Bloodivores Episode 5

Review:

How do you even start with this? Why is the scar on Mi Liu’s arm on his inner arm when his father clearly grabbed him the other way? And in case we forgot that minor detail from episode 1, let’s have a flashback sequence to make it clear that the scar and the ‘Sapphire’ (whatever that might be) are in totally the wrong place. While we’re on that subject though, who taught Mi Liu how to conduct a search. Searching ‘Bloodivores’ is not going to get you anywhere and why would ‘death row inmates’ be password protected. I could understand specific information about specific inmates being protected but the entire search. Outside of location failure and technology failure we are given a brief view outside of the prison where Mi Liu’s father is getting grilled by a table of shadowy, angry men. While I’m loathe to say it, this scene just reminded me of Gendo Ikari in Neon Genesis and from there I couldn’t take it seriously at all.

The other prisoners were still trapped behind the wall except that one guy who is shirtless (mostly so we can distinguish him from all the other guys we don’t really care about), and shirtless guy runs into some orange haired guy who proves that the monsters aren’t that scary and effectively ends a crisis for the prisoners that has been running for four episodes. That said, it isn’t as if the monsters were the main problem. They’ve just been trying to keep things interesting on screen while the story fails to progress.

Anyway, if you were still watching at ep 5, you won’t drop the show from this, but if you haven’t picked it up yet, I’d recommend steering clear.

Bloodivores is available on Crunchyroll.

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12 thoughts on “Bloodivores Episode 5

  1. This show has gotten to the point where I’m literally just laughing my way through every episode because it’s that poorly executed.

    I literally burst out laughing when he was conducting the search.

    This show is giving Taboo Tattoo a run for its money, and that’s really saying something.

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    1. I’m not finding it quite as irritating as Taboo Tattoo but that’s probably because very little has happened so far. It still feels like they are introducing everything (which is a problem given we’re nearly half-way). Taboo Tattoo never bothered with introductions and just dumped us into the next part of the story without the necessary explanations that would make us want to care.

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  2. Lol it’s like you read the minds of all viewers. Gonna stick with it myself because my main question of “Why is this survival thing even happening?” has not yet been answered. It actually rivals the first half of Endride. Only difference being that they’re not actively irritating you like Shun and Emilio’s bickering was.

    So much events, so little plot progression.

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    1. I think you are right in that it is quite similar to how Endride started out without the character bickering because the only two characters we’re really spending time with are in love (or at least Mi Liu is obsessed with Anji for reasons that still have not been made clear).

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    1. I do have to wonder where it is planning to go (or if there is a plan. MAL says 12 episodes and we’re pretty much halfway and I still don’t actually know if this is going to do anything other than throw something weird at us when it should be reaching a resolution.

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