Blood-C #09 — Don’t Worry, Saya, Your Secret is Safe Now

September 8th, 2011


And the teenage population is now down to Saya, Angsty Bishie, and Pretty Bishie.


Luckily, Saya manages to keep her secret safe and kill all but one student in the school. That’s what the show’s about, right? Last teenager standing? All the slaughter was particularly funny this time around because Saya kept having mental breakdowns in the middle of it, except that they forgot to show that happening before cutting away, so Saya would be fighting, then all of a sudden she’d just be gone for about 30 seconds while it leisurely ate another few people, then the show would finally remember to cut over to Saya clutching her head and screaming. It kept giving the illusion that Saya was taking timeouts from the battle to let it feed.

The end of the fight should have definitely also been done differently. It’s entirely too arbitrary how Saya just suddenly goes from being incompetent against it to slaughtering it, particularly with its genius tactic of jumping into the air and trying to crush her under its bulk. At least show that she was having trouble because she was in a confined space, or she went extra berserk in rage mode or something. At least the action did eat up nearly two thirds of the episode, but as always, it’s completely insubstantial because at this point, the bloody slaughter, even of named characters that have been around (and how) since episode 1, barely means anything since Saya has the emotional depth of a pork chop. That was even more obvious when Angsty Bishie confessed his undying love for her and her reaction could be best summed up as "Huh? Why?" We’re all wondering that, Saya. And then it tried to sell "I can’t remember my mother" as a cliffhanger? Seriously? Where the hell did that even come from?



I don’t think that’s how you hold a sword.

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5 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Anonymous says:

    OH SHET That One chick Died! she was kinda cool. Good job Saya..

  • redlupine says:

    Poor somewhat-goth-looking-chick you were the most interesting looking character of the lot.

  • Anonymous says:

    Why is this Saya so… weak?

  • icymirage says:

    Tadayoshi: What are you doing?
    Tokizane: I’m just confessing my love, hugging your daughter, and we were about to make out.
    Tadayoshi: Okay, be careful on the way home.
    Tokizane to Saya: We’ll continue this later.

  • ToshiroNoRonin says:

    I am seriously getting tired of Saya’s craptacular ability to save anyone. If she didn’t care about anything besides killing the monsters it would be one thing, but given that she keeps going on about how she promised to protect everyone and yet she’s managed to allow about 100 people to die under her watch, it makes her look so incompetent that she’s beyond redemption at this point.

    Seriously, if I were one of the innocent bystanders who got attacked by one of the monsters I’d figure I had a slim chance of survival. But as soon as Saya showed up, it’d be a guarantee that I’d die. That’s how much she sucks.