Owari no Seraph Ep 8 [ Can We Get Off Exposition Lane Please?? ]
I give. The curse is in full effect. Whenever I shotgun something without fail the same things happen, a series that is otherwise impressive will always come of extraordinarily dull. Owari no Seraph has amazing art, an amazing soundtrack, great acting, and an absurdly boring start. It’s episode 8 and I want to skip passed most of the episode to get to something interesting that for the most part never comes.
I want to like this show! Really, I do! Everything about it is something I genuinely like and the plot is something I want to actually invest in. But we are 8 episodes in and the most interesting episode so far was the first one. The most interesting characters and premises are usually the things we see nothing about.
I’m really tired of build up and no pay off. This episode they even go to exterminate vampires and it turns out to be more of a character badass moment than an actual fight. As usual Yu turns around to show he is the ultra badass of the group and Ugh. I really do not like the blonde tsundere in the show. So far her entire character has been being really rude to Yu, fawning over Yu, and thinking she knows best. Meanwhile she got herself into the worst situations and has had to be saved the most.
So far nothing about Owari has been anything but blandly beautiful. The most exciting parts are ones it feels like we will never see. The vampires seem mysterious but not in an interesting or appealing way because it feels like we never will actually see them. They decided to wage war and now instead of focusing on that interesting element we’re focused on the idiot brigade. We even learn there are other ways to fight vampires NOW in the heat of battle, shouldn’t they have been shoving some more of this into our brains before this?
Bah, I want to like this story but so far I do not. I feel like it’s just dragging on and on and they have a long set of episodes in order to do it, but that doesn’t mean they should! It doesn’t make it more interesting! And I honestly feel like all these girls who are suddenly interested in Yu are forcing it for the sake of a het romance when the show has done way too good of a job shoving Yu and Mika into our faces in a way that is not possibly platonic.
Bah. Shinoa was really cool as always, what little fighting we did see was awesome. We saw another vampire noble and see they’re way above the paygrade that normal vampires are. But can we just get there already? It doesn’t help that the last two episodes have very heavily focused on a character I have no interest in and that I think does nothing for the plot. It’s like Shinoa said, in this world there’s no one who hasn’t lost something precious. So I really don’t care what this girl has lost, especially when you keep shoving the flashbacks into my face over and over. Add on that it was just a superior and not say, your whole family or your friends, I really don’t feel for her like I do everyone else.
Here’s hoping the show picks up. A lot.