Strike the Blood Episode 1 Anime Review
Make BBQed horse meat.
I feel like I’m becoming immune to panty shots in shounen anime. There’s at least one in ever first episode I’ve watched this season, and they all try to treat it as part of the plot with having the characters react to it, but eh, I just ignore it and however the characters react to it as not having anything to do with their real personality. It just feels like a contrived writer’s device to hook in a male audience.
Ignoring the panty plot point, Strike the Blood is a pretty cool anime. At least, I like the main male character- Kojo. Most probably because he has silver hair and his general rebellious attitude reminds me a little of Gintoki, so instant transfer liking there. He’s the vessel for the Fourth Progenitor and a vampire, living in a government sanctioned area for magic users and the like.
I find that aspect of the anime interesting, wondering how they’ll treat this government controlled magic area. I guess the high school setting is tolerated since that’s their target audience as well.
So, anyway, he bumps into Yukina and she ends up fighting with this other guy who’s a magic user and woah, the animation blew my mind, because for a side character, that’s pretty damn good design. At least, I think that’s a side character. We really weren’t given much about the show in the first episode.
There isn’t much that really stands out to me at the moment, but I think the plot will develop more as the series goes along.