Black Blood Brothers

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ブラック・ブラッド・ブラザーズ
English: Black Blood Brothers
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 8, 2006 to Nov 24, 2006
Premiered: Fall 2006
Broadcast: Fridays at 23:30 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Theme: VampireVampire
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.101 (scored by 5508555,085 users)
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Ranked: #36872
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Popularity: #1979
Members: 102,359
Favorites: 410

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Black Bloods and Red Bloods, vampires and humans. Despite their differences, these two races once fought together in a crusade against a formidable foe. A decade later, the vampire war hero Jirou Mochizuki, known as the "Silver Blade," travels with his younger brother Kotarou to the Special Zone—a safe haven where vampires and humans live in harmony.
However, their journey is suddenly faced with danger when a conflict erupts between vampire migrants and human forces from the Special Zone. With the rise of a developing conspiracy from an old enemy, Jirou will need the help of his new ally, Mimiko "Compromiser" Katsuragi, as well as the power of his ancient bloodline to protect what he treasures the most.

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Black Blood Brothers was released on Blu-ray and DVD by Funimation Entertainment on August 31, 2010.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Cook, Justin
Kameyama, Toshiki
Sound Director
Ashida, Toyoo
Episode Director, Storyboard
Takeshita, Kenichi
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"Ashita no Kioku" by Naozumi Takahashi

Ending Theme

"Shinkirou" by LOVEHOLIC


Nov 21, 2017
Ten years after the Holy War in Hong Kong, Jirou Mochizuki with his young brother Kotarou, return to Japan to live in the “Special Zone”. Trouble soon follows in the form of the Kowloon Children, an immoral clan of vampires that want to take over the entire vampiric race. Jirou, aka the Silver Blade, Katarou and their new friend, Mimiko Katsuragi a compromiser for the Order Coffin Company, the humans in control of the “Special Zone” have no choice but to put an end to the Kowloon threat.

My Thoughts:
This is one anime I truly enjoyed watching. Jirou’s character acts tough but you see the ...
Dec 12, 2020
Mixed Feelings
All my scores/reviews are subjective/personal af so feel free to agree/disagree! Your opinions are valid!


Plot (+1): The world-building was cool. Everything seemed to flow and there was not really any filler.

Characters (+1): The characters were well established, however, pretty generic.

Tone (+1): Action shounen with comedic moments in there. It built up tension when it needed to be there.

Aug 29, 2023
Black Blood Brothers is as mid and rehashed as anime can get, practically a collection of tested elements that have worked out many times in the past, presented in a subpar way. It took as few risks as possible and went for the formula others already established earlier and in better ways, thus it failed to be memorable. Here is the breakdown.

1) Incomplete story

The story is about a vampire super soldier fighting evil organizations of vampires, who want to … we are never told. What we are told is that this world is willing to have coexistence between humans and vampires and that many people ...

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