The great detective Holmes does not solve mysteries or use deductive reasoning. He does, however, hunt vampires. Using three-minute episodes, Vampire Holmes retells the story of the great Holmes and his assistant. What begins as an ordinary detective agency takes a turn for the occult when the Metropolitan Police of London secretly hire Holmes and Hudson to investigate vampires.
Or at least that's what Holmes would tell anyone who asks. In reality, he and Hudson spend most of their time sitting around arguing, and failing to solve any cases. Joined by the not-so-black, demon cat Kira, and their terrifying rent-hungry landlady, this is the story of the man who was most definitely not London's greatest detective.
I have a hard time understanding what the script writers were thinking when they all sat down and decided to churn out this forgettable pile of cow manure. To put it in perspective shows like Inferno Cop, Ninja Slayer and others along those lines are Shakespearean masterpieces in comparison.
This isn't the "so bad it's good" kind of title.
This is the "so bad douse my eyes with gasoline" kind of nonsense.
I can't even bring myself to write a troll review and dub it a "masterpiece" since that's too deserving of it. Hell even bothering to write about it is too much as it is .
Holmes sits on his ass and acts incompetent, while the they try to feed us office cubicle level of dry humor ... rinse and repeat. That's it, that's the setup for every episode.
what animation? There's none to speak of. Southpark's paper mache art shows more attention to detail than this.
The only sound is the sound of me face palming myself to this show's dull attempts at being comical.
Holmes is a little shit, his assistant is a little shit, the end.
I'd rather watch Pupa again.
If you're a masochist then these 2 minutes per episode should be a nice little fix to start your day. But it might be more productive to spend that time picking your nose. read more
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Ladies and gentleman. This show 'Vampire Holmes', is the epitome of a brilliantly put together anime. I can't even stress enough on how ingenious it is. The fresh comedy, thought-provoking mystery's and animation that makes Ufotable look like some highschool amateurs makes this 'the show' anime needed to finally escape from the recently developed stereotype of anime being only Moe, boobs and harems.
So we got Holmes, who is supposedly the most brilliant detective in the world. 1 episode is only 3 minutes including the OP and ED, but they still managed to create a full-fledged personality for this character in only 2 episodes! Holmes is a lazy bum who doesn't want to work too much and he doesn't pay his rent on time, but when he sees a case he likes? Well then he's determined!
Then the second character is Watson. The story is basically told from his perspective. He hasn't developed that much of a personality yet, he basically gets angry at Holmes for doing weird stuff. That's why 9/10 not 10/10.
The story in the first episode was absolutely brilliant. Holmes wanted to solve the unsolvable case and he manages to do it, but it's not really worth it, cause the missing dog was actually an annoying dog! By the way the comedy is also ingenious in this prestigious anime. I think I should mention that, cause you will really crack up on how funny this show is.
Also the overlaying plot of this show is so deep that shows like Ergo Proxy and Serial Experiments Lain can be considered just as kiddy as Dora the Explorer. It's just perfect.
The animation may not be for everyone, but I think it's a unique take on utilizing your amount of resources. Sometimes the animation is even smoother than the animation in the simultaniously airing show, 'Fate/Stay Night UBW', but mostly it's on par.
The OP/ED is seriously one of the most catchy songs I have heard in a while! The voice actors also did a tremendous job on bringing out the characters emotions and I really feel like the music in the background was something else as well! Definitely going into my top 3 OST's of all time!
So overall, I must say that this anime will definitely be the best of this season, if not this whole year. It has everything needed to be an amazing anime and this show actually does it right.
10/10 recommend it to everyone.read more
I don't know if i should laugh like a maniac, or cry like one.
Vampire Holmes is a show about Holmes who lives in London (It's totally not Sherlock Holmes we're talking about) and solves mysteries. The only mystery so far in the story, is why the fuck i'm still watching this!
The story? What story!? The story so far is NOTHING compared to the synopsis. True, he has solved ONE request. "What was that request?! I'm dying to know it!" I can hear you say, ever so sarcastically. He found a lost dog. Yup. NOTHING ELSE HAS HAPPENED. They've lazed around in their apartment, but that is it!
If you have seen Inferno Cop, then you'll immediately know what i'm talking about.
For those who haven't seen Inferno Cop: The art is incredibly bad! It's choppy, poorly drawn and the animation typically consists of 2-5 different frames frames.
But unlike Inferno Cop, Vampire Holmes takes itself seriously.
This is the only redeeming quality of the show. Well... Redeeming is the wrong word to use.
The only thing that isn't bad about this show is the sound. The OP and the ED is the same song, but the song isn't half bad. It's most certainly not half good either.
The voice actor for Holmes is a rookie. It's his second voice acting role. The voice actor for Hudson in the other hand, is well known. You might recognize him as Shinichi from Parasite or Haruka from Free!
And i fucking swear i heard a sound effect from the Pyro in Team Fortress 2 in the first episode!
Holmes is a vampire(?) who sleeps on the floor in a rundown apartment and is on a day to day paycheck that never arrives, since he can't find any proper cases. Hudson, having just moved in together with Holmes, becomes his protege and is equally chocked as us, on how little content there is in the story.
The third character is the land lady. 17 frames. 17 fucking frames i kid you not! 17 different frames of her has been shows throughout the ENTIRE show, so far.
"Wait, what? Why is that number so high?!" I don't even know myself. I'm just enjoying the glorious train wreck.
The story is nonexistent
The animation is choppy and horrible to look at.
The voice acting is bad.
The OP and ED gets in your head. and slowly drives you crazy.
The characters are a fucking mess.
THAT is why i fucking enjoy this show so much! It's hilariously bad. You will laugh out loud and think about what the fuck you're looking at.
Besides, it's only 3 minutes long. Just how bad can it be?
Woah! What a fascinating view of art this show has produced. This "masterpiece" was brought to us by Studio Cucuri. I can tell that they have wonderful ideas to make Sherlock Holmes more relatable.
The story was well told with brilliant comedy lined up. It was way better than any comedy I have watched. Way better than Danganronpa and Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki Kun combined. Shelock Holmes did a great job in solving mysteries alongside with his sidekick Hudson. They had established a great relationship ever by doing random things or doing nothing. The comedy was excellent, it had random events that happened.
What a marvellous art produced by 1st year interns. This animation is way better than "Your Lie in April" & "Madoka Magica combined.
Very wonderful and catchy opening and ending song. The song is "Everlasting Love". It is so wonderful.
I felt Holmes & Hudson's relationship grew especially the landlady in the house. The relationship was way better than any anime I have watched so far. Way better than Parasyte & Golden Time combined.
No words can describe how awesome this "masterpiece" really is. It is worth the watch.
**** And if you thought this review is pointless ****
Good job for saying this review is pointless just like how this anime is. Congratulations. "Vampire Holmes", you made it into the top 3 worst anime I have watched. Good job!read more
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