English: Rosario + Vampire
Synonyms: Rosario and Vampire
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 3, 2008 to Mar 27, 2008
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild NudityL represents licensing company
Score: 7.381 (scored by 77081 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.
Popular Tagscomedy ecchi fantasy romance school
Dec 14, 2008
Before we begin, let me drill this into your mind. Fan service; Fan service; Fan service; Fan service; Fan service! That's the theme for this anime so don't start having high hopes for an amazing story or what not (at least nothing in comparison to the manga original). Rosario + Vampire, like many manga-to-anime adaptation series, made fans screamed with joy at first, but only to have their hopes and dreams shattered bit by bit as the anime progresses. It is true that the anime's story plot deviates from its origin, but it is also true that the artwork is astounding (the animation version of the characters look more attractive to me). So let us get into a deeper analysis of Rosario + Vampire.
The anime is considered pretty episodic (ie. standalone episodes) with a few exceptions near the end of the series. This goes parallel with its manga originals so it is nothing new to the readers. However, what is new is the extremely formulaic sequence in all episodes with an introduction to the "monster of the episode" (these monsters tend to get defeated and then become friends with the protagonists). Not only that, but the actual story coverage is also very minimal in the anime (only covered up to chapter 10 of the manga out of 40 chapters). But that is not to say it is all bad. In fact, certain portions of the story that were remade into anime were better planned (events flow smoother/made more logical sense) than the manga version. Overall, the story serve its purpose as an introduction to the Rosario + Vampire series.
Consistent animation quality throughout, beautifully animated characters, plus smooth transition from scene to scene, what more can you ask for? Gonzo, while not exactly known for extremely high quality animation (at least not at the level of KyotoAnimation), does indeed proved itself a worthy opponent to other studios in the industry.
OP and ED are both very enjoyable for me (I didn't skip them like I did for a lot of other anime). It should not be an annoyance to you either (I hope). As for seiyu, there are many talented and well known professionals to voice for our pretty girls (and boys). For instance, there is the cute Rie Kugimiya voicing for the "icy cold" Mizore, and Saeko Chiba voicing for the "very funny" Ruby.
I would like to bring the attention to Nana Mizuki who is the CV for our super hot/cute/pretty/gorgeous Moka and also the singer for the OP and ED of the series (and the singer for Capu2 as well). Nana is not only famous in the seiyu community, but is admired by all. She has an amazing ability to sing (even rivals those so-called "professional" singers) thanks to her powerful singing voice despite being a pretty tiny girl. She was also the winner of the “Best Musical Performance” award in the first Seiyu Awards. For those who have not yet experienced her excellent character voicing ability (and as a singer), I strongly suggest you give this series a try.
Aside from the fact that most character's hidden abilities were not included in the anime, the show did a pretty good job with the characters. Plenty of character developments and showing their inner feelings toward each other (especially near the end when certain secrets were discovered). In addition, the interaction between the many different types of monsters can be quite refreshing from the traditional harem-oriented anime.
Enjoyment + Final Thought:
Judging Rosario + Vampire solely as an anime, it has plenty of ups and downs. Judging it as an adaptation from a manga, it was pretty disappointing except for the animation and sound department. I recommend this to all people who have not yet read the manga (got some nice fan service), but for those who know the story already, you might want to skip this and move on. read more
Apr 4, 2008
Story: I'm trying to best not to rip this show apart but bear with me, Tsukune is your unfortunate high-school male who has just been enrolled in a school he doesnt even know when his parents found an admission pass on the ground by accident. Little does he know is that the school is for monsters than hate humans and would prob kill any on sight. It is when he meets Moka, a beautiful girl who in reality is a powerful vampire. What I just wrote was basically what you would get introduced with on the first episode, everything was cool then. As the "story" moved on, I slowly started to get irritated at the EXCESSIVE amount of panty shots this anime had. Now I enjoy fanservice every now and then like any other guy but in this show the fanservice was given to you in large and unnecessary quantities, a girl could be standing doing nothing WITHOUT EVEN WIND BLOWING, but they would still show you her panties for no real reason. I thought this was just another one of those fanservice shows so I didnt really wanted to hate this show for that reason. Around ep 5 I decided to pick up the manga as well since I heard good things about it, it was then when I realized what a mess this anime had become. They turned a good manga with interesting plot and good action, into a fanservice driven anime that had tunned down the action and REALLY changed the storyline just to turn it into an ecchi comedy. Also EVERY episode follows the same old formula, If I could describe a R+V episode it would be as follows:
Tsukune meets Moka
Tsukune meets an antagonist
Tsukune gets in trouble
Moka tries to help
Tsukune accidentally removes Moka's rosary
Vampire Moka beats everyone up
Everything is happy again
This same formula is applies for every episode of this show with exception of the last 2 episodes, which were good on its own right but still managed to butcher the goodness of the manga. If you watch animes to get a good story you wont find it here.
Art: As terrible as the story is, this anime's best feature was its animation. The colours were all great and the animation was fluent everytime. I failed to notice any sign of quality drop throughout the show. I will give this show props for that.
Sound: It wasnt bad, nothing really out of the ordinary. The ED song was really good though....IMO the best part of every episode was the end credits XD
Character: The characters of this anime are likeable, well Tsukune is the typicial guy who tries to help but ends up being helped instead because of its uselessness. Moka's normal form is a contrast to her vampire form as one is sweet and friendly and the other is rough and swift to act. To be honest my only motivation to finish this show was Shirayuki Mizore aka Ice Girl. Voiced by Kugimiya Rie it was nice to see her use a non loli voice and well the character itself IMO is awesome. She could've been the main character :)
Enjoyment: I'll keep this simple, I didnt like this anime. It was hard to finish some episodes and then try my best not to drop it right after. Its safe to say I will not be watching the second season if they havent learned their lesson on this one.
Overall Rosario + Vampire was a rather disappointing show considering how Gonzo had a really good source to work with but decided to ruin it in order to bring ecchi comedy and pointless plot. If you are the type of person who likes this kind of ecchi comedy and mindless fanservice then R+V will be a good show for you to watch and I recommend it for you (also rejoice as a season 2 will be coming). For someone who likes a good story, dont bother, this anime is not worth it. read more
Jan 18, 2009
The story fails to impress in any way aside the inital setting as well. Each episode brings about a new (mis)adventure for the group, which basically goes like this: Tsukune gets into bad company -> Hangs out with the girls -> The bad company comes to them -> The three girls kick ass + Moka transforms -> Tsukune whines -> Everyone gets happy after kicking ass -> End. And that's about it. The only refreshing thing is that it's actual action here, and that there's new youkai taking the role of bad guys every episode. But aside those, nothing worth mentioning.
The characters are just about what you'd expect: The moe girl, her rival, a small girl (loli?), and the wimp they all stalk to death. Unoriginal, boring and non-developing, that's pretty much what there's to say about the characters. Both the recurring side characters and the ones who get renewed each episode brings out nothing specuial; they're just standard filler for their position, be it teacher or bad guy of the day. The only slightly refreshing thing was that Tsukune seemed like he wanted to actually help out in the fights, instead of being a wimp and passively receiving whatever assaults of love the girls threw at him. Props to him for that.
The art department was okay, but nothing bragworthy. The backgrounds were nice, yet a little artsy, and the character designs, whuile generic, were pleasing enough. The action scenes were animated nicely, and no slumping in the special effects department either. There was too much fanservice, however.
The sound was pretty okay, and fit the series, but it was by no means anything special, and none of the tunes really captured me or made the scenes better. The OP and ED themes were good enough, fitting the series' atmosphere and all, but nothing more.
All in all, R+V is a failed attempt at an ecchi series, with plain characters and a boring story, but with an action element that served as decently refreshing and allowed for some plus points scored by the pathetic wimp main. And there's lots of fanservice, be warned. read more
Apr 23, 2008
As I was saying, this show is about a human boy accidentally being accepted at a monster school. But on his way there the literally gets hit by a beautiful girl on a bike. Long story short, he finds out she's a vampire (hence the title), they hook up and the adventure begins. The episode structure is typically built the same for every episode: Story + new character + problem + fight = one Rosario vampire episode. Some shows don't pull that formula off very well (Jigoku Shoujo Season 1) but R+V does it pretty good. Each episode is very different from the last all thanks to being a high school full of monsters. Being a Japanese anime, it would be easy for them to follow the normal Japanese way and make their own random monsters. Thankfully, they pulled MOST of their monsters out of typical folklores and old wives tales like vampires, succubus, witches, etc ...with their own anime twist of course. At least they use east and and west references instead of making their own which is very refreshing. But the story line isn't the shows strong point....
This is an ecchi comedy and you will figure that out within the first 15 seconds of watching the show, that it's more ecchi than comedy. And the only way to be a successful ecchi show is if the art and animation is top of the line, this is where the show shines the most. All the backgrounds are hand painted with care. They even designed the school to resemble a Gothic style building with excellent accuracy. All the main and background characters are drawn with such perfection only an ecchi fan can understand. Every girl is drawn beautifully and have their own style. It even looks like they borrowed a few things from the book of Tenjo Tenge: Hairstyles, miniskirts, fighting, and even Moka acts alot like Aya Natusme But then again, they do pull off a few subtle spoofs and parodies.
Speaking of characters they're all very ...addicting. As an ecchi comedy they covered all bases of moe. You'll most likely get addicted to one or more of the main characters or villains. And to top it off, their voices are so mind numbingly addicting, you'll practically melt. (Kappuchuuu~). Apparently it's a requirement now that if you have fan service characters, their seiyu's have to have their own music cd. Each girl does have one and they even have some songs posted in the show. Be sure to look out for Kimiko Koyama (I'm listening while writing this ^_^) As for the op and ed songs, they fit perfectly for what you would expect from an anime titled Rosario Vampire. Other than the great music and great seiyu cast, the sound effects are pretty standard.
Sure theres alot of fanservice in this show...it is an ecchi comedy after all. I don't understand why people are so surprised. This is the 21st century, movie/tv adaptations NEVER follow the book/manga. So haters should get over it or they will be constantly let down for the rest of their lives. Take this show for what it is... a fun ecchi comedy with great characters, fun fight scenes, and hilarious fanservice. I sure hope this show will last a few seasons. read more
Aug 17, 2009
Story:what the heck happen to 40% of the story plot? they either drag out esp. or skip entire story plot lines. these plot lines where imporant to! Like the art teacher. she was in the beging and the end too! how do you skip that? On the witches hill made my head hurt.that was also change at points that made no sense. the last of this horror story was the end. they tried to "stay with the manga" but failed! I mean if you cut out plot points it will make no sense , to bother. they wrap it up so badly if you try to think how does this make any sense at the school and what they heard about aono just does not make any sense.
art: was great! this is how anime should be done! the back grounds to the characters.
sound: was ok. at some points it grinded on my nerves ( like ever time there was a romic sense). but the songs in it was good.
characters: sigh.......I love them in the manga but in the anime was bad! everyone seem to try way to hard to get aono's love. the manga was not like that. missing some ( art teacher) and chainging others badliy (Ginie).
was only had in the few esp. they did right. which was not a lot. why did they have so many panty shot's? I like fan service as much as the next guy but that was too much.
I only watch because of the manga. i know somtimes you need to cut some things out from the manga. but with 13 esp could they have spend the time to make it 26 esp and did it right? read more
Mar 3, 2010
This is one of those bad ones.
I walked into this one having read the first two volumes of the manga and knowing fully that there was only a 50/50 chance of this series being any good. Unfortunately, my gamble didn't pay off. The first thing that bothers me is the fanservice. Yes, the manga also has copious amounts of it, but it takes a backseat to the plot. Here in the anime, the reverse is true. The show reverts to a cliched monster-of-the-week formula with no real tension in any of the situations because you know exactly how it will be resolved by the end of the episode. There are no over-arcing storylines and absolutely no character development.
It's a shame, because there's a lot of potential here, with the setting they chose, putting a human in a school for monsters and all, but any clever setups we could have had are completely blown in favor of even more fanservice. The only consistent plot element is the insufferable on-again, off-again relationship between the two man characters, Tsukune and Moka, but even then, their arguments and troubles are not interesting, not sympathetic, and not really grounded in any sort of reality that would make us care for what's going on.
Speaking of characters, that's also a place where the series falls flat on its ass. Moka and Tsukune are the only ones who have any real depth to them, and that's really only because of Moka's split personality, and their strained relationship. The rest of the characters, while having a few funny moments, only exist to create a little more conflict and to fill in the stereotypical rolls of a Harem anime: Kurumu's a bitch, Yukina's a loli, and Mizori's a quiet stalker. There, you know everything about them you'll ever need to know. Other characters, like Nekonome-sensei are actually far more fun to see, but they're only ever on screen for a small amount of time in each episode, if they're even featured at all. Oh, and since the villain changes every episode as well, don't expect any deep characterization for them either. They're all either perverts who want to get into one of the main characters' pants (by force if necessary) or want to prove their strength by maiming one of the heroes. There is one exception to this rule, but to avoid spoilers, I can't talk about her, and again, she only appears in like, two episodes before conforming to another stereotype.
Moving on to a different topic, the sound in this anime is probably the only really good part of this. The voice actors bring a lot of energy to their rolls, and it's competent enough, though a few of the characters do cross the annoyance line one too many times for my taste. The sound effects are also decent, if a little stock, though the one you'll probably hear the most often is the strange bouncing sound effect that happens whenever a female's breasts bounce. Yes, bouncing breasts have their own sound effect in this show. The music is also good, if a bit stock, and it has a good mixing of classical string scores and horn concertos, but there isn't a whole lot of variety.
In terms of animation, well... it's Gonzo working on a school harem anime. The character designs are actually really well done and all of them do look very faithful to their original manga designs, though I do think a few of the coloring options for some of them was a tad strange... Kurumu having blue hair just doesn't seem right to me and Mizore's black and purple outfit and hair make me think she's going to turn into the Cheshire Cat at any moment. However, the designs are consistently good, but the animation itself is... well, Gonzo. Still frames abound, folks. Close-ups even moreso. Scenes of people running look a little choppy. You're getting the idea, I hope. The only parts that seem to be above this quality are during the fight scenes that take place in each episode, but these fights are so short (most of them end with a single blow, folks) that it's barely noticeable. The only other place that seems to have a budget on this show is the giggle physics. Seriously, an female who has breasts large enough to be noticeable, you will see jiggles and jumps all over the place that looks more fluent than the animation of the actual character.
Like I've said, I've only read the first two (out of a total of six) volumes of the manga, but even then, I still feel like I know more about the characters, their motivations, their thoughts, and their personalities than after watching all thirteen episodes of this series. The characters aren't interesting and at best only serve to further the plot while at worst just exist for more fanservice, the plot is nonexistent and the characters (if you haven't figured out by now) aren't strong enough to drive the story forward, and while the main focus would appear to be on Moka and Tsukune's relationship, absolutely nothing changes or gets resolved at all by the end of the series!
Bottom line, if you're really interested, skip the anime, skip the second season (capu 2) and just pick up the manga instead! trust me, you'll be glad you did... but hey, I do have one good thing to say about this: at no point during the series do any of the vampires sparkle! read more
Oct 25, 2008
The story is old. It's tired. The Addams Family did most of it before, I am sure. You ever saw that old Disney movie Halloweentown?? That's pretty much what Rosario+Vampire is.
The art was below average. It wasn't the best animation I ever saw either.
The characters were the worst. They all are stereotypes that lack real personality and development. The main character is a loser who's got marshmallows down his shorts, and our protagonist vacillates between being a fanservicey dumbass bimbo to being a killer fanservicey bimbo.
ALL the female characters are bimbos. Who can like this?? What's wrong with you people?! A woman isn't walking breasts, as anime likes to say. I can only assume you are a lesser human for thinking anything good about this series. Not because it only objectifies, but because it is so stupid, so cliched, so devoid of any form of intelligence.
I spit on this anime. It is TERRIBLE. read more
Feb 13, 2008
There’s nothing unique about the characters, seeing how it does the same old thing; by having yet another “loser-kun” male protagonist and surrounded by hot and cute girls. Their personalities usually match the way they look as well, so don’t expect anyone to really stand out in this series, except maybe Mizore (snow girl).
The quality of the animation is probably the best aspect, as the backgrounds and environments completely suit the ever changing horror atmosphere. Also everything is somewhat fluid, from the bouncing breast to swift action sequences. The music is also well done, especially during the short burst of action but it becomes fairly repetitive.
Overall Rosario + Vampire proved to be a somewhat entertaining Rom/Com that quickly turns into a typical harem, full of everything shounen (misunderstandings, ecchi, nosebleeds, etc.). Apart from the supernatural element, everything else is the same as in any typical school comedy with the usual cliché situations we are all used to seeing. Fans of the manga will most definitely feel let down by the series, as it never managed to deliver the same story the manga produced and instead all it did deliver was an excessive amount of fanservice (100 panty shots per episode). Some may still enjoy this while the rest will wonder why you wasted your time on such a show.
^_^ read more
Apr 7, 2012
This is AMAZING............... until was adapted into an Anime :/
What fans hate the most is when they turn their favourite amazing mindblowing series to just a good anime to watch in your free time.
I watched the anime first then read the manga, I ended up crawling into a ball and asked myself
'Do adaptions like screwing you over?'
I came up with the simple answer 'YES'
There are 2 people who do not enjoy this show they are:
1. Douchebags that watch ecchi and then bitch about fanservice
2. The Manga Readers (fair enough I feel for you guys)
To the people who haven't read the manga, watch it its a great romcom that will make you laugh until your onto the second season.
To the people who have read the manga and not seen the show, you most probably wont enjoy it to the adaption is a kick in the dick for all readers. But it is still enjoyable.
Okay now onto the review
The basic plot is about the main character Tsukune ends up accidently in a school only for monsters. Where he meets Moka a vampire, who becomes really powerful when her rosario seal is removed and an inner personality is revealed. Tsukune faces many troubles but is able to build up a harem over the season etc.
Art is quite good nothing amazing but still effective for creating a good show. The music and the sound were also effective and a strong point towards the series.
Characters- a reasonable amout of character development is good with the usual harem stereotypes.
Though reading the manga i still enjoy this show and its a good couple of hours that you wont miss. Finishing it with you stomach sore from laughter.
As an anime it is a good show that people should at least try.
I hope its helpful! Cheers and have a good one!
Jul 19, 2010
Rosario + Vampire, the anime adaption, on the other hand is complete garbage and remains one of the biggest fuck ups in the history of anime.
The anime version of Rosario + Vampire takes out everything good that was in the manga (the story, meaningful character relationships) and replaces it with fan service.
Gonzo basically took one of the best mangas and COMPLETELY ruined it with fan service. A little bit of fan service is okay once in a while (I don't like it though), but Rosario + Vampire bases its entire show on fan service. Gonzo basically exploited a masterpiece and turned it into trash to earn a couple bucks.
Lets talk about Tsukune Aono. In the manga, Tsukune is a three diminsional character who gradually learns how to adapt to a dangerous school full of monster. I'm not going to say how, cause that will spoil the story. But in the anime, Tsukune is a stereotypical loser who somehow gets a harem of the hottest girls in school - I HATE this cliche. Why are all the characters so stereotypical and one dimensional?
There is absolutely nothing redeeming about this anime adaption of Rosario + Vampire.
This anime needs to be remade correctly!!
Mar 10, 2013
Watching this one was some kind of chore for me, the story is really repetitive and linear so for deep story fans - Just don't even try this one.
The story rolls about guy named Aono, Tsukune that is one of those spineless guys that you can find in tons of this genre anime. He meets a girl named Akashiya, Moka. She's beautiful and friendly, well just your mediocre main female in harem anime as you can say, later he finds out that she's vampire, and she finds out that he's human in monsters school. But that's not all that is linear and gets repetitive, then he meets even more girls with similar characteristics and of course not very bright ones... Story is totally not the strong point in this anime, story just drags down the concept that could have looked pretty good if they wouldn't have made this terrible terrible story that you can see coming mile away. 3/10
About art, well art is pretty good not that you won't enjoy and see a lot of unpolished textures and stupid looking faces, so art isn't the problem here and actually it looks pretty good. Not very unique one that you can find in anime like bakemonogatari or other great concepts. 7/10
Well sound quality here is pretty good you have great voice actors that gives this anime some good spice watching those series that won't make you bored as fast as it should make you. Voice actors are pretty good here, you will get a Kishio, Daisuke that has some pretty good works, and he's voice acting the main character so this make MC more memorable than he is. 7/10
Characters here isn't the ones that you will remember long time for their pros and cons, main character as i already said is spineless and just boring, he doesn't have the power to say something funny or at least give some kind of awesome quotes. On the other side you have beautiful, cute and charming Akashiya, Moka. She comes and makes this anime a little bit better but it gets repetitive... Her cuteness and all just starts to bore you if you're a fan of something deeper, as myself, you aren't going to enjoy characters in this one.
As for myself i didn't enjoyed this anime as i thought i should, i just was getting bored and tried to end this as fast as i can, that was just a chore that you aren't going to enjoy very much.
My final verdict for anime is a 5/10, this is average work that you can find everywhere, even not in the anime genre, all you're going to enjoy is some soundtracks (That gets repetitive too) Art that is pretty good and makes pretty good execution for this anime and tons of cute girls. read more
Dec 8, 2012
-Darkness_Knight read more
Feb 9, 2013
Story: There really isn't any story besides the first episode and the last couple episodes. A human goes to a monster school by mistake and gets lots of female friends that all want his D. Every other episode besides 1, 12 and 13 are all filler and all have the same exact tone to them and the same things happen in each one. 5/10
Art: The art was pretty good. The (rare) fight scenes were done pretty well and nothing looked "bad" but it wasn't amazing quality. 7/10
Sound: The sound was okay. The opening and closings were okay and all the BGM's were okay...nothing really stood out much at all.
Character: All the characters have at least some development, but the male lead is not very bearable. He pretty much sucks. All the girls are rather odd but I can live with them. None of the supporting characters have development and only appear in 1 or 2 episodes. 7/10
Enjoyment: I sort of enjoyed it. I liked the first episode thinking to myself "This has a lot of potential" but got bored with the show by the 6th episode, but eventually finished it anyway. The last two episodes were good, so it ending on a semi-strong point. 7/10
Final thoughts: Rosario + Vampire is an anime that has little story and really wants to revolve around lots and lots of fan service, so don't watch it wanting a good plot. read more
Feb 11, 2013
The poor idiot in the middle of this mess is Tsukune, a human who ends up going to a school for monsters through ridiculous circumstances; namely being sent there by his parents that know nothing about the school (well, aren't they responsible) after he failed the high school entrance exam. Luckily for him, Yokai Academy is a school which is meant to teach monsters to co-exist with humans; all students are required to take human form and stay that way. Here he meets the obvious main love interest, a vampire named Moka. Moka is a nice girl with a bad habit of drinking Tsukune's blood, and has a separate personality that emerges when the rosary on her neck is removed. He also meets other girls that eventually try gaining his love, like the big boobed succubus girl, and the loli witch gir... you know what, none of this really matters. It is basically the same set up as any harem anime, with a bunch of extraneous details that either don't add much to the story, or are used to incredibly stupid effect.
Most of the show has a monster-of-the-week format, with silly school yard shenanigans and fan-service thrown in, of course. Most episodes go like this: Tsukune attends class and hangs out with Moka and other members of his growing harem; one of the monsters attending the school starts causing troubles for their group; when a confrontation finally flairs up, Tsukune removes Moka's rosary and she kicks the monster's ass; rinse and repeat. Needless to say, this formula gets boring quickly, but the show keeps at it with about three-fourths of the episodes more or less going like this.
The show also implements every trite trope found in any anime with a school setting, like the harem of friendly love-rivals, the pool and beach episodes, and so on. This is something that the show is fully aware of. There is this token animal mascot talking bat that appears often, and spouts wise-cracks about the characters' ridiculous behavior, how cliche a certain event is, or just says something during scene changes. This bat has to be one of the most annoying and obnoxious of mascot characters; he isn't the least bit funny because he comments on the most pointless of things, and he never says anything that is remotely witty. It is obvious what the show was going for with this, but it just completely fails. All it really does is make more apparent how poor the writing in the show is, and that the writers are aware how bad it is; this comes across as if they just didn't care.
As lackluster as the comedy is, the show's attempt drama in the show is even worse. Most of the show's dramatics revolve around things getting in the way of Tskune and Moka's developing relationship... if it can even be called that. All there is between them is Tskune fawning over how pretty and nice Moka is, and Moka drinks his blood as if he was a drinking fountain but still wanting to be his friend/ love interest. There really isn't any depth or dynamic between the two even the show tries to convince us there is. Any other attempt at drama similarly fails because the characters are barely developed to be anymore than trite stereotypes found in this kind of show, so it is hard to care about any of them. Even the stuff about Yokai Academy being a school which teaches monsters to fit into human society goes out the window when Tskune is revealed to be a human, sending the entire student body to form a mob calling for his blood, while the faculty deciding to do nothing for no other reason than to make things needlessly dramatic.
On the technical side of things, Rosario + Vampire is the definition of laziness. It isn't that it is terrible, it is just so damn generic looking. Girls with boobs that rival watermelons, flat chested lolis, really dumb looking hooligans, squirmy nerd losers, and a rainbow assortment of hair colors; every stereotype associated with anime character designs can be found in this show. The backgrounds are similarly bland, although admittedly the haunted looking woods surrounding the school are done pretty well. There are a lot of short cuts taken in the animation, in fact almost everything that is animated is a short cut. The use of music is unremarkable as is the soundtrack itself; mostly filled with bubbly pop compositions that accentuate silly moments, or slightly more aggressive compositions during tenser moments, so it is fitting but nothing sticks long after the scene passes.
To sum things up, don't watch Rosario + Vampire. It is a show that encapsulates almost everything bad about modern anime. Characters are plastic stereotypes; Tsukune is a thoroughly uninteresting male lead, and all the girls are little more than walking fan-service. Ecchi anime are usually dumb fun best not taken seriously, but that is hardly an excuse for a show to be so poorly written and so lazily executed. What's worse is that the show actually takes a stab at drama that is so hackney that it drags the show even lower than the decidedly low standards it set for itself. It doesn't even qualify as dumb fun, it is just embarrassing.
Jun 7, 2012
Some people don't like Ecchi jokes, but when you incorporate it into a funny setting then it just all seems to flow evenly. One funny situation after another.
Laughter is the best medicine!
From all the art styles that I've seen, this one has to be one of the most clean cut well drawn styles. Which is also a factor of enjoyment when watching it.
Another reason for my Rating with this anime is the characters. When watching something it is important to have balanced characters that have different personalities. There are a lot of different personalities in Rosario + Vampire, which makes it diverse.
Overall it was very enjoyable and I recommend this if you want to watch something that is perverted and funny!
(#) "Where there's a waffle, there's a way" read more
Dec 22, 2008
Uh-huh, real inspiring plot, all right. This show should just be labeled as Yuri or Hentai. Those two categories have absolutely zero plot. Yet i gave it a six because it tried to make something out of it, i'll give it that. I can stomach the first few episodes, after that it's fanservice and more fanservice.
Art - 8/10 (B)
Well, for a really lame show, it still looks pretty, right?
Sound - 7/10 (C-)
I'll admit it, i'm hooked on Nana Mizuki's singing, including "Discotheque" for the second season. Forgive me.
Character - 6/10 (D)
This show has everything a school themed show should have: The perverted girls trying to flirt with the protagonist every episode in at least one scene, the male protagonist who can't turn away from yuri for 5 seconds, and the occasional geek or added-in character. Rosario + Vampire brings all those kinds of characters we "love".
Enjoyment/Overall: 6/10 (D)
Honestly, a show such as Rosario + Vampire gives anime a bad name for being called porn and slutty. Bible Black has more of a plot than this (Bible Black is a hentai, by the way.) Heck, even NARUTO has a better plot. But it can somewhat repair with the talent singing of the dual voice acting/singing talents of the Rosario cast. Each episode has professional-grade animation other shows should use. For a plot-less show, the Art is top notch.
The Good: Animation, BGM.
The Bad: Plot, character depth, basically everything. read more
Mar 12, 2008
From an artistic perspective the animation is of very good quality, the backgrounds are drawn very well and it is a pleasure to watch. If you love fan service than his anime will not disappoint you in that respect.
The sound is great. The opening and ending themes also performed by Nana Mizuki are nice to get you into the watching mood. The songs during the episodes become quite annoying at times; however, the voice actors are very well suited to the personality of their characters, Nana Mizuki's performance as Moka is very good, and one of the best followed closely by Kugimiya, Rie as Shirayuki.
The characters much like the story suffer the transition from manga to anime, however, the voice cast manages to make up for the shortcomings and bring the characters to life and make it fun to watch.
If you love supernatural, fan service, cute girls, good voice acting and a pretty decent story, watch this anime.
If you love supernatural, fan-service, cute girls, a very good story, and romance, read the manga.
This anime is good, it really is! I just happen to like substance over Fan service, as such; I will have to say that the manga is better than the anime.
Jun 10, 2012
This series had some of the best animation of its genre that made every episode wonderful to look at. In addition to this the character personalities were charming to say the least (Mizore 4 life). For example, the subtle reminders that while she looks human, Kurumu confuses typical human colloquialisms only to be comically corrected by Yukari. Coupled with great music R+V was certainly worthy of an 8, but I'm afraid not much more than that.
While the characters, animation, and music were entertaining enough the story line and episodic nature was fairly weak. And honestly, that's pretty okay with me. If anything, this series made me really interested in picking up the manga right away and start reading. Even though the plot development and story construction was mild, it is pretty clear that I could gain a better appreciation for the story if I read the manga as well. read more
Jul 17, 2011
Probably the two worst things about the series are the repetitiveness and the awkward cliche's that follow in every, and i mean EVERY, 'action' scene.
All combat is exactly the same, from initiation to dialogue and the combat styles of each character. Not only that but the romance dialogue gets very cliche and repeats the same scenes many times over for no real reason.
Characters will just open up 'lovey-duvey' dialogue mid combat that can stretch for up to and over 20 seconds and completely neglect their opponants who just sit their and wait in a painfully obvious way.
The character development wasn't bad and the art is very easy on the eyes. Theirs nothing special about the main character, hes easily relate-able to the average but is fairly unique when compared to many protagonists of similar titles.
The comedy in Rosario + vampire was quite entertaining and had some parts where i could have giggled like a school girl.
Overall the series was pretty good but is only worth watching if you have the time, its not something you should go out of your way to watch. read more
Aug 4, 2009
Although I did expect all of this, I didn't expect the story to be quite as good as it was, yes that may seem odd, a good story from a harem anime, but when compared to other harem animes, Amaenaide yo! or Nagasarete Airantou, the plot is surprisingly good, of course its not in the same league as geass for that matter, but its nice to watch a harem anime that you feel is progressing somewhere.
The artwork is all very well done, the panty shots are well animated without going into too much detail (To-Love-Ru's detailed shots were enough for one lifetime) and all of the characters are suitably styled so that none of them look particularly out of place. The sound as well is well done, without too much harem style grunting, ohhh yeahhs, and other cringeworthy noises. The character's voice actors doing a good job at making the characters sounds like they look, and not being too high pitched and whiney.
The characters are all well written, styled and the personalities make them all likeable. Even Tsukune, the hopeless chap he is, doesn't really get on my nerves, he has reasons for being useless as you'll see.
Overall this is a very enjoyable series if your looking for a harem anime with a decent plot and plenty of pants/bra fanservice, or something pleasureable on the eyes. If you are wanting a better plot then why are you looking at a harem anime? read more