This first impression is still SPOILER FREE! It doesn’t go beyond the things said in the Synopsis! However I still would recommend to watch the episode before reading this since it will make things a bit clearer (I am not gonna give a summary!)
Strike the Blood was another Anime that I went into with pretty low expectations, as I didn’t really see what they’d make out of the concept and if there’d be any likeable characters in there. But as we go into the first episode, I have to say that this probaly was one of the strongest starts into the new season so far. The world that we get presented in the first episode is a world that really cought my interest from the first second on. The characters while still rather mysterious are quite ok, with a rather generic tsundere and a quite cool main character that I really enjoy watching. The animation done by studio Silverlink was pretty good during the fight scene that was already delivered to us. There are still points though, where I am not sure how it is going to turn out. While the first episode already was pretty pleasent, I am not yet sure where they are going with the story and I can see how they could go into an arch style like Index did it, with a new antagonist every arch and another protagonist focused on in every arch. I am looking forward to seeing more of this though and hope that this is going well!
- Strike while the blood is hot! (chemicalbryan.wordpress.com)
- Autumn 2013 – First Impressions (Part 1) (avvesione.wordpress.com)