Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2013 to Mar 28, 2014
24 min. per episode
R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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Score: 7.651 (scored by 18926 users)
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SynopsisThe Fourth Primogenitor—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, Himegari 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)
Related AnimeAdaptation: Strike the Blood
Characters & Voice Actors
The world receives another harem! I've only completed 11 episodes of this series, I've seen 11 episodes and I don't see myself completing anymore than that. A few minutes into episode 12 and I realized why I had originally stopped watching this series; the voice of one of the lead characters (Himeragi, Yukina) is a barrage of audible diarrhea. I can't count how many times she says 'senpai' in every episode, its crippling. I can't honestly rate the sound as a whole because the only sound I can focus on is the ever constant 'senpai' which seems to escape her face multiple times a minute. Its like trying to maneuver through a mine field; I know the dangers, all I can do is keep wading forward knowing full well that my head may explode at any second. Sound scores a 1 in my book.
Sound aside, the characters in our adventure are hardly anything to write home about. The main character is the typical harem lead, a dolt. As if the stars all aligned and some greater being declared it so, our hero who is completely helpless (despite being the strongest vampire on the earth) wins over every female in the series through a smorgasbord of indecisiveness, helplessness, and lack of common sense. Like any other school anime the cast of secondary characters all possess super human traits; whether its a genius sitting in a world history 112 course who in her off time is the CEO of some major company despite just hitting puberty, or perhaps a freshman whose undergone a lifetimes worth of training to be a physical behemoth despite fitting an 80lb frame. The main female lead is only in middle school, but like any other 12 year old girl, is stacked and is part of some major organization whose responsibility is to keep the world in check. The series like most high school series does a good job of aiming the word pervert at our protagonist anytime a female shares screen time with him. As a whole the cast of characters is irritating at best (and its hardly ever at best in this case), they have their own shallow backgrounds but they just seem to float from one episode to another. As far as I've seen up to ep 12 there is no character growth whatsoever, unless you consider a tsundere's bipolar bouts to be character growth. I give the characters a 2 overall.
The art in the series is by far its best asset, the visuals are very well done and characters seem nicely detailed. Michael Bay may have helped direct the series considering how many things explode within. Not sure what else to say, art gets an 8.5.
As far as the story is concerned I'm not sure what the premise of it is, there are villains but the protagonist doesn't have any directive, there is no clear goal in this show.The story is like an apple pie with no crust, its nothing but filler. The problem is where other series have survived with an abundance of filler, /cough DBZ, Bleach, Inuyasha, yadda-yadda, when there is seemingly no outline to the story then filler's about as understandable as a can of flavored spray paint, what the hell's the point? I give it a 3.
As far as enjoyment goes I'll stab it with another 3, I was able to watch 11 episodes which I honestly feel is worth a medal. As it is with every story, the beginning is a new adventure, STB quickly stifles the 'new' in regards to the adventure though, resulting in a very monotonous series. While the beginning left me with a smidgen of hope, STB quickly smothered the life out of that hope.
Overall I give STB a 4, (thanks art for dragging that score out of the septic tank). That said, despite the cynicism throughout my review, the shows overall rating is a 7.65. So before you kick this puppy to the curb consider that some people out there are obviously moved by the series. If you're sick of generic harems, plot less stories, and (my favorite) super human children then I'd avoid this. If you like the concept of a masochistic moron being the target of countless tsunderes, then stop reading this shit and turn it on. read more
It's my first review I do in a long time so we will.
At first glance I thought, that it was something much simpler, you know, vampires, superpowers, but it turned out to be something more complex and profound than imagined initially.
The series has really taken a development which I believe, has not left much to be desired, it is not the best I have seen, but has implemented some cool stuff, as well as new powers, if you will, as well as a hackneyed story.
I do not know if just me, but it made me reminiscent of To Aru majutsu no index in some form, is not the same, but being surrounded by supernatural powers in one place, that series came to mind, but it is something for nothing similar, holds its own such what is.
So far, even though it has fanservice, and one can say that fourth parent who is one of the main characters (Akatsuki Koujou), is forming in a way his "Harem", that doesn't mean you continuity to the series, for my part I feel good about the series, and we enjoy Strike the blood by another little longer.
Thank you and see you in another review. 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.
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.
- Unlike many harem animes, he isn't totally oblivious to their feelings.
- Kusanagi Godou and Akatsuki Kojou have 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.
Both MCs depend on the women around them to get stronger. Both contain some comedy too and are really enjoyable to watch.
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.
MC punched the bad guys in the face
large harem cast
in a 'separated' fictional futuristic city
deals with supernatural elements
high chuuni materials
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 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.
The setting and characters in both anime are quite similar, and both mix magic and science.
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
Opening Theme#1: "Strike the Blood (ストライク・ザ・ブラッド )" by Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets (eps 1-13)
#2: "Fight 4 Real" by ALTIMA (eps 14-?)
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-)
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