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Kyuuketsuhime Miyu (TV)

Kyuuketsuhime Miyu (TV)

Alternative Titles

English: Vampire Princess Miyu
Synonyms: Kyuuketsuki Miyu TV, Vampire Princess Miyu (1997)
Japanese: 吸血姫美夕 (1997)


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 1997 to Mar 30, 1998
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.251 (scored by 6412 users)
Ranked: #23622
Popularity: #1634
Members: 17,428
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Evil Shinma (shape-shifting monsters and vampires) roam the Earth on a mission to unleash their darkness upon the Human race. Miyu Royal Princess from the dark is the Chosen One—the one being who must banish the Evil Shinma from the Earth. She has the power to offer Humans the gift of eternal happiness, yet is herself, trapped between two worlds; destined for perpetual solitude and internal conflict.

Miyu's only companion is Larva, once an evil Shimna; now her devoted guardian. Together they share a dark journey through the weakness of the human heart and the tragic loss of innocence. Cut off from humanity by the knowledge of what she is, Miyu lives an endless quest as both the hunter and the hunted, on the edge of darkness.

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Adaptation: Shin Kyuuketsuhime Miyu
Alternative version: Kyuuketsuhime Miyu

Characters & Voice Actors

Miki, Shinichiro
Miki, Shinichiro
Yamano, Miyu
Yamano, Miyu
Nagasawa, Miki
Nagasawa, Miki
Kanai, Mika
Kanai, Mika
Ogata, Megumi
Ogata, Megumi


Hirano, Toshiki
Director, Script, Storyboard, Original Character Design
Yoshida, Hiroshi
Episode Director
Izumi, Akihiro
Episode Director, Animation Director
Nanba, Hitoshi
Episode Director

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May 27, 2009
While the title character's eternal task of hunting stray demons lends itself to a "monster of the week" structure at first, Vampire Hunter Miyu reveals itself to be a fascinating character study. The teasing glimpses into Miyu's heart and past are fully satisfying in the final few episodes, making the anime far more rewarding than the mundane (though equally pretty) OVA. While I would have appreciated less of the episodic approach, it does give a feel for the "daily grind" of hunting creatures of the night that prey upon the weaknesses found in humankind. The high school sequences are lighthearted, but retain read more
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May 18, 2007
This is the longer 26 episode TV series chronicling the adventures of Vampire Princess Miyu, the Guardian whose destiny it is to banish stray shinma (demons, shapeshifters, vampires etc.) back to the darkness from whence they originated. She is accompanied by Larva (a European shinma) and a rabbit whose right eye can actually "see" supernatural things, in Dungeons and Dragon they called this "true seeing".

The series because it's longer has different strengths and weaknesses compared to the OVA.

The first 10+ (too many) episodes follow the formula of
1. Miyu + classmates and how their relationships begin/grow
2. Some shinma appears
3. bad things happen
4. Miyu and Larva defeat read more
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Jan 30, 2014
This is a show that has an interesting and long history with me. I originally watched this show when I was in middle school towards the beginning of my anime obsession. This was back when I was unfamiliar with the medium, when the internet was still a baby, and I harbored an unhealthy obsession with vampires (pre-Twilight, of course). I was finding less-than-awesome shows such as Helsing, Trinity Blood, and Nightwalker to feed my lust for bloodsucking sexiness. This is when I watched the first few episodes of Vampire Princess Miyu. I rented the first two volumes from Blockbuster (already dating this story) and watched read more
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Nov 2, 2011
Vampire Princess Miyu is one of those dark Anime that is unique because it leaves you feeling haunted. This anime has always stuck to me as one of the anime you can never forget. It is not one of those sugary anime and not every one gets a happy ending. Each episode are mainly stand alone and contained but do give a bit of a character development between the main characters Miyu and Larva.

Miyu and Larva are such an interesting couple and you are drawn into their complex and compelling relationship. Miyu is not your typical herione, sometimes you don't know what side she is read more
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Not only are the basic plot elements of these two series similar (in that they both feature a young girl with supernatural powers obeying an all-ruling call of fate), as VMP and JG also both convey a feeling of impending darkness that touches virtually everyone involved. Episodic in nature for the most part, VMP and JG focus heavily on the darkest aspects of the human psyche while exploring limitless situations. I highly recommend VMP to JG fans and vice versa. 
reportRecommended by Nocturnal
it has the same old drawing stile and there bolth about fable animals 
reportRecommended by hidyho
The second season of Jigoku Shoujo retains the same dark and moody elements of the original JG even as it explores the interaction between Ai and those who seek her services. This forging of bonds between doomed supernatural females and humans is also very present in the latter episodes of Vampire Princess Miyu. Jigoku Shoujo Futamori reveals a deeper kinship between Ai and Miyu, firmly establishing them as kindred spirits.  
reportRecommended by Nocturnal

they are the same..! the girls are fighting their destiny with the guy, (friend.,chevalier.knight.watever!) who's ready to protect them and do what the girl wisHes.. 
reportRecommended by inn0centdem0n
Both Vampire Princess Miyu and Shikabane Hime have strong, confident, grim supernatural combat heroines. 
reportRecommended by formosan
Both series are about people slaying ghosts/demons. 
reportRecommended by moeichi

Opening Theme

#1: "Dance of Shinma" by Kenji Kawai
#2: "Shinma No Kodoh" by Kagura

Ending Theme

#1: "Miyu Yachiyo" by Saeko Suzuki
#2" "Manmaru Temari Uta" by Miki Nagasawa

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