Mahiru Shirota firmly believes that simple is best and troublesome things should be avoided at all costs. It is troublesome to do nothing and regret it later—and this ideology has led the 15-year-old to pick up a stray cat on his way home from school. As he affectionately names the feline Kuro, little does he know that this chance meeting will spark an extraordinary change in his everyday life.
One day, Mahiru returns home to find something quite strange: a mysterious young man he has never seen before. His subsequent panic results in the uninvited guest being exposed to sunlight and—much to Mahiru's shock—transforming into Kuro! Upon revealing himself as a mere lazy shut-in vampire, Kuro promises to leave once night falls. However, one disaster after another leads to Mahiru accidentally forming a contract with his new freeloader, dragging him into a life-threatening battle of supernatural servants and bloodthirsty beings that is anything but simple.
This anime is takes itself too seriously by trying to be 'deep' on the premise of 'friendship'. It fails horribly and characters act irrational on a basis such as "you called me a friend". The characters themselves come off as bland and again try to be deep with their single layered backstory or motives which just makes it even more laughable. After four episodes out of twelve I couldn't even remember what the plot was and I didn't even care because it seemed like they didn't even care themselves. If you like staring at your screen as long as theres something moving then you could tolerate this anime.read more
I've currently watched all 4 episodes of this anime so far.
Rating on those aired 4 episodes, i think the story is very interesting.
This anime isn't focused on a tragedy or a romance anime, but it still made me shed tears near the end of the 4th episode.
Therefore, for story i give it an 9.
It meets my requirements and i genuinely enjoy animes that can make me emotionally unstable because it just shows how much attention i'm giving the anime.
For the art, it looks rather basic.
lol im kidding, i think the art is cute. Kuro's fashion makes me think moe, but uh that's not the point.
The art is exceeds my average standards.
Leading my rating for it, another 9.
For sound wise, i'm not sure if i enjoyed it too much.
The voice actors were incredible however, as always.
The opening did match the the of the anime so although the beat wasn't quite my taste, I did understand.
Sound gets an 7.
To be honest, the characters in the anime were the main part it was so interesting.
Kuro's lazy personality really helped lighten the anime and made it easier for the watcher to consume.
The story in general about vampires isn't realistic but the MC displays realistic human emotion which helps the person watching relate a little.
The supporting characters made me feel like they were really needed to bring the story up as they did their job well. Sometimes in animes, the supporters don't do the job well which make watchers think that they're not needed in general.
With these details included, this section scores yet another 9.
Finally the enjoyment, this may just be personal because everyone has their own enjoyment level on different animes, but mine was a 10.
This anime led me on with plot development and suspense.
I couldn't wait for the next episode and when i realised i had finished watching all the currently aired ones, i was rather devastated.
Overall this anime scores a whooping 9.
I suggest you try out this anime if you have nothing better to do or you're looking for an anime to really make you excited.
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I have seen plenty of Josei anime to the point I can surely say what makes it quite distinguishing from other genre is that most of the time, it consisting characters driven story and has high attention to the realism. Servamp caught my interest because it happens to fallen to be one of the genres and it ended up to be exceptional. Exceptional that it is so badly done that ends up being counterproductive.
The story of Servamp follows Mahiru... actually; the main story is pretty much covered in the synopsis, so there isn't much reason for me to regurgitate the same thing in different words. Long story short, Servamp is really something we’ve seen hundreds of times before; ordinary high school boy meets weird stuff (in this case black cats) and gets caught in a live or die situation with all convenient we’ve come to expect of such story.
Now, in all respect there’s nothing wrong with a premise that is lack of originality. But servamp just feel…. quite empty. The plot is just something you encounter in battle shounen series; if you’re looking for in-depth plot then look further because the show doesn’t had any. Everything in the plot is pretty clear black and white, the bad guy is obvious and the good guy is always on the side good guys. The first few episodes are generally geared towards comedy with little real progression. The actual comedy isn't too bad and some moments are fairly funny, but hit or miss jokes aren't enough to make something entertaining. The series then shifts to more of a battle shounen with action, however, the action isn’t that much interesting and feels rushed because most of the time it ended with always ends with one slash. I’d also like to mention the tone is pretty I don’t know… not appropriate? because the show explained that the bad vampires is a creature that kills human, yet everything is feel so mundane and light, there no sense of urgency; it is as if the show doesn’t take the whole the matters seriously.
The characters well... we get to see the major protagonist and the major villain gets a backstory (which is all sad/ tragic story by the way) but somehow it wasn’t full enough to make us sympathize with them. The supporting is even worse, because they don’t even have time due to the short length. One of the prime example is Misono, on which his dreams is to protect people, but it never be explained why he do so considering he looks like some rich boy who doesn’t care with anyone.
Furthermore, due to the short length, many of the questions raised are left unanswered, coupled with an unsatisfying conclusion (not that it concludes anything), which ends just as it seems the real story is about to begin; it told the viewers there are seven servamp based of seven sins yet at the end of the series there are only five present and the ending was cop out and feels like Disney’s ending.
Then there is the art, which is certainly Servamp best area. But even then, it is not above series in at least 2 years back. There are a wide range of colors used for all of the characters, which is nice but it the background are just present I guess. The animation quality is decent. There are a few instances where they turn it up a notch, but this is mostly for action scenes, which rarely last more than two minutes. all in all it is competent to today standard.
The soundtrack was okay. The opening were all right and suited the series but were also pretty generic themes. The opening theme was slightly better as it set up the episodes quite well, and the visuals associated with it were actually relevant to the story of the anime. The rest of the soundtrack, while not being anything noteworthy, matched the mood of the scenes and worded well overall. However, I found the ED to be terrible, but that’s more like luxury than actual criticism.
Servamp is a pretty underwhelming action/comedy series The early couple of episodes maybe mildly entertaining, but as a whole the series is quite frustrating, due to a lack of any real closure. We’re introduced to an extensive cast, but many of them lacked a decent back story. Mahiru, being the main character, wasn't particularly interesting, but the side characters were, even if most were given very little time to shine. It's in the middle episodes, where it feels very rushed, that most of the enjoyment is lost. The production values are solid, but nothing to blow anyone away. I would also like to mention, that if you are expecting to see traditional vampires, then you will be generally disappointed.
A forgotten series and probably one of few Josei series that I personally found bad.
Similar Recommendation : Fate/Zero, Ao no Exorcist,
At first I just brush off this anime like those typical shounen, blah, plain MC ect. But somewhere through the 3rd and 4th episode, Mahiru grew on me. Not because he is anything special but the way he thinks. I can't deny that Mahiru's words are gonna stick with me the rest of my life. No matter when or where, there is always people hoping that 'someone' would come and because that 'someone' would definitely appear, the world keeps going. It isn't gonna be just him or just Kuro but it will be them.
If it's Kuro's problem, Mahiru has to be there, there isn't anything to be faced alone. The problem might be Kuro's but Mahiru is his eve, his partner and his 'reason'. (as Mikuni had said) And seriously, despite everything, do you guys really want this to be 'oh I stab the antagonist, he ded, the end' is that kind of ending what you want? I think the ending was quite nice and peaceful and it wasn't unpleasant. It was a nice change. I don't need to see blood flying everywhere and people dying to call it a GREAT VICTORY! =_=
Licht, Lawless, Kuro, Mahiru, Tsubaki and Sakuya are really interesting characters and even though the anime did not best in showing off characters such as the Pride pair and Lust pair, C3 as such, it did made some great show out of the more standing out ones. I enjoy the Greed pair the most (no surprise)
I guess one of the reason I liked this anime is because there are a lot of angst going on in some anime now *COUGHDANGANRONPACOUGH* and not only that, because people now a-days just keeps spamming horror/angst/negative emotions. I really like how this anime turns out despite it's various flaw. read more