In this part of the story, Yui settles a bit more into her new life in the house… as if that’s possible. Ayato starts snacking on her blood whenever he gets a chance and Yui doesn’t seem strong enough to shove off her pursuers (if she can). He marks her before he allows her to leave for a shower and as she’s preparing to bathe, she realizes that Shu’s actually lying in the tub filled with water.
I really like Shu’s character design, the way the light highlights in his hair contrasts with the colour in his eyes makes them all the more striking when he opens them. I find each of the vampires in Diabolik Lovers to have very unique character designs while maintaining some general similarities between the blood-related siblings.
Well, after Ayato’s realized that Shu’s taken blood from Yui, he challenges Shu to darts and after a bit of provocation from Raito and Reiji, they compete for Yui… sort of. Well, Shu wins at the end and Yui is “suppose” to belong to him” but I really wonder where this is going considering that the next episode moves on from this. (I think I’m becoming a little bit of a Shu fan)
Initially I was going to give this a 2.5/5 rating but decided that I shouldn’t drop the number because I was intensely disturbed by the Yui X Raito scenes towards the end of the episode. Since we’ve gone through an episode with Ayato and Shu, this one focuses more on Raito…
So despite what’s happened in last week’s episode, there’s no mention of Shu or Ayato. Rather, we’re shown Yui and Kanato’s first interaction in which Kanato acts rather bi-polar to her. Yeah. Don’t address Teddy without Kanato’s permission. The fact that Yui even took Kanato’s remark of thirst as a desire for coffee is laughable in my opinion. I hope her naiveté and ignorance stops here. Realistically speaking, she’s pretty screwed, living in a house with five sadistic vampires.
Yui ends up on the school roof because Kanato’s moved her schoolbag there as punishment. After Raito’s advances on the rooftop and his pursuits of her down the streets, Yui sees Tougo Sakamaki (the vampires’ father) on a jumbo screen in the city and mutters the name “Karl Heinz” before passing out. Raito asks a pretty good question. Who exactly is she? And why was she brought to the mansion?
From the vampires we see in this series, they really are the embodiment of the creatures of dark that we use to fear as kids, not the culturally idealized beautiful and kind beings that other mainstream literature or shojo series have made vampires to be. Wouldn’t creatures that suck blood be quite sadistic indeed?
The creepiness reaches its peak when Yui seeks solace and guidance through prayer in the church where Raito attempts to rape her (IN A CHURCH). We’ll have to wait for next week’s episode to find out if anyone comes to save her. Raito mentions that Yui was offered up as a sacrifice, by the church and that it was her father’s intentions to deliver her to them which shocks her to tears…
For the record, I have to say that I was immensely disturbed by the events of this episode. Please let Yui be okay!
What are you pondering today?
- Diabolik Lovers Episode 1-2 Impressions (littlecloudcuriosity.com)