Just finished watching “Blood + Part 1” The Anime News Network
It’s 25 episodes spread over 5 disks, the 6th disk is bonus material. Something I neglected to read and expecting 5 more episodes tonight felt somewhat jilted. No U.S. DVD release date for part 2 yet but Netfix has it as a save selection.
Overall I’m liking this series but I’d give it an overall “B-” and not a “B+” like the reviewer above. Cut out some of the fluff and I’d bump it up to an “A-.” When this show is on It’s quite engrossing and the episodes fly by, but after each major story arc ends there is sort of an empty episode that does nothing to further the plot. Don’t want to skip them though just incase there’s something important. My other gripe is that occasionally there are to many flashbacks but this doesn’t happen to often. That said it’s more than interesting enough that I can’t wait for Part 2.
I do have to give it high marks for it’s location animation. Rather than relying on some famous landmark to indicate where you are the locations are done quite realistically. When I first started watching I thought the countryside and coastline looks a lot like Okinawa then the city starts looking like Okinawa city and sure enough it was. So far the rest of the locations similarly done.
So far it’s more than worth watching but you might want to wait until part 2 is available so you aren’t left hanging.