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Blood: The Last Vampire (2000)

Not Rated | | Animation, Action, Horror | 17 August 2001 (USA)
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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)
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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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japan | anime | ova | vampire | halloween | See All (34) »


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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

Spin-off Blood: The Last Vampire (2000) 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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It felt like an appetiser for things to come.
19 February 2019 | by lost-in-limboSee all my reviews

A quick bite, digestible, but not completely fulfilling. "Blood: The Last Vampire" is situational storytelling that doesn't really delve too deep into the background of its characters, or plights other than what's happening right in front of you. It's a slight premise, light-weight script - so maybe it could've used an extra 5-10 minutes to flesh out things further more. But I guess in doing so the enigma of the protagonist would lose out, as the script doesn't completely come out with her infliction in other than one word, or minor visual hints.

Saya, a half-human, half-vampire samurai is all edge, and it looks like it doesn't take much to tick her off. She works for a shadowy society known as the council dispatching demons infesting the earth. Her next assignment sees her at an American military base, where there have been some strange, grisly deaths possibly the work of vampires and the bases' school nurse finds herself stuck in the middle of it all.

This is just another chapter to the story's universe, as the investigative build-up eventually breaks out the gushing blood and precise blade-work of Saya going to work (slaying) when she uncovers the suspect/s. It didn't take much in the way of clues to get to that point. Once the horror erupts the vampires go on the rampage, where the imagery becomes mildly hallucinogenic, pace quickens up and sudden violence is unforgiving. These vampires are monsters; feral in their actions and fearsome in sight when they reveal their true nature. The connection between the vampires and Saya might be all business, but the last shot we see of her is a touching moment of compassion that shared enough light on her character than a bloated exposition dump could ever do. As for the animation, it had creative flashes, but more often I thought it was ulgy and grim in the details. While I wasn't particularly fond of its style, no way did it get in the way of my enjoyment and it probably suited the cold and foreboding temperament. In saying that, the opening sequence with the credits is beautifully framed and edited, so are the beastly encounters.


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