Saya is a Japanese vampire slayer whose next mission is in a high school on a US military base in 1960s Japan, where she poses as a student. She uses a katana/samurai sword to kill vampires.

Director:

Hiroyuki Kitakubo

Writers:

Kenji Kamiyama (screenplay), Katsuya Terada
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Credited cast:
Yûki Kudô ... Saya (voice)
Saemi Nakamura ... Nurse Makiho Caroline Amano (voice)
Joe Romersa ... David (voice)
Rebecca Forstadt ... Sharon (voice)
Stuart Robinson Stuart Robinson ... Louis (voice)
Akira Koieyama ... Mama (voice)
Tom Fahn ... Teacher (voice)
Fitz Houston ... S.P. #1 (voice)
Steve Blum ... S.P. #2 (voice) (as Steven Blum)
Paul Carr ... School Headmaster (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dave Mallow ... Additional Voices (voice)
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In Japan, the vampire-hunter Saya, who is a powerful original, is sent by her liaison with the government, David, posed as a teenage student to the Yokota High School on the eve of Halloween to hunt down vampires. Saya asks David to give a new katana to her. Soon she saves the school nurse Makiho Amano from two vampires disguised of classmates and Makiho witnesses her fight against the powerful demons. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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There is no separate English and Japanese sound tracks. Eight of the eleven main characters are voiced by English-speaking actors, the other three actors switch between Japanese and English depending on who they are talking to. See more »

Quotes

David: You ASSHOLE! Don't ever piss her off again! As far as we know, she's the only remaining original!
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Crazy Credits

A photo montage of the Vietnam war is shown during the credits. See more »

Connections

Followed by Blood-C: The Last Dark (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Dance
Words & Music by Fanny Baldridge, G. Stone and Josef Bonime
© 1935 Edward B Marks Music Company
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Should've been longer...
2 September 2003 | by yucel81xSee all my reviews

"Blood: The Last Vampire" is impressive and not impressive for a number of reasons. The reasons it is impressive is...well, quite obviously the animation is worthy of mention. Taking digital animation much further than in "Ghost in the Shell," this film is probably as state-of-the-art as animation can get these days. They even made alternate takes and angles for use in the trailer, giving it a more live action feel. The visuals are intense, the music is effective, it should be a massive hit, right? Wrong, and for the reasons it's not impressive, which are unfortunately too much to save it. The first problem...it's too short, not even lasting a full hour. Obvious not meant to be a full-on movie, but it should've been. The story is weak, but only because it's not developed beyond a concept, as opposed to a drawn out plot. The concept is Saya is "the only remaining original" vampire, and the government contracts her to hunt down vampiric demons. We have little or no back story, no explanation of how Saya is the only original, no explanation of the people she works for, or why she seems to hunt her own kind...or even if they are her own kind. There's so much missing from the story, that one wonders if the workload was really worth it. Bottom line, the plot could've been simple, but it should've been drawn out. MORE, give us MORE! Now, on the other hand, if this were a pilot episode to a series, it might be more tolerable, but with the expenses and effort put into just this one 50-minute feature, it seems unlikely. "Blood: The Last Vampire" WANTED to be better than it was, and SHOULD'VE been better than it was. Alas, somebody forgot that what makes a good anime is not just the animation but the story as well, the main thing that distinguishes anime from most other forms of animation.


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17 August 2001 (USA) See more »

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