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.