Vampire anime series are very varied. We have very different exponents from each other. For example, we can have an action, suspense and horror series on the one hand, and on the other we have a harem with beautiful girls (or boys) where the protagonist discovers that the love of her life is a vampire. Regardless of what kind of series we’re looking for, there’s something for everyone in this branch of anime, so are you ready? Let’s get started!
Hellsing Ultimate (2006)
Genre: Action, Military, Horror, Supernatural, Drama, Vampires, Seinen
Studio: Graphinica, Madhouse, Satelight
In the world there are creatures full of darkness and cruelty that roam at night, devouring humans who have the misfortune to run into them. But there is also Hellsing, the organization in charge of ending these supernatural forces that put the human race in check. At the head of this organization is Integra Fairbrook, the commander of a powerful militia dedicated to fighting these beings of darkness. Although her army is vast and imposing, she is no match for Integra’s greatest weapon: the vampire Alucard, a traitor to her people who works as an exterminator for Hellsing.
This improved version of the original anime, Hellsing (2001), tells the story more faithful to the manga, and has more adult and creepy touches than the original series.
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Supernatural, Shounen, Vampires
Studio: David Production
The story begins with Dio, the son of Dario Brando, a man who saved the life of an English nobleman in 1868. This nobleman is named George Joestar. George, to pay off his life debt, takes Dio in when his father dies. However, the young man is dissatisfied with his current life, for which he hatches a plan to take over the Joestar house, ending both George and his son Jonathan, known as JoJo. The attack that he makes with an Aztec mask with supernatural powers, will cause a series of events that will transcend time beyond half a century later.
Vampire Hunter D (2000)
Genre: Action, Science Fiction, Horror, Drama, Romance, Vampire, Fantasy
We follow the story of D, an infamous “dunpeal”, born to a vampire and a human mother. He is an outcast, but he is also a renowned vampire hunter. His ability to hunt these beings of darkness has allowed him to be accepted by the human race, who commission him to rescue Charlotte Elbourne, a young woman from a wealthy family who was kidnapped. Charlotte’s father offers her a generous reward to find Charlotte, whether she is dead or alive. The problem begins when D discovers that a band of bounty hunters, allied with the Markus brothers, are also looking for the young woman to obtain the prize.
Genre: Romance, Supernatural, Mystery, Vampires
As one of the parts of the Monogatari series, Bakemonogatari is a good place to start with this saga. The Monogatari saga is an experimental animation saga different from what is known, but the plot of this first installment deals with ghosts and vampires. Koyomi Araragi, a third-year student, survives a vampire attack with the help of Meme Oshino, a mysterious man who resides inside an abandoned building. Even though she was spared the full transformation, she still has secondary effects, such as the ability to heal with superhuman speed, and enhanced vision.
Genre: Action, Military, Mystery, Horror, Supernatural, Drama, Vampires
Studio: Production IG
Saya Otonashi is a seemingly normal young woman who lives a mundane life with her adoptive family in Okinawa. In fact, her only worries are that she suffers from anemia, and that she is unable to remember her past beyond the previous year. However, it doesn’t take long for Saya’s past to catch up with her when she is attacked by a creature that feeds on human blood. When she thinks she has lost the battle, a mysterious man named Haji appears before her and defends her from the creature, but when he forces her to drink her blood, Saya goes into a trance and finds herself able to kill the monster with total force. ease.
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Supernatural, Thriller, Vampires
Megumi Shimizu is a fifteen-year-old girl who has fantasized about having a glamorous life in the city all her life, but her unexpected death in the quiet town of Sotoba marks the beginning of what seems to be a strange epidemic that turns summer into a season of blood and terror. A doctor named Toshio Ozaki begins to doubt the nature of the disease, and discovers that in order to know the truth, he must abandon his humanity. Meanwhile, Yuuki Natsuno, an antisocial youth in town, is haunted by Megumi’s unexpected death, and must deal with the tragedy of losing her. Toshio and Natsuno end up working together in a desperate effort to save Sotoba, before it turns into a ghost town full of vampires.
Owari no Seraph (2015)
Genre: Action, Militia, Supernatural, Drama, Vampires, Shounen
Studio: Wit Studio
Yuuchiro and Mikaela Hyakuya are the survivors of a mysterious disease, a virus that kills all those over the age of 13 and condemns humanity to live as slaves to power-hungry vampires who have been hidden for years, waiting for an opportunity to attack. Now the remaining humans are forced to work as their slaves and their personal blood banks. Our protagonists begin to create a plan to reveal themselves to their captors, but the plan fails, leaving Yuuichiro alone. Now, a member of the Moon Demon Company, a military elite in charge of killing vampires, he will begin training to put an end to this threat.
Genre: Action, Supernatural, Vampires
Studio: Creators in Pack, Namu Animation
Sixty years ago, the population of an entire town was attacked by an epidemic of insomnia that did not allow them to sleep for an entire week. The victims, suffering from extremely dangerous lack of sleep, went insane. The only cure for this disease came early, but the side effect was the vampirism gene. Eventually, there was a war between humanity and this new species, managing to win the confrontation and establish its power before it. However, a small group of vampires managed to survive. The main character is Mi Liu, a hybrid between vampires and humans, son of both species and nicknamed the son of hope, since his role is crucial for both species, since he must try to unite them.
Kekkai Sensen (2015)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Super Powers, Supernatural, Vampires, Fantasy, Shounen
Studio: Wit Studio
New York is now known as Hellsalem’s lot, and its inhabitants have changed over the years. Previously, it was the city that never sleeps, but now, it is full of supersonic monkeys, vampires, talking fish men and very diverse supernatural monsters, who share the stage with humans. This is because three years ago, a door between Earth and the Beyond opened, forcing humanity to live with these supernatural beings. To maintain order, the Libra organization was created, and its main task is to prevent chaos from spreading to the rest of the world at all costs.
Blood Lad (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Seinen, Supernatural, Vampires
Studio: Brain’s Base
Staz Charlie Blood is a powerful vampire, in charge of the eastern district of the demon world. According to rumors, he is a rogue, bloodthirsty vampire, but in reality, he is just an otaku obsessed with Japanese culture and has no interest in human blood at all. When Fuyumi Yanagi, a Japanese girl, accidentally enters the demon world through a portal, Staz feels lucky, but when he begins to feel attracted to her, they attack her territory, resulting in Fuyumi’s death. Staz swears revenge on her, which could allow her to fulfill her dream of passing into the human world.
Strike the Blood (2013)
Genre: Action, Harem, Supernatural, Ecchi, Vampires, Fantasy, School
Studio: Connect, Silver Link.
In this story we follow Kojou akatsuki, an ordinary high school student, in the demon district of Itogami Island. But his quiet life comes to an abrupt end when a chance encounter grants him the incredible powers of a vampire. It isn’t long before he discovers that he is part of a legendary bloodline of vampires, with awesome destructive potential. Fearful of this potential, a special agency sends an apprentice shaman and swordsman, Yukina Himeragi, to watch over him, and should he become a threat, he must assassinate Kojou in cold blood.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Supernatural, Drama, Vampires, Josei
Studio: Brain’s Base, Plantinum Vision
Mahiru Shirota firmly believes that simple is better, and that troublesome things should be avoided at all costs. It’s problematic to do nothing and regret it later, and this ideology has led the 15-year-old to pick up a stray cat on his way home from school. As he affectionately names the feline Kuro, little does he know that this chance encounter will bring about an extraordinary change in his everyday life.
One day, Mahiru returns home to find something rather strange: a mysterious young man whom she has never seen before. At first, this is the biggest of his problems, but to Mahiru’s great surprise, the mysterious young man in contact with sunlight transforms into Kuro. Revealing himself to be just a lazy vampire, Kuro promises to leave once night falls. However, one disaster after another leads Mahiru to accidentally form a contract with his new partner, dragging him into a deadly battle of supernatural servants and bloodthirsty beings that is anything but simple.
Sirius the Jaeger (2018)
Genre: Action, Historical, Supernatural, Vampires
Studio: PA Works
In the year 1930, vampires have infiltrated Tokyo to feed on unsuspecting citizens. As the death toll continues to rise, the authorities decide to hire the Jaegers, a diverse and bizarre group of individuals hired by the V Shipping Company to hunt down vampires from around the world. The Jaegers will face the vampires in the same ruthless way in which they end the lives of their victims.
Trinity Blood (2005)
Genre: Action, Supernatural, Vampires
The background is in the distant future after the destruction caused by Armageddon. The war between vampires and humans continues. To protect humans from vampires, the Vatican has to rely on other allies to counter the situation. The protagonist, Abel Nightroad, is a traveling Vatican priest and a crusnik, a vampire who drinks the blood of vampires. He is a member of the “Axe”, a special operations group led by Cardinal Catherina Sforza. He meets a young woman named Esther, who decides to go with him to Rome and train at the Vatican. Shortly after meeting her, the Rozencreuz Order, led by Abel’s twin Cain, attempts to continue the war so they can rule the world. It’s up to Abel and the AX to try to stop them.
Dance in the Vampire Bund (2010)
Genre: Action, Supernatural, Vampires
On live television, Mina Tepes, the ruler of all vampires, reveals the existence of her kind to the world and declares her plan to build a sanctuary in Japan for vampires, called the Vampire Bund. Using her family’s wealth to pay off the nation’s debt, they have agreed to let her build this safe haven for her kind. But not everyone is so easily swayed by Mina, as her announcement sparks conflict with the humans who believe the queen’s quest for peace is a farce.
Akira Kaburagi doesn’t believe in vampires, and feels uncomfortable every time they are mentioned, although he hasn’t figured out why yet. However, the day he meets Mina, she triggers within her memories of a life she had long forgotten, and she soon begins to protect him, not understanding why. But Akira’s secret is much stranger than he ever thought possible: he discovers that he is a werewolf, sworn since birth to protect the vampire queen, even if it costs him his life.
Genre: Action, Drama, Historical, Horror, Romance, Science Fiction, Vampires
Takashi Noguchi’s manga adaptation. The story follows Minamoto no Yoshitsume, known as Kurou, a man who lives in the twelfth century. Kurou flees to the mountains after losing to his brother, Minamoto no Yorimoto, the first Shogun of all Japan. The story says that he committed suicide, but in reality, Kurou met a beautiful woman named Kuromitsu at his mountain retreat. Kurou eventually falls in love with Kuromitsu, but soon discovers something disturbing: he is unable to die. For this, he will be condemned to live while Japan evolves into a modern society.
Devils Line (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Seinen, Supernatural, Vampires
Studio: Platinum Vision
In this society, vampires walk among humans, existing hidden in the shadows. They do not require to drink blood to survive, but extreme emotions can increase their bloodlust, turning them into uncontrollable monsters. Tsukasa Taira, a 22-year-old student, discovers the existence of vampires when her best friend reveals her true nature to her after a confrontation with Yuuki Anzai. After her friend’s arrest, Tsukasa realizes that she is attracted to Anzai, who feels the same way about her. However, this unusual romance can be difficult to maintain, as Anzai must learn to control that part of himself that wants to devour Tsukasa.
Shingetsutan Tsukihime (2003)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Superpowers
Shiki Toono suffered a life-threatening injury as a child and due to that incident, he was sent away from the Toono household and given to a relative to be raised. Years later, when Shiki is in high school, the head of the Toono family, his father, dies, and his sister Akiha, who is the new head of the family, orders him to move out. However, Shiki has a big secret. Since that injury, he has been seeing lines on objects, and only with a pair of special glasses can he stop seeing them. Also, he is unable to remember anything well from the time before the accident. The day he returns to the Toono house is the day he runs into a woman named Arcueid Brunstud and decapitates her with a stab from her knife in a temporary fit of madness. When he suddenly appeared at her side later alive and well,
Vampire Knight (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Shoujo, Supernatural, Vampires
Studio: Studio Deen
One of the most famous shoujos in the vampire genre, Vampire Knight follows Yuuki Cross and Zero Kiryuu, members of the disciplinary committee of Cross Academy, which has two very distinctive classes: the day class and the night class. Their job is to maintain order between both classes when the switch is made. Although this task seems simple, the day class is not aware of one small detail: those in the night class are vampires.
Yami No Matsuei (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Magic, Shoujo, Shounen-ai, Vampires
Even after death, life is full of paperwork and criminals. Tsuzuki Asato is a carefree and goofy 26-year-old shinigami (god of death) whose job it is to make sure those who are dead stay dead and stay in their proper realms. Even though he has had this job for over 70 years, he is in the worst division with horrible pay. He also has the ability to not have partners (since shinigami work in pairs), but now he seems to have one that will stay; stubborn, intelligent, serious and defensive 16-year-old Kurosaki Hisoka. With each case they investigate, they draw closer to the conspiracies of serial killer Dr. Muraki Kazutaka. Tsuzuki’s relationship with Hisoka is getting stronger and closer… but there is a dark past about how Tsuzuki died that will not give him peace.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery, Shounen-Ai, Supernatural, Vampires
Studio: Production IG
Charley, a cyborg vampire who does the Vatican’s dirty work, is in thrall to local vampire playboy Johnny Rayflo. As the two fight crime, hilarity, violence, and sacrilege ensue between them. But can Charley resist his own desperate lust for blood? Find out as the evil duo take on a child vampire princess, a mysterious offshoot of the Unitarian Church…and each other.
Night Walker: Mayonaka no Tantei (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Vampires
Shido Tatsuhiko is not only a private detective, he is also a vampire with no real memory of his past. Joined by Yayoi Matsunaga, a government agent, Riho Yamazaki, an orphaned teenager who works as his girl Friday, and Guni, a small green imp, Shido must face demonic creatures known as the Nightbreed. Meanwhile, Cain, the vampire who made him what he is now, is looking for him.
Rosario to Vampire (2008)
Genre: Harem, Comedy, Romance, Ecchi, Vampires, Fantasy, School, Shounen
In this funny and daring harem we enter Youkai Gakuen, a boarding school that seems normal and ordinary. However, the students couldn’t be further from that definition, as they are all different types of monsters learning to co-exist with humans. They have a human form and the classes are the typical ones you might see in an academy, literature, gymnastics, a foreign language and mathematics… but the academy has a very strict rule: if there is a human inside it, it will have to be executed immediately. With this in mind, we meet Aono Tsukune, an average teenager who fails his high school entrance exam due to poor academic performance. However, his parents write him to the Youkai Academy, in a desperate effort to get an education for his son.
Demi-chan wa Kataritai (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Vampires, Fantasy, School, Seinen
Studio: A-1 Pictures
High school biology teacher Tetsuo Takahashi may seem like your typical instructor, but underneath that gentle appearance lies something extraordinary: a fascination with the Ajin, better known as Demi. These half-human, half-monster beings have blended into society, but Takahashi believes they will remain a mystery to mankind unless he finds a way to interact with them.
Jitsu wa Watashi wa (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Supernatural, Romance, Vampires, Fantasy, School, Shounen
Studio: 3xCube, TMS Entertainment
One day after school, Asahi Kuromine finds out that Youko Shiragami, the girl he has a crush on, is actually a vampire. According to her father’s rules, Youko should now drop out of school to keep her family safe. However, Asahi does not want her to go, and promises that she will keep her true nature a secret. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done, as Asahi is an easy man to read and can’t keep any secrets.