Ranked #1578

Strike the Blood

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ストライク・ザ・ブラッド

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2013 to Mar 28, 2014
Premiered: Fall 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Discotek
Studios: Silver Link, Connect
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 7.491 (scored by 88,603 users)
Ranked: #15782
Popularity: #166
Members: 173,688
Favorites: 1,184
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Synopsis

The Fourth Progenitor—that's the world's strongest vampire that should only exist in legends. Accompanied by twelve Kenjuu and spreading calamity, this phantom vampire appeared in Japan. For the observation and obliteration of this Fourth Primogenitor, the government and Lion King decided to dispatch an attack mage known as a Sword Shaman. However, for some reason, the one chosen for the observation was a apprentice Sword Shaman girl, Himeragi Yukina. Wielding the strongest anti-primogenitor spirit spear, Yukina arrived at Demon District, Itogami City. What is the true identity of the Fourth Primogenitor, Akatsuki Kojou, she encountered over there?!

(Source: Baka-Tsuki, edited)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Himeragi, Yukina
Himeragi, Yukina
Main
Taneda, Risa
Japanese
Taneda, Risa
Akatsuki, Kojou
Akatsuki, Kojou
Main
Hosoya, Yoshimasa
Japanese
Hosoya, Yoshimasa
Tamura, Mutsumi
Japanese
Tamura, Mutsumi
Rihavein, La Folia
Rihavein, La Folia
Supporting
Oonishi, Saori
Japanese
Oonishi, Saori
Aiba, Asagi
Aiba, Asagi
Supporting
Seto, Asami
Japanese
Seto, Asami

Staff

Yamamoto, Hideyo
Yamamoto, Hideyo
Director
Aketagawa, Jin
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Yokotani, Masahiro
Yokotani, Masahiro
Script
Wakeshima, Kanon
Wakeshima, Kanon
Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Performance

More episodes Episodes(11/24)

Episode Title Aired
1 The Right Arm of the Saint I
Seija no Migiude-hen I (聖者の右腕篇I)
Oct 4, 2013
2 The Right Arm of the Saint II
Seija no Migiude-hen II (聖者の右腕篇II)
Oct 11, 2013
3 The Right Arm of the Saint III
Seija no Migiude-hen III (聖者の右腕篇III)
Oct 18, 2013
4 The Right Arm of the Saint IV
Seija no Migiude-hen IV (聖者の右腕篇IV)
Oct 25, 2013
5 From the Warlord's Empire I
Senou no Shisha-hen I (戦王の使者篇I)
Nov 1, 2013

Opening Theme

#1: "Strike the Blood (ストライク・ザ・ブラッド)" by Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets (eps 2-7, 9-13)
#2: "Fight 4 Real" by ALTIMA (eps 14-24)

Ending Theme

#1: "Strike the Blood (ストライク・ザ・ブラッド)" by Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets (ep 1)
#2: "Strike my soul" by Yuka Iguchi (eps 2-13)
#3: "signal" by Kanon Wakeshima (eps 14-24)



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afterwards
May 7, 2014
The tags "Action, Ecchi, Fantasy, School, Shounen, Vampire, Supernatural" actually summarize the show pretty well, with the exception of "school" perhaps. If you want to watch a normal guy who stumbles upon ridiculous powers and then proceeds to save the world and get a lot of female attention; then here you go.

One of the things to appreciate here is that what you see is what you get. It's a straightforward anime you can get some escapism/ good sequences out of (be them of the girls or of the action). I also think that the first few episodes are quite representative of the series as read more
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traps
Mar 28, 2014
With all the anime spewing out, there are inevitably some that fail, and some that succeed. Then there are those that neither rises above the sea of mediocrity, nor falls to the pits of inferiority. They simply turn out to be what one would expect it to be: generic. Don’t get me wrong. Every anime has the potential to separate itself from the band of generic mediocrity. Strike the blood is no exception. However, that light at the end of the tunnel is blocked by an onslaught of fanservice, feeble characterisation and mundane storytelling.

Initially interesting, the story gradually adopts the generic high school setting, with read more
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Stark700
Mar 28, 2014
It’s not hard to figure out what Strike the Blood might be about at first even if you’re coming into the show completely fresh. The key words are ‘blood’ and ‘strike’ where the latter is when our main male protagonist Akatsuki Kojo does his mojo to satisfy his blood lust. There’s hardly anything too original related this series. After all, we get the typical mysterious guy meets young girl in a city on an ordinary day. Then, a not-so-normal event happens and the duo gets caught in events they didn’t think could get both involved. But if we add everything together, Strike the Blood comes read more
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Sorainnosia
Dec 10, 2014
Based off the light novel was written by Gakuto Mikumo,
The story tells us a boy named Akatsuki Kojou, that turns out to be The Fourth Progenitor, the world's strongest vampires in the world. He was followed by a girl named Yukina Himeragi, who came from the Lion King organization to observe the Fourth Progenitor.

I found out the two lines above really offers me a unique set-up of an anime, and the genres "Action+Ecchi" really offers us a combination of a real action and a desirable fan service. But not the story.The plot is divided into several simplistic arcs, that actually works with the read more
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The main characters from both series are very similar. Harutora from Tokyo Ravens and Kojou are both dense, unlucky but awesome/epic at the same time. They were living a normal life until their lives changed. In Tokyo Raven: Harutora became an Onmyoji while in Strike The Blood: Kojou is a vampire. Both series takes place in a modern city filled with interesting characters. Add some supernatural elements and mystery too. Both series airing at the same time.  
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Both have a powerful vampire main character that lives in a demon city.
Also both contain some comedy. 
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Similarities:

Both have the same high ranking evil beings who weren't evil at all, but still have to be watched over by female main character to act as their nanny whom were also assign to eliminate them if necessary.

Both have the same supernatural, ecchi, action genre.

Both have the same school setting.

Dissimilarities:

The main character in one anime has a dragon as his familiar, while the other one only has his friends.

One has an extra harem and romance genre, while the other has vampire as its extra genre.

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Anime: Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
These two anime both feature a futuristic world which is filled with magic and magic-related elements. Strike the Blood goes a bit further by also adding in some supernatural elements. They both contain action and romance, but Strike the Blood also adds in some ecchi and comedy.

Both anime also feature annoying, yet skillful female main characters. You have Miyuki from Mahouka who calls her brother Tatsuya by "Onii-sama" about a hundred times per episode and Yukina from Strike the Blood who insists on interrupting Kojou's catchphrase "This is my fight" with her infamous "No Senpai, this is OUR fight." 
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