Blood Lad – 03

Do not want.

Feels like only two days ago I was writing a Blood Lad post. Oh wait. I was. Well anyway we’re back for more with 80% less delay! This week, the cast picks up a werewolf. Because whenever you have a vampire, you just gotta have a werewolf to balance things out.

A Bet With An Old Friend

Almost as manly as this.

Appropriately named, Wolf is our new werewolf friend, who turns out to be Staz’s long time friend. The guy has been making a name for himself in West Demon World, which has mostly become one large territory under his name thanks to his beating up the other bosses. And yes, West Demon World is set up like some stereotypical Western film town, complete with tumbleweed demons. After a manly reunion, Staz and Wolf strike a deal over a match. If Staz wins, Wolf will get him the Book of Human Resurrection; if Wolf wins, Staz will give him Fuyumi. The plan is simple: Staz will rope Wolf into a bowling game. As he possesses long-distance manipulation magic while Wolf possesses close-range strengthening magic, the vampire will naturally be at an advantage. Thanks to some intervention from Bell, however, what was supposed to be an easy win for Staz turns into a boxing match, tipping the scales in the werewolf’s favor. Long story short, Staz manages to beat the odds and come out on top in the end thanks to some devious methods. But I guess this just goes to show his determination to bring Fuyumi back from the dead. Speaking of which, I thought it was a very good move for Blood Lad to again bring Staz’s motives under scrutiny. While it may have come about this time in a goofy manner thanks to Fuyumi’s outfit enticing Wolf, Staz’s reluctance to answer the simple question of what he plans to do with the girl once he brings her back is pretty telling. Wolf insinuates that he knows Staz just wants her blood, but I have a feeling the vampire himself isn’t quite so sure of this now in spite of his previous words. So now we have two important developments: Staz knows Fuyumi is special to him, and he’s also starting to realize it’s probably not because he wants to sink his fangs into her neck. Looks like the Staz-Fuyumi ship is set to sail.

Trolls and More


It looks like Bell has had some mixed reception since she first appeared. This is understandable; she is a massive troll. I can’t believe how she’s able to pull so much shit on pretty much everyone else. Last time she fooled Staz into a smackdown with an oni over a pair of tiger-stripped underwear. This time, she’s got him in a fist fight with his old friend to retrieve the Book of Human Resurrection. And guess what? She had it all along. Well, the episode title from the preview last time did spoil it for us, but it still goes to show that she’s the one in control. What Staz needs to do is get it in his head that he can’t trust the wily magician under any circumstance. She’s clearly playing him for a fool. That said, I personally don’t find Bell too disagreeable. She’s definitely not someone I would want to deal with myself, but seeing Staz suffer her antics is just fine with me. Part of me does want to see him pay her back for all her grievances, but somehow I doubt that’ll ever happen. Staz may be a pretty intelligent guy himself, but he’s nowhere near as sharp as Bell. Moving on, it looks like we’ll be introduced to Staz’s big bro next time. As the author of the indecipherable Book of Human Resurrection, he would supposedly know how to restore Fuyumi. But of course, it would again be too easy if the gang just had to go and ask a family member for help. So we have a new wrinkle in the form of some trauma Staz has with his older brother. Obviously they’ll still pay the guy a visit in his flying castle though, so I’m guessing the next segment will involve Staz finally building up the courage to stand up to his scary big bro. Or maybe he’ll just chicken out and have to rely on the gang. If Braz really is this big a deal though, I can’t imagine even Bell being of any help. But who knows?


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Another solid episode of Blood Lad in my eyes. I will say that the show so far does seem to be rather flighty, which some might not appreciate. Staz’s quest to resurrect Fuyumi has pretty much turned into a wild-goose chase at this point, and there’s no guarantee that it’ll ever end. Heck, I would be very much surprised if they could bring Fuyumi back in the flesh after convincing Braz to give up the secret. It will probably turn out that they have to go hunting for some super rare ingredients in some very dangerous locations to do so or something. And in the process, they’ll obviously have to face off against some bad guys who are there just to get in the way and impede their progress. But if you’re like me and you’re enjoying this apparently endless ordeal for what it is, then this is just fine. I could watch ten episodes of Staz and his friends just goofing off and it would still be entertaining


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16 Responses to “Blood Lad – 03”

  1. BlackBriar says:

    The classic vampire vs werewolf pairing. No matter how many times that happens, I will always choose a particular side. For two people who are supposed to be friends, things were getting out of hand between them.

    Bell needs a serious attitude adjustment. Likes to use people but doesn’t like to be used? What a double standard. It’s a definite must for her to be screwed over.

    • Cybersteel says:

      I choose Hydra Bell.

      • BlackBriar says:

        I’d be careful if I were you choosing her. She looks like one that would stab you in the back if you’re not careful.

    • Namika says:

      I double that. She’s smart, but a little too manipulative. And annoying. I would love to see her lose to Fuyumi. Since that’s what the ending suggests…

      • BlackBriar says:

        Not just the things you mentioned, there’s a huge amount of arrogance in her personality. She desperately needs to be taken down a notch. She’s that way because of her ability to bend space and cross dimensions.

        I would agree with what you said about Fuyumi if Bell develops any feelings for Staz at all.

        • Namika says:

          Staz will be with Fuyumi =3= I hope Bell wont go ultra bitch about that in the future, though. Otherwise, it’ll be trouble

          • Sumairii says:

            Think of how easily Bell could cockblock Staz and Fuyumi with her powers. Not that it would ever come down to that…

  2. KLACMAN says:

    well now there wolf a in a show & yet next meet vampire maou-sama’s brother?

    & yea bell-troll really like being jeritroll to watch.

    • BlackBriar says:

      That’s just one of his relatives. From what I saw on ANN and the OP, Staz has a younger sister as well. That red headed girl with the hockey mask.

  3. Overcooled says:

    I wouldn’t want to ever deal with Bell in real life either…It’s still fun to watch her screw over Staz though. Laughing at other people’s misery is fun! On the other hand, Wolf is surprisingly dull…I guess if everyone is crazy then we’ll get overloaded.

    Can’t wait to see what his brother is like. I can only imagine what kind of relationship the two of them have~

    • BlackBriar says:

      I’m sure his brother will have a superiority complex because he’s elite and will always speak to Staz in a condescending way because Staz is rejecting his vampire lineage to drown himself in human/otaku culture. That’s the impression I got the moment he briefly showed up onscreen.

      • Sumairii says:

        I agree. Braz is probably some ultraconservative, elitist vampire who gives Staz a hard time for being pretty much a vampire hipster.

  4. Namika says:

    *O* Wolf is cool. Me likey. But MAN, that vampire dude is the onii-san of this show? *O* wanna see him, wanna see him badly *~* Is he the overly possessive and loving brother, or :3 kyAaaa ><" Staz's reaction was hilarious too 😀

  5. Namika says:

    Oh oh, and I loved the moment when Staz was gripping Wolf’s heart and then that sound… which turned out to be a bitchslap from Fuyumi. I liked it.

    And Spammy ate my comment again. He’s such a bully ;-;

    • Sumairii says:

      Haha yeah, Blood Lad really had me going with that sfx. I would have believed he just offed his friend if not for the fact that Wolf is obviously an important character.

  6. Irenesharda says:

    Well, still doing my catching up, so…

    I thought this episode was a return to form and absolutely hilarious. Staz, Wolf Boy, and all of Staz’s minions, especially that three-eyed raccoon thing, were all hilarious. Fuyumi is unfortunately falling into the annoying female category and is really nothing but a plot device for all the other characters. And I continue to hate Bell.
    However, except for that little crying/whining scene, I thought this episode was comedy gold. I love Staz and Wolf’s friendship and how cool they are with one another. I am excited to see Staz’s older brother next time who seems a lot like your traditional vamp, cape and all.

    I give this episode a 8.9/10. I hope they keep this up, I’m having such a good time!

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