The main character of this anime has a gem in his head, in which an old man resides later on, who can use blood magic.
Additionally, he learns how to forge magic weapons and touches pillars which are stopping demons from entering their world. He is in love with girl who's a half-human, half-demon who gets controlled a lot.
The anime looks as if it is based in old Japan.
I watched it half a year ago and it starts of with the main character fighting monsters. It has about 20 or more episodes and when you get to the end part of the series he goes to a special island to do something and gets an artifact called the blood slate.