Saya Otonashi is a seemingly ordinary girl living a mundane life with her adoptive family in Okinawa City. In fact, her only peculiarities are suffering from anemia and being unable to remember any of her life beyond the previous year.
However, Saya’s forgotten past quickly comes back to haunt her—one night, she is attacked at school by a creature that feeds on human blood. Just when all hope seems lost, a mysterious man named Haji appears and fends off the creature temporarily. But when her rescuer forces her to drink his blood, Saya suddenly enters a trance and slays the monster with ease, using her own blood as a catalyst.
Saya then learns of an organization named Red Shield, founded for the sole purpose of defeating the hellish beasts. Now Saya and Haji must work together with Red Shield to fight these fearsome monsters and unlock the secrets to the girl’s past. – My Anime List
Based on 15 review scores:
Anime News Network
One of the best female Vampire series out there without any Fan service
Blood+ is a very long anime with first class production, good characterization and interesting ideas. It is slow and unsteady at first but when things start to heat up, it is simply mind blowing.
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If squeaky-clean amnesiac-Saya and the unbecoming sentimental streak epitomized by Saya’s “family” have anyone fearing that Blood+ is bloodless, fear not. If narrative vampires have been feeding on the series, it isn’t heavily enough to leave it zombified. Potential emotional complications, mean-spirited little plot developments, and plenty of the red red kroovy make the twenty-five episodes in this set fly by, and the inevitable cliffhanger ending—involving the meanest of the mean-spirited little plot developments thus far—is a whispered promise that the next set will pass just as quickly.
Overall, Blood+ really is a series with its ups and downs. It’s got some totally amazing moments, but at the same time, some elements are doomed for mediocrity. Still, the awesome moments were definitely worth it.
One of the best anime I ever watched. Good theme music, story plot, bad ass characters. This show is so good. I watched it all in a matter of three days.
Blood+ has the makings of one of the most enjoyable shows of the season and with 52 episodes scheduled, fans of the movie will finally get the fleshed out story they wished for.
The finale may also feel corny as frakk as well, but I am generous again and leave that alone. Corny doesn’t mean bad; just unimaginative. It is otherwise good corn quality.
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All in all, Blood+ is among the better series in the vast world that is anime, and a series you’ll enjoy watching.
Top notch show, great plot whole way through the series. Also biggest thing unlike other shows nowadays, there are no filler episodes! Well done on an amazing series.
Blood+ is a show that leaves its audience with mixed feelings. The many little changes that occur in the last segment feel abrupt, and they undeniably hurt the overall experience. However, a large chunk of the show is quite entertaining to watch. There are some extraordinary moments scattered throughout the series, but don’t expect the ending to be anywhere near as amazing. Just sit back, relax and enjoy this one more for the journey than the destination.
Lilac Anime Reviews
Blood+ has some flaws but still manages to a butt kicking good time! As the most mature entry of the franchise, the series does take liberties by adding a lot of story, causing some transitional problems, but it still manages to keep on track and stay strong until the bitter end. Both the animation and characters are rather strong, but the dub leaves a bit to be desired. My advice? Watch this series! It may be flawed, but for any horror/psychological fan I personally dub this an anime classic in its own rite. I had fun on this rewatch! I laughed. I cried. It’s just a good series I can always come back to, and is one I would love to see others enjoy.
One major thing I didn’t like about Blood+ was that I didn’t really care for the Chiropteran monster-like creatures. They just didn’t seem all that cool or scary I suppose in my mind. Just personal preference. I would’ve rated this anime higher if it weren’t for the slow pacing in the beginning. I can honestly say that I wasn’t very drawn into the anime until about halfway through, and that’s pretty significant. Also, with the group traveling to different countries all the time, it made it sort of hard to keep up with at times. The ending also put a damper on the rating.