Set in the flourishing world of Jinga that was formerly a prosperous and peaceful realm, the female protagonist is deemed to be the key to bring back order and to rule this world.
Chaos started when people, specifically soldiers, who have special powers like turning into a vampire and a man-wolf, called the Getsugazoku, fight for their land. These soldiers of different species would put their life on the line and fight as they follow their own thoughts and ideals. Until one day, she was called by a mysterious lady named "Himemiko" due to the protagonist's blood bearing a mysterious power to give strength, healing, and to awake Jingazoku's real form. This is a story of love and war that she must not miss in order to rule the world.
#01: "HEI-GEN-JI-ZAI" by Hideyoshi Toyotomi (Natsuki Hanae) #02: "VICTORIOUS" by Shingen Takeda (Katsuyuki Konishi) #03: "Moonlight Beam" by Yukimura Sanada (Daiki Yamashita) #04: "Seigiron (正義論)" by Kenshin Uesugi (Kousuke Toriumi) #05: "Kakuran Romanticist (撹乱ロマンチスト)" by Masamune Date (Yuuichirou Umehara) #06: "Kurosomare (クロソマレ)" by Nobunaga Oda (Toshiyuki Morikawa) #07: "Gegga no Toki (月牙ノ刻)" by by Nobunaga Oda (Toshiyuki Morikawa), Hideyoshi Toyotomi (Natsuki Hanae), Kenshin Uesugi (Kousuke Toriumi), Shingen Takeda (Katsuyuki Konishi), Yukimura Sanada (Daiki Yamashita), Masamune Date (Yuuichirou Umehara)
Its not good but not a total flop well to me at least. there were moments where they tried to involve you into the story, the setting, the somewhat "epic" battlefield between the warlords and well zombie-like monsters but the way they presented it was really boring.
None of the characters were really memorable at all, heck even after forcing myself through the anime i can barely remember 1 or 2 characters and the only reason i can remember the mc's name is because they wouldn't shut up about her. Sure i get that she is the mc and all
but she took up so much screen time that the other boys barely have any character development at all, even when they do get their screen time, most of it felt boring. Another thing is that everytime the mc take the stage, she is either playing that same old innocent virgin-like nice girl role or being the damsel in distress making her more like a liability rather than someone you would love and want to protect.
What really killed it for me is that once again another animal sidekick is considered useless
The only thing I *kind of* liked about this anime is the opening theme song and possibly some of the voice actors (i dont blame the seiyus for their awful lines). That's it. The rest are all poorly, if not dreadfully executed.
I stick with the series because of the Sengoku theme but there have been a few times that I wanted to just drop this show altogether as it was ultimately lazy and boring so to speak.
As usual it starts with the reverse harem theme: Ordinary girl gets transported to another world where its mostly dominated by guys and they all swoon over her for
no reason. As a reverse harem fan like me, I don't mind if the heroine is a little useless, annoying as they seem, I usually give them the benefit of the doubt and wait till they reveal their redeeming qualities that makes them a little bit likable.
Yuzuki (MC) on the other hand is way too useless, even her lines are so lazy and it just made the show so bland its aggravating. There was no utter motive why everyone likes her. She says one useless thing then bam! instant like from a warlord! lol
The plot started with everyone fighting for unification then a girl comes along with her special blood but no one even dares to drink it just because... (I've heard in the game they actually do). Out of the blue some evil spirits (yakuma) enters the scene because they are after her blood too and it wasnt explained why. So in the end everyone decided to set their differences and fight together for her sake. No plot twists whatsoever. It feels like its just a show for the sake of hyper commercialism on the game.. Like "you wanted more? Play the game!" sort of thing.
So no, I do not recommend this anime. I do not like how Toyotomi Hideyoshi looks in this show either... what's up with the get up?!
Over all I rated this a 3. Tbh It's not even a good show to pass the time. Rather it puts you to sleep.
I wasn't sure what to think of this series going through it, definitely has a reverse harem feel to it, and probably more for those that like twilight or such.
Story: very forgettable, you have the main char a woman trapped in a alternative time period when Oda Nobunaga was conquering, and it just...doesn't seem to go anywhere, there are zombie like things that attack, but they are barley addressed till the end, Most of the series is just the main char tossed from one army to the next as everyone falls in love with her and she's treated as
Art: it's passable, don't really remember much memorable, the action seems are mostly forgettable other then a few okay moments at the end.
Characters: Not much here, you have werewolves, vampires and such, but mostly in name only, most of the time they don't really act that way, and again everyone wants the main char so very little development.
Enjoyment and overall: I didn't really enjoy it that much, you might if your into twilight and such, but even then it felt shallow, I kept waiting for more action to happen as there is a setup for it, but it never seemed to develope.
With a title as vapid as “Sengoku Night Blood” it’s clear that this show knows how generic it is, but it doesn’t care.
Much like the gacha game that it's adapted from, it only cares about making money.
It’s not a bad show because it is a failure, but because it never tried to be more than mediocre.
I would much prefer a show that tries to be good but fails, then a show that doesn’t try to be anything more than passable.
Sengoku Night Blood approaches the isekai genre just as shamelessly stupid as the goofy “In Another World with My Smartphone”. Perhaps that
comparison would turn you off immediately, and rightfully so. Just like Smartphone, Sengoku's character's are incredibly one dimensional and its story is forgettable at best. I recommend that you don’t put too much thought into what’s actually occurring in the show because it will inevitably put you to sleep, you’re much better off ignoring the story in favor of the characters (the reason the show exists).
The main focus of Sengoku is its characters, the story only serves to weigh down the show with overlong exposition scenes that could have been cut out altogether.
The plot follows a very generic young woman who is teleported to a samurai vampire/werewolf world. She’s taken in by a clan of vampire guys from the Toyota clan. The members of the Toyota clan are vampires and when they drink the leading ladies blood they get a boost of energy; not unlike “Diabolik Lover”, but here it feels a lot less unsettling because it has only happened a few times as opposed to 20 times per episode in Diabolik.
Episodes are divided up by the time that the protagonist spends with different guys (similar to a dating sim). With dozens of new characters introduced every episode, the director was well aware that the audience would get bored of characters due to their paper-thin personalities.
I can give the show only one bit of praise for its bog-standard narrative, the pace is quick enough to the point that by the time I grew tired of a character they were out of the spotlight.
The protagonist is one dimensional and often feels like a poor excuse for a reverse harem, she only exists for the viewer to live out their fantasies through. The boys are ok, they fulfill a single character trait and stick to it well, but that doesn't mean I remember any of them after I finish watching each episode. Out of sight, out of mind. I only recognize them when they’re onscreen, but once they're offscreen they blend together into Sengoku Night Soup.
The protagonist’s only identifying qualities are a confused, delicate, and stupid. She never questions why she was teleported to the weird world of samurai vampires, but she doesn’t seem to care either. Her sole purpose in the show is to be a blank slate for the viewer to see the world through. She does this job well, thanks to her nonexistent character development.
Character designs are simple and unoriginal, just samurai guys with minor visual variations from one another so that you can tell them apart. Environments don’t look bad, the colors are oversaturated which adds to the already comic tone. The action is usually clear enough to understand what is occurring, but it’s in no way impressive, thankfully most scenes are spent out of combat. It feels very clear that a significant portion of the budget was focused on making the characters look good (and not the protagonist). Sometimes the protagonist is awkwardly animated and her face will appear warped.
Very typical samurai movie music is played throughout most action scenes. Most of the non-action scenes have very simple music reminiscent of a cheap visual novel.
The male cast members are pretty well voiced, although given the growing cast I could see the quality declining.
The amount you enjoy Sengoku Night Blood is reliant solely on your tolerance for disposable entertainment. From a technical perspective, it’s totally passable; decent visuals, decent audio, and a fairly comprehensive plot. However, from the show's insistence on using every reverse harem trope, to its by-the-numbers story, it is clear that the show was never intended to be more than an advertisement for the gacha game it’s adapted from.
If you can tolerate a reverse harem that was made to be watched then immediately forgotten, then maybe watch this.
In a season full of fantastic shows created by passionate and talented people, Sengoku Night Blood stands out from the rest for its total lack of care towards its quality. In the end, it's just a cheap knock-off of Hakuoki with a bit of Isekai wa Smartphone, but it’s endlessly growing cast of forgettable characters prevents it from ever becoming more than disposable entertainment.
The guys look generally good, if forgettable.
Both the music and the voice acting are decent.
A considerate pace prevents the show from dragging too much.
Never does the show feel better than a cheap recycling of tired tropes.
The story is like air, it will pass right through you.
The main character looks bad and is poorly voiced, she is also in most scenes.