Dance in the Vampire Bund approaches a rather "abused" genre and mythology in a new way. Taking ideas from movies such as Underworld, Dracula and Van Helsing, makes Dance in the Vampire Bund certainly feel like a cinematic experience. The composition of colors and excellent editing made an anime series seem like an actual animated movie.
Accompanied by excellent voice acting by young voice talent Aoi Yuuki (Mina Tepes) and veterans Yuichi Nakamura (Akira Kaburagi) and Chiwa Saitou (Yuki Saegusa) the script succeeds at giving life to an otherwise lifeless manga tale.
Great 3D use of animation and drawing gives the story a more dynamic feel as enviroments come alive. Followed by a skilled mood setting and music, you get pulled through the episodes, leaving you hungry for the next one. Sadly with only twelve episodes to spare and a special seventh episode, the story is given a small playground to unfold unto. The suspence is kept high and the quality never fails. While some of the plot develops on campus of the academy, it is merely one of many locations in which the story plays out. Ranging from a TV studio and all the way to The Bund, the locations in use are never picked without reason.
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