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Blood: The Last Vampire (2000 movie)

A short anime film about a vampire girl named Saya who must hunt creatures called chiropterans in Japan.

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It Gets Better With Age

  • May 1, 2005
Blood The Last Vampire has a very simple back-story and that's a young girl named Saya who is a vampire slaying demons to help save humanity. Saya works with a secret organization to help stop the demon vampires from eating us humans, already it sounds like Blade and Hellsing but this girl has a much different style. She uses a Katana but it is showing it can't withstand the thick layer of skin on the demons so Saya is in for even tougher battles until her partners get her new one. Saya goes undercover at a school to find the demons that are hiding and boy do they show their faces.

I first saw Blood like 2 years ago and I have to admit I was very disappointed. Blood is amazing no matter how put it but you get mad because it doesn't continue and your stuck at the end wondering about everything. You want to know so badly but you don't. Really that's just good writing, now everyone's mouth is watering for the sequel. I bet when Blood Plus finally releases that more people will enjoy this and have a greater appreciation for this one. I understand where a lot of viewers are coming from because not long ago I wrote a review giving Blood a lower rating than it deserved but over time I see it for what it really is. If your a person who's thinking about buying this DVD but your not sure because of semi negative reviews then I'll say this to help push you to get it. If Blood is bad then why are people so hyped for its sequel?

Blood was not poorly done in any way and it is actually a perfect anime mini movie but it was done in the directors and writers vision. I will admit that I too was ticked off like a lot of other viewers because the first time you see it you do feel like something's missing but your also amazed at how beautiful the dark animation is and how well done the voice acting is. Look, nothing is perfect right? And nobody is going to agree with everyone's opinion but Blood The Last Vampire is a decent and underrated anime but it is long overdue for it to stop being judged by its length. Hopefully Blood Plus will hush the doubts about this movie and put it in its rightful place as a classic.

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review by . May 16, 2009
Blood: The Last Vampire
Production I.G., for whatever reason, has created an interesting formula for "feature films": offer the same production and story quality of a big budget animation, but truncate the runtime to about half. Not sure how many other of their films fit this template, but so far I've watched "Blood" and "Kai Doh Maru" in succession of each other and they are almost exactly the same duration.      For the most part these Featurettes work. Especially for "Blood", where the story and …
review by . April 07, 2006
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Pros: Animation, language decision     Cons: Purpose?     The Bottom Line: Mmm, abrupt horror that's interesting and entertaining.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals major details about the movie's plot. Well, it’s 1am, so what does that mean? That’s right, your random anime movie review. There are actually two other non-anime movies I should review, but I’m lazy and they’re complex (film class screenings), so I’m …
review by . April 12, 2004
First of all, let me say that I'm not a big anime fan. I've watched a few of these films, but I just can't get into this stuff. "Blood" is okay, but it's not that great. There isn't much to work with here other than a few demonic vampires and some explosions. The characters are underdeveloped, the story is weak, and the entire film moves at a snails pace(which is bad since this flick's only about forty-five minutes long). The main character-the lady vampire killer-is never developed well enough …
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Blood: The Last Vampire is a 2000 anime film produced by Production I.G and Aniplex and directed by Hiroyuki Kitakubo. The film premiered in theaters in Japan on November 18, 2000. A single-volume manga sequel, Blood: The Last Vampire 2000 written by Benkyo Tamaoki, was published in Japan in 2001 by Kadokawa Shoten, and in English by Viz Media in November 2002 with the title slightly modified to Blood: The Last Vampire 2002. Three Japanese light novel adaptations have also been released for the series, along with a video game. It also spawned a fifty-episode anime series, Blood+, which is an alternate universe story. A live-action adaptation of the film with the same title was released in May 2009.

Saya, the last true vampire, battles the bloodthirsty demons attacking an American base in Japan during the Vietnam War. Much of the story takes place during the late afternoon and evening, and the artists use shadows, reflections, and light with exceptional skill: the look of the film is more interesting than the underdeveloped story. Saya wields a deadly sword and pursues her foes with chilling ferocity, but she's silent and sullen and fails to develop as a character: the viewer has no idea how she views her deadly occupation. Albeit a visually striking film, this dark, violent work fails to live up to its billing as "Japan's first fully digital animated feature film": the three-dimensional objects and effects are digital, but the two-dimensional characters ...

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Director: Hiroyuki Kitakubo
Genre: Action, Animation, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Release Date: July 29, 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Screen Writer: Kenji Kamiyama
Runtime: 48 minutes
Studio: Production I.G, Manga Entertainment, Starz / Anchor Bay
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