This anime is a comedy about the daily life of a high school girl name Akari Amano and a vampire named Sophie Twilight. After a strange incident, Akari always visits Sophie’s mansion to play together with her. While Sophie is a vampire, she never attacks humans and always tries to adapt with the modern world.
Dany Muhammad (The Indonesian Anime Times)
What do you think when you heard the word “vampire”. In Ms. Vampire Who Lives in My Neighborhood, a “vampire” is depicted as a cute girl who tries to live in peace and becomes nervous when interacting with a human, unlike the usual legend where the vampire is a scary being who hunts humans.
In its first episode, the comedy in Ms. Vampire Who Lives in My Neighborhood mostly comes from the juxtaposition between the expectations of how a vampire should act and how Sophie actually behaves. In this story, Sophie is a vampire who wants to live peacefully with humans, and to achieve this, she does many things that will be weird if it is actually done by a vampire. She does not want to suck blood directly from a human because she does not want other people seeing her as a pervert. She also blames her nature as a creature of the night as the reason why she likes anime (in Japan, most anime is broadcasted midnight). Meanwhile, Akari is a typical cute good natured character from a Cute Girls Doing Cute Things (CGDCT) anime. She has her own eccentricity, as she is extremely obsessed with doll.
As the first simulcasted anime in Indonesian streaming service Ponimu, Ms. Vampire Who Lives in My Neighborhood is more directed to the fans of CGDCT anime. If you are are looking for that kind of genre, this anime is recommended.
Facts and Figures
|Alternative Title||Tonari no Kyuuketsuki-san|
|Source material||Manga by Amatou|
|Casts||Aya Uchida as Yuu Aoki
Azumi Waki as Ellie
Lynn as Hinata Natsuki
Miyu Tomita as Sophie Twilight
Rina Hidaka as Sakuya Kurai
Yuu Sasahara as Akari Amano
|Director||Noriyaki Akitaka (Bakuman)|
|Scenario||Tatsuya Takahashi (The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls)|
|Character Design||Takahiro Sakai (Yuuki Yuuna is a Hero)|
|Opening Song||“†Kyūtie Ladies†” by Miyu Tomita, Yū Sasahara, Lynn & Azumi Waki|
|Ending Song||“Happy!! Strange Friends” by Miyu Tomita, Yū Sasahara, Lynn & Azumi Waki|
|Studio||Studio Gokumi, AXsiZ|
|Broadcast Date||5 October 2018 (1200 GMT, 1900 WIT, 2100 JST)|
Screenshots and Trailer
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