There is a massive coverup by the military as to the true nature of the teacher’s death at school, and everyone seems fine with it except of course Saya, who witnessed the event. Another discussion between George and David ensues over the fact that George will have to let go of Saya some day, and that it’d be best to do it now. The scene flashes back to George’s past, it goes something like this: George once served in the Vietnam War; was indebted to some guy who saved his life to take care of Saya; had a family (wife and daughter) which was lost in an accident; wanted to commit suicide; but stopped because Saya’s “heartbeat” “told” him to “live on”. George decides to raise Saya as his daughter, and takes in Riku and Kai as well. Life story in a nutshell.
Anyways, the main action of this episode deals with David revealing the nature of those “monster” things called Chiropterans, as well as the nature of “Red Shield”, the organization which seeks to eliminate them. In essence, they need Saya’s “blood” to stop these monsters…All of a sudden a cloaked figure walks into the room, asking for water. Saya hands him a cup, but David realizes that it’s a Chiropteran. David attacks it with an oversized pistol…but it fails to do any good. It’s up to Saya again to save the day of course! But wait! Saya doesn’t want to take action…and instead stands there rooted to the ground in fear/anxiety/panic/any combination of those. Hagi blocks the Chiropteran’s first attack, but it’s George who takes a step in trying to harm the monster. What he gets in return is a nasty gash across his front. It turns out the Chiropteran is actually someone who knows George, and his split personality (the one that recognizes George) kicks in and he runs away. Saya is left to mull over the fact that her inaction got her father seriously injured.
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Continuing on from last episode…Saya, in her sort of berserk state, takes this sword from Hagi and slices the monster with it. But not before cutting her own thumb on the blade and making herself bleed of course…because everything seems to involve blood, blood, and more blood. Anyways, her brother comes along and is naturally pretty freaked out by all of this. It seems that the military have a stake in this whole monster deal as well, and so Hagi clears out with Saya and Kai onto the roof of a nearby building. The military discovers that the monster was already eliminated, and that raises some concerns among their ranks. Introduce typical crazed scientist-like figure. He makes it seem like the monster that Saya killed was released on purpose or was at least an experiment of some sort…and even gives it a name…”Mouse”…
What happens after the rooftop excursion is that Hagi disappears and the whole thing fast forwards to a hospital scene. George, Saya’s foster father, and David, the blond haired guy (real descriptive, I know – look at screencaps) have a little conversation which Saya overhears…it’s about how she’s supposed to be the only “weapon” created that is able to stop these monster things. Well, of course Saya is disturbed by this and runs off to the beach, where Hagi turns up again with his cello playing. Kai is angry at Hagi for showing up again, and tries to punch him. He ends up instead with his back against the sand. Saya somehow remembers Hagi from before, but he vanishes once again (how exactly does one vanish with a cello case and cello on his back?). And, to keep with the theme of Blood+, as if they haven’t already, there’s the splattering of an innocent dog by some hooded figure in a telephone booth at night. Go figure.
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There is this girl named Saya who looks to be the reincarnation of a psycho girl from the past who killed pretty much everything including the monsters which had appeared back then. On her way home Saya sees a guy playing a cello (named Hagi) for a crowd which triggers some sort of flashback where she witnesses a girl trying to open something locked. A little later on as Saya’s going out her house George (her foster father), and David (some business guy), debate over who Saya essentially belongs to. To make the long sequence of events short: Saya runs back to school to get some shoes she had forgotten; she bumps into the cellist guy who’s now weilding a dagger instead of a bow…; and one of her teachers is eaten (well, mutilated) by some sort of monster hiding in a tree.
Saya runs away from all this of course, and bumps back into the cellist guy who she was scared off by in the first place. Turns out Hagi has some skills other than with a cello and he chucks the dagger into the monster’s eye. Some weird stuff follows (this series is all about weird)…Hagi has this demonic looking arm. He cuts it and implies that he wants her to drink his blood? In the end she does anyways when he forcefully kisses her. And then, the circle comes full swing. By drinking his blood she reinvokes the spiritual essence of that girl who she saw in her vision opening the lock.
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Warning: This series is not for those who are queasy at the sight of blood. Simply put, there is a lot of it. This is the followup to Blood: The Last Vampire movie, and it sure keeps with the same level of graphical violence. The story goes something like this: Good versus Evil, Red Shield (organization of humans) versus Chiropterans (monsters who can shapeshift into humans and feed on human blood). That is the series in an overly simplistic nutshell. Saya lives with her foster father in a happy little family, but that all changes when she meets a mysterious cello player who hands her a katana-like sword. From that moment on Saya begins to unravel the memories that she lost a year ago.
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