5 Oct 2006
Blood The Last Vampire DVD
Blood: The Last Vampire (2000) is a Japanese anime film produced by animation studio Production I.G. and Sony's anime production arm, Aniplex. It was distributed across North America by Manga Entertainment. After the film's success as a cult hit, Sony and Production I.G built up a franchise around the film which involved games, novels, and a manga. Initially only released in Japan, the manga and novel have since seen a North American print in English.
A follow-up two-part PlayStation 2 game, produced by Sony's computer game production arm, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan, saw a Japanese-only release in 2000. It featured the same animation quality as the film, and a host of new characters. Due to the game being divided over two discs, retail sales were not as high as anticipated.
Essentially the film is a suspense/action thriller set in Japan during the fall of 1966, when the United States involvement in Vietnam has turned into a full scale conflict. The film features the story of a young girl named Saya: armed with a Japanese sword, she is sent by a mysterious "organization" to hunt down vampires that are hiding amongst the inhabitants of the Yokota U.S. Air Force Base - a small American enclave 30 km from Tokyo.
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