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「天使炎上篇III」 (Tenshi Enjo Hen III)
“Angel in Flames III”

A princess, another princess, and a lot of explosions.

A More Mature Kanon, & She’s Naked!

There’s nothing wrong with a little interrupted bathing, but when it leads to fun blushy times with Yukina-chan then I’m even more in favor! Yes, her covering her breasts was quite a sight to behold, but you gotta love her fidgeting while wearing Akatsuki’s jacket. There’s just something about women wearing your clothes, am I right guys? At least until they don’t give it back and you’re out like three of your best shirts and then you two break up and you’re pretty sure she’ll let her next boyfriend wear it the first night they get together and not that I’m bitter!! Erh–what was I talking about? Right, Yukina-chan is hawt.

Princess of Aldegyr

Absolutely no one should be surprised that the mysterious beauty ended up being La Folia Rihavein (Oonishi Saori), princess of Aldegyr, though perhaps some of you were surprised by Kanon being her imout–erh, aunt. Obligitory Usagi Drop comments aside, I’m too used to princesses popping up all over the place in fiction, so no surprise here. To me it’s kind of like the whole vampire thing itself – fine when it’s done well, but it doesn’t light my skirt on fire by itself. I did like Folirin though, if only for trying to give herself that nickname. And I guess for trying to protect the young aunt she never knew she had until recently. That’s pretty nice of her too.

Angel Weapon

I’m skeptical about using an artificial angel as a weapon. Sure it looks like they do plenty of damage, but are they going to have to make them fight and kill multiple opponents in the middle of a city each time they want to create a new one? Seems difficult, especially when it’s all kind of illegal and obvious. I don’t care how in trouble your company is, don’t start turning innocent schoolgirls into angel weapons. It’s kind of a dick move.

Killing Kojou

Kojou is an immortal vampire, and the main character to boot, so while I was surprised the first time he lost his head this one lacked punch. They’re going to have to do some pretty hefty convincing to make me believe he’s done for this time, though Kanon’s ridiculous power – and how she’s apparently not on this plane of existence anymore, which is totally hax – go a long way. I can’t help but think he’s going to get up and suck another girl’s blood this time too, not the least because Kanon appears to have gone catatonic over (maybe) killing someone who was kind to her.

Looking Ahead – Saving Kanon, I Hope

Strike the Blood’s arcs are nothing if not predictable in length, so this one should be finished off next week. I’m hoping Kanon gets saved rather than ascending to a higher plane of existence, because I haven’t gotten nearly enough Itou Kanae yet! Also I look forward to the boys at school having another reason to curse Kojou. Die bastard!

tl;dr: @StiltsOutLoud – Kanon’s onee-sa–niece appears to help her, but it’s too late. Kanon gunna fire some lasers! (At Kojou) #ストブラ #stb_anime 11

Random thoughts:

  • A crazy and murderous Arai Satomi is nice too.
  • Zephyr will be back to continue his usual coverage next week. I’m just filling in for him now because he has exams or a marriage or a kidney stone, I don’t know, I don’t really pay attention to him. I just know you all should give him a hard time when he reappears for inflicting me on you. Take that!

Check out my blog about storytelling and the fantasy novel I’m writing at stiltsoutloud.com. The last four posts: Don’t reject feedback rashly, Hard fantasy vs soft fantasy, What I’m thankful for, and On writing fast, writing well.

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December 13, 2013 at 6:40 pm
48 comments »
  • December 13, 2013 at 6:55 pmVsAllGaming

    I was expecting Kanase and La Folia to be sisters. Not for her to be her aunt but hey thats just me lol

    • December 13, 2013 at 7:36 pmzztop

      LN elaborations I found:
      1)Running gag that Lowe the demon-morph pilot is always called ossan, despite being 28.
      (ed. if he’s an ossan by Kojou’s standards, then Dr Kanase must be positively ancient!)

      2)The LN angel’s mask is metal, with countless creepy eyes engraved on its surface. Angel Kanon has sharp shark-like teeth, and the LN illustration depicts visible blood veins on her wings.
      https://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/images/0/07/StB_Vol_3_p111.jpg

  • December 13, 2013 at 6:57 pmdeVaras

    Kojou got easily one shotted . . . again.

    • December 13, 2013 at 10:47 pmAndros

      Kojou : Fukou da.
      I’m pretty sure even Touma doesn’t get one-shotted this many times.

      • December 14, 2013 at 12:45 amMgMaster

        Akatsuki may be more unfortunate than Touma on that front but he gets the better girls so it balances out :P

      • December 14, 2013 at 5:32 amLathros

        I think Kanzaki and Misaka are comparable to Kujou’s harem. Though probably not the nuns.

      • December 14, 2013 at 6:09 amMgMaster

        Oh right.Misaka aside,I forgot about Kanzaki.Kujou still gets to enjoy his harem’s company more though.

  • December 13, 2013 at 6:58 pmKerfirou

    Honestly, I originally also thought Kanon will be her sister.

    Turns out that old king is quite vigorous in his old age. A daughter younger than your Granddaughter?

    Also, First?

  • December 13, 2013 at 7:00 pmCross

    Stilts blogging Strike the Blood. Hell yeah! \o/
    http://randomc.net/image/Strike%20the%20Blood/Strike%20the%20Blood%20-%2011%20-%20Large%2006.jpg
    Been waiting for this :)

  • December 13, 2013 at 7:01 pmKyosuke

    I thought the silver bishoujo was himeragi w/ silver hair.. my dream did not come true. :’(

  • December 13, 2013 at 7:14 pmzztop

    Suddenly, ERABE.

    1)Enter and scrub the princess’s back.
    2)Enter and scrub the princess’s front.
    3)Strip naked immediately and scrub yourself all over.
    4)Get confronted by your angry, attractive naked spear-fighting Observer.

    ERABE!!!

    • December 13, 2013 at 9:08 pmhaseo0408

      You know the first three end up with Kojou being killed by Yukina multiple times, right?.

      • December 14, 2013 at 12:16 amStilts

        It would be worth it. Tooootally worth it.

        I’m still going with #4 though. Yukina-chwan~

    • December 13, 2013 at 9:59 pmflCer

      Picking 4 cuz Yukina.

    • December 14, 2013 at 12:25 amJäger

      I’m picking either 1 or 2 cause Foli-rin is simply too hot ! I’m sorry Yukina, but Foli-rin >>>>> Yukina.
      And everyone forgot poor Sayaka who’s busy kicking automata ass.

    • December 14, 2013 at 12:49 amMgMaster

      Kanade wouldn’t have something as convenient as #4 and would somehow end up picking #3,except that he’d probably be asked to do it in public.He takes fukou da to another level!

  • December 13, 2013 at 7:23 pmrukia

    The loli teacher mage is weak. An attack with chains? I have seen that trick before. Doesn’t she have anything else?

    • December 13, 2013 at 7:52 pmHanabira.Kage

      Like what, teleport her opponents into outer space and let them suffocate up there?

    • December 13, 2013 at 8:26 pmjrj

      Natsuki is one of the most powerful person in the series (of course not as crazily powerful as primogenitor vampires), just wait for her arc…

      • December 14, 2013 at 6:23 amVaans

        Her arc? When would that be? could you give some nice hints on what her arc will be?

        Is Natsuki powerful enough to defeat Kojou?

      • December 14, 2013 at 4:54 pmjrj

        well, Kojo lacks both the will and the experience to fight, plus he only have a few of the familiars at his disposal right now, so as far as vol.3 (the current arc), Natuski will for sure be stronger than Kojo.

        As to Natsuki’s arc, well, I guess you can call it her arc depending on how you see it. All I can say is if there is no filler material, then Natsuki will play a major role in the next arc after the finale of next week. Hint: you will see why this legal loli is legal.

  • December 13, 2013 at 7:47 pmzztop

    How does (nearly) everyone seem to know Kojou’s 4th Progenitor secret anyway?
    Even Lafolia found out during Kojou 1st meeting her!

    It seems Beatrice is in charge over Dr Kanase and his experiments, judging from their conversation.

    • December 13, 2013 at 9:05 pmhaseo0408

      Because sucks big at covering his identidy, he has make so much ruckus in the half year he´s been a Progenitor that it´s miracle the entire planet doesn´t know he´s the strongest vampire in the world. Also, is a given his kindred Progenitors know who he is from the start, those guys aren´t dumb.

  • December 13, 2013 at 8:31 pmjrj

    well, Kojo got one shot again, but really this time he is in a distinctive disadvantage… primogenitor has the curse of immortality (in the LN it is called infinite minus life), while angel (even fake angel) has holy powers, basically holy power is super effective against those curses… also vampires are innately weak, only because they have super strong familiars, they are recognized as the strongest demon race. If you can seal the familiars (there are many ways), vampires are nothing but experience points lol… Kojo only have 2 familiars right now (out of a total of 12), so he is rather rookie. Also he is holding back right now since he doesn’t want to hurt Kanon anyway. Can’t wait to see the finale of the arc!

    • December 13, 2013 at 8:52 pmzztop

      Where do you read the novels online? Can you recommend any links?

      Also, does the LN elaborate on the artificial holy swords Lafolia’s bodyguards used at the start of this arc?

      • December 13, 2013 at 9:15 pmjrj

        http://lknovel.lightnovel.cn/
        this site basically record all the fully translated volumes of most series that are being worked on…

        as to the fake holy sword, their mothership supply holy power from its main engine that emulate the real holy sword… anything more than that is currently a spoiler, so I will wait till next week or later to talk about it :)

  • December 13, 2013 at 9:15 pmhaseo0408

    Each time I see Yukina using those magical martial arts moves it reminds me of Street Fighter, she could kick Bison´s ass for sure!. XD

  • December 13, 2013 at 10:15 pmCybersteel

    For some reason I’m really diggin the design of La Folia’s clothes.

  • December 13, 2013 at 10:42 pmSmithCB

    Wow, ‘da man needs some help. Hmmm, two girls under that protective shield, right? Which one to help him . . . or maybe . . . ? *throws glass of ice water down my shirt* WHOA!!!!!!

  • December 13, 2013 at 10:51 pmKai

    Damn the princess is hot. Seriously though I thought Kanon’s the younger sister of the princess. the princess looks too mature to be Kanon’s niece!

  • December 13, 2013 at 11:32 pmLathros

    KOJOU!!! Lucky guy. I’m pretty sure Touma didn’t get 2 white-haired hot girls joining his harem. Foli-rin best girl! (after Sayaka)

  • December 14, 2013 at 12:28 amAsmalti

    I wonder, with all the ToAru vibes that this show is giving off, if Kanon were to take on ToAru’s Hyouka (artificial angel, assuming its post WW3) , who would win? Also, at the very least Kojou’s harem isn’t made up of largely lolis (unlike a certain misfortunate hero)

  • December 14, 2013 at 3:19 amboingman

    >There’s just something about women wearing your clothes, am I right guys?

    What a ladies man, you show-off. :D
    Thanks for taking over for Zephyr this week.

    I just finished marathoning the 11 eps and as already said by Zephyr earlier, this is really a solid series. Animation is consistent enough and I like how they devided it in small 3-4 eps arcs. This is the better Taneda Risa show of the season. I don’t like the character she voices in KnK.

  • December 14, 2013 at 3:23 amzztop

    LN elaborations I found:
    1)Running gag that Lowe the demon-morph pilot is always called ossan, despite being 28.
    (ed. if he’s an ossan by Kojou’s standards, then Dr Kanase must be positively ancient!)

    2)The LN angel’s mask is metal, with countless creepy eyes engraved on its surface. Angel Kanon has sharp shark-like teeth, and the LN illustration depicts visible blood veins on her wings.
    https://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/images/0/07/StB_Vol_3_p111.jpg

  • December 14, 2013 at 4:14 amechykr

    Oh wow, Silver Link apparently got tired with the usual Yukina panty shot and decided to do something wilder: her going commando. o.O

    http://randomc.net/image/Strike%20the%20Blood/Strike%20the%20Blood%20-%2011%20-%20Large%2008.jpg

    We’ve seen Yukina in her undies, but who would have thought she had such an impressive size under those undies for a girl her age…

    http://randomc.net/image/Strike%20the%20Blood/Strike%20the%20Blood%20-%2011%20-%20Large%2003.jpg

  • December 14, 2013 at 4:40 amsadakups

    Oh god my bladder.

  • December 14, 2013 at 6:29 amVaans

    I envy that one robot who got a full shot of Yukina as she was doing her high kick without her panties.

    Lucky Robot!

    • December 14, 2013 at 2:14 pmGermanguy

      I’ve got the Harddrive where he recored all what he saw… do you want a copy? :)

  • December 14, 2013 at 7:02 amLathros

    The princess is one of the rare characters I’ve seen that doesn’t lash out at the MC for peeping at her when she’s bathing. La Folia ftw!! The preview is kinda spoiler though, Kojou’s still alive in the preview and preparing to use his Regulus Aurum…….wish Yukina could see the preview and not go “senpai!! senpai!!” when he ‘died’

    • December 14, 2013 at 4:58 pmjrj

      La Folia is devious and totally fit for a cool princess… maybe you won’t see it in this arc, but mark my word, she is not just your typical hawt nice princess haha

      • December 14, 2013 at 5:48 pmVaans

        So you mean this isn’t the last we see of her in this arc?

      • December 14, 2013 at 6:27 pmjrj

        of course you will see her more… after all she made it to the OP :)

      • December 14, 2013 at 8:59 pmLathros

        So Folirin has Toaru’s Laura Stuart’s personality? I’m sold for this series. Cool and devious bishoujo (too bad the likelihood of Kojou getting her as his harem would be low)

      • December 14, 2013 at 9:56 pmjrj

        well, what Yukina said in the preview sort of already hinted at that… of course her action next week will show a lot more about that…

  • December 14, 2013 at 8:51 amYanDaMan

    Curse you random light beams censoring all the good parts! CURSE YOU!!

  • December 14, 2013 at 9:23 pmAster

    no one notice the Millennium Ring on Kanase Kensei?

  • December 15, 2013 at 12:50 amewok40k

    Strike the bloody nose, indeed!
    Everything is better with princesses (trope!)
    Royals who actually do something (trope!)
    Also, loved how falcon punch didnt exactly work on droids. Touma, beware if any enemy sends droids after you!

  • December 15, 2013 at 4:13 pmshinizaki

    Wow, this episode really remind me a lot of ToAru’s Angel Fall arc. And Kojou really becoming like Touma in many ways. I beginning to wonder if the author is a fan of ToAru. Maybe we will see soon Stb equivalent of God’s Right Seat (maybe other primogenitors).

    But anyway, La Folia seems a very interesting character and quite shocked that Kanase is her aunt. Maybe next week we can see 2 additional girls included in Kojou’s harem officially ?