A story about vampires that does not have any romance? An anime where the human is more terrifying than those around him? If this entices you, The Case Study of Vanitas might just be the story you are looking for.
A vampire story in an old European setting is a match made in heaven. Although a damsel in distress is a staple in these stories, this one isn’t like the others.
The Case Study of Vanitas introduces you to a blue-eyed, charismatic, and low-key sinister human with an interesting origin.
The official website for The Case Study of Vanitas has released the main trailer for the upcoming anime. The series is set to debut on July 2nd, 2021.
The PV introduces us to the character of Vanitas and the origin behind his name. We get some glimpses of his interactions with Noe Archiviste. We also get to see some vampires in action along with a closer look at the book of Vanitas.
The PV also features the opening theme “Sky and Void” by Sasanomaly and the newly announced ending theme for the first cour “0(zero)” by LMYK.
We have decided to release a new song since November last year!
The title is “0 (zero)”!
It was also selected as the ending theme for the anime “The Case Study of Vanitas”.
The distribution release is Wednesday, August 11th. Please look forward to it.
The main trailer was released after the 10 short PVs throughout June. The PVs had given us the first look at characters of Vanitas, Noe, Jeanne, Lucius, Dominique, and the cute heterochromatic cat Murr.
They also introduced us to the lore of the series; things like the book of Vanitas, Noe’s ship, and the post-revolution French setting.
This story offers a lot of subversions from the archetypal vampire story; the lack of romance, non-evil vampires, and mysterious humans just to name a few.
The upcoming anime season may be full of isekai, but The Case Study of Vanitas is one fantasy anime that can hold its own against them all.
About The Case Study of Vanitas
The Case Study of Vanitas manga is created by Jun Mochizuka. It started serialization in the Monthly Gangan Joker magazine in December 2015. It is receiving an anime adaptation in July 2021.
Noe, a young vampire, is in search of a cursed book called The Book of Vanitas. However, on his flight to Paris, he comes face to face with Vanitas and realizes that he is a self-proclaimed vampire doctor.
Somehow Noe ends up as Vanitas’ partner to heal vampires who are going feral under an evil influence.