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Synonyms: Blood Plus
Japanese: ブラッドプラス
English: Blood+
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Type: TV
Episodes: 50
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 2005 to Sep 23, 2006
Premiered: Fall 2005
Broadcast: Saturdays at 18:00 (JST)
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, HorrorHorror, MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: GoreGore, MilitaryMilitary, VampireVampire
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.621 (scored by 155787155,787 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #13322
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #579
Members: 364,720
Favorites: 4,288

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Saya Otonashi is a seemingly ordinary girl living a mundane life with her adoptive family in Okinawa City. In fact, her only peculiarities are suffering from anemia and being unable to remember any of her life beyond the previous year.

However, Saya's forgotten past quickly comes back to haunt her—one night, she is attacked at school by a creature that feeds on human blood. Just when all hope seems lost, a mysterious man named Haji appears and fends off the creature temporarily. But when her rescuer forces her to drink his blood, Saya suddenly enters a trance and slays the monster with ease, using her own blood as a catalyst.

Saya then learns of an organization named Red Shield, founded for the sole purpose of defeating the hellish beasts. Now Saya and Haji must work together with Red Shield to fight these fearsome monsters and unlock the secrets to the girl's past.

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Opening Theme

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1: "Aozora no Namida (青空のナミダ)" by Hitomi Takahashi  (eps 1-13)
2: "SEASON’S CALL" by HYDE (eps 14-25)
3: "Colors of the Heart" by UVERworld (eps 26-38)
4: "Raion (雷音)" by Jinn (eps 39-50)

Ending Theme

1: "Kataritsugu koto" by Chitose Hajime (eps 1-13, 50)
2: "CRY NO MORE" by Mika Nakashima (eps 14-25)
3: "This Love" by Angela Aki (eps 26-38)
4: "Brand New Map" by K (eps 39-49)

Mar 14, 2008
A show about a girl who fights monsters... sounds kind of unoriginal, no? Well, whatever it sounds like to you, this is one helluva awesome show :D

The story is dark, sad and action-packed. I like how they present everything with a sad setting; it's not like it's just one big brawl after another; it is emotions and resolve-strengthening, it's battles which have a reason other than just being yet another battle. The story keeps complex but simple enough to follow without too much thinking "what's happening?"

The animation style in Blood+ is really cool. It's got good shading details, and the characters looks good too; they've ...
Jan 12, 2007
This anime is one of the best ones that I have ever seen before in my life. The plot somehow manages to stay incredibly strong throughout all of the 50 episodes, showcasing many different types of characters, from the most comical to the most radically serious. The animation has a very unique style, which somewhat surprised me early on, but then I realized that it simply made the show more unique.

What every viewer must realize first off is that this is NOT just an anime about vampires. The fact that the characters often require blood to survive is used as an effective plot device, ...
Jul 28, 2009
Note: If you found this review helpful (or not), leave me a PM or comment, and give me some constructive criticism!

Post-note: All scores are compared to titles I have watched personally and represent the verbal "score" of that number, with a 7 meaning " Good". It is unrelated to the 1-10 grading that a lot of people seem to solely apply, without thinking of what it means.

So. Blood+

Originally an offshoot of an earlier movie, Blood+ combines both existing elements present in anime and new ones, to create a somewhat unique shonen (yes, shonen, because that's what this is, don't be fooled by the R+ rating) ...

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