BLOOD PLUS: VOLUME FOUR
THE PLOT THUS FAR The battle continues in Blood + Volume Four, more adventures as Saya Otonashi battles the evil Chiropterans! A normal high school student who...
January 13, 2009
THE PLOT THUS FAR
The battle continues in Blood + Volume Four, more adventures as Saya Otonashi battles the evil Chiropterans! A normal high school student who suffers from amnesia, her destiny is partially revealed when a stranger presents her with a katana. Soon she finds herself fighting Chiropterans – ravenous creatures that can change their form, disguising themselves as human beings. An organization called the Red Shield has been waging a private war to wipe them out. They travel to Ekaterinburg during the continued struggle, but no one’s safe.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
The Chiropterans and The Red Shield have battling for centuries. One side is full of bloodthirsty monsters, while the other is full of vampire hunters. The usual battles ensue and Asia watches, as the group tries to work through their differences. Local schoolgirl Saya becomes involved in the battle. Watch this series to see how many times she can freak out when a creature does some weird shit near her.
Blood Plus is back with its fourth volume of episodes. Spinning out of 2000’s Blood: The Last Vampire, we’re treated to an anemic series that fails to capitalize upon Production I.G.’s original work. This show faces the same problem that a lot of the Adult Swim anime battles against. It’s a limp wristed approach to the violent dynamic of popular Asian animation. That doesn’t mean it’s kiddie friendly.
The DVD follows the pattern of the three previous releases. You get five to six episodes that are culled from the latter half of the second season. If you aren’t familiar with the series, then you need to pick up the other discs. It’s a dense story and it doesn’t play well to newbies. The A/V quality is semi-decent and the special features leave you wanting more. The Anime fans will buy it, everyone else will be left wanting more. It’s a rental, at best.
RELEASE DATE: 01/27/09