Vampires in modern pop culture range from bloodthirsty villains to those who sparkle in the sunlight. In any case, vampires can love others in the same way that humans do. There is a lot of manga that romanticises love between bloodsuckers, whether it is an obsession or the purest affection possible. Vampires can be as loyal to their loved ones as they are cold as ice.
Romance is a genre that most people turn to for comfort or to immerse themselves in a fantasy about two people who are destined to fall in love. While there is a lot of fantasy and shoujo that romanticises what romance is like, there is also one that takes a darker approach at times.
Although still romanticised, vampire romances are the dark fantasy side of romance. A human falls in love with a mystical creature, which causes angst and leads to a mostly happy ending.
We are going to list Twenty one best vampire romance anime for you to sink your imaginary fangs into.
21/Strike the Blood
Itogami Island is a man-made landmass 300 kilometres south of Tokyo that has been authorised by the government to house spirits, vampires, mermaids, and other magical beings on the verge of extinction. Kojou Akatsuki was a typical high school boy until an incident three months ago transformed him into the Fourth Progenitor – a powerful vampire – against his will. And, while he’d prefer to remain an anonymous adolescent, things change when Yukina, a sword shaman from an anti-terrorism agency, arrives with the intention of keeping an eye on and potentially eliminating Kojou…
20/Dance with Devils
Ritsuka Tachibana, a second-year student, has the perfect school-to-life balance, but everything changes when she discovers that several of her handsome male classmates are actually demons in disguise.
19/Dance in the Vampire Bund
Mina Tepes, the childlike Queen of the damned, shockingly appears on live television to announce her plans for a colony where her blood-sucking brethren can live in peace. As the world descends into chaos, Mina reunites with a handsome face from her past: Akira, a brooding beast whose connection to the queen is both powerful and mysterious. Mina and Akira will bare their fangs and fight an ancient evil together.
And, while the Queen and her ferocious werewolf minions swear that no human blood will be shed, others of her kind yearn to sink their teeth into innocent flesh. Can Akira keep his tenuous connection to the realm of the living while fighting to protect this ruthless and royal beauty? There is only one certainty. The world isn’t ready for her rule.
Aired: Fall 2010
Kouhei Hasekura has transferred so many times that he’s convinced he’ll never make friends, but luckily for him, he’s just transferred for the final time into Shuchikan Academy, a prestigious high school on Tamatsu Island. On his first day, after being greeted warmly by student council vice president Erika Sendou, Kouhei’s good vibes quickly fade when she screams and flees as they’re about to shake hands. Furthermore, the boy quickly learns that Erika and her brother, student council president Iori, are anything but ordinary: they’re vampires! Can Kouhei find his place at Shuchikan Academy and make genuine friends, including the vampire who can’t stand being near him?
17/Tenshi ni Narumon!
Yuusuke was just a regular high school boy until the lovely, haloed, and naked Noelle walked into his life one fateful day. His life changed in ways he could never have imagined, especially when Noelle’s family, people from the demon world, arrived. While his house and perception of reality are gradually being transformed, other forces are attempting to prevent Noelle from becoming an angel for Yuusuke by employing robots, catgirls, and UFOs! Can Noelle become a true angel before being used as a pawn in someone else’s scheme?
16/Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi
Kurogane Taito, a freshman, had always been an ordinary, regular guy, except for a promise he made to the beautiful vampire, Saitohimea, nine years ago.
Epiodes:OVA (2 eps x 29 min)
Shinta Mizumura’s seemingly ordinary life is turned upside down when Lilith Kishimoto, a beautiful half-human, half-vampire girl, transfers to his school and surprises him with an unexpected request.
Shiki Tohno appears to be just another “average high school student” with a mysterious past and a blank memory. That is, until he almost kills a female vampire using his deadly secret ability to “see the lines.” His journey to uncover the secrets of the Tohno family and rebury his own lost memories has only just begun, and now he must also assist the woman, Arcueid Brunestud, in tracking down and killing a lethal phantom named Roa using his ability.
13/Vanitas no Carte
Rumors about The Book of Vanitas, a clockwork grimoire of dubious reputation, draw Noé, a young vampire looking for a friend’s salvation, to Paris. Long hours treading the pavement or rummaging through dusty bookshops in search of the tome await him in the City of Flowers. Instead, his prey approaches him…in the arms of a man claiming to be a vampire doctor! Will Noé cast his lot with the curious and slightly unbalanced Vanitas and his quest to save vampirekind, thrust into a conflict that threatens the peace between humans and vampires?
12/Demi-chan wa Kataritai
Aired: Winter 2017
Succubi, dullahans, snow women, and vampires, to name a few. We’re a little different from humans and are referred to as “demi-humans.” We’ve recently been dubbed “demis.” This is a stimulating and heartfelt school demi-human comedy starring those very unique “demis” and Takahashi Tetsuo, a high school teacher who is very interested in learning more about their daily lives and habits.
11/Tsukuyomi: Moon Phase
Aired: Fall 2004
Morioka Kohei aspires to be a regular photographer, but all he seems to capture on film are ghosts! With the undead occupying 70% of his photos, Kohei has earned not only a reputation, but also a job at an occult magazine. Things couldn’t be more “normal” until he’s sent to a remote castle to photograph a mysterious girl who has a habit of disappearing, piqueing his interest in returning. As a result, Kohei embarks on a journey that will take him deep into the occult, on a mission to assist the cutest vampire in existence in finding her long-lost mother!
Aired: Summer 2013
Staz is not what you’d call a typical vampire. He’s fascinated by human culture, particularly anime, manga, and video games, and, unlike his brethren, he has no desire to drain people. Staz, as a prominent street boss in the demon world, has never wished to visit the human world. But when a human girl wanders into his territory, is eaten by a carnivorous plant, and returns as a ghost, Staz makes a life-changing decision: he’ll assist in resurrecting this lovely lady in any way he can, even if it means travelling to Earth! But the road ahead will be difficult, given his lack of knowledge about how to complete the task and his own laziness.
9/Rosario to Vampire
Aired: Winter 2008
Tsukune Aono, fifteen, is average in every way; he has no hobbies, poor grades, and has even failed his high school entrance exam. His parents have managed to get him enrolled in a school, but it isn’t any ordinary school! Tsukune will be attending the Youkai Academy, which teaches monsters how to coexist with humans! Tsukune, the lone human, is able to avoid their bloodthirsty gazes because the werewolves, vampires, witches, and other monsters are required to retain their human forms. However, he quickly attracts the attention of several devilish beauties, including the vampire Moka, a busty succubus, and even a young witch! Tsukune’s ordinary life appears to be anything but ordinary!
Aired: Fall 2013
Yui Komori arrives at the mansion she must now call home after her father moves and abandons her, unaware of the horrors that await her. Yui’s new housemates are vampires, and she’s been sent to live with them as their prospective bride-to-be by the church. But what appears to be the plot of a romance novel quickly turns to despair, as these fanged beauties are overjoyed to have a new tormentor and will go to any length to force themselves upon her and drink her blood.
Yui must now learn to cope with her new life of being sadistically abused at every turn, whether it’s being called derogatory slurs, being forced to feed the vampires’ bloodlust against her will, or being treated like the garbage she is.
Aired: Summer 2009
Koyomi Araragi is an aloof young man with a strange, supernatural secret that leads him inadvertently to others with similar stories. Gods, spirits, and afflictions can be bothersome, stealing important memories or causing unusual tendencies, as Koyomi and others are all too aware. Koyomi is able to assist new friends he meets along the way with their own paranormal conundrums by enlisting the assistance of an eccentric homeless man…
6/Jitsu wa Watashi wa, My Monster Secret
Aired: Summer 2015
Asahi Kuromine is a high school student who is rumoured to be unable to keep a secret. One day, he sees his crush Yoko Shiragami, who is flapping a large pair of wings from her back. She informs him that she is a vampire and can only attend a regular school if no one discovers her true identity. Asahi swears to keep her secret but finds it difficult to do so because Yoko is an airhead and Asahi’s friend Mikan constantly bullies the two of them.
Kurou and his servant Benkei are fleeing from Kurou’s elder brother, who has recently ascended to the throne, in feudal Japan. They come across a house and a strange woman named Kuromitsu, who agrees to house them on one condition: they do not peer into the inner chambers. They are soon attacked by the Red Army, who are looking for Kuromitsu, whose blood contains immortality.
After being fatally wounded, Kurou drinks some of Kuromitsu’s blood and gains immortality as well as strange abilities; however, Kurou is seemingly decapitated shortly after and wakes up centuries later in a ruined city. In this twisted future, the Red Army is everywhere and still looking for Kuromitsu’s blood, while a rebel army tries to prevent them from getting it. With threats at every turn and his obsession fueling him, Kurou sets out to find Kuromitsu and exact his revenge on the Red Army.
Aired: Fall 2005
Karin is a vampire, but she is a freak among vampires because she does not drink her counterparts’ blood – she is cursed to be a blood maker, forcing her to inject her extra blood into her victims. Worse, if she doesn’t find an outlet for the blood quickly enough, it explodes in a massive nose bleed of impressive volume. In Karin’s twisted state, it’s nearly impossible for her to find safe victims, so nose bleeds are a major issue. When transfer student and new classmate Usui Kenta exhibits the exact emotions that her vampire nature craves, she finds herself in comedic jeopardy!
Aired: Fall 2005
Only one organisation has the ability to save civilization from annihilation in a world where flesh-eating monsters roam the streets: Red Shield, a specially-organized unit designed to fight these monsters, and the only weapon that can destroy them: Saya. Saya awakens from a 30-year slumber to find herself in a modern world she has no recollection of, and she is troubled by a past filled only with bloodshed and sadness. She struggles to find the strength to move forward and reassemble the pieces of her shattered memories, despite the unwavering love and support of her family and friends.
Cross Academy is a school with a twist: it has a Day Class made up of ordinary humans and a Night Class made up of vampires, thanks to a unique and experimental setup devised by the headmaster. Yuki Cross and her friend Zero Kiryu are school prefects whose job it is to keep the Night Class secret safe; they patrol the school grounds at night and supervise class switchovers at dawn and dusk to avoid any ‘accidents.’
While Zero is wary of vampires and despises the idea of sharing space with them, Yuki admires the Night Class for their beauty and sophistication; she is particularly drawn to their charming leader, Kaname, because he once saved her life. However, as Yuki quickly discovers, not all vampires are as friendly as the Night Class, and as terrible events unfold, Yuki must question whether peaceful coexistence is possible in a world where vampires are the hunters and humans are the prey.
Aired: Spring 2018
Anzai, a half-demon, uses his devil-born abilities to protect Tokyo from devil-related crime. While protecting his love, Tsukasa, his resolve to never drink human blood is put to the ultimate test. Will he be able to control his demon instincts?
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