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Blassreiter


Alternative Titles

English: Blassreiter
Synonyms: BLASSREITER -genetic-
Japanese: ブラスレイター

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2008 to Sep 28, 2008
Premiered: Spring 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Nitroplus
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Original
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.081 (scored by 19,080 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #30612
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #986
Members: 53,677
Favorites: 195
7.08
Ranked #3061Popularity #986Members 53,677
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Episodes: /24

Synopsis

Blassreiter takes place in an alternate version of modern Germany which is under siege from an outbreak of mindless, biomechanical creatures, known as Demoniacs, who are mysteriously born from human corpses. These creatures possess the ability to merge their bodies with technology, most commonly upgrading themselves with cars, motorcycles, and other vehicles in order to improve their physical capabilities.

In an effort to suppress the Demoniac plague, a task force called the Xenogenesis Assault Team (XAT) is formed. These individuals are responsible for responding to Demoniac incidents, finding themselves dispatched in order to protect the lives of the people of Germany. But the Demoniac threat has now taken a strange turn of events.

A number of living humans have begun to develop Demoniac powers and retain the ability to think instead of lashing out like enraged animals. Some of these individuals have decided to use their powers to defend humanity, while others have decided that mankind should fall to the Demoniac. One of these Demoniac will rise above the others and become the Blassreiter, but will this Demoniac leader save the world or destroy it?

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Characters & Voice Actors

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Werner, Amanda
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Itou, Shizuka
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Staff

Itano, Ichiro
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Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Screenplay, Series Composition
Aketagawa, Jin
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Nobuta, Yuu
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Episode Director
Endou, Hirotaka
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Episode Director


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#1: "Detarame na Zanzō (デタラメな残像)" by GRANRODEO
#2: "unripe hero" by Minami Kuribayashi

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "sad rain" by Aki Misato
#2: "Separating moment" by Aki Misato (ep 12)
#3: "A Wish For The Star" by Kanako Itou
#4: "sweet lies" by Kanako Itou (ep 24)



More reviewsReviews

lancelotgeass
Jun 21, 2008
Right, this is my second review. I'll try to control myself on length this time. Take note that I'll update the review at the end of the series. Additionally, no summary will be provided. This anime's main page has a brilliant one already. So, off we go.

Story (8/10):
The story extremely interesting in the sense that it evolves from small incidents to macrosmic effects. In the first few episodes, one couldn't really tell where the story was going, who the main characters were and just what was going to happen next. However, slowly, but surely the dam broke and plot flowed to swamp us. We are read more
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Moonlith
May 28, 2010
Blassreiter is not among the highest rated animes on MAL, and for a reason.

But that reason has nothing to do with any supposed inferiority of the series, nor is it about any glaring fault in the show - Blassreiter is a good anime. It's also understandable why many haven't considered it great, or not even all that good.

The biggest fault in the show is it's seemingly lack of any clear direction or plot. In the first few episodes we see a bunch of these weird, robot-ish, human-like creatures running around causing havoc, including turning a motorcyclist idol into one of them. Along with the infected read more
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Drizzt
Feb 24, 2009
All right, this is to be my first anime review for myanimelist.net so inexperience is to be expected:)

Blassreiter or "Pale rider" is newest addition to list of Gonzo's works (done in collaboration with Nitro+). Elements of contemporary anime are clearly shown in this series like extensive use of CGI, futuristic setting focusing on technological advances and moral/ethic consequences arising from it degrading humanity in process. This could be summarised as the main theme of series around which plot revolves. Classical motives of redemption, friendship, duty, loyalty and love are also present in the plot driving character actions in certain way or other.

Story in short revolves read more
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skjoldr-san
Nov 9, 2015
Right, Blassreiter.

I didn't really expect much going into this, and I have to say that was a good thing.

Don't take me wrong, there were a few times where this show actually shined, but aside from those times, it felt mostly boring.

Many characters felt somewhat predictable (with the exception of Amanda, but that's mostly because after a bit of development she remains the same for the entirety of the show...).

As a positive note, they did focus on many characters (which is nice if you like a diverse cast).

While watching the episodes, you'll soon notice something quite annoying, which may be a minor point to some of read more
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