In 2000, 39 years after the events of the movie, Saya hunts another den of Chiropterans, but the one in charge of the Chiropterans appears to be Saya's twin. Meanwhile, more is learned of Saya's relationship with the US Government, her origin and that of the US Government.
I originally stumbled accross this manga after watching Blood+, still hungry for more after watching something so splendid.
But I soon found it was nothing like Blood+
Sure, it had vampires, and seemed to me more a hybrid of Blood: The Last Vampire (the movie) and Blood+ (the anime) than anything else but it had in itself it's own points of interest.
As I just said a moment ago, the story seemed more a hybrid of the anime movie Blood: The Last Vampire and the anime series Blood+, so I cannot say for certain how the story would have had an impression on me had I read
it first but I will tell you what I can.
The story was shocking at the least, including violent and homosexual themes, the use of blood was common and orgy-like scene often graced the pages, which I felt might have undermined the actual story at times, the blood was required, though I felt they were just adding sex to appeal to a more perverted audience.
The story lacked backstory, the characters seemed undeveloped as did the reasoning though the events that followed were most definitely intriguing as a full out battle waged between pro and an tagonist.
With the art you begin to realise just what response the manga tries to earn from its reader. The art seems brutal and crude though you can tell it has a purpose, the manga wants to offend you and shock you. It is by far one of the most interesting factors of the manga, though isn't present in the art alone, the story also includes graphic sex scenes and blood spatter and crazed expressions which creep you out.
The manga wasn' very character driven, it focusing more on shocking you rather than intriguing you, leaving the characters undeveloped and uninteresting as individuals.
The manga wasn't created to entertain, persay, but more as a tool to shock. It's purpose was similar to a horror movie in the sense that you watch it to be scared, well, you read it to be shocked. Not entertained.
This is nothing like the anime, so if you came here expecting that, you're gonna be confused. It's a sequel to the movie that inspired the anime, and it's even darker and much heavier than any piece I've read/seen in the whole franchise. I only found out about this while reading around the Wiki page of the movie
The main thing it shares with the anime is that they both have protagonists named Saya. It didn't clearly state what Saya is, but in this one, we get a little info about her origins (which is also different from the anime). Other than that, everything's different.
quick read, only 6 short chapters. It felt rushed at the start, but the ending was a bit dragged out unnecessarily. The ending was good, though. It fit the theme and maintained the mystery that was also in the movie. It also has matching art that's raw and rough.
Nothing else really, just that it's more violent on purpose. All those heavy elements felt like it was there only for the shock factor, with a goal to see how carnal they can get with the story. I wished it wasn't just as forced as it felt