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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Blood: The Last Vampire

The Sydney (Australia) Morning Herald reviews the anime Blood: The Last Vampire:

eighing in at 45 minutes, this slim anime from the producers of Ghost in the Shell has impressive production values, with well-rendered 3D backgrounds and atmospheric settings. On the eve of the Vietnam War, teenaged slayer Saya hunts down the shape-shifting monsters that are haunting Japan, their latest target an American army base on the night of their Halloween party. Saya is deployed by an unidentified organisation and it transpires that she is the last of an original race of vampires. The plotline is way too short and linear to engender much suspense but hints at a curious conspiracy involving the American presence in post-World War II Japan.
Going into my Netflix queue.


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