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Blood+


Alternative Titles

English: Blood+
Synonyms: Blood Plus
Japanese: ブラッドプラス

Information

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
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.801 (scored by 94,261 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #8492
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #205
Members: 208,145
Favorites: 3,734
7.80
Ranked #849Popularity #205Members 208,145
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Episodes: /50

Synopsis

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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Characters & Voice Actors

Haji
Haji
Main
Konishi, Katsuyuki
Japanese
Konishi, Katsuyuki
Otonashi, Saya
Otonashi, Saya
Main
Kitamura, Eri
Japanese
Kitamura, Eri
Miyagusuku, Kai
Miyagusuku, Kai
Main
Yoshino, Hiroyuki
Japanese
Yoshino, Hiroyuki
Diva
Diva
Supporting
Yajima, Akiko
Japanese
Yajima, Akiko

Staff

Ochikoshi, Tomonori
Ochikoshi, Tomonori
Producer
Shiotani, Naoyoshi
Shiotani, Naoyoshi
Director, Storyboard, Animation Director, Key Animation
Kou, Yuu
Kou, Yuu
Director
Fujisaku, Junichi
Fujisaku, Junichi
Director


Edit Opening Theme

#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)

Edit 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)




More reviewsReviews

TheLlama
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 read more
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Wyko
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, read more
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Sohei
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) read more
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patco23
Sep 6, 2007
I used to watch a fair amount of anime, but over the past few years, my interest in it had been gradually waning, partly because of the decreasing number of good shows being produced, and partly because of lack of time due to my heavy workload.

However, this trend was reversed when I had the good fortune of coming across Blood+. I had never heard of it before, but the premise seemed interesting enough, though not particularly original or unique. I decided to give it a shot, expecting at least a decent and entertaining show but not read more
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