Art of Blood: The Last Vampire

Blood: The Last Vampire is an animation movie produced by Production I.G and directed by Hiroyuki Kitakubo in 2000. Production I.G's president Mitsuhisa Ishikawa wanted to produce a new project that was an original concept rather than being an adaptation of an existing anime or manga series. He approached Mamoru Oshii, who ran a series of lectures known as the "Oshii Jyuku" for teaching new filmmakers how to create their own projects, about his idea and asked him to have his students submit ideas. The submissions of Kenji Kamiyama and Junichi Fujisaki became the basis for the upcoming film: a girl in a sailor suit wielding a samurai sword. The pictures on this page are a collection of artworks created for this movie.


Saya looks like an ordinary teenager on the outside, but on the inside, she's a 400-year-old half-human, half-vampire swordfighter who's made it her mission to exterminate vampires..