Oct 4, 2013 to Mar 28, 2014
24 min. per ep.
R+ - Mild Nudity
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SynopsisThe 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
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)
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 a whole; so your interest should be fairly easy to gauge early on.
7/10 - as expected, the story isn't outstanding, it simply does its job here. Strike the blood's strong point is not going to be its plot. The story works in arcs, with new villains/ girls being added or focused on in each arc. There are some overall trends and developments but its nothing special. I'd call it overly simplistic - however actually for a show that I watched to just distract myself for an hour or so I found this to be a positive. I'm not sure if some of the satire or irony that came across was intended, but if it was then I tip my hat to the writers.
The story does work for the genre(s) in mind here - pretty much the plot will be bent to better accommodate scenes where Kojou can be a hero or save the girl or can get into a better fight. But that's fine because that's why people will watch the show in the first place.
Without wanting to give too much away, I think certain plot devices were quite clever. Overall I think the plot serves its function quite well, but because the plot is obviously going to be side-lined in such a series there is a limit to how good it is.
9/10 - Probably the anime's best point is the art. The characters designs, as well as the background and effects for fights, etc. are well done and ultimately are very effective. The art style is certainly easy on the eyes, and the sequences often fit the anime well.
I can't really think of many negatives here - perhaps some money was saved on certain designs but in my opinion the art here almost makes the show.
7/10 - Like most modern animes, there really isn't much to comment on here as its just simply decent. I thought the OPs were fine, as were the endings. They are not something I'd personally want to listen to outside of the show, alongside the background music, but they contribute pretty much as you'd expect them too.
The voice acting here is good as far as I can tell. Kojou isn't meant to be super charismatic so it fits the plot, but its nothing to write home about.
6/10 - The characters are ok, given that the pretense of the show is to break character models and focus on action and harem.
Kojou is (axiomatically) fairly likable and for most people easy to relate to. This is no surprise given the escapism theme (/self insert theme). I don't particularly like Kojou, and I found him a bit overly simplistic. But the fact that I have an opinion is evidence for him actually having a character (which is more than can be said for certain animes in similar genres).
The girls are all quite distinct and well developed, apart from their at times inexplicable devotion to Kojou (but then again, harem). I think Himeragi Yukina probably has the best developed character, and she actually has some development/ perspective added, although this is also stunted because of the harem nature of the show.
The villains are, in general, awful and almost completely one dimensional. But it doesn't really matter because most of the time they are on screen they just get destroyed by Kojou.
Tl;dr - it's harem, don't expect interesting or insightful characters. For a harem, the characters are ok.
8/10 - Although the show has its flaws, its quite good fun to watch, and I found it a nice contrast to studying. Because of the art and arc-type plot, it's something that could quite easily be re-watched or returned to, which is a positive IMO.
I would say that your enjoyment of this anime is very dependent on how much you enjoy action and/or harem and/or supernatural genres. The Kojou/Yukina relationship is ok to follow, but this is not a romance anime, and it's something I'd recommend watching when you want to have a break rather than something to stimulate your brain.
7/10. Again, the art, the escapism and the straightforward nature of this show are its strong points. It's generic, but I'd say it beats most other shows in similar genres. Why? There's nothing that groundbreaking, just a few subtle nuances that go unnoticed individually but actually contribute to making this show quite enjoyable. Unfortunately the show does fall flat on its face at times for taking itself too seriously and shoe-horning itself into arcing episodes, where it probably had potential to be a better overall show if it avoided this. As is, it remains something lighthearted that most young guys will probably enjoy once or twice (if you enjoy the first few episodes, you'll enjoy the rest. Despite the flaws, there is something to be appreciated here.) read more
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 supernatural themes thrown in for a good measure. A story is neither as powerful nor as effective, without good characterisation or ongoing conflicts. While Strike the Blood has the latter of the two, it is by no means well executed. Consisting of a mixture of erratic fanservice and inconsistent pacing, the external conflicts are presented in a manner too ludicrous to have any sense of realism. Another issue underlies within the resolution of said conflicts. Contrived deus ex machinas plague the story, conveniently solving problematic situations, and adding a sense of implausibly to an already unrealistic plot. With all that said, there are inevitably, good aspects of the plot. Despite all the unconvincing and arbitrary plot devices, the storytelling itself comes off as interesting and captivating, albeit a bit predictable. This is expected, seeing as Strike the Blood is a light novel adaptation with no lack of resources.
It has become somewhat of a natural occurrence for vampires to be depicted as ethical and for blood sucking to be portrayed as sexually arousing. This does provide a new take from classical vampire flicks of the 70s. However, such approach has become so generic and trite within the anime industry it no longer generates the sense of fascination as it once did. While the topic appears as generic, an even crucial problem underlies within theme of the story. Strike the Blood neglects the important issues regarding a pluralist society. It never addresses the government and society’s perspectives towards the predominantly magical population; nor does it provide any explanations covering the fundamental basics of said creatures. With the introduction of the harem of girls into the story, it becomes clear that Strike the Blood never aimed to address these questions to begin with. Instead, it opts for a more ‘ecchi’ route, filling our screens with random panty shots and various illogical events appearing out of nowhere. These scenes intend to be comical, but more often than not only manage to strike as ludicrous and lacking in credibility. Despite this, Strike the blood maintains a good balance of fanservice and plot, for an ecchi anime at least.
Without solid characterisation of main characters, there is no mechanism for the plot. If there is not an effective plot with identifiable characters, the theme of the story becomes mundane. That’s the problem with Strike the Blood. The largely tsundere cast have recycled personalities nothing outside what one would expect from their stereotypes. As a result, characters have no defining characteristics making them unique in comparison to others. The only objective of these characters is to progress the external plot, since interactions between the protagonist and side characters play little part in the development of internal conflicts. And thus, emotions fail to connect coherently with the plot, since character’s motives, ethics and perspectives are opaque. This lack of character development has a profound effect of the plot, as reflected by the protagonist, Akatsuki Kojou.
As the Fourth Progenitor, Akatsuki seems to encompass many desirable and undesirable traits, most of which eventually ends up contradicting itself. His personality incorporates overused archetypes from many different genres. Initially, Akatsuki gives the impression of being an irrational and clueless person. Furthermore, he gradually exhibits ethical altruism; an undying urge to help others in need. As a result of his selfless actions, he often lands himself in precarious situations, where he is forced to engage in battles of epic proportions. Here, Strike the Blood wastes no time in bombarding us with an endless string of banal platitudes. While this is meant to portray Akatsuki as virtuous and ethical, it has a paradoxical effect of making him seem naïve. As aforementioned, the lack of character development has drastic impacts. Akatsuki, despite having horrific injuries, is a character hard to sympathise with, hard to comprehend, simply because the motivation behind his actions remains a mystery. As quoted from the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge- “no one does everything from a single motive”. Surely ‘friendship’ can’t be the only explanation for his selfless motives. Strike the Blood fails to dig into the inner layers of the characters, only managing to state the obvious.
From the frenetic array of vampiric powers, to giant hairy beasts, Strike the Blood is well animated in most aspects. Animation is fluid, particularly during action scenes, which utilises a variety of CGI effects to accentuate the craziness of the vampiric powers flying across screens. The art consists primarily of vibrant backgrounds and clear imagery. Though not particularly unique in any sense, they are befitting to the light-hearted mood. In more serious scenes however, there is a subtle conversion into a richer, darker colour palette, as to enhance the fantasy action scenes. Personally, the character designs came off as generic. However, if you’re a sucker for anything moe, then the characters will definitely appeal.
Unlike the animation, the music is more of a mixed bag. As a catchy pop song, the Opening is accompanied by well choreographed scenes of the characters showing off their skills. Whereas this properly conveys the fantasy mood, the soundtrack unfortunately, causes quite the opposite effect. Consisting of quirky tunes, the soundtrack is a strange addition that never properly conveys the emotions. Furthermore, the voice acting is substandard. From the bland emotive language, to histrionic fits of rage, characters lack finesse in every aspect. While this is mostly due to mundane scripting, in a broader sense, many factors takes play in the crafting of the unsophisticated characters in this series.
Strike the Blood possesses no defining features; nothing to make it stand out in a crowd of generic anime. The plot is ridden with clichés, and characters fail to connect with the plot, due to their lack of development. Nonetheless, Strike the Blood is entertaining, unless one views it as attentively as I did. Simply lean back and admire the plethora of absurd fanservice that only occurs in anime.
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 together as a little more than a show to induce nosebleeds.
Strike the Blood is an animated series based off the light novel of the same name written by Gakuto Mikumo. This is not his first work as he has previously been involved with series such as Dantalian no Shoka, the Zettai Karen novels, and Asura Cryin’. What he brings into Strike the Blood has a little taste of all of those elements in his previous works but transform it into a meat package – a series with a main protagonist that feeds off of others to control its users’ familiars.
An anime series involving with vampires. That’s hardly original in any sense either with its generics. There’s plenty of anime that followed similar ideas such as Vampire Knight, Karin, or Blood+. Strike the Blood takes our main male protagonist Akatsuki Kojo and makes him into a big name in a big city. For instance, most people who knows about his origins and status as the Fourth Progenitor, the world’s strongest vampire. As the title strikes both a bit of fear and respect, it’s no surprise that he is a man to take notice of especially for his observer, Yukina Himeragi. For the duo, their relationship begins kicks off with a rocky start loaded with misunderstandings, confusion, and animosity. Given the fact that Yukina’s job is to observe Akatsuki makes their relationship seem even more awkward as the former would be labeled as a stalker in some ways. At the same time, Akatsuki becomes annoyed by her presence. It’s also not exactly the best combination with Yukina’s anti-progenitor spear always on hand. It seems to serve as a warning sign should Akatsuki goes out of control. Over time however, the duo gets along better with Yukina even developing a seemingly crush on the young man. Outcomes like this should not be taken as a surprise however. While the duo lacks strong chemistry, they share a similar feeling towards those they encounter and the city they live in. It’s through their willingness to help others that ties them together to make the duo stronger.
Based off a light novel series, the series divides itself in arc format with a certain set of episodes focusing on a specific event/character/conflict that requires a solution. In total, there are 7 arcs covering the light novels. More importantly is the fact that each arc focuses on a different character with a different otherworldly conflict. It brings out the diversity that the audience can get accustomed to. There’s all types of otherworldly beings that the show focuses on whether it’s vampires, werewolves, angels, or witches. Along with that, each arc also progresses Akatsuki’s relationships with others as he gets stronger. Unfortunately, his lack of characterization doesn’t shine with his past being left in unexplored territories. This falls under a similar case for Yukina as the audience hardly knows about them beyond their purpose on the surface. Other characters of course also plays their roles in each arc, some more than others with a particular few getting veritable moments. But because each arc changes its tone, audience should be ready to adjust themselves to match the mood with its themes. There might also be some sort of hidden moral that progresses the story although most of it is obscure and seems cliched . Unfortunately for Akatsuki, there’s little focus on his goals or morals as the show itself doesn’t give an impression as if it he had one at all in the first place. With the way he is dressed. Akatsuki is more of the lone wolf and he only gets into situations because of his status.
While the word ‘diverse’ can be used to describe a favorable stance to adapt an anime’s character cast, there is also generics that makes up the other half. The majority of the main characters are female that falls under some sort of characteristic that comes off as generic as it can be. We have Yukina, the girl that observes Kojo 24/7 as her role. There’s the typical classmate Asagi Aiba with an obvious crush on Kojo. Nagisa Akatsuki plays the role of the little sister with her chatty mouth but lack of understanding of the supernatural world. Then, there’s the tsundere Sayaka Kirasaka whom often says things that means the opposite way around. Each arc also features a prominent character that is the focus of its story. Most of them are always female and shouldn’t be a surprise with a show like Strike the Blood. It’s predictable with most endings of each arc with Akatsuki doing the striking and blood spilled for authentic reasons.
The action of Strike the Blood can be described as thrilling but not anything that blows itself out of the water. If I had to describe it, it would fall under the line of dangerous but also hectic. Each arc features a different conflict so the action tends to diverse itself a bit in terms of presentation. However, one key factor always strikes at heart with Akatsuki’s blood lust. The earlier stages plays it off as a necessity but later on ventures into a more erotic allurement. It shouldn’t be surprising at all with hints given already featuring its fan service moments. There’s the pantsu, honey trap, and misunderstandings all over the place that brings out Strike the Blood’s generics to its core. Surprisingly enough, the show omits the traditional onsen/beach episode. Perhaps it was too busy focusing on its conflicts in each arc to given our characters a vacation or it wanted to go beyond its setting. Who knows? What it’s known is the fact that Akatsuki always gets his fun (not the way he sees it though) in each and every single arc. Fun itself can also give the audience different impression. The show sometimes likes to make fun of itself with little gags. Even the organization Yukina belongs to is hard to take serious at first with a name like “Lion King”. We also can’t forget about some of the dialogues that comes out in the wrong way with most coming out as cheesy. Finally, there’s also bits of romance. Unfortunately, that territory is something Akatsuki seems to have the least interest in. Despite obvious advances, Akatsuki doesn’t seem to show actual interest in any of the girls that approaches him besides satisfying his blood lust. Every meal means he gets a little satisfaction but not in a romantic sense. If you’re looking for a developing romantic story, Strike the Blood is the wrong place to be. Akatsuki is just not a bachelor for his candidates.
Silver Link animated Strike the Blood. On a technical level, the style of the series fits well with its supernatural themes. The Demon District, Itogami City also gives off an impression of aspects with its advancing arts. Most otherworldly beings are depicted accurately with credibility. Unfortunately, some of the character designs lacks a bit with any unique features. The school uniforms looks generic and hardly stands out. Akatsuki’s design makes him look like a loner with his hood covering his head that viewers will feel less attached to. Other characters such as Nagisa Minamiya has appearances that contrasts their age. Supporting main characters are also hardly noticeable despite some of their status. On the other hand, the background art of its city gives an impression of a luxurious display with its aquatic-like attributes.
Soundtrack can come off as a mixed bag. On the surface, it is consistent to match its style. But at the same time, it can come off as just being there with nothing to focus directly on. The OP and ED songs offers a montage of the main characters as well as possible foreshadowing. With a show like Strike the Blood though, the arcs can be predictable already anyways. But for what’s worth, most of the characters’ voice acting is remarkable. The only sting is the dialogues themselves that comes off as cheesy and lacks distinguishing moments. However, I do give praise to their voice mannerism especially for Yukina (Risa Taneda). Even though she just began recently with animated voice acting, there’s promising potential for her with a role of a main character.
In the end, Strike the Blood is another typical series with nothing stellar that strikes hard at home. It has its harem vibes, the fan service, the gimmicky gags, and predictable arc conclusions. However, it does bring out a diverse cast of characters that offers attention. Not only that but Akatsuki isn’t your typical wimpy main lead. He often takes charge despite not like being part a conflict. If only the show focused on him more rather than adding a girl to his harem every arc would bring out much more potential. On the other hand, each arc does have potential with its diversity. While some of it is colored with gags, it does progress the story’s overall themes. It could take a bit of patience to get used to this show overall in the end but that’s how it is really.
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 entire series. The problem of Strike the Blood is the poor story execution that turns out to be a dull for someone who doesn't really into Action or Ecchi genres.And to make things worst, there are some plot holes about how Kojou become the Fourth Progenitor too. Besides that, some people may think Strike the Blood is cool, and some people maybe think it's one of those typical Harem that ruins their senses, but in the reality, it has a decent story indeed.
The most precious diamond that lies in the anime is the Animation , like almost every modern anime in this era, they all offers us a great animation. We have a catchy and clear art, with an amazing visual effects and fighting scenes. It's really the main attraction of the anime itself.
There is not much to talk about in the sound section, but I found my heart racing when hearing the 1st opening song "STRIKE THE BLOOD" which sung by Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets. Meanwhile, the 2nd opening song, & the endings is decent. The seiyuu did fairly well when bringing such character to the screen.
Well, most anime have a serious problem on the character section, Strike the Blood is the perfect example of it. In the early episode of the series, Strike the Blood really promising us a meaningful development.
But the reality didn't accept that wish, there is no meaningful development that grows. The only thing we have is a simple division character.In the main character, we have our male lead Akatsuki Kojou, the Fourth Progenitor. And since the Fourth Progenitor is the strongest vampire in the world, of course there is no trouble when Kojou faces the enemies by himself (Notes: He sometimes really weak and then get helped by his own harem). Then, beside our male lead we have a collection of girls that fell in love with our male lead, the male lead gain strength by drinking the virgins blood. With that combination ahead of us, the characters became a real messy. And besides that, most of the enemy is doesn't get a development because they all defeated by Kojou in the end of the arc.
Although Strike the Blood has some mistakes in the execution, I found the title itself memorable in my brain. Since this is a Shounen anime, women may not found this anime interesting. It is recommended to those who prefer action than story and prefer fan service than development. Overall, it is decent and fairly enjoyable.... read more
Same type of main character the type that becomes stronger by interacting with females
Both are Fantasy/Action/Romance relating to fairy tales and gods.
+ Strong Male Main Character
+ Unique Female support characters
+ Both have great action
+ Similar Atmosphere (OP Main vs. Antagonist)
+ Both main characters have set of strong abilities that surpass others.
Fantasy shows with magical battles and harem in it, similar badass cast. Also both main chars gets stronger with every girl they get.
The main character in Campione! is a lot more manlier and is overall better with his harem girls. Also, the fights are more epic because he's kicking asses of GODS.
Ecchi-supernatural-harem shows with multiple sexy female characters and a strong male lead. The male leads are not perverted but nonetheless get into arousing situation with their harem.
Both MCs become a powerful being after an event and gets involved with beautiful girls through out the series
The main characters are both beings with so much power they are practically world powers. Both have an organization that allows a girl to serve the main character. Both have magic societies that are also affiliated with the powerful beyond like the main characters.
- A normal guy becomes one of the most powerful beings on earth overnight.
- His powers are associated with 10/12 animals and creatures.
- He suddenly gets surrounded by females, who fall for him one after the other.
- He gets stronger with every new member of his harem.
- Kusanagi Godou and Akatsuki Kojou are both strong male leads with similar personalities.
- Gods from real legends VS. fictional demons & vampires.
- Gets stronger through kissing VS. sucking blood from the girls (but please note that the blood sucking is at least as ecchi as the kissing).
- In Campione! the girls are more open with their feelings (especially Erica Blandelli) than in Strike the Blood. read more
Same type of main character the type that becomes stronger by interacting with females
Both MCs depend on the women around them to get stronger. Both contain some comedy too and are really enjoyable to watch.
Male protagonist unlocks new powers after physical contact with female main characters. As battle progresses, main character's harem grows.
Both animes possess these qualities:
A Harem that develops around a resisting main character
a main character that is rather likable in a harem anime
Supernatural elements:Vampires and demons in Strike the blood and in Campione! there are magic and gods
both main characters are some of the strongest beings on the planet(the MC of Campione is literally god-like)
and an echii-ish scene begins when they want to unlock their powers(Strike the Blood: blood sucking, Campione: a rather deep kiss)
-Kiss vs Suck Blood (so hot and ecchi for both)
hence become more powerful~
-Harem Harem Harem!!!!!!!
-Bunch of super-natural
Both of the main character gains power not only by their harems but sometime by the defeats of their opponent.
Both anime will keep your blood boil hot!
The protagonists in both series control multiple avatars within them, but are still inexperienced in their use. Both heroines of these series belong to a secret magic organizations and more experienced in both the use of magic and combat than the protagonists. Both protagonists need the girls in the series to gain something in order to win the fight, in Campione! Godou has to kiss the to gain new information and in Strike the Blood Kojou needs to drink their blood to unlock a new avatar.
In both animes the male main character is strong and he becomes stroger when he meets with a girl. Also both animes have perverted situations whom the main character takes more strength
Both these series are built around a male MC with exceptional, if not godlike, fantasy powers fighting off various enemies in their respective story arcs. Furthermore, both MCs fight with the aid of a Battle Harem and both perform intimate, but not purely lewd, acts with their harem members to give themselves a tactical advantage.
It wouldn't be surprising to see 'Strike the Blood' popped up in people's minds if they had previously seen 'Toaru Majutsu no Index'. In terms of superiority, 'Toaru Majutsu no Index' is the master while 'Strike the Blood' is the apprentice in a world filled with various supernatural beings. Both these series demonstrate that with teamwork and perseverance, battles can be won by either single-handedly overpowering your opponents or having support beside you in the most dire of situations.
'Toaru Majutsu no Index' draws upon different perceptions from various characters not to mention multiple main ones who could form a connection with the viewers with only a few encounters. There aren't a lot of your so-called typical harem and comedy which is one of the standouts of this series and that alone gives it a certain quality as to how 'Toaru Majutsu no Index' should be remembered. Adding to the clean and exciting quality battles throughout the series, this is the icing on the cake.
'Strike the Blood' focuses a lot of their appeal on the girls fanservice mixture and place their chips solely on a single male character powerhouse. The mild and short battles lacks appeal every now and then due to the fact that it is devoting a lot on the harem nature which is a make or break situation because in that one instant you will either like them or hate them, disliking fanservice is technically a killer right here.
-annoying girl bothers the MC constantly and berates him when he's in contact with other girls
-futuristic fantasy setting
-every other girl is more interesting the MC girl
-magic and technology meet
-MC has lots of bad luck(?)
-visually they looked the same or are very similar
-if all else fails, wait for the MC to get "personally" angry
though Index>Strike the Blood
The worlds presented in both anime feel very similar, both dealing with magic and the supernatural with a government influence. The protagonists have the same attitude towards the issues they are presented with.
The settings take place on an island/in a city built by a mysterious man for a certain purpose. The main protagonists were originally normal people before the start of the series until they got mixed up with matters involving magic and science. Each hero possesses a unique ability that allows them to defeat enemies from the Church. Both also have a female sidekick belonging to a certain magical organization. The protagonists both have a male classmate that seems to know more than they actually tell and that also belongs to a magic faction. The heroes end fights with a side punch to the jawbones of enemies. They save girls and both have harems without putting much effort.
The setting takes place inside a futuristic city where magic and science powers coexist. The male leads have a large female harem, probably because of the male leads' habit of always helping damsels in distress, with no regard to their own lives. Both male leads' signature finishing move is to punch their opponents in an exaggerated manner.
The protagonist of SUTORAIKU ZA BURADDO, Vampire Accelerator Touma, appears to be just a simple-minded high school Touma who spends his days Toumaing around in not-Academy City, a high-tech city where science and magic blah blah, etc. But in reality, he is the strongest Touma of them all with the power to vampire both science and magic with his right Touma. Accompanying Vampire Accelerator Touma as he white-knights kute girls and fights quirky villains is A Certain Magical Mikasa, his tsundere kouhai with electricity-based powers who constantly attaches herself to him, wanted or not. Vampire Accelerator Touma just wants to finish his summer homework and ride the monorail, but something something science magic wacky hijinx and fight scenes. Fukou da.
Similar feel with a fight of demons, religions, and angels. Both have very great action and comedy scenes. Hopefully strike the blood will get as much content as raildex has.
-Both series involves science and magic, and both take place in an especific city (Academy City/Itogami City). The difference is that Academy City is a science city and Itogami is a magical city.
-Both series involves an average main character (Touma/Akatsuki) with an strange power that often gives him problems. Both characters are better known by their nicknames (Imagine Breaker/Fourth Progenitor).
-Both series involves a heroine (Index/Himeragi) affiliated to a secret magical organization (Necessarius/Lion King). Also both series involves a very skilled tsundere girl (Misaka/Himeragi) who is in love with the main character.
Both involve magic
Both have supernatural powers
Strike the blood focuses on the vampire side whislt Index focuses on the human side
- Plot lines are excellent
- Ratings are 9+
You won't regret it
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.
In both series, the male leads are pulled out from their normal everyday life and receive special powers to become someone very powerful. Strike the Blood and Tokyo Ravens are semi-harem, in which even though many girls like the male leads, the male lead clearly care the most for only one girl (the main heroine) in the group. Both Kojou in Strike the Blood and Harutora in Tokyo Ravens are dense, and it takes a long time for them to become a couple with the female leads.
Both are placed in a modern magic setting.
Both main characters have some kind of magical power that makes them strong.
Both are harems. (or at least always have girls hanging off of them)
Both have real plot. (yay)
Both have good art.
Both are very similar in a sense there is the main guy(In strike, he is one of the most powerful vampire) In Tokyo raven(he is a very very important person(not going to say or it's going to spoil it).
Both uses magic and fight off the bad/evil people. The main character in Strike is a bit dim and doesn't notice that the girls around him likes him and in Tokyo Raven, the main character is the same.
Both got actions and both are pretty similar imo.
Both Fall 2013 series include Supernatural powers and run around two main male leads who grow stronger through time. With their powers, they protect the friends and everyone else around them. Both include action and are romantic comedies. Of course, the fact that they are both harem series isn't left out anywhere, as they both emphasize just-that greatly.
The story follows several main characters, (usually focuses on a guy and a girl), who are enjoying their lives in a bright atmosphere, until a threat is present in their location. Each arc contains an antagonist who mostly threatening the main characters or several methods in achieving their goals. Suipernatural themes were used to fight off enemies with their unique powers.
Strike the Blood follows an male immortal vampire who is watched by a female observer to prevent from dangerous act. Tokyo Ravens follows an ordinary teenager boy, until he was contracted by a familiar with his childhood friend and helps achieve her goals.
The main characters are pretty similar. You have the slightly dense main boy who has new powers and the girl who looks after him. Both of them have a best friend who has some secrets and is not your average teenage boy like he pretends to be. Both of them involve familiars and have supernatural elements. They are really quite similar.
There are a lot of similarities between the them. Examples were already said by other people. One particular similarity is how they both have endings that will make you want a second season and at the same time satisfied and fulfilled..ps.. you will have PADS after
Both have a powerful vampire main character that lives in a demon city.
Also both contain some comedy.
The protagonists are both vampires who wants to live a normal life and also both of them have this 'secret past'.
The protagonist of both animes are vampires who want to have a normal life principle. However all this world to know a girl.
Another similar aspect is that both characters have a hidden power within them.
These two primarily action-focused anime both feature a strong male lead that is an immortal vampire. Both male leads can summon familiars and other powers that they use in battle. Both anime also contain a bit of romance, and a good amount of comedy and ecchi/fanservice.
Both main protagonist are vampires.
Both involves a girl following the main protagonist
+ Both have a superntural beings (vampires)
+ The main character is pretty serious and powerfull
With only a few episodes you can tell they are pretty alike
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.
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.
The main character in one anime will one way or the other have to rely on his nanny to satisfy his blood lust while in the other anime the main character was force to go against the very authority who are watching him to save his childhood friend.
The same male MC who were reluctant powerful evil entities, who have to be watch over by a female MC to keep then in check.
The same scenario where the MC doesn't want to be the big boss in the evil realm department.
Both of these deal with romance, comedy, harem and ecchi (but for Strike the Blood it's just a little) . Each of them are also have the main character is considered to be committing a crime because he has the power of the devil (MC for Strike the Blood is a Vampire and MC for Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou is a Demon King).
Both series involve a boy, who's pretty serious and if it wasn't for the series actually TELLING you that he will cause a big deal of damage and annoyance to the other characters in the series, you would of never have suspected him to do anything to cause attention and could make the easy assumption that he's just a typical dopey protagonist that the female characters can scream at and take their misunderstandings seriously.
Both series also reveal an observer that have been sent over to make sure they aren't messing anything up. This causes the male lead to become nervous, and again the misunderstandings are taken serious. Cause the threat to "report sexual harassment" to occur.
Of course, both revolve around the same thing as - the male lead has a power that he rather not have, but uses seriously when he feels the time is right. A lot of people think the male lead's a bad guy before they have even done anything destructive.
Although both series have great similarities, Ichiban Ushiro Daimaou is vastly more entertaining. So, I suppose it's safe to say - if you like one of these, you'll like the other. Or not.
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."
Mahouka has an OP Male MC that protects his friends against enemies. There are hints of romance.
Strike the Blood also has an OP Male MC. STB uses romance/harem to further the story more than Mahouka.
Artwork and episode set-ups are similar. Mahouka has long arcs, while STB has usually 3 ep. arcs.
-The anime are divided in short arcs.
-Both of the MC are a bit overpowered.
-The story in both animes are futures with magic.
The MC have many similar personality like calmness, liked by all girls, and didn't know about women heart. And the heroine always say annoying statements. In STB you'll find Himeragi says "senpai" and in Mahouka you'll find Miyuki says "onisama".
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