Release date: 2011
In the beginning there was Blood the last Vampire, it was beautiful but story bereft and was later remade into a poor live action film also called Blood the Last Vampire. Beyond the ultimately pointless live action film there was a wonderfully flawed reimagining of the OVA in series form entitled Blood+. At its best it was great anime, but it was overlong and suffered pacing issues.
Now we have a new member of the Blood family – Blood-c. Like its predecessors it is flawed. It was also almost an honourable mention rather than a review. It does feature main character Saya (Nana Mizuki), however in this she is given the familial name of Kisaragi, she lives at a temple with her father Tadayoshi (Keiji Fujiwara). By day she goes to school and is an interminably happy soul who seems oblivious to any romantic overtures classmates might make and is often late because she likes to help old people and animals.
|eyes turn red|
We discover that she still drinks blood – though it is the blood of the furukimono. We hadn’t seen it because, whilst she drank after each battle, the antagonist had ensured that she had no memory of doing so.
|reminiscent of yokai|
5.5 out of 10.
The imdb page is here.