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Karin – 04

Karin   04   01 Karin   04   02 Karin   04   03
Karin   04   04 Karin   04   05 Karin   04   06
Karin   04   07 Karin   04   08 Karin   04   09
Karin   04   10 Karin   04   11 Karin   04   12
Karin   04   13 Karin   04   14 Karin   04   15
Karin   04   16 Karin   04   17 Karin   04   18
Karin   04   19 Karin   04   20 Karin   04   21
Karin   04   22 Karin   04   23 Karin   04   24

Short Summary:
Karin prepares another lunch for Kenta, but is unable to give it to him after she catches him reading a book about vampires. Although Kenta has been growing more and more suspicious, Karin hasn’t been acting like a normal vampire would (no aversion to water, crosses, garlic, sunlight, etc). While running home in the rain one day, Kenta is stopped and warned by Anju not to corner Karin, but also gets a hint that there’s a truth about Karin. The next afternoon, Karin is harassed by a random man off the street, and Kenta comes to her rescue. Karin gets flustered after Kenta starts to apologize for thinking that she was a prostitute, and so she runs away. In the park, Karin starts longing to bite someone, and finds a drunken woman. After she sinks her fangs in, she realizes that Kenta is watching, having been led there by Anju. Kenta confirms that she’s a vampire by examining her fangs, so Karin starts calling for Anju. When Anju doesn’t respond, Karin breaks down crying. She’s afraid that if people know she’s a vampire, she won’t be able to live there anymore. Kenta makes her realize that he’s not the type of person that would tell her secret or judge her like that. Karin’s victim soon wakes up, so Karin pushes Kenta into the bushes. Then, Anju, who has been watching from above, faints and falls on top of Kenta. After Kenta learns that the two are sisters and starts carrying Anju home, the elder brother arrives and wants his sisters back.

This is a decent episode, but for whatever reason, I’m growing pretty weary of this series. The first half of this episode just doesn’t hold my interest, though the second half is a lot better. Along those lines, I think the vampire aspects of this are interesting, but the Kenta and Karin romantic/getting-to-know-each-other aspect is not.
The flashback scene when Karin thinks about the first time she had a nosebleed in middle school is fairly good, but suffers from the producers rushing the story. That particular part would have had a lot more impact, especially in showing how much Karin’s parents care for her, if they had kept all of the dialogue in and didn’t shorten it to a series of quick images. Come to think of it, they did manage to cover material spread over four chapters (parts of chapter six, most of seven and eight, and the beginning of nine). However, I am quite pleased with how they follow the rest of that scene, including Karin’s crying and Kenta saying that he would keep her secret. That includes how the music is very fitting for that part.
This episode is a lot better than I had initially given it credit for, but I’m still a bit disappointed with the series in general. There’s a good chance I may decide to drop this if I end up not liking next episode (which should include both family visits).

November 24, 2005 at 11:41 pm
7 comments »
  • November 24, 2005 at 11:50 pmFury

    pretty good developments this episode, men doing fanservice though is bad its better when the women od it cause its sexy now.

  • November 25, 2005 at 12:49 amKira Takuto

    They seem to have left out the prostitute girl and the bald hotel owner. Although they weren’t major characters to the story, it just doesn’t feel right without them. =/

  • November 25, 2005 at 8:42 amNeko

    Sadely to say I’m becoming more disapointed as the series progresses… I guess its because I love the manga so much that their reworking of the story is really rubbing me the wrong way. It will be interesting to see how the next few episodes will be done and wether or not I will even bother to keep watching it if they continue as they have been.

  • November 25, 2005 at 11:43 amNana

    It’s almost always like that. Never noticed how much the anime and manga differs in story?
    I’ve noticed it alot in anime’s and manga’s i’ve read. It’s not bad, it gives you something more out of it ;)

  • November 25, 2005 at 3:08 pmFury

    Well put it this way, you can say its like Harry Potter, even if there are changes in the movie the basic plot line is still the same and as long as plot is ok then its good.

  • February 25, 2006 at 10:56 pmHotaru

    Well, I didn’t get a chance to read the manga, but the plot for the anime is still ok. I love vampires either way but the opposing twist gives it the most character. While my opinion differs from yours, don’t let that change your mind. Ja. ^_^

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