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Blood+

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
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.841 (scored by 76898 users)
Ranked: #7702
Popularity: #125
Members: 159,281
Favorites: 3,211
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

Popular Tags

action adventure drama horror mystery supernatural vampire

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 organisation 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)

Episodes

Episodes  0 / 50
Aired  Oct 8, 2005 to Sep 23, 2006
Status  Finished Airing
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Related Anime

Adaptation: Blood+, Blood+
Alternative version: Blood: The Last Vampire
Other: Blood-C, Blood-C: The Last Dark

Characters & Voice Actors

Haji
Haji
Main
Freeman, Crispin
English
Freeman, Crispin
Konishi, Katsuyuki
Japanese
Konishi, Katsuyuki
...
Miyagusuku, Kai
Miyagusuku, Kai
Main
Yoshino, Hiroyuki
Japanese
Yoshino, Hiroyuki
Diskin, Benjamin
English
Diskin, Benjamin
...
Otonashi, Saya
Otonashi, Saya
Main
Wahlgren, Kari
English
Wahlgren, Kari
Kitamura, Eri
Japanese
Kitamura, Eri
...
Diva
Diva
Supporting
Yajima, Akiko
Japanese
Yajima, Akiko
Wahlgren, Kari
English
Wahlgren, Kari
...

Staff

Fujisaki, Junichi
Director
Shiotani, Naoyoshi
Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Animation Director
Kou, Yuu
Director
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director



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Mar 14, 2008
TheLlama
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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Dec 4, 2014
NotenSMSK
Blood+ was truly an interesting anime - it requires patience but once one starts to get accustomed with the pace and characters, it is an amazing anime.

Story wise Blood+ starts slow. It takes time to develop, to let the elements of the story, for the characters to interact naturally rather than forcing them into a swirling bog to just push the story ahead. And it starts with the basic anime form: The basic elements are put forth - Chiropteran and Saya. One can assume that with the progression of stronger foes and conflicting feelings, there is nothing more to the anime than the main character read more
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Apr 20, 2015
Okazaki-Fragment
A girl on to fight against monsters, a secret organisation and powerful enemies! If you want to enjoy an anime with a dark tune, complex story and really great charakter development, Blood+ would be a good choice! But beware if you get too close to certain charakters, your heart might get broken!

If you are looking for a fun and happy anime series, don't watch it. As I said before the anime is rather dark and as the name says bloody. There are some scenes that can be considered cruel (not only in a physical way).

And one more warning, before the praise: If you're expecting tons read more
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Oct 29, 2011
ggultra2764
Blood+ offers up an alternate take of the events from Blood: The Last Vampire featuring Saya's hunt of the Chiropteran creature threat. Being at 50 episodes of length, this gives the series plenty of time to build up on events with its plot and explore the causes that led to the Chiropteran threat being as serious as it did. It also expands on Saya's character and the mysterious organization (Red Shield) aiding her in thwarting the Chiropteran threat.

In terms of characterization, the series does enough to flesh out prominent characters that influence Saya's decisions from those who serve to allow her to retain the normalcy read more
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Recommendations

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+.
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.
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 - Add to favorites
Romance, vampires, and lost memories for the female protagonist, who ends up having a more important role than first glance.
If you love vampire anime, this won't disappoint you :)
Check out blood + if you enjoyed black blood brothers. Both revolve around fights and vampires.

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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