The 15 Best Vampire Anime of All Time

Vampire Anime
Cravings for blood must be satisfied.

Who's up for the thirsty, undead, addicting world of vampires?

Vampire lore has been floating around for ages. Everyone knows the European style, super classy, Nosferatu types. Then they blindsided everyone with the sparklepire. Hemophiliacs come in all shapes and sizes, as do their anime. You can guarantee that those featured on this list are bloody good.

15. Blood Lad

A vampire that loves the human world tries to help a ghost girl who’s trapped in the world of demons.
They travel to the land of the living to try and get her humanity back. Watch out for those vampire hunters!

Being the top demon is pretty different Earthside.

14. Chibi Vampire

Karin is part of a family of vampires in Japan. In a strange twist, she’s almost the opposite of a vampire.
If she doesn’t GIVE blood to others, she has horrific nosebleeds.
She can also go out in the daytime, so she attends school. 
A new student learns her secret and craziness ensues.

Increasing Karin’s blood flow is the last thing they need, what a mess!

13. Hellsing Ultimate

Alucard is a monster hunter.
In England, he is hired to exterminate all manner of creatures, including vampires.
On a job, a police officer is injured and Alucard must decide whether or not to save her life, in the best way vampires can. 

Hunting ghouls and monsters seems easier when you are one.

12. Blood+

An anemic schoolgirl is living a normal life.
When a bat monster comes looking for human blood Saya learns only she can defeat it. Her anemic blood causes them the shatter.
A katana filled journey begins to discover the mysteries of the past.

Defeating a new evil will take more than fancy swordplay.

11. Black Blood Brothers

A great war between humans and vampires ended with a rogue clan’s defeat.
Now a vampire vet who helped the humans in victory has been kidnapped.
The secret vampire city may hold the key to finding him.

Enemies from the past resurface as the Special Zone is infiltrated.

10. Fortune Arterial

Transferring to a new school is always hard.
But it can be very confusing when you discover one of your classmates is a vampire!
Can Kohei handle knowing the student council president is of the undead?

High school just became very, very interesting.

9. Dance in the Vampire Bund

Vampires have been in hiding for lifetimes.
Mina, the vampire queen, decides to reveal their existence to the world.
She sets up a vampire city.
The struggles between vampires and humans coexisting then commences.

Predator and prey try to live together in harmony, what could go wrong?

8. Bakemonogatari

Koyomi was a normal high school student until he was bitten by a vampire.
But he found a man who helped him regain his humanity.
He still retains some vampire traits and uses these to help other supernatural beings to solve their problems.

The supernatural realm is about to get help from an unexpected source.

7. Trinity Blood

In this post-apocalyptic setting vampires and humans continue to fight.
Peace is desired, but a terrorist faction is manipulating both sides. You can see that bringing an end to bloodshed is possible, but at what cost?

To find peace humans and vampires will have to overcome unimaginable obstacles.

6. Rosario + Vampire

Tsukune enrolls in a new school, Yokai Academy.
It’s an academy for the supernatural!
Tsukune must hide that he’s human; trying to blend in among the monsters and demons.
Things heat up when he meets a vampire girl who loves his blood.

Staying undercover means staying alive in a no-humans allowed academy.

5. Vampire Princess Miyu

Miyu is half-demon, half-vampire.
Her destiny lies in hunting the murderous Shinma (demons).
But, can she escape having her identity revealed by a determined Spiritualist named Himiko?

Miyu fights the demon Shinma in the world and within herself.

4. Vampire Hunter D

It’s a western twist on a post-apocalyptic world, but with vampires. Vampires had ruled the world for a time; however, humans are taking it back.
D is a half breed vampire hunter and he’s helping mankind take back the night.

He is of both lineages but belongs to neither.

3. Vampire Knight

Adopted by vampires,
Yuki is a proponent for the vampires at Cross Academy.
By day humans attend, but at night vampires attend.
Will Yuki’s past destroy the relationships she’s built on both sides?

Secrets buried in the past threaten to shatter everything Yuki’s life is founded on.

2. Shiki

The small-town horror movie feel of this show is part of what makes it worth watching.
When people begin mysteriously dying the doctor is determined to solve the mystery.
It could have something to do with the family that moved into the manor in the middle of the night.
But things could also be more sinister.
There’s a “creep” factor to be found here.

Mysterious murders, small town claustrophobia, and ancient horrors are the backbone of this story.

1. Seraph of the End

Mankind causes a worldwide genocide of all those over the age of thirteen.
Vampires emerge from the bowels of the Earth and conveniently bring part of the remaining population underground to “safety”. Yuichiro escapes and finds himself rescued by a demon extermination unit.
He will kill all vampires that cross his path.

Revenge fuels Yuichiro as he hunts those who once kept him captive.

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