Welcome to Anime Review #72. The anime this week is Blood Lad
Jul 8, 2013 to Sep 9, 2013
Staz Charlie Blood is a powerful vampire who rules the Eastern district of Demon World. According to rumors, he is a bloodthirsty and merciless monster, but in reality, Staz is just an otaku obsessed with Japanese culture and completely uninterested in human blood. Leaving the management of his territory to his underlings, Staz spends his days lazing around, indulging in anime, manga, and games.
When Fuyumi Yanagi, a Japanese girl, accidentally wanders through a portal leading into the demon world, Staz is overjoyed. But just as he is starting to feel an unusual attraction to her, his territory is attacked, resulting in Fuyumi’s untimely death. She turns into a wandering ghost and the crestfallen Staz vows to resurrect her as this would mean being able to travel to the human world, something he has always dreamed of.
Blood Lad follows Staz and Fuyumi, soon joined by the spatial magician Bell and the half-werewolf Wolf, as they travel to find a magic that can bring humans back to life.
Blood Lad is a supernatural anime, revolving around a mystical realm involving the main character, Staz, a vampire boss in charge of a territory who is surprisingly also an otaku and a huge fan of everything Japan-related. It is weird yet unique.
The story starts of when a human girl appears from nowhere in town and thus Staz’s people find her, knowing Staz will be fascinated by the human girl. Then he realizes that she is fading from the world of living and he decided to help her initially for his own goals. He gets help from his friends and so it begins.
However the story of this anime is a bit inconsistent. Bad stuff happens, then it becomes good again in a matter of time, fluctuating the repetitive pattern. Some episodes are really interesting with its action scenes and humour, being hilarious most of the time.
The animation and art quality were really interesting to say the least. The character designs were cool looking and felt pretty fresh.
The music was fine, the opening was catchy and a bit addicting, but then the ending song was a bit weird.
The characters were all-rounded. However, none of the characters were developed enough, reducing their potential.
Blood Lad, was not amazing, but still a pretty decent anime. Pacing was a bit inconsistent. The humor and action were the notable qualities that were very well done in this anime. It is a good comedy and fantasy genre show.
Seasons & Episodes:
1 Season ~ 10 Episodes