I'm writing this review just because of how bad it was, hoping people like me won't make the mistake of reading (and completing it, no less) this. I haven’t seen the original anime or Blood+, so I’m unfamiliar with this setting. I started reading because of CLAMP (and Watanuki)’s involvement.
Blood-C follows the story of Saya Kisaragi, a shrine maiden who hunts monsters. She has a father and close friends that she wants to protect and keeps fighting night after night despite the risks. This part along with a bit of SOL was neither unique nor well-told, but it wasn’t bad either.
I found it hard
to understand what exactly the antagonists were trying to do, which is the kind of things that irk me the most. The lack of purpose and logical reasoning behind the characters' actions is consistent across the story. The ending tries to conveniently justify all events in the plot with an absurd reasoning. It’s one of those endings that leaves me going “Huh? What the...”. I feel like whoever was responsible for the plot was very much forcing it to be a fairy tale ending that goes against the whole story's concept. I'm not saying a dark story can only have dark endings. Far from it, but just that it's unnatural in my eyes. Many of the characters seem like a part of an unnecessary clutter that don’t have any reason for existing.
The art was decent, and the amount of gore wasn’t disturbing. Woulldn't really say it's a saving grace though.
It feels as though the creator thought up of an interesting concept on a whim and dumped it onto a paper while it’s still undeveloped. The whole chaos of the plot and setting seems like a good representation of what was going on inside the creator’s mind.
It’s a story that gets worse as you keep reading. I suggest you don’t start reading at all.