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English: Blood Reign: Curse of the Yoma
Synonyms: Curse of the Undead Yoma
Japanese: 妖魔


Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 1, 1989 to Jun 1, 1989
Producers: Animate Film
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Duration: 38 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.231 (scored by 2,107 users)
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Ranked: #63252
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A terrible war has ravaged the land, and now, fueled by the blood of numerous fallen warriors the Yoma, demons from hell, emerge once more. A skilled ninja seeks to end the bloodshed these demons inflict upon humanity, but to do this he must fight against his undead former best friend and fellow ninja who was killed in battle and has been resurrected to serve the Yoma.

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Jul 30, 2008
loknkey (All reviews)
The relationship between the main character and villain is what makes this anime good. Surprisingly, only one point of view is given, and the two main characters hardly ever interact. The protagonist displays emotion rarely, leaving the viewer free to imagine what he may be thinking. However, some subtle clues are given, and it seems as if he is asking the same questions as the audience. What makes a man evil? Is there still good left inside of him? Is there any hope for redemption?
Mar 28, 2017
snapler (All reviews)
rate 5
English dubbed
Genre:Light horror, action, light romance

Average plot. Plot does go into some depth but has no thrill. Ending could have been better.

Matches the story. Art is not realistic especially the blood. There were some drawing mistakes. For example when a spider victim had died their body laid still but before it could be eradicated it ceases to exist.

Some of the word choices are not great. For example "it is an illusion. Generally that means it is not real and therefore can't have an effect but that is not what happened.

a starter action film for those who are gradually becoming used to anime.
Aug 22, 2014
CrushDepth (All reviews)
Its almost inevitable that any piece that falls into the historical ninja action realm is going to be compared to that watermark film, Ninja Scroll. While the two do seem to have a lot in common at first, the pacing, mood, and delivery are quite different. Blood Reign happens to be four years older (1989) and lacks a lot of the flash and slick animation that its more famous peer has. Yet it maintains a healthy of dose of a ninja hero slicing and dicing minions of the dark, which is probably what you're looking for if you're looking at this.

Putting aside the opulence of read more
Mar 4, 2013
Shura-shurato (All reviews)
This is one anime that SHOCKED me to death, made me feel like an scaredy cat and freaked me out back in 1999, 1:45 at night, but besides that it really shows the art of drawing and scaryness compared to todays anime in the same genre, THIS had an potential in further serie's /ova's i can only dream about!!!!@! The storyline really nicely mix in with the chara and at some parts when a bit bit of history( don't count the demons with it) have those untouched in-scene sketches,HANDDRAWN! can be grainy and mufly at time's but plz DON'T RE-MASTER, HD OR BLUERAY THIS read more


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