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
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy, MysteryMystery
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, VampireVampire
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.911 (scored by 202742202,742 users)
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Ranked: #7222
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Popularity: #418
Members: 502,555
Favorites: 7,132

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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Itamura, Tomoyuki
Director, Storyboard
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Sound Director


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"Sora to Utsuro (空と虚)" by sasanomaly

Ending Theme

"0 (zero)" by LMYK


Sep 17, 2021
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 ...
Sep 18, 2021
Mixed Feelings

I want to preface this interview by saying I have zero knowledge of the manga this work was adapted from nor do I have any prior experience with Jun Mochizuki's other works.
I watched this completely blind.

When I began watching Vanitas no Carte, I was not expecting to get the story that I ended up getting. The art, story, character design and the fact Bones was animating it, lead me to believe it was a more female-audience targeted shounen, such as Bungou Stray Dogs, Black Butler, KK, etc., however I was not expecting to go into a show that had copious amounts ...
Sep 17, 2021
Of all the things you can criticize this show for, you certainly can’t fault it for false advertising. You expect vampire yaoi-bait full of pretty boys blushing, pretty boys hand-holding, pretty boys naked, pretty boys with weirdly intimate physical relationships, pretty boys kissing submissive girls, pretty boys LICKING submissive girls, and whatever else it takes to fuel the fires of fujoshi fanfiction, and that’s exactly what you get. Aside from all the heavy breathing, sensual moaning, and sexy blood-sucking, this show is about Vanitas and Noé, two men on a mission to save all vampires. From what? I dunno. How? I dunno. Why? Actually, we ...

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