At the Yokota base in Japan, a nervous American military is on
the brink of the Vietnam War. But a greater threat exists within
the walls of the heavily guarded compound: Vampires. A team of
top-secret undercover agents dispatches a mysterious young woman
to destroy them.
Featuring brilliant characters design, top-notch animation and
stunning musical score, Blood: The Last Vampire is a breakthrough
in digital filmmaking, taking anime to a whole new level.
Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
• Color, Widescreen, Animated, Dolby
• "The Making of Blood"
• Original Japanese Trailers
• Image Gallery
• DVD-ROM Features
• Widescreen anamorphic format
KNOWN DVD SECRET(S): None
that I know of.
There has been a lot
of hype about this anime. From the awesome animation to the cool
character designs and much more.
Of course, I don't always
buy into hype nor am I into anime that is all about killing with
a boring storyline.
Well, when I received
my review copy of "Blood the Last Vampire" and watched
it from beginning to end, I have the following to say about this
"Blood the Last
Vampire" is visually stunning and the storyline makes you
crave for more.
First, let's talk about
the animation. Combined with a cool musical score and a character
that is so unique compared to another anime characters (and design),
the production went all out by enlisting a pretty good staff to
create an atmosphere where lighting and visuals are important
to the storyline.
Before I thought "Blue
Submarine" and "Spriggan" were visually stunning
but "Blood the Vampire" is definitely at the top.
Without revealing too
much, the anime features a girl (or young woman) named Saya. Her
job is to eliminate demons/vampires who survive off of human blood.
No, this is no "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". There is
no humor and Saya can be described as a cold, focused mercenary.
People expecting a "Buffy" type storyline may be dissapointed
because this is about the hunter and the hunted. Also, the storyline
lasts for around 45 minutes. The run time on the DVD box includes
"The Making of Blood" which is a fascinating look at
how the anime was made.
So, we have great visuals.
Now, the audio. Manga Entertainment included a 2.0 and 5.1 selection
for audio and the 5.1 doesn't disappoint.
As for special features,
"The Making of Blood" goes into the creation of this
anime and it's pretty thorough compared to other anime "making
of's". There is also an image gallery and the typical trailers
from the company.
All in all this anime
is not for the faint. It's bloody and violent. But as an anime,
"Blood the Last Vampire" can be summed up in one word..."Awesome!"
I'm very content with this anime and I hope a series develops
THE DVD EXTRAS: B
THE DVD OVERALL: A-
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