Ranked #2004


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
Premiered: Fall 2005
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.371 (scored by 51,976 users)
Ranked: #20042
Popularity: #449
Members: 93,126
Favorites: 653
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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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Characters & Voice Actors

Maaka, Karin
Maaka, Karin
Yahagi, Sayuri
Yahagi, Sayuri
Usui, Kenta
Usui, Kenta
Konishi, Katsuyuki
Konishi, Katsuyuki
Maaka, Anju
Maaka, Anju
Inokuchi, Yuka
Inokuchi, Yuka
Maaka, Ren
Maaka, Ren
Suwabe, Junichi
Suwabe, Junichi


Kimura, Shinichiro
Kimura, Shinichiro
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Suzuki, Youhei
Suzuki, Youhei
Episode Director, Storyboard
Aoshima, Takashi
Aoshima, Takashi

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Opening Theme

"Scarlet" by BRACE;d

Ending Theme

"Mou hitotsu no Birthday" by Fm.θ

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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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Jan 13, 2011
Adding one anime only character apparently can completely change (Ruin) the entire story, this is NOT an over exaggeration.

STORY: This is the adaption of the manga Karin (AKA chibi vampire in the US, and by the way is my favorite romantic comedy manga) which is about a unique vampire girl who instead of drinking blood, shes injects her blood into her victims and the injecttee becomes hyper active for a while.
But if she doesn't, her blood literally explodes out of her nose (Which this and the concept itself is what the series is known for).

The anime only covers like 20 something chapters of the 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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