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Blood Lad 9

Phew-ee, Blood Lad really is getting better!

Braz did experiments on Staz to seal away his “thing”. Needless to say, Staz was not very impressed, but since Braz was probably like three times older than Staz, he had no choice. Eventually, Braz shot a bullet into Staz’s heart, a bullet that only Braz could take out – sealing off his “thing” for good. This was both bad and good – bad, because Staz lost access to his “thing”, and good, because Staz can’t use his “thing” to make women uncomfortable anymore.

Meanwhile, Wolf finds that Yanagi’s legs are disappearing (because that’s the first thing he looks at) – just as lower-level demons’ legs disappear when they enter the human world… Yanagi’s legs disappear when she goes back to the demon world?

Finally, Beru teleports Staz to Braz’s castle, where he hopes to get his “thing” back for good – unfortunately, a menacing figure (who’s probably a shy yandere) looms behind Staz with a GIANT AXE-THING

I previously expressed doubts about this being turned into a good anime, but now, I am just overcome with excited…ness… at it. Blood Lad is becoming a genuine good manga, with better art, a deepish backstory, an already large cast of characters, and even some mind twisting with Staz’s last statement towards Beru. The final problem is the lack of content – unfortunately, Blood Lad really won’t have much content for a long time, if it continues at its chapter-a-month pace. Hopefully, the author will realize what a great manga Blood Lad is, and devote more time and energy towards it.

Cheers for a volume of Blood Lad completed; here’s to many more~!

6 responses

  1. Noc

    And I had faith in the manga all along =D

    I’m excited about your excitedness for the anime. Although, there’s still plenty of things that could go wrong with that even if the manga becomes something great. There’s a 99.9 percent chance it’ll get an original ending, and everyone knows how those usually work out. Luckily the manga’s plot isn’t so deep yet that it can’t be resolved easily- Yanagi’s revival would still be the climax at this point, I think, so an original ending could still go pretty smoothly. I’m trying to be hopeful, since this is the first time a manga I really love has been chosen to become an anime.

    Lil’ Staz looks like such a dreary kid.

    2011/06/19 at 04:21

  2. Little Staz didn’t figure out the wonders of animanga yet.

    The thing with original endings is that nobody can predict what they’re going to be, and so it’s even harder to predict whether or not it’ll be good. All depends on the studio…

    2011/06/19 at 05:41

  3. Noc

    I wonder if he found out about Japanese culture before or after he decided to run away? I assume we’ll find out about that later though…

    A couple of people have suggested SHAFT should work on it- they seem to think its similar to Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei, and…I just don’t think it is. At all. I mean…there’s a big difference between a black comedy and a wtf-is-going-on satirical one. SHAFT is cool and all, but I think its more suited to surreal shows rather than a straightforward vampire/demon series like Blood Lad.

    2011/06/19 at 17:00

  4. That’s an interesting point – Blood Lad does seem somewhat satirical at times, yet I always get the impression the mangaka is completely serious about it.

    That takes quite a lot of talent…

    2011/06/19 at 18:17

  5. war was war, what would one do in a war but go to war, some hadn’t even a fist but serious hatred was there, no doubt, way too much appreciation if expectation of a final twist is a question, again again and again, i didn’t choose this, i won’t ever except that crimes were of a nature that got me up with high treason, a nipper could of been pulled aside and spanked, believe it or not that may also have done him in.
    charges were outrageous to the extreme.
    it was hatred of a personality, a kids personality, an uppidy so and so, no-one can convince for a second that such humour doesn’t exists else where.
    i had a thing where i couldn’t protect myself if i had done wrong to the miniscule, thats where endings might of happened.
    after survival and when things started including loved ones, i found that i could fight without even a punch to the last, no problem, i had a cause.
    not a threat but i am beginning to feel presure on my parents house, not my house, i desperatly want my parents to see their years out well.
    i am worried about things going postal, if they do i am going to try to protect myself as i am not ready to go yet.
    when all is cool, jokes and a bit of laugh is me, i’d be insulted if anyone took it as a different agenda.
    i will fight constantly to try and keep some humour in every part of life if i possibly can, if you ask me it is my right.
    the main rule in our house as kids was, bad moods are self indulgant and bring others down, take it to your bed room, come back when you are ready.
    the von trap family by no means.
    my pistol was taking the piss and having a dig, i was brought up that way, granted i had to learn how to turn a joke into a punch in the head, war.
    it was nearly easier before when 24/7 fate was about to pounce, you learn how to except and be a tiny bit comfortable socially, i wanted it, i fucking wanted it, why do you think i would walk around town and outscrirts on my own out of my head where loolaas may be, i wanted it and i didn’t want it from my own hand.
    if anyone thinks i am chasing a girl to get out of trouble you can fuck off.
    the twist in my head some would dearly hope comes true won’t, do you think a whole 10 years ago and every day by day by day since has been designing to get a woman to vouch for me.
    it would of been easier to approach an uncle.
    i asked my parents years ago to do so but their poor son was delusional god bless, how could such everyday charges amount to such hell.
    don’t worry, i have serious grieviances, i am very human.
    the cost of a house today is what it takes to fund a fucking head banger in a mental home, hell hell hell on fucking earth.
    my big chance to flee, dad says, you come with me to singapore and dubai while i work, see how free it is out there, you can get away, dad secretly knows but protects mam at every cost.
    what do you know, even worse. for me, that is that, the next place is freedom.
    folk ask how true my heart is.
    i am from here, as they say, i am Lennon, i understand and agree with crown life, i wouldn’t have a clue how life is above, couldn’t even fathom, thats not right.
    i’m yours, simple.
    please don’t lecture me on behaviour of the past.
    john lennon says war is over.
    at least give me the slightest chance to possibly be with someone without feeling done over as i have also been done over.

    2011/07/01 at 03:04

  6. I completely agree.

    2011/07/01 at 03:26