「Kyuuketsu Bouhime」 (吸血暴姫)
“The Tyrant Vampire Princess”
I think that was the most explosive introduction for a character we’ve seen yet.
Urzaiz Irene and Her Fangs
Leaping onto the scene with a ferocity that matches her wild style, Irene’s introduction episode was a fun one. Besides being strong and able to hold her own in a fight, seeing her powers in action was pretty frightening. Which in hindsight makes sense when her competition includes two overpowered AI and the constantly improving Ayato x Julis combo.
Getting back on track though, who would have thought there’d be an Ogre Lux capable of manipulating gravity? Besides sounding ridiculously overpowered, how in the world are you supposed to defeat someone who can pin you down using only a downward force? Throw in her ability to shoot spheres of condensed space that have their gravity amplified a ridiculous amount and it almost makes the price of using that weapon sound reasonable!
Except in Irene’s case, there isn’t really a drawback when you have an unlimited blood supply right next to you. Sure, she’s sucking the blood out of her own sister, but what does it really matter if her ability can put her right back into tip-top shape?
Anyways, I guess it all rounds out since Irene’s attachment to her younger sister is so cute and endearing that maybe, just maybe her tough exterior is more of a rouse to keep people away from the both of them.
One Disappointing Point
If I had one complaint with this new arc, it’d have to be just how ridiculous all these new characters seem. From overpowered AI robots to a girl who can control gravity, it feels like things are quickly spiraling into a totally different realm. Being honest, I guess it’s within the limits of the story’s universe, but it makes you wonder why there aren’t even more overpowered genestella with all the scheming and dirty tactics going on in the background.
Seeing how this is split two-cour series, I’m really hoping things don’t fizzle out toward the end. That said, we do have a couple episodes left and hopefully there’s another good fight or two waiting for us in there.
Catch you guys next week!