Blood+

Saya from Blood PlusBlood+ (pronounces as Blood Plus) is a franchise based on 2000 animated film, Blood: The Last Vampire produced by Production I.G and Sony's anime production arm, Aniplex. Blood+ is the story of Chiropterans (the name of the order of biological classification that bats are in, this is the most likely reason for the vampiric creatures being called "Chiropterans" ) and Chevaliers (a vampire like creature) on how they inhabit the earth and their motives of living.

It all begun so many years ago when Joel Goldsmith set up the “Zoo” near Bordeaux, France and presumably begins “Joel's Diary”. The mummy of unknown life-form named SAYA is transferred to the Zoo and is later identified as Chiropterans. Extracted from its pregnant belly are two cocoons, which react to drops of human blood. Extracted from the cocoons are two children that are human in appearance, the one is named Saya and raised as a normal human in the Zoo, and the other remains unnamed, is locked up in a tower, and is used by Joel for experimentation purposes. Experimentation on that unknown child presumably continues, with Amshel, a member of a branch family, acting as an aid to Joel. Saya ceases aging and Joel becomes aware of the special properties of her blood. A 12 year old boy named Haji is introduced to Saya to investigate her reproductive potential. Saya, upon discovery of the unknown child in the tower in 1863 she named it Diva because of its brilliant voice. She told Saya that she wants to go out of that tower, so Saya promised her that she will find a way to let her out. At Joel birthday, Saya releases Diva from the tower to sing at the birthday party. And along with Haji, they go to the cliff to find flower for Joel but unfortunately Haji falls into the cliff. Saya turn him into a Chevalier via a mouth-to-mouth transfusion of her blood in order him to survive.


Saya and Haji from Blood Plus

At the mansion Diva killed Joel and the rest of the people there. When Saya and Haji go back the mansion was burned. The descendant of Joel founded the Red Shield to pursue Diva. Saya suddenly enters 30 year period of hibernation as well as Diva. When Saya and Diva awaken, Diva got many Chevalier in different country while Saya and Haji pursue Chiropterans in Russia. Having awakened some unknown time beforehand, Saya hunts several Chiroptera at Yokota Air Force (the events of Blood: The Last Vampire). Several months later, the Vietnam War begins. Saya enters third sleep soon afterwards.


Chiroptera sightings in Vietnam confirmed. The Red Shield injects Haji's blood into a hibernating Saya to cause an artificially induced awakening, resulting in her going berserk, killing Chiroptera and humans alike. Saya cuts off arms of both Haji and Carl (Diva's Chevalier). The dying original David entrusts Saya (in her fourth sleep) to George Miyagusuku. Haji, displeased by the incident, distances himself from Red Shield. Red Shield is unable to establish his whereabouts, but there are sightings of him in Hong Kong.


George adopts Kai and Riku whose parents died in traffic accident. Saya awakens in her fourth sleep in Okinawa. She was adopted by George, under the adoptive family she was given a named Saya Otonashi and has been living the life as an ordinary schoolgirl. She lost all her memories and totally forgets the past. She was under the surveillance of (the 2nd) David with the agreement that once she remember her past she will go with the Red Shield. It is an organization formed to combat the Chiroptera. The Red Shield was founded by the descendants of Joel Goldschmidt, Joel (6th). Most Red Shield members are culled from survivors of Chiroptera attacks, and all possess a trinket with an embedded Chiropteran crystal. The Red Shield's greatest enemy is Diva, and her Chevaliers. Red Shield is responsible for Saya's protection and well-being, using her as a weapon against the Chiroptera. Saya’s happy life is shattered when she is attacked by a chiroteran, and learns that she is the only one who can defeat them. George Miyagusuku becomes a Chiropteran and Saya was forced to kill him. Armed with her sword, Saya embarks on a journey with her family, allies and faithful servant, Haji, to rid the world of Chiropterans and rediscover her identity and Diva awakens soon after.


Saya and Haji from Blood Plus

Diva and Carl launched an attack on the Red Shield Headquarters and Diva killed Riku amidst the assault but not before forcing him to impregnate her. Carl's projectile spikes impale Joel in the spine and he was confined to a wheelchair thereafter. The Red Shield's command ship was forced to self-destruct in an attempt to take down Diva. Carl disobeys Diva because he can't resist his desire to fight Saya, but ends up losing his life and Amshel ordered Solomon not to save him. Solomon betrays Diva because he falls in love with Saya. In New York City, Diva and Amshel are finally killed. Haji goes missing, they are unable to confirm if he died or not, Kai and Saya return to Okinawa along with everyone else. She then falls into her fifth deep sleep. Kai carries her into his family's grave, where George had once shown Saya her cocoon she had slept in. Kai visits his family's grave where Saya sleeps. He takes his adopted children (Diva's twin daughters) and they both see the rose Haji has left for Saya.

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21 comments:

Regina said...

I really like Blood+ because of it's awesome story. Saya is so cute and she has a very strong character. This story of vampire vs. vampire is very interesting.

mike said...

I like the story of this one., I've always watched it., and for the fact that vampire story is really cool., Good post for this one.,

kayla said...

I love Blood + and all of its charactors. I'm really going to hate to see it end.

Amanda said...

i love it i wounder if haji has to stay to the promise at the end if so its sad.
Haji is sooo HOT

Inspector Gadget said...

one of the most interesting titles to come out in japan yet truly love this one!


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hawkeye1 said...

blood+ rocks i hate waiting a week for the neft episode but it is worth it i didn't even no Diva was pregnant i thought she just killed riku

hawkeye2 said...

blood+ is the greatest show in the world and diva is stupid and saya is smart i am an idiot

musicaltiger said...

I've just recently dived into the world of anime and Blood+ immediately became my favorite. Now I want to buy the novels to read more of the story that wasn't in the anime series.

Haji,david,solmon,kai,rikui said...

I love haji is si cuite if only there were more guys like him. (no offense to you guys) but hes sweet nice and protects te one he loves.
SPOLIER
solomon is olso cuite and he protects says against his queen diva solomon dies while saving saya

Elmolious said...

blood+ rocks i hate waiting a week for the neft episode but it is worth it i didn't even no Diva was pregnant i thought she just killed riku.I really like Blood+ because of it's awesome story.

Denielle said...

I completely agree with you. It's going to suck when it stops playing. I've been to other blogs and people have told me that you can buy the episodes as a season, but everytime I go on ebay I can't find one. I don't know if it's true,but if I find one I'll write again to tell everyone.

Darkwell said...

First thing first...nice blog!! One of the greatest story on anime that I've ever watched..Blood+ Rocks!

I hate/love the way the battle ends against Saya and Diva!! Hard to explain...

smsweet said...

if anyone comes online to watch blood+ go here.
http://youtube.com/user/orochi976
^^^this guy has all the episode in english and to watch "blood the last vampire" (a movie about saya) go here
http://www.youtube.com/user/LOCOMOTION4EVER
if you don't see it go to the videos.
oh and i so some of the season of blood+ in walmart. bye i might check
in some day.

ali said...

blood+ is the best anime series ive seen in a while. i watched the whole series in a few days on veoh.com. ROCK.

Yyy said...

haji veryhandsome!!>O<

Mitchell said...

Blood Plus is amazing because it has a great storyline romance and above all else Violence HAji for president

jacob said...

hey yeah i agree with the last person and the only thing that bothers me is that i thought nathan died but you see him at the end and that makes me wonder is there going to be a second series any intel on this subject would be apreciated thanks

axel said...

it sucks when the story ends. I wish there is a sequel to the story.

Worraps said...

Great anime! Loved it, it was my first anime. I'm a new anime watcher :P And this was the first I saw, I loved the story, there are lots of cool characters, as well as interesting turns on the story. Loved the whole thing with the vampire sisters, with different followers, having to fight each other.

April said...

Well really it's not so much vampire vs vampire but more chiropteran vs chiropteran, since vampires die in the sun, etc.

phoenixx512 said...

this series i like literally gave it a standing obation and i watched it in 2 - 4 days ^_^ it was absolutly kickass and awesome and i lovedddd the story behind it it had a lot of twists and turns and i found myself saying ohhhh shit alot. lol loved the caracters sayas cute and hajis super hot and handsome(; best anime series ive watched and ive seen alot (:<3