Rosario to Vampire

Rosario + Vampire

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Synonyms: Rosario and Vampire
Japanese: ロザリオとバンパイア
English: Rosario + Vampire
German: Rosario + Vampire
French: Rosario + Vampire
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 3, 2008 to Mar 27, 2008
Premiered: Winter 2008
Broadcast: Thursdays at 23:30 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance, EcchiEcchi
Themes: HaremHarem, SchoolSchool, VampireVampire
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.761 (scored by 382492382,492 users)
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Ranked: #52052
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Popularity: #277
Members: 654,671
Favorites: 3,376

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Preliminary Spoiler
Apr 4, 2008
Rosario + Vampire the anime is the adaptation of a manga of the same name, or at least, thats what it was supposed to be.

Story: I'm trying to best not to rip this show apart but bear with me, Tsukune is your unfortunate high-school male who has just been enrolled in a school he doesnt even know when his parents found an admission pass on the ground by accident. Little does he know is that the school is for monsters than hate humans and would prob kill any on sight. It is when he meets Moka, a beautiful girl who in reality is a powerful ...
Dec 14, 2008
"Side tracked from its original story and ended up being a half-baked series."

Before we begin, let me drill this into your mind. Fan service; Fan service; Fan service; Fan service; Fan service! That's the theme for this anime so don't start having high hopes for an amazing story or what not (at least nothing in comparison to the manga original). Rosario + Vampire, like many manga-to-anime adaptation series, made fans screamed with joy at first, but only to have their hopes and dreams shattered bit by bit as the anime progresses. It is true that the anime's story plot deviates from its origin, but it ...
Apr 23, 2008
Rosario Vampire is a typical male targeted anime filled with comedy, ecchi, and action. Typical school comedy with typical jokes associated with high school comedies. The "special" twist for this show would be that this school happens to be a school for monsters. To twist it even further, a human is accidentally accepted to the university and if he's found out he will literally be killed. Reading from the other reviews it appears that the manga had a "real story and plot." ...lets think about it for a second. How can someone take a story so serious about a boy trying to survive a monster ...
Jan 18, 2009
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (5/13 eps)
R+V is an ecchi anime that has been received surprisingly good in my eyes. I mean, the only thing that makes it different are the elements of action which have found their way into each episode. It starts out with Tsukune Aono, the typical ecchi wimp main. He is starting high school, and due to some strange circumstances he ends up getting admitted into a youkai academy. On his way there he bumps into gets bumped into by a beauty, who's actually a vampire. She's supposedly one of the beauties in school, so you know what's coming... yeah, she ends up befriending the wimp, and ...
Feb 13, 2008
Mixed Feelings
Rosario + Vampire is a typical Shounen, Supernatural, Harem, Romantic, Comedy about an average, human, high school boy (Tsukune) who couldn’t get into any private schools and was stuck going to a school for monsters. This may sound interesting but there’s nothing particularly special about this set-up, since it is just your average school Rom/Com but with monsters. What’s more is that each episode has some very predictable outcomes that get boring fast (monster appears, Moka transforms & sucks blood). So in the end, the weak and repetitive story turned this into a series that you can only enjoy once you turn off your brain.

There’s ...
Mar 3, 2010
Okay then, where to start? How about the fact that this was made by Gonzo. Now, before you go jumping down my throat, yes, Gonzo has made some really, REALLY good series, and are still making them today. However, they also have a very long list of bad shows they've produced as well.

This is one of those bad ones.

I walked into this one having read the first two volumes of the manga and knowing fully that there was only a 50/50 chance of this series being any good. Unfortunately, my gamble didn't pay off. The first thing that bothers me is the fanservice. Yes, the ...
Dec 27, 2013
Mixed Feelings
Rosario+Vampire Review:

Rosario+Vampire was one of the first anime I ever watched. Due to this, I hold this show very close to my heart and may have a positively biased opinion so excuse me if it shows through. However, after revisiting the show and re-evaluating how good it actually is, I have to say that this show is perfectly "meh."

Story - 4.5/10:
One thing that I have noticed MANY people complain about with this anime, is that it basically disgraces the manga. Both the anime and the manga have the same introductory premise of a high school boy named Tsukune accidentally being enrolled in a school for ...
Aug 17, 2009
I first read the manga to rosario+vampire. It was a wonderful to read threw it all. so when I heard it was a anime too, I hough I have to watch this....
Story:what the heck happen to 40% of the story plot? they either drag out esp. or skip entire story plot lines. these plot lines where imporant to! Like the art teacher. she was in the beging and the end too! how do you skip that? On the witches hill made my head hurt.that was also change at points that made no sense. the last of this horror story was the end. they tried to ...
Jan 14, 2008
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (2/13 eps)
I am rather disappointed with this series. I've seen 2 episodes and I've noticed a recurring theme: FANSERVICE. This really irritates me. In my opinion it really pulls away from where the focus needs to be (which is on the characters). This series has a great deal of potential. However, with the overwhelming focus on T&A shots, There's no way for me to enjoy this. As a note, add 2-3 points to my "Overall" score if you really like fanservice.
Jul 19, 2010
Let me start off by saying that the I love the manga Rosario + Vampire, written by Akihisa Ikeda; it is an amazing story that has high re-read value and plenty of entertainment. It is an unquestionable 10/10 for me.

Rosario + Vampire, the anime adaption, on the other hand is complete garbage and remains one of the biggest fuck ups in the history of anime.

The anime version of Rosario + Vampire takes out everything good that was in the manga (the story, meaningful character relationships) and replaces it with fan service.

Gonzo basically took one of the best mangas and COMPLETELY ruined it with fan ...
Feb 11, 2013
There is dumb fun, and then there is just plain asinine. Rosario + Vampire tries hard to convince us that it is the former, it tries very hard. The show is openly aware of how stupid it can get, and happily points out how dumb it is being as its main source of comedy. Unfortunately, this is not only a flimsy source of comedy that only occasionally works, it also makes it irritatingly evident that the plotting is shoddy and the characters are one-dimensional and poorly developed; plus that the show was made to blatantly exhibition girls' cleavage. This results in a fan-service comedy that ...
Jul 31, 2015
I don’t even know where to begin to talk about this mess of an anime. Why this is such a popular anime is completely mind boggling to me. Is it because it’s trash? Is it because it’s just so much of a mess, it’s completely confusing everyone?
Essentially, this is a story revolving around a gary stu. The main character is less than mediocre, and as to why an apparently amazing vampire is in love with his ugly perverted, absolutely useless self is absolutely beyond me.
The other main character is of course a mary sue. She is loved by all, immensely powerful, confident, etc. As to ...
Jan 7, 2008
Preliminary (Unknown/13 eps)
With one episode this series is off to a some what fast but descent start. Good points, very nice looking characters and well animated series. The girls are cute and you get to see their panties. Down side, you get to see there panties in every shot. I'm all for panty shots but there's a point where it gets old... :P The plot is pretty weak but then again it's hard to judge because there has only been one episode. I'm definitely going to keep watching and I won't discourage anyone from trying the ...
Mar 12, 2008
Preliminary (10/13 eps)
It's a good concept. Although it's been done many times, the quirky characters and their personality grow on you. Having read all the way to chapter 33 of the manga I can say this for sure; the story is changed in a way that removes the depth of the characters and situations. The real problem is the Fan service, there is far too much. This anime had so much potential in the first few episodes, then the excess of fan service obliterated the depth of the story.

From an artistic perspective the animation is of very good quality, the backgrounds are drawn very well and it ...
Mar 30, 2008
You would probably like this anime if you like comedy and real quick fighting scenes that last about 80 seconds long (most of the time) as long as you get over the fan service scenes.
I gave the story a 10 because its original and its very interesting how Tsukune Aono and Moka Akashiya trys to hide the fact that Tsukune is a human from Tsukune's other friends who have a crush on him.The plot is very well also.
I gave art/animation a 5 because the series have too much fan service in most of the episodes. But luckily, a few of the episodes don't have much ...
Dec 22, 2008
Mixed Feelings
Story - 6/10 (D): An average high schooler gets somehow transferred to a school full of Vampires who wear ridiculously short skirts.

Uh-huh, real inspiring plot, all right. This show should just be labeled as Yuri or Hentai. Those two categories have absolutely zero plot. Yet i gave it a six because it tried to make something out of it, i'll give it that. I can stomach the first few episodes, after that it's fanservice and more fanservice.

Art - 8/10 (B)
Well, for a really lame show, it still looks pretty, right?

Sound - 7/10 (C-)
I'll admit it, i'm hooked on Nana Mizuki's singing, including "Discotheque" for ...
Apr 7, 2012
Wait Guys before before being a troll and hitting the 'Not Helpful' give it a chance.

This is AMAZING............... until was adapted into an Anime :/
What fans hate the most is when they turn their favourite amazing mindblowing series to just a good anime to watch in your free time.
I watched the anime first then read the manga, I ended up crawling into a ball and asked myself

'Do adaptions like screwing you over?'

I came up with the simple answer 'YES'

Dec 20, 2013
Mixed Feelings
Having officially read the Manga a couple of days ago I pondered why I originally gave this show a 9 in the past when in all honesty it is incomparable to the manga in terms of plot, character and wait for it ~ external character design.

But nevertheless both the show and manga succeeded in their own intended ways, both were done good so to say. Removing the manga out of this discussion for the sake of the review Rosario Vampire is a episodic series following a simple plot:

Mediocre guy who couldn't pass his HS entrance exams with no special talents gets admitted and sent ...
Jul 2, 2008
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (1/13 eps)
I put Rosario Vampire on my list of anime that are simply so terrible that you can't stop watching them. A simple, average, puny, wimpy boy, played by Shinji Ikari, surrounded by gorgeous teen and preteen girls who all for some reason or another desperately want him in the pants. This theme has been done before and done to death, and the overabundance of panty shots (second in number only to Najica Blitz Tactics) just further pigeonholes this anime into the mediocre ecchi territory held by Steel Angel Kurumi and Ai Yori Aoshi.

So what sets Rosario Vampire apart? I can't ...
Nov 28, 2013
Before reading this review keep in mind that I'm a guy so I probably got a little more comedic enjoyment out of this series than some people.

So I saw all the hate this series was getting so I had to write a review summarizing it. This review will also be spoiler free.

The story follows Tsukune, a human who is going to a highschool for monsters (you find this out in the first episode so it isn't a spoiler). From there the story mostly just develops into a full blown harem. There isn't much actual story or character development besides the typical boy meets girl, boy ...