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The 15 Best Vampire Romance Anime

Updated March 18, 2021 44.8k votes 13.5k voters 347.9k views15 items

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Romance may be the spice of life, but when it comes to anime, it can be a little repetitive. Sometimes you need higher stakes than just the matters of the heart. One of the best ways to get that little extra something is through romance anime with vampires. With vampires around, high stakes might be literal stakes driven through the heart. They might involve the risk of discovery by the outside world, as is the case with Jitsu wa Watashi wa, or they might involve the risks vampires pose to their human lovers, as is the case with Devils' Line.

No matter what the story is about, vampire romance anime can really get your blood pumping - just don't let any vampires in while you're watching.

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  • Despite living in the Demon District of Itogami Island, Kojou Akatsuki lives a fairly normal life. This changes dramatically when he's transformed into a vampire - and not just any vampire. Kojou is now the fourth primogenitor, a supposedly mythical vampire who is considered one of the most powerful and treacherous vampires in history.

    A shaman named Yukina Himeragi is tasked with keeping his powers in check. Together, the two defend their city from supernatural assailants. 

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  • If you find yourself getting tired of vampire romances that take place during modern times, Hakuouki is a great alternative. Set in 1864, the story focuses on Chizuru Yukimura, a young woman who sets out in search of her missing father. She ends up bearing witness to a grisly scene and is rescued by the Shinsengumi, a group of police officers who possess the ability to transform into vampire-like creatures called Rasetsu.

    Though they don't trust Chizuru at first, she ends up becoming an important part of their group - and becoming the center of a reverse-harem. Despite multiple characters showing affection for her, Chizuru is only interested in Hijikata.

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    Karin Maaka is what Karin calls an "unvampire." Rather than needing to drink the blood of others, she produces an excess of blood. This blood builds up inside of her then releases itself via nosebleed, leaving her weak and anemic. To deal with this problem, she injects her blood into humans - a process that leaves them happy and energetic.

    Basically, she's a vampire in reverse. As she deals with her unusual condition, she meets a human named Kenta whose unhappiness dramatically increases the volume of blood in her body. To avoid this, Karin dedicates herself to making him as happy as possible.

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    Tsukune Aono isn't exactly a great student, which left him with only one educational opportunity: Yokai Academy. While otherwise a fine school, attending Yokai Academy comes with a catch - he can't let anyone know that he's human. That's because the school is populated by vampires, demons, and other supernatural beings, many of whom hate humans so much that they wouldn't hesitate to wipe them out on sight.

    Despite these dire social circumstances, Aono still finds himself making multiple romantic connections with the girls at his new school.

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