Strength in the anime is very diverse. In addition to the ability of a “standard” such as using elements of water, fire, and so on, there is also an anime character who can manipulate the blood of both his own blood, other people, and surrounding areas.
1 – Esidisi (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 2: Battle Tendency)
Esidisi is one of the Pillar Men, and one of the antagonists in the series Battle Tendency. He is Pillar Man with the second highest rank after Kars. His name is inspired by the Australian rock band, AC / DC. As a Pillar Man, Esidisi can only die if his brain is destroyed. Flame Mode is the mainstay Esidisi stance, using Flame Mode where he can increase his body temperature to heat the blood to 500 degrees Celsius and then threw it out, melt anything that affected his blood.
2 – Arystar Krory III (D.Gray-Man)
Arystar Krory or Aleister Crowley and the Exorcist III is Anggita European Branch of the Black Order. Krory is a baron who spent most of his life by hiding in the palace of his grandfather, and is believed by residents of nearby villages as a vampire. Krory can use the blood to cover part of his body, especially on his hands, with blood hardens to protect the body and increase their power.
3 – Crona (Soul Eater)
Crona is a dangerous antagonist in Soul Eater who was raised by a witch Medusa. Endowed with the Black Blood, Crona unorthodox fighting style but deadly. Crona also the sword that is reliable and holds the only sword demon in Soul Eater, Ragnarok. Crona blood has been completely replaced by Black Blood protecting Crona of attacks and give a healing effect. After absorbing Kishin Asura, strength and control rapidly increasing blood Crona.
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Fighting with their own blood.
Fighting with their own blood.
I started this blog because I realised that there are a lot of characters that can use their own blood as weapons, also called blood manipulation. I'll talk about my favourite characters who control and use their own blood to fight their battles. Hope you guys like it.
There is no ranking to this.
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Anyone familiar with Kekkai sensen they'll see that Libra's fighters all use blood as weapons, my favourite one of them (and also he is the favourite for a lot of people for being hysterical and awesome), Zapp Renfro. His techniques in using his own blood as weapons and traps is astonishing, he can use his own blood as a sword, or make threads with it and flame it all up as a trail, or strangle enemies and fuck them up as much as possible.
He's definitely worth being in the list for being an awesome fighter and blood manipulator.
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Soul Eater was the second manga I've ever seen, and I really liked Chrona for being able to use her black blood in a really Over Powered way.
Her body was infused with the black blood, and now she has multiple entities in her body who protect her, she can use the black blood to make the sword "Ragnarok" which is a pretty fucking overpowered sword, like wtf.
The black blood can also harden the user's body so that the damage taken wouldn't be fatal.
It can also heal her body, so the black blood is one of the best and most overpowered weaponanry I've ever seen.
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I don't think I even have to explain this one. I mean for real, who is unfamiliar with Tokyo ghoul? If you don't know who Ken Kaneki is, just gtfo of AA.
So Kaneki is one hell of a blood manipulator, his Rinkaku kagune is clearly one of the best.
At first it was so thick and big (that's what she said haha... I am lame). Anywho he couldn't control it at first but by time it started getting easier and easier to control and then he ate the Owl's kakuhoh, so he had mouth and eyes on his kagune.
He becomes more and more powerful by time and becoming one hell of a ghoul.
Becoming a master of using his Kagune that he was even more powerful than natural born Ghouls!! Which is an amazing development of how he became a useless crying bitch to a real uncontrollable bad ass.
Oh and its technically not blood, its the Red child cells that flows inside of Kaneki's body, similar to blood, the cells can be used as weapons for fighting.
Last but not least.
Dead man wonderland, one of the best mangas I've ever read that it made me read it more than twice before.
Of course the most bad ass character there is Senji of course.
Controlling his own blood to make FUCKING HAND SCYTHES!! How tf is that not awesome? Anyone who disagree with me is just... The lamest person I've ever seen.
The way he cuts his arm to open the scythes and then fucks up everyone in less than a second using his own blood is astonishing and pure badass.
He is also smart about using them, he can extent the scythes making them fast and swifts to cut the people easily.
His branch of sin is just the most amazing and awesome one of all of them.
These are all my favourite characters ever, they deserve to be called the most awesome and overpowered characters in any anime series.
Its been long since I made a blog like that, so I hope you guys like it and actually read it.
Cya next time. ^.^
Wei Zhijun - Darker than Black
Mirai Kuriyama - Kyoukai no Kanata
(Its just that I didn't watch these anime's so I cant mention them here, even though they seem really cool)
Anime / Blood+
Hagi and Saya,with a Chiropteran in the background.Saya Otonashi is seemingly an Ordinary High-School Studentin Okinawa, aside from her amnesia and anemia. All she wants is to compete in track and spend time with her American adopted father George and her (also adopted) brothers, moody Kai and innocent Riku. However, Saya's world changes forever when she's attacked by a Chiropteran, a hulking, bat-like humanoid monster. This prompts a rescue by Hagi, a mysterious, handsome stoicwho seems devoted to protecting Saya. Hagi kisses Saya, forces her to drink his blood, then gives Saya a sword coated with her own blood. This event causes a strange transformation in Saya; her eyes glow red and she becomes a fighting machine, quickly killing the Chiropteran. Afterwards, answers are refused while even more strange accidents occur all around Saya; eventually, she is forced into leaving her home to help a secret organization called Red Shield stop a mysterious entity only known as Diva. However, not everything is black and white, and Saya soon begins to doubt her reasons to fight, her allies, and her own humanity.
Blood+ is a 50 episode long anime which is loosely based on the OAV Blood: The Last Vampire; the film and the series share the basic premise, the characters of Saya, David and Lewis (all of whom are re-imagined in Blood+), and the Chiropterans, but otherwise have little in common.
In 2017, a sequel was released in the form of a Light Novel titled Blood# (Blood Sharp) by Production I.G. and Junichi Fujisaku. It takes place several years after the end of the anime.
If you are even remotely interested in watching the series for yourself without any spoilers, stop reading NOW. Most spoilers are covered,but a decent amount aren't.Seriously,don'tscroll down the page. Don't even think about Googling the series name or checking out the subpages until you are finished watching the series either. You Have Been Warned.
- Affably Evil: Solomon may be one of Diva's henchmen, but he's a pretty decent guy overall. He's a peace loving person, and actually cares for his chiropteran "brothers." Nathan as well; in fact, he's more affable than evil.
- All Love Is Unrequited: Solomon for Saya, Karl for Diva and then Saya, possibly Kai for Saya, Mao for Kai (at first). The list goes on.
- Alternate Continuity: The series' relationship to Blood: The Last Vampire. Also, the manga's relationship to the series.
- Always Identical Twins: Chiropteran queens are always born in pairs, one sporting red eyes and the other blue. Aside from that, they're completely identical.
- Ambition Is Evil:
- Collins' entire reason for betraying the Red Shield for Diva's group was because he wanted to make his findings about chiropterans public, which the Red Shield refused to let him do.
- Everything Amshel does is because of his desire to find out everything he possibly can about chiropterans, and if that means overstepping all kinds of moral bounds and nearly causing The End of the World as We Know It, it's a small price to pay.
- America Saves the Day: Subverted; though many of the central characters are Americans, the American military and government as a whole is not depicted as benevolent or well intentioned.
- Anti-Villain: Solomon is the most obvious example. Nathan also can be seen this way, though really his true motivations and goals are so murky that he's pretty hard to pin down.
- Armies Are Evil: Especially the Americans...
- Arm Cannon: A biological variant. The Schiff and people with Schiff limbs grafted on can launch crystal spikes.
- Artificial Limbs: Karl got a mechanical replacement for his injured right arm after The Vietnam War. Later on he and James would get Schiff limbs attached to replace limbs they had amputated.
- Art Shift: The third opening sequence.
- Asshole Victim: After learning what Joel I did to Diva - locking her up without human contact and treating her like an animal for decades - it's hard to feel sorry for him when Diva kills him in revenge.
- Audible Sharpness: When Saya primes her katana with blood
- Babies Ever After: Julia in the finale
- Badass Adorable: Lulu wields an oversized axe and fights monsters with ease, but is still a young girl who likes watching children's cartoons.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: Chevaliers in general and David. Considering how often these clothes get destroyed, one wonders how much of their budget Red Shield and Cinq Fleche earmark for new suits.
- Badass Longcoat: Hagi in "City of Nightwalkers"
- Badass Normal: Kai, David, Lewis.
- Bait-and-Switch Credits: The fourth opening features a battle of Saya, Moses and Haji against James inside what seems to be an abandoned building. The actual fight actually happens in the streets of New York, and Solomon is the one who aids Saya and Haji, since Moses died two episodes before such fight happened. James also noticeable presents his true arms (which by that time he already lost during the Christina Island fight) instead of the Schiff ones he had during the battle.
- Battle Couple: Hagi and Saya. They also share at least one Back-to-Back Badasses pose.
- Bavarian Fire Drill: How Okamura planned on infiltrating the Cinq Fleches dance, by abusing his press pass and looking like he was supposed to be there. It didn't work.
- Bee People: The Chiropteran 'Queen' reigns over her drone-esque Chevaliers.
- Been There, Shaped History: Though they didn't directly influence it, both the Red Shield and Diva's group were involved in the Vietnam War.
- Beethoven Was an Alien Spy: Grigori Rasputin and Martin Bormann were Diva's Chevaliers.
- Berserk Mode: Saya during the Vietnam War. Turns out it's not wise to wake a Chiropteran queen early from her long hibernation mode.
- Big Apple Sauce: The final ten or so episodes, as well as Saya and Diva's final showdown, are set in New York City.
- Big Brother Instinct:
- Big Damn Heroes: Hagi pulls this off quite a bit with Saya.
- Big Eater: Both Lewis and—believe it or not—Saya
- Big Fun: Lewis again: a big Jamaican guy with a lighthearted attitude who always seems to bring up the mood, even in the most depressing of situations. He's easily one of the most likeable characters in the show.
- Big, Screwed-Up Family: Diva and her Chevaliers, which is a sharp contrast to Saya's relationships with her family and later the Schiff.
- Bishōnen: Hagi and Solomon. Kai also counts.
- Bittersweet Ending: True, Diva is defeated and the Chiropteran threat is ended; Saya's nieces will receive a healthy and loving human upbringing courtesy of Kai rather than being brought up to be monsters like Diva was, and Saya can finally live her life without fighting and killing. It's even implied that Hagi also survived the bombing of the Met and will rejoin her. Unfortunately, she'll have to go through thirty years of hibernation first, and will miss out on a lot of the lives of her family and friends in the process.
- Black-and-Grey Morality: Diva and her group vs. the Red Shield.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: Solomon's signature weapon; played with in that the blade is his arm.
- Blood Is the New Black/Blood-Splattered Warrior: Saya. Seriously, you could count the number of times she hasn't been drenched in her foes' blood or her own on one hand.
- Body Horror: Humans transforming into Chiroptera and/or Chevaliers, and the effects of the Thorn. Also, the Vietnamese test subjects.
- Bodyguard Crush: Hagi's love for Saya even when he wasn't technically her bodyguard.
- Boisterous Bruiser: George. He even punched a Chiropteran in the face!
- Boomerang Bigot: Saya has little more than disdain for most other Chiropterans despite being one herself. Shown more prominently in the manga; she even explicitly tells Riku, her own little brother, that she's going to eventually kill him just for being a Chiropteran.
- Bookends: The first and last episodes have Saya talking to Julia while getting blood transfusions, Kai and Saya on a motorcycle, and Kai seeing Haji and Saya kiss
- Bratty Half-Pint: Hagi when he first met Saya. Granted those circumstances would make anybody grumpy.
- Break the Cutie:
- Saya gets broken twice thanks to her amnesia.
- And how about Riku? Sucks to be him.
- Also, Hagi. Through a flashback, it is shown that the reason he went from being somewhat stoic to made of stone was because his blood turned his One True Love and reason for living into a murdering psychopath who forgot who he was and cut his arm off during her rampage.
- Breather Episode: The return to Okinawa after Vietnam and the shopping trip in New York.
- Bring My Red Jacket: Saya constantly wears a dark red leather coat after the Time Skip.
- BrotherSister Incest: Kai has a definite thing for Saya, though nothing ever comes of it. And granted, they're Not Blood Related, but still.
- Brown Note: Diva's singing can get deadly under the right circumstances
- But Not Too Foreign: A non-human example. Saya was born and raised in France, but can easily pass herself off as a native Okinawan.
- Call-Back: In the beginning, David ruthlessly beats up Kai, who attacks him out of mere instinct, to show the Crapsack World Chiropteran survivors and their fighters live in. During David's Heroic BSoD, Kai returns the favor and says the exact same words.
- Cain and Abel: Diva and Saya are twins that become this as a result of Joel I's experiments. Shortly after their birth, Joel separates the twins, choosing to raise Saya as his own daughter and lock Diva in a tower. Whereas Saya is raised in a wealthy household and sees humans as equals, Diva grows up neglected and sees humans as torturers. When Saya meets Diva and lets her out, Diva brutally kills Joel and his household, triggering a conflict between the two sisters that lasts for over a century.
- Camp: Karl's Phantom costume.
- Camp Gay: Nathan is the gayest thing since gay came to Gaytown: voice, wardrobe, hair, he is a fashion designer, he works in musical theater. And yet it's revealed that he's one of the most powerful Chiropterans in the series; even Amshel doesn't dare push him too far.
- Casting Gag:
- Central Theme: Family is made up of people who love each other in spite of their faults, not blood relations.
- Character Development: Kai evolves from an Emo Teen to a mature, confident hero. Saya and Hagi get a bit as well.
- Child by Rape: Diva becomes pregnant after raping Riku.
- Children Are Innocent: Riku. Face it, if Kai was the one who had his blood drained by Diva and became Saya's Chevalier only to get raped and killed by Diva, it wouldn't be quite as traumatic for the cast or the audience.
- Clone Army: The Corpse Corps are clones of the Schiff Moses.
- Concert Kiss: Happens between Hagi and Saya.
- Cool Boat: Red Shield's headquarters.
- Corporate Conspiracy: Cinq Flèches is ostensibly a mere pharmaceutical corporation, but also deals in food production and genetic engineering — both of which they use to turn humans into chiropterans via GM food.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Amshel Goldsmith and Van Argiano.
- Crapsack World: Wherever you are, a nearly Nigh-Invulnerable Chiropteran could appear and attack you. Whether hiding as a person you know or out in the open at night. If you're lucky, one of them could be a Chevailer of an Evil Diva who runs rampant when she's awake. Furthermore, you yourself could turn into a Chiropteran just by taking an everyday food produced by a massive Mega-Corp run by these things. Worse yet, they have the full backing from the U.S. military who will do their best to eliminate you if you get too close. If you're lucky to survive, your only way of fighting them is Saya, who will only side with you normally every thirty years. The other option is Red Shield, which is reluctant to accept those who slow their fight against the Chiropterans. If you want a simpler description of this world, try fighting David with mere instinct, then have him mercilessly beat you up for it.
- Creepy Child: Err, well creepy Vietnamese children who were exposed to Delta 67. The end result was mini chiropterans.
- David Versus Goliath: Diva's Chevaliers are more powerful than Saya's as the former receive more blood.
- Deadly Dodging: Standard fare whenever two Chevaliers fight. Hagi and Karl's first fight in particular.
- Deus ex Machina: The final battle with James. Sure, it makes sense that he would be afflicted by Thorn with his Schiff grafts, but the timing was just a little too convenient for our heroes...
- Diagonal Cut: How Saya dispatched a lot of Chiropterans over the course of the series.
- Drama-Preserving Handicap: For her final confrontation with Diva, Saya was being gradually weakened since she was starting to enter her hibernation cycle. If not for that her superior fighting skills would have ended the fight in seconds.
- Dress Hits Floor: The pivotal scene between Diva and Riku in the episode 'Boy Meets Girl', starts with Diva doing this.
- Drowning My Sorrows: David, after the Moral Event Horizon tragedy listed below
- Dub-Induced Plot Hole: In the original, at the Zoo, when Kai is persuading Saya to save Riku, he says that, without Riku, he would be all alone. Saya repeats this back to him, with the implication clearly being "What am I, chopped liver?". Later in the series, Kai apologizes to Saya for what he said to her at the Zoo; this apology is preserved in the dub. Except he said nothing of the kind in the dub, instead stating that it would be better for Riku to be alive than dead, so English-speaking viewers are understandably confused as to why he is apologizing.
- Dude, She's Like, in a Coma!: A gender inverted example. Julia kisses David this way while he's injured at a hospital.
- Dying as Yourself: George asks Saya to finish him off before the Delta 67 in his system completely turns him into a Chiropteran.
- Eagleland Flavor 2: The American government is just downright EEEEVIL in this one. Which is funny, considering how many of the good guys are American.
- Even the Guys Want Him: In the novels Kai muses to himself that even guys like him wouldn't be able to deny how attractive Hagi is.
- Extreme Doormat: Hagi, until late in the series. All of the Chevaliers appear to be Extreme Doormats, but they actually aren't. Ultimately, Hagi wants to fulfill Saya's wish, but he doesn't coddle to her every whim and is perfectly capable of disagreeing with her in order to protect her. The other Chevaliers are almost the opposite. They spoil Diva by giving her every little thing she wants, but they are primarily motivated by selfishness and continually manipulate her for their own benefit.
- Eye Scream: Hagi stabs a Chiropteran in the eye in the first episode.
- FaceHeel Turn: Dr. Collins betrays Red Shield to work for Cinq Fléches, taking Julia with him. Julia eventually  rejoins Red Shield, with some prodding from David.
- Face Stealer: Chevaliers and Queens have the ability to take the form of somebody whose blood they have drunk. Diva uses it for extra Squick when she goes around looking like Riku.
- Fantastic Racism: James' hatred of the Schiff. Particularly ironic, given that he is a black American. Becomes even more ironic when James is saved from certain death...by replacing most of his body with Schiff parts. Of course, this makes it worse; self-hatred makes him lash out, and he blames the Schiff for the fact that Diva is disgusted with James's own Schiff transplants.
- Feed the Mole: Amshel tells Solomon Diva will be at Christina Island to shoot a video in a week. The latter told Red Shield, who arrived on the island. By that time, Diva left the island. James was waiting for them.
- Flash Back: Many scattered throughout the series, with a few episodes flashing back to Saya and Hagi's past.
- Flash Step: Chevaliers, Queens, the Schiff and Corpse Corps.
- Flechette Storm: Karl's Schiff arm allows him to rapidly fire huge spikes from his hand.
- Fluffy the Terrible: The Delta-67 strain Chiropterans are referred to as "mice".
- For Science!: Amshel's ultimate motivation behind being Diva's Chevalier and the Delta-67 project is because he wants to better study Chiropterans.
- For Want of a Nail: Saya and Diva are twin sisters. Joel raised Saya like a daughter, whereas Amshel kept Diva locked in a tower, treating her like an experiment. When Saya receives this history lesson, she can't help but sympathize with Diva, knowing full well that they could just as easily wound up with their roles switched.
- Freudian Excuse: Diva's so fucked up because she spent her life as a test subject locked in a tower. And only received anything like human contact from a person that saw her as a specimen. Her feud with Saya stems from the fact that she seeks revenge for how their adoptive father, the first Joel Goldschmidt, callously neglected her at the same time he raised Saya in freedom and luxury.
- Gender-Blender Name: One of the girls at the orphanage is named Javier, which is actually a Spanish masculine name (a variation of Xavier).
- Go-Go Enslavement: After losing consciousness because of a fight, Saya is abducted by Solomon and stripped of her clothes in her sleep. He claims it was because they were ruined. However, he gives her a nice gown after she does wake up.
- Go Out with a Smile: Diva's dying act is to smile at and caress her cocoons of her unborn daughters.
- Good Colors, Evil Colors: Inverted, red is Saya's color and blue is Diva's
- Good Old Ways: Hagi, and Riku once he becomes Saya's Chevalier, if only in clothing styles.
- Good Is Not Nice: David certainly counts, at least early on. He beats Kai senseless to teach him a lesson on what kind of world they live in and forces Saya to fight despite full knowledge that it's tearing her apart.
- Good Thing You Can Heal!: Sapient Chiropterans in general. Saya takes advantage of it in a battle against Karl running herself through to stab Karl and poison him with her blood. Diva once got shot on purpose just so Amshel would buy her a new dress. And Hagi seems to get Impaled with Extreme Prejudice at least every other fight.
- Gut Punch: In Episode 32, benignly titled "Boy Meets Girl", Diva and Karl attack the Red Shield HQ, Diva rapes and kills Riku, traumatizing both the cast and the audience, and Red Shield is destroyed. As we see in subsequent episodes, Joel is rendered a paraplegic, David turns to drinking, Saya runs off with Hagi and becomes emotionally distant, and Kai is forced to really grow up. This is made even worse, not only by the Hope Spot in the opening of the episode, but the fact that Riku was saved from the brink of death only a few episodes previously. The series was by no means fluffy, light-hearted fare beforehand, but it took a distinctly darker tone at this point.
- Guns Are Worthless:
- Bullets might slow a Chiropteran down, but to kill them you need Saya — or at least her blood. Beheading and incineration also work, but these aren't exactly things that can be accomplished with firearms, and are generally nigh-impossible for ordinary humans to pull off anyway. Encasing them in concrete and sinking them to the bottom of the ocean seems to be the preferred method of dealing with them semi-permanently. Of course, this only works if you can manage to trap them into a strong cage before pouring in the concrete.
- With the ignition rounds that Kai uses after the Time Skip, they become slightly less useless in a fight.
- Happily Adopted:
- Saya, Kai and Riku when living with George. Too bad it didn't last.
- In the epilogue, Diva's children are living with Kai.
- Happiness in Slavery: For at least the first 2/3 of the show, Haji embodies this trope perfectly: a servant that is completely and utterly loyal to his master, because as a chevalier he's biologically hardwired that way. Then it turns out that chevaliers can betray their queens and abandon them without remorse; Haji is simply that devoted to Saya.
- Healing Factor: Saya's wounds are known to heal exceedingly fast, along with Hagi- though their rapid healing rate is only based on the amount of blood they consume. i.e. Saya's wounds will heal more rapidly after drinking human or Hagi's blood, and Hagi's wounds will heal after drinking human blood.
- HeelFace Turn: The Schiff, and later Solomon Goldsmith.
- Heroic BSoD: Saya and David, after Diva's mid-series Moral Event Horizon moment. David spends the Time Skip and several episodes after it as a drunken mess, and Saya attempts to distance herself from her friends and family to avoid the pain of losing any more loved ones. Both eventually snap out of it.
- Heroic Willpower: Saya managed to hold back her approaching hibernation cycle long enough to kill Diva and return to Okinawa.
- He's Back!: David, after he's finished drowning his sorrows.
- Hero Secret Service: Red Shield for Saya.
- Hope Spot: Saya, Kai, and Riku play a game of catch as the sun sets. They talk about going home to Okinawa together, when all is said and done. Moments later, Diva shows up and... ohGod...
- I Am Not Left-Handed: Hagideliberately keeps the full extent of his Chevalier abilities in check because of Saya's horror when she first saw him use them, but will go all-out when the situation demands it.
- I Cannot Self-Terminate: Saya, resulting in her promise with Hagi.
- Idiot Ball: Early in the series, Kai follows Saya to Hanoi after getting his ass handed to him by a simple Red Shield operative, and being shown that he would be worse than useless in a fight against the supernatural fiends Saya fights on a day-to-day basis. Even worse, he drags their younger brother along with him. He then proceeds to barge in during the middle of a dangerous fight and purposefully snaps her out of berserker mode
for no apparent reasonbecause he can't stand to see his adoptive imouto Saya as a bloodthirsty killing machine.
- Immortal Life Is Cheap: Oh, Hagi. He seems to get a bloody impalement once every battle.
- Immortality Begins at Twenty: Saya and Diva stopped aging when they turned sixteen.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Happens to Hagi repeatedly. Also Amshel, who got impaled by the spire on top of the Chrysler Building. He got better, at least for enough time to get himself Killed Off for Real.
- Improbable Weapon User: Hagi goes around hitting people with a cello case. With a cello in it.
- In Love with Your Carnage: Karl to Saya (and Diva, it's implied) in the anime; Solomon to Saya in the manga.
- Instant Armor: James' most prominent ability, in the form of nigh indestructible skin.
- In the Hood: The Schiff when first introduced.
- Instant Expert: Saya is initially confused by her sudden aptitude for sword fighting and languages. Subverted in the fact that she isn't learning new skills, just remembering ones she already had.
- Instrument of Murder: Hagi borders on this trope. He regularly uses his cello case as a weapon/shield. The cello itself is only used to perform music. One does have to wonder how it hasn't been smashed to pieces inside his case though.
- Intimate Healing: To heal, queens recieve blood from their Chevaliers. This is typically a fairly intimate process. See also Kiss of Life, below.
- Ironic Echo: After a Badass NormalCurb-Stomp Battle, "This the world we live in."
- Ironic Episode Title: In most shows, with a title like "Boy Meets Girl", you might expect the plot to involve a poignant tale of First Love. Of course, if you expect that from this series, you've forgotten what show you're watching, as this is the episode where all hell breaks loose: Red Shield's headquarters is destroyed, and Joel is paralyzed. Oh, and the eponymous boy meeting the girl? That's where Diva rapes and kills Riku.
- It's All My Fault: Saya's word-for-word reaction when she remembers that that she was the one who set Diva free in the first place.
- It's the Only Way to Be Sure: The US military's primary method of dealing with Chiropterans is "Option D", aka "turn the place into a smoking crater".
- I Work Alone: Saya develops this attitude after the Time Skip as part of her Heroic BSoD, refusing to work with her pals in the Red Shield because she doesn't want to endure the pain of losing any more friends and loved ones. She snaps out of it eventually.
- Just Train Wrong: The Siberia Express episode(s) - oh boy. The train interior is absurdly spacious, the bogeys are hollow/see-through. A fight sequence takes place on the roof right under electric catenary which is positioned "a bit higher" than it is in reality. Not only nobody up there recieves an instant jolt - they don't even meet a single pylon to slam them off the train. The express is apparently being hauled by an electric railcar but those aren't powerful enough to haul such long heavy trains. Its front crudely resembles the Czech-made ChS2 locomotive. Do you need more?
- Katanas Are Just Better: For Saya anyways, since it has a groove etched into it to keep her blood applied longer.
- Kill and Replace: Amshel kills and takes the form of a Red Shield operative during the Train-Siberian express to get closer to Saya.
- Kill the Cutie:
- Riku. First subverted, given that one does not expect Riku to survive his first encounter with Diva, then tragically untwisted, given that one does expect him to survive his second encounter with her. Averted in the manga where he lives.
- Charles in the manga.
- Kiss of Life: Played with; to awaken Saya's Chiropteran powers to save her from the first Delta-series Chiropteran she encounters, Hagi gives her some of his blood by putting it into his mouth and kissing her. This is later revealed to be a sort of Meaningful Echo of how she turned him into a Chevalier in the first place, giving him some of her blood to save his life after he fell off a cliff- which ironically was her fault, since she tried to grab a flower over the edge just to give it as a birthday present to the first Joel.
- Kiss of the Vampire: Several of the reactions, Nathan's in particular, suggest that a queen's bite can be quite... pleasurable.
- Knife Nut: In addition to his cello case, Hagi has a seemingly unlimited supply of throwing knives.
- Laser-Guided Karma:
- Played straight for both sides. In their final showdown, Diva and Saya stab each other with their blood, which normally would have killed both of them, but Saya survives because Diva's pregnancy- via raping and killing Riku- made her blood lose its potency.
- Also, the first Joel locked Diva up for decades and treated her like a lab rat, while treating Saya like a daughter. Retribution comes when Saya releases Diva, who kills him in revenge.
- Last of Her Kind: Lulu, the last survivor of the Schiff.
- "Leave Your Quest" Test: In 1900's Russia, with the chevalier Grigori tempting Saya.
- Life-or-Limb Decision: Karl realized he could stop the petrification from Saya's blood by cutting off his limb before it spread.
- Light Is Not Good:
- Solomon, who wears white and has an angelic appearance. (that is, until he leaves Diva's side, however, even that has nothing to do with any sense that trying to kill off all or most of humanity is wrong. He just decided that he liked Saya more.
- Diva as well. Pale pretty girl with blue eyes, wears white Victorian clothing, is an opera singer and often described as an angel. Bad side? She is a century and a half old Chiropteran Queen who has killed thousands of people, participated in an experiment to create a virus to turn others into chiropterans, had figures such as Grigori Rasputin and Martin Bormann as her chevaliers, meaning she was involved in, if not being the mastermind of, the Romanov Massacre (as she also impersonated Anastasia in a manga sidestory) and WWII. Should I also mention she raped a 14-year old boy to get pregnant and then killed him, all for the sake of pissing off her sister? Also, when she sings, people turn into monsters.
- Lighter and Softer: The manga- pretty much nobody dies, in stark comparison to the anime.
- Also Darker and Edgier in the sense that it is more perverted (inappropriate panty shots abound) and there is plenty of nasty gore.
- The Load: Played straight and averted with Kai and Riku. At the beginning of the series, neither have much fighting skill and mostly hindered Red Shield. On many occasions, though, they gave Saya some required emotional support in order to fulfill her tasks. After the destruction of Red Shield, Kai trains and becomes an important part of the team, being able to fight as well as counsel those in distress.
- Locked Out of the Loop: Saya until the Zoo arc.
- Luckily, My Powers Will Protect Me: James taunts Saya about how her blood can't poison him if she can't pierce his armored skin.
- Made of Indestructium: What fanon believes Hagi's cello is made of. Otherwise it should have been smashed to pieces hundreds of times over while he is using his cello case as a weapon.
- Mad Scientist:
- Amshel is a combination of this and Corrupt Corporate Executive.
- Cinq Fleche employs a few of others such as Boris (creator of the Schiff) and Van (who worked to perfect Delta 67).
- Major Injury Underreaction: Avoided. Several Chevaliers avoid any major reactions when they undergo injuries. These injuries include Solomon and Hagi having arms sliced off and Solomon having a giant hole ripped through his stomach. However, many of these aren't major injuries in the first place as they heal extremely quickly.
- Men Of Wealth And Taste: Diva's Chevaliers.
- May Contain Evil: Cinq Fleche distributed a bunch of food products laced with Delta 67.
- Meaningful Name:
- The Schiff who led the others out of captivity is named ''Moses''.
- James Ironside, a Mighty Glacier with Nigh-Invulnerability.
- Possible example with the name Hagi. In Japanese 'Haji' can mean 'shame' or 'guilt'. This is meaningful as it is a possible explanation for why he becomes such a Stoic after the Vietnam incident. Indeed, Word of God states that feeling responsible for what happened is the reason he is a more subdued character by the time Saya meets him again in the first episode.
- Cinq Flèches translates to "Five Arrows" from French, but the way it's pronounced gives a different connotation when heard by a native English speaker.
- Mega-Corp: Though Cinq Flèches is largely described as a pharmaceutical enterprise, it has enough resources to be active in other industries, such as technology, food production, military contracting, and, of course, Chiropteran-based genetic manipulation. They even own and run an all-girls high school in Vietnam.
- Mistress and Servant Boy: Hagi and Saya's relationship began this way.
- Modest Orgasm: Nathan is implied to have one when he's bitten by Diva, with him gasping, clenching and unclenching his fist and then slumping into the ground in a daze after she's done.
- Mortal Wound Reveal: Following a lengthy fight, Solomon rips open a small cut on his clothing. Turns out a small wound with Saya's blood was enough to make his body slowly crystallize and crumble.
- Murder the Hypotenuse: What Solomon would love to do to Hagi.
- Muscles Are Meaningless: Both Saya and Diva are tiny, but still able to hold their own. Saya can chop Chiropterans in half with ease, and Diva was able to actually throw Saya clean through a brick wall without even trying.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Van towards the end of the series after witnessing Delta 67 turn many members of the public into Chiropterans.
- Mysterious Protector: Hagi, early in the series. Less so once The Worf Effect kicks in.
- Naked on Arrival: How the Chiropteran queens emerge from their hibernation cocoons.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Saya is responsible for unleashing Diva on the world. In her defense, however, she had no way of knowing what would happen, and it was more the original Joel and Amshel's fault that Diva became that way anyway.
- Nigh-Invulnerability: Queens and their Chevaliers are capable of quickly healing almost any wound. This includes being impaled through the stomach with a tree trunk, stabbed with many large sharp implements and having arms cut off. If bad turns to worse and they are poisoned by Saya's blood, Chevaliers have the option to amputate themselves and obtain replacement limbs.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Two American politicians are based on Donald Rumsfeld and Condoleeza Rice; also note the hidden references to the Rothschild family in the names of the Chevalier. And "David" looks just a bit familiar, especially to fans of another David.
- No One Could Survive That!: Hagi and the bombing of the opera house.
- No Social Skills: The Schiff due to being created to be used as living weapons. The very concept of asking somebody for something instead of taking it by force was completely alien to them.
- Not Blood Related: Kai has a definite thing for Saya.
- Novelization: The Light Novel series by Ryo Ikehata, also acts as an Adaptation Expansion.
- The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Saya considers it her personal duty to kill Diva, not merely because she's the best suited for the job, but also because she was the one who released Diva in the first place.
- Obfuscating Stupidity Nathan. Hinted at, and fully revealed in the end.
- One-Winged Angel: Amshel and other Chevaliers. Strangely, Diva does not go through with this.
- The Ophelia: Diva really has the whole package going for her. Long hair, prone to sing songy babbling, broken princess.
- Our Vampires Are Different:
- Definitely one of the better uses of this trope and one that shows some real creativity. It's really a complete reinvention of the vampire archetype; they are a completely different species (rather than merely former humansnote Ok, the Chevaliers are, but they can't exist without the queens.), with a hive-like social hierarchy and reproductive method.
- It's worth noting that the Schiff, artificial chiropterans developed in a laboratory, are about as close as this series gets to traditional vampires. They look human, have superhuman strength and speed, need blood to survive, and burst into flames if they're exposed to direct sunlight for more than a few seconds.
- Out with a Bang: Riku dies after Diva rapes him.
- Painful Transformation: As seen when Saya turns Riku to save his life, the conversion from human to chevalier is not a pleasant experience.
- Parrying Bullets: Karman blocked a revolver bullet with his spear.
- People Jars: How they make the Corpse Corps.
- Perpetual-Motion Monster: Chirpoterans. One specifically had been sealed in a vault for decades with no blood and remained alive, yet emaciated.
- Pinned Down: Red Shield agents will provide support fire to keep enemy Chiropterans in one place distracting them from Saya.
- Playing with Syringes: The experiments with Delta-series drugs.
- Post-Rape Taunt: Diva taunts Saya about how she took "something precious" from Riku.
- Power Degeneration: The Thorn for the Schiff, which slowly crystallizes their bodies. Saya goes through this when she approaches her hibernation cycle, suffering fainting spells and a weakened healing factor. And Nathan reveals that Diva also suffered this as a result of her pregnancy, hence why her blood didn't petrify Saya when the two stabbed each other at the end of their Final Battle.
- Power Perversion Potential: Rasputin used his shapeshifting abilities to get some naked gropes in on Saya while he looked like a girl.
- Prehensile Hair: Rasputin's primary method of attack in his Chiropteran form.
- Preserve Your Gays:
- Nathan survives 'til the very end, outliving his boss, associates, underlings and several main characters. After Saya cuts him in half. He makes a passing statement that implies that he is not actually Diva's chevalier, but the chevalier of Saya and Diva's mother. Saya's blood might not have ever been a threat to him. If this is true, Nathan would be completely impossible to kill, unless Saya and Diva's aunt (who must have existed since Chiropteran queens are always twins) is still out there somewhere.
- He's killed in the manga after he murders Diva due to pent up rage from Diva's indifference over James' death.
- The Promise: Hagi's promise to Saya that he will kill her after she defeats Diva.
- Psycho Rangers: The Corpse Corps are this for the Schiff. Despite undergoing similar treatment and brutal training, those of the Corpse Corps are emotionless, thoughtless, cold-blooded killers who will stop at nothing to achieve their goals as given by their masters. It's no wonder Moses freaks out when he sees who are really behind the masks.
- Psycho Serum: The Delta-series drugs originated as an attempt to create artificial Chevaliers to serve as super soldiers.
- Pulling Themselves Together: Chevaliers border on this trope. Solomon and Hagi have been able to reattach their severed arms and use them just fine.
- Rape Discretion Shot: When Diva rapes Riku, we only see her undress and advance on him, with the scene cutting away as she kisses him. The next time we see them, Diva is fully dressed and Riku is naked on the floor with a Thousand-Yard Stare.
- Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Both Saya and Diva, though the latter fits the trope better.
- R-Rated Opening: The first episode begins with a flashback of Saya temporarily becoming Ax-Crazy and going on a killing spree through a Vietnamese village.
- Really 700 Years Old:
- Saya, Diva and their Chevaliers.
- Charles is noteworthy, since he is physically 12 years old.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Given by Kai to David after his BSOD as a part of snapping him out of it
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Saya's eyes are a dull shade of red, but turn bright, glowing red when she uses her vampiric abilities. Diva, the main antagonist, has blue eyes which also glow brightly when she's serious.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Saya and Diva, highlighted by their Color Coded eyes, as mentioned above.
- George and David's Odd Friendship back when he was alive.
- There's also Kai to Riku and Saya. Really, the whole series is rife with this trope.
- Red Right Hand:
- Subverted; Hagi's right hand gives away his true nature as a Chevalier, and freaks Saya out when she first sees it, but he is still a heroic character.
- Played straight with Karl's hand, which was injured when he fought Saya in the Vietnam war.
- Reluctant Warrior: Saya in the first half of the show.
- The Renfield: Diva's Chevaliers, although they are a bit of a subversion.
- Revolvers Are Just Better: David's Weapon of Choice.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge:
- Diva's first action when Saya let her out was to kill Joel and his staff. Things probably wouldn't have been so bad if she didn't extend it to all of humanity.
- Saya after Riku's death.
- Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: Saya and Kaori act more like lovers than friends.
- The Sleepless: Chevalier don't need to sleep. Saya has occasionally wondered how Hagi spends his sleepless nights.
- Slipknot Ponytail: Hagi whenever he's taking a beating.
- Spared by the Adaptation: George, Riku, and Solomon in the manga.
- Spell My Name with an "S":
- Is it Haji or Hagi? No one seems to know for sure. Same goes for the Schiff/Sif.
- And Karl or Carl.
- Spoiled Brat: Saya (initially) thanks to Joel's mostly superficial attempts at parenting. Meeting Hagi got her to mellow out.
- Spoiler Opening: If you pay attention to the background before the chorus starts in the first opening, you'll see a significant plot point for the last 13 episodes of the series.
- Stealth Pun: A feature found on some swords is commonly known as a "blood groove", but rarely so literally as in this series.
- Stuff Blowing Up: The preferred method of dealing with accidents is 'Option D', which means dropping missiles on the affected area. On a smaller scale, Kai uses special bullets which ultimately cause parts of Chiropterans to explode.
- Super Empowering: Drinking a Queen's blood will turn somebody into a Chevalier.
- Super Soldier: The Delta-series and the Schiff were failed experiments in creating artificial Chevaliers to serve as super soldiers. Ultimately, they succeeded with the Corpse Corps.
- Stalker with a Crush:
- Solomon and Karl both have this for Saya, although to different degrees. Solomon wants Saya to love him, while Karl wants to kill her while she kills him. Diva had also developed this kind of obsession with Riku after she met him.
- This was also Mao's initial reason for following Kai across the world.
- Tagalong Kid: David sees Kai and Riku as this. Riku very nearly outgrows it. Post-timeskip, Kai takes a level in badass, becomes more mature and becomes an important asset to the team.
- Taken for Granite: Any Chiropteran killed by the blood of the opposing queen, as well as Schiff who die of the Thorn.
- Taking You with Me: In their final battle, Karl attempts to completely drain Saya of her blood, which would kill him as well, in the hopes that they would die together. Saya doesn't go for it. Ditto with James and later Amshel.
- The Team: Red Shield becomes this notably in the later half of the series.
- The Leader: Joel Goldschmidt IV, the descendant of the founding family of Red Shield.
- The Hero: Saya, the only one who can kill Chiropterans, the Cinqe Fleches Chivaliers, and Diva.
- The Lancers: Haji, being Saya's only Chevalier, and David, having a serious attitude for his work.
- The Smart Guy: Akihiro, the reporter who gathers information pertaining to Chiropterains.
- The Big Guy(s): Lewis, carrying most of the heavy weapons. Also the Schiff, who have the most experience in the war against Chiropterans and the only one who can kill them besides Saya and Haji.
- The Chicks: Kai, Julia, and Mao. They all give emotional support to various members of the team.
- Team Chef: Lewis does love to cook.
- Those Two Guys: Kakimoto and Kato, Kai and Mao's friends back in Okinawa. Their relevancy to the overall plot is about the same as air.
- Thicker Than Water: Subverted. One may expect Saya to abandon her adopted brothers after discovering she's a Chiropteran and live with them. Instead, she decides to stay and fight as she feels the former are more important to her.
- Three-Month-Old Newborn: The newborn Saya and Diva are described in Joel's diary as looking like two-month-old human babies. Diva's daughters are a better example; from the minute they emerge from the cocoons, they have full heads of hair, and are cooing, smiling, and even giggling. Justified, since in both examples, the babies aren't human.
- Through His Stomach: David has a fondness for the horribly bitter coffee Julia brews.
- Time Skip: An entire year passes between episode 32 and 33.
- Tomato in the Mirror: Thanks to her Laser-Guided Amnesia, Saya is initially unaware that she is herself a Chiropteran.
- Took a Level in Badass:
- Riku in the manga after the Time Skip, especially after learning of Charles' death, and Saya's plans for Diva.
- Toplessness from the Back: After Liza is murdered by Amshel during the ride to Ekaterinburg, we see her naked body being throw out of the train, with her back bare to the camera, showing a fatal bite mark on her neck.
- Tragic Keepsake: Kai wielding George's handgun, Joel's dysfunctional watch, Saya's sword when it becomes reforged with a crystal from her adopted father, and Kai's necklace which contains a crystal from Riku.
- Undressing the Unconscious: After Amshel chokes out Saya and is about to kill her, she's rescued by Solomon who picks her up and flies away. The next episode opens with Saya awakening naked in a strange apartment, with all her wounds bandaged. She wraps herself in a Modesty Bedsheet and walks around the window until Solomon comes in and says he prepared a change of clothes for her in the closet... which turns out to be a dress, which greatly displeases Saya who Hates Wearing Dresses and she changes into it simply because she doesn't want to be naked.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Joel I locked Diva away in a tower with Amshel as her only companion, and at the same time treated Saya like his daughter. Had he not done that, Diva would've probably not become the Ax-CrazyBig Bad of the story.
- Vampires Are Sex Gods: The bite of Chiropteran are shown to be extremely pleasurable, especiallyDiva's with Nathan slumping down into the floor in a orgasmic daze after a particularly long one she gives him. In the light novel adaptation, it's explained that something in Diva's eyes causes the Chevalier bloods to react with a "maddening desire" which is played for Fan Disservice when Diva uses it to rape Riku, making him incapable of physically resisting her and explains how she managed to get pregnant with him.
- Vegetarian Vampire: Saya is one of a sort. She largely refrains from drinking any kind of blood, instead getting it through regular transfusions.
- Vertical Kidnapping: In the first episode, Saya goes back to school to get the track shoes she accidentally left there. When Hagi shows up and freaks her out, she gets a teacher who teases her about "seeing the serial killer" before a giant claw comes down from the darkness and yanks him up.
- The Vietnam War: Part of the Back Story.
- Violence Is the Only Option: Subverted. When Kai brings Irene back with him to just ask Saya if the Schiff can have some of her blood, Saya's response is to attack Irene. Kai and David talk her out of it and she agrees to give her blood to help Irene. And then the rest of the Schiff show up and think Irene has been captured and they start fighting again. This time it is Irene who talks them down.
- Walking the Earth: All the major characters do a lot of traveling.
- Weak, but Skilled: Since Saya and Hagi get their blood from transfusions instead of eating humans like Diva and her Chevaliers, they aren't as physically powerful. They can still go toe to toe with them thanks to martial skills and teamwork.
- Unskilled, but Strong: Diva contrasts this. She's nowhere near as skilled as Saya, but she's so strong and fast that she doesn't really need them.
- Weapon of Choice: Each of the Schiff uses a different kind of weapon, many of them fairly oversized. Saya wields a specially designed katana later reforged with a crystal from George, David uses a revolver, Kai wields his father's handgun with explosive ammo, Solomon chooses to transform his hand into a simple and functionalblade... the list goes on. The weapons represent either their personalities or their history and emotions. Or both.
- We Are "Team Cannon Fodder": Red Shield agents. The name is even a nod to this, their blood and flesh will become a shield for Saya so she can slay the Chiropterans.
- Willfully Weak: Hagi chooses not to use his higher end Chevalier powers because his initial usage terrified Saya. His right hand being stuck in claw form is a source of shame for him.
- Wing Pull: Hagi, when Saya falls off a skyscraper.
- Wham Episode: Episode 32, "Boy Meets Girl. Diva rapes and kills Riku and Red Shield is destroyed.
- What Have I Become?: Saya's reaction to discovering she's a Chiropteran.
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: The Red Shield has little qualms about killing any and all chiropterans who aren't working with or for them (i.e. Saya and Haji), and neither do Saya and Haji. It's shown on multiple occasions that many chiropterans are capable of human emotions and have some form of conscience, but they don't seem to care: if they're out harming humans, they have to die. In the manga, Saya even explicitly tells Riku, her own brother, after his conversion that she's going to kill him simply for being a chiropteran.
- Wrecked Weapon: Amshel broke Saya's sword in their initial confrontation. When she got it reforged, David had a crystal that came from George added to the hilt.
- Yakuza: Mao steals from her gangster father so she can follow the heroes around the world.
- You Are Worth Hell: Expressed by Solomon and Hagi towards Saya. Solomon threw away everything to try to be with her and Hagi doesn't regret his long life as a human pincushion either.
- You Shall Not Pass!: Hagi does his damnedest to perform one of these in episode 21, "Sour Grapes," against the Schiff. And again, more successfully, in the finale.
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10 Anime Characters That Turn Into Weapons: Best Weapon is Yourself
In many anime, the weapon is as important as the character. Sword Art Online's Kirito wouldn't be the same without his dual swords, Elucidator and Dark Repulsor. The Tessaiga from InuYasha has an important backstory and a powerful transformation. Sometimes, though, anime characters don't just have powerful weapons - they are powerful weapons.
The idea of a character becoming a weapon is explored in more than one anime. Sometimes the weapon characters are appropriately badass. Other times they're moe-fied versions of deadly real-world weapons. Whether you're looking for a cute girl who is also a battleship, or a scythe with a sharp personality, the anime below are full of personified weapons.
Anime Characters Who Turn Into Actual Weapons
GIF from: Soul Eater
Some anime take the character-as-weapon theme literally. In these anime, the characters literally turn into the weapons they represent. The most well-known example of this is, of course, Soul Eater. In Soul Eater, characters are split up into two categories - weapons and their wielders - then paired up. When the time to fight comes, the weapon characters transform into their weapon forms. If the pair works exceptionally well together, they can achieve stronger forms and use special maneuvers.
GIF from: Valkyrie Drive
Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid uses the same concept as Soul Eater. Instead of using the idea to learn about friendship, power, and your own inner strength however, Valkyrie Drive uses the idea as an excuse to fanservice. In this anime, characters who are infected by the A Virus gain the power to transform into weapons when they're sexually aroused. Metaphor, much?
GIF from: Upotte!!
An anime that takes the cute-personified-weapon theme up a notch is Upotte!!. This anime would belong squarely in the "cute girls doing cute things" genre… if it weren't for the fact that each girl represents a deadly World War II era weapon.
GIF from: Noragami
Back to the more serious side of things, Noragami's weapons are also created through transforming people. In this case, though, the people are already dead and it's their souls that become weapons to be wielded by gods. It's a strange way to be saved from eternally wandering the earth as a soul, but it's not the worst.
Anime Characters Who Turn Into Weaponized vehicles
GIF from: Arpeggio of Blue Steel
Anime is known for being larger than life, so it stands to reason that some of its weapons are, too. Not all the personified weapons in anime can be physically held and wielded. Kantai Collection and Arpeggio of Blue Steel feature pretty girls who are actually the personified versions of gigantic and deadly battleships. In both anime the girls fully control the ships through a special connection. Arpeggio of Blue Steel takes it a step further by making the girls literally embody the ships, with their personalities and very reason for existing linked completely to the battleships they represent.
GIF from: Strike Witches
Kantai and Arpeggio have the oceans and seas covered, but Strike Witches takes to the air. The witches in Strike Witches are capable of wielding huge weapons modeled after WWII fighter planes. They also don cute animal ears while they're at it, because at that point, why not!
GIF from: Girls und Panzer
Finally, while the characters in Girls und Panzer might not literally turn into their weapons, the anime definitely deserves a honorable mention. Because seriously, they're school girls who battle war tanks for sport.
Anime Characters Who Can Turn Their Souls Into Weapons
GIF from: Bleach
You don't need to literally turn into a weapon to create one from your body. Some anime draw weapons out of characters in other ways. The zanpakuto in Bleach, for instance, is a weapon that's specific to its wielder. Through working together, both the blade and its shinigami grow stronger. The weapon is born out of the wielder's heart, and reflects their true nature.
GIF from: Guilty Crown
Guilty Crown is another anime where your best weapon is literally inside you. Shuu Ouma has the power to pull swords out of people's souls.
GIF from: Beyond the Boundary
Sometimes, though, weapons aren't created from something so ethereal. Several characters in Beyond the Boundary, Tokyo Ghoul, and a few others literally use their own blood to form a weapon.
The sword might be mighty, but when it comes to changing your very being and lifesource into a weapon, we think we'll stick to the pen.
Weapons anime using blood as
User can create blood weapons from nothing or by shaping the existing blood.
Liver (Akame Ga Kill!) using his Black Marlin's secret skill, Blades of Blood, firing off his blood that has been injected with a lethal poison for a very deadly final attack.
Byakuya Kuchiki (Bleach) using Senkei: Senbonzakura Kageyoshi, the true form of his Bankai which is created with his own blood mixed with the innumerable tiny blades to create thousands of compressed swords.
Yachiru Unohana (Bleach) using her Bankai, Minazuki, transforming her sword into a blade of oozing blood, capable of clashing against Kenpachi Zaraki's Nozarashi sword.
Charden Flamberg (Black Cat) using his Blood to create a reaper with a sharp scythe that can drain the victims upon cutting into them.
Saya Otonashi (Blood+) loads her blood into the groove of her special sword, which turns it into a blood sword deadly to Diva and her Chiropteran.
The Saint Fighters (Code:Breaker) using their Holy Blood ability to form blades out of blood.
Senji Kiyomasa (Deadman Wonderland) is forming the Crow Claw, very sharp blood scythes that can cleave through steel.
Gray Fullbuster (Fairy Tail) using Ice Blade: Seven Slice Dance that is formed from his frozen blood to create sharp and magic-resistant blades.
Hiruko Shinten (Flame of Recca) hardening his blood to form a sword.
Issac McDougal (Full Metal Alchemist) using Water Alchemy to freeze his own blood as a last resort, creating a spear of solidified blood.
Kuroudō Akabane's (Get Backers) Bloody Sword can cleave through space and time, and is said that there is nothing it cannot cut.
InuYasha (InuYasha) using Blades of Blood to infuse his blood with demonic energy, turning them into razor sharp projectiles.
The Kubikiribōchō (Naruto) harvests iron from blood to repair any damage it suffered, technically making it a sword composed of blood.
Shinrei (Samurai Deeper Kyo) crystallizing his liquid blood to form a sword.
Japanese mangsa series
Cover of Deadman Wonderland chapter 6 featuring Ganta Igarashi, Senji Kiyomasa and Shiro.
|Written by||Jinsei Kataoka|
|Illustrated by||Kazuma Kondou|
|Published by||Kadokawa Shoten|
|Original run||May 2007 – August 2013|
|Volumes||13 (List of volumes)|
|Directed by||Kōichirō Hatsumi|
|Written by||Yasuyuki Mutō|
|Original network||tvk, GBS, TVQ, SUN, TVS, Tokyo MX, MTV, CTC, BS Nittele|
|Original run||April 17, 2011 – July 3, 2011|
|Episodes||12 + OVA (List of episodes)|
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Deadman Wonderland (Japanese: デッドマンワンダーランド, Hepburn: Deddoman Wandārando) is a Japanese manga series written by Jinsei Kataoka and illustrated by Kazuma Kondou, who also wrote and illustrated the Eureka Seven manga, and published in Shōnen Ace since 2008. Tokyopop acquired the licensing rights to distribute the manga in English and released the first 5 volumes of the manga before the company shut down its North American Publishing division in 2011.Viz Media announced that it had licensed the series for English language release in North America on July 7, 2013, and released the first volume on February 11, 2014; new volumes were released every two months thereafter.
An anime adaptation aired between April and July 2011, pulling content from the first 21 chapters of the manga. The anime is licensed by Funimation and aired on Adult Swim's newly revived Toonami programming block between May and August 2012.
See also: List of Deadman Wonderland characters
A massive anomaly caused a great earthquake that ravaged Japan's mainland and destroyed most of Tokyo, sinking three-quarters of the city into the Pacific Ocean.
Ten years later, the story shifts to Ganta Igarashi, a seemingly ordinary student attending Nagano Prefecture's middle school. As an escapee, a survivor of the great earthquake, Ganta has no memories of the tragedy and has lived a normal life. This all changes when a strange person covered in blood and crimson armor floats through his classroom windows. Grinning madly, the "Red Man" massacres Ganta's entire class. Instead of killing him, the "Red Man" embeds a red crystal shard in Ganta's chest. Within days of the massacre, Ganta is placed on trial as a suspect. Due to the evidence rigged against him, he is sentenced to death at Deadman Wonderland, a prison that doubles as a theme park and is run by the warden Tsunenaga Tamaki (who posed as Ganta's lawyer and was secretly responsible for the rigged evidence against him).
Arriving at the prison, Ganta is fitted with a special collar which monitors his location and vital signs. A lethal poison is constantly injected into his bloodstream through the collar, but it can be neutralized by consuming a peculiar candy-like medicine every three days, which can be acquired through various activities in the prison, e.g. performing for audiences, working backstage and purchasing with Cast Points (a form of currency among inmates at Deadman Wonderland). To gather Cast Points, an inmate must perform in the facility's lethal games and survive. Fortunately for Ganta, he is aided by a mysterious albino girl named Shiro who apparently knows Ganta but whose existence is unknown to the other prisoners.
While trying to survive as an inmate on death row, Ganta intends to find the "Red Man" to clear his name. In a bizarre twist, Ganta begins to develop the ability to manipulate his own blood, to the point of turning it into a weapon. Unknown to Ganta, he has become one of the prison's "Deadmen," an isolated group of prisoners possessing the Branches of Sin which is an ability which makes them capable of controlling their blood for their own uses. After his ability is discovered, Ganta is forced to participate in brutal gladiatorial death matches known as Carnival Corpse, whose anonymous spectators pay large amounts of money to watch. In his long struggle to survive, he manages to befriend some of those he fought off in the arena and with their help, Ganta continues his quest to uncover the identity of the 'Red Man', why he turned into a Deadman, and the dark secrets the prison authorities are hiding.
About Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland is Japan's only privately operated prison, built after the Great Tokyo Earthquake on ground zero. Deadman Wonderland was founded by Rinichirō Hagire and run by Tsunenaga Tamaki. It gathers prisoners from all over Japan and raises money for the revival of the destroyed metropolis. To the public and the tourists that visit daily, Deadman Wonderland is a massive theme park-like facility run by the prison population. Unbeknownst to the general population, most of the prison's attractions involve cruel games of survival where many inmates lose their lives or are maimed for the entertainment of an oblivious public. The prison guards are also granted autonomy over how to punish the prisoners, which often results in bloodshed.
Each prisoner is fitted with a collar that functions as a life monitor, locator, and stunner. The prisoners on death row receive poison injections through their special collar and must consume a special antidote candy every three days. Their collars contain countdown timers that warn the wearer with blinking and beeping when time is running low. When the timer reaches zero, the collar displays the word "DEAD" and the inmate immediately succumbs to the poison and dies. Afterwards, the collar unlocks allowing it to be removed. The collars can also be removed by key cards used by the prison guards.
While the threat of violence is constant at the prison, most prisoners enjoy a great deal of liberty inside Deadman Wonderland. Utilizing Cast Points, the prison's unique form of currency, prisoners can purchase a wide variety of items from ordinary lunches, luxurious furniture for their rooms, and even years off of their sentences. However, Cast Points can't be used to buy the freedom of a Deadman. Those on death row also use Cast Points to purchase their life-saving candies.
Despite its identity as a prison and theme park, Deadman Wonderland houses a much darker secret. Hidden away from the eyes of tourists and the general prison population is a massive underground facility known as "G Block". This is where the prison keeps their Deadmen secluded and where the Carnival Corpse arena is located. G Block also houses numerous laboratories and rooms where experiments on humans are performed and where scientists are attempting to harness the powers of the Deadmen for monetary and political gain.
Eventually, Ganta and his Deadman allies received the assistance of Makina, the chief of the prison guards, to defeat Tsunenaga Tamaki. Rinichirō Hagire in Toto Sakagami's body assumed control of Deadman Wonderland while Tamaki committed suicide. After Deadman Wonderland was closed, the necklaces were removed from the inmates. Most of the remaining inmates were transferred to different prisons where some of them were allowed a retrial.
Makina later rallies the Deadmen on a mission to infiltrate Deadman Wonderland and activate the Mother Goose Program to completely seal the Wretched Egg (another name for the Red Man), with the resulting battle destroying most of Deadman Wonderland.
Deadman Wonderland runs a secret gladiator-like game called the Carnival Corpse (also referred to as the Carnival of Corpses), where wealthy anonymous donors pay to watch death-matches between the prison's Deadmen. The viewers of the Carnival Corpse also place their bets on who would win. The winner is awarded a large number of Cast Points, life-saving candies, and other prizes.
Deadmen who are defeated yet survive the game have a part of their anatomy surgically removed for scientific research which is broadcast as part of the Corpse Carnival Post-Game Show. In a cruel twist, the doctor spins a bird-shaped macabreslot machine to determine which part of the loser's body will be removed (with the show being broadcast live to the other prisoners) by the doctor with the parts ranging from the eye (the right one was removed from Senji), vocal cords (which were removed from Nagi), and the kidney, part of the stomach, and hair (which were removed from Minatsuki). Other parts listed on the slot machine are hand, tongue, lip, nose, leg, tooth, nail, heart, lungs, and brain.
When Tamaki unveiled the Forgeries in the Carnival Corpse, the arena was wrecked by a powerful attack from Ganta during a match between the Deadmen and the Forgeries.
|No.||Original release date||Original ISBN||North American release date||North American ISBN|
|1||September 26, 2007||978-4-04-713974-9||February 2, 2010 (Tokyopop) |
February 11, 2014 (Viz Media)
978-1-42-155548-5 (Viz Media)
|2||December 26, 2007||978-4-04-715014-0||June 1, 2010 (Tokyopop) |
April 8, 2014 (Viz Media)
978-1-42-156410-4 (Viz Media)
|3||May 26, 2008||978-4-04-715065-2||September 28, 2010 (Tokyopop) |
June 10, 2014 (Viz Media)
|4||October 24, 2008||978-4-04-715126-0||February 1, 2011 (Tokyopop) |
August 12, 2014 (Viz Media)
978-1-42-156412-8 (Viz Media)
|5||April 25, 2009||978-4-04-715207-6||June 22, 2011 (Tokyopop) |
October 14, 2014 (Viz Media)
978-1-42-156413-5 (Viz Media)
|6||August 26, 2009||978-4-04-715279-3||December 9, 2014 (Viz Media)||978-1-42-156414-2 (Viz Media)|
|7||January 26, 2010||978-4-04-715365-3||February 10, 2015 (Viz Media)||978-1-42-156415-9 (Viz Media)|
|8||August 26, 2010||978-4-04-715506-0||April 14, 2015 (Viz Media)||978-1-42-156416-6 (Viz Media)|
|9||March 26, 2011||978-4-04-715652-4||June 9, 2015 (Viz Media)||978-1-42-156417-3 (Viz Media)|
|10||May 26, 2011||978-4-04-715699-9||August 11, 2015 (Viz Media)||978-1-42-156418-0 (Viz Media)|
|11||September 26, 2011||978-4-04-715802-3||October 13, 2015 (Viz Media)||978-1-42-156528-6 (Viz Media)|
|12||May 25, 2013||978-4-04-120730-7||December 8, 2015 (Viz Media)||978-1-42-156420-3 (Viz Media)|
|13||August 22, 2013||978-4-04-120777-2||February 9, 2016 (Viz Media)||978-1-42-156419-7 (Viz Media)|
On July 30, 2009, a retailers' solicitation sheet reported that an anime adaptation had been green-lit. It is animated by Manglobe and aired in Japan from April 17 to July 3, 2011. An original video animation episode was released on October 8, 2011, alongside the eleventh manga volume. The opening theme is "One Reason" by DWB feat. Fade and the ending theme is "Shiny Shiny" by Nirgilis. The series is licensed by Funimation Entertainment and is now available on DVD and Blu-ray. The anime was broadcast on the revived Toonami block from May 27 to August 12, 2012. The anime aired in North America on the Funimation Channel on December 1, 2012.
Two pieces of theme music are used for the episodes: one opening theme and one ending theme. The opening theme is One Reason by Deadman Wonder Band (DWB) feat. Fade. The ending theme Shiny Shiny by DWB feat. NIRGILIS. The two themes are used in all 13 episodes. Certain characters have their own character song also, Ganta, Shiro, Genkaku and Minatsuki all have their own character song. The songs are created by DWB and NIRGILIS and the characters that the song is for provide the vocals.
On June 12, 2015, the Chinese Ministry of Culture listed Deadman Wonderland among 38 anime and manga titles banned in China.
Shiro's costume is featured in the video game Lollipop Chainsaw. It can be unlocked during gameplay, by using the coins at the closet menu.
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