Rosario + Vampire is about a boy named Tsukune Aono who fails to get into to highschool and he is sent to another school called Youkai Academy which happens to be run by monsters. He meets a vampire called Moka Akashiya who becomes his friend, saves him from EVERY monster he meets and loves to suck his blood. Later on you meet other girls who fall in love with him.
The animation looks beautiful, the fight scene look great but a lot of points need to be taken off for the pantyshots EVERY 2 MINUTES It's all the time! other than that it all looks pretty good. But Mizore's ice hair can make up for that IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL!
There really isn't much to say on it. Some of the songs are pretty cute, voises are ok and all (a lot of them a great voise actors)
The characters are a little flat and often only do anything for the sake of the all mighty Tsukune. They also get a bit selfish at times but can also be crazy funny about it all. The best character to show this example is Mizore Shirayuki. She is really shy and is Tsukune's number 1 stalker and is sometimes kinda hard to hear. She had a really creat character introdution in the anime but seems to fall back after Tsukune helps her and she falls for him. Long sotry short the characters become quite bland after becoming his friend.
It isn't a completly horrible anime and can be worth the watch if you over look it's flaws, sometimes it gets really funny/dramatic. It has some very touching storylines and it's character designs can blow you away!
Tuniki little note!: I couldn't take Tsukune very seroiusly for a lot of the anime since his english voice actor also voices Watanuki from xxxHolic. So everytime they tried to be serious i couldn't stop picturing Watanuki XD
this was a great anime. i loved it. i really enjiy the idea of vamoires and werewolves and other creatures, and what made it more interesting is thast they made look SEXY! even though there really was no story and its just tsukune (whos human) going to a monster skool and the whole anime is just telling his life story, im sure any guy would want to have his life because he has 5 girls fighting over him. yea thats right 5! during the course of the show more and more come. of course he stars with one but as time passes he meets more and more they fall for him and the trick is only these girls kno that he is human. if the rest of the skool found out he was human he would be killed on the spot. i recomend watching it jus for laughs cuz it is hilarious it has great animation. hope you enjoy!
Rosario + Vampire (we'll just call it "Rosario") was a decent moe Anime. Cute girls of all types, the dimwitted guy, and school setting all work together to make a cliché but enjoyable Anime for both guys and girls.
The story is about a boy named Tsukune Aono who gets accepted into a private school full of demons disguised as humans. Of course, he doesn't know it's a school of demons at first. He quickly befriends Moka Akashiya, a bright and cheerful vampire with a taste for only Tsukune's blood. The two eventually work out a pact to keep Tsukune's human identity a secret, for if the school finds out that the's not a demon, he will be killed. The story goes on to reveal both characters' strengths and weaknesses as well as their real personalities. They meet more friends like the succubus Kurumu, the witch Yukari, and the ice woman demon (yuki-onna) Mizore. And when the characters are in a pinch, Tsukune often finds himself accidentally taking off the cross rosario around Moka's neck to reveal the sealed, true form of Moka Akashiya who is ruthless, cold, and powerful.
Though the story progresses smoothly, I know I was caught at times wondering why a few of the episodes were necessary. The first 'season' spans only thirteen episodes and one would think that within thirteen episodes, each episode would greatly impact the storyline overall. While there were character progression in the episodes, I feel they could have been intertwined into a better plot development.
It's also necessary to point out that this isn't a cliffhanger Anime. The end of most of the episodes are the end of that particular mini-story and you aren't waiting to finish a scene by watching another episode. I really appreciated this because I tend to end up watching a full season in one sitting thanks to cliffhangers. This Anime let me take breaks and come back to it the next day. It was an easy going Anime.
It was also easy for the eyes. It wasn't too flashy or too high paced. I also felt that the art was beautiful and cute. Men may find the women to be well drawn and well endowed (unless you're into the under-developed, in which case you have Yukari). Women may find the characters to be cute and lovable. It's not drawn to be all that sexual and it wasn't drawn to be a sappy romance Anime. I think the art style appeals to both genders quite well.
Couple the well done graphics with well done soundtrack and you have a decent Anime. The mood shifts often in each episode and whatever music they pair with the scene compliments each mood without a drastic change.
Speaking of mood shifts, I'd like to explain why there is such drastic mood shifts. The characters all have a very wide range of personalities. Even the characters on the side have very definitive personalities. Though the problems presented in each episode vary from trivial to life threatening, there's always a character to lighten the mood or make things serious.
Overall, Rosario was very well done. The comedy within it made it very entertaining even if the serious moments are too ridiculous to like. Each characters' personalities nearly guarantees that you will have a favorite character (I love Mizore). Each episode, even if not necessary to the storyline, is short and to the point. This Anime is just a nice 'feel-good' Anime to watch once in awhile when you're bored. The series as a whole is short and it really doesn't require you to invest a lot of time. I'd recommend this Anime to anyone who's stuck waiting between new episode releases of other Animes they may be currently watching.
Light and upbeat anime series. While the plot is simple, the different characters, introduced far apart, keep the story fresh. It is a typical harem series and uses a lot of ecchi. The animation is spectacular. I highly recommend Rosario to Vampire to any one who likes vampires, monsters, and lots of pretty girls.
"Side tracked from its original story and ended up being a half-baked series."
Before we begin, let me drill this into your mind. Fan service; Fan service; Fan service; Fan service; Fan service! That's the theme for this anime so don't start having high hopes for an amazing story or what not (at least nothing in comparison to the manga original). Rosario + Vampire, like many manga-to-anime adaptation series, made fans screamed with joy at first, but only to have their hopes and dreams shattered bit by bit as the anime progresses. It is true that the anime's story plot deviates from its origin, but it is also true that the artwork is astounding (the animation version of the characters look more attractive to me). So let us get into a deeper analysis of Rosario + Vampire.
The anime is considered pretty episodic (ie. standalone episodes) with a few exceptions near the end of the series. This goes parallel with its manga originals so it is nothing new to the readers. However, what is new is the extremely formulaic sequence in all episodes with an introduction to the "monster of the episode" (these monsters tend to get defeated and then become friends with the protagonists). Not only that, but the actual story coverage is also very minimal in the anime (only covered up to chapter 10 of the manga out of 40 chapters). But that is not to say it is all bad. In fact, certain portions of the story that were remade into anime were better planned (events flow smoother/made more logical sense) than the manga version. Overall, the story serve its purpose as an introduction to the Rosario + Vampire series.
Consistent animation quality throughout, beautifully animated characters, plus smooth transition from scene to scene, what more can you ask for? Gonzo, while not exactly known for extremely high quality animation (at least not at the level of KyotoAnimation), does indeed proved itself a worthy opponent to other studios in the industry.
OP and ED are both very enjoyable for me (I didn't skip them like I did for a lot of other anime). It should not be an annoyance to you either (I hope). As for seiyu, there are many talented and well known professionals to voice for our pretty girls (and boys). For instance, there is the cute Rie Kugimiya voicing for the "icy cold" Mizore, and Saeko Chiba voicing for the "very funny" Ruby.
I would like to bring the attention to Nana Mizuki who is the CV for our super hot/cute/pretty/gorgeous Moka and also the singer for the OP and ED of the series (and the singer for Capu2 as well). Nana is not only famous in the seiyu community, but is admired by all. She has an amazing ability to sing (even rivals those so-called "professional" singers) thanks to her powerful singing voice despite being a pretty tiny girl. She was also the winner of the “Best Musical Performance” award in the first Seiyu Awards. For those who have not yet experienced her excellent character voicing ability (and as a singer), I strongly suggest you give this series a try.
Aside from the fact that most character's hidden abilities were not included in the anime, the show did a pretty good job with the characters. Plenty of character developments and showing their inner feelings toward each other (especially near the end when certain secrets were discovered). In addition, the interaction between the many different types of monsters can be quite refreshing from the traditional harem-oriented anime.