No blood drinking yet, but plenty of nose bleeds
|Well, seeing how I’m covering DiaLovers this season, I figured I might as well take a look at this as well. Only, this is ecchi and may or may not be a harem (considering all of the female characters shown at the end). …Though nowhere I’ve looked at says that this is a harem, so maybe not.|
The world seems rather interesting. …If confusing. So I guess the demons/vampires/whatever (which all seem extremely powerful and are enough to send people running when fights break out) all need protection, and yet are perfectly fine with living a normal Japanese lifestyle. It seems like humans live on the island too, since Kojou says he was human (though that flashback might mean that he’s a rare case). From the spoilerish ED, I guess Kojou’s friends that were shown this episode aren’t exactly human either. Or at least the guy with the headphones doesn’t seem to be (I accidentally read some spoiler-ish speculation on the blonde girl). So guess I’m just a little confused on what the relationship between races are.
This kind of seems like a set up like Vampire Bund
(minus the blonde loli queen …oh wait, there was one of those) where this is a sanctuary for the supernatural, but what I want to know is how the humans all view this situation. I get that there’s some form of fear if Kojou is being monitored, but does that apply to the other supernatural beings? Since there’s a school system and it operates like a regular society, I assume that they’re seen on the same level as regular people. Who even set this up to begin with? Do humans really live there too and what do they think about living in a rather dangerous area? I assume fights are common, if there’s a whole lockdown system in effect. I guess what I’m trying to get at here is that I want to know more about how this island is even run.
As for Kojou himself, he seems really important. …Hell if I know why, or what exactly being the 4th Primogenitor means (I know what the words mean, but what does it mean for the anime/plot?), but the important part seems to be the fact that he’s the most powerful vampire, and it’s ludicrous to imagine that he was once human for some reason. Though I guess the last part makes sense, since in most stories, being a pureblood means that you’re more powerful by default. I guess this means that Yukina is pretty powerful too, if she’s supposed to be the one following him. Unless this is one of those plots that like to send newbies out to do important jobs just because. Kojou’s personality seems okay though. It’s not the strongest I’ve seen, but it has potential and this was just an introductory episode. The fact that Kujou’s choosing to do summer homework over world domination says a lot. Plus he got through to Yukina easily enough once they sat down and talked about things. His past looked rather interesting and certainly needs to be explained in more detail, but it looks like Kojou went through a lot before he became the 4th Primogenitor. …I’m just not going to comment on those nose bleeds.
Also, apparently this was all Shinobu’s fault.
I used to not think too deeply about how young typical anime characters are. …And then my brother reached middle school age and I had this sudden realization that “…these kinds of idiots are the last people I would want in charge of saving the world in every anime ever”. So I’m just going to ignore the fact that Yukina is barely a teenager (and her character design allows for that anyways). Though her age might account for how unreasonable she seems to be. Sure, Yukina seems to be able to hold her own in a fight, but from her attitude, it seems like she’s also liable to start most of the fights she ends up in anyways. Though like I said above, at least she’s not entirely helpless, so that helps with her character. I’ll have to see if she manages to grow on me or not. Maybe since she’s not attacking Kojou anymore, she’ll be more tolerable.
…I really, really hope that they expand on some things here, but the premise seems interesting enough. Silver Link did a pretty good job with the action scenes here and they seem to have gotten most of the important parts of the plot out of the way. I’m still not entirely sure what the Lion King has to do with anything. They’re an organization that does something involving watching Kujou, and that’s all I got out of that. The characters are alright though (so far) and hopefully they get fleshed out at bit. So this wasn’t the best premiere I’ve ever seen, but the action looks interesting enough. Plus the loli character at the end (who was with the monocle guy) looks promising.