We get a little bloody with some anime Vampires
With Halloween less than two weeks away a lot of us go hunting in our anime stash for some horror anime to watch on Halloween or in October just to get into the spirit of it. There are a lot of vampires in anime and here is a list of three random vampires that you may or may not know. Let’s go vampire hunting.
Saya (Blood The Last Vampire)
In the cult classic anime movie Blood the Last Vampire Saya is a Katana-wielding vampire that hunts chiropterans. A chiroptera are bat-like creatures that can hide in plain sight since they can disguise themselves as people. Some people think that chiroptera are vampires but they are more a kissing cousin of the vampire species.
In the movie it is suggested that she is the last remaining vampire. Saya has no weakness to sunlight, but does, become distressed when she encounters religious paraphernalia and angry when people mention God in her presence. Saya has the signature superhuman senses and strength like most vampires of legend. As. a picture of her with nine other people is shown in Blood the Last Vampire with the date 1892 and the word “vampire” attached to it, we definitely know that Saya is at least over a hundred years old.
Versions of Saya also appears in the anime In Black and Blood-C
Jiro and Kotaro Mochizuki (Black Blood Brothers)
In Black Blood Brothers the Mochizuki Brothers returns to Japan ten years after the Holy War in Hong Kong where they fought the Kowloon King and his children. They discover that the Kowloon children that survived the war are seeking to infiltrate the ‘Special Zone’, a thriving city where vampires live. The Mochzuki Brothers are Old Bloods, the last descendants of an elite clan of vampires. Kotaro gets kidnapped, forcing Jiro to fight once again.
Older Brother Jiro was turned into a vampire in the 19th century. He used to be a lieutenant in the Imperial Japanese Army. He is an Old Blood but comes from a specific bloodline called the ‘the blood of the sage’ He fights with a long silver-bladed katana. Jiro is weak against sunlight and water. Kotaro, Jiro’s ten-year-old brother is not hurt by sunlight or water and has a high pain tolerance. He looks a lot like Jiro’s lover that died and the reason for that you will discover in the anime. No spoilers, sorry. ;)
Black Blood Brothers Opening Song: http://bit.ly/Black_Blood_Brothers_Opening_Song
Zero Kiryu (Vampire Knight)
Cross Academy, a school where vampires go to school by night and humans by day. Zero is a unique breed being both a vampire hunter and vampire. He is a Cross Academy Guardian and was trained to be a vampire hunter by Toga Yagari, a vampire hunter disguising himself as an ethics teacher at the Cross Academy. Zero lived with Kaien Cross and Yuki since being bitten by a pure-blooded vampire that also killed Zero’s family, who were vampire hunters. That attack scarred him, making Zero distrust bloodsuckers. He always looks out for the Day students at Cross Academy just in case the night students ‘misbehave’. There ae a lot more interesting vampires in the anime Vampire Knight and it is worth having a look.
These three vampires are not the necessary the best vampires out there, neither are they the worst. There are also characters like Hellsing in Hellsing Ultimate, D from Vampire Hunter D, Staz Charlie Blood from Blood Lad, Rosario from Rosario to Vampire, Yōko Shiragami from Jitsu Wa Watashi Wa and all the interesting vampires from the anime Shiki to name a few. Feeling like nibbling on some vampire anime this Halloween, then we hope some of these suggestions helped.