Blood+

Season 4 Episode 12

Nan-kuru-nai-sah

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Aired Sunday 1:30 AM Mar 23, 2008 on Adult Swim
9.6
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With her sister dead, Saya prepares to kill Diva's babies as well. Before she can, Kai begins to try and convice her to spare her nieces and live on with them. He also manages to get Hagi to tell Saya how he truly feels. As things come to an end, Saya must make her decision. End the line of Chiropterans, or live on an coincide with humans. What will she do?moreless

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  • Hope of the Promise Land

    10
    Well this was the final episode I've been waiting long and hard for and I'll admit it didn't disapoint me. There was no big bang or anything but it was more of a suttle/mutal sensibility to it.



    I'm really glad that Saya made the right choice in the end, I didn't want her to kill the two queens myself. It's true one must forfill their duty in a mission, but must never violate humanity and it's principles, no honor and misfortune comes to those that tresspass. She choses that the only thing she can really do now is to live the remainder of her life in peace and her war is over.



    I was sad that Hagi died, he was my favorate character of the show. He loved Saya but Saya as we see just never really thought of him as more than just a friend which makes the death a bit more tragic because it was just one of those out of the cards romances. Hagi realizes he can never quite make her happy and he one wish was to see her have a happy life, the only way he felt he could give her happyness was of course to sacrifice himself to save her in that final fight near the end. Of course Kai and Saya do go back to their home and live in peace for a while, and of course are serigate parental figures toward the Queens along with their friends also helping looking after them. Their relationship remains platonic which is alright with me cause personally I just could never see them as a couple, just wouldn't feel right with me. I even like the fact that we see what happens to some other characters, Nathan Diva's chavalia is still alive and is gunning for that scummy scientist that cause the whole mess that gave me a sense of satisfaction. But most of all I love the fact that David and Julia have married and of course she's pregnant with his child, way to go.



    Though I'll admit one thing disapointed me about the episode, I didn't exactly like how that tied that thing with Mao, they sort of rushed that one and there wasn't any indication that there was any resolution on the relation between both Kai and Mao. May'be it was because of how many minutes were in the episode and they just couldn't fit it in, but still it wouldn't of killed them to of added may'be a few more pages instead of making us automatically assume anything but oh well.



    But of course those finally minutes I thought were somber but also sweet at the same time. As Saya endures and savors the last moments of her time on earth before she has to hybornate for a long time, it was an emotional assent as Kai helps esscort her. And then of course years latter when Kai visits Saya's tomb we then see a rose, was Saya able to get out of it I'm not sure and then of course we here both of the Queen girls grown up and from their cheerful voices they have a good relationship with their surigate father and a good life in general. No one can ever no the future but from these two indications it just goes to show hope of a promise land always exists.



    Yeah I myself was sad to see this show go, but Saya saga is over and another might begin. It's just one of those shows you don't want to end because there could be more which is why just like Saya this saga will remain immortal.moreless
  • Kai arrives to challange Saya's final wish. Kai knocks some sense into Hagi; Hagi asks Saya to live. US bombers napalm the Met. Saya, the babies, Kai and the Red Shield make it out. But Hagi??? All return to Okinawa for closure. Saya enters her sleep.moreless

    10
    Great episode and a good end to the series. Saya's fatalistic outlook is challanged by both Kai and Hagi. Of all the subtext in Blood+, redemption is the one most striking to me. And for Saya, the final redemption is not the defeat of Diva...that was merely the goal of the overarching mission...her redemption lays in the choice she makes to endure...and to allow Diva's children to endure. She knows not what the future holds, other than her impending sleep, but whatever future that may be, she will live it on her own terms. And for me, that is a powerful message. The dialogue was a bit different in english and although it has been several months since I have seen the Japanese orginal, I came away with a slightly different take. The parting of Saya and Hagi was sad to see again, but the rose at the end give rise to hope and even Kai articulates the significants with his closing words. It was sad too to see Kai carrying Saya's slumbering body up the stairs to the Miagusku tomb, tears steaming down his face. But that image is soon replaced with the happy girly voices of Diva's children several years later. Another powerful message from a sociological stand point: where as Saya and Diva were raised a world apart in the same household, Diva's children are raised together by a loving father figure, and the snap-shot of their happiness again hints at hope for the future.moreless
  • The end of Blood +.

    8.5
    *Spoilers*

    At the end of Blood + what happens is that instead of Saya killing herself and the babies she spares them and Saya decides to live a new life so then Hagi battles the last Chiropteran and defeats him and then Hagi decides to die so then what happens is that Saya decides to live a new life so she gives Kai the job of watching over the babies so then Saya travels on a ride with this woman to live a new life thus ends Blood +. It was so sad to see another good anime end so fast farewell Blood + I will always remember you.moreless
Christopher Nissley

Christopher Nissley

Policeman A

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David Rasner

David Rasner

Researcher A

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Lara Jill Miller

Lara Jill Miller

Daughter A

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Crispin Freeman

Crispin Freeman

Van Argeno/Joel the 6th

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Benjamin Diskin

Benjamin Diskin

Kato

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Wally Wingert

Wally Wingert

Kakimoto

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