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Strike the Blood

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English: Strike the Blood
Synonyms: SutoBura
Japanese: ストライク・ザ・ブラッド


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
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.301 (scored by 191,206 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #25542
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #198
Members: 391,691
Favorites: 1,937
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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Yamamoto, Hideyo
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Tokumoto, Yoshinobu
Episode Director, Storyboard
Yokotani, Masahiro

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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)

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

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May 7, 2014
afterwards (All reviews)
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 read more
Mar 28, 2014
Stark700 (All reviews)
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 read more
Apr 2, 2014
Kaminari-sama (All reviews)
​Thunder's Review no.4: Strike the Blood

I followed this anime whole way down to the hell where it have ended. Much virgin blood was sucked and a lot of underwear exposed. Occasionally I enjoyed the ride but the road was rocky and full of holes. Those holes were full of predictable randomness not seen in ages and suited final destination perfectly. Welcome among all these vampires, witches and loli teachers, this is Strike the Blood.

The Story 2/10
The best way to describe this show is simply saying that it's a harem with vampires and magic. Beginning is generic but fairly interesting, there was some space for read more
Jul 3, 2014
MachinaEm (All reviews)
My expectations for Strike the Blood were simple: I wanted lots of action with some romance thrown in. Instead, I feel like I got the opposite. Overall, I was disappointed in some areas and pleasantly surprised in others. Though I don't regret watching it, I wish the show had only 12 episodes instead of 24.

Story: 6

To put it simply, the story for this show is mediocre. It isn't outstanding, but nor is it bad. It simply fulfills its duty to carry along the main premise of the show, which focuses more on the relationships between characters (primarily, of course, between the leading hero Koujo and read more


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