Ranked #2459

Dance in the Vampire Bund

Alternative Titles

English: Dance in the Vampire Bund
Japanese: ダンスインザヴァンパイアバンド


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2010 to Apr 1, 2010
Premiered: Winter 2010
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: Shaft
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.231 (scored by 55,045 users)
Ranked: #24592
Popularity: #391
Members: 104,452
Favorites: 477
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After millennia in hiding, Mina Tepes, the Princess of the ancient covenant and ruler of all vampires, wants change. Using the vast wealth of the Tepes line, she has paid off the entire gross national debt of Japan and in so doing, gained the authority to create a "special district" off the coast of Japan that is to become the future haven to vampires the world over!

Now, on the eve of the landmark press conference announcing the existence of vampires to the world, terrorists and rival factions are plotting to assassinate Mina Tepes before she has a chance to make her world-changing announcement.

(Source: Seven Seas)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Tepes, Mina
Tepes, Mina
Yuuki, Aoi
Yuuki, Aoi
Kaburagi Regendorf, Akira
Kaburagi Regendorf, Akira
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Saegusa, Yuki
Saegusa, Yuki
Saito, Chiwa
Saito, Chiwa
Kobayashi, Yuu
Kobayashi, Yuu


Ooshima, Miku
Ooshima, Miku
Assistant Producer
Shinbou, Akiyuki
Shinbou, Akiyuki
Tsuruoka, Yota
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Tatsuwa, Naoyuki
Tatsuwa, Naoyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard

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Opening Theme

#1: "Friends" by Aiko Nakano (eps 2-6, 8-11)
#2: "Tsumeato" by hibiku (ep 12)

Ending Theme

#1: "Tsumeato" by hibiku (eps 1-3, 6, 8-11)
#2: "Friends" by Aiko Nakano (eps 7, 12)

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Apr 21, 2010
In one of SHAFT's latests, Dance in the Vampire Bund, there is actually very little to dance about. SHAFT usually has a knack for finding strange source materials and then adapting them in interesting new ways that break the troupes of their genres. Usually is the key word in that last sentence. I'm trying to write a non-bias review, but it's inevitable to say Dance in the Vampire Bund is not a good anime. But! At the same time it isn't a terrible anime. But what Bund is, is absolutely average. There's nothing this anime does to set it apart from other second-rate anime about read more
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Jul 19, 2010
To be honest, it's really surprising to see so many reviews giving Vampire Bund such a low score. For me, it was absolutely the best vampire anime I've ever seen. I can't really say that I'm obsessed with vampires, but it's certainly an interesting genre. Unfortunately there isn't really a lot of animes which use this theme to its fullest. In that sense, Vampire Bund has managed to utilize all the glory of the vampire legend and myth.

Story: 10
As it goes with most vampire stories, Vampire Bund's plot revolves around the vampire princess, or vampire queen. However, it's really the subtle things that impresses me read more
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Jan 21, 2010
Okay, so Dance in the Vampire Bund. Or Bland, as I call it. First off, I had to look up what a bund was, because I thought I was missing something. Turns out I wasn't. It's just bad. I won't just stop there though, I will explain in detail why I think it's bad.

Story: 3
Imagine if you will, the most painfully generic and dreadful story you can think of. Take what's chic. Vampires, right? Yeah, I mean, everybody loved Twilight, right? They'll like it even more now! Since you know, vampire shows haven't been beaten to death since the 1931 film version of Dracula. The read more
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Mar 5, 2010
I did not read the manga so the review is based entirely upon the anime. I don't really describe what happens in the series and spoils are from none to very little. Look at the description if you wish to know what the anime is fully about.

Story-7: Wow, vampires that have been hiding among us for centuries! I've never heard of anything like that before! That was sarcasm, if it wasn't obvious enough. Honestly though, yes it is overused and this anime doesn't pull it off as well as many other books or movies. But it doesn't have to. What I find very well done read more
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Anime: Bakemonogatari
Bakemonogatari and Dance in the Vampire Bund have the following similarities:
- both deal with supernatural (vampires);
- both have a slow-paced romantic storyline full of intriguing twists;
- both are created with the participation of Studio Shaft;
- both share a similar artstyle and atmosphere, so if you've enjoyed the one, you'll probably like the other, too.
reportRecommended by Arrvilja
Anime: Shiki
Both having FEARSOME vampires. Really, a lot of vampire stories are having soft vampire stories. Vampire Knight is awesome, but the vampires are lacking much things. Shiki and the Dance in the vampire Bund are both more like the myths. Both anime are having an dark aura and really get you into the anime. And in both anime the vampires are trying to take over the place. 
reportRecommended by xChanChan
Anime: Tsukuyomi: Moon Phase
I haven't watched Dance In The Vampire Bund that much, but from what I've seen it is pretty identical to tsukuyomi moon phase. They both have imperious Vampire Lolis and the dark feeling of vampire anime (mostly Dance In The Vampire Bund has it :D ).
The strong bond between the female and male main characters is also very simular. 
reportRecommended by Kodomo_R
Anime: Gosick
The young blond girl are similar in personality and in the way they talk. 
reportRecommended by pyroblage
Anime: Vampire Knight
They're both about vampires, but DVB is more focus on the vampire queen than pure blooded vampires. Even so, they're both very enjoyable.  
reportRecommended by lilbabixdevil
Anime: Shingetsutan Tsukihime
Both have a Vampire female protagonist which has a haunty air, but is clumsy in social situations. Both are the elite of their kind. They both interact with the male protagonist in a similar sort of air. The male lead is a born killer, though unaware of the fact and has some supernatural force by his side (Shiki with his eyes of death perception and Akira being a werewolf likebeing).

The animation has the same kind of feel, but tsukihime is noticalby older.

Both could be for fans of Twliight (and for once with a vampire related story)
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