Tonari no Kyuuketsuki-san

Title:Tonari no Kyuuketsuki-san
Ms. vampire who lives in my neighborhood
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Notables: SASAHARA Yuu
Amano Akari, a member of the occult research club, finds herself lost and alone in the woods at night while investigating rumors of a strange girl. She meets Sophie Twilight, who makes no secret of the fact that she is a vampire, and can prove it. But in this case at least, a vampire isn't quite as terrifying and threatening as Akari had expected.

12 episodes
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Unevaluated Stretch [series:3599#628]
(Four episodes watched):

A vampire with a laptop computer--Sophie is a throughly modern vampire ("As a nocturnal person, I can't help watching late night anime"). She gets the blood she needs in a non-violent manner. This seemed like a fairly silly and fun show, no doubt based on lots of 4-koma cartoons. The jokes were modestly amusing, though I wondered if there are enough preconceptions about vampires waiting to be broken in order to keep it going for twelve episodes or so. Initially, Sophie would rather be left alone, but Akari basically moves in with her and with time Sophie realizes that having a friend has advantages. So, if I'm not imagining things, the characters have some feelings and don't just crack jokes incessantly. Still, the story isn't exactly moving; it is primarily about simple jokes, not friendship or learning lessons or anything like that. Over time the freshness of the situation wore off and I became tired. Like newspaper cartoons, the jokes are generally smile-funny rather than LOL-funny and not much of an interesting plot was coming together. So, when it came time to watch episode five, I instead decided to drop this show and move on.

Last updated Saturday, April 06 2019. Created Monday, October 22 2018.

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