- Directors: Hiroaki Yoshikawa
- Format: Anamorphic, PAL
- Language: Japanese, English
- Subtitles: English
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
- Number of discs: 3
- Classification: 15
- Studio: Manga Entertainment
- DVD Release Date: 18 May 2009
- Run Time: 300 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B001F2K5OI
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 32,521 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Black Blood Brothers Complete Series [eps 1-12] [DVD]
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Some Vampires Never Learn... It s been a decade since the sacred war between humans and vampires. The rise of the Kowloon Bloodline, a new breed of monsters bearing an infectious bite, sets the streets ablaze under the reign of their king. Humanity had never witnessed such pure, animalistic brutality. Today, Jiro travels with his younger brother Kotaro to the Special Zone, a place where vampires live freely in peace alongside humans. But the brothers find themselves in the midst of a battle between human soldiers, vampiric refugees and the re-emergence of the Kowloon Children. Assisted by Mimiko, a negotiator between their species, Jiro will try to make sense of the chaos around them before they are caught up in it and destroyed. To protect those that he holds dear, the vampire will once more draw forth the Silver Blade...
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Top Customer Reviews
The plot is engaging and has many twists along the way to keep you on the edge of your seat and the main protagonist; Jiro is a memorable and likeable character who has to care for his younger brother Kotaro.
There is some great animation and the action scenes are entertaining and exciting, also the English dub was one of the best I've heard.
As for the final episode; it is left slightly open-ended but that did'nt hinder my enjoyment of the anime as a whole, but it does leave you wanting more.
If you are a fan of anime Vampires I encourage you to buy this, you certainly won't be disappointed.
I would also like to make it clear that I agree with everything that has been said in the other review- this is a very fun, action packed and good value for your money series that you will no doubt watch again and again for many years to come.......
however, there is one rather large problem with this series that the other reviewer failed to mention- it doesnt offer anything in terms of closure, it just sort of... ends. Almost none of the many issues raised in previous episodes are settled or solved by the end of the final episode.
It is clear that they had originally intended to make a second season of BBB but as of yet it doesnt look as though they are actually producing more episodes!..... so this could be all there is.....
in my opinion, the final verdict is-
If you dont mind an ending that really DOESNT END ANYTHING then by all means buy this set, its great value for money (all 12 eps!) and what there is of it is great fun to watch!
I leave the decision to you. thanks for reading.
After being fairly unimpressed with the cult classic vampire anime Hellsing, I had pretty lo expectations for this one. However, despite Jiro and Arucard looking uncannily similar, that is as far as the similarities go for each series. For starters, Black Blood Brothers is not as dark as Hellsing and is far more down to earth. BBB spoils the viewer with a great blend of action, blood n guts and drama. Jiro is a well created protagonist that recieves some nice characterisation and backstory throughout the series. As for the other characters; some of them are quite forgettable, but Momiko Katsuragi is a nice counter balance for our brooding lead. Her lighthearted and spunky nature often grounds the show and makes for some fun moments.Read more ›
Two vampires -- powerful Jiro and his little brother Kotaro -- are stowing away on a Chinese ship on their way to Japan. Their destination: the Safe Zone, where vampires and humans are allowed to coexist.
But then a firefight breaks out on board between some immigrant vampires and an anti-vampire military squad, and Jiro has no choice but to get involved. Afterwards they are helped by a Company worker named Mimiko -- but things get nasty when the military shows up again. And then Jiro learns that his little brother and Mimiko are with the immigrant vampires -- and one of them is a Kowloon Child, the most lethal and contagious form of vampire. And it's headed for the Safe Zone.
Unfortunately this battle isn't the last one Jiro must face. More vampires are attacking them, and some old acquaintances of Jiro's are involved -- including the malignant Cassa, a former companion of his who betrayed him and his long-dead lover. As more Kowloon Children rise in the city, Mimiko starts doing research on something called the "eleventh yard," which is somehow key to the future of the Kowloon Children (and in turn, to everybody else as well).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
a short seriers but could have did another to find out what happens when his maker has returned. still well worth watching it again.Published 17 months ago by antony smith
item as described, quick delivery, recommended, thank you!!Published on 11 July 2014 by Debra Hercules
Bought this for my girlfriend after finding out she wanted it. I've not seen it but she says it's awesome so i'm glad she's happy with it. ^^Published on 2 May 2014 by :@
Good storyline and great voice cast ( anyone a J Michael Tatum fan will love this).
Good value in running time for the price too.
Lovely looking, and was also good, since it looks bigger and have several dvds, with four on each. Very good dvd.Published on 14 July 2013 by MT
addicted to this anime. Very good though i found the ending a bit of a disappointment which was a shame as it was a good seriesPublished on 11 Jun. 2013 by T. Nutley
I watched this online quite a few years ago and loved it but couldn't find it again till I stumbled across it on here and just had to get it. Read morePublished on 15 Mar. 2013 by George Grinnell-Moore
Great anime, one of my faves, definitely worth the money. However it's like many have said, it seems as though it was ented to have atleast another series after this, but looks... Read morePublished on 20 Feb. 2013 by Jacob