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(Two episodes watched):|
What was going on here? The first half of the episode focuses on the goofy, clumsy Saya as her schoolmates see her. But it wasn't particularly funny--in fact, the humor largely fell flat. At times things would happen and I would wonder if they were supposed to be jokes, because that was anybody's guess. It was obvious from the OP sequence that there was a secret and serious side to Saya, and I was impatient for the show to get on with it. After the station break the mood of the show turns 180 degrees and Saya takes on a praying mantis-like creature. There was such a disconnect between the first and second halves that you would almost think that two different series were being made, namely a school comedy and an action adventure with Saya Kisaragi happening to play the main part in each. The fight is fairly interesting (though it's too dark to see much of what's going on), but Blood-C devotes so much time and trouble to fleshing out Saya's goofy side, and so little to explaining anything. The episode ends abruptly with a horde of questions left unanswered. Why did Saya need to fight instead of her father? Was her clumsiness just a joke, since it vanished during the battle? What was that bit about the strange look in her eye? Was that thing she fought a demon, or what? If a show can't make me laugh, can't explain what's going on, and isn't outstandingly exciting, what is there left? Is there any reason to watch any more of this?
I did watch one more episode, but I didn't see much to reassure me that an interesting story would come together. In fact, I have a hard time remembering much about the second episode, which I watched perhaps two weeks ago. The bad guy monster thingees were given a strange name, but I have little or no interest in them or in Saya, or in the show in general.
Last updated Sunday, July 31 2011. Created Monday, July 11 2011.