I’ve decided to create a new series reviewing anime that I have dubbed: Anime Sunday Reviews On Netflix. Seeing as that a great deal of people have Netflix it will be easy for them to pick it up and watch… but I am not affiliated with Netflix in any way. If people want to read them I will keep it going, if not… it will fade away like so many other ideas.
Because it was just Halloween, I tried to find something fitting so the first show I have decided to review is called: Rosario + Vampire
Rosario + Vampire is about a high school boy, Tsukune Aono, who gets accidentally sent to a secret school for monsters. Kind of like “Hogwarts” from the Harry Potter series, this school is hidden from the humans where monsters come to learn. Early in the first episode he (literally) bumps into Moka Akashiya, a vampire, and they quickly become really close friends. It seems that even in this protected place the monsters aren’t allowed to reveal their “true forms” which allows Tsukune to blend in without anyone learning his secret.
The story kind of plays out like a typical high school drama with a “magic” twist. Fitting in, making friends, stealing boyfriends, etc are all the basis of each episode. One thing you will notice is that the girls at this school all wear extremely short skirts and they take every opportunity to show a panty shot… not that I’m complaining. The truth is, this show is pretty perverted and is NOT recommended for kids and is even sketchy for teens. There have been brief depictions of almost-nudity in several episodes but nothing overly graphic. However, the story is pretty decent and keeps you interested in following along to the next episode.
Pretty much every episode leads up to a monster battle in which Moka must change into her “true form”: a super powerful vampire who also happens to be an adult and is somehow a completely different personality. The thing I find most funny is when she transforms her ass gets bigger as do her boobs… and other than her voice, not much else. This leads me to believe that super vampires get all their powers from a nice rack and a big booty lol. Naturally she kicks some ass in like 30 seconds (there’s a talking bat that tells you so) then they switch back to normal and wrap things up.
Overall this is a decent series. It’s English dubbed and each episode runs a half hour. I’m working my way through the 2 seasons which I believe is all that were made. If you are interested, you can catch Rosario + Vampire on Netflix right now.
I was not compensated for this post nor am I affiliated with Netflix in any way.