A baroque, bloody fantasy-adventure that stubbornly remains less than the sum of its parts.
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Handsome, well-executed film that nonetheless feels a bit long at 111 minutes. Those who are already anime fans will certainly find it stimulating; but this may not be the one to convert the uninitiated.
If you appreciate fine animation and edgy material, this blood's for you.
The animation is rich and densely detailed, the characters well defined.
Beautiful, witty and provocative, this is one genre film that ought to appeal to fans and non-fans alike.
Exciting, gory, funny and, like much of anime, a bit cheesy.
Doesn't quite scale the heights it could and should, often because of its inappropriate humor, which could be blamed on cultural mistranslation.
It's a must-see for horror buffs and anime fans; and while it lacks the haunting thematic underpinnings of "Blood The Last Vampire," -- it's a more satisfying movie-going experience.
As usual with anime features, just because it's animated doesn't mean it's for kids; heads roll and blood spurts, so know that going in, mom and dad. For the older crowd, though, it's gory and gorgeous bliss.
A genre pastiche that's fun to watch, although it's also frustrating.