As a spiritualist, Himiko investigates events of the strange and paranormal. While dealing with an exorcism of a child, she encounters Miyu, a child-like vampire who sends stray Shinma, demons, into the night. The Vampire Princess Miyu OVAs follow Himiko as she tries to track down Miyu and discover her secrets... but does she have other motives?
At Count D's pet shop, you can acquire any form of animal, from an ordinary canary, to more.. "exotic" creatures. Made to sign a contract before purchase, Count D claims no "responsibility for actions incurred" if the purchaser does not follow its instructions completely, as results can be fatal. Patrons of this shop are able to get the rarest of creatures, but often, their purchases are coupled with demons from their past that won't go away easily.
Both of these OVA's episodes are comprised of self-contained character studies that repeatedly show a general corruption of the human soul. Both have fairly unimpressive animation, but make up for this with clever writing and the natural appeal of the macabre.
Both Pet Shop and Miyu are dark gloomy OVAs in which the themes are somewhat comparable. If you liked one you should sniff up the atmosphere in the other one as well.
In world where flesh-eating monsters roam the streets, only one organization has the means to save civilization from annihilation: Red Shield, a specially-organized unit designed to fight these monsters, and the only weapon that can destroy them: Saya. Awakened from a 30-year sleep, Saya is thrust into a modern world which she has no memories of, and is troubled by a past filled only with bloodshed and sadness. With the undying love and support of her family and friends, she struggles to gain the strength to move forward and regain the pieces of her shattered memories.
Miyu and Blood+ definitely keep you on the edge. They have excellent fighting scenes and revolve around a young woman who is trying to fight for the good side, and has someone she relies on. They have a good style and are not too old-fashioned; you'll also love the character development in both of them. If you enjoy action, adventure and a little bit of romance you definitely need to watch these.
Miyu and Saya are both fighting they're own kind to protect or keep the world in order. They differ on fighting methods, Saya uses swordsmenship/her blood and Miyu uses her fire and her servent/protector Larva. These animes are both action packed and deal with vampires. Anyone and everyone who loves vamps has to watch it!
Yakumo was just a normal boy... until he died in a tragic accident. Now, resurrected by the last of a race of powerful creatures, he has become her Wu, an immortal servant. Together, they must battle against Benares, the all-powerful Wu of the dark lord Shiva. What dark secrets from Pai's past will this battle unearth?
These two supernatural OVAs are short, but what they lack in length they make up for in story. 3x3 Eyes seems to go along at a faster pace, but both of these shows are similar in themes and their way of combining the everyday with the supernatural. Fans of one would find the other just as appealing.
In the time of the Vietnam War, an American military base in Japan is plagued with a rash of killings whose assailant is unknown. Enter Saya, a mysterious young woman who happens to be the last of the vampire race, and has been charged by her government agency employer to investigate the sinister killings. With demons and creatures abounding, Saya must infiltrate a school to put a stop to the bloodshed -- unless the monsters get to her first...
In the lush fantasy world of Earthsea, dragons and humans no longer live together as one due to the greed of humanity. It is in this world that the young Prince Arren lives – a young man who is dejected, tormented, and afraid of the ultimate goal of life: death. After killing his father and stealing an heirloom sword forged by magic, Arren sets forth with his trusty steed into the unknown countryside, experiencing the joys and darkness of mankind. Along with the powerful mage Sparrowhawk, an unlikely friend and his own personal angst, Arren must rediscover his desire to live while evil forces threaten his precious life's existence.