Visual Prison

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Japanese: ヴィジュアルプリズン
English: Visual Prison
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 9, 2021 to Dec 25, 2021
Premiered: Fall 2021
Broadcast: Saturdays at 00:00 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, ABC Animation, CMI
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Original
Genre: SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: MusicMusic, VampireVampire
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.711 (scored by 95069,506 users)
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Ranked: #55712
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Popularity: #3463
Members: 40,365
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Vampires have existed for centuries and live under the rule of the Scarlet Moon. Once a year, "Visual Prison" occurs, a visual kei competition where the vampire who sings the most beautiful song is bestowed with great power by the Scarlet Moon. At the forefront of the competition are ECLIPSE—the reigning champions who stand for an established order, and LOST EDEN—a group that believes the strongest should rule.

Ange Yuki is a lonely boy with no confidence in his singing ability. He moves to Harajuku in search of a musician he idolizes, but during his quest, he gets entangled in one of the many live performance clashes between ECLIPSE and LOST EDEN. Their fascinating stages stun him, but he soon collapses, overcome by bloodlust. Regaining consciousness, Ange finds himself under the care of Guiltia "Guil" Brion, the musician he admires, and learns that he is a dhampir—half-human, half-vampire.

While Ange now has the privilege of participating in the upcoming Visual Prison, Guil explains that he will not join him in this endeavor. Meanwhile, Ange encounters Robin Laffite, a foreigner from England who is enamored by his astonishing singing voice. With the day of the competition slowly creeping up, Ange has to put together a capable unit in an exciting race against time.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Yamada, Naoko
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"Zankoku Shangrila (残酷シャングリラ)" by O★Z

Ending Theme



Jan 2, 2024
I bumbled into this anime while searching for a vampire anime. What I found instead was simply... fun

Don't expect a great (or even coherent) story. I still don't understand much of the logic! Plot holes are simply filled with great music, and ambiguous characters are covered in plot armour. Some scenes are spoiled a bit by the occasional use of 3D, which I felt didn't blend well. There is much that one can criticize about this anime... and yet... it's still fun.

Visually this anime is eye candy with sexy vampire musicians and homo-erotic subtext. The voice acting and singing is stellar, and characters look great ...
Oct 29, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (4/12 eps)
Visual Prison can be best served up as an experience lol. Take the first episode as an example of it. You'll be left wondering if this is more a debut of a musical album, rather than an anime in itself. While there is a story there, the story isn't it's strongest part, it's strongest part is more it's music numbers, and it's flashy and deep coloured art.

It's almost like you've gone to the theater, or a pantomime, to see not only a show, but to see it in a musical form. It's that kind of experience all round when it comes to this show.

Like, it ...
May 29, 2022
This anime doesn't make sense and I'll prove it to you very clearly in this review.

Starting with all characters and their respective groups:

• Band 1 •

OZ: Ange, Robin, Eve and Guil. This is the main group formed by Ange, all because he liked to sing but couldn't "could". Now a brief summary about all of them.

Ange: The protagonist who doesn't consider himself a vampire, even though he felt the same things as a vampire and still talks in the anime that he didn't fit in the human world and that he was happy that he finally found his place... How come he doesn't is ...

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