Blood: The Last Vampire

by Sarah on April 30, 2008

in Anime Reviews 

Have you ever watched something and it left you wanting more?  Well, Blood: The Last Vampire did that to me in the worst sort of way.  This anime starts off with a pretty decent beginning full of suspense and sword slinging action ending with pools of blood.

Blood: The Last Vampire
2 Stars

Have you ever watched something and it left you wanting more?  Well, Blood: The Last Vampire did that to me in the worst sort of way.  This anime starts off with a pretty decent beginning full of suspense and sword slinging action ending with pools of blood.

With a main character like Saya, not much can happen in the story that she does not already know or will not take care of.  Saya reminds me of another character named Balsa from Guardian of the Sacred Spirit, an anime I reviewed a few months back.  Coincidentally, Blood: The Last Vampire and Guardian of the Sacred Spirit are linked by Kenji Kamiyama, he wrote B: TLV and directed GotSS.  Saya is another one of those girl power characters, but her lack of friendly speech makes her less like the other weaker Japanese school girl personas, who basically only exist for comic relief.  Saya is part of a secretive government branch that tracks and destroys these monsters they refer to as Chiropteras.  For those who haven’t seen Blood+, read Jeff’s review or watched this movie before, Chiropteras are demons that feed off human blood.

 

After you get the gist of what the movie is in the first 5 minutes, it delves into the story and does not stop the action until the end.  Forty minutes of watching Saya track and attack more Chiropteras, the movie is over.  Granted the entire film is only 45 or so minutes, but I didn’t think it would be a wham-bam thank you ma’am sort of thing.  I mean I feel like I just had a good first date with an awesome guy and he decided not to call or text the next day.  Awfully disappointing, even with its beautiful animation.  I clearly could have spent my hour more wisely by heading to the mall and throwing away a few hundred dollars on some much needed shopping, but that wouldn’t have geared me up to watch the series.  Now, Blood+ has already been reviewed, so go check that out here.

My apologies for the extremely short review this time around, but there wasn’t much to rave about, or rant for that matter.

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