Blood Brothers the Complete Series
Vampires, vampires and more vampires! That's the key behind this
interesting Gothic inspired anime series and in this alternate universe,
vampires and humans now have a truce after years of warring.
Unfortunately for both these species, a new type of creature has emerged
called the Kowloon which threatens the very planet itself. Joining forces, both
vampire and human are attempting to annihilate this new threat, however
one bite from the Kowloon instantly turns their victim into one of these
dangerous creatures that are hell bent on bloodlust.
The series itself
revolves around Jiro Mochizuki, a key founder of the alliance between
humans and vampires, however he has long since been exiled as he
searches for a home with his younger brother Kotaro. A new city also
emerged from the war called the "Special Zone" which is run by a
corporation called the Order Coffin Company which holds the peace within
The series is extremely strong on plot, action and
adventure as we follow these two outcasts and both their stories and
those of others really begin to draw you in. Jiro is almost a superhero,
however his two weaknesses are water and sun that generally always
effect his battles, however seeing him fight is pure bliss.
have created some great flashbacks during the series which assist in
the back-story of Jiro and the shroud of mystery around Kotaro that at
times is reminiscent of the TV series Lost. Another key character is
Mimiko who not only serves as Jiro's love interest but as his guide
and their relationship is quite in-depth, without it becoming too cliché.
Needless to the say, the mystery behind both characters is the drive
behind this series and when the secrets are let out of the bag, the
series goes into high gear and just as it started, it unfortunately
finishes abruptly after 12 episodes.
The audio quality of the
presentation is quite good with clear audio and sounds that is
complimented with widescreen that truly enhances the animation and
colours. Definitely a first class anime presentation. When it comes to extras, there are some interesting TV spots,
multiple Japanese commentary and some original commercials.
Blood Brothers is a great anime series that really makes use of the
supernatural "vampire" genre that contains strong characters, a great
story and impressive animation. The only downside to the series is that
there are some questions still to be answered.
DVD Special Features
Multiple Japanese commentaries
Clean opening and closing animatoin