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Strike the Blood


Alternative Titles

English: Strike the Blood
Synonyms: SutoBura, ストブラ
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: Fridays at 23:30 (JST)
Licensors: Discotek
Studios: Silver Link., Connect
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 7.471 (scored by 99,283 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #16552
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #167
Members: 194,074
Favorites: 1,298
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Episodes: /24

Synopsis

The Fourth Progenitor is a name that strikes fear in many people. A dangerous vampire thought to exist only in legend, the Fourth Progenitor commands so much power that its very existence is considered an act of war. But now people have discovered that not only is the Fourth Progenitor very real, he is also currently living in Itogami City, an island where humans and demons live together freely.

Until three months ago, Kojou Akatsuki was a normal, human high school student. After becoming the Fourth Progenitor, though, he finds himself with abilities far beyond those of regular vampires. One day, he meets Yukina Himeragi, an apprentice sword-shaman who is sent to observe him and kill him if he becomes too much of a threat. However, her presence raises many questions. If the Fourth Progenitor is so dangerous, why send only an apprentice to deal with him? And how did a human become the Fourth Progenitor in the first place?

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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 Performance, Theme Song Composition


Edit 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)

Edit 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)



More reviewsReviews

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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Second OVA Series of 'Strike the Blood' Announced

Second OVA Series of 'Strike the Blood' Announced

The wraparound jacket on the 15th volume of Strike the Blood has announced a new OVA series of the light novels. Author Gakuto Mikumo previously announced that the 1...read more

'Strike the Blood' Gets OVA

'Strike the Blood' Gets OVA

It was officially announced at the Dengeki Game Festival 2015 event that Strike the Blood will be getting a two-episode OVA series to be released at the end of 2015....read more


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