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
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Theme: VampireVampire
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.091 (scored by 5589455,894 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #37782
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2043
Members: 104,033
Favorites: 413

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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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


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

Characters & Voice Actors


Ogisu, Hirotsugu
Yoshikawa, Hiroaki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

Apple Music
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"Ashita no Kioku" by Naozumi Takahashi

Ending Theme

"Shinkirou" by LOVEHOLIC

Episode Videos


Aug 12, 2007
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 ...
Mar 26, 2008
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Jun 18, 2013
I only have a few things to say about this poor excuse for a anime.
its unbelievably awful and im disappointed with the amount of people giving it a good rating, when quite clearly its one of the worst anime ever created.
my only advice would be to not watch this, otherwise you will be bored senseless for the full 12 episodes. That is all the reviewing that mess deserves.


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