Seventh Killing Spirit – 18/10/17 8:17
This show is getting a whole lot better and I really love the direction the series is headed. It’s not going to be scary but it’s going to be really interesting and entertaining anyway. Doing the three episode rule showed me that the series would be something I’d like in the future however it’s great to see that investment payed off.
So after dropping such an interesting episode they naturally do a thing where they introduce a whole new premise and idea which is really fun to see. I basically wanted to see the plot thicken a lot more and interesting ideas to be introduced and I wasn’t let down.
We essentially learn something I was fearful about all along. Most of the vampires are just normal people brought back to life. We cut to Masao who’s stuck buried alive underground and it confirms everything about vampires which we may have initially thought.
Vampires only need to drink your blood once to make you subservient and obedient to them, and even after that you could be converted. We see a character that’s been paid a lot of attention to go through this whole process and it’s seriously creepy ideologically. It never sent a shiver down my spine or anything like that but the very idea of an ex-human having to kill its own kind for survival is both tragic and a horrible situation.
One of my favourite parts of the episode was the detective work that went on with the three kids who decided to dig up graves to investigate whether Yuuki’s hauntings were real or psychological. Avoiding the stalking vampires was something that was interesting to see them try and fail to do, it seems like the vampire with the hideous looking cat ears got a hold of their plan and maybe got to the graves first since he dug Masao out.
It’s in this discussion with Masao that we learn some fundamental weaknesses to the vampires. Some creators decide to interpret vampires differently so here’s how they work. They burn in sunlight except for some and die with a beheading or a stake to the heart, that’s it. They don’t die of disease or old age; they must either make a mistake or be hunted down. Luckily for us some of our characters might start to just do that. We know that most vampires have a thing where they sleep during every moment of sunlight and wake up at night, breaking into the house and murdering all of these guys in their sleep would be a great way to remove the epidemic.
But there’s something strange about saying that: why do I feel so bad for saying that statement? The vampires have such a human quality to them that I really want them to just get along and only drink blood from places stored in the hospital or something like that so humans aren’t affected. They’re human life forms as well so I’d think that would be one of the best solutions. And obviously just because they’re vampires doesn’t’ mean their above the law so all the ones who murdered should be in prison anyway.
We then end with the trio of kids digging up a grave, I really hope the cat eared vampire hasn’t done something to mess those guys up and that this grave digging will progress the characters along with their knowledge instead of regress them, that’s what I’m hoping for. Either way that episode was really entertaining to watch and think about and I’m looking forward to more!
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