In present day Okinawa, a young amnesiac girl named Saya combats vicious, shape-shifting vampires. Her adoptive family and friends help her track down their source and uncover her past.
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Series cast summary:
Eri Kitamura ...
 Saya Otonashi 50 episodes, 2005-2006
Katsuyuki Konishi ...
Hiroyuki Yoshino ...
 Kai Miyagusuku 50 episodes, 2005-2006
Akiko Yajima ...
 Riku Miyagusuku 50 episodes, 2005-2006
Hôchû Ôtsuka ...
 George Miyagusuku 50 episodes, 2005-2006
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 Saya Otonashi 50 episodes, 2005-2006
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Keiji Fujiwara ...
 Nathan Mahler 50 episodes, 2005-2006
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 Joel Goldschmidt VI 50 episodes, 2005-2006
Kentarô Itô ...
 Akihiro Okamura 50 episodes, 2005-2006
Yûko Kaida ...
 Julia Silverstein 50 episodes, 2005-2006
Ami Koshimizu ...
Jûrôta Kosugi ...
Takashi Nagasako ...
Jôji Nakata ...
 Amschel Goldsmith 50 episodes, 2005-2006
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Tôru Ohkawa ...
 James Ironside 50 episodes, 2005-2006
David Rasner ...
 Akihiro Okamura / ... 50 episodes, 2005-2006
Hiroshi Shirokuma ...
Jun'ichi Suwabe ...
Megumi Toyoguchi ...
Kôji Tsujitani ...
 Solomon Goldsmith 50 episodes, 2005-2006
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 George / ... 50 episodes, 2005-2006
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 Solomon / ... 26 episodes, 2005-2006
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 Collins / ... 22 episodes, 2006
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They are called Chiropterans, ravenous creatures that can change their form, disguising themselves as human beings. Immortal creatures that feed off blood, they hide themselves among us. An organization called the Red Shield has been waging a private war to wipe them out. Now the struggle has grown. Saya Otonashi is a normal high school student who suffers from amnesia; she can't remember anything before the past year of her life. Then one day, a man named Hagi appears and gives her a katana, and her destiny is only partially revealed. The journey for the truth begins... Written by songmaster2005

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Originally Kenji Kawai and Yoko Kanno were asked by Production I.G. to do the music, but both of them refused because their scheduling conflicts. Since Mamoru Oshii is a great fan of Hans Zimmer, he asked the German composer who also couldn't accept the offer, but recommended his friend Mark Mancina and Zimmer stayed as music producer and also wrote some themes for the series. See more »

Quotes

Julia: Kai's a nice boy, isn't he?
David: In the battlefield, the nice guys always die first. I don't want to see it happen.
Julia: You sure have changed.
David: Changed?
Julia: Until recently, you were like an iron robot.
David: And now?
Julia: Now you're like an android or a cyborg.
David: I'm growing weaker by the day.
Julia: Really? I like you better this way.
David: In this business, weakness is a shortcoming.
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Followed by Blood-C (2011) See more »

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Aozora no Namida
Performed by Hitomi Takahashi
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Immense
14 November 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

So far, only 5 episodes of the new show "Blood+" have been released, I've seen up to episode 4 and I must say that this is one incredible show! With a design that merges CGI and Hand drawn animation so seamlessly and a storyline that is more exciting than Buffy and more addictive than anything else I've ever seen (Except maybe Naruto) this is one immense show that is a definite tribute to the film.

Originally, back in 2001, the creators of Ghost In The Shell decided to create a 6-episode OVA series about a vampiress who kills vampires. The first episode was made, being one of the first to blend CGI and hand animation so brilliant, and also becoming an instant success over here in the western world. However, the cost of the first episode was too much, and there wasn't enough money to support the 45 minute episodes, so the show was cancelled after the first ep. The first episode was then re-released onto DVD, simply entitled as "Blood: The Last Vampire" and took itself as a 45 minute film.

But, with the success of DVD sales for the film, the company started up on the project again, this time creating a 52 episode series entitled "Blood+" which was created to give a bit more background to the series and also to add more characters and more story, allowing the original story to be developed even further than the original 6 episode plan could have done. The show is still just beginning, but it is already incredible, within the first 2 minutes of the first episode I was hooked. This show also does that evil technique of ending each episode with a cliff-hanger (Much like Naruto) and as each cliff-hanger is sooo exciting, you watch the next episode the following week to find out what happens.

This show is still finding its ground, but thanks to the roaring success of the Film, the gorgeous action, interesting and believable characters (ignoring the fact 1 of them is a vampire...) and an attractive story, this TV show should become one of the great anime-classics such as Evangelion, Cowboy Bebop, Naruto, Rurouni Kenshin. I have a whole year until this show is completed, and I will watch as a devoted fan. I hope you all do too as this show is just INCREDIBLE!


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