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Released: 2011-06-14

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Dance in the Vampire Bund: Complete Series (DVD/Blu-ray Combo) by Funimation

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Akiyuki Shinbou
NR (Not Rated)

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When Mina Tepes – queen of the vampires – suddenly appears in Japan to establish a colony for her blood-sucking brethren, Akira Kaburagi’s world will never be the same. As a boy, Akira vowed to serve the ruler of the night, and now he must fulfill his destiny by protecting Mina from those who would dethrone her!


  • Aoi Yuuki
  • Yuuichi Nakamura
  • Chiwa Saito


  • Multiple Formats

Editorial Review

Based on the manga by Nozomu Tamaki, the broadcast series Dance in the Vampire Bund (2010) centers on a vampire realm that exists in parallel to everyday life. Akira, a normal-seeming high-school student suffering from amnesia, goes about ordinary activities with his classmate Yuki at an elite private academy in Tokyo. Their world changes when Mina Tepes, a descendant of Vlad the Impaler and the reigning princess of the vampire world, arrives at their school. In the first story, she connives to build a settlement dubbed the Vampire Bund on a Tokyo Bay landfill–and claims extraterritoriality for it, as if it were a 19th-century European colony. The subsequent plots–which start and stop arbitrarily–string together violent battles between various villains and Akira, who discovers he's both a werewolf and the sworn servant/protector of the Princess. There are lots of fan-service jiggle shots, but Princess Mina takes the form of a barely pubescent girl, which gives much of the nudity disquieting “lolicon” overtones. Other story elements include an attack on students seeking safety in a church, an assault on a buxom nun, a high-school student's apparently passionate attachment to an elementary-school boy, and “Agni Blood” (“Blood of the Lamb”), a chemical rebel vampires use to turn themselves into walking bombs. Despite all the violence and nudity, Vampire Bund is a crashing bore with long Morris the Explainer scenes. Otaku will recognize the many elements the series borrows from other anime. (Rated TV MA: extensive nudity; graphic violence; violence against women and children; sexual situations, including suggested lesbianism and pedophilia; grotesque imagery; potentially offensive religious imagery; tobacco use) –Charles Solomon

(1. Prom Night, 2. Howling, 3. Teen Wolf, 4. Interview with a Vampire, 5. Shadow of the Vampire, 6. From Dusk till Dawn, 7. Innocent Blood, 8. Near Dark, 9. The Lost Boys, 10. Walpurgis Night, 11. Underworld, 12. Dance in the Vampire Bund)

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