The world’s most dangerous criminals look an awful lot like hastily designed background characters.
|But then again, who doesn’t on this show. Admittedly, Aya’s kimono look is nice (as is Yuuma’s current outfit). …This is what happens when I spend my time looking through fashion magazines before blogging. (Also, for anyone who cares, Noragami should be on its way soonish. I just got my huge group assignment of the term out of the way, so sorry for the delays.)|
I thought that the girl in the cat costume was Yukina for a minute (this is like, 16 episodes after people pointed this out, but they seriously do have the same face; Nagisa should be forbidden from taking her hair down). In any case, it seems important that Nagisa can control Kojou/Avrora’s familiars, considering that she’s not a vampire, and Kojou can’t even seem to control them himself without help. Oh, and whatever’s inside her seems important too. I spoilt myself on this a couple weeks ago, so I don’t even want to pretend to speculate further than this. As for Vatler, he really needs to calm down. Though perhaps this is the best indication we have that whatever he learned about Kojou’s past is pretty damn big. After all, this is the least composed we’ve ever seen his character.
Aya is running free now, which probably isn’t a good thing. She looks pretty young for someone with a teenage “daughter”,
but apparently the only people allowed to look old on this show are men she’s a witch, so there’s probably some anti-age magic or something. If they can teleport and screw around with dimensions, wrinkles are probably not a huge issue. Yuuma definitely resembles Aya appearance-wise, but it seems that Aya is way more ruthless, since she has no problems with stealing Yuuma’s guardian. Of course, not straight out killing Yuuma is probably going to be what screws her over (well that, and a punch from Kojou) since they put so much effort into making a point that Yuuma and Aya are basically the same person. Or maybe Strike the Blood will become less predictable and come up with some other ending. In any case, maybe Aya was correct in not trying to kill Yuuma, since it would be a lost cause. Yuuma is not allowed to die, since she’s in the harem.
The “she doesn’t look like me or Kojou” logic would be more believable if everyone didn’t look so similar.
Just look at Natsuki. She looked like she was fatally stabbed, and now she’s perfectly fine, save some memory loss. Who knows how she survived, how she got so far away from the prison or why she has the mentality of a child right now, but I guess the big thing is that she’s now being targeted by several dangerous people. She’s also attached herself onto Asagi, which is kind of funny, but at the same time, there’s no explanation as to why she chose Asagi or why she thinks that Asagi is her mother. …And then there’s also the fact that she’s acting like this and she’s 26 years old, which makes this whole thing kind of painful. Well, at least Asagi is still relevant this way. Now let’s watch her fumble around with Natsuki and dangerous criminals while she somehow still manages to remain clueless that her crush is a vampire.
Perhaps this explains Nagisa’s reaction to La Folia a couple episodes back.
Well, Kojou’s mother is interesting. Mimori knew right away that Yuuma was a witch, and she seems to have a good idea about what’s wrong with Nagisa. Sure Kojou says that his mother doesn’t seem to have an idea about him being a vampire, but since when does Kojou have a good sense of knowing what people think about him? She knew that he was injured just by looking at him. Chances are that she probably knows. Parents can be pretty observant, and Momori definitely seems like the observant type. That aside, Momori also has some interesting tendencies when it comes to younger girls, it seems. At the very least, it doesn’t seem like she’d be entirely imposed to having multiple daughters-in-law if Kojou decides to stick to the harem route until the end.
Kojou’s childhood friend’s mother is going to kill off Natsuki? Screw that, it’s time for the arc’s fanservice. …Or actually, the circumstances this episode were reasonable, so the break at Mimori’s place is less ridiculous than it first seemed. Overall, this was a pretty solid start to the new arc. There’s already lots of drama going on, and the plot revealed itself pretty early (or more like, the last arc actually mattered for something other than to add to Kojou’s harem/familiar count). Kojou’s dying moment of the arc seems to have hit early too, so maybe that’s a sign of excitement to come.
…Or maybe it’s a sign that this anime is just never going to let go of its cliche’s completely. Not that that’s totally a bad thing.
Sayaka earned some points, trying to compensate for the last arc. Now to see why Yukina is in a nurse’s outfit.