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Synonyms: BLASSREITER -genetic-
Japanese: ブラスレイター
English: Blassreiter
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2008 to Sep 28, 2008
Premiered: Spring 2008
Broadcast: Sundays at 02:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: MechaMecha
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.881 (scored by 2984329,843 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #50372
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2352
Members: 82,883
Favorites: 221

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Modern Germany is plagued by an outbreak of "Amalgams." Existing solely to wreak havoc, these cybernetic entities spawn from rotting flesh and can fuse with technology to gain new abilities. With society left in the wake of their destruction, the Xenogenesis Assault Team (XAT) is formed to suppress the threat. Alongside its primary mission to protect against the Amalgam attacks, the organization is also researching the newly discovered "amalgamated" humans which possess rational thought and are far deadlier than their non-sentient counterparts.

Joseph Jobson is one such amalgamated human who has full control over his powers. Although successful in his line of work as a lone warrior, an unfortunate encounter with the recently-turned-Amalgam Gerd Frentzen makes him a priority target of the XAT. As he eludes the organization and seeks new allies, Joseph is transformed into the Blassreiter—a being heralded as the strongest Amalgam in existence. Now, he must fight back with his newfound powers to uncover the truth behind not only his past, but also the entire Amalgam conflict.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Cook, Justin
Nagai, Masaru
Itano, Ichirou
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Animation Director, Series Composition, Screenplay, Key Animation
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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1: "Detarame na Zanzou (デタラメな残像)" by GRANRODEO
2: "unripe hero" by Minami Kuribayashi

Ending Theme

1: "sad rain" by Aki Misato
2: "Separating moment" by Aki Misato (eps 12)
3: "A Wish For The Star" by Kanako Itou
4: "sweet lies" by Kanako Itou (eps 24)


May 28, 2010
Blassreiter is not among the highest rated animes on MAL, and for a reason.

But that reason has nothing to do with any supposed inferiority of the series, nor is it about any glaring fault in the show - Blassreiter is a good anime. It's also understandable why many haven't considered it great, or not even all that good.

The biggest fault in the show is it's seemingly lack of any clear direction or plot. In the first few episodes we see a bunch of these weird, robot-ish, human-like creatures running around causing havoc, including turning a motorcyclist idol into one of them. Along with the infected ...
Nov 9, 2015
Mixed Feelings
Right, Blassreiter.

I didn't really expect much going into this, and I have to say that was a good thing.

Don't take me wrong, there were a few times where this show actually shined, but aside from those times, it felt mostly boring.

Many characters felt somewhat predictable (with the exception of Amanda, but that's mostly because after a bit of development she remains the same for the entirety of the show...).

As a positive note, they did focus on many characters (which is nice if you like a diverse cast).

While watching the episodes, you'll soon notice something quite annoying, which may be a minor point to some of ...
Nov 18, 2015
Alright, I don't normally write reviews, but I've got a lot to say about Blassreiter.

Blassreiter was one of the worst anime I've ever seen in my lifetime. But let me give it the benefit of the doubt and start off with what's good about it. (TL;DR below)

Pros: The story pacing overall is fairly decent. Not too slow, not too fast. The story itself has nothing wrong with it, in fact it's not half bad. They don't try to pump it full of different genre's that don't mix.

Now onto the cons!

Cons: This is the type of anime that tries waaaay too hard to make you feel ...

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