10 Vampire Anime To Watch This Halloween Season

As the sun sets earlier and earlier and the leaves begin to turn red and gold, the mood is set for a good vampire anime. The Halloween season is perfect for branching out and finding stories that experiment with vampire lore. Some characters can even serve as inspiration for costume parties.


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Vampire stories are a rich subgenre that can range in tone from moody noir tales to blood-soaked tales of curses and battle. Depending on a viewer’s mood and their tolerance for horror, there is a vampire anime that is sure to prepare anyone for the spooky time of the year.

10 An unlikely relationship blossoms amid a war between vampires and humans

Vampire in the garden

Vampire in the garden is a beautifully designed dark fantasy show that premiered on Netflix. The compelling story revolves around a war between humans and vampires. The main characters are a human girl named Momo, who hasn’t experienced much in life, and a Vampire Queen, Fine, who is hesitant about her position as queen.

Momo and Fine are brought together by an act of compassion and a music box. The relationship is idyllic and poignant against the backdrop of their war-torn world. Fine is attracted to Momo because she reminds her of her lost love. Their desire to escape the violence makes them targets on both sides.

9 Youko Shiragami is a vampire love between a cast of supernatural creatures

My Monster Secret

Also called Actually I am…, My Monster Secret is about a human student named Asahi Kuromine who struggles with keeping secrets. His weakness is challenged when he discovers that the girl at school he has a crush on, Youko Shiragami, is a vampire complete with fangs and monstrous bat wings.

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The supernatural lore in this series is incredibly creative and fresh. My Monster Secret features a plethora of characters with secret identities beyond vampirism, such as aliens, demons, and werewolves that can change sex according to the moon.

8 Shito Tatsuhiko is a vampire detective in a noir anime

night walker

Nightwalker: The Midnight Detective is a 90s anime that aired late at night. It revolves around Shido Tatsuhiko, a vampire detective with a shadow-shrouded past. The show touches on a few different genres such as mystery, horror, and comedy.

Shido is like the noir version of D from Vampire Hunter D in that he works to protect people from his own kind. The series poster looks like a nod to the covers of 80s romantic novels, and the show certainly has a tone like the more romantic-styled vampire stories.

7 Vanitas Is Dracula Combined With Sherlock Holmes

The case study of Vanitas

The case study of Vanitas serves a taste of metaphysical historical fiction and a dash of sci-fi. The animation has a beautiful aesthetic combined with the gothic drama of a supernatural setting. Set in turn of the century Paris, Vanitas works as a “vampire doctor” who uses his grimoire, The Book of Vanitas, to heal curse bearers.

The story begins when Vanitas meets Noé Archiviste, a vampire sent by his teacher to find the grimoire. The case study of Vanitas is a promising new anime adaptation with a lavish setting and a memorable supporting cast. There are several intertwined relationships and strong character arcs.

6 Blade has a mission of revenge

Sheet

the anime Sheet combines storylines from both the film trilogy starring Wesley Snipes, and the Sheet comic book series. Blade is a sword-wielding vampire who can walk in the daylight and hunt other vampires.

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The lore in this series portrays vampires as largely sadistic creatures who are allergic to both silver and daylight. Blade’s main mission is to track down Deacon Frost, who wants to establish vampiric domination over all of humanity. The Sheet anime differs from the movies in minor points, such as including different types of vampires that are based on Asian legends.

5 Draluc has a whimsical, ghostly aesthetic

The vampire will die in no time

The vampire will die in no time features a Dracula-esque character named Draluc, with purple-and-white skin, a sly grin that exposes his fangs, and an iconic high-collared cloak. As in Draculaone of the main characters, Ronaldo, is a vampire hunter.

Instead of scaring the people around him, Draluc at any moment plunges into dust only to come back to life. The vampire will die in no timeis a comedic romp that subverts horror styles, leaving the vampire protagonist charmingly incompetent.

4 Ritsuka Tachibana must find a lost grimoire amid a conflict between vampires and devils

Dance With The Devils

In Dance with the devils, Ritsuka Tachibana is torn between the vampires and the devils. Both factions believe she can find a lost grimoire that can empower the user to rule the world.

Dance with the devils is also a musical anime with one or more songs sung by a character in each episode. With a strong focus on relationships, the series is a why-choose romance where the main character Ritsuka has several suitors, all of whom are handsome supernatural beings.

3 Dio Brando is both the central antagonist and a vampire

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure tells the story of members of the Joestar family whose collective goal is to neutralize supernatural entities. Each family member gets their own part of the show. Part of the first season follows Jonathan Joestar, the second part follows Joseph Joestar, and so on.

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Dio, the antagonist of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, is Jonathan Joestar’s adoptive brother – and a vampire. The way Dio becomes a vampire is interesting, because he doesn’t do this through a bite from another vampire, as might be expected. Instead, he becomes a member of the undead through an enchanted artifact.

2 For those who want a real life anime about a vampire living with a human

Mrs. vampire who lives near me

Akari Amano and Sophie Twilight are the main characters in Mrs. vampire who lives near me. Their story begins when Akari is lost in the forest and she is rescued by Sophie Twilight, a vampire.

What follows is a sweet romance between the two girls as Akari falls in love with Sophie, despite Sophie trying to scare her with her vampirism. The episodes have real-life plots, such as the addition of new vampire neighbors, a summer vacation complicated by Sophie’s aversion to the sun, and a Halloween party episode.

1 Mai Vlad Transylvania stars in a slapstick comedy

Vlad Love

Mamoru Oshiis Vlad Love is a slapstick comedy about the vampire Mai Vlad Transylvania. Vampires are created by exchanging blood in this series, where the altered human is then forced to serve their father.

Mai comes across a mortal girl named Mitsugu one day when she desperately robs a blood bank. Mitsugu is selfless and kind by nature which is why she was in the blood bank in the first place as she donates her blood as often as she can. Mitsugu eventually takes the vampire under her wing. However, their biggest problem turns out to be keeping Mai fed without turning Mitsugu around.

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