Ranked #5552


Alternative Titles

Japanese: ブレイド


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 1, 2011 to Sep 16, 2011
Premiered: Summer 2011
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Unknown
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.341 (scored by 5,211 users)
Ranked: #55522
Popularity: #2348
Members: 12,033
Favorites: 14
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The story revolves around Blade, a "Daywalker" vampire hunter who was born with vampire and human blood after a vampire attacked his mother. While visiting Japan on a mission, Blade tracks down Deacon Frost, the vampire who killed his mother. Blade confronts "Existence," a mysterious organization composed of vampires modified by Frost.

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Mitsuyuki, Masuhara
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Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Takamura, Yuuta
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Episode Director
Araki, Tetsurou
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Hirata, Toshio
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More episodes Episodes(12/12)

Episode Title Aired
1 His Name is Blade
Sono Otoko, Blade (その男、ブレイド)
Jul 1, 2011
2 A Night for the Living, A Mourning for the Dead
Kurutta Sekai (狂った世界)
Jul 8, 2011
3 Dead on Arrival
Vampire Hunter (ヴァンパイア・ハンター)
Jul 15, 2011
4 That Was Then, This Is Now
Shounen no Hibi (少年の日々)
Jul 22, 2011
5 The Island of Fire
Hikaru Shima (光る島)
Jul 29, 2011

Opening Theme

"Slashing Through the Night" by Takahashi Tetsuya

Ending Theme

"Between Darkness & Sanity" by Takahashi Tetsuya

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Oct 23, 2011
Marvels try to get a chip in the anime genre is entertaining and amusing at best.
Preset old characters, giving nothing new to the serie, and only thing new in the serie is introduction of different world type vampires. Gargoyles, lamieres, gorgons... All the same, Vampires. As with this "upgrade" Eric is not fighting "humanid" creatures anylonger, ofc there are those pureblood classic vampires, but on the same time blade is fighting with demons and mutants.

Sure, as a blade believer, this series is definetly worth watching, but it brings nothing new to the genre, instead it is using every single mannover there is on the genre. read more
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Sep 24, 2015
(I try to keep my reviews short and sweet and straight to the point without giving away spoilers with that said lets get this show on the road)

Marvel dipping their hand in the anime field. This anime is mediocre with no real jaw dropping moments. We all no the Blade story he hunts vampires end of story. I feel like they should have added a little more extremeness to make more then someone just slashing a sword a vampires for their own personal reason.

1. Blood Shed their is a lot of blood to go around for every.
2. Action a good amount of fighting (gotta read more
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Nov 7, 2012
Welcome, my lovely fans, to the final review of horror anime month. You know, I love Marvel comics, okay, I loved Marvel comics until the mid-90s and now I only love the old stuff. But there's one aspect where the company still produces decent stuff sometimes and that's the movies. One of the early movies was Blade and, though it had some issues, it was awesome. Even though Blade was kind of a strange choice since he was a relatively obscure character best known for his guest appearance in the 90s Spider-man cartoon. Naturally, with the success of the films Marvel made the decision to read more
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Sep 23, 2012
Now let’s get into Marvel Animation. Like DC Comics is having trouble with their theatrical releases aside from the Nolan Batman movies, Marvel is doing worse in their animation department considering from I heard on the internet about the two beloved series Spectacular Spider-Man & the Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes got canceled mostly due to Disney being a part of Marvel and after seeing Ultimate Spider-Man, fans were pissed at the result of that show and while that happened, Marvel decided to cross into anime territory along with the help of studio MADHOUSE with Marvel Anime, a 4-part anime project that reintroduces them for read more
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Dante and Blade are hybrid of two different races, rather it would be demon and human or vampire and human. Their job? To hunt down and kill the demon/ vampire race that preys on human. There will be violence and lots of it, along with action. 
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Vampires killing vampires is the key aspect both series share. In addition to that both Alucard and Blade fights for the sake of a human being, and dedicate their life for accomplishing that goal of theirs. Action pack, violent, gory, what else can i say... 
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+Both have human experiments.
+Both main characters have sad past.
+Both have similar atmosphere,animation and plot .
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