Five Word Summary: WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT?
OH SHAFT, YOU. I guess they’re all like making us sit down a little bit from the over-excitement about this one and have a first episode as some sort of a troll that never really happened on the manga. I gotta admit, the 17-minute TV show sequence was PAINFUL to sit through, it almost felt like a joke (hi there, Shaft). I would have enjoyed it if this show isn’t only 12 episodes short. Yeah, this is only running for 12 episodes only.
But I guess, I gotta give props for making this episode a little bit too unexpected. I love how they made the TV show very realistic, I find the arguments nice. This bitch made me laugh, and I also lol’d when they show the dumb interviewer asking a cat.. I like the shaky and mockumentary-like touch with their use of cameras. I find it really cool. The last few minutes rocked the shit out of me as well. Now that’s the Vampire Bund anime we’re talking about. Time for a real vampire to go insane, sucks off the lady to death, removing off own arm, turning into some giant lizard monster-thing… Soon to be owned by Mina Tepes in just a glance. That was one heck of a ride, too bad they only saved it for the last few minutes of the episode.
Production values is fine, what I want in this adaptation is for SHAFT to use its source material carefully and not waste time with seventeen minute-long random useless shit with their weird direction. I hope they are just fooling with this episode and get extra careful on the next episodes (and damn, get a proper ED animation too). This first episode is wasted.
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