There’s some great weather outside, so Saya pulls Kai out of bed. Over breakfast, she and Riku then convince him to go out with them for a walk. The still depressed Kai ends up carrying all the stuff they buy. Elsewhere in town, David and Lewis are discussing how Saya has read Joel’s dairy and now knows everything. Lewis seems a bit uneasy that their trump card is a 16-year old in terms of emotional state, but David says that Saya will not stop until she defeats Diva, and that she herself understands that best. Meanwhile, in the Cinq Flèches building, Diva tells Karl that there’s something she wants – that child.
Saya and the others are taking a rest at a cafe, but Riku is growing increasingly unhappy at how distant Kai is treating Saya. He asks Kai to become friends with Saya again and claims that Kai is acting like a kid right now. At that time, at some castle location, Collins has brought Julia along to his meeting with Van Argeno. Julia expresses her doubts about being here, especially since their research is not public. Collins knows that as part of Red Shield, they can’t publish this research, but he feels that it’s too important to the future of the human race to not use in a more significant manner. Van Argeno asks the two of them to wait a little longer for his leader to come. It seems that Van and Julia knew each other from back in university, and she can’t help but be suspicious of him, even when he claims that he wants to put Collins’ name into the history books. Collins says that Julia is the person who understands his research the best, to which Van responds that his leader then must have the second best understanding.
Back in Paris, Lewis leaves David in the park. As he’s walking off, Lewis asks David if he’s got any souvenirs he wants to give Julia, but David doesn’t understand. Sitting alone and reading up on the Cinq Flèches company, David suddenly hears a voice ask if he’s Red Shield. David instantly recognizes Solomon Goldsmith, who takes a seat behind him. Solomon knows that the Red Shield ship is currently at Marseilles and reveals that in three days, they will launch an all-out attack on it. David wants to know why the enemy is telling him this. Solomon confesses that he can’t kill Saya – he wants her to live because they carry the same Chiropteran blood, as a species. Whether David chooses to believe him or not is up to David, but Solomon advises that he take Saya and run. David has more to say, but by this point Solomon’s already disappeared. David then calls Joel and passes on everything he just learned. Joel orders David to bring Saya and the others back to the ship. After hanging up, David wonders how the Chevalier came about the location of the headquarters. He calls Julia, but she doesn’t pick up her phone and instead turns it off.
During all this, Riku, Saya, and Kai have been getting their picture taken together in a photo booth. When they return back to the hotel, David rushes them to pack up their stuff. Meanwhile, Amshel has finally arrived at the castle where Julia and Collins are waiting for him. But before he can get to see them, his cell phone goes off – it’s Solomon and it seems that something has happened with Diva. Amshel apologizes to Van because urgent business has come up and he has to go. Amshel calls back Solomon; it seems that Karl has disappeared, along with Diva.
While Saya and the others are being flown to headquarters (with Kai still not smiling), Mao and Okamura discover that everyone is gone from the hotel room. Their only clue is a note that Kai left saying that he’ll contact them there if something happens. Back at the castle, Julia wants to go back to headquarters because she doesn’t agree with Collins’ stance on their research. He asks if she feels that the Chiropterans should be destroyed, even as they have exceeded mankind and offer new possibilities. In any case, Collins seems to think that they won’t have a place to return to, a statement that confuses Julia.
Having returned to the headquarters ship, Riku is still worrying abut Kai and Saya’s relationship. He tries to get Hagi’s advice, but Hagi’s reply is that only Saya can carry the burden of her suffering. He can only be silent and stand beside her, even if he can’t do anything for her. Riku ends up joining Kai on the deck of the ship, unaware of the coming attack. Kai thinks that his being beside Saya will cause her pain, but Riku conveys the same advice that Hagi gave: Saya shoulders her own suffering, so even if he can’t do anything, he can stay by her side. Riku then passes Kai the baseball glove they bought earlier and convinces him to go play catch with Saya. One of her throws falls short, so she goes to pick it up and meets Kai’s hand halfway. Saya takes this chance to confess that she’s deprived a lot of people of their lives. It used to be unbearable to think about, but she’s ready to face forward now. Kai says that she’s become strong – and not just her, Riku too. Even though he can’t do anything, he promises that he’ll stay by her and Riku’s side. He also suggests that when it’s all over, they should return to Okinawa, the three of them. Saya nods her head yes, and then Riku comes over and hands them each a photo of the three of them from earlier. Unfortunately, their game of catch ends when the ball goes over Riku’s head and over the railing. Inside, they see all of the Red Shield guards gearing up.
Suddenly, Saya and Riku both start to hear Diva’s song. Something soon lands on the deck, creating quite an explosion. Red Shield guards are there with guns ready, but they are no match for the lightning-fast Karl. Behind him stands Diva, who wonders where that child is.

Ok, this was a good episode, but I’ve got a few gripes. For one, the animation quality really sucked. Low frame count + third-string animation team = lose. The only redeeming factor in the production quality sense is that the soundtrack is so impressive. The other thing is that this episode keeps you wondering who Diva is really after, but then the preview goes and spoils it by showing that it’s indeed Riku she’s targeting. And I got a good laugh when I heard the “Boy Meets Girl” title for next week too.
Story-wise though, we’re still going pretty solid. For Kai, Riku, and Saya, this was reconciliation. Collins’ beliefs appear to be growing more and more dangerous, especially considering who he’s dealing with. It wouldn’t surprise me if he’s the one passing on information to the enemy. And while it’s nice that Solomon warns David of the upcoming attack, it really didn’t change much. It just meant that more Red Shield grunts were standing around ready to be slaughtered by Karl.
The preview for next episode starts with a shot of Kai lying on the ground, with blood coming out of his mouth, but I doubt that this is the end of him. However, as I mentioned above, it mainly shows Diva going after Riku. Oh, it’s gonna get kind of interesting hearing Yajima Akiko talking to herself lol…


  1. Yay for Solomon and Saya!
    I want to see rematch Saya and Karl

    From previous episodes, one group’s subtitles said that Diva “wanted to meet her” and another group’s subtitle said “wanted to meet him” so I though that it was Saya or Hagi that Diva wanted. But Riku??!!

  2. =D also very interesting, that in Vietnam Saya got Karl’s arm, at Lycee Saya got Karl’s arm and leg, I wonder if Saya will get to crystalize Karl totally this time

  3. I’m finally caught up with the episodes and I love it! So Joel didn’t really create Saya and Diva he simply discovered them.Well…now we know why Diva is the way she is.It’s a simple case of Daddy didn’t love her enough and neglected her so she hated him with a passion and pissed off at Saya too since Joel played favorites with Saya.So now she’s simply bitter to the core.So wouldn’t all of this make it Joel’s fault? He nurtured Saya and psychologically damaged Diva, pretty much setting the stage between the two.

  4. Yeah, Riku is too scared by diva!
    Diva will tries to get Riku’s blood again, She likes his blood ;P
    Is it the riku’s end? Saya will protect Riku?Answer in: Jikai Blood+!!!

  5. I finks that Diva is going to try and get her blood into Riku’s body… you know, because of that whole Saya’s blood can kill Diva and her Cheviallers (sp).. so it’s kind of the same (I’m guessing) for Diva, no?

  6. “it’s gonna get kind of interesting hearing Yajima Akiko talking to herself ”
    F**kn LOL!!!yup,its goin to be freaky..^_^`
    well, i hope they wont use those animetors team again,they suck.. X_X`;
    waiting for the next ep…

  7. Kai is still copying Hagi´s words… Don´t you believe me? Just watch “Last Sunday” and “Do you remember our promise?” and you will notice that Kai say some of the things Hagi has said. Hmm… This doesn´t sounds good to me… These copied promises and quotes must mean something…

    Kaede Kei
  8. Strange. How did it become cheer up Kai day after Saya recalls all her memories of Vietnam?
    She just remembered everything about Vietnam and then got over it enough to return to her care-free days. I thought Saya was going to become more determined and isolated from Kai with her intensifying dedication towards defeating Diva, not shopping and enjoying Paris.

  9. wow , i’m totally in love with Diva , her beuty and her deep and penetrationg blue eyes just charm me so much that i understand all the chevalier who follow her like dumb sheep 😛

    So..Riku is diva’s main interest ? hum..wonder why. could it be because of that thing they found on his blood. that makes me wonder who Riku really his . I just hope Amshel doesnt capture the guy..cuz we all know what amshel is capable of *thinks about the Shif* .
    now i also wonder is Solomon is going to die in some near future ( because for me it’s like obviuous he is going to be killed by amshel ) since he gave too much information to ”red shiel” .
    i also happen to wonder who Van really his. his he a chiropteran ? or just a human ?
    what will happen to Mao ? will Saya go berserker again ( she was lovely like that ^^ )
    anyway , spoilers on wikipedia are updated :

    Show Spoiler ▼

  10. Diva better not hurt Riku or I’ll hunt that b*&#h down and kill her myself!

    PS Why does Diva always look so damn glamorous and Saya looks like an extra from an Old Navy commercial??? It’s not fair 🙁

  11. Yeah I don’t think Solomon will be killed by Amshel coz he is a chevalier for Diva…. unless Saya randomly decides to kill him or ambel does some super powerful move that annihilates him lol

  12. Just seeing if anyone notice that Saya and Diva are not only identical twins, but they also have phenotypical traits like Amschel; i.e. their dark hair, pale skin, and blue eyes (in Blood: The Last Vampire, Saya originally blue eyes). Could this be because Amschel dripped some of his blood on Diva and Saya’s cocoon thingys :-)? Virus-like or just evolution?

  13. Sad for Julia, she’s my favorite character. Hope she can somehow redeem herself and get back with David somehow. That bastard Collins should rot in hell.

    perhaps Riku might have got caught and get brainwashed at some point to become Diva’s plaything? Somehow i don’t think anyone will die just yet, until we reach afew eps before 52.

  14. Why does everyone keep going that Kai is going to be a Chevalier? -_-;

    Turning Riku into one, despite having no choice ate away at Saya and I don’t think she’ll perform the same act on Kai.

    Diva is crushing on Riku, afer tasting his blood. ^^ They’d make a cute couple, if they get together.

  15. I think Diva is just looking for a companion to pass the time with and with her childish mentality, she takes an impulsive interest in Riku. She doesnt seem to have a deep bond with her chevalier like Saya and Hagi anyways. Makes me wonder what she does all day other than try on dresses and rip dolls.

  16. Well, I think Diva is a bit unlucky with her Chevaliers (makes me funny to write in french!). It’s actually sad that no one cares for her except to use her…
    Come on Solomon, don’t betray her for Saya! Give her a big hug and take her away!

  17. ok i got some information from books and here it is!

    Show Spoiler ▼

    well here’s the spoilers for the next few episodes.. and i’ll comment if there’s more!

  18. I think I need to stop spoiling the series for myself. So sadly this is the last time you will see me around these parts. Not that the majority of you care…
    What’s up with Riku? Is he the missing link between Humans and Chiropteran or something? Could it be that Diva sensed he was “special” after feeding on his blood? It would be a sad thing if he became her next plaything based on the way she “plays” with her toys.
    We’re already on episode 31 and the plot is full of so many holes it reminds me of Swiss cheese. For one, that last episode about Joel’s Diary didn’t reveal that much and it irks me to see that Saya doesn’t yet seem very self aware. As in when is she going to realize that genocide, killing her entire race herself maybe included as who knows what Red Shield is up, won’t really solve much? And when is she going to accept herself for who and what she is and stop blaming herself for letting Diva out of her cage? Pardon me, but if Diva is a chiropteran and considered the queen of he species like Saya, then just how is it that she couldn’t break the 19th century the lock on that dungeon door? Has this occurred to anyone else or is it something they expect us to overlook? This is anime after all. But give me break. I think Red Shield, Amschel and co are just playing Saya, the poor girl is due a wake up call. And I wouldn’t be surprised if the whole “escape” was organized by Amschel in the fist place.

    Sorry for the rant. I like Solomon because he too realizes much of what’s going on is senseless.
    And what the heck is the silly promise? I hope things begin making sense soon.
    k thx bai 🙂

  19. Wow I really love this show, and its getting better and better
    Hhmm I really hope karl doesnt die, he’s one of my favorite characters ^-^
    And I wonder what Diva wants with Riku, since he’s Saya’s chevalier now…i dont think she can drink his blood anymore….
    I cant wait till the next episode

  20. about the drinking of riku’s blood by diva. i dont think the chavilers are harmful to saya or diva. if you remember the shif guy drank some of hagi’s blood and was fine. and iren had some of sayas and died. so its safe to assume that the chavaliers being human before chiroperans have a less affective blood potency then diva or saya. thus making riku fine to chow down on.

    kagimon = (Karl-hAGI-soloMON)

  21. I am fairly certain it is Riku or kai that Diva wants to meet for multiple reasons.

    1) she never showed interest in Hagi and has allowed her Chevaliers to conspire to kill Saya, therefore it can’t be either of them, leaving Riku, possibly Kai.

    2) The reason she let Riku go before is that he was not a Chevalier before then. Remember how in the earlier episodes it was talked about that the Chevaliers were to have Saya as a bride. So why wouldn’t Riku be Diva’s newest husband to be.

    3) She needs bait for Saya, she needs Riku and tries to take him. I do agree with the comment that he will become a Chevalier, but whose? If they want a huge twist and cause more problems he will become Diva’s explaining the build up of character conflict in recent episodes, thus creating a whole new problem. If it is Saya’s Chevalier he is to become it resolves this conflict and the family stays intact without strife Saya is the leader, and they are now ready to do battle.

    I still favor the idea that Riku is the target and Kai becomes the next Chevalier. Although it would be very interesting to see what would happen if Kai became Diva’s chevalier.

  22. What red shield after the next ep there is not gonna be any red shield wonder if joels important decision in the next ep might be to disband it possibly to save lives.

    Francisco vampire warrior
  23. Joel’s important decision could be to pass leadership to David then go down with the ship.
    Personally, Joel is too young and inexperienced, not to mention uninvolved with Saya’s missions, to ever be something other than a figure-head for the Red Shield.
    Biggest mistake Joel made—Collins.

  24. Anyone wondering about the translation to that phrase Diva said in a previous episode and the one at the end of this episode, the phrase is subjective to the topic. Since what she had said was in essence “gender neutral”. Without knowing if she was talking about Saya or Riku in the previous episode, for a Japanese viewer it would keep the viewer guessing as to her real intention. We know its Riku now due to the episode preview, but both translations are good.

  25. To v1cious —

    Van Argeno is not a Chevalier, but he does work in close contact with both Amschel and Solomon Goldsmith.

    To everyone else —

    Personally I don’t support Kai becoming Saya’s Chevalier, though there are excellent points all around. Kai himself said he didn’t want to change, to be the person that keeps Saya and Riku grounded. I doubt he would want Saya to explicitly disregard his wishes, even if Kai ends up mortally wounded.

    As for Solomon, I’m honestly feeling sorry for him and think he became Chevalier to the wrong twin. Diva might be pretty, but she’s psychotic! Poor Solomon, looks like he’s the only one of Diva’s boys with any sort of conscience. (And he’s easy on the eyes! XD)

  26. Yeah, but Solomon’s still involved with Anshel’s work. If Solomon didn’t meet Saya, he would probabily still be working (and being a playboy) with Anshel in experimenting on children from war torn countries.
    He likes Saya because he wants what he can’t have. Solomon should have a better reason for breaking away from Diva.

  27. Seconded. But I guess I’m biased on this account because I have little sympathy for milkfed pretty-boys like Solomon. We’ve yet to see that he has a conscience – only that he likes Saya, presumably because she is the forbidden fruit and presents a challenge. But his ‘like’ is so weak, so anaemic that it wasn’t enough to defy Diva when she was going stabbity-stab at Saya’s throat way back in ep 24 (or was it 23). Bleh. Compare with Hagi’s upstanding moral character (i.e. defending the poor Vietnamese girl against Beserker Saya with only an itty bitty dagger) and his (okay, admittedly overly doggy-like) devotion. No fight, I say. Solomon can be the filling in a Karl and Amschel badslash sandwich, and I wouldn’t shed a tear for him when he’s killed (as he inevitably is going to be, going the course of all anime tragic antihero-cum-villians.) Vive le SayaxHagi!

  28. To Nausicaa and ChuChu —

    Excellent points all around. I hadn’t taken that into account. I’ll retract my earlier statement regarding Solomon, as it’s more clear now what his intentions were (I guess I haven’t been paying enough attention to the series).

    But I do have another question that’s been nagging me. Despite their obvious autonomy, have there been any instances so far where a Chevalier (any Chevalier) overcame the obedience that’s seemingly encoded in them and contravened an direct desire/order from their mistress?

  29. i SO want to see what the “new” say looks like in the uk!!! i’m so excited to see!!!

    p.s to the person who said there arn’t going to be back; i got bad news for you. you WILL be back!!! i myself tried to stop looking here but it is REALY hard!!!!! especialy when the subbs don’t come on time…. also i thnk solomon will die. definetly. it willl probably happpen when he helps saya; well i don’t like him anyway i’m all sayaXHagi!!!!!

  30. It’s sort of funny how Karl and Diva get along so easily! In simple words, this is what happens: Diva goes, “I want Saya!” and Karl goes “Ok!” and they go off on a journey to kill off random people and get Saya while the rest are panicking that their little princess was lost.

  31. Omg Karl looks so freaked out by what Diva said so funny.Next episode Diva gets pregnant by Riku man this will want to make the Riku fan girls scream about that lol.By the way if Karl loves Saya so much why does e want to kill her?So strange… well either way it makes the anime more exciting I guess.By the way love Saya’s new sword it rocks.This is my 1 favorite anime besides Wolf Rain.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *