In a fantasy world where anything is possible, demons, werewolves, ghosts, and all manner of creatures battle daily for the control of cities. Staz is the current ruler of Eastern Hell, and is challenged constantly for the right to rule.
Blood Lad Review
Staz is the boss of an area in the demon world, and is part of a noble lineage of extremely powerful vampires. He has no interest in mortal blood, but instead is obsessed with Japanese culture. When he hears that Yanagi Fuyumi, a teenage girl from Japan, has wondered into the demon world, he becomes ecstatic with the idea of meeting. He inadvertently let’s Fuyumi die while he’s preoccupied in a turf war, and she is resurrected as a ghost. Now Staz must embark on a new journey; conquer the demon world and change Fuyumi back to her human form!
If you like powerful anime characters with lots of hidden potential, you will like Staz. The story is very unique, and brings in elements of other popular anime, which was really cool. Staz idolizes Goku from Dragon Ball Z (he believes Goku, and all manga characters are real people), and is even seen imitating his signature Kamehameha during one of the battles.
The world is very lively, full of all sorts of strange creatures, monsters, and abominations. The art is very well drawn, and every scene looks vivid and brings something new. The battles are interesting, and the series starts off with a fast pace. The characters are a pleasure to watch, and each character has their own unique form of magic. Even two vampires from the same family, have very distinct magic.
This anime only had one season released so far, but I hear another is in the works. The constant references to other anime can be a bit annoying at times, and sometimes the manga obsession is too drawn out . Staz seems kind of dim at moments, but as the series progresses we see a deeper side of him. Wolf, another of the protagonists has annoying character traits.
In an depth look at Blood Lad episode 1 will be coming shortly.