Monday, July 2, 2012
This series follows the trend of killing off my favorite characters--I decided in episode one that I liked the priest who raised the two boys. As stated above, he was dead in the next episode. >_< I don't know how I manage to always pick out the characters who die. The plot was okay. It was fairly slow up until the end, and it had a clean enough wrap up. My biggest complaint is that the end came rather abruptly. Prior to the last few episodes the plot was moving at a pace that was more like a 52+ episode series.
The series has an interesting cast of characters, and I was surprised out who I ended up liking out of the series. For instance, I usually like the quiet, intelligent guy with glasses (like Kyoya Ootori from Ouran High School Host Club), and I usually find the loud, not-so-bright guy irritating. In this case, I really didn't care much for Yukio. He came across as really wishy-washy to me. Alternatively, I found Rin entertaining and refreshing--in one of my favorite episodes, Blue Exorcist demonstrated that it was possible for a main character in anime to be able to cook and not be what I can an Angel Archetype. I believe this was Episode 6. Overall, I won't say it was the best series I've ever watched, but it was far from the worst. It's a fun anime, and was definitely worth watching.