are killed, while Blood+ takes the killing down a notch. Blood+ also has weaker moments when it comes to killing due to the dialogue, but I found myself able to look passed that due to the differences in the atmosphere of each show.
If you are going from Blood+ to Claymore, a more aggressive and intense show awaits you, while the transition from Claymore to Blood+ can be a letdown only if you thrive on scenes filled with gore. The length of Blood+ is wonderful as Claymore is shorter and deviates from the manga at the end absolutely destroying the show for manga readers. Either way, if you are a fan of one show, you will most likely be a fan of the other as the action in both are very entertaining.
Both involve a powerful, not fully-human girl being able to slay demons that no ordinary person can. Both are accompanied by their male friends on their quests and later show signs of romantic interest. Both girls carry around swords which are used to annihilate the monsters. Blood+ is more dramatic and involves vampires, whereas Claymore is more of an action-adventure about mysterious demons called "yoma." The use of art in both is done spectacularly, and both contain unique, well thought-out plots—much different from the generic shows made nowadays.
Protagonist are both vampire like monsters
Main characters are genetically evolved and use swords
Genres are horror and dark action
Goal: Rid the world of the evil monsters
Character abilities: supernatural strength and speed
The main idea is similar. Good guys are essentially half bad (have parts of the body of bad guys in themselves, twin sister of the villain), fighting in both series are full of blood and slaughter, monsters are killed with big swords ...
Blood+ and Elfen Lied deal with the definition of what it means to be human and humane. In both cases, a super-evolved species represented by an apparently frail female lead, presents a menace to mankind. Yet humanity is to be blamed for much of the violence that follows. While EL is occasionally borderline ecchi and Blood+ maintains a very serious tone through and through, both series are emotionally-moving exercises that allow emotional bonds to be forged, despite the deeply violent world-scape they present.
Girl protagonists who kill a lot and spill a lot of blood. Both are poignant and moving throughout, with deep emotional struggles and bonds all over the place. Both have mutated human beings who take the role of bad guys pose a threat to humankind as a whole.
well their both horror and have lots of blood in them....their story seems to differ but im sure if you like one of them you'll like the other one to < 3
Blood +, like Elsfen Leid, has alot of blood (look at the name XD).
they has similar subjects like supernatural, Sci-Fi, the undead cretures and more...
those two also has a similiar endings, they both ends with many things unfinished.
Both have lots of blood, fights, and violence.
In both anime, the main character is a girl who literally becomes another person when killing, even though Saya, on the opposite of Lucy, has not exactly a split personality.
Both are dramatic and sad, prepare the tissues.
Also, the story of the Schiffs , created by humans, used as killing machines, and then getting eliminated because too troublesome, really reminds of the Diclonius.
Both are absolutely worth watching.
The story line is fairly similar; both main characters have a kind of split personality and powers that awaken due to a series of events where they learn about themselves and secret organisations going on around them.
These shows teach lessons without you knowing it. You learn to love one that may not be like others. These shows are amazing, but not for all eyes to see.
Bloody, Dramatic, Just Like Elfen Lied.
And Pretty Disturbing.
Just Like Elfen Lied...
Both of them are animes with a lot of violence and with great plot behind.
The main character in both of these animes are Female. Both of which are extremely violent and gory. In other words, at one point of their lives they could be considered 'killing machines' for their actions.
Both also have a double sided personality. The one that people adore and the other, which is blood craving.
Anyhow- there's a lot of action and fighting scenes! There's also a bit of romance here and there. If you liked Blood Plus, you're almost guaranteed to enjoy watching Elfen Lied.
Both Anime are revolved around different species that are used for war and most of the problems throught the two stories are caused by humans.
Elfen Lied and Blood+ details two series that are violently driven involving powerful evolved species that becomes a menace to society. They become dangers not only to others but to themselves as well.
As such, both series features a lot of violence and gore with the main female lead being the center of it all.
Both series has emotional back stories that tells the sad side of the main characters involving tragedy.
Both series overall have a dark and serious tone that brings out a violent but also tragic story.
Both relate to a quest to defeat blood-sucking beings (Vampires) in order to make of the world a better place for everyone.
kind like not hellsing but with different type off vampires and equally great story
Action, blood, a fight for a better and safer world, and of course, vampires galore!
Well because this also has loads of fights like Blood+ and its bloody too!! The reason for the fights is same in these animes!!
Both shows deal with vampires. Both shows have main characters who have siblings in the opposing faction. Both of them vow to defeat their siblings so that there would be no more harm. Both of them doubt about themselves until they eventually accept who they are.
There's a lot of action, blood sucking creatures, and some romance on the side. Something everyone loves!
If ur a fan of bloody animes and vampire like beings than WATCH both Trinity Blood & Blood+.
Killing bloodsucking creatures and keeping them from causing other harm. That's what both anime are about. This comes with the necessary amount of violence and bloodshed of course. The characters and the context of the anime differ tho. Also, Trinity Blood is more serious while Blood+ has more drama. Nevertheless, if you like vampires, action and bloodshed. Go watch this show!
The main character in both stories is vampire,they fight their own kin to safe human race from doom.they belief that human and vampire can live together in harmony but some vampire think human is just only food to consume.
They Both are vampire type show , and I think they Are Very great show to watch
Action, supernatural, vampires. Bloody scenes, main characters fighting against evil vampires.
Both theses stories have in depth back stories there is violence, gore, even some tear jerker episodes. Both these for vampire anime's where a nice change from romance and cheesy back stories. Blood + was my first anime and before I knew all the sites out there I paid for most of the episodes. Trinity Blood has an amazing story and one that was easy to watch straight through.
Romance, vampires, and lost memories for the female protagonist, who ends up having a more important role than first glance.
Both share a similar female/male lead that must dance around the concept of immortality and vampirism in their exploration of each others' feelings.
Besdies the obvious association of creatures needing blood to survive, Blood+ and Vampire Knight also both follow the plot of self-sacrifice to protect those you love.
Fully recommend you watch Vampire Knight...touching.
Both have to do with Vampires. Main character is a female. Vampire living in a human world trying to make things right for their own reasons. There's a bit of romance in Blood + , but not as much as Vampire Knight. Main character doesn't remember their past in the first few episodes. -Turning others into Vampires :]
Both deal with vampires and both deal with love. They have good fighting scenes between their enemies and each have an evil person within their family who is trying to get them killed. If you are into bloody romances and killing, basically a trilling anime that will keep you on the edge of your seat, please do watch it and enjoy it ^^
both are kinda dark/kinda goth, have a thrilling plot, and have a main character who doesn't have memories of their past :D
Both are similar in the way that:
there is a young girl, who lost her memory as a vampire/monster, and a romantic type of man comes into the picture to protect her, yet she also falls in love with another person who is close to her.
the only difference is Blood + has more action.
Both anime's have vampires, action, and romance. They also both have good character development and story lines, and you can't help but fall for one or more of the characters. If you enjoy one you'll most likely enjoy the other!
Both animes are 'dark'. Yuuki and Saya have a past that they can't remember because it was sealed. In the series they discover their true natures and help battle evil. In blood+ the main focus is on the plot and the battles. Saya's feelings slowly develop throughout the story. Meanwhile in Vampire Knight Yuuki knows her feelings from the beginning and Kaname knows his as well. Dark pasts, shocking secrets and emotional struggles. There is no better recommendation for Vampire Knight or Blood+.
If you love vampire anime, this won't disappoint you :)
Both are about a quest to destroy vampires, by using vampires
And they both have the same kind of dark feeling to it.
Vampires in modern age... done as such that oozes style.
Both are about powerful vampires cooperating with organizations that specialize in killing vampires. The main antagonists are also engaged in mass producing vampires and are part of powerful vampire organizations.
Both anime are about killing bloodsucking monsters (vampires) to keep the world safe from those evil creatures. Both anime got the regularly dose of action, violence and bloodshed. So if you like those vampire based action anime, I'd say watch this.
Both have vampires in them. Blood+ is not as gory as Hellsing, but they both have an interesting take on vampires, if your into that stuff
Swords, monsters and blood!
Both the series have same things, but Blood+ is so much better! If you liked Tokko, you must see Blood+ (and Blood: The Last Vampire, related to it).
they're both great anime which has lots of blood and violence. Also they have demons that they go around killing so that they could save the world.
both invole hunting demon like creatures and tons of action. A great anime that has lots of blood and good fighting scenes.
Blood+ and TOKKO's story lines are very similar( blood, gore, slicing things etc.).
Both titles comes off as violent anime series involving action, drama, gore, and other tragedies.
Both series' main protagonist's lives completely change after certain circumstances and are now realizes that they may never go back the way it was before.
Both series have supernatural elements involving demons which brings forth the violence and gore.
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