2005 TV-MA 2 seasons


2005 TV-MA 2 seasons
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Even while suffering from amnesia, teenager Sayo Otanashi still has the wherewithal to fight the blood-sucking hordes who threaten to overtake Japan. This edgy anime series combines both hand-drawn and computer-generated animation.
Eri Kitamura, Kari Wahlgren, Katsuyuki Konishi, Crispin Freeman, Hiroyuki Yoshino, Juurouta Kosugi, Christopher Nissley, Akiko Yajima, Ami Koshimizu, Olivia Hack, Koji Tsujitani, Dave Wittenberg, Hideyuki Umezu, Steve Blum, Ben Diskin
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2

Summary of Season 1 (2005) - 5 discs

In this groundbreaking adventure anime, teen amnesiac Sayo Otanashi is determined to destroy the shape-shifting bloodsuckers that have plagued Japan for centuries, but to do so, she'll have to recover her memory. Blending computer-generated and hand-drawn animation with a gorgeous musical score from Academy Award winner Hans Zimmer, the 25 episodes included here feature action, horror and suspense aplenty.
Full Screen 1.33:1
English, French, Korean
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Japanese: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
TV-MA - This program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17.
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this anime series is extremely violent and often scary. Vampire-like monsters hunt men, women, and children, killing them with their sharp teeth and extra-long claws; blood also spurts out of decapitated victims' throats. The young female protagonist masterfully wields a sword, slashing both beasts and men, and many tense moments are accentuated with spooky music. The protagonist and other young female characters are also sexualized; wear ultra-short skirts; and sometimes talk about not eating to avoid getting fat.

Sexual Content

Schoolgirl skirts are super short and sometimes flip up to reveal underwear. Teen girl body parts get lots of attention. In one episode, an older man kisses the schoolgirl protagonist romantically.


Ultra-exaggerated, gory anime violence. Heads are chopped off and bodies impaled, and there's gunfire, sword-wielding, military scenes, and fields of dead bodies.


Pretty mild, mostly of the "hell" and "damn" variety.

Social Behavior

The protagonist is an athletic, sweet young woman with super powers, which conveys the idea that women and girls can be strong and powerful. But the she's also sexualized to an extent, and romantic encounters happen to her rather than engaging her as an active participant. In one scene, a schoolgirl complains that "I just look at pizza and gain three pounds!"


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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