"What do you think people are made of? I'm not talking about blood or flesh. We do care about what's on the exterior, but we want to focus more on what people even now still call the "inside." You can also call it "nature." I guess you are either born this way or raised to act this way. Are people born like this or do they become like this? The answer is..."
Blood-C is a Summer 2011 Anime series that was produced and collaborated on by Studio Production I.G and CLAMP. It is the second anime based on Blood: The Last Vampire, following 2005's Blood+, and the fourth overall incarnation in the franchise.Kisaragi Saya is a High School girl born to a shrine family. By day, she's completely ordinary and enjoys hanging out with her friends. By night, she fights and kills the monsters called "Elder Bairns" who invade her town and attempt to feed on humans. But as Saya continues to fight for her life each night, she begins to notice something isn't quite right in this town...The movie Blood-C: The Last Dark, which was out on June 2, 2012, is a sequel which continues the events of the TV series, one year later, and is set in Tokyo.Funimation has licensed both the TV series (released in November, 2012) and film, which is expected to be released sometime in 2013. A manga adaptation of the TV series and the movie was serialized in Shounen Ace. There's also a spin-off manga entitled Blood-C: Izayoi Kitan which is set in 1946.
As of the last episode, Yuka can be added to the list. She only participated in The Masquerade because she wanted to be a politician and doesn't seem to care when the rest of the participants are slaughtered.
Bloodier and Gorier: Bound to happen when you consider that most gimmicks from the previous installments (Like the crystallization from Blood+) are given up on in favor of full blown cutting, slicing, hitting, crushing, chewing and eating.
Blood Is the New Black: Saya in the opening and in Episodes 3 and 4 has her covered from head to toe in blood.
Tried to be subverted by Fumito in a rare in-story example. After The Reveal, Nono and Nene hint at the possibility of the uniforms being black and red to conceal any blood stains left from one of Saya's feedings. Doesn't work as well.
Brainwashed and Crazy: What Fumito does to the Elder Bairns and Tadayoshi when he gives them some of Saya's blood.
Breaking Speech: The Elder Bairn in Episode 9 gives Saya the shortest one while killing her classmate.
Why are you sad?
Casting Gag: voice actors Keiji Fujiwara (Tadayoshi Kisaragi) and Kenji Nojima (Fumito Nanahara) previously played in Blood+. Fujiwara voiced Nathan Mahler, one of Diva's Chevalier, and hilariously enough, Tadayoshi happens to be half-human hybrid too. Nojima voiced Karman, one of the artificial chiropterans designed as super soldiers, and also hilariously enough in the movie, Fumito is also creating artificial Elder Bairns though not for military purposes.
Cruel and Unusual Death: Most are, given the fact that the Elder Bairns take on rather weird shapes and states of existence, resulting in unusually painful ways for most of the characters to die, like being impaled by a shadow or having one's legs torn off by it.
Elder Bairns aren't safe from it either, since upon encountering Saya and being allowed to kill all humans in their vicinity, they're bound to suffer a horrifying death at the hands of the girl, such as being sliced in half (A series favorite) or stabbed from the inside out.
Dissonant Serenity: Fumito seems perfectly calm whenever there's danger, most especially when he's leaving the town in a car while his men are shooting down civilians and the bunny Elder Bairns killing everything else.
Yuka is also unfazed when she's leaving the city with Fumito. Her conservation with him while the town massacre is ongoing looked like they're talking over drinks.
Dogged Nice Guy: Itsuki towards Saya. It's hinted that Tokizane is also one for Saya.
Subverted, at least in Tokizane's case it was all an act.
Leaning on the Fourth Wall: In episode 11 Nene and Nono explain that: Saya, Tokizane, Yuuka, Itsuki and the twins themselves are the main characters and the rest are just extra.
Living a Double Life: There's sweet, naive, clumsy Saya, and then there's cold, red-eyed, monster-slayer Saya. Unusually for this trope, the former persona isn't an act meant to throw off suspicions, and the latter persona isn't an exaggerated attempt at intimidation.
In episode 11, it's implied that the twins were previously arrested for pimping out other girls when one of them suggests that they should get more school uniforms for "the girls" to wear, but that this time they'd have to be more careful.
And the monster in Episodes 8 and 9. The tips of its fingers seem to have a different shape, depending on the shot. They're either a continuous purple blade or something resembling a scorpion's stinger.
Too Dumb to Live: The villagers, seriously. It's understandable that they are not aware of the existence of the Elder Bairns. But when Saya tells them to run away while she deals with the monsters, they just stay on one spot near the battle field and then, they got killed.
Town with a Dark Secret: It increasingly seems like everyone is in on some sort of plot with the Elder Bairns. Then, well, look at the next trope down.