Blood C – 03 Review
And here is our weekly dosage of Blood-C to kick off the start to the weekend. If you are watching this series still, I would really like to know what pulls you back each week.
(contains episode spoilers)
Saya and her father are having breakfast together at Fumito’s place before she heads to school. Saya had just made Tamagoyaki for her father and you can see how badly she wants to please her father. Saya then leaves for school after having some Guimauve which made her feel all floaty. On her way to school, she breaks out into song and once again sees the dog, this time though, she manages to sneak up on the dog and pick it up.
This made Saya late for school which lead to Saya getting punished by her teacher. After school, she and her group of friends head over to Guimauve Cafe to have cakes and that is when a police man enters telling them about the missing baker.
Saya had a feeling that it might be the work of ‘the old ones’ and decides to go roaming around town to find the man at nightfall. She catches up to the man upon spotting him and stalks the guy until he enters a train and gets killed by ‘the old ones’ while a emotionless Saya stands around on the outside and watches the guy dies. A battle follows and Saya kills off ‘The Elder Bairns’ without too much difficulty. The Elder Bairns then mutters “Honor the covenant” with his last breath. The episode ends with a speech by the unknown guy that has been at the beginning of every episode as far.
What is wrong with me?? There must be something wrong with me for continuing to watch this show, maybe I am just sadistic or super stubborn. I keep hoping it gets better and that maybe there was a reason for all this episodes.
Will the father-daughter thing never end? OMG. That was the first thing that the episode started off with.
The food of this episode was Tamagoyaki and Guimauve. Will the facination with Guimauve never stop? I mean, what was the point in Saya emphasizing how Guimauve makes her feel floaty, unless she is going to gain the ability to float after each bite, I really did not see the point of that. And again with the singing! Argh. And why are they trying to throw in a hint of girl-love as well? But seeing that this is CLAMP, I am hardly surprised.
The good thing is that there is progress in this show, she finally picks up the dog and has contact with the dog. =_=” (I think that the interest that the dog shows when he was picked up mirrored my interest at that point in time) But that does not change the forever-slow pace of the show, with the panning scenes and meaningless conversation as well as the unchanging format that each episode seem to have so far – breakfast> school> home> fight> end.
The naive-ness of Saya may be endearing to some, but unnerving to me. Sometimes I just wanna slap her for being so unaware. But it does seem like she lives in a cave and has no clue about life. The uncharacteristic change in her attitude when she deals with “the old ones” is also starting to get on my nerve.
The twins in the show reminded me of Ouran’s Hitachin brothers, but a less interesting and less fun version of the twins, with the whole pink hair and talking in-sync with one another thing.
The upside to this episode is that there is at least a plot behind the “enemy-of-the-week” instead of the writers deciding to throw in some random ‘old ones’ with a random stated connection just so that they can add a fight scene. This episode is actually quite creepy, but what I can’t understand is how come Saya would just stand there and let the guy die instead of saving him or helping him. Where’s the logic in that?
I do like the creepy mood that the episode managed to create even if it was just a couple of minutes during the second half of the episode. Whilst the creature is big and bad-ass looking, it looks like a pink/lilac elephant and that takes away the creepy factor and for how bad-ass it looks it seems like the difficulty level for Saya when defeating these creatures is getting lower and lower as she killed this one without as much trouble as before.
The last decent thing is that this episode leaves us with something at the end that signals a possible progress in the plot – “Honor the covenant”.
If you think that the traditional ‘meaning of life’ speech is missing from this episode, fear not, it is there right at the end. I just want to know whose voice it is that is saying all these things and it had better not be a random character with no meaning at all. I actually did like this episode’s ‘meaning of life’ speech and that made me feel like there was something good to take away from this episode after all (even if the guy was talking in circles).
This episode was better than the last one. But once again, the lack of substance is highly obvious.
-ra out! (feel free to let me know if you disagree, because I feel like maybe I might be missing something that this show is trying to say because this is probably the first CLAMP show that I have trouble watching)