13 Best Vampire Anime You Must Watch At Least Once in Your Life!

best vampire anime

When it comes to people’s preferences in the anime world, they go way beyond our expectations. Some people like Fantasy, some like action/adventure, and some unique personalities love to watch anime shows involving mythical creatures like ogres, dragons, and vampires.

Since you’re here for some good vampire anime series, you must’ve had some good expectations of this genre. Well, it’s a good thing to keep high hopes because we’re sure our recommendations of the best vampire anime series won’t disappoint you in the slightest.

Best Vampire Anime Series!

13. Dance in the Vampire Bund

Dance in the Vampire Bund- best vampire anime

Probably you’re hesitant by the most reviews being half-positive and half-negative for this vampire anime. But if you think you can judge an anime by your analysis, then, most likely, you’ll love this anime. Despite its flaws, there are various vital aspects you can focus on.

For instance, the entertainment is out of the bounds in this show, and throughout the series, you’ll only think of how good it is in terms of entertaining you. So, we believe it is one of the best vampire anime series out there.

The story follows Mina Tepes, the ruler of vampires who announces their existence to the world through television and states her plan to establish a sanctuary for vampires in Japan. The government approves the request by Mina to pay off the nation’s debt using her family’s wealth.

But not everyone is favorable with their agreement, and when Akira, a person who doesn’t believe in vampires, meets Mina. What could this man’s identity be?

12. Rosario + Vampire

Rosario + Vampire- best vampire anime

A vampire anime doesn’t always have to be gore and action-packed. There are some rare supernatural rom-com series like Rosario to Vampire. It fits significantly into our list of best vampire anime series because unlike any other anime, its hilarious and captivating.

The series overflows with a lot of fanservice, which is quite natural for these kinds of anime shows. The plot is quite simple, and it kind of seems cute to watch this anime because the characters are so down to earth.

The plot follows Tsukune Aono, who did well in his high school entrance exams and thinking of getting into a good school. His parents enrolled him in the Youkai Academy without knowing that an academy is a place for supernatural beings like vampires, demons, and witches to study.

Despite being in trouble, Tsukune finds the most popular girl as his girlfriend. Now, Tsukune has to deal with the girls who develop feelings for him, and he must not let them know that he is a human. It is one of the best vampire anime you can watch.

11. Trinity Blood

Trinity Blood- best vampire anime

If you’re here to watch a great action-packed vampire anime, then this one is a good recommendation. As you already know, vampires just don’t sit tight and drink a cup of tea all the time. Instead, they always tend to search for prey, and that’s what happens in a usual vampire anime.

But just for a change, an unknown enemy that matches the strengths of even a vampire lord appears, I guess you know what will happen. You’ll get a good idea once you look at the plot of this exciting vampire anime.

The story sets in a world where both humans and vampires are at war after Armageddon destroyed the world. To end this war, a miracle is needed, and here comes our protagonist Abel Nightroad.

The most surprising part is that he is a protagonist, but instead of preying on humans, he hunts down other vampires as he drinks their blood. But when his twin brother Cain decides to turn tables against the humans, the situation becomes out of hands. Can Abel be able to stop him?

10. Strike the Blood

Strike the Blood- best vampire anime

Strike the Blood is a vampire anime with action, ecchi, supernatural, fantasy as genres. If you’re a fan of watching ecchi vampire anime series, then you’ll love this one for sure.

The story is outstanding for an ecchi-based concept, and with some great character designs and developments, it definitely stands apart from other vampire anime with this concept.

The story follows Kojou Akatsuki, who turns into a vampire after a fateful encounter, and now he is no longer an ordinary high schooler. He easily becomes the center of attention and when he gets discovered as the fourth primogenitor, a powerful vampire who can be called a legend.

The Lion King organization sends a sword shaman, Yukina Himeragi, to watch over him and see if he becomes a threat. But it turns out precisely the opposite as these two form an unlikely alliance and protects the world from various threats.

09. Black Blood Brothers

Black Blood Brothers- best vampire anime

Black Blood Brothers is a unique anime, and you can’t possibly think that way in the first couple of episodes, but as you go through, you’ll get the hang of it. It is indeed a vampire anime series, but it gives you a different vibe since it focuses on Jirou, the main character.

If you’re not satisfied with the plot, you’ll at least get 12 episodes of action-packed entertainment. But this vampire anime is not the one you’ll see in your daily life. So, make sure you watch it. It’ll be sure to entertain you.

The story sets ten years after the holy war in Hong Kong. Mochizuki Jirou, who is famously known as Silver Blade, is the lone hero who fought against Kowloon Children despite losing his Lover.

When they return to Japan, they discover that the Kowloon Children have survived the Holy War and seeking to infiltrate their zone. While red bloods are humans, black bloods are vampires, and Mochizuki Brothers are the descendants of an elite clan. Now can they stop Kowloon Children once again?

08. Vampire Knight

Vampire Knight- best vampire anime

Vampire Knight is one of those anime shows which gain the attention of female viewers. With numerous good-looking and hot vampires, the female audience can’t take their eyes off the anime. First, you’ll like the plot setup, and next to the presentation of the anime is fantastic.

But it isn’t some rom-com you’re thinking; it does involve some emotional struggles and tragic pasts. But one thing is for sure that you’ll either find it too good or not be able to reach your expectations.

The story revolves around Yuuki Cross and Zero Kiryuu who are appointed as the members of the disciplinary committee at Cross Academy. The truth is the school is divided into two shifts: Day Class and Night Class.

While humans study in the day, vampires study at night to maintain their secret and also for the safety of the students. But the story is a bit complicated because Zero hates the existence of vampires. Can things stay the same way they are now?

07. Shiki

Shiki- best vampire anime

If there is any vampire anime on the list with an absolutely excellent premise, then it is Shiki. It takes us back to the vampire classics where elements like the inability to sunlight, a mysterious aura, and gives you the chills of a thriller/horror anime.

But you’ll love its concept more than anything since it is set in a unique world than other vampire anime series. Make sure you used up to the endless blood showers that appear in this vampire anime because it might seem a bit violent.

When Megumi Shimizu, a young girl dies, her entire village is shocked. Sooner they find that the village is sweeping away with an epidemic. A young doctor named Toshio and another lad, Natsuno stand up to solve the mystery behind the pandemic.

But it isn’t that easy since the village is with the vampires freely roaming and the horrors of the epidemic still in the minds of the villagers. It takes you on a whole different concept where you can distinguish between god and evil.

06. Blood+

Blood+- best vampire anime

Making its way into the No.6 spot, Blood + is sure to deserve this spot. Of course, it is like your regular vampire anime series. However, with its complex character development and mysterious plot twists, it gives you a whole different experience.

It makes the viewers guess what comes next and, surprisingly, produces a different outcome. In other words, it outwits you ultimately when you guess a specific scene. So, make sure you add this fantastic vampire anime to your watch list.

Saya Otonashi suffers from Amnesia and can’t remember anything beyond the previous year. But everything changes when a blood-lusting vampire seeks her and tries to feed on her. When she loses all hope, a man named Haji comes to the rescue and forces her to drink his blood.

Then she goes into a trance and then rampages until she regains fragments of her lost memories. Will she be able to find the mystery behind her Amnesia? Find it out by watching this fantastic vampire anime.

05. Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust- best vampire anime

In my opinion, this is the best vampire anime movie I’ve watched. The story revolves around a creature born to a vampire father and a human mother known as “Dunpeal.” Known as “D,” he is an outcast and a vampire hunter who hunts night creatures with the acceptance of humans.

One day he gets summoned to locate the kidnapped Charlotte Elbourne. But the sad thing is her father wants her either dead or alive. Even D intends to bring her alive; there is a sinister lurking behind the scenes which turns the tables on their plan.

The movie grips you from the opening sequence and keeps you on a roll throughout the entire time. The animation is flawless for a vampire anime, and with the suspenseful plot, you can’t stay unfocussed.

The story might seem simple on the face, but when you get into the details, you’ll know the depth of it. If you think you can find a good suspense thriller with a vampire anime theme, then nothing can beat this anime on our list.

04. Bakemonogatari

Bakemonogatari- best vampire anime

Here comes the incredible part of the series Monogatari. While Monogatari has many parts with short episodes, personally, I loved Bakemonogatri the most. Of course, the whole Monogatari is worth the watch, and you need to watch to understand the plot.

If you don’t know how to watch it, you can refer to our post on Monogatari watch order. In this vast world of Monogatari, vampires aren’t the only creatures, but you’ll get to see other various ones like ghosts, gods, and mythical beasts.

The story follows Koyomi Araragi, who is in his third year and also a survivor of a vampire attack. Even though he seems human, several effects as healing abilities and enhanced vision start to appear.

When his classmate Hitagi Senjougahara falls from the stairs, Araragi helps her, but she seems weightless. Soon he finds that she is a vampire and insists on helping her by introducing her to the man who once saved him.

03. Seraph of the End

Seraph of the End- vampire anime

Seraph of the End is one of the very few anime shows which run by the plot and character development. The anime takes a pretty unique way of representing the story and sets it in an apocalyptic world.

Naturally, vampires feed on humans without using any weapons. But in this anime, you’ll find battles amazingly likable, and the chills you experience are next level. More importantly, the people who like cute vampire characters will find it even more enjoyable.

The story sets in an apocalyptic world, where vampires keep humans as livestock. Yuuichirou and Mikaela are two orphaned children and are one of the livestock.

They both strive to take their revenge against vampires by escaping, and the only threat isn’t vampires but the virus that killed the people above the age of 13 years. Even though they succeed in the escape, what fate awaits them?

02. Castlevania

Castlevania- best vampire anime

When an anime is adapted from a video game, you can pretty much expect a lot from it. Don’t hold back with Castlevania because it is worth your expectations. But the most important thing is this anime isn’t Japanese.

It is made in western style, but it doesn’t fall out from the Japanese anime, and that’s another reason why exactly you need to watch it. So, if you feel like you want to try a different vampire anime other than the usual Japanese one, then try it.

Lisa Tepes is the beloved wife of Vlad Tepes or simply known as “Dracula,” and when she gets accused of witchcraft, it leads to her death. In return, Dracula declares war on Wallachia, who made the accusation.

While Dracula unleashes the army of demon creatures from hell, Trevor Belmont, the sole survivor of the Belmont clan, agrees to take them on. But who are reasonable people and what’s the truth? Watch this fantastic action vampire series and make your time worthwhile.

01. Hellsing Ultimate

Hellsing Ultimate- best vampire anime

Hellsing Ultimate is the OVA series for the original anime Hellsing. However, these are sporadic cases in the anime industry where OVAs beat the original episodes.

I’m just going to say it, this anime is awesome and if you’re going to avoid it just because it has only OVA episodes, consider yourself unlucky. Not to mention, it ranks #1 in our post of best vampire anime series.

The creatures that exist in the night and devour any human being they spot are now the greatest threat to humankind. But their ultimate enemy is Hellsing, a single organization that proves as a threat to the whole existence of these vampires.

The head of the Hellsing, Integra Fairbrook, finds an ultimate weapon, and fortunately, he is a vampire who helps in exterminating his own kind. In this battle, sometimes an ultimate weapon might become the worst nightmare.

Final Thoughts

That’s it! It seems our list of best vampire anime series has concluded. There are a lot of anime shows with the vampire theme, but only a few can occupy the place as the best ones. So, our list is made by picking the best vampire anime shows that’ll leave the audience in all sorts of reactions.

We hope you enjoyed our list as much as we did. And if you think there are any other vampire anime that should’ve been mentioned above, feel free to tell us. What do you think about our post? Did you enjoy visiting our website? Let us know your valuable thoughts in the comment section below.

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