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Blood AS
Adult Swim Premiere March 10, 2007
Original Network MBS
TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System)
Seasons 4
Episodes 50

Blood+ is a Japanese anime series produced by Production I.G and Aniplex and directed by Junichi Fujisaku. The series was inspired by the 2000 anime film Blood: The Last Vampire, however, there are only a few allusions and basic elements from the film. Fujisaku has been involved with both works, including acting as the director for Blood+ and writing the novelization of Blood: The Last Vampire.

The English dub of Blood+ aired on Adult Swim from March 10, 2007 until March 22, 2008.[1][2] The first Adult Swim promo for the series featured the song Plot for a Little by Camu Tao from the Definitive Swim album.


Under the care of her adoptive family, Saya Otonashi has been living as an amnesiac, but otherwise as an ordinary teenager. Saya's happy and peaceful life is forever affected when she is attacked by a chiroptera (Vampire in the manga), a blood-sucking monster that looks like a giant bat that feeds on human blood; then she realizes that she is the only person capable of defeating them. After this and after the death of her adoptive father, Saya leaves the city of Okinawa, where she lives, to face the threat of bats around the world. Saya is accompanied by her two brothers, some friends and her knight Haji, on a journey full of surprises that will lead Saya to discover more about the nature of bats and about her own past, which is dates back to the mid-19th century.


The series is initially set in September 2005 Okinawa City (Koza) on Okinawa Island near the United States Kadena Air Base. Over the course of the series, Saya travels across the world from Japan to Vietnam, Russia, France and finally the United States. Under the care of her adoptive family, Saya Otonashi had been living the life of an anemic amnesiac, but otherwise ordinary schoolgirl. However, her happy life is shattered when she is attacked by a Chiropteran, a hematophagous bat-like creature that lives by feeding on human blood. Saya learns that she is the only one who can defeat them, as her blood causes their bodies to crystallize and shatter. Armed with her special katana, Saya embarks on a journey with her family, allies and her chevalier Haji, to rid the world of the Chiropteran threat and recover her identity. The course of the journey reveals the background history of the Chiropterans and Saya's past, which extends into the mid-19th century.

Broadcast History[]

Blood+ aired weekly in Japan on MBS and TBS from October 8, 2005 to September 23, 2006. The show also simultaneously aired on Animax, Sony's Japanese anime satellite channel. Animax also later aired the show in Southeast Asia and South Asia. An English dub of Blood+ aired in the United States on Adult Swim from March 10, 2007 to March 22, 2008. The English dub also aired in Australia on the Sci Fi Channel and in the Philippines on Studio 23.