I decided to watch this anime based on the plot listed on CrunchyRoll, and seriously regret that decision. The plot, from the description, seemed fairly interesting, but boy did they drop the ball on this anime.
~~~ SPOILERS POSSIBLY~~~
Lets start with the characters;
Mi Lui: Generic "badass" with a winning personality. He's so predictable its sad. He also seems to be able to make these leaps in logic that make no sense unless you were the writer of this character.
Anji: The tits of the operation. That's it. She has large tits and is almost entirely useless.
Chen Fong: Doesn't wear a shirt. Cries a lot.
Looks like a girl.
Lee Shin: An assassin who's afraid of women? What?
Yaya: Introduced to be... cute? I think? Nothing cute about her. She's annoying and unnecessary to the plot.
What even is a plot? That's the question I assume the creator of this dumpster heap asked himself before penning this trash. He takes elements that COULD be interesting and then ignores what MAKES them interesting.
Magic holographic computer that has info about where the characters are? Used twice. Only used the second time to ham-fist the ending into place.
Bomb collars that detonate if you kill another person but give you one more day to live if you kill a monster? Never really touched on.
The MC's trying to save the orphanage they grew up in by robbing a bank? The orphanage has been closed for a while now and the director died. But whatever.
The prison is a destroyed city displaced in time? MC figures that out in the first day. Also; no explanation why.
Vampires? Lets make them less interesting than Twilight's vampires!
The quality of the animation is fine, I suppose. Its pretty much what you'd expect of an anime from the 2010's + time. There are moments when it seems the animation is 'off,' like they just could get the animation to match the scene properly.
In the end, don't watch this anime. Just, don't. Save yourself the time and watch something that's worth it. I hope and pray this anime dies in with the first season.
For me, Bloodivores is the most magnificent dumpster fire of the season. There is plenty on this season that is not great and boring, but this at least does you the courtesy of being actively interesting in its seemingly utter ineptitude. In brief:
Incomprehensible? A group of vampires with Battle Royale collars around their necks are trapped in a prison with scary monsters, only some of them have secret super powers. I find myself unable to say if there is an overarching plot or if it is just a series of beige set pieces that the characters wander between because that is where the script says
Our main character Mi Lu, is a vampire/superhero/computer. He receives 0 character development. This is reminiscent of the rest of the characters, all of whom sport unlikable personalities, bland design, and little to no explanation of backgrounds or motivations. It's almost like they skipped this part and were just like "mmm you figure it out."
There is also the most annoying child to darken a screen since Newt from Aliens. God help us all, she's awful.
Art: Not that I've seen so far.
Sound Design: See "Art"
Enjoyment: A whole bunch. If something is going to fail, it should fail as explosively as this show seems to be doing. I find myself both completely perplexed and thoroughly charmed by the idea that this show got both funded and made. It's like watching a small child fall on its face: it's horrible, and you feel terrible about yourself after, but damn if it not entertaining as hell.
To be honest I’m not too sure where to start with this review so I guess I’ll just dive in.
Bloodivores is, in my opinion, a beautiful work of half-assed animation that either tried to hard or didn’t try hard enough. Personally, I like the landscapes and inane amount of detail regarding small insignificant things, like the intricate cracks in the cement and old buildings. It makes it feel like someone really worked hard on this series. Sadly, I think that was the only thing they worked hard on.
I will say out right that the concept and ideas behind Bloodivores is intriguing to me.
It’s your typical survival game but with quite a few twists. There’s some possible ‘in game’ stuff going on. Some apocalypse feels going on, fantasy, and supernatural all bundled up into this one little package. Had it succeeded, I think it would have gotten an 8 or at the least a 7 on MAL. Sadly, none of these were looked into in depth during the 12 episodes. In fact, the whole thing kind of feels like a mega long series with how slow it develops but it is developing, just, in creepy crawly standards.
Now, for what you’ve all been waiting for- the good, the bad, and most importantly, the ugly! (Totally kidding, but I just had to say it.)
First up – Story/Plot
As I stated before, this series had some serious potential hidden beneath the ridiculous layers of ‘WTF is this’ and other nonsense. Had the time been given to the actual plot and not to the animation (which still pretty much failed in my opinion) I think we could have bumped this series up a few points on the MAL Scale. It pretty much feels like something that got a huge budget but then they didn’t know what to do with all that money so they were just like – “Landscapes?” “Landscapes.” “Spend all the money!” Lots of stuff is going on in Bloodivores and I like that a lot of information is just there and there isn’t a narrative (though I do like those). Sadly, with a hundred theories and ideas going and none actually being proved right or wrong you just end up with this huge ball of possibilities but nothing to honestly work with. There are a million little mysteries in Bloodivores and once you think you’ve figured one out they either drop it like a hot potato (in which you never get an answer) or your theory is completely shut down. There really isn’t an in-between for Bloodivores. You know, you think you know, and you don’t know. End of story.
Number 2 – Art
Moving on. The landscapes and scenery in general were pretty meticulous so it felt like it was a good high quality anime at times however, art is only one small part of an anime and thus just because you have awesome art doesn’t mean you have an awesome anime. Everything else was pretty half-assed. (Spoiler warning!) For instance, that lovely scene with what’s his face walking around with a freaking sword in his shoulder! I cannot even begin to describe my dismay when half the scenes didn’t show any blood on him. Like “whoops guys we’re running out of time here!” “Skip the blood, no one will notice!” “Are you sure, I feel like they’ll notice?” “I’m positive.” (I swear it must have happened.) So, let’s be honest here – no one gets up with a sword in their freaking shoulder and just walks the F around without any grimacing or hunching over! Doesn’t happen! And another thing! I feel like the monsters from this series had been taken from somewhere else, I’m thinking Blood + or something like that, so they weren’t surprising to me (though I suppose occasionally leaving behind a small human shaped concentrated crystal of blood is interesting). Fight scenes could be a bit on the lame side but I felt they were decent enough.
Champion number 3 – Character
Ho, Ho, Ho WTF! I’m all for a good hysterical cry once in a while in a SOL anime or one of those heart-wrenching tragedies like Tokyo Ghoul. As long as I can understand why the hell a character is crying and I can feel that pain with them, I have no qualms. (I mean who doesn’t want to cry when they see beautiful Kaneki carrying Hide down the street, ya know?) Anyways….whopsies…carrying on. The characters are really generic and while there’s a small amount of backstory for one or two there’s nothing for anyone else. You don’t understand what motivates them to do what they do or why they act the way they act. They’re complete strangers that you’re simply observing as they survive this death like game. The MC at least looks and acts a little cool however, I do prefer assassin dude since he’s actually badass. Anju…bitch please…stop crying all the time. The hysterics…OMG no. Just no. Way too much. Helloooo, check for a freaking pulse before you give people up for dead, yeah? Tch. Needless to say, she was a pain in the ass the entire series and honestly I don’t see how the series could have felt her loss, in fact, I know they would have been just fine. I was ecstatic when she died…and then she was no longer dead (seriously you’re worst choice this whole series guys). There is ZERO character development. Anju seems to make a comeback in episode 12 but honestly, she was just as annoying as she was before and since there was no progressive development it feels fake and being the last episode didn’t help matters. It was just an utter fail.
Numba 4 – Enjoyment
Eh. Ehhhhhhh. EEEhh. I can’t believe I just wasted all that time on one series that mounted to a handful of WTFs and an ‘Oh, that could have been cool.’ It was pretty to look at sometimes but overall it was more frustrating. There are lots of ideas and theories going on in the background with Bloodivores but sadly none of them are expounded upon so you end up with a whole lot of possibilities but nothing solid. And seriously, what was up with that after credits BS? You planning on making a second season or something? Let dead things stay dead please…(unless they’re characters I loved, then you’re welcome to bring them back).
I gave this anime 9/10 and i think it deserves much more then other people gave that anime only because they score high only the "mainstream".
In my opinion anime have really interesting plot and its good variation about "vampires". Yes bloodivores are basically more science related vampires. Anime is based on Chinese manhwa and i dint read it so i cant and i will not score this anime based on how "true" it is to it paper original. Story is great trust me only sad thing is it doesn't advance that much and ends in "cliffhanger" so the second season maybe will be made.
is really god but its not beast I've seen, would be great if characters and background would have more details. And if we speak about characters they are really good, maybe not so awesome deep but they have they story and secrets.
Sound and music in this anime is medicore, dont get me wrong its not annoying its just not getting "into ear".
I really enjoyed this anime and i think its one of better anime in last season so just try.
Plotholes? CHECK. Overused-characters-done-to-death? CHECK. Interesting events left unexplained and forgotten about completely? CHECK. Tragic clichéd back stories that try so hard to make the viewer cry? CHECK.
You have to be called BLOODIVORES in order to succeed in making all these appalling mistakes on the first 4 episodes.
First of all, the show is literally called BLOODIVORES, but we only see a glance of the characters' vampire tendencies for what...5 seconds? 15 seconds at most? And then it's forgotten for the rest of the episodes. Twilight anyone?
Secondly, the plot holes are so evident it was amusing. They said that a collar will explode if the
person commits a murder, and it happened only once. Later on, lots of murders took place but guess what? NOT A SINGLE COLLAR EXPLODED. And that is just a small example.
Stereotypical horrible bland characters. You have the clichéd son of an important guy who *surprise* hates his father and looks rebel but is actually very kind. Wow, SO interesting! The girl with big tits who is nothing other than that. She talks and has big boobs and that's it. The shirtless guy who screams a lot, and the dummy friend in the group who acts courageously sometimes. WHAT A CAST!
Pause the episode at any moment and discover the UH-MAZING art. Sometimes the characters are just lines, colored lines... The animation is distorted, badly executed. I'm getting tired just remembering it.
Solely because there isn't a 0 option. I really was looking forward to this anime and I hyped it a lot but... I'm not even sorry, to be honest.
What's worse?, that this anime actually HAS cohesion, or that LA just doesn't care about ANYTHING about this anime?.
Bloodivores is the start of the Japanese-Chinese collaboration animations and it's already has a bad reputation, this is the anime that solidifies this statement.
Ok, right down to the technical shall we and we have A LOT to unpack in this one...strap in and start boring yourself through this sludge-fest.
Let's get to it's flaws for this anime. Let's start with it's characters, the entire cast are entirely stock with one type of personality you kinda expect from a shounen "horror" anime. From Mi Liu voiced by Kenji Akabane
the main protagonist and the "Child of Peace" being both half human and half bloodivore and he's your typical nice guy hero that does no wrong, Win Chao voiced by Shouhei Yamaguchi the asshole and the naive idiot, Anji Zo voiced by Eri Kitamura, the token female and local damsel in distress and Chen Fong voiced by Mitsuhiro Ichiki......ummm the other nice guy???. Yeah you probably know what LA's beef is with our main cast...their stereotypical and not much else that makes ANY of these characters interesting even with their backstory it doesn't help. For minor characters or villains, the minor cast are nothing but support characters that tag along with the main cast or just disappears then REAPPEARS out of nowhere, if anything the minor characters either stall for time to bring us already known information or just faffs around (those being Lee Shin voiced by Takuya Satou, Cho Ifen voiced by Natsue Sasamoto, Lai voiced by Tadashi Miyazawa and Yaya voiced by Arisa Nakada), villains?, there is "one" by the name of Yao Lou voiced by Show Hayami, but him being a "threat" to the main cast is only through a power struggle that NEVER comes to a proper battle and he's merely "evil" for evils sake with a smug bastard personality and OP as hell character just to emphasize his "evil villain" status . With this kind of a scope of the characters.....do you blame LA by saying that LA doesn't give a crap about any of the characters one way or the other?.
Next would be the plot itself and the plot is as erratic as it's pacing. For one, we get dumped right into a bank robbery and then into a prison, then it becomes a survival game with monsters out for blood to the inmates stuck in this space-time prison the main protagonist just SOMEHOW knows this, then we go into backstories for the main cast with some deaths for "suspense"...LA pretty much explained the first HALF of the anime in a SENTENCE. This kind of pacing doesn't help the characters as they are more reacting to the plot than acting on their own accord to it. The plot doesn't have a good mystery hook either, because if your expecting the many questions like what the space-time prison Aori is?, What does this have to do with the Child of Peace Mi Liu?, Why are the monsters attacking and killing the inmates for and what the entire survival game is about?, What is the mystery link to Anji to the space-time prison?, Who's Yaya?...YUP NONE are answered by the anime's run utterly killing any notion LA would try to get interested in the plot AT ALL. Ohh and to add salt to the wounds, expect the main cast to just blurt exposition just to fit into their circumstances like the anime is literally making it up as it's going along and the more obvious flaw is the ending NEVER resolving ANY of the mysteries it brought to the plate and it just DID NOT EXPLAIN ANY OF IT, instead it wanted to faff around with a different subplot that has NOTHING to do with the main cast or it's mysteries. The ONLY thing the ending managed to explain was the bank robbery but that seriously does not suffice as the ending resolved ONE plotline...only to bring in even more questions by the end of it AND to bitchslap you in the face, the ending...left on a cliffhanger, no fucking seriously, like Bloodivores had an inkling of a chance it's gonna get a second season...HA HA HA.
Next and finally is the animation done by Creators in Pack and NAMU Animation aaaaaaand it's animation is bland to the BEST LA can say about it. LA doesn't know, the character designs are distinct at best but with LA not giving a crap about ANY of the characters is a sliver lining that the characters are distinguishable. The animation especially the latter 3/4's CLEARLY shows animation derps from it's facial expressions to just awkward scenes. The animation also has tendencies to both linger its shots FAR too much, like 3 to 4 seconds far too long (and this happens mind you during TRANSITION SHOTS or when characters just finished speaking making it all the more easier to bring attention the lingering moments!) like the animation is barely trying to keep the quota of 20 minutes and this heavily affects the battle scenes where it becomes increasingly stiff and breaks the tension of the majority of the fights because it's just slow or stiff in it's movements when fighting and some physics defying battles because FUCK IT bloodivores doesn't mean vampires...it's just another fancy name for humans with double-edged superpowers...no seriously.
OK.....with the unpacking of the flaws...it's not gonna be too hard to say what little strengths this anime has and that is.....
The voice acting is passable though it's not saying much. The anime had "out of sync" moments, but THAT is only because of the Chinese-first dubbing, thus "some" moments tended to be slightly off sync compared to the "original dub" in Chinese where the Japanese vocals ends quicker than the mouth flaps only adding to the lingering moments but not in the good way. But that can be given some grace though sometimes the syncing is really terrible at times. The entire voice cast is still ok at best, from Kenji Akabane, Shouhei Yamaguchi, Mitsuhiro Ichiki and Show Hayami but Eri Kitamura had it in the worst position as Anji, what with her damsel in distress status, she was tolerable...albeit annoying but be it Eri Kitamura or the voice cast, it's not the voice actors fault...it's their bland characters.
The story is cohesive, now LA isn't saying that the story is brilliant because of it's cohesiveness, no the characters do and say some stupid shit and the plot feels like it loses focus away from the bigger picture and mysteries it never gets to be unraveled, no the simplest praise LA will give it is that Bloodivores manages to make the story very easy to know what's going with all the connections it has made..............-sigh- you know where the problem lies in this defense and it's the obvious that the cohesiveness of all the connections never actually connects or hell the anime never tells us, but still it's one little strength LA found in the deluge of boring material LA found...so that's something right?...ohh who is LA kidding!?!?!???!?!?!?!?.
For this being a Japanses-Chinese collaboration foray, it already gave a bad first impression on LA (though technically SECOND what with Soul Busters and THAT eyesore, but that was an anime short, Bloodivores is a FULL length 20 minute, 12 episode anime...but semantics and you get LA's point)...from the stiff and lingering animation, the animation derps aplenty, bland to easily despisable characters, erratic pacing and mood-whiplashing moments and LA's nail in the coffin with this anime being that the anime NEVER answered ANY of LA's questions that could get LA interested in the world or characters, the anime's ok voice cast and the story cohesion isn't obviously enough for this anime to be "so good it's bad", as it is just boring. Considering there is more of these Japanese-Chinese collaboration animes on the way, LA isn't expecting much...let alone sees this kind of collaboration a "good idea" and Bloodivores as a defense isn't helping in the slightest.
Interested in what LA said about Bloodivores?, or is slightly curious?, then don't....watch Deadman Wonderland instead...it has a MUCH better prison-survival-style anime plot, with better horror elements, better mysteries and main characters that matters in the long run. LA needs to put an addendum to LA's Fall 2016 anime, Bloodivores might as well be running mates to with Soul Busters as the 2nd WORST anime for Fall 2016.
Such a low score? But why? Well, because it is objectively bad.
Now from the very start, from the opening, you understand that there isn't much to expect from the anime since even the opening is so bland, even the title looks like it was made in wordary. Very Bad.
The stlye as in the animation is at first glance good looking, but once you get past the first episode, dear lord it gets derpy. At points, people just look straight out of 7 years old drawing books, their faces are mangled and some scenes are plain ugly.
And don't get me started with the core of the
anime, the plot. It is a complete mess. If you have only seen the first episode, then yeah, you don't know how bad it is since it seems coherent but it is TREMENDOUSLY MISLEADING. After the first episode, it's like a sudden drop in quality, pretty much hitting rock bottom. The questions start coming about everything ranging from who they are, why are they doing that to where they got their powers from. And those aren't even small questions, they are story related ones, that have a big impact.
I think this one scene summarises it all. You have a dragon flying in the sky. Why? What? Nobody knows, it is never explained and you never see it again.
If you'd love to see my full awesome review with special effects n' stuff you can check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBOGUsmjwgw
I expected this to be a great anime but i was so wrong about it.ep 01 was interesting first 10 minutes but after that it all went the wrong way.I finished the anime because i had nothing else to do and honestly i seen worse but i seen way way better anime then this.I usually give 7 or more to anime that i liked and for me to give it a score of 5,that is something that doesn't happen very often
_Plot_ : Everything is covered in mystery and instead of revealing some of them with almost every episode we get new ones and plot just
became worse and worse,don't get me wrong its not terrible show but its not something i would recommend either
_Characters_ : there is almost no development here,MC is cold blooded most of the time and when he shows his caring side its still lacking proper emotions for us to connect with him,His friend/gf (they are still working on it) Anji is worthless,she finally do something in final 2 episodes but even then its not much and first 10 episodes she is just in the way.We also have an assassin,OP criminal as antagonist,their 2 friends who aren't even needed in the story since they pretty much don't help with the plot or anything.
_Art_ : nothing special,mediocre at best
I hope that if there will be S2 they will work on it and make it better then this one and honestly unless S2 comes out this show is not something that needs to be watched,ofc everyone has the right to their opinion and some might even love this anime but for me and many others its mediocre,the choice is yours but i would wait for S2,if that doesn't happend then just move on to the next anime
Bloodivores is a decent POS based on a Chinese manhua with superb art and animation.
While many people are quick to judge on calling this anime one of the worst creations and adaptations simply because of its source material (somewhat racial undertone, no?) and relatively unknown producer, I found the anime enjoyable at times.
Let's be frank, Bloodivores is a full-fledged, whole season anime production that is a Chinese-Japanese collaboration of many more projects, hopefully, to come. Outside of Art, Sound and Animation, the anime doesn't live up to any expectations and falls far short, of I think, even the suits at Haoliners. It really has a
terrible story, with little to no character development that has led me to give this a 4 on the enjoyment scale and a 6 overall.
After the first episode, I did a bit of research on the source material to see how well it compares to the anime and based on several chapters, the manhua's story is at fault for the terrible story in the animation. There is no cohesion nor character build-up or back-story and anime actually tried to provide that with original content and pace. The story itself in both versions, while pretty much the same, is not original or bring something new that hasn't been seen before.
The one aspect of the manhua and the anime which has remained consistent is the Art. Surprisingly, it is equal if not better to the current art styles of the anime and manga industry. One would think because it is a manhua, the artist would put a Chinese spin similar to well-known manhua like Bowling King, but the artist took a different direction.
Due to the art style which caters favourably to both the Chinese and Japanese market, I believe Haoliners took on the project while Tencent (one of the largest Chinese investment companies that has a foot in everything from video games like League of Legends to social media and IM) marketed it to both the Chinese and Japanese anime industries.
Given the current state of the Japanese anime industry where studios are literally scrambling to find the next big thing, running out of original ideas and trying to avoid producing sequels and adapting bad manga (because some manga artists refuse to sell-out), we will be seeing more Chinese and Japanese collaborative works in the same vein as Bloodivores that will hopefully have better stories and characters. Bloodivores, I think is test-bed to better works from the Chinese anime industry and I really hope to see more.
P.S. I know they can produce quality anime as we've seen in their films, but we desperately need seasonal anime that can live up to those standards.
From start to finish Bloodivores was a god awful train wreck that tried to do literally everything and the kitchen sink at the same time. It tried to be a mystery/action/romance/Sc-fi/horror(?) and failed at all of them. If anything it should have classified itself as a comedy because all it got out of me was a good chuckle at the sheer stupidity of the story and some of its scenes. One of my favorite scenes involved a character being stabbed and suddenly they act as if they were not stabbed in every other scene afterward.
Honestly the only thing saving this anime from a 1 is
its OP and ED. They sound nice and have better animation then the actual show.
If you are looking for an anime that will give you a good laugh through how awful it is go ahead and watch Bloodivores, the first 2 episodes will fulfill that niche. Anything past that will probably make you question why you started watching anime in the first place.
The first couple of episode set the scene of a battle royale/lord of the flies type show, where the prisoners are brought to an uninhabited land where they have to learn to live and defend themselves from giant purple monsters. There's suppose to be a mystery here along with proper tension between the prisoners, who are all criminals.
But there's none of that.
Sadly, the story doesn't make sense, the characters are never developed, and the ending is a cliffhanger. A cliffhanger, when we already don't know anything that's going on and don't really care about things.
Bloodivores is a huge disappointment. Not good at all, which is
a shame since this did have potential to be a great show.
This anime breaks so many of the conventions it's genuinely irritating to watch.
They set up a series of rules and scenarios and then break their own rules and in those scenarios, there was an initial story and universe put in place that were then completely disregarded as the writers/artists decided to just plough on ahead with what they think would be cool to do, this seems like it was basically improvised on the spot as they were animating it.
Mi Liu says his power only works when he's looking at a point and that he can't go too far because the distance has to be
something he would normally survive- Yet this doesn't stop Mi Liu from flying backwards, halfway through a warehouse in the second/third episode and also flying through the city around episode 9/10.
The monsters are unscathed by Shin Lee's blades in the warehouse and his blades are broken, yet later on he's able to cut them apart just fine with one swing- it's never alluded that his hemomancy improves his swords and is assumed they're ordinary swords since he ate one of them as a prerequisite to awaken his hemomancy.
In episode 10, a berserk Shin Lee impales what is presumably the tail of a monster dwelling within a building to the ground with some 20+ swords. Yet later in episode 11 all of these swords are gone as Mi Liu picks up the tail and aims it at Shin Lee.
We are led to believe in the first episode when the BST shoots and kills a berserk Bloodivore that there is no way but to kill one when they go berserk, yet later on we see that Mi Liu, by knocking them out, is able to break their berserk state (so why don't the BST use stun guns?)
Not only that, we also see that after the blood transfusion from Mi Liu which is somehow done via mouth (I guess they neglected to mention anything to do with digestion and that Bloodivores are also vampires able to suck blood directly into their bloodstream) that Anji breaks her own berserk state by feeding until she passes out, this makes sense but then why is it that Mi Liu didn't die at this point and why is it that Anji is so badly hurt, that she dies, after she not only received a blood transfusion but then also fed?
Overall this is the single most irritating anime I've ever watched. The universe isn't consistent, the rules don't matter. This is exactly what you'd expect from a shonen gag anime, it's nothing but mediocre fight scenes which recycle the same animation over and over with frankly annoying sound bytes, there are actually moments in this anime when there is nothing happening whilst characters look stagnantly at each other and nothing is animated.
This anime is basically Tokyo Ghoul x Deadman Wonderland and I was quite disappointed...
The story was quite whack, a spin off of different anime's such as the ones I listed above, It was confusing, from the first episode... I still don't understand it I'm completely baffled. Predictable plot, useless characters, no character depth. This is why I don't like watching anime's that are only 12/13 episodes if there will be no sequel because they are Rubbish!!!
For once I got something to say about the art. It was terrible, some of the characters looked okay but some of the angles looked like my 4 year
old sister's doodling. It was horrible...
I liked the opening, that's all I can say about sound.
Guys... I'm not even going to waste your time on this one, don't watch this anime it wasted my time and it will waste yours.
Only good part is when they are in the crate and or trapped. Then it goes terrible.
Some have powers for some reason, there is some tragic past. Then it becomes kill each other in crate.
Then some monsters appear. When they have to kill each other there are weapons everywhere.
After they clear some monster in building thing they form some teams to kill. Protagonist goes separate ways and other mains get split up.
They then meet each other and one or two main die (don't remember)
Eventually find some clues from past, find a girl with some powers and then cliffhanger.
STORY: Years ago, there was an outbreak that caused people to be converted into vampires and attack the city due to the medicine's side effects that claims to be a cure. Now they are monitored by the Bureau of Special Threat Management (special unit). Since the main characters got arrested and received a death sentence… they were transported to a sanctuary where they are to remain segregated and in exile from the world. Meanwhile, they face an unexpected twist of turn of events where it looks like it is for every person for themselves -- Escaping this place alive (Sounds like the hunger games/Battle royal).
In the anime, there are two police officers investigating this matter. They also have a target on their backs since someone doesn't want them to know the fates of the prisoners. Hemomancers are basically their special abilities (i.e.: super speed, or having swords coming out of your back like a porcupine).
Mi Liu: Child of hope, has issues with his Dad, born human, but became a bloodivore (thanks to his parents). His Dad is the Director of BST and his Mom was a scientist. He is kind, clever and has feelings for Anji.
Anji Zo: Friend and confidant of Mi Liu. She also has feelings for him. And she is very caring and looking out for others.
Chen Fong: Was bullied at a young age, but he is kind. Turns out he has feelings for Anji.
Win Chao: Friend of the group, defended Chen Fong at a young age when they first met, distanced himself from his friends when they were inside the prison.
OVERALL: It's a very interesting anime to watch. Turns out the anime is based on an online Chinese comic book called Time Prisoners by Bai Xiao. There's not a lot of explanation when it comes to bloodivores and hemomancers, however; if you guys enjoy the action fighting scenes with mystery, vampires and survival… then this is the one for you.
the new studio in the block Namu animation the creators of THE OUTCAST present to you their new Chinese cartoon Bloodivore. a step up from their first and only work, but sill falls flat on it's face...
story- the story isn't all that good, from the very first episode there is a bunch of info-dumping and exposition for world building that when looked at very closely doesn't make that much sense or even that plausible. there are supposed to be humans and vampire like creatures living side-by-side with the only thing differentiating them is a collar that the vampires wear . even then the collars don't
do much except signal that the person is going berserk, but by the time the police arrive a lot of normal people would already have been dead. back to the show it goes to the main group robbing a bank with the only thing disguising them is a small mask covering half their face, and nothing else. nonetheless they get captured and sent to prison. at the end of the episode they are escorted to prison, but than get surrounded by armed men who shoot the van. oh no! they're all dead... oh wait the preview show that they are just fine.
after that the story progresses like this. they find themselves in prison, monsters come from nowhere and start killing the prisoners, Mi Liu has special powers that let him fly called hemocracy or some shit like that, more monster, side characters doing side character things, there are other hemocracy people, flashbacks and dream moments, there is more monsters killing people and people killing monsters, Anji also has special powers, and finally some monster gets killed and a women appears leaving the show in a cliffhanger for a second season. to many ideas were thrown around in the making of this show, but none of them meshed well with each other leaving a mess of a product.
sound- now the voice acting isn't that bad, but it also isn't that memorable. the sound track is also not that memorable, or notable
animation- the animation isn't that bad. it's a bit below par for the course, but it does hold much consistency throughout the show. the character designs are ok, but none of them are memorable or stand out that much. the background is okay, but it's also nothing much but ruins throughout the show
characters- the main focus of the show were Mi Liu, and Anji. even though the show also had to other characters with them at the beginning they mostly end up in the side lines with everyone else. even the the two main leads feel bland as hell, making their personality as memorable as their appearances. every one else feels one note, and whenever I see them enter the story i'm like "who are you again?". there is also zero to none character development. you just see characters do things along the way, but leaves no permanent changes in their personality.
enjoyment- i didn't enjoy the show that much, but i also don't hate the show. it's just a bland boring show that will be as easily forgotten as the years go by. i can't find a specific thing to say that i enjoy about it, but all the things i don't like about it aren't in the extremeness of hatred.
conclusion- a mess of a story, boring characters, average animation and sound, and not much to enjoy out of it.