Ranked #1845


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Chibi Vampire, Chibi Vampire Karin
Japanese: かりん


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 3, 2005 to May 11, 2006
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.411 (scored by 46845 users)
Ranked: #18452
Popularity: #374
Members: 82,918
Favorites: 607
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Maaka Karin comes from a family of vampires living in Japan, but she is not a normal vampire. Vampires are normally supposed to drink the blood of their victims but Karin suffers from a condition that causes her body to produce excessive amounts of blood. About once a month, she has to get rid of the excess blood by giving it to her "victims." But she somehow manages to go to school like everyone else her age.

Well, things are about to get more complicated. When a new student, Usui Kenta transfers into Karin's class, she starts producing unusually huge amounts of blood, almost as if in reaction to him. Worse, he happens upon Karin's true nature...

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Episodes  0 / 24
Aired  Nov 3, 2005 to May 11, 2006
Status  Finished Airing
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Adaptation: Karin

Characters & Voice Actors

Maaka, Karin
Maaka, Karin
Yahagi, Sayuri
Yahagi, Sayuri
Usui, Kenta
Usui, Kenta
Konishi, Katsuyuki
Konishi, Katsuyuki
Nojima, Hirofumi
Nojima, Hirofumi
Sugita, Tomokazu
Sugita, Tomokazu


Kimura, Shinichiro
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Suzuki, Youhei
Episode Director, Storyboard
Yamada, Yasunori
Script, Series Composition

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Jul 2, 2007
To be honest I expected a lot from it and unfortunately the first 5 episodes didn’t really grab me. However, after episode 5 things got better and the plot became more definite.

Speaking of the plot… So it’s about Karin, a freak among vampires. She’s probably what you would refer to as an anti-vampire. She doesn’t suck blood as often as other vampires do, since she actually makes blood, she bathes in daylight with no problem whatsoever – The bottom line is that she can do what other vampires can’t. Basically, the fact that Karin’s not a normal vampire, is what the plot revolves on.

She would read more
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Aug 21, 2007
Karin is my favorite romantic comedy ever. I believe the reason for this is because I like vampire shows so this is a huge plus for me, there is also the fact that it had a real end unlike most romantic comedies. I love the characters in this show especially karin herself she is definitely unique. My biggest disclaimer to people about this show would be if you are looking for a show that is on the serious side this is not for you. so if you like things a little out of the norm then this may be a good fit for you. read more
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Jul 11, 2010

"Love is tainting the night deeply scarlet."

Karin is an interesting show. At its heart, there is a clear, powerful romance. Add to it a supernatural backstory, and some hilarious comedy, you've got Karin.

Meet Karin Maaka. She's a girl caught between two worlds. At first glance, she's just an ordinary, easily embarrassed high school girl. She has a couple of friends, and has a hard time juggling schoolwork and her part time job. But of course, there's a twist!

Karin is a vampire. She lives in your stock creepy old haunted mansion on the hill with her vampire family. But, to this, there is another twist. Karin read more
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Apr 4, 2013
A refreshing romantic comedy that brings up a new concept to the table... reverse vampires.
I thought it was silly at first but while I watched more and more episodes I realized it's not that silly as this concept is the basis for the humor. The story spins around Karin a high school girl with problems every teenager has as well as something more. She is an unvampire and eldest daughter of a family of regular vampires.
That triggers several reactions from her family members that lead to funny situations.
Whats more about the story and is not a spoiler is that it has a little bit of read more
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Both have Vampire female leads, and both female leads are not what they appear to be at first. They are also both rather humorous and set around schools. R+V is more of a harem compared with Karin being more about Karin's journey through her oddity and finding love and acceptance. 
Seeing how these animes are both contain vampire, the theme of the animes is to break down the wall between humans and vampires. Both animes also involves school life and daily activities. There is some comedy and love interest involved in both animes so if you like Karin, you will like Vampire Knight... 
Both of these anime deals with the supernatural. The two female protagonist are both vampires with similar unvampire traits. Both anime are similar with other genres as well, like comedy & romance. 
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Both series are about a type of vampire and this girl has a strange feeling when she first met the transfer student..So these series have much in common at the beginning. Both series have the same atmosphere.  
Those two animes have a similar feeling with them and can give you loud laughs at times. In Karin the story is better and more complicated, though. 
Both lead male characters are very similar, strange eyes, works hard, and lives alone with their 'young' mother who has family issues. Both share a similar sense of humour and both have characters who need to go through trials and tribulations befor ethe end of the series. 

Opening Theme

"Scarlet" by BRACE;d

Ending Theme

"Mou hitotsu no Birthday" by Fm.θ

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