In the 1920's, Inaho resurrects a vampire named Mosquiton with her blood. He awakens and becomes her slave. Now, Inaho is after the O-Part, which will grant her immortality. However, a bunch of supernatural monsters are out to stop them from achieving their goal.
Master of Mosquiton is a short OAV, that inspired the Master of Mosqution '99 TV series. This OAV is not very well known, but is definitly well-worth a watch.
The story of Master of Mosquiton is a young girl named Inaho, uses her blood to awaken a vampire that her grandmother had told her about, so she can obtain the O-part. The O-part is said to give eternal life, and Inaho dreams of being young and beautiful forever - for Mosquiton, apparently. She's starts this mission at the age of 17, and as the years go by, she gets increasingly more desperate.
The animation is top-notch. OAV's
are usually pretty good for this, and the characters all have good designs, as well as movement. The colouring is perfect for the dark settings, not to bright, but not muddy. It's very well done.
The opening music fits perfectly. This anime takes place in the early 1900's, so it has an old-style music feel, which helps set the mood. The actual in music is very well done, and fits every scene almost perfectly. As much as I adore the ending theme, it's a tad out of place, and prevents this from being a 10. However, it's a beautiful song, with pretty lyrics.
Inaho, our main character is quite simply, an annoying, vain little girl, who wants to be young and beautiful forever. Mosquiton himself, if what makes the show. He is a bumbling vampire, who is quite silly, and has a hilarious English voice. However, when he takes blood from Inaho, he becomes a full vampire again, and is a killing-maniac. After he kills enemies, he usually turns on Inaho, who has to stake him through the heart, revert him back into dust, and then start the whole process all over again, of a drop of blood on the ashes.
Mosquiton also has two cliche spirit guardians. But cliche is only in appearance. Yuki is (as the name states) the ice guardian. However, she appears as a little girl, and cannot use her full powers until she transforms into a grown woman. Hono (also as the name states) is the fire guardian, who like Yuki, needs to transform to use his full powers.
Finally, there is Camille, Mosquitons over sexed ex-fiancee. Camille alone manages to bring up the rating to this show, so just wait for her, she's a fun, almost-always-naked character.
This series has serious replay value. The first viewing might leave you a little confused, so it makes you watch it again. About the second time around (unless you are VERY observant, or watching with someone who has already seen it all) makes it all very clear, and I can practically guarentee you'll fall in love with the series as well.
Overall / My Comments / My Feelings
When I first watched this OAV, I had rented the first VHS (of 3). It was the only one available, and I watched it a LOT. This series was so hilarious, and I just couldn't get enough of it.
As I got older, one year for Christmas, I was given the first VHS as a present. Not to long after, I finally found the second VHS for sale, at my local manga store. Camille was... a life-scarring character, but I honestly grew to appreciate her, and how she twists the plot.
I couldn't find the third VHS, until I searched on Ebay, and found it for 1 CENT, brand new, SEALED IN IT'S PACKAGE. Wow. So I bought it, and fell in love.
My sister than bought me the TV series for my birthday, which I only watched once, but those OAV's I've watched over, and over.
About grade 9, I joined an manga club at my local library, and I met a friend. She was drawing on the giant paper at the front of the room, and I commented that it looked familiar... kind of like, maybe Mosquiton? I was right, and we've been friends ever since.
She'd only seen the first VHS (she rented it from the same place as me. That explains why I couldn't always find it), so I lent her the other two. She also fell more in love with it.
In conclusion, this is an amazing series, that deserves more attention. It's not like it's something you'll be collecting forever, because my friends said that the OAV has been released on 1 DVD now. So go buy it. Right now. This series is definitly worth the few bucks you'll pay.