Blood Lad

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  • TV-14
  • 2013
  • 1 Season
  • 7.0  (2,358)

Blood Lad is an anime series that first aired in Japan in 2013. It is based on the manga written and illustrated by Yuuki Kodama. The anime adaptation was produced by Brain's Base and directed by Shigeyuki Miya, with Takeshi Konuta working on series composition and Kenji Fujisaki on character design.

The story takes place in the demon world, where vampires, werewolves, and other supernatural creatures live. The main protagonist, Staz Charlie Blood, is a vampire and the boss of a territory in the demon world. He is a huge fan of Japanese culture, especially manga and anime, and spends most of his time reading and watching Japanese entertainment.

One day, a human girl named Fuyumi Yanagi accidentally wanders into the demon world through a portal in her bedroom. Staz is intrigued by her because she reminds him of the Japanese idol he idolizes, and he is determined to help her find a way back home. However, Fuyumi is killed by a carnivorous plant soon after her arrival, leaving Staz devastated.

Determined to revive Fuyumi, Staz sets out on a journey to find a special magic item called the "Black Curtain," which is believed to have the power to bring the dead back to life. Along the way, Staz encounters many obstacles and enemies, including a powerful demon named Braz D. Blood who is his half-brother and a member of the Blood family, one of the most powerful and feared families in the demon world.

As Staz and his friends search for the Black Curtain, they become embroiled in a larger conflict involving the Blood family and a mysterious organization called "Akim," which is trying to eradicate the demon world. Staz must use all of his strength and power to protect his territory and his friends and find a way to bring Fuyumi back to life.

Blood Lad is a unique blend of dark fantasy, comedy, and romance. The series has a lot of action and features some beautifully drawn fight scenes, but it also has a light-hearted and quirky tone that sets it apart from other anime series in the same genre. The characters are all distinctive and well-developed, with their own unique personalities and motivations. Staz is a likable and charismatic protagonist, and Fuyumi is a sympathetic and endearing supporting character.

The series also explores themes of identity, belonging, and loyalty. Staz struggles with his identity as a vampire and his desire to be more human, while Fuyumi navigates her new life as a ghost and the loss of her former life in the human world. The relationship between Staz and Fuyumi is at the heart of the story, and their budding romance is both touching and funny.

In addition, Blood Lad is visually stunning. The animation is top-notch, with bright and vibrant colors and detailed character designs. The demon world is richly imagined, with intricate landscapes and a wide variety of creatures and monsters. The music is also excellent, with a catchy opening theme and a beautiful instrumental score.

Overall, Blood Lad is an entertaining and well-crafted anime series that is sure to appeal to fans of dark fantasy, comedy, and romance. Its unique blend of genres and memorable characters make it a standout entry in the anime world.

Blood Lad is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on July 7, 2013.

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The Dark Hero Rises
10. The Dark Hero Rises
September 8, 2013
A man tied to Fuyumi's past informs Staz about the events that took place at the Yanagi residence 14 years ago. The man then asks how Staz actually feels about Fuyumi.
Sins of the Eyeglasses
9. Sins of the Eyeglasses
September 1, 2013
The Acropolis Police bring in Braz for questioning before Wolf-Daddy, the king of Demon World Acropolis. In the meantime, Fuyumi is brought to the subspace world Hydra.
Two Is a Treasure
8. Two Is a Treasure
August 25, 2013
Liz returns to Demon World Acropolis and discovers that the Acropolis Police are after Braz. Meanwhile, Staz finds the man who kidnapped Fuyumi, only to let him escape.
Liz, for the First Time
7. Liz, for the First Time
August 18, 2013
Braz returns to Demon World Acropolis alone.
That's Friendship
6. That's Friendship
August 11, 2013
Staz arrives in North Demon World where Wolf is engaged in a fierce battle with the Artificial Demon Akim Papradon. Taking over the fight for his weakened friend, Staz decides to make use of his restored magic power.
Unidentified Demon Object
5. Unidentified Demon Object
August 4, 2013
While being incarcerated in Liz's Toy Box, Staz receives a visit from his brother Braz, who offers him a deal: in exchange for giving him the knowledge of human resurrection, Staz must destroy a monster that is rampaging across the Demon World.
To Demon World Acropolis
4. To Demon World Acropolis
July 28, 2013
A reluctant Staz visits Demon World Acropolis to seek his older brother, Braz D. Bloods, the author of the Book of Human Resurrection and the only one who can decipher it.
You Had It All Along
3. You Had It All Along
July 21, 2013
Staz and Fuyumi head out to West Demon World in search of the Book of Human Resurrection, where they are greeted by Wolf, the territory boss in charge of that area.
Back Home, But Not Really
2. Back Home, But Not Really
July 14, 2013
Staz's dream of visiting Japan finally comes true when he escorts Fuyumi back to the human world. But Fuyumi, now a ghost, is not too thrilled with Staz disrupting her once peaceful human life.
She's a Skeleton Now
1. She's a Skeleton Now
July 7, 2013
Staz Charlie Blood is a powerful vampire with a huge love for Japanese anime and games. When a young schoolgirl named Fuyumi wanders into his territory, Staz cannot hide his excitement at meeting a living human from his favorite culture.
Where to Watch Blood Lad
Blood Lad is available for streaming on the VIZ Media website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Blood Lad on demand at Hulu and Vudu.
  • Premiere Date
    July 7, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (2,358)