Ms. Vampire who lives in my neighborhood is a twelve episode animated adaptation of the manga by Amatou. The anime was produced by Studio Gokumi and AXsiZ, directed by Noriyaki Akitaya and written by Tatsuya Takahashi.
Ms. Vampire who lives in my neighborhood aired during the autumn 2018 season of anime, and is available to watch on Crunchyroll.As tends to be the case for these things, Ms. Vampire who lives in my neighborhood. focuses on a central group of four characters; two humans and two vampires. The first human introduced is Akari Amano. She absolutely adores dolls, and chases after a rumour of a doll-like girl. That leads her to meeting Sophie Twilight, who is a vampire.
As it turns out, vampires have a lot of time on their hands, so Sophie is an otaku.Due to Sophie’s doll-like appearance, Akari becomes infatuated with her and decides to move in to Sophie’s house. Akari’s infatuation is fairly one-sided, but Sophie does find herself having more fun when Akari has moved in.
The other human character from the main four is Hinata Natsuki, Akari’s best friend. Hinata has feelings for Akari, but can never bring herself to act on them. Needless to say, seeing Akari become closer to Sophie gives her mixed feelings.
The second vampire introduced is Ellie, a long time acquaintance of Sophie’s. However, having slumbered for one hundred years, she is a little behind when it comes to the modern age. As far as she knows, humans and vampires cannot get on.
Meeting Akari and Hinata soon has Ellie realising otherwise, but her inability to deal with technology is a different story.Part of Ms. Vampire who lives in my neighborhood.‘s charm is the way it handles most vampire tropes. Both Sophie and Ellie need to drink blood, but rather than taking it from humans, Sophie orders it from online and keeps a store in her fridge. The vampires don’t have reflections, which makes applying makeup an interesting experience, and they need permission to enter someone’s house. Running water is also a problem, and there is no way that Sophie or Ellie can step out into direct sunlight.
You’ll also find some pop culture references – one episode called ‘Interview with the Vampire’ being one of the more obvious ones.
Often the vampire tropes are played for laughs, and successfully so.
As seen in the screenshots above, there is plenty of yuri to be found here. You’ve got Akari’s infatuation with Sophie, Hinata being in love with Akari, Ellie doesn’t hide her preferences for young women… there’s a whole list that goes on and on. Not to mention two side characters who are practically a couple.
If you enjoy vampires – particularly cute ones at that – having cute interactions with cute girls. then Ms. Vampire who lives in my neighborhood has definitely got you covered there.
Cute vampires, a great sense of humour and plenty of yuri. Ms. Vampire who lives in my neighborhood. is easily amongst the best cute girls doing cute things anime available.