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 96319,631 users)
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Ranked: #57152
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Popularity: #3500
Members: 40,698
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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



Dec 24, 2021
When I looked at Visual Prison, I was skeptical of it at first because I thought it'd be one of those idol type anime where the character fits into a generic trope but as I watched it, it actually took me by surprise and I ended up enjoying it and looking forward to every Friday. The reason why I decided to give it a chance is because of Masuda Toshiki (Dimitri Romanee's VA). As someone who is familiar with the Visual Kei genre and a fan of Masuda-san, this anime sold me right away. The seiyuu lineup is amazing.

Starting off with talking about the ...
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 ...
Dec 24, 2021
Of all the mixed-media musical features that are attached to Aniplex and A-1 Pictures within the recent times, they'd largely come off as being overly ambitious or just to fuel the fire by showcasing a certain demographic with a weird premise. The kinda Yuri-bait and depressing 22/7 was surprisingly good, the sci-fi action Fujoshi-bait Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle was even better, and this season, yet another Fujoshi-bait show pops up: the supernatural vampire-based Visual Prison. And going back on my review of HypMic and testifying that you should stop watching anime from the lens of seriousness, I'm sad to say that I've tried the ...

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