Strike the Blood
MyAnimeList - 7.73
Anilist - 7.2
Kitsu - 7.6
Kojou Akatsuki's days as an ordinary high school student in the Demon District of Itogami Island come to an abrupt end after a fateful encounter leaves him with the remarkable abilities of a vampire. It isn't long before he is thrust into the center of attention when it is discovered that he is the fourth primogenitor, an immensely powerful vampire whom most consider to be merely a legend. Fearing Kojou's destructive potential, the Lion King Organization sends in an apprentice sword-shaman, Yukina Himeragi, to monitor, and should he become a threat, kill the boy deemed the world's most powerful vampire. Forced together by circumstance, the two form an unlikely alliance as Kojou comes to terms with his abilities and they both struggle to protect the city from various emerging chaotic forces.
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2013 to Mar 28, 2014
Premiered: Fall 2013
Broadcast: Fridays at 23:30 (JST)
Producers: Movic, AT-X, Warner Bros. Japan, KlockWorx, ASCII Media Works, Showgate
Licensors: Discotek Media, Crunchyroll
Studios: Silver Link., Connect
Source: Light novel
Genres: Action, Harem, Supernatural, Ecchi, Vampire, Fantasy, School
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: R+ – Mild Nudity
Resolution: 720p, 480p, 1080p
Type: BD, Eng Sub
Characters & Voice Actors
Jin Aketagawa – Sound Director
Yoshinobu Tokumoto – Episode Director, Storyboard
Masahiro Yokotani – Script
OP2: “Fight 4 Real” by ALTIMA (eps 14-24)
ED1: “Strike the Blood (ストライク・ザ・ブラッド)” by Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets (ep 1)
ED2: “Strike my soul” by Yuka Iguchi (eps 2-13)
ED3: “signal” by Kanon Wakeshima (eps 14-24)
02: The Right Arm of the Saint II
03: The Right Arm of the Saint III
04: The Right Arm of the Saint IV
05: From the Warlord’s Empire I
06: From the Warlord’s Empire II
07: From the Warlord’s Empire III
08: From the Warlord’s Empire IV
09: The Amphisbaena I
10: The Amphisbaena II
11: The Amphisbaena III
12: The Amphisbaena IV
13: Labyrinth of the Blue Witch I
14: Labyrinth of the Blue Witch II
15: Labyrinth of the Blue Witch III
16: Fiesta for the Observers I
17: Fiesta for the Observers II
18: Fiesta for the Observers III
19: Fiesta for the Observers IV
20: Return of the Alchemist I
21: Return of the Alchemist II
22: Return of the Alchemist III
23: Empire of the Dawn I
24: Empire of the Dawn II
This is my review. No kitsu user, this is our reaction.
Has the potential to be pretty good. Ruined by an easily cliched phrase that makes you cringe each arc.
Sexy girls find a sexy vampire and bob-haired girl wants sexy vampire to herself and protect him from people that want him dead. Fanservice!
It’s a harem but it had this odd charm to it that I found enjoyable. Definitely nothing objectively good but a kind of guilty pleasure.
Cool action scenes with characters that were decent and a plot better than it had any right to be. Combined together they screwed it up?
No senpai, this is our stereotypical shounen anime
I liked watching it, but there could have been more done with the main character.