Dance in the Vampire Bund

Season 1 Episode 5

Shadow of the Vampire

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Aired Unknown Feb 04, 2010 on
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Mina and Yuki have a falling out regarding Akira when they are paired together during home economics class. Meanwhile, the disappearance of President Shinonome causes problems for Akira when the Student Council receives proof that vampires are responsible. Mina has problems of her own to deal with when it emerges that the Prime Minister plans to dissolve Parliament and reject her plans for the formation of the Bund forcing her to take drastic action.moreless

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  • Mina Tepes, vampire and apprentice cook. Fail immiment.

    7.5
    I'm really getting a Bakemonogatari-esque experience from this anime. For example, the quick cuts of angles with only slight animation involved, to the facial expression and object close-ups, to the use of simple shadows... even tilted faces. Of course, I don't see or hear the level of quality Bakemonogatari offered, their strange scene replacements aside.



    It's pretty interesting seeing a very close tie between the politics and action to the school life Mina and Akira have together. I like the parallel development with both conflict and resolution. Also, scenes with foreshadowing keep me very interested and not stuck thinking about the staff putting it there for the sake for... well, having an anime.



    Animation was a little mixed. The action/battle scenes were lovely, with mandatory shadowing for the background of vampire introductions. The politics invoke a cold, static atmosphere, and the school-life hint of slice-of-life.



    Mina Tepes's character both in design and performance is impressive. Her transformation into a political monster who is also a creepy vampire, complete with formal speech... very cool.



    Highlights:

    - Cooking scene was funny.

    - Candy-throwing girl's entrance. Her cheerful behavior is pretty charming.

    - The naked scene at the end was a little random and... awkward. If that's what they were going for, then it worked. Awkward...



    Creepy and awkward episode calls for a 7.0, + 0.5 for cliffhanger devices. 7.5 total.moreless
Chiwa Saito

Chiwa Saito

Yuki Saegusa

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Yu Kobayashi

Yu Kobayashi

Meiren

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Akeno Watanabe

Akeno Watanabe

Nerra

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