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「未確認魔人物体」 (Mikakunin Majin Buttai)
“Unidentified Demon Object”

There’s nothing like a family reunion.
And Staz’s family is no exception. Whereas Staz’s sister wants him to suffer in jail forever, Staz’s brother isn’t as heartless as he appears in the flashbacks. This paints a different picture of Braz and his intentions for shooting Staz. Last week, I would’ve thought it was because Braz was jealous or even trying to kill Staz. This week, Braz doesn’t seem like such a bad guy – in fact, he’s actually trying to save Staz from himself which in hindsight, seems like a very brotherly thing to do. I’m starting to grow some respect for the guy, if not for his reluctance to help Staz. If my siblings asked for help, I would undoubtedly help them – unless we had a bad relationship of course. This just seems like ploy to get Staz to do the dirty work because Braz rather not. All in all though, I don’t think their relationship with one another is as bad as Staz remembers it to be.

Then there’s Liz who’s more adorable than she came off in the previous episode. I don’t drink coffee either, we can drink hot chocolate together! Unfortunately her grudge against Staz seems to be rooted quite deep. I would understand that she wants attention from Braz, but what about Staz? Would it not suffice to have attention from Staz? Or perhaps it’s because both her brothers never gave her attention, which is why she resents Staz for it. Usually it’s the middle child in a family of 3 that feels isolated and neglected, but I could definitely sympathize with Liz for feeling left out.

What quite freaked me out this episode was the abomination that Franken created. I’m not sure if his motive is even an issue in this case because it seems like the bigger question is what this monster plans to do with his newly acquired body parts. Worse yet, he seems to be quite overpowered now and it would make sense that the only person that could stop him is Staz. He even killed the leader of the North – who is no more than a giant raging boar (no need for further character introductions there…). I don’t think Wolf is going anywhere, but it’d be awesome to see the werewolf in action!

After 5 episodes of Blood Lad I’ve realized that every week has ended in a cliffhanger that’s resolved in the next episode but leads to another wild goose chase. To me, it feels like there’s just one objective so far that’s led Staz down this trail of acquaintances and traps. Where does it end…? I hope the end destination is one worth waiting for because so far it feels like Fuyumi has everything working against her. Of course, there’s always Wolf to save her ;) (we all know who I’m rooting for!) I just hope that future episodes aren’t simply just about meeting new characters and there’s actually a purpose to send Staz after Franken’s new “creation”. Blood Lad has a lot of potential for a bigger picture at play and I’m hoping to see it sooner rather than later.

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August 5, 2013 at 3:21 pm
25 comments »
  • August 5, 2013 at 3:24 pmdanpmss

  • August 5, 2013 at 3:39 pmstarss

    My God I just realized! Bell is Haruka from FLCL!!

    • August 5, 2013 at 4:03 pmTez

      She rides windows instead of vespa!

    • August 6, 2013 at 9:34 amHaseo

      Dammit now you’ve made me love her even more.

  • August 5, 2013 at 4:08 pmgawrshness

    well what do you know…I should stop reading too much into appearances before making a judgement. Seems like Braz wasn’t such a bad guy after all though Liz although came off as more adorable this episode still has yandere tendencies, good thing her giant monster magic thing that toasted those zombies is like a minor annoyance to Braz.

  • August 5, 2013 at 4:12 pmAshkem

    Loved the small talk between Staz and Braz.
    ‘You wrote the broke right?’
    ‘What. you want me to sign it?’
    ‘…..no’
    and
    ‘Remember this’
    ‘Your magic trick?’
    ‘…..no’

    Kimura Ryohei and Ryota Ohsaka are best suited to be VA partners. Period. First Valvrave, now this.

    • August 6, 2013 at 1:38 amAnonymous

      And ‘Moses’ has returned!

      • August 6, 2013 at 3:14 amSherrisLok

        Ha ha! That he did! 83 Was it foreshadowing?

  • August 5, 2013 at 4:46 pmKurama

    Fuyumi is so cute <3

  • August 5, 2013 at 4:46 pmMgMaster

    Ladies & gentlemen,we have a new Superman in town.

  • August 5, 2013 at 6:52 pmBlackStealth1989

    I hoep blood lad manga doesn’t end anytime soon. I love the characters

  • August 5, 2013 at 8:10 pmB.I.T.W.

    Hidden due to low comment rating. Click here to see.

    • August 5, 2013 at 10:21 pmAndro

      Can someone tell me what the heck is this guy doing? He keeps attempting to ‘summarise’ (If that’s even summarising) the episode which RC bloggers have already done. Is this an attempt at trying to garner attention?

      • August 5, 2013 at 10:51 pmMgMaster

        Man,believe me…I’m sure many of us have been wondering about that for a while now but we in the end we just decided to ignore him/her/whatever.Bombarding him with downvotes might work,just saying.I always do my part!

      • August 5, 2013 at 11:23 pmKurama

        I don’t get why they haven’t just banned him?

      • August 6, 2013 at 6:45 amCherrie

        We haven’t banned him because although his comments don’t add any value (that is subjective, some people might say they do… >_>), it’s not like they’re offensive or spam or troll posts.

        And LOL @ MgMaster =)

  • August 5, 2013 at 8:38 pmberrish17

    These siblings relationship are cute <3

    Liz wants bro's attention :)

  • August 6, 2013 at 12:19 amWrenleos

    That moment when you realize that this anime is one giant fetch quest embedded with smaller fetch quests in between. @____@

    • August 6, 2013 at 6:41 amTaiyo

      Kinda like One Piece?

    • August 7, 2013 at 7:53 pmShadow74

      This is what happens when you want something important, and no one helps you free.

  • August 6, 2013 at 3:14 amlol

    looks like Staz got his maou power back lol
    and dat boob panning scene

    • August 6, 2013 at 6:47 amCherrie

      That’s why I made full-length caps! =D

  • August 6, 2013 at 3:17 amSherrisLok

    Bloods-aniki is such a creepy stalker!

  • August 6, 2013 at 7:16 amYartech

    http://randomc.net/image/Blood%20Lad/Blood%20Lad%20-%2005%20-%20Large%2009.jpg
    Ooh….is she naked or what? Felt weird watching that scene

  • August 6, 2013 at 8:42 amThe Shizard

    How can something be scary and cute at the same time?

    http://randomc.net/image/Blood%20Lad/Blood%20Lad%20-%2005%20-%20Large%2006.jpg