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Plot:
A young girl named Saya combats vicious, shape-shifting demons in Okinawa, 2005. Full summary »
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Cast

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Kari Wahlgren ... Saya Otonashi (50 episodes, 2005-2006)
Ben Diskin ... Kai (50 episodes, 2005-2006)

Crispin Freeman ... Haji (50 episodes, 2005-2006)

Olivia Hack ... Irene / ... (50 episodes, 2005-2006)
Dave Wittenberg ... Solomon / ... (25 episodes, 2005-2006)

Steve Blum ... Collins / ... (22 episodes, 2006)
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Series Directed by
Michael Hack (50 episodes, 2005-2006)
Akiko Honda (6 episodes, 2005-2006)
Naomichi Yamato (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Kiyoko Sayama (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Naoyasu Hanyu (2 episodes, 2006)
Shigeyasu Yamauchi (2 episodes, 2006)
Junichi Fujisaku (1 episode, 2006)
 
Series Writing credits
Joe D'Ambrosia (50 episodes, 2005-2006)
Junichi Fujisaku (50 episodes, 2005-2006)
Tom Teves (50 episodes, 2005-2006)
Shotaro Suga (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Shigeru Morita (10 episodes, 2005-2006)
Reiko Yoshida (8 episodes, 2005-2006)
Kurasumi Sunayama (8 episodes, 2006)
Yoshiki Sakurai (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Michiko Yokote (3 episodes, 2006)

Series Produced by
Phil S. Crain .... producer (50 episodes, 2005-2006)
Mitsuhisa Ishikawa .... executive producer (50 episodes, 2005-2006)
Hideo Katsumata .... executive producer (50 episodes, 2005-2006)

Mamoru Oshii .... co-planner (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Mark Mancina (50 episodes, 2005-2006)
 
Series Cinematography by
Hiroshi Tanaka (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Shigeru Morikawa .... director: opening animation (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
Naoyoshi Shiotani .... director: opening animation (13 episodes, 2006)
Jun Matsumoto .... director: closing animation (12 episodes, 2006)
Kazuto Nakazawa .... director: opening animation (12 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Art Department
Naoyoshi Shiotani .... storyboard artist: opening animation (13 episodes, 2006)
Hitomu Kumoi .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 2006)
Kiyoko Sayama .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Naoyasu Hanyu .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2006)
Tadahito Matsubayashi .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2006)
Naomichi Yamato .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2006)
Takashi Sano .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Akiko Honda .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2006)
Nanako Shimazaki .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2006)
Shigeyasu Yamauchi .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2006)

Akiharu Ishii .... director of concept design (unknown episodes)
Kazushige Kanehira .... art design assistant: Kusanagi (unknown episodes)
Yumiko Katayama .... color designer (unknown episodes)
Iho Narita .... art design: Kusanagi (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
David W. Barr .... adr recording engineer (50 episodes, 2005-2006)

Yoshikazu Iwanami .... sound director (unknown episodes)
Daisuke Jinbo .... sound effects (unknown episodes)
Akiko Noguchi .... audio production assistant (unknown episodes)
Hanae Takagi .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
Emi Takanashi .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
Fumiaki Tanaka .... assistant sound recordist (unknown episodes)
Minoru Yamada .... sound producer (unknown episodes)
Satoshi Yano .... sound recording engineer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Masahiro Murakami .... special effects: opening animation (11 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Animation Department
Yoshimitsu Yamashita .... key animator: opening animation / key animator (14 episodes, 2005-2006)
Hiroki Abe .... key animator (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Keiji Gotoh .... key animator (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Satoshi Iwataki .... key animator (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Tsunenaka Nozaki .... key animator (2 episodes, 2005)

Akiharu Ishii .... chief animation director (unknown episodes)
Kenji Teraoka .... mechanical designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Michael Hack .... casting: English version (50 episodes, 2005-2006)
 
Series Music Department
Chuck Choi .... music post-production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Nobuo Furukawa .... musician: cello (unknown episodes)
Steve Kempster .... score mixer (unknown episodes)
Kory Kruckenberg .... scoring engineer (unknown episodes)
Robert Puff .... music preparation (unknown episodes)
David Sabee .... orchestra contractor (unknown episodes)
Hans Zimmer .... music producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Noriyuki Jinguji .... title designer (unknown episodes)
Atsushi Matsumoto .... chief unit director (unknown episodes)
 

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Argentina:18 | Australia:MA | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (VHS/DVD rating) | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 (original rating) | South Korea:18 (re-rating on appeal) | USA:TV-MA | USA:TV-14 (some episodes)
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"Chevalier" is the French word for "knight".See more »
Quotes:
Julia:Kai's a nice boy, isn't he?
David:In the battlefield, the nice guys always die first. I don't want to see it happen.
Julia:You sure have changed.
David:Changed?
Julia:Until recently, you were like an iron robot.
David:And now?
Julia:Now you're like an android or a cyborg.
David:I'm growing weaker by the day.
Julia:Really? I like you better this way.
David:In this business, weakness is a shortcoming.
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24 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Immense, 14 November 2005
Author: catterix from United Kingdom

So far, only 5 episodes of the new show "Blood+" have been released, I've seen up to episode 4 and I must say that this is one incredible show! With a design that merges CGI and Hand drawn animation so seamlessly and a storyline that is more exciting than Buffy and more addictive than anything else I've ever seen (Except maybe Naruto) this is one immense show that is a definite tribute to the film.

Originally, back in 2001, the creators of Ghost In The Shell decided to create a 6-episode OVA series about a vampiress who kills vampires. The first episode was made, being one of the first to blend CGI and hand animation so brilliant, and also becoming an instant success over here in the western world. However, the cost of the first episode was too much, and there wasn't enough money to support the 45 minute episodes, so the show was cancelled after the first ep. The first episode was then re-released onto DVD, simply entitled as "Blood: The Last Vampire" and took itself as a 45 minute film.

But, with the success of DVD sales for the film, the company started up on the project again, this time creating a 52 episode series entitled "Blood+" which was created to give a bit more background to the series and also to add more characters and more story, allowing the original story to be developed even further than the original 6 episode plan could have done. The show is still just beginning, but it is already incredible, within the first 2 minutes of the first episode I was hooked. This show also does that evil technique of ending each episode with a cliff-hanger (Much like Naruto) and as each cliff-hanger is sooo exciting, you watch the next episode the following week to find out what happens.

This show is still finding its ground, but thanks to the roaring success of the Film, the gorgeous action, interesting and believable characters (ignoring the fact 1 of them is a vampire...) and an attractive story, this TV show should become one of the great anime-classics such as Evangelion, Cowboy Bebop, Naruto, Rurouni Kenshin. I have a whole year until this show is completed, and I will watch as a devoted fan. I hope you all do too as this show is just INCREDIBLE!

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