Strike the Blood

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Synonyms: SutoBura
Japanese: ストライク・ザ・ブラッド
English: Strike the Blood
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2013 to Mar 28, 2014
Premiered: Fall 2013
Broadcast: Fridays at 23:30 (JST)
Studios: SILVER LINK., Connect
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy, SupernaturalSupernatural, EcchiEcchi
Themes: HaremHarem, SchoolSchool, VampireVampire
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.031 (scored by 311085311,085 users)
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Ranked: #40252
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Popularity: #326
Members: 636,000
Favorites: 2,252

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Kojou Akatsuki's days as an ordinary high school student in the Demon District of Itogami Island come to an abrupt end after a fateful encounter leaves him with the remarkable abilities of a vampire.

It isn't long before he is thrust into the center of attention when it is discovered that he is the fourth primogenitor, an immensely powerful vampire whom most consider to be merely a legend. Fearing Kojou's destructive potential, the Lion King Organization sends in an apprentice sword-shaman, Yukina Himeragi, to monitor, and should he become a threat, kill the boy deemed the world's most powerful vampire. Forced together by circumstance, the two form an unlikely alliance as Kojou comes to terms with his abilities and they both struggle to protect the city from various emerging chaotic forces.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Strike the Blood adapts volumes 1 through 6 of the original light novel series. The series was banned in China due to its violent content and plot filled with crimes against "public morality."

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Opening Theme

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1: "Strike the Blood (ストライク・ザ・ブラッド)" by Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets (eps 2-7, 9-13)
2: "Fight 4 Real" by ALTIMA (eps 14-24)

Ending Theme

1: "Strike the Blood (ストライク・ザ・ブラッド)" by Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets (eps 1)
2: "Strike my soul" by Yuka Iguchi (eps 2-13)
3: "signal" by Kanon Wakeshima (eps 14-24)


May 7, 2014
The tags "Action, Ecchi, Fantasy, School, Shounen, Vampire, Supernatural" actually summarize the show pretty well, with the exception of "school" perhaps. If you want to watch a normal guy who stumbles upon ridiculous powers and then proceeds to save the world and get a lot of female attention; then here you go.

One of the things to appreciate here is that what you see is what you get. It's a straightforward anime you can get some escapism/ good sequences out of (be them of the girls or of the action). I also think that the first few episodes are quite representative of the series as ...
Mar 28, 2014
Mixed Feelings
It’s not hard to figure out what Strike the Blood might be about at first even if you’re coming into the show completely fresh. The key words are ‘blood’ and ‘strike’ where the latter is when our main male protagonist Akatsuki Kojo does his mojo to satisfy his blood lust. There’s hardly anything too original related this series. After all, we get the typical mysterious guy meets young girl in a city on an ordinary day. Then, a not-so-normal event happens and the duo gets caught in events they didn’t think could get both involved. But if we add everything together, Strike the Blood comes ...
Jan 16, 2016
Sometimes you just want to turn off your mind and watch a typical ecchi harem anime. You don’t expect too much of it and just want enough fanservice to get you through your rough day. So when you start watching and see the number of episodes you think “Hmm 24 episodes, isn’t it usually 12? Well then this must have some kind of good plot to be this long.” Then you start it, finish it and wonder why the fuck this was made?!

Story 2/10
I want to say this is just a typical ecchi harem show with some action, but it isn’t. Aside from the large ...

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