「ええ、京豆腐どすえ」 (Ee, Kyoutoufu Dosue)
“Yes, It’s Kyoto Tofu.”
Something about all the little quirks in this show make every episode that much more interesting. Starting off strong with a shaky cam of a little Haruna and Sera kissing and blood sucking action, I was pumped for some fantastic fan-service scenes. But after the discovery that vampires in this world actually have to suck blood to survive and that biting someone doesn’t change them into a vampire, there wasn’t a whole bunch of anything early on in the episode. Besides for a nice bath scene and hearing Korogi Satomi (Ushio from Clannad) voice Ayumu’s fantasy Yuu, it felt like the usual slice of life with a piece of harem pie on the side.
But as I’ve said before, this show is able to take that slice of life and throw it right out the window in favor of transitioning into something a little darker and a little more serious. But what’s amazing is how it still manages to keep the jokes and humor going strong. I know that I felt my mouth hit the floor after seeing Kyoko alive and kicking. Watching her meet Ayumu, flesh and all, really surprised me. But what really dumbfounded me was after she revealed that she was not only the serial killer, but a Masou Shoujo, and apparently a vampire that has multiple lives. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such an overpowered combination of powers.
After a fairly impressive battle with Kyoko lying on the ground dead, I couldn’t help but feel that the battle went just a little too well. I mean, I thought it was pretty cool how Ayumu managed to suck some of Kyoko’s powers out of her (just like with Haruna!) and I don’t think it will ever get old watching him be a pincushion for everyone else’s weapons. Of course, with such a crazy combination of powers I’m not surprised that they come with so many benefits — like having over ten lives.
The first thing that I thought as the episode came to a close was pretty close to “Damn, things just got real”. I’ve been dying to see Yuu actually participate in battle, and I guess the only way she’d release her monster powers would be against something that’s equally overpowered. Here’s hoping that next week’s episode has some kind of awesome all out battle! Also, even though at first I hated Sera’s attitude toward Ayumu, I almost died from laughter after she coughed up blood to just fix her insult toward him.