Strike the Blood (ストライク・ザ・ブラッド, Sutoraiku za Buraddo), also known in short form as SutoBura (ストブラ), is a Japanese light novel series by Gakuto Mikumo with illustrations by Manyako. A manga adaptation began serialization in June 2012 in ASCII Media Works's Dengeki Daioh. Yen Press has licensed both the light novel and manga for North American releases.
A 24-episode television anime adaptation by Silver Link and Connect aired between October 4, 2013 and March 28, 2014 in Japan. Two OVAs were released between November to December 2015 under the title Strike the Blood: Valkyria no Ōkoku-hen. A second 8-episode OVA titled Strike the Blood II was released between November 2016 to May 2017. A third 10-episode OVA titled Strike the Blood III was released between December 2018 to September 2019. An OVA titled Strike the Blood: Kieta Seisō-hen is scheduled for release on January 29, 2020. A 12-episode OVA titled Strike the Blood IV will be released between March 2020 and June 2021.
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 primogenitor. When she finds him, she becomes confused about the true identity of the fourth primogenitor, Kojou Akatsuki. Not to mention the boy cannot remember how or why he is the fourth primogenitor!