I’ve finished the 2nd arc of Blood+, and I must say I’m liking the show a lot. The basic plot is pretty standard – evil corp turning people into monsters, girl kick-ass fighter, forgot who she is, lived peacefully with family until it got destroyed, trying to find herself. But the details somehow pull the show away from the deux es machina and complete predictability. Part of its focus is also unusual for anime of this genre, that family is very important, and the powerless family members somehow are still in the show contributing to events, and not just acting as plot devices (i.e. sacrificial victims and reasons for revenge). Looks like it’s picking up steam as well, with the 2nd OP and ED done by Laruku and Nakashima Mika respectively. Would be really interesting to see how this show turns out.
- On September 27, 2006