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Strike the Blood (ストライク・ザ・ブラッド, Sutoraiku za Buraddo) is an anime series based on the light novels of the same name. The first season premiered on October 4, 2013. The series would later receive a two-episode OVA in 2015, titled Strike the Blood: Kingdom of the Valkyria (ストライク・ザ・ブラッド ヴァルキュリアの王国篇, Strike the Blood: Valkyria no Oukoku-hen).

A sequel titled Strike the Blood II (Strike the Blood Second) was released between Nov 23, 2016 to May 24, 2017. Unlike the first season, the sequel was released in OVA format; i.e. it did not air on television. A third season titled Strike the Blood III (Strike the Blood Third) will be released in OVA format between December 19, 2018 and September 25, 2019.

Staff

The anime is produced by Silver Link and Connect. It is directed by Hideyo Yamamoto with scripts by Hiroyuki Yoshino and character design by Keiichi Sano.

Season 1

TVアニメ『ストライク・ザ・ブラッド』ティザーPV

TVアニメ『ストライク・ザ・ブラッド』ティザーPV

Strike The Blood Promotional Video

The first season aired between October 4, 2013 and March 28, 2014 for 24 episodes. Crunchyroll streamed the anime in selected regions.[1] The first opening theme song is "Strike the Blood" by Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets, and the second opening theme is "Fight 4 Real" by ALTIMA. The first ending theme song is "Strike my soul" by Yuka Iguchi, and the second ending theme is "signal" by Kanon Wakeshima. The first season adapts volumes 1 through 6 of the original light novel series.

No. Title Original air Date
1 The Right Arm of the Saint I
"Seija no Migiude Hen Ichi" (聖者の右腕篇I)
October 4, 2013
2 The Right Arm of the Saint II
"Seija no Migiude Hen Ni" (聖者の右腕篇II)
October 11, 2013
3 The Right Arm of the Saint III
"Seija no Migiude Hen San" (聖者の右腕篇III)
October 18, 2013
4 The Right Arm of the Saint IV
"Seija no Migiude Hen Yon" (聖者の右腕篇IV)
October 25, 2013
5 From the Warlord's Empire I
"Sen'ō no Shisha Hen Ichi" (戦王の使者篇I)
November 1, 2013
6 From the Warlord's Empire II
"Sen'ō no Shisha Hen Ni" (戦王の使者篇II)
November 8, 2013
7 From the Warlord's Empire III
"Sen'ō no Shisha Hen San" (戦王の使者篇III)
November 15, 2013
8 From the Warlord's Empire IV
"Sen'ō no Shisha Hen Yon" (戦王の使者篇IV)
November 22, 2013
9 The Amphisbaena I
"Tenshi Enjō Hen Ichi" (天使炎上篇I)
November 29, 2013
10 The Amphisbaena II
"Tenshi Enjō Hen Ni" (天使炎上篇II)
December 6, 2013
11 The Amphisbaena III
"Tenshi Enjō Hen San" (天使炎上篇III)
December 13, 2013
12 The Amphisbaena IV
"Tenshi Enjō Hen Yon" (天使炎上篇IV)
December 20, 2013
13 Labyrinth of the Blue Witch I
"Aoki Majo no Meikyū Hen Ichi" (蒼き魔女の迷宮篇I)
January 10, 2014
14 Labyrinth of the Blue Witch II
"Aoki Majo no Meikyū Hen Ni" (蒼き魔女の迷宮篇II)
January 17, 2014
15 Labyrinth of the Blue Witch III
"Aoki Majo no Meikyū Hen San" (蒼き魔女の迷宮篇III)
January 24, 2014
16 Fiesta For The Observers I
"Kansokusha-tachi no Utage Hen Ichi" (観測者たちの宴篇I)
January 31, 2014
17 Fiesta For The Observers II
"Kansokusha-tachi no Utage Hen Ni" (観測者たちの宴篇II)
February 7, 2014
18 Fiesta For The Observers III
"Kansokusha-tachi no Utage Hen San" (観測者たちの宴篇III)
February 14, 2014
19 Fiesta For The Observers IV
"Kansokusha-tachi no Utage Hen Yon" (観測者たちの宴篇IV)
February 21, 2014
20 Return Of The Alchemist I
"Renkinjutsushi no Kikan Hen Ichi" (錬金術師の帰還篇I)
February 28, 2014
21 Return Of The Alchemist II
"Renkinjutsushi no Kikan Hen Ni" (錬金術師の帰還篇II)
March 7, 2014
22 Return Of The Alchemist III
"Renkinjutsushi no Kikan Hen San" (錬金術師の帰還篇III)
March 14, 2014
23 Empire Of The Dawn I
"Akatsuki no Teikoku Hen Ichi" (暁の帝国篇I)
March 21, 2014
24 Empire Of The Dawn II
"Akatsuki no Teikoku Hen Ni" (暁の帝国篇II)
March 28, 2014

OVA

ストライク・ザ・ブラッド OVA

ストライク・ザ・ブラッド OVA

Strike The Blood OVA Promotional Video

Strike the Blood: Kingdom of the Valkyria (ストライク・ザ・ブラッド ヴァルキュリアの王国篇, Strike the Blood: Valkyria no Oukoku-hen) is an OVA of the anime series. It was announced at the Dengeki Game Festival 2015.[2] The OVA is an original story written by Gakuto Mikumo, and features returning cast from the first season.[3] The opening theme song is "Little Charm Fang" by Yuka Iguchi, while the ending theme song is "Kimi wa Soliel" by Kanon Wakeshima.

Plot

The Kingdom of Aldegia and the Warlord's Empire are holding a signing ceremony to extend their mutual non-aggression treaty. While La Folia is with them, Kojou does not anticipate meeting them as they are busy with work. However, an evil terrorist plot threatens the signing ceremony, and it is up to Kojou and Yukina to stop them from succeeding.

Episodes

No. Title Original air date
OVA 1 "Kingdom of the Valkyria I"
"Varukyuria no Ōkoku Zenpen" (ヴァルキュリアの王国 前篇)
November 25, 2015
OVA 2 "Kingdom of the Valkyria II"
"Varukyuria no Ōkoku Kouhen" (ヴァルキュリアの王国 後篇)
December 23, 2015

Strike the Blood II

『ストライク・ザ・ブラッド』OVAⅡ PV

『ストライク・ザ・ブラッド』OVAⅡ PV

Strike The Blood II Promotional Video

Strike the Blood II is the second season of the anime series. The sequel was announced on August 2016 with returning cast and staff, as well as new cast members.[4] The 8 episode OVA was released between November 23, 2016 and May 24, 2017. The opening theme song is "Blood on the EDGE" by Kishida Kyodan and The Akeboshi Rockets, and the ending theme song is "Fortune Number 0405" by Risa Taneda. The sequel adapted volumes 9, 11 & 12 of the light novels.

No. Title Original air date
OVA 1 "Swords-Shaman of Shadow I"
"Kuro no Ken'nagi-hen Ⅰ" (黒の剣巫篇Ⅰ)
November 23, 2016
"Swords-Shaman of Shadow II"
"Kuro no Ken'nagi-hen Ⅱ" (黒の剣巫篇Ⅱ)
OVA 2 "Swords-Shaman of Shadow III"
"Kuro no Ken'nagi-hen Ⅲ" (黒の剣巫篇Ⅲ)
December 23, 2016
"The 4th Primogenitor on the run I"
"Tōbō no Dai yon Shinso-hen Ⅰ" (逃亡の第四真祖篇Ⅰ)
OVA 3 "The 4th Primogenitor on the run II"
"Tōbō no Dai yon Shinso-hen Ⅱ" (逃亡の第四真祖篇Ⅱ)
March 29, 2017
"Knight of Sinful God I"
"Kyūshin no Kishi-hen Ⅰ" (咎神の騎士篇Ⅰ)
OVA 4 "Knight of Sinful God II"
"Kyūshin no Kishi-hen Ⅱ" (咎神の騎士篇Ⅱ)
May 24, 2017
"Knight of Sinful God III"
"Kyūshin no Kishi-hen Ⅲ" (咎神の騎士篇Ⅲ)

Strike the Blood III

ストライク・ザ・ブラッドⅢ PV

ストライク・ザ・ブラッドⅢ PV

Strike the Blood III Promotional Video

Strike the Blood III is the third season of the anime series. It was first announced on March 2018,[5] with returning cast and staff.[6] Further news revealed more cast members and release dates.[7] The opening theme song is Blood and Emotions by Kishida Kyodan and the Akeboshi Rockets, while the ending theme song is LOVE STOIC by Risa Taneda.

No. Title Original air date
Vol. 1 "Tartaros-Roses I"
"Tarutarosu no bara I" (タルタロスの薔薇篇 I)
December 19, 2018
"Tartaros-Roses II"
"Tarutarosu no bara II" (タルタロスの薔薇篇 II)
Vol. 2 "Tartaros-Roses III"
"Tarutarosu no bara III" (タルタロスの薔薇篇 III)
March 27, 2019
"The Time Of My Life I"
"Ōgon no hibi I" (黄金の日々篇 I)
Vol. 3 "The Time Of My Life II"
"Ogon no hibi II"
May 29, 2019
"The Time Of My Life III"
"Ogon no hibi III"
Vol. 4 "The War Of Original Vampires I"
(真祖大戦篇 I)
July 24, 2019
TBA
Vol. 5 TBA September 25, 2019
TBA

References

  1. Crunchyroll Adds "Strike the Blood" and "Nagi no Asukara" Anime. Crunchyroll (Oct 4, 2013). Retrieved on 2018-08-09.
  2. Strike the Blood Gets Original Video Anime in 2015. Anime News Network (Mar 15, 2015). Retrieved on 2018-08-09.
  3. Strike The Blood Video Anime's Promo Video, Theme Song Artists Revealed. Anime News Network (Aug 14, 2015). Retrieved on 2018-08-09.
  4. New Strike the Blood Video Anime's Promo Video Reveals Title, New Cast, Staff. Anime News Network (Aug 15, 2016). Retrieved on 2018-08-10.
  5. Strike the Blood Gets 3rd Original Video Anime Season. Anime News Network (Mar 9, 2018). Retrieved on 2018-08-10.
  6. Strike the Blood III Original Video Anime Season Confirms Returning Cast, Staff. Anime News Network (Mar 9, 2018). Retrieved on 2018-08-10.
  7. Strike the Blood III's Promo Video Reveals OVA Will Have 5 Home Video Releases. Anime News Network (Oct 6, 2018). Retrieved on 2018-10-07.

Navigation

Strike the Blood
Light Novel
Volume 1 - Volume 2 - Volume 3 - Volume 4 - Volume 5 - Volume 6 - Volume 7 - Volume 8 - Volume 9 - Volume 10 - Volume 11 - Volume 12 - Volume 13 - Volume 14 - Volume 15 - Volume 16 - Volume 17 - Volume 18 - Volume 19 - Volume 20
APPEND 1 - APPEND 2
Manga
Volume 1 - Volume 2 - Volume 3 - Volume 4 - Volume 5 - Volume 6 - Volume 7 - Volume 8 - Volume 9 - Volume 10
Anime
Strike the Blood Episode 1 - Episode 2 - Episode 3 - Episode 4 - Episode 5 - Episode 6 - Episode 7 - Episode 8 - Episode 9 - Episode 10 - Episode 11 - Episode 12 - Episode 13 - Episode 14 - Episode 15 - Episode 16 - Episode 17 - Episode 18 - Episode 19 - Episode 20 - Episode 21 - Episode 22 - Episode 23 - Episode 24
OVA Episode 1 - Episode 2
Strike the Blood II Episode 1 - Episode 2 - Episode 3 - Episode 4 - Episode 5 - Episode 6 - Episode 7 - Episode 8
Strike the Blood III Episode 1 - Episode 2 - Episode 3 - Episode 4 - Episode 5 - Episode 6 - Episode 7 - Episode 8 - Episode 9 - Episode 10
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