Blood-C – 03

More proof that public transportation sucks

Yes! Rain! Cooler temperatures! I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited about it raining before. I’ve been talking about the weather a lot recently, but that’s because I really have nothing else to talk about. Seriously, my life is pretty uneventful at the moment. Anyways, on to Blood-C. This episode is probably the most eventful out of all the ones out do far.

Under the supervision of her father and Fumito, Saya learns to cook. However, despite being able to wield a sword perfectly fine, she seems unable to cut things evenly with a knife. Her father eats it anyways and we see more of Saya and her father’s close bond.

Saya eats more guimauve and then (you guessed it) she starts singing again. The dog also appears again, and Saya actually picks it up this time, but it runs away shortly after. Because of this, Saya is late for school and has to help her homeroom teacher with cleaning the class materials or something.

Kanako (the teacher) talks about how she used to be a researcher before she was a chemistry teacher and that she’s the type of person to do anything to learn something new. She also asks if anything is wrong in Saya’s life. Saya confesses that she’s just a liiiiiiiiittle bit naïve and that she’s worried about burdening others because of it. The teacher then says that people love Saya for who she is and confesses her undying love for her (no, not quite) in the process. Kanako tells Saya to come to her if anything is wrong.

More slice of life later and Saya and her friends are heading to Café Guimauve because there’s nothing else to do in the town. The twins get annoying with their complaints about how boring the town is and Saya is randomly amused by how they talk in sync from time to time. Yuka mentions comedy routines, but Saya doesn’t understand because she doesn’t own a TV.

At Guimauve, they all eat cake and Fumito and Itsuki share recipes or something manly like that. Itsuki pretty much states that he wishes his cooking would earn points with Saya, but she doesn’t get it. Sigh. Just then, a policeman comes to the café saying that the bakery owner has disappeared mysteriously and that they should be careful at night.

Saya. Go for the melon bread. THE MELON BREAD!

When she leaves her friends, her father notes that an Elder Bairn appeared that wasn’t shown in the Eight Trigrams (I think this has something to do with I Ching… if someone can explain this, feel free) and that it will appear again later in the night. He also notes that it will be different than what Saya’s used to fighting, but Saya says that she’ll take it out anyways. She later finds the missing person wandering around the streets with a blank look on his face.

The real reason she got suspicious is because no one else ever walks around town

She follows him to a train station where he waits until a train comes by. The baker gets inside and the lights go out. He snaps out of his trance just as tentacle things come from the ceiling and crush him to death.

That’s a nice train there

Saya just kind of waits until he dies and then goes inside the train to investigate. The conductor melts and then the train starts attacking her. Saya cuts her way out and the train transforms into an Elder Bairn. It throws her against the roof top and attacks her with more tentacle things but her eyes turn red and Saya is able to cut her way through them. She stabs it a few more times and punctures its head, which kills it.

Before it dies, the thing talks and says “honour the covenant” and there’s a bit of narrative talking about people changing.

Well, good luck with getting that uniform clean.

Final Thoughts:

Something happened! What does it mean? This episode raised so many questions when it wasn’t stating how small the town was or making Saya look like a totally unrealistic character. Why do Saya’s eyes turn red? What about this covenant? Just who is the narrator who says cryptic things from time to time? Why is Saya’s father so awesome? Sooooo many questions. The ‘day’ and ‘night’ versions of Saya seem so different as well. The daytime Saya doesn’t seem like the type to just calmly watch someone die in front of her. I mean, she didn’t even try to help him before he died, talk him out of his trance or anything. Why? Things have definitely become more interesting.

I will probably be  proven wrong, but I think that the reason the show puts so much emphasis on Saya’s relation with her father is because they’re going to destroy it later in the series somehow. I mean, from his comment about the enemy being different, he obviously knows something and he’s probably keeping a few things from Saya. The teacher is pretty suspicious too. She was pretty vague about her former job and she seems like she knows things (or at least wants to know things) about Saya. Researchers were a big part of Blood+, however, Blood-C isn’t following the plot of the other Blood titles, so who knows what role she’ll end up playing. In my opinion, pretty much all of the characters in seem suspicious at this point except maybe the twins and Yuka (but that’s mostly because she hasn’t had much dialogue). Anyways, that’s my theory sharing for now. I’m actually excited for the next episode for once (or at least more excited than usual).

Preview:

More Tokizane? I like this episode already.

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34 Responses to “Blood-C – 03”

  1. Sebz says:

    HOLY SHIT THIS EPISODE.

  2. Junko says:

    Asides from the super awkward seemingly pointless day time TL;DR chat’s with the moemoedesutwin duo and beta-male-megane-whatshisface, I did like the rest of the episode.

    I wish CLAMP would learn how to introduce the basics of a characters swiftly and cleanly, rather than over using the same ‘oh derp Saya is too dumb to realise beta-male likes her derp’ to tell us that she’s a dipshit and he likes her. We get it. It’d also be nice for them to focus more on Mr.Silent since he’s obviously going to be important. You’re not Madoka, CLAMP, you can’t pull a cleaver switch-er-roo on the main character just like that. Don’t try it.

    I still like how the fights pan out though.

    • Karakuri says:

      Ahaha I love your names for them.

      Yeah, crap only ever happens in the last 5 or so mintues. I still have faith in CLAMP though…. yes, very biased faith….

      • Junko says:

        I will never remember character names until the 5th – 10th episode. This will do for now XD

        I’m super biased towards both the Blood franchise and CLAMP, so I’m sticking with this till the end.

  3. Snowley says:

    BROKEN WEAR XDDDD Oh geez, if my day begins with something like this, what’s gona be next?

    • Karakuri says:

      You have no idea how long I’ve been waiting to use that link.
      Hopefully something epic!

  4. Hime says:

    Maybe Saya is just a skitzo.

    Also, wasted oppertunity for tentacle porn… for shame CLAMP.

    • Metalsnakezero says:

      Isn’t that what Doujinshi for?

      • Hime says:

        CLAMP is just like mainstream doujinshi, except doujinshi is written better.

        • Karakuri says:

          Shhh! I have ten years of extreme bias riding on this series. I fully intend to remain biased no matter how terrible the writing gets.

  5. Reaper says:

    This episode definitely had a bit more intrigue to it, especially with the Father coming to eat with Saya, and with the preview of Tokizane, the action should hopefully pick up. For that baker though…I felt it was a little odd that Saya would just watch him enter the train ride to Hell and start hallucinating with Rei and Asuka yet do absolutely nothing until he is actually killed. Didn’t fit her character but that was just the vibe.
    And one last thing about this ep…NO TV?!?!?! HOW CAN SHE SURVIVE WITHOUT THE ANIME?!?! OH THE HUMANITY! :)

    • Karakuri says:

      Yeah, I definately thought it was strange too. The different sides of Saya seem to be the same person though (no multiple personality stuff going on)so I don’t know. I agree that it does not fit in with her character though.

      Ahahaha she’s too busy singing and picking up strange animals to care about anime. XD

  6. Yvoon says:

    does anyone notice how her uniform always seem to be be pristine clean the next day even after a really bloody fight the night before?

    unless her wardrobe is lined with tons of that uniform..

    • Karakuri says:

      Soap. Lots and lots of soap.

      Well she seems to have at least one miko outfit….
      Ahaha I wouldn’t be surprised. No one seems to have any other outfits in this town besides the clothing they were introduced in.

  7. Metalsnakezero says:

    It interesting that CLAMP is putting lot of effort on the whole town is very empty which hopefully lead to some surprise.

    Anyway, who wants to go out and get some cake? 😛

    • Karakuri says:

      Yeah, I’m wondering if the town is empty for a reason or if the animators just didn’t want to bother drawing other characters.

      Yes. Cake.

  8. BlackBriar says:

    People aren’t notice anything strange in that town unless something big happens. Why does that always happen? They are so clueless. I’m sure that baker wasn’t the only one who went missing.

    Whatever is going on, I think that dog has some part in it. It always pops up around Saya and then disappears. That could be a sign.

    I’ll never trust trains again. What was that thing? It was UGLY!! And Saya must be earning big rewards for doing such dangerous night jobs. Always fighting monsters and being covered in blood.

    • Karakuri says:

      I know, right? And then Saya doesn’t seem to be doing anything about the corpses of the things she killed either. How has no one noticed?

      Yeah, I think the dog is important too… I’m just not quite sure how though.

      That thing was huge! It took out the train station AND sprayed blood everywhere, so the town is pretty oblivious if no one notices anything after this.

  9. Foshizzel says:

    Nice episode! Glad things finally got interesting even thou this is really falling fast into monster of the week! I think I said this last episode, but yeahhhh glad something happened.

    I am wondering if the town is part of some fake area to keep an eye on Saya’s progression? Or something because it seems strange to have sooooo many monsters running around!

    Anyway fun stuff! Damn that animation for the monster train lol awesome stuff I do love how the monsters are creative, keeps me wanting to see more! And Saya is slowly starting to grow on me.

    • Karakuri says:

      Yeah, hopefully next episode doesn’t have a monster of the week.They didn’t show any scenes of Saya fighting in the trailer and when they’ve done that before, the fight has been productive plot-wise so we’ll see. I’m really glad something happened too.

      Oh yeah, that would make sense! Or at least it would explain why the town is so empty all the time.

      The train monster was definately a nice change from the plant monster and the statue.

  10. Elyon says:

    If that bespectacled class rep doesn’t go yandere, I will be disappointed.
    I really hope they’re building up for something, because this 18 minutes of Saya talking about cake followed by a monster of the week crammed in at the very end is getting old.

    • Karakuri says:

      There is definately potential for yandere! …Has CLAMP ever had a yandere character before though? I can’t think of any and they normally stick to the same character types though…
      Well they seemed to be at least trying to progress the plot this episode. Or at least hinting towards the fact that the plot will start moving soon.

  11. animeluv04 says:

    ooh Tokizane-kun! I can’t wait for the next episode. Granted, that’s the only reason why I’m looking forward to it. I hope the plot picks up soon because I don’t want to wait a year for the movie to like Blood-C.

    • Karakuri says:

      Oh right! Theres a Blood-C movie coming out too… yeah I don’t know. Tokizane seems like he’s a plot important character, so with him being in the episode more, maybe something will happen.

  12. Samantha Zan says:

    This episode….hmmm not much to say for me. I mean the beginning was still annoying me (Then again, almost all the past episode’s beginning has XP). But this episode made me wonder about Saya, it actually sparked my interest. Anyway I look forward to the next episode at least (BTW not enough Tokizane for this episode XP)

    • Karakuri says:

      Well they seem to be building up to… something. Hopefully they’ll ditch all of this slice of life nonsense soon and focus more on Saya’s life being destroyed.

  13. amado says:

    WMG: the guimauve that saya eats is slowly affecting her… something. anyway lets just say that its more than a tasty treat for saya.

  14. Dan-go says:

    Guimauve omnomnomnom i wanttt sommmeee! Who here is a little lost with the plot? ummm…hopefully they’ll explain it a bit later on

    • Karakuri says:

      Hmm yeah. Hell,I don’t think these past episodes even really had a plot besides Saya+friends= slice of life and monster of the week.

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