Good day everyone, it’s Jax!
Bex and I, with the help of Gans, gave a panel on Vampires in Anime last week at Philcon. The basis of the the panel showed the range of Vampires as main characters in everything from Magical Girl, to drama, to comedy to action and of course, horror. Below are some of the Animes we had shown as well as a few honorable mentions. Check them out!
Rosario + Vampire: A human boy accidentally enrolls in an academy meant for monsters. He befriends a young vampire girl and the adventure begins.
Moonphase : A vampire girl is trapped in a castle and meets a occult photographer, who does not believe in the supernatural, and tries to enslave him.
Vampire Princess Miyu : An vampire child of a human and a vampire who loses her parents and becomes a gaurdian.She is not affected by sunlight or crucifixes and has a reflection.
Blood the last vampire: Set in 1966, Saya is a vampire set out to defeat the chiropterans who can only be killed with her blood.
Blood Plus: A somewhat continuation of the series. Saya is an amnesiac who was adopted by a family and lives as an ordinary schoolgirl. Only once whe was attacked, she realized only she can defeat the chiropterans.
Blood C : Taken from the same world as the other series, the story is completely different. Saya is a very sweet and clumsy schoolgirl taught the art of the sword by her father with a sword left to her by her mother.
Dance In the Vampire Bund: Mina Tepes is the Princess/ruler of all vampires. They have lived in secret for many years, but when she creates a safe haven for her kind called “The Bund” and reveals their existence to all humanity, she soon requires the help of her protector, Akira, to maintain the peace.
Vampire Knight: Yuki is a student at Cross Academy, a very special school that consist of two separate classes. The Day class and the Night class/ The day class consist of normal students. The Night class however, unbeknownst to most, is made up of vampires. It’s up to Yuki and her friend Zero, the class guardians, to keep the Day class from discovering the Night class’ secret, as well as, with the help of Night class President Kaname, preventing the Night class from feeding on any members of the day class.
Diabolik Lovers: A girl is forced to live in a mansion with 6 sadistic brothers who happen to be vampires.
Shiki: There is something strange about the village of Sotoba. One summer, the town becomes plagued with a mass of bizarre and mysterious deaths. The bodies quickly pile up and it is soon discovered that the dead do not always stay dead, and the town soon has a vampire epidemic on their hands. What happens to the village? ( If you are a fan of Salem’s Lot, you’ll most liekly enjoy this!)
Vampire Hunter D: Takes place in the far distant future. D, an expert vampire hunter, is recruited to rescue a young girl from the clutches of a vampire lord named Count Magnus.
Vampire Hunter D-Bloodlust: When the vampire lord Meier kidnaps a young woman, her father is forced to enlist the help of the infamous D to retrieve her, no matter what the cost.
Trinity Blood: In the post apocalyptic future, the world is plagued by vampires. The Vatican holds the one thing that can destroy them and save a humanity. The secret lies in Father Abel Nightroad, a pious young priest.
Nightwalker : A private detective vampire with the ability to form his own blood into weapons. He lives as a human and works with the police.
Hellsing (O.S. & OVAs): Present Day England is overrun with vampires that prey on the innocent at night. The Hellsing Organization, run by Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing, has a weapon for defeating these creatures: Alucard. Want to know more? GO WATCH THE ANIMES!!!!..(It’s a favorite…can you tell?)
Black Blood Brothers: Jiro and his little brother search for a place called ‘The Special Zone’, where vampires and humans can coexist peacefully, all the while trying to evade the Kowloon children, a breed of vampires the pose a threat to both humans and vampires.
Don Dracula : A slapstick comedy of a vampire Earl who moves from Transylvania to Japan, where they do not believe in vampires, with his daughter CHocola and servant Igor.
A few more to check out: Karin, Blood Lad, Comedy, Nyanpire, Strike the Blood, Sheep’s Song, A dark Rabbit has seven Lives.
Have a fangtastic day!