RUMOR: "Strike the Blood" Event Kindles Hopes For Additional Anime

Fans anticipate an announcement with the release of the next volume on May 10, 2016


Japanese fans who attended a recent event for Strike the Blood - a light novel series by Gakuto Mikumo involving vampires, monsters, and high school students - are excited at the possibility that more Strike the Blood anime adaptations may be on the way.



Although no official announcement has yet been made, a major piece of Strike the Blood news is rumored be included on the "obi" paper cover of the 15th volume of the Strike the Blood light novel series, which will be published in Japan on May 10, 2016. Fans speculate that a 2nd TV series or another OAV adaptation may be on the way.



Strike the Blood was adapted into a 2013 TV anime with direction by Takao Sano and Hideo Yamamoto and animation by Silver Link and Connect. The same team also made a 2 episode OAV adaptation in 2015. The TV series is available via streaming on Crunchyroll and on North American home video from Discotek Media. Crunchyroll describes the series as follows:

"The fourth Progenitor is the most powerful vampire once thought to exist only in the world of legends. Yet when it appears in Japan, the government for some reason chooses an apprentice "sword shaman", Yukina Himeragi, to observe and obliterate it. Bewildered by the disproportionate task and its specific details, Yukina arrives at the Demon District of Itogami-jima to watch Akatsuki Kojo, and a student at a private high school on Itogami-jima."






Paul Chapman is the host of The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast and GME! Anime Fun Time.

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