Blood-C ~ the last dark

March 24, 2013

Saya's back, but this time she isn't singing about the laundry.

Saya is back, but this time she isn’t singing about the laundry.

I finally got a chance to watch Blood-C ~ the last dark, and it was well worth it. I enjoyed the Blood-C television series, and had been looking forward to the movie after that crazy ending. The movie served as an excellent capstone to the Blood-C mini-franchise (a new interpretation of the Blood world by the creative force that is CLAMP). My intention here isn’t to summarize the plot, or give theories or even criticisms. Instead I just want to point out a few things that I really enjoyed about the movie. No spoilers are included.

For those wondering if they should watch the TV series first, or if they need to watch the first two Blood offerings first: The Blood-C material stands on its own; there is no need to have seen the first two Blood productions (one a movie, one a TV series) to understand or enjoy Blood-C. That having been said, I think you would get a bit more out of the Blood-C movie if you have seen the Blood-C TV series first. The TV series sets up the revenge story that plays out in the movie. The TV series and the movie are very different in tone, however.

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Saya, dark and covered with BLOOD.

This is a brief review of the supernatural fighting series Blood-C. My purpose here is to provide some final thoughts on the series without spoiling anything. Note: if you want details about the final episode (or to discuss spoilers) take it to this accompanying post. My purpose here is to give my final thoughts of the series after having watched all 12 episodes, and to give you information as to whether you should watch it or not. Bottom-line: I liked this series, and am looking forward to seeing the upcoming movie that has been announced for the franchise.

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In this censored image, a giant monster eats a human like a corn on the cob.

Blood-C was an extraordinary show. I will provide my overall thoughts in a separate spoiler-free post, but here I intend to comment on the series finale, which means this post is loaded with spoilers! Don’t read this post if you haven’t watched the series yet.

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Saya is forced to face some very harsh truths.

Warning: Episode 11 of Blood-C is a payoff episode. This means you should not read this post without first watching earlier episodes as it contains major spoilers for the entire season.

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Blood-C 10 ~ you eat as well

September 15, 2011

Saya drinks a lot of coffee.

Blood-C continues to march towards its conclusion. In episode 10 the presence of a conspiracy becomes inescapable, and yet Saya still hasn’t found have the answers to the many questions that have been raised.

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Blood-C 9 ~ dare to know

September 10, 2011

Saya weeps for those she could not save.

In episode 9 of Blood-C, the carnage continues, and Saya seems to have a breakthrough. More conspiracy theories below.

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Blood-C 8 ~ I saw the blood

September 3, 2011

Saya takes a bath.

Episode 8 of Blood-C takes us from the moments after the last fight, until the moment the next battle begins. In between, there is enough unexplained (or just plain wrong) that it will have you clutching at your head and collapsing like Saya. My suspicions are running wild, so this will be a speculation heavy post.

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Saya, covered in blood, as usual.

Episode 7 of Blood-C follows up on the shocking events of the previous episode in the sense that the town is largely deserted; the only ones out on the street are police (and Saya). It also provides a tiny bit of background on the mysterious dog-like creature that Saya has been seeing. Finally it ends at another surprising reveal.

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Blood-C 6 ~ wake up, Saya

August 19, 2011

Nene from Blood-C

One of those things you should just never say.

Blood-C has gone from quiet and curious to very intense. I’ve been wondering how this episode would turn out all week after last week’s cliff-hanger. The answer is this show is living up to its name. While the mystery surrounding Saya hasn’t been solved, some of the suspicious behavior has moved past the “that’s weird” point, to “that can not be a coincidence”.

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As usual, this episode had a pretty interesting fight, but it also had so much more.

Episode 5 continues the deterioration between the night and day worlds Blood-C has depicted. While the earliest episodes stressed normalcy (to a suspicious extent) during the day, and stressed bloody supernatural battles at night, the two worlds are colliding in unexpected ways.

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