History YMMV / BloodC

21st Apr '17 2:22:06 AM sayaleviathan
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* CriticalBacklash: ''Blood-C'' was one of the most controversial and downvoted series in its heyday, being economically enough of a failure in Japan to propel CLAMP to a new dark age and basically causing the BrokenBase between ''Blood: The Last Vampire'' and ''Blood+'' (and a part of the very CLAMP fandom) to join in their dislike for this new adaptation of their saga. However, specially after the release of the movie, which helped to fill many holes in the series and made many critics to change their mind, it's actually not rare to find recent reviewers who see it as not deserving all the hate it gets.

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* CriticalBacklash: ''Blood-C'' was one of the most controversial and downvoted series in its heyday, being economically enough of a failure in Japan to propel CLAMP to a new dark age and basically causing the BrokenBase between ''Blood: The Last Vampire'' and Vampire'', ''Blood+'' (and and a part of the very CLAMP fandom) fandom to join in their dislike for this new adaptation of their saga. However, specially after the release of the movie, which helped to fill many holes in the series and made many critics to change their mind, it's actually not rare to find recent reviewers who see it as not deserving all the hate it gets.



** While the majority of the viewers and critics agreed that the series's exposition, characterization and pacing were a mess, most of them also thought that the premise of a [[spoiler:TrumanShowPlot mixing a version of the Saya characters with ancient monsters and mysterious conspiracies]] was, if not a genuinely interesting take on the ''Blood'' saga, at least quite appealing on its own right, and would have wished it to be better played.

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** While the majority of the viewers and critics agreed that the series's exposition, characterization and pacing were a mess, most of them also thought that the premise of a [[spoiler:TrumanShowPlot mixing a version of the Saya characters with ancient monsters and mysterious conspiracies]] was, if not a genuinely interesting take on the ''Blood'' saga, at least quite appealing on its own right, and would have wished it to be better played.
12th Mar '17 1:46:07 AM sayaleviathan
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** The last two episodes really cause a more diverse response where some think that it's brilliant while others think that CLAMP has gone too far with their trademark ComplexityAddiction. It doesn't help that the entire sequence [[spoiler:of the Elder Bairns [[KillEmAll butchering all the townspeople]] ]]in the last episode looked like more CrossedTheLineTwice.

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** The last two episodes really cause a more diverse response where some think that it's brilliant while others think that CLAMP has gone too far with their trademark ComplexityAddiction. It doesn't help that the entire sequence [[spoiler:of the Elder Bairns [[KillEmAll butchering all the townspeople]] ]]in the last episode looked like more CrossedTheLineTwice.CrossesTheLineTwice.
12th Mar '17 1:44:32 AM sayaleviathan
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** While CLAMP fans celebrated to see [[spoiler:Watanuki]] in this series (to the point it is often the only reason they watch it - see Just Here for Godzilla below), many believe that he feels shoehorned into ''Blood C'', as he does nothing for the plot, the wish he grants to Saya ends up having no discernible weight, and his presence causes the series's setting to forcefully weld with [[spoiler:''Manga/{{xxxHOLiC}}'']], which is not an easy jive. This is reinforced for his apparition in the movie, in which all he does is giving Saya a new sword and looking important.
** The last two episodes really cause a more diverse response where some think that it's brilliant while others think that CLAMP has gone too far with their trademark ComplexityAddiction.
* CaptainObviousReveal: The commentators on NicoNico are dead right on [[spoiler:Fumito]] being the mastermind, that the whole town being [[spoiler:a set-up for his experiment]] and that [[spoiler:he's drugging Saya with coffee and marshmallows which results to her memory loss]]. Most of the viewers already figure this out by episode 8 due to him, [[spoiler:narrating with Saya in handcuffs as seen in the flashbacks]]. And when episode 11 rolls in, it doesn't come out as a surprise.
* CriticalBacklash: ''Blood-C'' was one of the most controversial and downvoted series in its heyday, being economically enough of a failure in Japan to propel CLAMP to a new dark age and basically causing the BrokenBase between ''Blood: The Last Vampire'' and ''Blood+'' (and a part of the very CLAMP fandom) to join in their dislike for this new adaptation of their saga. However, specially after the release of the movie, which helped to fill many holes in the series and made many critics to change their mind, it's actually not rare to find recent reviewers who see it as not deserving all the hate it gets, among them newcomers to the saga and people familiarized with the [[Manga/{{xxxHOLiC}} writing]] [[Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle style]] of Nanase Ohkawa.

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** While CLAMP fans celebrated to see [[spoiler:Watanuki]] in this series (to the point it is often the only reason they watch it - see Just Here for Godzilla below), many believe that he feels shoehorned into ''Blood C'', as he does nothing for the plot, the wish he grants to Saya ends up having no discernible weight, and his presence causes the series's setting to forcefully weld with [[spoiler:''Manga/{{xxxHOLiC}}'']], which is not an easy jive. This is reinforced for his apparition appearance in the movie, in which all he does is giving Saya a new sword and looking important.
** The last two episodes really cause a more diverse response where some think that it's brilliant while others think that CLAMP has gone too far with their trademark ComplexityAddiction.
ComplexityAddiction. It doesn't help that the entire sequence [[spoiler:of the Elder Bairns [[KillEmAll butchering all the townspeople]] ]]in the last episode looked like more CrossedTheLineTwice.
* CaptainObviousReveal: The commentators on NicoNico are dead right on [[spoiler:Fumito]] being the mastermind, that the whole town being [[spoiler:a set-up for his experiment]] and that [[spoiler:he's drugging Saya with coffee and marshmallows which results to her memory loss]]. Most of the viewers already figure this out by episode 8 due to him, [[spoiler:narrating with Saya in handcuffs as seen in the flashbacks]]. And when episode 11 rolls in, [[TheUntwist it doesn't come out as a surprise.
surprise]].
* CriticalBacklash: ''Blood-C'' was one of the most controversial and downvoted series in its heyday, being economically enough of a failure in Japan to propel CLAMP to a new dark age and basically causing the BrokenBase between ''Blood: The Last Vampire'' and ''Blood+'' (and a part of the very CLAMP fandom) to join in their dislike for this new adaptation of their saga. However, specially after the release of the movie, which helped to fill many holes in the series and made many critics to change their mind, it's actually not rare to find recent reviewers who see it as not deserving all the hate it gets, among them newcomers to the saga and people familiarized with the [[Manga/{{xxxHOLiC}} writing]] [[Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle style]] of Nanase Ohkawa.gets.



** While the majority of the viewers and critcs agreed that the series's exposition, characterization and pacing were a mess, most of them also thought that the premise of a [[spoiler:TrumanShowPlot mixing a version of the Saya characters with ancient monsters and mysterious conspiracies]] was, if not a genuinely interesting take on the ''Blood'' saga, at least quite appealing on its own right, and would have wished it to be better played.

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** While the majority of the viewers and critcs critics agreed that the series's exposition, characterization and pacing were a mess, most of them also thought that the premise of a [[spoiler:TrumanShowPlot mixing a version of the Saya characters with ancient monsters and mysterious conspiracies]] was, if not a genuinely interesting take on the ''Blood'' saga, at least quite appealing on its own right, and would have wished it to be better played.



* ToughActToFollow: Given the cult success of ''Anime/BloodTheLastVampire'' and ''Anime/BloodPlus'', perhaps it's no wonder that ''Blood C'''s reception has been [[LoveItOrHateIt sadly mixed]] with the low BD/DVD sales. The TV movie, however, fared better than the TV series. The stage play also received good reception which also led to a live-action film with the cast and staff from play returning.

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* ToughActToFollow: Given the cult success of ''Anime/BloodTheLastVampire'' and ''Anime/BloodPlus'', perhaps it's no wonder that ''Blood C'''s reception has been [[LoveItOrHateIt sadly mixed]] with the low BD/DVD sales. The TV movie, however, fared better than the TV series. The stage play also received good reception which also led to a live-action film with the cast and staff from play returning.
25th Feb '17 6:49:45 AM Anddrix
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* HellIsThatNoise: Whenever a Elder Bairn eats someone...
17th Jan '17 7:04:56 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ScapegoatCreator: CLAMP gets usually blamed by ''Blood'' franchise fans for tainting the series's plot with their characteristically controversial writing shenanigans. It got worse when it was leaked that Junichi Fujisaku, one of the pioneers of the saga, worked in ''Blood C'' only to direct the fight scenes, thus allegedly limiting his chances of getting the series right. However, it turned out in an [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interview/2011-09-01/blood-c-tsutomu-mizushima-and-junichi-fujisaku/2 ANN interview]] that, while he certainly wasn't in charge of the screenplay, the series's story was outlined by himself before CLAMP was involved, and more specifically, that the bizarre ''Blood'' reinventing of the show was '''his''' own idea. It's very telling that Junichi Fujisaku is again in charge of the screenplay of the 2015 stage play and 2017 live action movie while CLAMP are only credited as original co-creators.

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* ScapegoatCreator: CLAMP Creator/{{CLAMP}} gets usually blamed by ''Blood'' franchise fans for tainting the series's plot with their characteristically controversial writing shenanigans. It got worse when it was leaked that Junichi Fujisaku, one of the pioneers of the saga, worked in ''Blood C'' only to direct the fight scenes, thus allegedly limiting his chances of getting the series right. However, it turned out in an [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interview/2011-09-01/blood-c-tsutomu-mizushima-and-junichi-fujisaku/2 ANN interview]] that, while he certainly wasn't in charge of the screenplay, the series's story was outlined by himself before CLAMP was involved, and more specifically, that the bizarre ''Blood'' reinventing of the show was '''his''' own idea. It's very telling that Junichi Fujisaku is again in charge of the screenplay of the 2015 stage play and 2017 live action movie while CLAMP are only credited as original co-creators.
13th Jan '17 2:07:23 PM RagingHigher
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** Though most of the characters are [[spoiler:hired by Fumito to act as Saya's "friends"]], the biggest one is Tadayoshi, who happens to [[spoiler:half-human, half-Elder Bairn]]. It would be interesting how much he has been under Fumito before the events of the TV series. [[spoiler:Only those who have read ''Blood-C: Demonic Moonlight'' would know what he is before he worked with Fumito.]]

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** Though most of the characters are [[spoiler:hired by Fumito to act as Saya's "friends"]], the biggest one is Tadayoshi, who happens to [[spoiler:half-human, half-Elder Bairn]]. It would be interesting how much he has been under Fumito [[spoiler:Fumito]] before the events of the TV series. [[spoiler:Only Only those who have read ''Blood-C: Demonic Moonlight'' would know what he is before he worked with Fumito.[[spoiler:Fumito.]]



** Many people believe that, if they were to put [[spoiler:Kimihiro Watanuki]] on this story, they could have used him for infinitely more than just giving cryptic hints from the sidelines [[spoiler:in a dog's shape.]]
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: [[spoiler:With the revelation that it's a TrumanShowPlot with Fumito as the mastermind, viewers believe that the writers could have, at least, shown the "behind the scenes" of the experiment instead of Saya's POV just to make it more interesting and to avoid dragging the important PlotTwist in an UnTwist]].

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** Many people Pretty much everybody from the CLAMP fandom and out of it believe that, if they were wanted to put [[spoiler:Kimihiro Watanuki]] on this story, they could have used him for infinitely more things than just giving cryptic hints from the sidelines [[spoiler:in a dog's shape.]]
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: [[spoiler:With the revelation
shape,]] specially given that it's a TrumanShowPlot with Fumito as those hints are never cleared up.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot:
** While
the mastermind, majority of the viewers and critcs agreed that the series's exposition, characterization and pacing were a mess, most of them also thought that the premise of a [[spoiler:TrumanShowPlot mixing a version of the Saya characters with ancient monsters and mysterious conspiracies]] was, if not a genuinely interesting take on the ''Blood'' saga, at least quite appealing on its own right, and would have wished it to be better played.
** The flashbacks in Episode 1 and 11 that referenced ''The Last Vampire'' opened the door to a connection between the film and ''Blood C'', but the concept was never exploited further and was left as just a StealthSequel implication on the fly. Some people
believe that making it clear, and showing it explicitly, would have made a very strong story. The question of what in the writers could have, at least, shown heaven would David and the "behind the scenes" of the experiment instead of Saya's POV just to make it more interesting and to avoid dragging the important PlotTwist Red Triangle doing while their operative was being imprisoned [[spoiler:and brainwashed]] by unknown forces in an UnTwist]].a Japanese village is a particularly pretty point.
13th Jan '17 1:33:18 PM RagingHigher
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* InkStainAdaptation: Though the show is not an adaptation but an original work, it left a sour taste to a lot of viewers due to the slow pacing and the hardcore violence and gore. Because of this perception, many donít even bother to watch the movie or the stage play and are not interested in seeing the upcoming live-action movie.



* SoBadItsGood: Even its detractors consider the series still fairly entertaining for being so soundly misguided from how they believe an adaptation of ''Anime/BloodTheLastVampire'' should be.

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* SoBadItsGood: Even its detractors consider the series still fairly entertaining for being so characteristically quirky and so soundly misguided from how they believe an adaptation of ''Anime/BloodTheLastVampire'' should be. be.



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Majority of the viewers felt that the StrictlyFormula plot (Saya goes to school, meets and eats with her classmates and kills some Elder Bairns at night etc.) of the first half is a waste of time and several suggested to skip episodes 2-4 as it's always the same thing. [[spoiler:And with the revelation that it's a TrumanShowPlot with Fumito as the mastermind, viewers believe that the writers could have, at least, shown the "behind the scenes" of the experiment instead of Saya's POV just to make it more interesting and to avoid dragging the important PlotTwist in an UnTwist]].

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Majority of the viewers felt that the StrictlyFormula plot (Saya goes to school, meets and eats with her classmates and kills some Elder Bairns at night etc.) of the first half is a waste of time and several suggested to skip episodes 2-4 as it's always the same thing. [[spoiler:And with [[spoiler:With the revelation that it's a TrumanShowPlot with Fumito as the mastermind, viewers believe that the writers could have, at least, shown the "behind the scenes" of the experiment instead of Saya's POV just to make it more interesting and to avoid dragging the important PlotTwist in an UnTwist]].
11th Jan '17 7:56:20 PM sayaleviathan
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* HypeBacklash: Prior to its first airing in 2011, many viewers including ''Blood +'' fans and CLAMP fans alike were very excited about it. But after the show ended, several viewers already dropped the show and felt that it failed to reach their expectations.
* InkStainAdaptation: Though the show is not an adaptation but an original work, it left a sour taste to a lot of viewers due to the slow pacing and the hardcore violence and gore. Because of this perception, many donít even bother to watch the movie or the stage play and are not interested in seeing the upcoming live-action movie.



* ScapegoatCreator: CLAMP gets usually blamed by ''Blood'' franchise fans for tainting the series's plot with their characteristically controversial writing shenanigans. It got worse when it was leaked that Junichi Fujisaku, one of the pioneers of the saga, worked in ''Blood C'' only to direct the fight scenes, thus allegedly limiting his chances of getting the series right. However, it turned out in an [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interview/2011-09-01/blood-c-tsutomu-mizushima-and-junichi-fujisaku/2 ANN interview]] that, while he certainly wasn't in charge of the screenplay, the series's story was outlined by himself before CLAMP was involved, and more specifically, that the bizarre ''Blood'' reinventing of the show was '''his''' own idea. It's very telling that Junichi Fujisaku is again in charge of the screenplay of the 2015 stage play and 2017 live action movie, which, not being animated productions, need no input by CLAMP.

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* ScapegoatCreator: CLAMP gets usually blamed by ''Blood'' franchise fans for tainting the series's plot with their characteristically controversial writing shenanigans. It got worse when it was leaked that Junichi Fujisaku, one of the pioneers of the saga, worked in ''Blood C'' only to direct the fight scenes, thus allegedly limiting his chances of getting the series right. However, it turned out in an [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interview/2011-09-01/blood-c-tsutomu-mizushima-and-junichi-fujisaku/2 ANN interview]] that, while he certainly wasn't in charge of the screenplay, the series's story was outlined by himself before CLAMP was involved, and more specifically, that the bizarre ''Blood'' reinventing of the show was '''his''' own idea. It's very telling that Junichi Fujisaku is again in charge of the screenplay of the 2015 stage play and 2017 live action movie, which, not being animated productions, need no input by CLAMP.movie while CLAMP are only credited as original co-creators.
8th Jan '17 8:51:59 PM sayaleviathan
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* BetterOnDVD: You can watch the whole show in one sitting uncensored as long as you have the stomach to handle [[{{Gorn}} all the gory details]].

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* BetterOnDVD: You can watch the whole show in one sitting uncensored as long as you have the stomach to handle [[{{Gorn}} [[NightmareFuel all the gory details]].
8th Jan '17 8:51:23 PM sayaleviathan
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* BetterInDVD: You can watch the whole show in one sitting uncensored as long as you can handle [[{{Gorn}} all the gory details]].

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* BetterInDVD: BetterOnDVD: You can watch the whole show in one sitting uncensored as long as you can have the stomach to handle [[{{Gorn}} all the gory details]].
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