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Light Novel Vol 1

Cover of the first light novel volume

Strike the Blood (ストライク・ザ・ブラッド Sutoraiku za Buraddo) is a Japanese light novel series by Gakuto Mikumo with illustrations by Manyako. A manga adaptation began serialization in June 2012. An 24-episode anime adaptation began broadcast on October 4, 2013. Two OVAs were released between November to December 2015 under the title Strike the Blood: Valkyria no Ōkoku-hen. A second season aired between November 23, 2016 to May 24, 2017 for 8 episodes. A third season has been announced on March 10, 2018[1].

Plot Edit

The Fourth Primogenitor is the world's strongest vampire that should only exist in legends, but he has emerged in Japan with twelve familiars to spread chaos. For the observation and obliteration of this fourth primogenitor, the government and Lion King Organization decided to dispatch an attack mage known as a Sword Shaman. For some reason, the one chosen for the observation was an apprentice Sword Shaman girl, Yukina Himeragi, who is just a middle-school girl!

Wielding the strongest anti-demon spirit spear, Yukina arrived at Demon District, Itogami Island to find the fourth progenitor. When she finds him, she becomes confused about the true identity of the fourth progenitor, Kojou Akatsuki. Not to mention the boy cannot remember how or why he is the fourth progenitor!

Light Novel Edit

Strike the Blood began as a light novel series written by Gakuto Mikumo and illustrated by Manyako. ASCII Media Works has published 18 volumes as of November 10, 2017. The series has been published in English by Yen Press under the Yen On imprint since September 22, 2015. A side story series, titled Strike the Blood APPEND, began publishing since January 10, 2018.

Strike the Blood
No. Title Japanese release English release
1 The Right Arm of the Saint
Seija no migiude (聖者の右腕)
May 10, 2011
ISBN 978-4-04-870267-6
September 22, 2015
ISBN 978-0-31-634547-7
2 From the Warlord's Empire
Sen'ō no shisha (戦王の使者)
September 10, 2011
ISBN 978-4-04-870752-7
January 19, 2016
ISBN 978-0-31-634549-1
3 The Amphisbaena
Tenshi enjō (天使炎上)
February 10, 2012
ISBN 978-4-04-886274-5
May 24, 2016
ISBN 978-0-31-634551-4
4 Labyrinth of the Blue Witch
Aoki majo no meikyū (蒼き魔女の迷宮)
June 10, 2012
ISBN 978-4-04-886633-0
September 27, 2016
ISBN 978-0-31-634553-8
5 Fiesta for the Observers
Kansoku sha tachi no utage (観測者たちの宴)
October 10, 2012
ISBN 978-4-04-886899-0
January 31, 2017
ISBN 978-0-31-634556-9
6 Return of the Alchemist
Renkinjutsu shi no kikan (錬金術師の帰還)
February 10, 2013
ISBN 978-4-04-891407-9
May 23, 2017
ISBN 978-0-31-634558-3
7 Kaleid Blood
Enkō no yahaku (焔光の夜伯)
April 10, 2013
ISBN 978-4-04-891555-7
September 19, 2017
ISBN 978-0-31-656265-2
8 The Tyrant and the Fool
Gusha to bōkun (愚者と暴君)
July 10, 2013
ISBN 978-4-04-891750-6
January 23, 2018
ISBN 978-0-31-644208-4
9 The Black Sword Shaman
Kuro no ken'nagi (黒の剣巫)
October 10, 2013
ISBN 978-4-04-866023-5
May 22, 2018
ISBN 978-0-31-644210-7
10 Bride of the Dark God
Kuraki shin ō no hanayome (冥き神王の花嫁)
March 8, 2014
ISBN 978-4-04-866428-8
September 18, 2018
ISBN 978-0-31-644212-1
11 The 4th Primogenitor on the run
Tōbō no dai yon shinso (逃亡の第四真祖)
September 10, 2014
ISBN 978-4-04-866865-1
January 22, 2019
ISBN 978-0-31-644214-5
12 Knight of Sinful God
Kyūshin no kishi (咎神の騎士)
February 10, 2015
ISBN 978-4-04-869254-0
May 21, 2019
ISBN 978-0-31-644218-3
13 Tartatos-Roses
Tarutarosu no bara (タルタロスの薔薇)
June 10, 2015
ISBN 978-4-04-865191-2
14 Golden Days
Ōgon no hibi (黄金の日々)
November 10, 2015
ISBN 978-4-04-865503-3
15 The War Of Original Vampires
Sinso taisen (真祖大戦)
May 10, 2016
ISBN 978-4-04-865944-4
16 Holy Knight of the Sunset
Yōen no seikishi (陽炎の聖騎士)
December 10, 2016
ISBN 978-4-04-892547-1
17 Broken Holy Spear
Oreta seisō (折れた聖槍)
June 9, 2017
ISBN 978-4-04-892953-0
18 Truth Theory・Kingdom of Valkyria
Shinsetsu・Varukyuria no ōkoku (真説・ヴァルキュリアの王国)
November 10, 2017
ISBN 978-4-04-893398-8
19 Never-ending Night Banquet
Owaranai yoru no utage (終わらない夜の宴)
November 10, 2018
ISBN 978-4-04-912101-8
Strike the Blood APPEND
No. Title Release date ISBN
1 The Legacy of the Doll Maker (人形師の遺産) January 10, 2018 ISBN 978-4048935784
2 Day and Night of the Arai Festival (彩昂祭の昼と夜) April 10, 2018 ISBN 978-4048937931

See: Light Novel

Manga Edit

The manga began serialization in June 2012 in ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Daioh magazine.[2] The first tankōbon volume was released on December 15, 2012. Ten volumes have been released as of March 27, 2017. The series has been published in English by Yen Press since October 27, 2015.

No. Japanese release date Japanese ISBN English release date English ISBN
1 December 15, 2012 ISBN 978-4-04-891279-2 October 27, 2015 ISBN 978-0-31-634560-6
2 May 27, 2013 ISBN 978-4-04-891685-1 February 23, 2016 ISBN 978-0-31-634564-4
3 October 26, 2013 ISBN 978-4-04-866015-0 May 24, 2016 ISBN 978-0-31-634568-2
4 March 27, 2014 ISBN 978-4-04-866393-9 September 27, 2016 ISBN 978-0-31-639603-5
5 September 27, 2014 ISBN 978-4-04-866834-7 December 20, 2016 ISBN 978-0-31-636185-9
6 March 27, 2015 ISBN 978-4-04-869298-4 March 21, 2017 ISBN 978-0-31-646608-0
7 September 26, 2015 ISBN 978-4-04-865352-7 June 20, 2017 ISBN 978-0-31-646609-7
8 April 27, 2016 ISBN 978-4-04865740-2 September 19, 2017 ISBN 978-0-31-644202-2
9 September 27, 2016 ISBN 978-4-04-892370-5 December 12, 2017 ISBN 978-0-31-644204-6
10 March 27, 2017 ISBN 978-4-04-892767-3 April 17, 2018 ISBN 978-1-97-530013-5

See: Manga

Anime Edit

Main article: Strike the Blood (Anime)

The series was adapted into a 24-episode television anime series in 2013. This was followed by an OVA release in 2015, a sequel between 2016-2017, and an upcoming third season.

References Edit

  1. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-03-09/strike-the-blood-gets-3rd-original-video-anime-season/.128806
  2. https://natalie.mu/comic/news/71897