Strike the Blood Review — C+

 

A vampire builds a harem and fights a series of bad guys with them.

Basically Index.  But with a lead male who’s a bit less useless than Touma and, sadly, doesn’t have quite the penchant for punching girls in the face.

Basically some cool, silly fantasy with mild perversion. A very anime anime.

  • Storytelling – C – Corny fantasy + harem setup.
  • Voice – B – Feels like I’ve seen it all before. Great nostalgia.
  • Characters – C – So generic and anime it’s great. Multiple tsunderes, the imouto, the smart girl, etc.
  • Attention Grab – B – Never lost interest.
  • Production – C – Average.
  • Overall – C+

Recommendations – Toaru Majutsu no Index, Shakugan no Shana

3 thoughts on “Strike the Blood Review — C+

  1. I don’t hate a little ecchi but the story itself is pretty bad written, unfortunately.
    Did I miss episode 0 or something? Since I really don’t know how he turned into vampire, and inherited some Kaleid Blood’s familiars?
    Also the last arc is too short and pointless.
    They should just end it with the black magician’s arc, and leave the next one for next season, if it will ever get one.

    Also the fighting scenes has the worst set up and choreography I have ever seen.
    The special skill of the main girl is nothing but a brute force horizontal stab.
    The main guy has zero martial arts ability, instead he summons big horsie and snakes and whatever all the time, which ends the battle just like that.

    1. Yeah, it’s pretty badly written, that’s for sure. I have no idea how he turned into a vampire either. Last arc was definitely pointless, I feel like it’s only half done or something. Wouldn’t mind if this show gets a second season, but I doubt it. 🙁

      Haha yep the fighting is pretty lame. Stabbing and summons end all the battles…

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