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Black Blood Brothers: Starter Set

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Non-stop vampire action!

Produced by Group TAC (Saiyuki, Vampire Princess Miyu) and Studio Live (Rahxephone The Motion Picture.)

Not all vampires are evil…

10 years ago man and vampire teamed up to defeat the "Kowloon Children" a virulent breed of vampires seeking to infect all humanity. Now one of the heroes from the Great War, Silver Blade, is traveling to the "Special Zone" to retire with his younger brother in tow. Unbeknownst to them, the remnants from the Great War are plotting their revenge.

The starter set comes in collectible art box.

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  • Actors: Ryoko Nagata, Omi Minami, Takahiro Sakurai, Miyuki Sawashiro
  • Directors: Hiroaki Yoshikawa
  • Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: Japanese, English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Funimation
  • DVD Release Date: February 26, 2008
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0010X8NMI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #262,231 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Black Blood Brothers: Starter Set" on IMDb

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By EA Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 27, 2008
Format: DVD
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: Bad Tidings," the first volume of a very short anime. 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. Once they stagger ashore, they are helped by a Company worker named Mimiko -- but things get nasty when the military shows up again, separating the brothers and capturing Jiro (after he accidentally falls in a fountain).

But Kotaro is in even more danger, along with Mimiko and the immigrant vampires -- one of them is a Kowloon Child, the most lethal and contagious form of vampire. And to save Mimiko, his brother and all of Japan, Jiro must break out of his cell and somehow destroy all the Kowloon Children that are trying to make it to the Safe Zone. If he doesn't, then all the vampires there might be destroyed...

"Black Blood Brothers" spends a minimum of time setting up its mythology -- you get to see what's going on through brief flashbacks and references to the past. But it's an interesting one -- lots of different breeds of vampires, with different powers, weaknesses, and histories. Definitely different from the usual Dracula copies or bad White Wolf ripoffs.
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By P. Rose on April 3, 2008
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best anime ever!!!!!!!
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