Ms. Vampire Who Lives in My Neighborhood

Genre(s): Comedy, Slice of Life

Age-Appropriateness: 13+ (Occasional profanity, mild suggestive themes)

Platforms: Crunchyroll

Episodes: 12

TheAwersome Rating: 7.1 / 10 (Cookie Cutter, but not Bad)

Premise: Rumors tell about an ageless girl who only comes out at night, living in a mansion in the middle of the forest. Some say that she is a living doll with a soul. Upon hearing these rumors, Akari Amano seeks out this girl, only to find herself lost as she treks through the woods amidst the darkness.

A vampire named Sophie Twilight saves her, turning out to be the rumored girl. However, unlike the vampires told in myths, Sophie does not attack humans and instead orders her blood online. Akari instantly becomes charmed with her doll-like appearance and proceeds to abruptly move in with her, thus starting their life together.

TheAwersome’s Thoughts: This is about exactly what I expected, but a bit more moe-servicey than I had anticipated. The episodes are your typical anime slice-of-life, so there’s a beach episode, new year’s episode, summer festival episode, holiday episodes, etc. Characters are very 2D with little development, but it grows on you to the point where you start liking it, despite yourself. It has a good amount of charm, but there isn’t really anything too substantial here. You have your typical role reversal where the Vampire likes to just stay at home all day and keep to herself, but the human is oddly obsessed and infatuated.

TLDR: If you’re hungry for more slice of life with extra helpings of sugary “Moe” to the point it’s almost cloying, but don’t want to think much at all, go pick it up. There are better mindless slice of life shows, but I didn’t resent watching this one.

This joins the ranks of “single-cour comedy shows about high school girls where character design is moe to the point of awkwardly looking like children,” such as Blend-S, Gabriel Dropout, and Gourmet Girl Graffiti. And like those, while initially difficult to get past the “wow, this feels kind of like a lolicon primer” has some good comedy to it, but doesn’t overstay its welcome.

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