Who would have thought that over a decade after its first release, Blood: The Last Vampire would have turned into such a giant media franchise? Aside from the original fifty-minute film, there's now a live-action film, a two-season TV series, a slew of tie-in novels and manga, and now a whole new sub-franchise created by the original studio, Production I.G, in conjunction with manga creators CLAMP: Blood-C.
Blood-C uses ideas and situations from the original Blood: The Last Vampire, but deploys them in an entirely different story -- and with a radically different look as well. In it, young Saya lives in a village somewhere in Japan's countryside, where she attends school, works as a shrine maiden at her father's shrine ... and also hunts monsters by night with the aid of a sacred sword. But not everything -- well, all right, nothing is as it really seems ...
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