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English: Blassreiter
Synonyms: BLASSREITER -genetic-
Japanese: ブラスレイター


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: Action, Sci-Fi
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.051 (scored by 20,759 users)
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Ranked: #32732
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1151
Members: 59,685
Favorites: 202
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Blassreiter takes place in an alternate version of modern Germany which is under siege from an outbreak of mindless, biomechanical creatures, known as Demoniacs, who are mysteriously born from human corpses. These creatures possess the ability to merge their bodies with technology, most commonly upgrading themselves with cars, motorcycles, and other vehicles in order to improve their physical capabilities.

In an effort to suppress the Demoniac plague, a task force called the Xenogenesis Assault Team (XAT) is formed. These individuals are responsible for responding to Demoniac incidents, finding themselves dispatched in order to protect the lives of the people of Germany. But the Demoniac threat has now taken a strange turn of events.

A number of living humans have begun to develop Demoniac powers and retain the ability to think instead of lashing out like enraged animals. Some of these individuals have decided to use their powers to defend humanity, while others have decided that mankind should fall to the Demoniac. One of these Demoniac will rise above the others and become the Blassreiter, but will this Demoniac leader save the world or destroy it?


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Itano, Ichiro
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Series Composition, Screenplay
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Nobuta, Yuu
Episode Director
Endou, Hirotaka
Episode Director

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

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

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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 myanimelist.net 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
skjoldr-san (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 18, 2015
4xdblack (All reviews)
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 read more


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