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Black Blood Brothers Complete Series [eps 1-12] [DVD]

4.3 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews

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  • 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)

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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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As an avid anime fan I personally really enjoyed watching "Black Blood Brothers" and think some of the other reviews have been rather harsh. I think it is a fresh take on the vampire genre as opposed to other shows like Hellsing, which is excellent but the anime does'nt allow you to fully get to know the characters where as this one does.
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.
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I wont waste your time by going over what has already been said in the other review of this series.

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.
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A decade has passed since the brutal war between humans, vampires and the infectious new breed of bloodsuckers; the Kowloon Children. From this war, there emerged a hero, Jiro Mochizuki, who is revered as one of the most powerful vampires (or black bloods) and bears the title of 'silver blade'. Now in the present day, Jiro and his brother Kitaro set off for the special zone, which is a peaceful area where vampires and human's co-exist. However, the deadly Koloon Children are restricted from entering due to their vampiric bite turning someone into one of their own instantaneously. However, when the special zone manages to get breached by this deadly strain of vampires, all hell breaks loose. After defeating many of the Kowloon children in the war, Jiro takes it upon himself to rid the special zone of them once and for all, while protecting his brother at all costs. With the help of human - vampire negotiator Mimiko Katsuragi, Jiro also tries to determine the true motives behind the Kowloon Childrens' actions.

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.
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By EA Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 24 Mar. 2010
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There's really not a lot of original, un-cliched vampire television and/or movies out there. Your best bet is anime. One good example of this is "Black Blood Brothers," an all-too-short anime that spins up several kinds of vampires -- good, bad, and creepy ones. Gorgeous art, a likable lead vampire, and a very unique mythology -- and while the first couple episodes are decent but not outstanding, the story starts to really bloom when the bad-guy vampires enter the scene.

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).
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