A 2011 anime/manga series and 2012 film produced in collaboration by Studio Production I.G and manga creators CLAMP. This is Production I.G's second anime series related to the Blood franchise, the first being Blood+, which aired in 2005–2006. An animated film, Blood-C: The Last Dark was released in Japanese theatres on June 2, 2012. The first part of the Blood series is Blood: The Last Vampire.


Saya Kisaragi is a seemingly-normal girl who is overly clumsy and kind. She lives with her father, the head of her hometown's shrine, and learns the "art of the sword" from him. She has to fight against the "Ancient Ones", a saga of monsters who menace her peaceful town, with a sword left by her missing mother. However, as she fights against them, she learns more things about who she really is and her real mission. The series is set in the same world as the other installments of the Blood saga, but features a completely different story and setting.


The anime was announced in the May 2011 issue of Shōnen Ace magazine where it would be revealed as a collaboration between Studio Production I.G and the manga creator group CLAMP. CLAMP was in charge of creating the story and original character designs while Production I.G handled the animation. The anime is published by Aniplex and directed by Tsutomu Mizushima with Junichi Fujisaku, who previously worked on Blood: The Last Vampire and Blood+, as creative supervisor. Nanase Ohkawa also supervises the scripts and co-writing them with Fujisaku while Kazuchika Kise is adapting CLAMP's character designs for animation and Naoki Sato is composing the music. The opening theme is "spiral" performed by Dustz, while the ending theme is "Junketsu Paradox" (純潔パラドックス Junketsu Paradokkusu?) performed by Nana Mizuki. Aniplex, Dentsu, Dwango, Kadokawa Shoten and MBS were also involved in the production of the series. The anime aired between July 8, 2011 and September 30, 2011 on MBS and TBS and was also simulcast in North America and the United Kingdom on Nico Nico. At Anime Expo 2012, Funimation Entertainment announced that they have licensed the anime series and The Last Dark film. Madman Entertainment has licensed the anime series and the film in Australia.

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