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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: Unknown
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.901 (scored by 2868728,687 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #43582
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2030
Members: 78,992
Favorites: 215

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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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


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Characters & Voice Actors


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


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
Moonlith (All reviews)
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 read more
Feb 24, 2009
Drizzt (All reviews)
All right, this is to be my first anime review for so inexperience is to be expected:)

Blassreiter or "Pale rider" is newest addition to list of Gonzo's works (done in collaboration with Nitro+). Elements of contemporary anime are clearly shown in this series like extensive use of CGI, futuristic setting focusing on technological advances and moral/ethic consequences arising from it degrading humanity in process. This could be summarised as the main theme of series around which plot revolves. Classical motives of redemption, friendship, duty, loyalty and love are also present in the plot driving character actions in certain way or other.

Story in short revolves read more
Nov 9, 2015
shimokitazawa (All reviews)
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 read more
Nov 24, 2017
kira525 (All reviews)
While the story is lacking, as you progress through the series, it becomes more clear. Blassreiter is a severely underrated anime,my recommendation is to give this anime a chance.Personally, i enjoyed this a lot. If you want an anime that's different this is the one for you.

Story (9/10):
The story extremely interesting in the sense that it evolves from small incidents to macrosmic effects. In the first few episodes, one couldn't really tell where the story was going, who the main characters were and just what was going to happen next. However, slowly, but surely the dam broke and plot flowed to swamp us. We are read more

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