This OVA tries to put a fresh spin on the old vampire anime type. It could have been great™ if it was expanded into a 13 ep series, however it seems it was mostly a marketing ploy to get more audience into the manga.
You will see your usual cliches: sole survivor of some ancient clan, Romeo-Juliette type of romance, the classic childhood friends who develops a romantic feeling twords the main char and a bit of love triangle, etc, etc.
That said, the story is well blended and there are hints about several possible interesting development angles, which (most likely) will be expanded
in the manga.
A few things prevent me from giving a higher score:
- the story is unfinished (for obvious financial reasons)
-the author slaps in some Romanian folklore terminology to tie some story loose ends but doesn't understand their real meaning, proving a lack of proper research
-some elements don't quite fit in. Without spoiling too much, I don't know what to think about vampires using 'supernatural' swords ...
The art was good and convincing, up to today's standards. Nothing major to spot here
Sound effects and lip sinc are ok in the Original language, the music could have been better but that's just me.
While the secondary characters don't get much screen time due to the shortness of the ova, the main characters get plenty of development and background.
The pacing is well done,high pace action/story advancement is tempered with char development and comic relief. Should provide a satisfying experience
Should be a good anime to watch if not expecting too much. It's unlikely you will be bored