Black Blood Brothers

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About a year ago I had the opportunity to see a few episodes of Black Blood Brothers (the center image in the header) at an anime convention. I enjoyed it so much that when I got back home I looked it up and caught a couple more eps. I pretty much thought that would be the end of it. Imagine my surprise to recently learn that Funimation has licensed this property. It appears that it will be released in 2008.

Black Blood Brothers is a vampire anime. Now besides Hellsing I’m really not into vampire animes but who can beat a bishonen vampire, comedic angst, blushing girl and very cute little kid? Well enough of my ranting, below you will find a summary of the show.

Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Shounen, Supernatural

Age rating: Teenagers (May contain bloody violence, bad language, nudity)

Plot Summary: Ten years after the Holy War in Hong Kong, Mochizuki Jirou, aka the Silver Blade, and the lone hero who fought and defeated the Kowloon Children despite the loss of his lover, returns to Japan with his young brother, Mochizuki Kotaro. The two quickly discover that the Kowloon Children who survived the Holy War are seeking to infiltrate the “Special Zone”—a thriving city protected by an invisible barrier that will not allow Kowloon Children entrance—unless they’re invited. Red Bloods refer to the humans; Black Bloods are the vampires, and the Mochizuki Brothers are Old Blood—the last descendants of an elite clan of vampires. When Kotaro is abducted by one of the Kowloon Children, Jirou has no choice but to fight once more.

Cred: Anime News Network