Posted by: Dval from: Clarksville, TN on
Genre: Action, horror, supernatural
Length: Episodes 6-10
"The Red Shield's deadliest assassin returns in Blood+ Volume Two, the next five episodes in Saya Otomoshi's epic battle against the Chiroptorans, a vicious horde of shape-shifting, blood-drinking monsters. In a series of hair-raising adventures that take her from a top-secret military facility to a Vietnamese boarding school haunted by a mysterious phantom, Saya faces unspeakable horrors as she attempts to destroy the Chiroptoran menace forever. A senses-shattering combination of CG and hand-drawn animation, BLOOD+ is grand-scale action and excitement no self-respecting anime fan can afford to miss!"
Eh, the description goes a little overboard. The series is good, but not epic. Definitely watch the first volume if you can find it (on Netflix but I prefer to own) so that you know why they're in a research facility to start off and to get the back-story of everyone. Volume 2 delves a bit deeper into Saya's past as she's somehow connected to the Vietnamese War but can't remember. Also, it appears that there are Chiroptorans with intellect called the Chevalier. And who is this mysterious "Diva" that the Red Shield is searching for?
You get the answers to a few questions here, but the series is 50 episodes and this only takes us through episode 10. The series has a good bit of action in it, but it also has a lot of filler. I really wish that Saya's family wasn't carried along. Kai and Riku are just a waste and tend to just get in the way. They should have taken the hint when the others checked out in the middle of the night and left them...-_-
Must say that I'm not a huge fan of either the original voicing or the dubs. Riku and Kai just lack any sort of emotion and I honestly don't think the voice-actors tried. The Red-Shield members and the villians did the best job with voicing.
Biggest complaint is the lack of any extras. Not even a friggin' trailer or preview...
Started this series up after Blood-C came out in early 2013 and while it's not as up-to-date with the graphics, I like the story better. Time to start volume 3 and see where it heads.
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