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English: Blade
Japanese: ブレイド


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 1, 2011 to Sep 16, 2011
Premiered: Summer 2011
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Other
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, HorrorHorror
Theme: VampireVampire
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.231 (scored by 97399,739 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #75572
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3598
Members: 24,877
Favorites: 21

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The story revolves around Blade, a "Daywalker" vampire hunter who was born with vampire and human blood after a vampire attacked his mother. While visiting Japan on a mission, Blade tracks down Deacon Frost, the vampire who killed his mother. Blade confronts "Existence," a mysterious organization composed of vampires modified by Frost.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Brooks, Eric

Minagawa, Junko


Sakamoto, Maaya

Howlett, James

Koyama, Rikiya

Mikage, Kikyou

Hagiwara, Masato


Ueda, Yuuji

Isaac, Lucius

Touchi, Hiroki

Frost, Edgar

Fukuda, Kenji


Neya, Michiko


Ohara, Sayaka


Yoshino, Hiroyuki


Masuhara, Mitsuyuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Takamura, Yuuta
Episode Director
Tanaka, Tomoya
Episode Director
Araki, Tetsurou


Opening Theme

Apple Music
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"Slashing Through the Night" by Takahashi Tetsuya

Ending Theme

"Between Darkness & Sanity" by Takahashi Tetsuya

Oct 23, 2011
JHawx (All reviews)
Marvels try to get a chip in the anime genre is entertaining and amusing at best.
Preset old characters, giving nothing new to the serie, and only thing new in the serie is introduction of different world type vampires. Gargoyles, lamieres, gorgons... All the same, Vampires. As with this "upgrade" Eric is not fighting "humanid" creatures anylonger, ofc there are those pureblood classic vampires, but on the same time blade is fighting with demons and mutants.

Sure, as a blade believer, this series is definetly worth watching, but it brings nothing new to the genre, instead it is using every single mannover there is on the genre. read more
Nov 7, 2012
ktulu007 (All reviews)
Welcome, my lovely fans, to the final review of horror anime month. You know, I love Marvel comics, okay, I loved Marvel comics until the mid-90s and now I only love the old stuff. But there's one aspect where the company still produces decent stuff sometimes and that's the movies. One of the early movies was Blade and, though it had some issues, it was awesome. Even though Blade was kind of a strange choice since he was a relatively obscure character best known for his guest appearance in the 90s Spider-man cartoon. Naturally, with the success of the films Marvel made the decision to read more
Sep 23, 2012
HybridMedia (All reviews)
Now let’s get into Marvel Animation. Like DC Comics is having trouble with their theatrical releases aside from the Nolan Batman movies, Marvel is doing worse in their animation department considering from I heard on the internet about the two beloved series Spectacular Spider-Man & the Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes got canceled mostly due to Disney being a part of Marvel and after seeing Ultimate Spider-Man, fans were pissed at the result of that show and while that happened, Marvel decided to cross into anime territory along with the help of studio MADHOUSE with Marvel Anime, a 4-part anime project that reintroduces them for read more
Sep 24, 2015
daisyfang4 (All reviews)
(I try to keep my reviews short and sweet and straight to the point without giving away spoilers with that said lets get this show on the road)

Marvel dipping their hand in the anime field. This anime is mediocre with no real jaw dropping moments. We all no the Blade story he hunts vampires end of story. I feel like they should have added a little more extremeness to make more then someone just slashing a sword a vampires for their own personal reason.

1. Blood Shed their is a lot of blood to go around for every.
2. Action a good amount of fighting (gotta read more

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