In recent years, vampires have become one of the most popular sub-genres. The following is a list of 10 anime you should watch if you’re a fan of vampires.
I can’t think of a supernatural monster more adored and more spectacular than the vampire, which has risen in popularity over the past few decades. There is little doubt that the great vampire legacy has been enriched by manga, light novels, anime, and OVAs, which have contributed significantly to the subgenre of horror and/or fantasy.
All of these titles on this list feature gorgeous animation, excellent plotlines, and interesting characters, regardless of whether or not vampire powers, weaknesses, and origin myth/stories have changed over time.
All of which explains why the subgenre is so popular with both fans and artists.
It was revised by Rich Keller on July 15, 2021.
Fans of this genre will have no problem finding a show to watch among the countless productions that have aired over the years. Like the other films on this list, these new additions range from comedies to gory horrors.
20. Blood-C (2011) – Places A High School Girl In A False Reality
In spite of being a member of theBloodfranchise, this anime has no connection to the previousBloody+. Even more so than the 2005 series, it’s a lot darker in tone. As a result, the protagonist, Saya Kisaragi, has her life turned upside down by the show’s twist.
In her demeanor, she evokes a Buffy-esque character. During the day, she is a student at the high school. Elder Bairns, creatures who feast on human blood, are her nighttime adversaries. Saya thinks something is off when the demons begin to strike during the day. That she is, in fact, a faking Elder Bairn who has created her own reality.
19. Vampire Princess Miyu (1997) – Offers The Gift Of Eternal Happiness
There is a glimmer of light in an older show on this list, Vampire Princess Miyu. After all, Miyu wants to stay in the dark after her mission is over. Even yet, her ultimate purpose is to give the human race the gift of eternal bliss.
Because one of her parents is human, she aims to use her abilities as a hybrid vampire to hunt down and slay evil demons known asShinma. Larva is her best buddy and she does this with her. He actually saves his comrade from death in the original video animation (OVA) of Vampire Prince Miyu, Larva.
18. Karin (2005) – Is A Reverse Vampire
A vampire family includes Karin Maaka, the series’ protagonist, popularly known asChibi Vampire. Her demeanor, on the other hand, is far from typical of that of an undead representative. During the day, she walks out, goes to high school, and looks in the mirror.
She doesn’t even bite humans to steal their blood, in fact. She overdoes it, resulting in massive nosebleeds. When Kenta, a new transfer student, gets her heart racing, things get even worse. As if that wasn’t enough, Karin is a teenage vampire coming-of-age romantic comedy.
17. Shiki (2010) – Draws From True Vampire Horror
Vampires that try to adapt to everyday life in Shiki aren’t happy-go-lucky vampires. Adapted from Fuyumi Ono’s horror novel, it defies the genre’s norms. Survival in a world where good and evil are indistinguishable is the focus of this story.
Megumi Shimizu, a young Japanese woman, was found dead in a rural Japanese village. This triggers an epidemic that transforms normal people into vampires, which they finally refer to as Shiki. Doctors and other members of the community are taking part in a gruesome experiment in order to find out how to end the fear. He teams up with a socially awkward adolescent to save things from coming to a catastrophic end.
16. Bakemonogatari (2009) – Is About The Survivor Of A Vampire Attack
Koyomi Araragi is one of the few survivors of a vampire attack who does not become a member of the undead following the attack. However, he still has certain powers, like as superhuman healing and improved vision, that he may use. As a result, he makes a conscious decision to put his abilities to good use by aiding individuals who are afflicted by paranormal disorders.
The man in his building who helped him after the vampire assault, Meme Oshino, helps him with this. As a third-year high school student, he sees a lot of young women who are plagued by these abnormalities.
15. Seraph of the End: Battle in Nagoya (2015) – Is About Friendship
Yes, there are vampires in Seraph of the End. Indeed, the blood suckers are preparing to take on the Demon Army in the city of Tokyo. Friendship is, in fact, what the show is all about.
Yuuichirou Hyakuya is reunited with Mikaela, the childhood friend he thought was dead. Because of this, Yuuichirous discovers that Mikaela is a vampire. Yuuichirou is now doubly determined to get stronger to rescue his friend and his friends, as scores of zombies are on their way to attack them.
14. Rosario To Vampire (2008) – Is A Bloody Boarding School Comedy
TeenagerTsukune Aono realizes that getting into a good high school is difficult if you have poor grades in Rosario to Vampire. Youkai Academy, a seemingly typical school, is his only hope. However, it’s populated with all kinds of human creatures.
There’s also Rosario, the book’s protagonist. She appears normal, yet she is in fact a vampire. Tsukune, on the other hand, is a survivor and ensures that the personnel of the institution does not know that he is human. If they find out, they will follow the school’s rules and put him to death in accordance with their rules.
13. Blood Lad (2013) – Wants To Find Magic To Restore Human Life
The Legion of Super-Heroes does not recognize Blood Lad as a teen member. As a strong vampire known as Staz Charlie, Charlie commands a section of the Demon World. However, he has no desire to ingest any blood whatsoever. Blood Lad’s hero, on the other hand, prefers to pass his free time by reading manga and playing video games
Fuyumi Yanagi, a girl who mistakenly enters the doorway to the Demon World, begins the storyline. An instant attraction develops between her and Staz. Her death and change into a ghost was caused by an attack on his land. Staz and Fuyumi set out through Demon World with the help of a magician and a half-wolfman to find the magic that can restore the girl’s humanity.
12. Strike The Blood’s (2013) – Uneasy Alliance Is At The Anime’s Core
A light book series is the inspiration for Strike the Blood. Still, China prohibited it because of its violent content. Not all the time, but it’s not a steady flow of blood and core. Strike the Blood, on the other hand, is a tale of adolescence cloaked in the supernatural.
A tragic incident occurs in Itogami Island’s Demon District, where high school student Kojou Akatsuki develops vampire-like abilities. Later, it is revealed that he is the Fourth Primogenitor, a legendary creature of great importance in the legends. A hidden society sends an apprentice sword-shaman to keep an eye on Kojou and kill him if necessary to prevent him from taking over the world. Despite their differences, Kojou and the apprentice work together to take on the island’s many monsters.
11. Servamp (2016) – Is About A Lazy Vampire & Human Friend
In the world of anime, vampires exist in a wide variety of forms. Those that want to rule the world no matter where they are will do so. Those who prefer to do nothing prefer to do nothing at all.
Servamp is a good example of this. Mahiru Shirota, a high school student, finds a stray cat on her walk home and names it Kuro. He wakes up one day to discover a young man instead of the cat on his couch. When Kuro is mistakenly exposed to sunlight by Mahiru, he reverts to his original shape. To begin, the awed youngster and the oblivious vampire begin their voyage together.
10. Noblesse: Awakening (2016) – Has A Vampire Becoming A High School Student
Son Jeho’s digital comic Noblesse is the inspiration for this OVA, which clocks in at 30 minutes long. Nobility—an antique race of immortal, human-like creatures revered as gods and kings—lived hundreds of years ago. Cadis Etrama di Raizel, or “Rai,” was the “Noblesse” among the nobles, a dominant individual clothed in obscurity.
Following an 820-year hibernation in South Korea, Rai sets out to find his long-time servant Frankenstein, who he discovers as the current principal of Ye Ran High School. In order to have a better understanding of modern society, Rai enrolls in school.
9. Black Blood Brothers (2006) – Is A Story About the Last Vampires
Khei Azano’s light novels are the inspiration for this series. One of the Mochizuki Brothers, Jirou and Kotaro, tells their story. Only the descendants of a powerful dynasty of vampires can claim to be Old Blood. It was Jirou who vanquished the Kowloon Children alone, making him a hero of the Holy War (powerful vampires).
Some Kowloon Children survived and they want to reach the “Special Zone” (a wealthy city protected by an undetectable barrier), so the two decide to re-enter the conflict. It becomes more difficult when Kotaro is seized by the Kowloon. In order to save his sibling, Jirougo will do anything.
8. Trinity Blood (2005) – Focuses On A Human-Vampire Cold War
Abel Nightroad is the protagonist of this twenty-four-episode anime, based on the light novels by Sunao Yoshida.
For him, it is the blood of other vampires which sustains him. Almost a century after a violent battle between vampires and humans, the globe has been divided into two fronts that are still engaged in a Cold War.
Despite this, most people desire a peaceful coexistence between humans and vampires. Abel works for the Vatican while resisting the Rosenkreuz Orden, a group of extremists who use the two blocs for their own benefit..
7. Blood+ (2005-2006) – Is About A Girl Who Wants To Rid The World Of Evil Creatures
Blood: The Last Vampire was the inspiration for the original anime series set in 2005 in Okinawa, Japan. Saya Otonashi, the protagonist, is a normal high school student who lives with her adoptive family. There’s no way for her to know anything about her background or relatives.
Even so, the attack by a Chiropteran, a bat-like monster that feeds on human blood, alters her life forever. Saya learns that her blood is poison to them, and she is the only one who can defeat them. With the help of her friends, she intends to rid the world of the Chiropterans and discover her origins.
6. Seraph Of The End (2015) – Has A Boy Seeking Vengeance For Past Events
Takaya Kagami’s manga series is the inspiration for this 24-episode anime. Yichiro, a 16-year-old boy, has committed his life to killing vampires in order to avenge events that occurred four years before.
Vampires rise from the depths of the ground in 2012 after a man-made illness decimates the world’s population over the age of 13. Only a select few vampires are granted “protection” by delivering blood to their victims. Yichir (at 12) narrowly escapes with his life from the orphanage he lived in with his companions, and witnesses his comrades slain in front of his eyes as he tries to get out.
5. Castlevania (2017-2021) – Is Based On The Classic Vampire Video Game Series
Film adaptation of the Konami video game of the same name, based on Netflix original. In order to wreak vengeance on those who burned Dracula’s human wife at the stake, he sent demonic forces into Romania. Excommunicated and discredited monster hunter Trevor Belmont joins forces with Speaker Sypha Belnades and Adrian Tepes/Alucard, the dhampir son of Dracula who dislikes Trevor’s techniques, in order to take down the Speaker.
In the face of Dracula’s growing army of powerful vampire warlords, the three main characters are facing an uphill battle. It’s anyone’s guess who will emerge victorious in the final battle between vampires and humans.
4. Tokyo Ghoul (2014-2018) – Characters Drink Blood & Eat Human Flesh
Although this isn’t strictly a vampire anime, it’s safe to argue that Ghouls are vampires who feed on human flesh and blood. As a teenager, Ken Kaneki has no idea he has been selected by a female ghoul to feed her ravenous need.
They go out, but her organs are transplanted into his body after she reveals herself and a terrible accident kills her and puts him in danger of death. He becomes a one-eyed ghoul-human hybrid as a result. He’ll have to learn how to blend in with the ghouls while keeping his new talents and nature a secret from the rest of the world to do so.
3. Vampire Knight (2008) – Is Targeted Toward Young Women
Shjo comic forms the basis of this 26-episode anime series. To put it another way, it’s geared toward girls their age. It is a narrative about a protagonist named Yuki Cross, written by Matsuri Hino. She’s a vampire-hunting guardian, a student at Cross Academy, and the daughter of Kaien Cross, the school’s headmaster.
Yuki is a vampire hunter who has undergone extensive training. She’s also involved in a love triangle with two vampires at the same time. A vampire bite changed the lives of these two into two different people: Zero Kiryu, Yuki’s adopted brother, and Kaname Kuran, an original pureblood who saved Yuki when she was little.
2. Dance In The Vampire Bund (2010) – Tries To Establish Harmony
There are a total of 12 episodes in this anime, which is based on the Nozomu Tamaki manga. The Bund, an artificial island off the coast of Tokyo, has been built by Princess-Ruler of all vampires, Mina epeș. While their existence is hidden from the public, Japanese government officials have constructed a safe haven for vampires.
Her desire for peaceful coexistence was sparked by a chat program in which they were made public. Prejudiced humans and fanatical vampires, on the other hand, stand in the way of a peaceful coexistence. The Bund is under attack, and Mina must stand her own in the struggle for fairness and equality.
1. Hellsing Ultimate (2006-2012) – Is About A Female Member Of The Family
The Hellsing manga by Kouta Hirano has been adapted into an OVA with ten episodes for the second time. Since 2001 and 2002, there has been a 13-episode arc that aired. In the end, Hellsing Ultimate was planned as a more accurate adaptation than its predecessor (even though the first anime was excellent, too).
This is the story of Abraham Van Hellsing, the founder of the Royal Order of Protestant Knights, and his descendant, Sir Integra Hellsing, a fearsome vampire hunter. With the help of a mysterious and powerful ancient vampire,Alucard, and his sidekick, freshly turned vampire Seras Victoria, they battle supernatural foes who are trying to take over England.