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31 Days of Horror: BLOOD-C

You want Blood? Well, you got it and tagging along the ride with Production I.G. is mangaka group CLAMP for this 2011 iteration of the Blood: The Last Vampire franchise. Premiering in the 2011 Summer Season and licensed by FUNimation Entertainment, Blood-C is the second anime series of the franchise — following Blood+ only with a different story and setting while set in the same world as all the other Blood entries.

Story

Saya Kisaragi is a normal clumsy and kind-hearted girl who lives with her father in a peaceful town by day. But by night, the Furukimono (“Ancient Ones”) are causing havoc and it’s Saya’s duty to fight them.

Throughout the series’ 12 episodes, the story feels like a tone whiplash as it goes from a daily slice-of-life high school anime to bloody and horrifying horror anime blended together in one messy package. The set-up is decent enough, however, the episode progression and pace were repetitive but as “the truth” about Saya is revealed, there wasn’t enough meat to completely satisfy the viewer and alleviate all questions.

Gore & Scares

Blood-C‘s blood and gore count is about as massive as you think it is. So many people die in this show in so many horrifying ways that those who tend to be a bit squeamish should not tune in at all. While for the first half of the series, it’s up to typically standard levels of gore, but as soon as you reach the second half, it gets intense and yet so satisfying for horror fans.

Final Verdict

All-in-all, Blood-C tries to tell its own story but can’t seem to grasp with whatever tone it wants to be. Sure, a bunch of horrific deaths happen, but it’s on characters that never left an impression aside from, “We’re here and our deaths might be near!!” Some elements in the show like the atmosphere and the sound are a marginal plus, however, all that’s left is a less-than-stellar entry of a well-known anime franchise.

2.5 out of 5 stars

2.5 out of 5 stars

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Author:Mark King

Well, what is there to know about me? I am the creator of "Anime Discovery" and what is it you asked? I'm a story writer/reviewer for his one-man project website The Mind of the Hybrid One. He is also a fan of many things media, including movies, TV, music and, especially anime. my blog/review series Anime Discovery is aimed towards the people who might still consider themselves either as a beginner, rookie, or possibly even the most knowledgeable of anime. I review titles that are either the ones you know and love to the titles that need some love or some forgotten gems that needed to be….well, discovered.

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2 Comments on “31 Days of Horror: BLOOD-C”

  1. 10/12/2014 at 12:22 PM #

    Reblogged this on The Mind of the Hybrid One and commented:
    My 31 Days of Horror review from Another Castle is here and it is on the latest entry of the Blood franchise, Blood-C.

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  1. Anime Discovery II – BLOOD-C: The Last DARK – #123 | The Mind of the Hybrid One - 10/28/2014

    […] actually did review the series as my other persona for Another Castle’s 31 Days of Horror and if you want to know my opinion of that show…….it wasn’t that good at all and easily […]

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