Black Blood Brothers

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English: Black Blood Brothers
Japanese: ブラック・ブラッド・ブラザーズ


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
Studios: Group TAC
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: VampireVampire
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.121 (scored by 5086450,864 users)
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Ranked: #32512
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Popularity: #1681
Members: 95,384
Favorites: 392

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Ten years after the Holy War in Hong Kong, Mochizuki Jirou, aka the Silver Blade, and the lone hero who fought and defeated the Kowloon Children despite the loss of his lover, returns to Japan with his young brother, Mochizuki Kotarou. The two quickly discover that the Kowloon Children who survived the Holy War are seeking to infiltrate the "Special Zone", a thriving city protected by an invisible barrier that will not allow Kowloon Children entrance, unless they're invited. Red Bloods refers to the humans; Black Bloods are the vampires, and the Mochizuki Brothers are Old Blood, the last descendants of an elite clan of vampires. When Kotarou is abducted by one of the Kowloon Children, Jirou has no choice but to fight once more.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Cook, Justin
Kameyama, Toshiki
Sound Director
Ashida, Toyoo
Episode Director, Storyboard
Asami, Matsuo
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"Ashita no Kioku" by Naozumi Takahashi

Ending Theme

"Shinkirou" by LOVEHOLIC

Aug 12, 2007
Urai (All reviews)
Even though I'm not a great vampire genre fan I liked the story of this anime. It has a nice build-up without leaving you guessing too much. The smooth development of the story and the nice cliffhangers keep you interested and because of there are only 12 episodes it's an easy to watch show. 9/10

The animation style of Black Blood Brothers is a kind of cartoonish, but that really fits the story. This only goes for the shape of the characters, because there movements are fluent and mature. Especially the fights are done very nicely and makes you wanting more. In contrast to most vampire read more
Mar 26, 2008
Monkey_D_Luffy (All reviews)
It's a story that does indeed focus on a vampire, however the story makes it so that it doesn't revolve around the vampireness, because it really focuses on Jirou, the main character, going up against the Kowloon Children. The background story is revealed in small tidbits at the beginning of each episode, and is rather enigmatic at the start, however unveils as you progress over the episodes and is completely revealed on the final episode. The story itself really is kinda crappy, however the fact that they managed to fully pack the story and it's background story into just 12 episodes is somewhat notable I read more
May 24, 2014
ploopploop (All reviews)
At the beginning of this anime I didn't really get the story due some events that weren't explained properly. It took out a bit of the joy and even made me consider the drop out on this one. However.. after a couple of episodes I finally started to understand the story. I was able to connect the relations between the characters and DAMN I have to say, this was one well out thought anime!

After having seen all the episodes it made me realize 1 thing, I want more!

The art of this anime reminds me kinda of some "classic" animes. In my opinion it told me read more
Dec 20, 2010
HavanaCruz (All reviews)
This anime is as mediocre as it looks, the plot summary I read on Wikipedia was more interesting than the actual series.

Story: 5/10

The story was okay. It's not as interesting as the description of the series would make it to be. It had alot of history mentioned in the plot but who cares when it was basically about a vampire who is an old war hero moving his brother to a new place so he could experience friendship. They could have put the history in the scenes if it was really all that important, therefore the 12 episodes would have been worth it. This could read more

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