It was a bad day for people to suddenly decide to go out after 5 episodes of staying indoors
Blood-C is back! I still don’t know why this episode was delayed, but HOLY CRAP the wait was definitely worth it.
Where it let off two weeks ago, twin #nobody seems to care is attacked by an Elder Bairn right in the middle of Saya’s shrine. Nene screams in terror and runs despite Saya telling her not to (on the other hand, at least SOMEONE has the common sense to run away for once). The Bairn follows Nene and Saya has to push her out of the way while the Bairn plows right into a nearby building. Nene continues screaming like an idiot while Saya gets injured while trying to save her.
Finally, Saya gets to her sword only to turn around and find Nene…. Well….
Let’s just say that Mami has a new friend
Saya’s eyes immediately turn red and she kills the Bairn pretty quickly. However, by that point, Nene is pretty dead. Saya has a mini freak out.
Next thing Saya knows, its night, she’s still by the corpses, and her father is standing beside her calling her name. She tells him that Nene died and he just says that she should get some rest. Saya refuses but he uses the force or something on her to make her pass out.
Saya wakes up in her bed the next morning and her wounds tell her that the fight yesterday wasn’t a dream. Fumito comes into her room saying that he heard she wasn’t feeling well and that he brought her coffee. He also says that Saya is the most important person to him and then leaves. Again, this would have been adorable if his coffee wasn’t so suspicious.
Still having trouble thinking, Saya remembers that she felt dizzy and her vision was shaky like this before and she lies down again. The Galilean thermometers of blood show up again and the narrator says something about the two of them trying something (also, there’s someone who looks suspiciously like Saya there). Saya wakes up and it’s night time already. The coffee is gone. Saya wonders if it was a dream, but says that the place felt familiar.
My theory that her glasses are glued to her face: disproven
Afterwards, Saya finally goes back to school. However, before she leaves, her father hands her the sword just in case. Also, she skips eating at Fumito’s place. Saya hesitates opening the classroom door and meets Tokizane in the hallway. He asks if she is okay because she was absent and tells her to come to him if she has any problems and pats her shoulder. ….Don’t these people have anything original to say? Itsuki opens the door and blocks any further relationship developments. Also, he and Tokizane glare at each other for a moment.
Inside the classroom everyone just kind of stares at her with creepy vacant smiles on their faces. Yuka tells Saya that she’s glad she came because Nene is missing and so Nono has been out of school as well. Kanako comes in and announces to the class that Nene is still missing and that a bunch of people have disappeared from town as well. Saya recalls Nene’s death and her head starts hurting again.
Kanako tells Saya that she should have stayed home since she was out sick for a couple of days because the police asked that the school be closed down anyways due to the disappearances. The class is old to go home and before she leaves, Kanako tells Saya to be careful.
On her way home, Saya says out loud that she promised to protect everyone. A voice asks who she made the promise to, but when Saya looks around, all she can see is the dog thing from before. She laughs saying this it isn’t possible for the dog to talk but then it speaks again (LOL CLAMP and their talking animal things that no one knows what the hell they’re supposed to be).
Before anything is explained, one of the twins approaches Saya. Saya almost calls her Nene, but stops and calls her Nono. Nono says that it is her and asks how Saya can tell because she parted her hair like Nene always did. She also says that before Nene disappeared, she said she was going to visit Saya. Nono begins interrogating Saya while Saya notices that Nono’s shadow is acting strange.
The shadow tries to strangle Saya until she pushes Nono away, causing Nono to yell at her. Two nearby people come to see what the noise is about and get killed by the shadow right in front of a crowded (well, crowded for this town) convenience store. Nono doesn’t seem to notice anything wrong and asks why Saya is moving away from her.
This was the best I could do for this scene. Damn censorship.
Saya’s eyes turn red and she unsheathes her sword, but the shadow is using Nono as a human shield, so Saya can’t attack. More people come out to see if Saya is okay, but they get killed immediately. The shadow starts absorbing Nono and Saya eventually gets absorbed too.
Inside the shadow, Nono is on a spider web thing and Saya cuts through it, causing the shadow to explode into a large puddle of blood. Saya’s eyes return to normal and she looks for Nono, but all that remains are fragments of her uniform and a few dismembered limbs. The dog tells Saya to wake up.
The first Bairn’s appearance was….. *shudders*. I JUST had a horrible experience with finding a surprise centipede while cleaning before watching this and so the timing of this was extremely unfortunate. The rest of the episode was fantastic though. THIS is what I expected when I heard that a new Blood anime was being made. The totally misleading preview stating that there were going to be 3 of the twins (…maybe it was referring to the shadow?) made me believe that at least one of them was going to survive, but I guess not. Ugh. On that note, you have no idea how many versions of this episode I had to sort through trying to find an uncensored one to screencap. In the end I still couldn’t find one. SIGH. Enjoy your random streaks of light while I try to figure out why having a guy’s intestines ripped out in episode 4 was not censored while this was. They were pretty random with it too. One scene would be censored but then similar ones weren’t.
So here’s where Saya’s life starts falling apart! Not just one, but TWO of her friend’s deaths today (plus like, half of the town’s population who all simultaneously decided that roaming the streets would be a good idea). I know a lot of people aren’t that fond of the twins, but they had some pretty good deaths. This episode had so many HOLY CRAP moments! Okay, smaller things first: THE DOG CAN TALK. What? Why? HOW? The dog seems pretty plot important now that it can talk (plus the whole ‘wake up Saya’ thing). Next point: I hate to admit it, but Fumito was pretty damn suspicious again (plus Saya skipped her morning coffee and suddenly dogs are talking to her). At least people are noticing SOMETHING going on in the town. I’d like to see them try and pretend nothing happened after this episode where a bunch of people witnessed all the random killing in broad daylight. Though if they pull the whole ‘Saya is the one causing all the disappearances! BURN THE WITCH EVEN THOUGH PRETTY MUCH EVERY CHARACTER HAS CONFESSED THEIR UNDYING LOVE TO HER!’ crap, my interest level may drop depending on how they do it.
Okay, bigger stuff now. …Did Nono just turn into a Bairn? And if not, wtf just happened?! If it’s true that she did, this brings a huge change to where the Bairn came from and why they’re feeding. I’m not entirely sure how exactly, but it does. It would mean that every single Bairn that has killed and been killed by Saya was human at some point. ….I’m trying to stay away from this, but you can really see similarities to Madoka Magica here. Sloooooooooow beginning, anime original, character losing their head, humans possibly turning into monster things… Let’s just hope that Tokizane isn’t actually a megane time traveller and that Saya doesn’t turn into a goddess at the end. On another note, I’m hoping Itsuki turns into a yandere soon. Or Fumito. Either or would be good.
I’m not going to bother reading subtitles here this time, but it looks like Saya has another conversation with Kanako.