April 12th, 2013


Mina the Vampire

A couple of days ago I mentioned that I was about to watch Dance in the Vampire Bund, and lnhammer asked for a report on it. I suppose this is that report. However, I feel unqualified to give it in many ways, since I'm not well versed in the conventions of either anime/manga or modern vampirage - so, what's new and interesting to me may be a hoary old cliché to people more familiar with these forms. As far as anime is concerned, I've basically seen a few shoujo series, with a distinct emphasis on magical girls. As for vampires, it's been Christopher Lee, Salem's Lot (starring Hutch - quite disconcerting in 1979), The Lost Boys, Fright Night, a few random episodes of Buffy, and more recently the first Twilight movie and the two Bristol-based series of Being Human. Oh, and Mona the Vampire, of course.

One of these vampires is not like the other

There's also a manga, on which the series I watched is based, and which I gather differs from it in important respects. I've not read that, though I noticed that this anime, while being suitably conclusory, definitely nods towards future plot developments. So far, though, it's the only series.

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