Episode 2 of Sirius the Jaeger, picks up after Yuliy’s shot. He awaken’s to find himself recovering in the large home of a Doctor Kisuke. Deprived Talent largely focuses on the Doctor and his daughter, Saki. I didn’t even require much foreshadowing to predict that he would die. Saki’s mother had already died years prior. They come to Tokyo looking for the vampires.
Suspicious killings begin to occur at the hands of a terrorist group, Hyakko party. Researchers, politicians and wealthy individuals are being murdered, all this of course points to the Doctor as probably next. I’ll admit when Yuliy is helping Saki plant tomatoes my eye’s glazed over. It was a sweet moment but dull.
However, my interest picked up when they released that the killings are related to the creation of artificial heart organs. I was interested in this new plot point. It also turns out that the maid of Doctor Kisuke sells him out to the female vampire from the previous episode. What struck me was the fact that she didn’t heal her leg like other vampire in culture. Vampire mythology is varied from series to series, but they usually only die from stakes in the heart or fire.
If vampires don’t have the ability of healing everything completely the stakes when they battle will be higher. Speaking of which, the battle between the royal vampire and Yuliy was enjoyable. Her father becoming a vampire made me feel for her, now orphaned I wonder what her place is in the series now. The ending revelation that Yuliy’s brother was the one that shot him and is working with the vampire’s was truly surprising. It’s been done before, but I still wasn’t expecting it.
Sirius the Jaeger is an original anime series from P.A. Works, partial producers of anime movie such as Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone, Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa and Sword of the Stranger. According to the official site of the series its about:
Imperial Capital, 1930. A strange group of people carrying musical instrument cases landed on Tokyo station. They are called the “Jaegers”, who came to hunt vampires. Amongst them, there stood a young man with striking serenity and unusual aura. His name is Yuliy, a werewolf whose home village was destroyed by vampires. Yuliy and the Jaegers engage in deadly battle over a mysterious holy arc only known as “The Arc of Sirius”. What truth awaits them at the end…?
The first thing you will notice is the most obvious, the animation. Considering P.A. Works pedigree it shouldn’t come off as a surprise. The problem with P.A. Works is their spotty track record with good engaging stories. So far this episode has shown whether this series will be good or bad. Most premiere episodes don’t necessary tell you whether a series will be good, however, some series are so terrible that the quickly of putting, others are of course so captivating that you’re hooked early.
The story is a fairly common vampire hunter series. The title character being a werewolf and a hunter, the typical conflict between vampires and werewolves are presented. The group of hunters, the “Jaegers,” pose as a band that travel as the “V Shipping Company.” They hunt under the leadership of Kershner. The characters so far are unremarkable and archetypal, time will tell if they break free if my expectations. In the meantime, the action and animation is good enough to have earned my attention at least for the next few episodes.
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