Vanitas no Karte

The Case Study of Vanitas

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Synonyms: Vanitas no Shuki, Memoir of Vanitas, Vanitas no Carte
Japanese: ヴァニタスの手記
English: The Case Study of Vanitas
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 3, 2021 to Sep 18, 2021
Premiered: Summer 2021
Broadcast: Saturdays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Bones
Source: Manga
Genre: SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, VampireVampire
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.911 (scored by 145144145,144 users)
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Ranked: #7042
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Popularity: #492
Members: 375,791
Favorites: 5,244

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Scorned by others of his kind for being born under a blue moon, the vampire Vanitas grew afraid and desolate. According to legend, he created a cursed grimoire known as the "Book of Vanitas," and it is said he would one day use it to bring retribution upon all vampires of the crimson moon.

In 19th century Paris, Noé Archiviste is searching for the fabled Book of Vanitas. Whilst traveling aboard an airship, he is saved from a vampire attack by an eccentric doctor who calls himself Vanitas and carries the very tome he seeks. Ironically, the self-proclaimed vampire specialist is a mere human who inherited both his name and the book from his master, the same Vanitas of legend. As the odd case of the Charlatan's Parade crops up, the doctor's ability to restore sanity to vampires by recovering their true name will prove most beneficial.

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"Sora to Utsuro (空と虚)" by sasanomaly

Ending Theme

"0 (zero)" by LMYK

Sep 17, 2021
KANLen09 (All reviews)
Make no mistake, if there's anything of the next big thing for hardcore fans of Jun Mochizuki to receive an anime adaptation of her immaculate work that properly does its translation onto the small screen well, we finally got it in "Vanitas no Carte" (a.k.a The Case Study of Vanitas). And as someone who had watched the Pandora Hearts adaptation and felt somewhat burned by the last stretch (go read the manga, it's literally better), I'd say that how Vanitas started out (at least for the 1st half here) made me remember how much I initially love about Pandora Hearts in both AniManga forms in read more
Sep 17, 2021
Stark700 (All reviews)
What's fascinating about bringing a manga into anime form is the expression of its ideas onto the television screen. Jun Mochizuki is best known for her work, Pandoras Hearts and she's able to communicate her wealth of ideas to her fans. In respect, she's able to formulate together a fictional setting with colorful characters and ultimately create this piece of work known as Vanitas no Carte.

Vanitas no Carte (or its English title 'The Case Study of Vanitas') takes place in France that adheres to a steampunk fantasy. Studio Bones helms the show with director Tomoyuki Itamura at the steering wheel. You'd think a guy who read more
Sep 17, 2021
234Mannan (All reviews)
All good things must come to an end but in Vanitas case it’s just begun

On A side note If you are looking for long shounen fights, an idealistic protagonist, one objective and goal for which everyone works for and if you dislike slow burners, dialogue Then drop down. This series is not for you!

Synopsis is already there so I am not gonna bother with it.
Each story has different strengths.
In Vanitas case, it’s the writing style itself. The author Jun uses drip feeding technique and she is extremely talented in doing so and anyone familiar knows what I am referring to. and due to this Everything read more
Sep 17, 2021
Snapshot426 (All reviews)
It’s been a while since I’ve managed to sat down and watch an entire vampire anime and enjoyed it at the same time. No disrespect to people to people who liked Mars Red last season, it just didn’t grab me. But how did this one grab me then? Well you set it in Paris, have some sexy men in there, make the two leads a dynamic duo and have an ED you don’t want to skip. But that is only the baseline, let’s go into more detail as to how this show was one of the bright spots in this okay summer season.

Sit back, read more

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