If romance isn't your thing this anthology probably isn't going to persuade you, but within the genre this is definitely one of the better offerings out there.
The good stuff
In the end, L is another typical Shimoyama film.
Visually luscious, a cool take on the vampire genre and some nifty set pieces are more than enough for Blood to fly through its economic running time.
It is far from a perfect film, maybe not a film that will stay with you for a very long time, but it sure sticks out from the rest.
Fun and stylish mystery regarding a wave of peculiar murders. A killer is on the loose and turning people into stone, a reporter and a mysterious man with split personalities are on the killer's tail. Shimoyama has a way to make films visually appealing, sadly the effects are a little cheap and the twists are too tame. Apart from that it's good fun though.
Vintage Shimoyama. The man is an expert in making something interesting out of very little. The actors are bad (Aikawa being the exception) and the plot is silly, but the film looks pretty bad-ass. Whether you'll like this film will depend on how lenient you are towards its faults, if you can look beyond them this is a pretty solid action flick.
Worthy but flawed
Never watched any Kikaider material before, but that's not an issue. This reboot is for fans of the series though. Too childish for adults, too adult for kids. The acting is bad, the CG is crap, but Shimoyama has enough genre experience to make it presentable. Weird, fun yet bad at the same time.