Reviewed by: Priss
Released by: Manga Entertainment UK
Age Rating: 15
Region: 2 - UK
Length: 106 minutes
Audio: Japanese Dolby Digital Stereo
Saya is part human, part monster, and has one thing on her mind revenge. Visions of twisted experiments and creatures slaughtering everyone she loved fuel her thirst for vengeance. With blade in hand and rage boiling in her veins, she tracks her tormentor to Tokyo, where flesh-hungry beasts have begun to feed. There, she joins a group of young hackers hunting for the same man. As Saya slices her way through lies, traps, flesh, and bone, how much blood will she shed to cut down the mastermind behind her madness?
PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE SERIES, THERE ARE SPOILERS HERE.
I had a crash course in the series Blood-C over the past week. Blood-C is a continuation of the Blood franchise, which began with Blood the Last Vampire and continued with Production IG's Blood+. Blood-C, is so named because of the creative minds connected with it – the all-star female writers and artists known as CLAMP. I think something that has escaped the notice of many anime fans (including myself) is that CLAMP had a far greater hand in the work than simple design support. Having contributed to series such as Code Geass by proving character designs, I had assumed that Blood-C was much the same. As it turns out, however, CLAMP's Nanase Ohkawa steered the story and worked closely with Production IG to produce an original animated series and movie under the CLAMP creative banner.
In Blood-C Saya has had another makeover and is woven into a tale of misdirection and manipulation. The TV anime was a remarkably gory series and ends with an incredibly angry Saya who hungers for revenge. In CLAMP's rendition, Saya is still a vampire who is unable to kill humans, yet here she is pitted against grotesque monsters called the Elder Bairns. While as a vampire, humans should be nothing to her, she battles to protect those around her from being devoured by the Elder Bairns.