Tsukune Aono is a painfully average high school freshman who is unable to get into any private schools due to his disappointing grades. His father, after a night out drinking, picked up a high school acceptance package that was dropped by a strange priest. The circumstances may be odd, but that doesn’t stop Tsukune’s parents from being delighted that their son won’t become a “good for nothing” after all.

But when Tsukune nears his new boarding high school, Youkai Academy, which turns out to be a secret school for supernatural monsters who are in disguised as humans. Things start to get even stranger after he is run down by a Moka Akashiya, who takes an immediate liking to him for an unusual reason; she is a vampire and is attracted to the sweet taste of his human blood. Tsukune quickly realizes that his admission into a monster school must have been a mistake and fears for his life.

Despite Moka’s vampiric nature, she is a sweet girl and Tsukune quickly falls in love with her. He decides to stay at the monster boarding school to be near her despite the various dangers. He must hide his human identity from the teachers and other students while trying to keep his grades up and avoiding conflicts with the various not-so-mythological monsters lurking around campus.

The rules of Youkai High are strict, specially on one thing, the students may not demonstrate their true youkai powers and must remain in quasi-human form, something that Moka accomplishes by wearing a rosary. This means that Tsukune can hide the fact that he is the sole human in the youkai school. Never-the-less, Tsukune feels that he can’t keep up the charade and tries to leave the first evening.

Moka tries to stop Tsukune, and once Tsukune tells her that he intends to attend a human high school Moka tells him that she hates humans because she was treated awfully and was always lonely when she attended a human middle school. Tsukune then reveals the truth to Moka about his being human and runs off, but he returns when a tough youkai boy tries to bully Moka.

Tsukune soon discovers that when he removes the cross-shaped amulet attached to the rosary around Moka’s neck, she transforms into her true form, a “super-vampire” that is stronger and more powerful than almost any other creature at the school. However, in super-vampire form, Moka has a different personality that is often cold and merciless, so the rosary amulet is only removed in dire emergencies. Tsukune and Moka soon make new friends as their stay at Youkai Academy progresses.

Main Characters

Tsukune Aono is a completely average human being, he is mistakenly enrolled in an academy for youkai. He soon meets Moka Akashiya, a Vampire who takes an interest in him due to the ‘sweet’ taste of his blood. Afraid for his life and ready to leave the school, it is only his feelings for Moka that get him to continue attending the youkai academy. Though he has no special powers of his own, he constantly attempts to protect his friends with his own life. Later on he acquires Vampiric, and then ghoul-based powers (the latter of which puts his humanity in jeopardy), allowing him to fight toe-to-toe with supernatural opponents.

Moka Akashiya is a student of the Youkai Private Academy. She takes a liking to Tsukune after sucking his blood and seems to get addicted on doing so. In addition to sucking Tsukune’s blood, she also has the ability to inject Tsukune with her own. This results in Tsukune temporarily gaining powers comparable to Moka’s unleashed strength, though the process eventually begins to break Tsukune’s body down. She later on starts to view Tsukune in a romantic way. They attempted to kiss once during Tsukune’s birthday, but were interrupted by the arrival of their friends.

Shizuka Nekonome is one of the school teachers and the advisor for the Newspaper Club. She is a Nekomusume who likes to eat raw fish. According to an omake, she likes goldfish (actual goldfish, not the crackers). She appears to have a rather carefree attitude.

Yukari Sendo is a witch. She always like wearing a witch costume (which consist of hat and cape), which is considered by some of the students to be a violation of the school rules. Despite being the smartest student around the Youkai Academy, ranking #1 on the examination, she was lonely and a serious prankster before meeting Moka. She initially hates Tsukune since she claims she’s in love with Moka, and uses her magical powers to try and drive them apart. However, after both Tsukune and Moka save her from her monster classmates, she falls for him too.

Kurumu Kurono is a succubus. She’s quite jealous of Moka due to the fact that Moka’s popularity is overshadowing her popularity. She tried to take Tsukune away from her by seducing and using her ability to charm people and make them her slave. Later on, Kurumu is only doing that because she wants to find her “destined one” among the guys to save her dying breed and has an assumption that Moka is blocking that path. She got defeated by the Super Vampire Moka and was spared because Tsukune persuaded the Super Vampire Moka to not kill her. She then makes a decision that Tsukune will be her “destined one” and was friends to Moka and Tsukune from then on.

Mizore Shirayuki is a Yuki Onna, has the ability to control ice at will. She also has the ability to make multiple ice clones of herself. First appearing in ch. 18, she returned to school after a long absence and showed an immediate interest in Tsukune. In truth, she had become completely infatuated with Tsukune, going so far as to create her own journal/scrapbook with all of Tsukune’s newspaper articles. She once confessed to a teacher she liked, but the teacher tried to take advantage of her and she froze him.

Ginei Morioka is president of the newspaper club, his true form is a werewolf. He’s also a shameless peeping tom. He starts out as an antagonist to Tsukune, but he becomes friendly to him by the end of chapter 4. After a while, he ceases his schemes so that people will stop calling a peeping tom. He is in love with Moka, although the love is completely one-sided. However, he still hasn’t given up on Moka. It should be noted, however, that he has no second thoughts about trying to impress other girls as well. More at: Wiki

Rosario + Vampire (ロザリオとバンパイア) is a Japanese manga series that originally was serialized in Monthly Shonen Jump between 2004 and June 2007. A single extra chapter was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump in September 2007. In November 2007, the manga began regular serialization again, now in Jump Square and is unfinished.

Gonzo produced an anime adaptation, it started broadcasting in Japan on January 3, 2008.

Title: Rosario + Vampire (2008)
Kanji: ロザリオとバンパイア (2008)
Web: http://www.rosa-vam.com/
Opening Theme: “COSMIC LOVE” by Nana Mizuki
Ending Theme: “Dancing in the velvet moon” by Nana Mizuki

Rosario + Vampire OP ~ “COSMIC LOVE”

Rosario + Vampire ED ~ “Dancing in the velvet moon”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIPvXYQAcmY

21 Comments

  • Zer0 says:

    i’ve seen the first 2 episodes, and i have to say the fan service is splendid. 🙂

  • ware4me says:

    ^.^ You can’t get enough pantsu!

  • LittleVexy says:

    Zer0;7478 wrote: i’ve seen the first 2 episodes, and i have to say the fan service is splendid. 🙂

    There is fan service is in this anime?

  • Zer0 says:

    tisk tisk LV, im ashamed of you, as soon as i seen the trailer for this anime my pervert senses were tingling.

    no, but this is a good show, a new twist on a high school comedy. must watch if your a pervert for 2-D girls.

  • ware4me says:

    >.> ecchi senses?

    I never heard we had one of those… 😆

  • senel says:

    It Is A Great Series!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Everyone Has Ecchi Senses!!!

    I Like Cap Locks!!!!!

  • Zer0 says:

    see 4me its like he says, u just got to dig deep down, down in your pantsu.

  • ware4me says:

    So… it’s been so long, ecchi4me has been locked down the basement!

    Vexy won’t let ecchi4me come to AZ! u.u

  • LittleVexy says:

    Zer0;7499 wrote: tisk tisk LV, im ashamed of you, as soon as i seen the trailer for this anime my pervert senses were tingling.

    no, but this is a good show, a new twist on a high school comedy. must watch if your a pervert for 2-D girls.

    I actually saw first 2 ep last night. So I have already seen the anime when I posted my comment. 😛

    Regarding fan service. I dunno, I didn’t noticed it. Alright, there were one or two moments, I could see how it could be a fan service. Also, I think pantsu shots can be found in any anime, so it is not like they are rare 😛 In fact, I think pantsu shots are becoming the norm in anime.

    ware4me;7511 wrote: So… it’s been so long, ecchi4me has been locked down the basement!

    Vexy won’t let ecchi4me come to AZ! u.u

    Not true! >.>

    AZ’s hosting company won’t let ecchi4me come to AZ because ecchi4me is too ecchi! :bow:

  • Zer0 says:

    pantsu shots, overly clumsy characters, and super bouncing breasts are fanservice if you ask me.

    your definition of fanservice may be too narrow, or way off.

    LV lacking ecchi senses!? no way…

    but w/e who cares.

  • ware4me says:

    Wiki-chan wrote: Fan service (ファンサービス, fan sābisu?), sometimes written as a single word, fanservice, is a vaguely defined term chiefly used for Japanese visual media—particularly in anime fandom—to refer to elements in a story that are unnecessary to a storyline, but designed to amuse or sexually excite the audience. It is also sometimes referred to in Japan as a service cut (サービスカット, sābisu katto?) or simply service (サービス, sābisu?). The term can be applied more generally to something that is done solely to please fans.

    The typically understood definition is inclusion of racy or sexual content (usually female, but also male) to titillate the viewer, such as nudity, and other forms of eye candy. Lesbian or gay activity is another form of fan service. Shower scenes are very common in movies, and in anime of the 1980s and 1990s, while many more recent TV series use trips to onsen (Japanese hot springs) or “obligatory” holiday episodes.

    These latter are often to tropical locales, in order to showcase the characters in bathing suits; all aim to depict characters in states of relative undress when it would otherwise be out of place with the tone of a series. In anime, two common types of fanservice are the panty shot and jiggling breasts. Fan service permeates almost all anime, but obvious examples can be seen in the OVA series Eiken, as well as the series Tenjo Tenge.

    Even popular anime such as Naruto and Bleach will occasionally contain sexual fan service. Similarly, Studio Fantasia’s Agent Aika and Najica Blitz Tactics are known as the epitome of the panty-shot anime. A third type is the nude transformation sequence, first introduced in Go Nagai’s Cutey Honey (1973–1974). One of the most renowned examples of fan service is the Chun-Li shower scene in Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie.

    Pantsu, pantsu for everyone!! :3:

    4me thought Vexy disliked ecchi4me! >:D

  • darkandshadow says:

    It’s ok so far.

    I’ve been seeing a lot of these kinds of

    anime series lately.

  • darkandshadow says:

    darkandshadow;7531 wrote: It’s ok so far.

    I’ve been seeing a lot of these kinds of

    anime series lately.

    I would like to correct this and say it

    sucks. It’s worse than FAILo 3.

    I want my 4 hours of my life back.

  • ware4me says:

    😆 sorry… we don’t grant wishes here.

    I have seen a couple :p

  • Zer0 says:

    i liked it, silver haired moka-chan = hawwt

  • zefiris says:

    This anime is ok, it’s not as good as the manga. Vexy will like this anime because it’s half ecchi.

  • ware4me says:

    Just half ecchi? :weep:

  • zefiris says:

    ware4me;13317 wrote: Just half ecchi? :weep:

    OMG, 4mew loves ecchi ^.^

  • ware4me says:

    ecchi = funny = Zefi = LV = Stuey :3:

  • zefiris says:

    ware4me;13364 wrote: ecchi = funny = Zefi = LV = Stuey :3:

    also 4mew ^^

  • Pearl Milk Tea says:

    A so-so anime story-wise. I mainly liked the characters and the art style of the anime. Season 2 should be coming out soon. I will most likely check that out too.

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