Ranked #788

Blood+

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Blood Plus
Japanese: ブラッドプラス

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 50
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 2005 to Sep 23, 2006
Premiered: Fall 2005
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.821 (scored by 85,109 users)
Ranked: #7882
Popularity: #158
Members: 181,219
Favorites: 3,476
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2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.

Synopsis

Throughout 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.

(Source: ANN, edited)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Haji
Haji
Main
Konishi, Katsuyuki
Japanese
Konishi, Katsuyuki
Otonashi, Saya
Otonashi, Saya
Main
Kitamura, Eri
Japanese
Kitamura, Eri
Miyagusuku, Kai
Miyagusuku, Kai
Main
Yoshino, Hiroyuki
Japanese
Yoshino, Hiroyuki
Diva
Diva
Supporting
Yajima, Akiko
Japanese
Yajima, Akiko

Staff

Ochikoshi, Tomonori
Ochikoshi, Tomonori
Producer
Shiotani, Naoyoshi
Shiotani, Naoyoshi
Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Animation Director
Fujisaku, Junichi
Fujisaku, Junichi
Director
Kou, Yuu
Kou, Yuu
Director

More episodes Episodes(50/50)

Episode Title Aired
1 First Kiss
First Kiss (ファーストキス)
Oct 8, 2005
2 Magic Words
Mahou no Kotoba (魔法の言葉)
Oct 15, 2005
3 The Place Where it All Began
Hajimari no Basho (はじまりの場所)
Oct 22, 2005
4 Dangerous Boy
Abunai Shounen (あぶない少年)
Oct 29, 2005
5 Beyond the Dark Forest
Kurai Mori no Mukou e (暗い森の向こうへ)
Nov 5, 2005

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)



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TheLlama
Mar 14, 2008
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 read more
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Wyko
Jan 12, 2007
This anime is one of the best ones that I have ever seen before in my life. The plot somehow manages to stay incredibly strong throughout all of the 50 episodes, showcasing many different types of characters, from the most comical to the most radically serious. The animation has a very unique style, which somewhat surprised me early on, but then I realized that it simply made the show more unique.

What every viewer must realize first off is that this is NOT just an anime about vampires. The fact that the characters often require blood to survive is used as an effective plot device, read more
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Sohei
Jul 28, 2009
Note: If you found this review helpful (or not), leave me a PM or comment, and give me some constructive criticism!

Post-note: All scores are compared to titles I have watched personally and represent the verbal "score" of that number, with a 7 meaning " Good". It is unrelated to the 1-10 grading that a lot of people seem to solely apply, without thinking of what it means.

So. Blood+

Originally an offshoot of an earlier movie, Blood+ combines both existing elements present in anime and new ones, to create a somewhat unique shonen (yes, shonen, because that's what this is, don't be fooled by the R+ rating) read more
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patco23
Sep 6, 2007
I used to watch a fair amount of anime, but over the past few years, my interest in it had been gradually waning, partly because of the decreasing number of good shows being produced, and partly because of lack of time due to my heavy workload.

However, this trend was reversed when I had the good fortune of coming across Blood+. I had never heard of it before, but the premise seemed interesting enough, though not particularly original or unique. I decided to give it a shot, expecting at least a decent and entertaining show but not read more
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Anime: Claymore
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+. 
reportRecommended by Sarcastic
Anime: Elfen Lied
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.
 
reportRecommended by Nocturnal
Anime: Trinity Blood
Both relate to a quest to defeat blood-sucking beings (Vampires) in order to make of the world a better place for everyone. 
reportRecommended by Arwym
Anime: Vampire Knight
Romance, vampires, and lost memories for the female protagonist, who ends up having a more important role than first glance. 
reportRecommended by daedalwag13
Anime: Hellsing
If you love vampire anime, this won't disappoint you :) 
reportRecommended by Pravilic
Anime: Black Blood Brothers
Do you like the dark vampire anime series like Blood+? Then you should definitely try Black Blood Brothers. The brothers are just like Saya, and it is worth watching.  
reportRecommended by Migandas

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