Vampires are well known for feeding upon human blood with their unusually long fangs. These nocturnal beings considered to be immortal can die without regular blood consumption.
Their superhuman agility and senses can be tackled with their intolerance against Christian cross, holy water, garlic.etc. The only thing that can kill these beasts is sunlight or weapons made of silver, like bullets or daggers.
Though vampire fictions are built around the individual views of the creators, some facts stay intact, making some of the most iconic anime out there.
So, let’s begin with the top 10 list of vampire anime.
10Sirius the Jaeger
Sirius the Jaeger represents a cat and mouse chase in a world where bloodshed is the norm.
Sirius the JaegerAir Date: July 12, 2018 Status: Finished Studio: P.A. Works No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 12
Jaegers are a group of diverse individuals who hunt down vampires all over the world. Carrying around musical instruments to mask their identity, they are called to Tokyo to erase the vampires feeding on humans.
Yuliy is the sole survivor of the vampire raid in his home village. Blessed with the werewolf’s blood, he, along with his team, exterminated the vampire to save the people and to find the mystical Ark of Sirius.
If they don’t get their hands on the artifact, the destruction of this world is inevitable by the vampires.
Not everyone turns out to be who we think they are, that’s what Blood Lad is all about.
Blood LadAir Date: July 8, 2013 Status: Finished Studio: Brain’s Base No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 10
Staz Charlie Blood, rumored to be a bloodthirsty and merciless vampire, is actually an otaku obsessed with Japanese culture spending his days lazing around.
When Fuyumi Yanagi accidentally wanders into the demon world, Staz is overjoyed but not for long as she was killed after a sudden attack on his territory.
Staz vows to resurrect Fuyumi and travels to the human world to find the magic to bring back life.
8Blood Blockade Battlefront
Blood Blockade Battlefront is a fantasy dealing with one’s prowess over God’s Eye.
Blood Blockade BattlefrontAir Date: April 5, 2015 Status: Finished Studio: Bones No. of Seasons: 2 No. of Episodes: 24
When a gateway between Earth and the Beyond opened three years ago, people and supernatural monsters are forced to live together in an impenetrable bubble around Hellsalem’s Lot, formerly known as New York.
After obtaining “All-seeing Eyes of the Gods” at the expense of his sister’s sight, Leonardo Watch goes to Hellsalem’s Lot to help her by investigating the power.
Soon he runs into Libra, an organization to maintain peace and unexpectedly joins their ranks.
Castlevania is one’s resolution to save humanity from the hands of a Dracula.
CastlevaniaAir Date: July 7, 2017 Status: Upcoming Season 4 Studio: Frederator Studios No. of Seasons: 4 No. of Episodes: 22
Trevor Belmont, a vampire hunter, is the last surviving member of the Belmont clan, who were wrongfully ostracized for practicing black magic.
To avenge his wife’s execution, Dracula seeks to destroy entire humanity, starting from Eastern Europe. The fate of the whole of humanity depends on Trevor’s battle against Dracula to eliminate him.
6Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign
Seraph of the End portrays the battle between vampires and humans.
Seraph of the End: Vampire ReignAir Date: April 4, 2015 Status: Finished Studio: Wit Studio No. of Seasons: 2 No. of Episodes: 24
With the promise of protecting the survivors of a mysterious virus, mankind becomes enslaved by the vampires.
Among those survivors are Yuuichirou and Mikaela Hyakuya, who are taken captive by an orphanage along with some other children.
After a failed attempt to escape from the vampires’ cruel reign, Yuuichiro comes out as the only survivor and is found by the Moon Demon Company, a military unit to exterminate vampires and soon becomes a member to take his revenge.
Blood+ displays a girl’s struggle to disclose her mysterious past amidst vampire annihilation.
Blood+Air Date: October 8, 2005 Status: Finished Studio: Production I.G No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 50
Saya Otonashi is an ordinary girl suffering from anemia. The only thing that seems different is her inability to remember the past beyond the previous year.
Soon her past comes to haunt her in the shape of a blood-sucking vampire. Giving up on her life, she was saved by a mysterious man named Haji, who force-fed his blood to Saya.
After consuming the blood, she slaughters the beast with ease using the blood as a catalyst. Following which she joins Haji at Red Shield, a corporation established to slay those beasts, with hopes of disclosing her past.
Shiki deals with an epidemic turning everyone into vampires.
ShikiAir Date: July 9, 2010 Status: Finished Studio: Daume No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 22
Megumi Shimizu is a 15-year-old girl who dreams of a glamorous life that suddenly comes to an end with her unexpected death in the Sotoba village, which marks the beginning of an epidemic of blood and terror.
Realizing that Dr. Toshio Ozaki decides to abandon humanity to discover the truth.
Meanwhile, Megumi’s friend Natsuno Yuuki, haunted by her sudden death, teams up with Toshio to save Sotoba from becoming a ghost town of vampires.
3JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure will take you on a vivid ride through its nutty characters.
JoJo’s Bizarre AdventureAir Date: October 6, 2012 Status: Upcoming Season 6 Studio: David Production No. of Seasons: 6 No. of Episodes: 152
After being saved by Dario Brando, English nobleman George Joestar takes in Dario’s son Dio, to repay his debt.
Wanting to seize the Joestar for his own Dio using an Aztec stone mask sets out to eliminate George and his son, Jonathan “JoJo” Joestar, which paved the way for upcoming disasters.
After unearthing the secrets behind the mask a century later, Jonathan’s grandson Joseph Joestar takes upon the responsibility to defeat the mystical figures known as the Pillar Men, responsible for the chaos. He sets out on a journey filled with bizarre adventures.
Bakemonogatari reminds us that with great power comes great responsibility.
BakemonogatariAir Date: July 3, 2009 Status: Finished Studio: Shaft No. of Seasons: 3 No. of Episodes: 100
After being saved by Meme Oshino from a vampire attack, Koyomi Araragi has gained healing abilities and enhanced vision as a side effect.
While saving his classmate Hitagi Senjougahara from falling down the stairs, he realizes that she is unnaturally weightless. Following which he insists Hitagi take help from Oshino, who once saved his life.
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Hellsing Ultimate is for those who obsess over vampires.
Hellsing UltimateAir Date: February 10, 2006 Status: Finished Studio: Madhouse, Satelight, Graphinica No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 10
Hellsing is an organization which is dedicated to destroying the creatures of darkness that threatens the existence of humanity.
It is headed by Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing, whose vast army pales in comparison to her ultimate weapon, the vampire Alucard who works against his own kind as an exterminator.
Alucard, accompanied by his new vampire servant Seras Victoria stands against those who oppose Hellsing.
There are a few other vampire series to watch out for, they are:
Trinity Blood, Strike the Blood, Vampire Knight.