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Blood: The Last Vampire (2000)

Not Rated | | Animation, Action, Horror | 17 August 2001 (USA)
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Saya is a Japanese vampire slayer whose next mission is in a high school on a US military base in 1960s Japan, where she poses as a student. She uses a katana/samurai sword to kill vampires.

Director:

Hiroyuki Kitakubo

Writers:

Kenji Kamiyama (screenplay), Katsuya Terada
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yûki Kudô ... Saya (voice)
Saemi Nakamura ... Nurse Makiho Caroline Amano (voice)
Joe Romersa ... David (voice)
Rebecca Forstadt ... Sharon (voice)
Stuart Robinson Stuart Robinson ... Louis (voice)
Akira Koieyama ... Mama (voice)
Tom Fahn ... Teacher (voice)
Fitz Houston ... S.P. #1 (voice)
Steve Blum ... S.P. #2 (voice) (as Steven Blum)
Paul Carr ... School Headmaster (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dave Mallow ... Additional Voices (voice)
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Storyline

In Japan, the vampire-hunter Saya, who is a powerful original, is sent by her liaison with the government, David, posed as a teenage student to the Yokota High School on the eve of Halloween to hunt down vampires. Saya asks David to give a new katana to her. Soon she saves the school nurse Makiho Amano from two vampires disguised of classmates and Makiho witnesses her fight against the powerful demons. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

17 August 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blod: Den sista vampyren See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

There is no separate English and Japanese sound tracks. Eight of the eleven main characters are voiced by English-speaking actors, the other three actors switch between Japanese and English depending on who they are talking to. See more »

Quotes

David: You ASSHOLE! Don't ever piss her off again! As far as we know, she's the only remaining original!
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A photo montage of the Vietnam war is shown during the credits. See more »

Connections

Remade as Blood: The Last Vampire (2009) See more »

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Let's Dance
Words & Music by Fanny Baldridge, G. Stone and Josef Bonime
© 1935 Edward B Marks Music Company
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Gorgeous, but leaves you wanting more
17 September 2001 | by kmbergerSee all my reviews

When you sit down to view Blood: the Last Vampire, the style and setting of this gothic noir anime grabs you instantly. Using a mixture of animation cells and computer-generated backgrounds, this is an effortlessly stylized visual breakthrough that hopefully will launch future endeavors in the style.

The problem with this particular film, though, is that it is far, far too short. At just over forty minutes filmed length, the story of a strange girl called Saya that seems to be some sort of vampire slayer barely gets the ball rolling on the enigmas behind this girl, the organization she works for, and the beasts she vows to slay before fading into the end credits. This makes you sit back, blinking at all the dazzling visual beauty that went into this well-crafted film, and wonder, 'what next?' Hopefully, there will be further adventures of Saya and the dingy, grimy world she lives in, each as well-designed as this one was, though with much more payoff.

All in all, worth looking at if only to see what the future of animation might look like.


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