Bloodthirsty Vampire Anime To Sink Your Teeth Into

What did Dracula’s victim say as he sank his teeth into her neck? Well, this sucks! No more vampire puns – we promise. These fang-tastic (maybe just one more) vampire anime are perfect for any vampire fans! We’ve got it all from both sides of the story – vampires and even vampire hunters. So whether you’re team vampire or team vampire hunter, then we’ve got something that you’ll love. So, check them out now!

And on the plus side, there are way more vampires than werewolves. You can check out the best werewolf anime here >>

Castlevania (2017-2021)

IMDb: 8.0/10
Inspired by the best selling game series, this anime follows the story of Trevor Belmont, the last surviving member of his family, and his quest to save Europe from Dracula’s plan for human extinction. Along the way he meets the son of Dracula, Alucard, who rejects his father’s ideology, and Cipher, a powerful witch from Wallachia, who aide him in his hunt.

In addition to this, the team also face waves of night creatures controlled by Dracula’s loyal forge masters. But Dracula has his own problems: a beautiful vampire queen from Styria, Carmilla, who wants to take away his power.

This show definitely deserves it’s high IMDb rating with stunning animation, a sweeping musical score, powerful story and an eclectic cast of characters. Alucard and Trevor’s burgeoning bromance is guaranteed to raise a laugh.

With season 4 just released, the time to binge is now!

Image credit: Netflix

Where to watch: Netflix

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure (2012-)

IMDb: 8.4/10

This tells the story of the Joestar family, where various members discover that they are destined to take down supernatural forces using their powers. Each member of the Joestar family has their own unique part, where their names can typically be abbreviated to ‘JoJo’. With the main antagonist of three parts being vampires, this is the perfect vampire anime to watch!

Where to watch: Hulu | Crunchyroll

Sirius the Jaeger (2018)

IMDb: 6.8/10

In 1930, a group of vampires leave China and flee to Japan. They are followed by a group of vampire hunters called Jaegers under the cover of being staff of the V Shipping Company. Among them is the young Sirius man called Yuliy, a werewolf whose home was destroyed by vampires. A member of the Sirius royal family was chosen to be the agent of God and permitted to possess a mysterious holy relic, The Ark of Sirius. It was sealed away because of its power and Yuliy is trying to possess it again.

Where to watch: Netflix

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Dance in the Vampire Bund (2010)

IMDb: 6.8/10

Mina Țepeș, Princess-Ruler of all vampires, has been hiding with her people for many years. Including her werewolf protector Akira Kaburagi Regendorf. Seeking an end to the centuries of isolation, Mina gains permission to create a special district for vampires called ‘The Bund’ off the coast of Tokyo. Mina wants vampires to live peacefully amongst humans, but tensions are high and Mina and Akira need to defend The Bund from attackers.

Where to watch: Funimation

Vampire Knight (2008)

IMDb: 7.4/10

Yuki’s earliest memory is of a stormy night in winter, where she was attacked by a rogue vampire and rescued by Kaname Kuran, a Pureblood vampire. Ten years later, Yuki has become a guardian for the vampire race, protecting Kaname from discovery. Also at her side is Zero Kiryu, who resents the creatures that destoryed everything he held dear to him. But can Yuki trust that the vampires have left their murderous ways behind them?

Where to watch: Hulu | Crunchyroll

Princess Resurrection (2007)

IMDb: 6.7/10

Hiro Hiyorimi is a boy who has just moved to the Sasanaki Village to meet his sister who has been recently employed by a mysterious young woman who prefers being called Hime. Then Hiro encounters Hime and her gynoid bodyguard Flandre. Although Hiro gets himself killed trying to save Hime, he finds himself alive. It turns out that she has the power to revive the dead as half-immortals bound to serve and protect them. As a member of the Monster Realm royal family, Hime is caught in a war of succession among her siblings for the Monster Kingdom’s throne. Now that he’s bound to her, Hiro helps Hime fend off her siblings’ supernatural assassins with the help of half-werewolf Riza and vampire Reiri.

Where to watch: Amazon

Hellsing Ultimate (2006-2012)

IMDb: 8.3/10

The mission of Hellsing is to search for and destory the undead and other supernatural forces that threaten the queen and country. Its led by Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing, who inherited the leadership after the death of her father. And witnessing his death turned her from a sweet girl into a tough and deadly force. Now she is protected by the faithful family butler Walter C. Dornez and Alucard, the original and most powerful vampire.

Where to watch: Netflix | Funimation

Blood Lad (2013)

IMDb: 7.1/10

Staz Charlie Blood is a powerful vampire who rules the Eastern district of Demon World. According to the rumours, he’s bloodthirsty and a merciless monster. But he’s really just an otaku obsessed with Japanese culture and completely uninterested in human blood. When Fuyumi Yanagi accidentally wanders through a portal leading into the demon world, Staz is overjoyed. But his territory is attacked and Fuyumi is killed. She turns into a wandering ghost and Staz vows to resurrect her. Staz is joined by the spatial magician Bell and the half-werewolf Wolf as they try to find magic that can bring Fuyumi back to life.

Where to watch: Netflix | Hulu

Blood Blockade Battlefront (2015)

IMDb: 7.3/10

A young photographer Leonado Watch obtains ‘the All Seeing Eyes of the Gods’ at the cost of his sister’s eyesight. But they have a limit, exceeding that limit causes them to shatter. After the incident, Leonardo moves to the city of Hellsalem’s Lot, formerly known as New York City, to join an organization known as Libra to fight monsters as well as terrorists. Subsequently, its up to Libra to prevent the horrors inside the city from spreading to the outside world.

Where to watch: Crunchyroll

Rosario + Vampire (2008)

IMDb: 7.0/10

Tsukune Aono is an average teenager who is unable to get into an local high school due to his poor grades. His parents enroll him in a private school called Yokai Academy, which is actually a boarding school for monsters. Although the school teaches monsters how to live amongst humans, any found on campus are to be killed. Tsukune befriends the beautiful vampire girl named Moka Akashiya, who enjoys his company and the taste of his blood.

Where to watch: Funimation

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Seraph of the End (2015)

IMDb: 7.5/10

In a world that comes to an end at the hands of a virus, that leaves only children under the age of thirteen untouched, vampires emerge from the recesses of the earth. The vampires of ‘protection’ to the humans, taking them underground for safety, as long as they keep giving blood. Yūichirō Hyakuya and his fellow orphan friend Mikaela Hyakuya plot to escape. But things go badly wrong and now Yūichirō needs to join the vampire extermination unit to save his best friend.

Where to watch: Hulu | Crunchyroll

Shiki (2010)

IMDb: 7.7/10

In 1994, a series of mysterious deaths begin to spread through a small, quiet Japanese village called Sotoba. At the same time, a strange family move into the long-abandoned Kanemasa mansion on top of a hill. A young girl visits them only to never return. Doctor Toshio Ozaki initially suspects an epidemic, but he becomes convinced that it is the work of the shiki (vampire-like creatures).

Where to watch: Amazon

Vampire Anime: The Blood Franchise

If you love vampire anime, then the best place to look is the Blood franchise. Including a light novel series, a video game, two films (and one live-action remake) and two series, this is all about vampires! Yay! It should be noted that whilst they are all part of the same franchise, each film/anime is set in a different universe. So there isn’t really any order you need to watch them in (to an extent). It should also be noted that they all follow a similar sort of premise:

Saya is just a normal girl living a normal life. Until she’s attacked by Chiropteran – a hematophagous bat-like creature that lives by feeding on human blood. Saya learns that she is the only one who can defeat them as her blood is powerful. So she embarks on her destiny to hunt them down.

Blood – The Last Vampire (2000)

IMDb: 6.7/10

The original movie set in 1966. It starts with Saya already hunting down the monsters, rather than discovering that she has the power to kill them.

Where to watch: Amazon (DVD)

Blood – The Last Vampire (2009)

IMDb: 5.3/10

Starring Korean actress Jun Ji Hyun as Saya, this live-action remake isn’t generally regarded to be as good as the original, but we reckon it’s definitely worth a watch.

Where to watch: Amazon (DVD)

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Blood+ (2005-2006)

IMDb: 7.6/10

Under the care of her adoptive family, Saya Otonashi had been living the life of an ordinary school girl. Until she is attacked by a Chiropteran – a hematophagous bat-like creature that lives by feeding on human blood. Saya learns that she is the only one who can defeat them as her blood is powerful. Armed with her special katana, Saya embarks on a journey to rid the world of the creatures.

Where to watch: Amazon

vampire anime: blood c

Blood-C (2011)

IMDb: 6.3/10

Saya Kisaragi is an outwardly normal girl who serves as a shrine maiden to a country town, but in reality she is a skilled swordswoman charged by her father to defeat Elder Bairns, monsters who feed on human blood. As her battle grows more desperate, more people she loves fall victim to the Elder Bairns and she finds faults in her reality. But then she uncovers a disturbing truth about herself, the town and her surviving friends.

Where to watch: Hulu

Blood-C: The Last Dark (2012)

IMDb: 6.1/10

Set six months after Blood-C, The Last Dark is a continuation and the final addition to the Blood franchise.

Where to watch: Amazon

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