Blood Lad (12 episodes)
Blood Lad follows Staz, a vampire that is obsessed with the human world, and Fuyumi, a human girl that was killed and turned into a ghost after wandering into the demon world. Staz promises to help Fuyumi regain her humanity by bringing her back to life, as it means that he would be able to visit the human world.
Chiwa Saito as Mamejirō
Daisuke Kishio as Goiru
Ryohei Kimura as Blood D. Bloods
Shusaku Shirakawa as Kiji
Taichi Komesu as Deck
For some time had heard about the Blood Lad manga. Always said that would get around to reading it but now don’t have to since the anime series has now begun airing. The anime would usually be like the manga. Close to it. While heard mostly favorable reception for it also happened to hear less excitement from others. Same goes for the anime airing this Summer 2013. Even so for someone not even exposed to the manga other than knowing the lead character was a vampire and also having seen the manga covers for the volumes released thus far in North America which looked pretty cool. That was it.
Staz, our main character, is a vampire boss of a certain territory in the demon world. There exists some type of hierarchy in the demon world. He also seems to have a lot of status and power because of his position. He even happens to be a lover of all things anime, manga, and video games that originate in Japan. When Fuyumi , a human girl who is extremely cute, somehow wanders into the demon world Staz can’t help but be overjoyed that a Japanese human girl would be coming into his turf. He meets Fuyumi but sure enough Staz’s world is filled with power struggles for his territory, so he is constantly in danger of being killed and overthrown! While he is busy putting order Fuyumi is devoured by a man-eating demon plant. Her ghost is the only thing that is left, well, besides her bones! Staz though vows to return her to her regular human self.
Blood Lad’s animation is nothing short of spectacular! Done by Brains Base, the animation studio. The brilliance and coloring is just so nicely done. Staz is a very excitable and boisterous guy ,thank you, to Ryota Ohsaka. He comes off as very hilarious despite the fact that its painfully obvious half the time he’s being totally serious. This only makes it more comedic! He also seems to be into anime, manga, and video games. He has huge bookcases brimming with manga collections and anime figures that are sure to make any anime fan feel right at home. Just loving how Blood Lad plays up the anime/manga love in Staz. Very relatable for any anime fan.This is what anime should be more and more. Blood Lad can happily say so far looks like it has some very big potential. The animation is A+, voice acting is fun and great to hear, and the story could become interesting.
Next Sunday, please, come faster. Blood Lad….
Next Sunday to the Human World!
Opening Theme Song
“ViViD” by May’n
The Op is very cool in my opinion. Gets you in the mood to watch the next newest episode.
Ending Theme Song
“BLOODY HOLIC” by Yuuka Nanri
The Ending Theme Song is pleasant enough. Much more subdued. Recommend the OP more.