Kyuuketsuki Miyu (OVA)

Title:Kyuuketsuki Miyu (OVA)
Kyuuketsuki Miyu
Vampire Princess Miyu (OVA)
吸血姫美夕 (OVA)
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Notables: R1 License - AnimEigo
Vampire Princess Miyu. . . eternally 14, eternally gifted with the job to send the "shinma" back to the darkness from which they came. But what other mystery lies in her golden eyes?

[OVA, 1988/89, 4 episodes, 25 min; see also: Kyuuketsuki Miyu (TV)]
OverallArtAnimationCharacter Design MusicSeries StoryEpisode StoryReviewer
Rent 7 6 7 7 7 7 Ggultra2764 [series:124#1552]
This made for a decent quick watch. This OAV take on Vampire Princess Miyu features episodic cases where Miyu and her companion Larva become entangled with a Shinma threat and/or are observing the tragic developments of humans. The series is quite dark and somber in its mood depicting the dramatic developments of its characters and even has enough time to feature an episode focused on Miyu's past and what led her to become a hunter of Shinma. It does have some elements to its story which aren't explored such as details concerning Larva and the animation certainly shows its age with character designs and the washed-up scenery shots. I've heard of a the 1990s TV series reboot being made which should expand on what this OAV offered up. Otherwise if you're a fan of older anime titles, the Vampire Princess Miyu OAV is worth a definite look.

Last updated Tuesday, February 28 2012. Created Tuesday, February 28 2012.
Watch 8 7 8 7 5 8 Devil Doll [series:124#752]
[Score: 71% = Watch+. Recommended Fantasy/Horror animes: sola, Interlude]
While this short and compressed set of four OVA episodes obviously lacks enough space to develop a real story line (hence my low rating for this - I would love to have the relation between Miyu and this woman developed in more detail), it made me look forward to the TV series (that was produced 8 years later) to provide for that as well.
Miyu isn't about easy solutions, it is sad and depressing, and you can't easily put the characters into the 'good' or 'bad' drawers ... which gives this anime its unique quality. Yet, this is more like a canapé for the real show in Kyuuketsuki Miyu (TV).

Last updated Friday, June 06 2008. Created Sunday, June 08 2003.
Watch 9 8 6 7 8 7 Sesen Kelader [series:124#471]
To simply put the matter, the TV series is better. In the OVA Yamano Miyu acts less maturely than the one in the TV series, and is not so "mysterious." And for miscellaneous parts, in the TV series Larva can take off his mask with his own free will (and I like that a lot :) ) and is not "controlled" by Miyu. Moreover, he fights so violently in TV series with his nail(...) and Death scythe.
The OVA tried to compresses TV series' matter into four episodes, but I don't think they did it well.

Last updated Thursday, January 02 2003. Created Thursday, January 02 2003.
Buy 9 9 8 9 9 8 angelfury_13 [series:124#360]
This really suprised me. I didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I did. Wonderful, watch it if you like dark storylines. Hint- Everyone pure in this dies.

Last updated Wednesday, August 07 2002. Created Wednesday, August 07 2002.
Buy 10 10 10 10 Pai [series:124#196]
Ah, now this is quality entertainment. Vampires and anime, what a wonderful combo! The characters is beautiful, the music wonderful. I don't think I could say anything negative about this OAV. If you don't believe it's that good, at least rent it! You will not be sorry...

Last updated Wednesday, August 22 2001. Created Wednesday, August 22 2001.
Buy 10 9 10 8 10 10 dea ex machina [series:124#166]
This was the first anime I watched that got me "hooked" on anime (as opposed to thinking that it looked good without really liking much more than the aesthetics). I really love the atmosphere of this, as well as the uniqueness of the premise. The moral ambivalence of Miyu and her role is quite fascinating and stands out from your typical good vs. evil plot. Definitely a must see if you enjoy dark, atmospheric stories.

Last updated Monday, April 02 2001. Created Monday, April 02 2001.
Buy 8 8 10 9 10 7 Mark Clifton [series:124#126]
A wonderfully dark series! If you like an Anime that never has a happy ending, this one is for you! ^_^ By the way, Larva kicks ass!

Last updated Wednesday, January 24 2001. Created Wednesday, January 24 2001.
Buy 10 10 10 10 10 9 Wendi [series:124#43]
Kyuuketsuki Miyu is one of the best animes ever, in my opinion. The story is dark, haunting, and sad. It's my favorite! The first time I watched it was 5/6 yrs ago and I'm still hooked! You should definitely buy or rent it.

Last updated Sunday, May 28 2000. Created Sunday, May 28 2000.
Buy 8 8 9 9 9 8 o [series:124#15]
This is not your typical gothic vampire tale - oh no, add some traditional Japanese elements. No gore, just a dark atmosphere and a study of human nature with an interesting overall plot (despite necessary redundancy in each episode). Get the OAV.

Last updated Monday, September 13 1999. Created Monday, September 13 1999.
Buy 8 8 10 10 10 7 Tsuki [series:124#8]
The story of "Kyuuketsuki Miyu" was one of the first I watched and one of my favorites, even now. It goes into the supernatural of Japanese beliefs, and is very, very interesting, to say the least. If anything at all, watch it to see one of the most well known bishonen, Larva. ^_-*

Last updated Monday, September 06 1999. Created Monday, September 06 1999.

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