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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
1 July 2011 (Japan) See more »
Plot:
Erik Brooks was half-man, half-vampire after his mother Carol was attacked by a vampire named Deacon Frost... See more »
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Cast

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Kim Mai Guest ... Makoto / ... (12 episodes, 2011)

Harold Perrineau ... Blade / ... (12 episodes, 2011)

JB Blanc ... Deacon Frost (10 episodes, 2011)

Steve Blum ... Kikyo Mikage / ... (5 episodes, 2011)
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Series Directed by
Mitsuyuki Masuhara (12 episodes, 2011)
Migmi (3 episodes, 2011)
Chie Yamashiro (3 episodes, 2011)
Hironobu Aoyagi (2 episodes, 2011)
Tomoya Tanaka (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Writing credits
Gene Colan (12 episodes, 2011)
Warren Ellis (12 episodes, 2011)
Marv Wolfman (12 episodes, 2011)
Dai Fujita (7 episodes, 2011)
Kenta Fukasaku (5 episodes, 2011)

Series Produced by
Megan Thomas Bradner .... associate producer (12 episodes, 2011)
Dan Buckley .... executive producer (12 episodes, 2011)
Scott Dolph .... associate producer (12 episodes, 2011)
Alan Fine .... executive producer (12 episodes, 2011)
Fuminori Hara .... producer (12 episodes, 2011)
Cort Lane .... producer (12 episodes, 2011)
Stan Lee .... co-executive producer (12 episodes, 2011)
Jeph Loeb .... executive producer (12 episodes, 2011)
Taro Morishima .... producer (12 episodes, 2011)
Makoto Moriwaki .... assistant producer (12 episodes, 2011)
Simon Phillips .... executive producer (12 episodes, 2011)
Eric S. Rollman .... executive producer (12 episodes, 2011)
Ken'ichi Sakurai .... animation producer (12 episodes, 2011)
Jamie Simone .... reversion producer (12 episodes, 2011)
Masao Takiyama .... executive producer (12 episodes, 2011)
Harrison Wilcox .... associate producer (12 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Original Music by
Tetsuya Takahashi (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Yuuki Kawashita (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Kashiko Kimura (unknown episodes)
Mariko Tsukatsune (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Katsushi Aoki (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rintaro .... associate director (12 episodes, 2011)

Chie Yamashiro .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Yoshinori Horikawa .... color designer (unknown episodes)
Hidetoshi Kaneko .... art setting (unknown episodes)
Yoshiaki Kawajiri .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
Mitsuyuki Masuhara .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Geneva Ip .... post-production coordinator (12 episodes, 2011)
James Lafferty .... post-production coordinator (12 episodes, 2011)

Shizuo Kurahashi .... sound effects (unknown episodes)
Toshihiko Nakajima .... sound director (unknown episodes)
Yasunori Ogata .... sound effects assistant (unknown episodes)
Akihiko Oono .... sound mixing engineer: 5.1 channel (unknown episodes)
Kyouko Shimamura .... sound production desk (unknown episodes)
 
Series Animation Department
Cindy H. Yamauchi .... character designer (12 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Music Department
Naoyuki Horimukai .... music producer (unknown episodes)
Reiji Kitazato .... music producer (unknown episodes)
Takahashi Kouichirou .... music producer (unknown episodes)
Shogo Ohnishi .... music producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Masao Maruyama .... planning (12 episodes, 2011)
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn .... voice director (9 episodes, 2011)
Jamie Simone .... voice director (3 episodes, 2011)
 

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Fantastic anime series., 26 February 2013
Author: Morbius Fitzgerald from Bailey Downs!

This is the first TV show I've ever got into that is "anime" and I enjoyed what I saw. Obviously I didn't want to watch something like "Ninja Scroll: The Series" without first checking out an anime series that was more my style so I chose "Blade" out of Marvel's attempt to create anime shows. All I can say is that this worked.

The animation is kind of "halfway". The animation for Noah van Helsing is rather awful but the detail they put into Makoto and Blade is amazing.

The fight sequences are rather stereotypical of anime here. At least once per episode Blade has his weapon in a drawn state and he goes across the enemies against a dark blue background and that is enough to say that an enemy is dead. I prefer the Yoshiaki Kawajiri style where it has white flashes with black in between while actually showing the action. In this it made it seem like the writers were deliberately cutting corners to advance the plot.

The standout episode for me is the last one. The live action Blade: The Series ended off with "How long have you been working with Blade?" *credits* this one ended off with Deacon Frost being killed and Blade walking off into the sunset to fight more creatures of the night.

On that note if you're going to see this series as anything, see it as a remake of the original 1998 film. In comparison, this definitely is the short straw but its entertaining enough.

One more thing before I finish up. I've seen the Japanese original audio and the English dub. The English dub is by far the better of the two. Anyone who knows me will know that sounds completely foreign but the Japanese one - especially Makoto - are unemotional and I call them annoying when they are trying to portray emotion (which no matter what will be defined as non-stop screaming). The English dub isn't perfect but its by far the best of the options.

Overall if you are a fan of the Daywalker, I suggest a viewing.

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