Strike the Blood anime series officially marked its end on July 29, 2022. The final 2 episodes of the fifth season, titled “Strike the Blood Final‘, were released today on the second volume on Blu-ray/DVD. The first 2 episodes of the season aired on March 30, 2022.
Strike the Blood Final it only had 4 episodes and the anime was originally supposed to end on June 29, 2022 before it was postponed. Strike the Blood anime series first aired in 2013, starting with season 1. However, subsequent seasons came out via OVA setups, releasing 2 episodes every 3 months via Blu-ray/DVD. Since the anime series spawned multiple OVA episodes and the waiting period for each episode took some time, it might be a little confusing for others how to watch it chronologically. You can check the chronological order of Strike the Blood series below:
- Strike the Blood
- Strike the Blood: Kingdom of the Valkyria
- Strike the Blood II
- Strike the Blood III
- Strike the Blood: Kieta Seisō-hen
- Strike the Blood IV
- Strike the Blood Final
Each season adapts the light novel volumes chronologically. Strike the Blood Final adapts the 22nd and final volume of the light novel series. You can watch the commercial promoting the last 2 episodes of the anime series below:
The video features Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets’ song “Akatsuki no Kaleido Blood”, which is also the opening theme for Strike the Blood IV. Before that, the group also performed the opening songs for the previous seasons of Strike the Blood, High School of the Dead, gate, and more. The previously announced new character Ladli Ren, who is voiced by Megumi Han, also appeared in the video. She is the sister of the anime’s antagonist, Shafriar Ren.
The anime is based on Gakuto MikumoStrike the Blooda series of light novels. ASCII Media Works serialized it with Manyako’s illustrations from 2011 to 2020. The light novel had a total of 22 main volumes and 2 side stories. The same publisher published a manga adaptation by Tate for Dengeki Daioh from 2012 to 2016 and had a total of 10 volumes in circulation. Yen Press licensed original Strike the Blood series of light novels in English and describes the plot as:
He never asked for this power.
Koju Akatsuki was an ordinary high school boy, but that was before he became the Fourth Progenitor, the most powerful vampire of all time. Worse, he doesn’t even remember how it happened. High schooler Yukina Himeragi, meanwhile, is the Attack Mage sent to watch over him and stop him if he gets out of hand. But was it really a good idea to send a cute girl to watch over a huge powerful vampire boy whose abilities activate when he gets aroused? And on an artificial island inhabited by all manner of demonic individuals, each with their own Fourth Progenitor designs –?!
source: Official site
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