「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.
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.
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
- 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!
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