- Episodes : 50
- Genre : Action, Military, Mystery, Horror, Supernatural, Drama, Vampire
- Air Date : October 2005- September 2006
- Published : Production I.G
Blood+ is full of intrigue and mystery. As the heroine of the story, Saya Otonashi must adjust from being just a normal high school student in need of blood transfusions into a fierce vampire. With the help of her long lost companion, Haji, the duo must face deadly beasts and an evil organization that seeks to overtake the world. Along with Haji and a helpful organization known as Red Shield, Saya must fulfill her destiny that she has been facing for hundreds of years. This coming of age tale follows a young girl with a powerful fate. It is up to her whether she chooses to destroy the world or follow her newfound humanity to a better and brighter future for all mankind.
Blood+ is full of mystery and we aren’t talking about the cops and robbers type mystery that fills many anime but more of a subtle type that combines with other genres to make a truly great anime. Blood+ combines horror and romance to drag the viewer deeper into the story and it is done admirably. There are few viewers that will not enjoy this anime because it is marketable to many people who enjoy very specific genres. Any viewer will enjoy this anime because of the broad range that it appeals to.
The Strong Protagonist
Saya Otonashi is a commendable character that is relatable but also evolves into an incredible bad ass. She realistically comes into her ability as any of us would with a newfound power. Her abilities come with a learning curve that is true-to-life because none of us would be able to master any power right away. Not only is it new but it’s also scary, Saya enjoys her life as a normal human and the thought of the unknown is frightening. Saya’s character has incredible growth that is properly portrayed in the 50-episode anime without becoming increasingly boring.
The antagonists in Blood+ are plentiful but the creators did a great job to not make them boring and evil just for the sake of it. Each antagonist has a motive behind their actions that benefits more than just themselves. This allows for the characters to not be one-dimensional and enhances the depth of the anime as a whole. While there are antagonists that are reoccurring such as Diva and Amshel Goldsmith, others are introduced but don’t pale in comparison despite their short lived time on screen. The antagonists in Blood+ are second to none and could definitely stand their own against those in more popular anime such as Bleach and Steins;Gate.
There are quite a few reasons to love this anime that could possibly be listed among the better anime to come out in the last 20 years. While this is an older anime, it stands against the test of time and conquers above newer anime earning its spot as a much deserved classic. There are many reasons to watch it aside from those listed above and if you haven’t seen Blood+ yet we hope that this article has convinced you to watch it ASAP.
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