Blood-C – 04 Review
Saya’s father: “It is where we will send you to if you don’t behave and kill those monsters”
Aww man!!! This was a good episode! Finally, something that breaks out of the mundane repetitive episode structure. This really episode really made me excited again and has got me back on the wagon.
I have some speculations about what is going on, but I shall leave that till the end of the review.
Beware, stalker cat/dog on the loose…
Saya starts to think about what the Elder Bains had said to her; “Honor the Covenant”, and the fact that that was the first time an elder has spoken. She then once again heads off to school where she is meant to have lunch with her group of friends but ends up chasing after the dog a tree and falls on Tokizane instead. Tokizane then asks what Fumito is to Saya and then questions Saya about love.
After school, she heads to Guimauve and shares what Tokizane had said to her with him. The “background” voice scene then starts, this time talking about hate and the strength of hatred and that the only thing that can replace hatred is love and trust. She has Guimauve and this time she experiences one of her flashes and in it she sees a Katana.
That night, Saya goes hunting for more Elders and sees two guys under attack of the Elders. Saya goes to their rescue and a lengthy fight scene follows. During which the Elder explained to Saya how they were the same and that there are those who control and those who work for those that they would like to control. In the end the Elder warned Saya and told Saya to Honour the Covenant if not he/they will kill her. Saya defeats the Elder Bains and the episode essentially ends there.
“RAWR! I am the new Waterzilla! Loser brother of Godzilla”
I have been so busy today with work and life-stuff, it is good that Blood-C was actually exciting to watch this week. And finally, I hope that last week’s episode was the last of the repetitive and boring stuff because I won’t be happy if they went back to that in the next episode. Anyway, I shall review it based on the things that I thought of during the episode as the episode went on.
Firstly, Saya’s father in this episode seemed to be more authoritative and rather controlling as well as manipulative. It made Saya seem like she was a doll, which does tie into what the Elder said at the end of the episode. Once again, we are honored by Saya and her stupid singing, there had better be a good reason for it. I shall take her singing as a representation of her mindset as she sings about her life and the fact that she stopped halfway this episode represented the fact that she was troubled and out of her regular routine (emotion wise).
I like the fact that Saya has grown some sort of a brain in this episode and is starting to wonder about some things. It is good that we have Tokizane to thank for speeding up the process and making her think about her understanding of emotions and the concept of what love is. Am I the only one who sees no use of Tokizane’s character right now? After all, why couldn’t it be some other person who makes her question it, I hope that gets explained in time. However, Saya still needs to learn to question things a bit more, even with the hint from Tokizane that the dog might be a cat not a dog, and the fact that she said that she only “thinks” it is a dog, Saya still insisted that it was a dog not a cat. Oh well, I guess change takes time. Also, maybe the fact that Saya could so easily abandon her friends and have lunch with Tokizane is a sign of her incompleteness as a person as what she says and knows what she is meant to feel is not how she acts or reacts to things. (I am trying to justify why Saya would abandon her friends without thought.)
I tried to get a fan-service shot for you guys of Saya’s skirt.
One odd thing is how no one notices Saya jumping like a cat up a tree? She was really not inconspicuous. =_=” Another odd thing was why was Tokizane suddenly so friendly towards Saya seeing as to how he was at best lukewarm towards her the last time we saw him.
Also, what is with the hint (I am assuming this is what they are hinting at) that Tokizane likes her or that Fumito seems to care for her more than he should with the whole caressing her face and what not.
I like the whole concept of replacing hate with love (even if it is cliche and overdone), and that basically lead me to draw certain speculations which I will say later. Also, when this episode’s victims said “this was not what they told me”, my inner conspirator came alive. Sounds mysterious and I can’t wait to see where that leads.
The super long action scene seemed a bit over the top and her fighting in a deactivated mode still puzzles me. The background music on the other hand was good and the action scene was entertaining with all that blood. It definitely lives up to the title of Blood. LOL. Good thing is that she seemed to feel some sort of reaction towards the dead humans in this episode. Another weird thing at the end was when her father’s asked her if she was hurt made me want to say “isn’t it obvious?”. After all, she was covered in cuts/bruises even if most of the bloody was not hers. Since it was a good episode, I will let that slide. I could of cause say that he was asking her about the cuts like as though she was some precious commodity that he wanted to make sure was safe. But that would just be speculation now wouldn’t it? =p A good episode is a good episode, but I don’t want to hope for more than it may turn out to be.
Overall, it was a great episode with all the questions and sudden rush in plot progression. It made me feel like I almost don’t regret the first 3 eps. Almost.
Who is Saya? What is she? What is the Covenant? What is Shrovetide? Is that a cat or a dog or some funky creature from outer space?! Hopefully we will know more soon! =)
Saya’s Father: “Its been so long since I last touched * insert your imagination*…
Is it still considered rape if she leans into my hands?”
Now onto the conspiracy part of my review. I think that Saya is related to the “The Old Ones” and is actually one of them in someway and that the village is keeping her as a weapon to defeat them. They are training her to learn to love and trust as it will be the only thing that can over empower hatred, and perhaps she will love them and trust them and want to protect them and fight on their side against the covenant. Maybe her father is also not even her father. Now that would be fun.
What do you think?
Recommendation: This definitely makes me want to watch the series again and it was really exciting episode. Maybe I am overrating it due to the low expectations I had of it, kinda thought it was doomed. Maybe I am just so happy to finally see some progression in the plot. Either way, it was quite fun and gory to watch as well.
-ra out! Sorry for the long review and odd lines under the images, can you tell I am happy it is Friday? Hope you enjoyed the review! =) I want to hear what your thoughts are of this episode!