I think this episode was perhaps the worst visually for Cop
Craft yet and that is saying something given the visuals are perhaps the least
impressive part of the show. The music is awesome, the characters are getting a
really nice back and forth going and honestly it is working as a pretty good odd-couple
buddy-cop story. Yet with the persistent murkiness of the visuals this week it
just really struck me that this anime would be a lot more popular if it had a
really slick appearance.
Alright, so we kind of wrap up the kidnapped fairy and
fairy-bomb incident in the first part of this episode though there’s a loose
end hanging in order to contrive a reason for Tilarna to stay on earth and not
hop back where she came from. Sure it is a clear contrivance but honestly they
had to have some logical reason for her to stay and it was either drag out the
fairy case or come up with something utterly random.
However we’re straight into a new situation with Kei and
Tilarna working to arrest some guys for something, it wasn’t very clear, and we
see once again that Tilarna hasn’t learned the concept of reasonable force as
she slices off a guy’s finger. After the inevitable chewing out by Kei’s new
superior (that was a quick replacement) they learn that the guys they arrested
had a coffin in storage.
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You know, I didn’t see a vampire story coming when I started
watching this. It doesn’t feel too left field or ridiculous given the premise
but it still kind of caught me off guard.
I will just say that Chapman, Cecil’s assistance in the
morgue is perhaps the most body-count-bait characters I’ve ever met. They didn’t
even try to make him feel like a character who existed for any purpose outside
of revealing the vampire. It was actually a little disappointing.
Still, the core of this show, Kei and Tilarna, just keep getting better and I love how their working relationship is evolving. While there are plenty of things that could be improved about this anime it is remaining pretty fun.