Black Blood Brothers
Black Blood Brothers is a Japanese Anime based on a successful series of light novels telling the story of vampires living in secret throughout Japan; the series was turned into an anime animation series by Studio Live and Group TAC. The 12 episode season of Black Blood Brothers was first aired in Japan in 2006 and has since been broadcast in North America and around the world. The characters in the anime remain the same as those created by Kohei Kusaka and illustrated by Yuuya Kusaka in the original light novels; the television series was directed by Hiroaki Yoshikawa. A complex story is told in the light novels of a war between different types of vampire and humans that has become known to the human world through the actions of the Kowloon King.
Black Blood Brothers tells the story of Jiro Mochikuzi a vampire of over 100 years of age, making him an old blood vampire and his brother Kotaro who are attempting to find the Special Zone. Following a war between two forms of vampire, the Kowloon Children and regular vampires a city known as the Special Zone was established in Japan to keep vampires in their own community. Joining a group of refugees Jiro and Kotaro attempt to find the Special Zone and avoid the attentions of the Suppression Team who attempt to stop any vampires entering the Special Zone illegaly and keep order inside the city.
As they attempt to find the city and find a way to live a normal life Jiro and Kotaro are drawn into the war between the Kowloon Children and other vampires. Unlike other vampires Kowloon Children feed on both humans and vampires and control the actions of the vampires they create. In order to maintain the status quo Jiro and Kotaro must determine which residents of the Special Zone are the illegal Kowloon Children and which vampires should remain in the city.
Black Blood Brothers Full Episode Guide:
Season 1 (48 full episodes)
Episode 12 - For the Eternal Pulse of Mine Bloodli...
First Aired: November 24, 2006
Episode 11 - The Sea
First Aired: November 17, 2006
Episode 10 - Order Coffin Company
First Aired: November 10, 2006
Episode 9 - Eleventh Yard
First Aired: November 03, 2006
- Episode 8 - Protector
- Episode 7 - Silver Blade
- Episode 6 - Coven
- Episode 5 - Special Economic Zone
- Episode 4 - Old Blood
- Episode 3 - The Kowloon Bloodline
- Episode 2 - Compromiser
- Episode 1 - Black Blood Brothers