Best 29 Vampire TV Anime Everyone Should Watch at Least Once

They are by far the best anime! We counts down the best anime to come out all the time, including the likes of Legend of Duo, Bloodivores, Tezuka Osamu no Don Dracula, and more!

29: Legend of Duo

Japanese: LEGEND OF DUO
MAL Score: 4.89
Type: TV
Episodes: 12

Synopsis

The fate of mankind is doomed in the early 21st century due to losing “purana,” an essence of living force supporting all life forms. Not willing to witness the extinction of mankind, a vampire named Duo disclosed the secret of purana to humans, saving the latter from destruction. However, just like Prometheus in Greek mythology got punished for bringing fire to mankind, Duo is punished for breaking the taboo. The vampire sent to punish him is Zieg, Duo’s best friend, or, more than the best friend.

(Source: ANN)

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28: Bloodivores

English: Bloodivores
Japanese: BLOODIVORES
MAL Score: 5.49
Type: TV
Episodes: 12

Synopsis

60 years ago, a strange case of insomnia struck the population, forcing them to stay awake for more than a full week. The victims, completely sleep deprived, all went mad. To cure this illness, a new medicine was produced, but the side effects turned the patients into vampires. Humanity went to war against this new species and triumphed, but some of the vampires managed to survive. Born from a Human and a Vampire, the main character Mi Liu, “The Child of Hope,” is to represent the new hope that will connect the two species. Ringleader of a bank robbery, Mi Liu is arrested and transferred to a special prison of the National Defense Agency that monitors Vampires. Trying to break free with Anji, Mi Liu is attacked by strange monsters and he finds out that the prison location corresponds to the birthplace of Vampires, the old capital “Blue Town.” Why are Vampires trapped in Blue Town? What are those strange monsters attacking them? Our heroes must fight to solve those mysteries.

(Source: Emon via ANN)

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27: Tezuka Osamu no Don Dracula

Japanese: 手塚治虫のドン ドラキュラ
MAL Score: 6.09
Type: TV
Episodes: 8

Synopsis

After living in Transylvania for several years, “Earl Dracula” (as Osamu Tezuka’s official website calls him in English) has moved to Japan. In the Nerima Ward of Tokyo, he and his daughter, Chocola, and faithful servant Igor have taken up residence in an old-Western style house.

While Chocola attends Junior High School, Earl Dracula is desperate to drink the blood of beautiful virgin women; an appropriate meal for a vampire of his stature. However, each night that Earl Dracula goes out on the prowl he finds himself getting involved in some kind of disturbance which leads to him causing various trouble for the local residents. With nobody in Japan believing in vampires, his very presence causes trouble amongst the people in town.

26: Hipira-kun

Japanese: ヒピラくん
MAL Score: 6.09
Type: TV
Episodes: 10

Synopsis

In the city of Salta, a place where the sun never shines, a community of vampires lives. Hipira is a little vampire who lives the life of a typical boy, attending school and dealing with bullies along the way. However, he also has a soft spot for exploring, playing pranks on others and having grand adventures! Whether he’s befriending a human soul, scaring his neighbours by pretending day has come or encountering giant frogs and aliens, Hipira is always getting himself into and out of trouble.

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25: Blade

English: Blade
Japanese: ブレイド
MAL Score: 6.23
Type: TV
Episodes: 12

Synopsis

The story revolves around Blade, a “Daywalker” vampire hunter who was born with vampire and human blood after a vampire attacked his mother. While visiting Japan on a mission, Blade tracks down Deacon Frost, the vampire who killed his mother. Blade confronts “Existence,” a mysterious organization composed of vampires modified by Frost.

(Source: ANN)

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24: Phantom in the Twilight

Japanese: ファントム イン ザ トワイライト
MAL Score: 6.42
Type: TV
Episodes: 12

Synopsis

Set in modern day London, the story takes place in a world where “Shadows” are born from human fear and anxiety. A young girl arrives to study abroad, only to be caught in a bizarre incident as she enters university. In a city with no acquaintances, the helpless girl wanders into “Café Forbidden,” a mysterious café that exclusively opens at midnight. She meets an assortment of handsome men employed at the café, where guardians who protect the boundary between humans and shadow convene.

(Source: MAL News)

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23: Master Mosquiton ’99

English: Master of Mosquiton ’99
Japanese: マスターモスキートン’99
MAL Score: 6.51
Type: TV
Episodes: 26

Synopsis

Catholic schoolgirl Inaho discovers that a vampire, Mosquiton, is feeding off of her classmates. So she stakes him, but he is revived after her blood comes in contact with the his remains. Mosquiton becomes her slave and also a history teacher. Together, along with Yuuki and Honou, the unlikely duo have many escapades and adventures. One of Inaho’s main goals is to find the mythical O-Part to make some money!

(Source: AnimeNfo)

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22: Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi

English: A Dark Rabbit has Seven Lives
Japanese: いつか天魔の黒ウサギ
MAL Score: 6.57
Type: TV
Episodes: 12

Synopsis

Taito has been really sleepy lately, and keeps dreaming of a female vampire who says she has given him her “poison.” Sometimes he even thinks he hears her voice when he’s awake. But after surviving an accident that should have killed him, Taito’s world changes drastically and he realizes that his dreams are more real than he thought.

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21: Wild Arms: Twilight Venom

English: Wild Arms
Japanese: ワイルドアームズ トワイライトヴェノム
MAL Score: 6.65
Type: TV
Episodes: 22

Synopsis

This anime is based on a playstation game under the same title. The story is about four people who travel the desolated land of Filgaea and carve themselves a legendary story while they’re at it. These adventurers are Sheyenne Rainstorm, a gunslinger who holds the legendary weapon called ARMs; Kiel Aromax, a scientist who looks like he should be carrying a sword; Roleta Oratorio the Crest Sorceress, a magic-user who uses cards called Crests to cast spells; and Mirabelle Graceland, one of the Noble Red, which are a family of vampiric creatures who live alongside human beings They also travel with cute little intelligent furry things, from the Popepi Pipepo Tribe, named Isaac and Jerusha.

(Source: AniDB)

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20: Nyanpire The Animation

Japanese: にゃんぱいあ The Animation
MAL Score: 6.67
Type: TV
Episodes: 12

Synopsis

A heartwarming story about a stray black cat, who was given blood from a vampire. He was taken in by a girl called Misaki and started to live with her. Nyanpire’s favorite phrase is “Give me blood nya.”

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19: Tenshi ni Narumon!

English: I’m Gonna Be an Angel!
Japanese: 天使になるもんっ!
MAL Score: 6.70
Type: TV
Episodes: 26

Synopsis

Yuusuke was just a normal kid going to high school. Then one day, the cute and behaloed Noelle fell, quite literally, into his life, naked as a baby and every bit as innocent. Before he can even fathom what’s just happened, Yuusuke is inducted into a rather odd family of otherworldly beings.

Papa is a Frankenstein monster with a taste for calisthenics. Mama is a gorgeous lady with a penchant for “round objects” — really! The eldest sister, Sara, is literally invisible; the brother, Gabriel, is a teenage vampire with an attitude problem; and the youngest sister, Ruka, loves inventing things. There’s a disapproving Grandma, who’s a witch to the nth degree, and her vulture familiar. All Yuusuke wanted was for the beautiful Natsumi to even notice his attention, but now he has an angel-in-training to follow him wherever he goes. And Noelle, too, has a guide on her path to being an angel, the mysterious Michael.

(Source: AnimeNfo)

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18: Devils Line

English: Devils’ Line
Japanese: デビルズライン
MAL Score: 6.82
Type: TV
Episodes: 12

Synopsis

Vampires walk among society, existing as part of its underbelly. They do not require blood to survive, but extreme emotions can immensely increase their bloodlust, turning them into uncontrollable monsters. Tsukasa Taira, a 22-year-old university student, learns of the existence of vampires when her longtime friend reveals himself to be one of them after a tense confrontation with Yuuki Anzai—a human and vampire hybrid.

Her friend is arrested, and Tsukasa soon finds herself drawn to Anzai, who reluctantly reciprocates her feelings. However, this unconventional romance may prove too difficult to maintain, as Anzai struggles to contain the part of him that wishes to devour Tsukasa.

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17: Servamp

English: SERVAMP
Japanese: SERVAMP(サーヴァンプ)
MAL Score: 6.91
Type: TV
Episodes: 12

Synopsis

Mahiru Shirota firmly believes that simple is best and troublesome things should be avoided at all costs. It is troublesome to do nothing and regret it later—and this ideology has led the 15-year-old to pick up a stray cat on his way home from school. As he affectionately names the feline Kuro, little does he know that this chance meeting will spark an extraordinary change in his everyday life.

One day, Mahiru returns home to find something quite strange: a mysterious young man he has never seen before. His subsequent panic results in the uninvited guest being exposed to sunlight and—much to Mahiru’s shock—transforming into Kuro! Upon revealing himself as a mere lazy shut-in vampire, Kuro promises to leave once night falls. However, one disaster after another leads to Mahiru accidentally forming a contract with his new freeloader, dragging him into a life-threatening battle of supernatural servants and bloodthirsty beings that is anything but simple.

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16: Night Walker: Mayonaka no Tantei

English: Nightwalker: The Midnight Detective
Japanese: Night Walker -真夜中の探偵-
MAL Score: 6.94
Type: TV
Episodes: 12

Synopsis

Shido Tatsuhiko is not only a private eye… he is also a vampire with no real memory of his past. Joined by Yayoi Matsunaga, a female government agent, Riho Yamazaki, an orphaned teenage girl working as his girl Friday and Guni, a little green imp, Shido must face demonic creatures known as Nightbreed. Meanwhile, Cain, the vampire who made him what he is now, is seeking him…

(Source: ANN)

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15: Vampire Knight

English: Vampire Knight
Japanese: ヴァンパイア騎士〈ナイト〉
MAL Score: 6.95
Type: TV
Episodes: 13

Synopsis

The cheerful Yuuki Cross and the gruff Zero Kiryuu are members of the disciplinary committee at Cross Academy, which houses two very distinct classes: the Day Class and the Night Class. Their job consists of upholding order between the classes when they switch out. While that may not seem like an especially difficult task, the Day Class is unaware of the truth behind the Night Class—their utterly gorgeous students are vampires.

Ten years ago, Yuuki was saved from a vampire attack by Kaname Kuran, a Pureblood vampire. Now, Kaname is the leader of the Night Class, and Yuuki’s disciplinary committee position allows her to see him again, making her feelings for him grow complicated. Meanwhile, Zero bears a white-hot hatred of all vampires and believes they can never live in harmony with humans. But a secret from Zero’s past soon threatens the fragile peace of all at the academy, and things may never be the same again.

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14: Tsukuyomi: Moon Phase

English: Tsukuyomi: Moon Phase
Japanese: 月詠 MOON PHASE
MAL Score: 6.98
Type: TV
Episodes: 25

Synopsis

Freelance photographer Kouhei Morioka is traveling to a castle in Germany to take photos of paranormal activity for his friend Hiromi Anzai, editor of an occult magazine. Upon entering the castle, he’s confronted by a young girl in a white dress and cat ears who calls herself Hazuki. She takes a keen interest in Kouhei and offers him a kiss, but she instead reveals herself to be a vampire, sucks his blood, and turns him into her slave.

Much to Hazuki’s dismay, however, Kouhei is unaffected by her bite. Hoping to escape the castle and her possessive butler Vigo, Hazuki instead forces Kouhei to help her. With the help of his powerful exorcist cousin Seiji Midou, the two make it out safely. Finally free, Hazuki flees to Japan in search of her mother. Not long after Kouhei returns home, he discovers Hazuki has nested in his home, where he reluctantly allows her to stay. Meanwhile, other vampires set out to find the missing Hazuki.

Equal parts gothic and adorable, Tsukuyomi: Moonphase is a charming and mystical story where two unlikely allies form a unique bond in an attempt to defy a society of immortals.

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13: Kaibutsu Oujo

English: Princess Resurrection
Japanese: 怪物王女
MAL Score: 7.00
Type: TV
Episodes: 25

Synopsis

When Hiro Hiyorimi tries to save a beautiful young woman from certain death, he ends up a dead hero himself! However, since the drop-dead girl is Hime, daughter of the King of the Monsters, his “reward” is to come back as a not-quite-living soldier in her honor guard of horror! That means helping fight off the army of supernatural monstrosities Hime’s siblings are unleashing against her in hopes of moving up the ladder of succession.

And if facing off with vampires and zombies isn’t bad enough, how can anyone be prepared for the REALLY weird ones, like were-sharks, pandas and killer dumplings? This sure as hell isn’t the afterlife Hiro was hoping for, but the really sad part is that Hime is the good girl in all of this… or at least as close to good as you can come when you’re on the wrong side of the gates of hell!

(Source: RightStuf)

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12: Dance in the Vampire Bund

English: Dance in the Vampire Bund
Japanese: ダンスインザヴァンパイアバンド
MAL Score: 7.03
Type: TV
Episodes: 12

Synopsis

On live television, Mina Tepes, the ruler of all vampires, reveals the existence of her species to the world and states her plan to build a sanctuary in Japan for vampires, called the Vampire Bund. Using her family’s wealth to pay off the nation’s debt, they have agreed to let her build this safe-haven for her fellow creatures of the night. But not everyone is so easily swayed by Mina’s influence, as her announcement brings about conflict with humans who believe that the queen’s quest for peace is a fa?ade.

Akira Kaburagi does not believe in vampires and gets uneasy whenever they are brought up, although he has yet to realize why. Apart from suffering a head injury a year ago, he lives on blissfully until he meets Mina. She triggers within him memories of a life he had long forgotten, and he soon begins protecting her without understanding why. But Akira’s secret is far stranger than he could have ever thought possible—he discovers that he is a werewolf, sworn from birth to protect the vampire queen, even if it costs him his life. Now, as these two dance a rondo of death in the Vampire Bund, Mina and Akira find out just how deep their bond goes.

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11: Yami no Matsuei

English: Descendants of Darkness
Japanese: 闇の末裔
MAL Score: 7.05
Type: TV
Episodes: 13

Synopsis

Even after death, life is full of paperwork and criminals. Tsuzuki Asato is a 26 year old, happy-go-lucky, and dorky shinigami (god of death) whose job is to makes sure that those who are dead remain dead and stay in their proper realms. Even though he’s had this job for over 70 years, he is in the worst division with horrible pay. He also has a knack for not keeping partners (since shinigami work in pairs), but now he seems to have one that will stick around; stubborn, smart-mouthed, serious and defensive 16 year old, Kurosaki Hisoka. With each case they investigate, they come closer to the conspiracies of the serial killer Dr. Muraki Kazutaka. Tsuzuki’s relationship with Hisoka is growing stronger and closer…but there is a dark past to how Tsuzuki died that will not give him peace.

(Source: ANN)

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10: Tonari no Kyuuketsuki-san

English: Ms. vampire who lives in my neighborhood.
Japanese: となりの吸血鬼さん
MAL Score: 7.09
Type: TV
Episodes: 12

Synopsis

Rumors tell about an ageless girl who only comes out at night, living in a mansion in the middle of the forest. Some say that she is a living doll with a soul. Upon hearing these rumors, Akari Amano seeks out this girl, only to find herself lost as she treks through the woods amidst the darkness.

A vampire named Sophie Twilight saves her, turning out to be the rumored girl. However, unlike the vampires told in myths, Sophie does not attack humans and instead orders her blood online. Akari instantly becomes charmed with her doll-like appearance and proceeds to abruptly move in with her, thus starting their life together.

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9: Black Blood Brothers

English: Black Blood Brothers
Japanese: ブラック ブラッド ブラザーズ
MAL Score: 7.12
Type: TV
Episodes: 12

Synopsis

Ten years after the Holy War in Hong Kong, Mochizuki Jirou, aka the Silver Blade, and the lone hero who fought and defeated the Kowloon Children despite the loss of his lover, returns to Japan with his young brother, Mochizuki Kotarou. The two quickly discover that the Kowloon Children who survived the Holy War are seeking to infiltrate the “Special Zone”, a thriving city protected by an invisible barrier that will not allow Kowloon Children entrance, unless they’re invited. Red Bloods refers to the humans; Black Bloods are the vampires, and the Mochizuki Brothers are Old Blood, the last descendants of an elite clan of vampires. When Kotarou is abducted by one of the Kowloon Children, Jirou has no choice but to fight once more.

(Source: ANN)

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8: Tokimeki Tonight

Japanese: ときめきトゥナイト
MAL Score: 7.16
Type: TV
Episodes: 34

Synopsis

The main character, Ranze, is a junior high girl with troubles: her father is a vampire and her mother is a werewolf. Ranze has yet to manifest her supernatural powers, and her parents are beginning to get worried she might be normal. So begins the fantasy romantic comedy story.

(Source: ANN)

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7: Vampire Knight: Guilty

English: Vampire Knight: Guilty
Japanese: ヴァンパイア騎士〈ナイト〉Guilty
MAL Score: 7.16
Type: TV
Episodes: 13

Synopsis

When the missing Zero Kiryuu returns to Cross Academy, Yuuki Cross is relieved to see him safe, but finds that Zero has changed in more ways than one. As a result of choices he made, Zero is plagued by visions, and he seeks to uncover the reason behind them—unaware that the answers may be much closer than he thinks.

Soon Yuuki also begins to be tormented by ghastly hallucinations, and she seeks an explanation about her shrouded past from the only one who can provide clarity: Pureblood vampire Kaname Kuran, who is closest to her heart. But what will happen when the truth is finally revealed?

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6: Trinity Blood

English: Trinity Blood
Japanese: トリニティ ブラッド
MAL Score: 7.31
Type: TV
Episodes: 24

Synopsis

Following Armageddon, an apocalyptic war, mankind faces yet another menace: vampires. The continuous confrontations between the races have split the world into separate factions. The race of vampires, Methuselah, are affiliated with the New Human Empire; whereas the humans, deemed Terrans by the vampires, make up the Vatican Papal State. Furthermore, extremist groups like the Rosenkreuz Order strive to rekindle a war, despite the factions’ attempts to avoid direct conflict.

To combat terrorist organizations, the Vatican has implemented the AX unit. Led by Cardinal Caterina Sforza, the AX agents investigate vampire-related disturbances with hopes that the Terrans and the Methuselah will one day achieve peaceful coexistence. Amongst the AX unit is priest Abel Nightroad—a seemingly disoriented but gentle-hearted fellow who is a fierce vampire slayer on the battlefield. Joining the unit as his partner is agent Sister Esther Blanchett, a brave and gentle young nun troubled with a tragic past.

As the two grow closer, they begin to uncover signs of malicious schemes and dark forces working in the shadows. But the path they walk is riddled with misfortune that might just force them to confront the memories that plague their hearts.

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5: JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (TV)

English: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
Japanese: ジョジョの奇妙な冒険
MAL Score: 7.96
Type: TV
Episodes: 26

Synopsis

In 1868, Dario Brando saves the life of an English nobleman, George Joestar. By taking in Dario’s son Dio when the boy becomes fatherless, George hopes to repay the debt he owes to his savior. However Dio, unsatisfied with his station in life, aspires to seize the Joestar house for his own. Wielding an Aztec stone mask with supernatural properties, he sets out to destroy George and his son, Jonathan “JoJo” Joestar, and triggers a chain of events that will continue to echo through the years to come.

Half a century later, in New York City, Jonathan’s grandson Joseph Joestar discovers the legacy his grandfather left for him. When an archeological dig unearths the truth behind the stone mask, he realizes that he is the only one who can defeat the Pillar Men, mystical beings of immeasurable power who inadvertently began everything.

Adapted from the first two arcs of Hirohiko Araki’s outlandish manga series, JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken follows the many thrilling expeditions of JoJo and his descendants. Whether it’s facing off with the evil Dio, or combatting the sinister Pillar Men, there’s always plenty of bizarre adventures in store.

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4: Bakemonogatari

English: Bakemonogatari
Japanese: 化物語
MAL Score: 8.35
Type: TV
Episodes: 15

Synopsis

Koyomi Araragi, a third-year high school student, manages to survive a vampire attack with the help of Meme Oshino, a strange man residing in an abandoned building. Though being saved from vampirism and now a human again, several side effects such as superhuman healing abilities and enhanced vision still remain. Regardless, Araragi tries to live the life of a normal student, with the help of his friend and the class president, Tsubasa Hanekawa.

When fellow classmate Hitagi Senjougahara falls down the stairs and is caught by Araragi, the boy realizes that the girl is unnaturally weightless. Despite Senjougahara’s protests, Araragi insists he help her, deciding to enlist the aid of Oshino, the very man who had once helped him with his own predicament.

Through several tales involving demons and gods, Bakemonogatari follows Araragi as he attempts to help those who suffer from supernatural maladies.

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3: Owarimonogatari

English: Owarimonogatari
Japanese: 終物語
MAL Score: 8.46
Type: TV
Episodes: 12

Synopsis

A peculiar transfer student named Ougi Oshino has just arrived at Naoetsu Private High School. She is quickly introduced to senior student Koyomi Araragi by their mutual friend Kanbaru Suruga, in hopes of obtaining advice regarding a strange discovery she has made. After taking a look at the school’s layout, Ougi notices that a classroom has appeared in an otherwise empty area—a place that should not exist.

Unsure if this is the work of an apparition, Araragi and Ougi attempt to unravel the truth behind this enigma. But Araragi soon discovers, after finding himself locked in with Ougi, that the room holds the memory of an event he had long since forgotten.

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2: Monogatari Series: Second Season

English: Monogatari Series: Second Season
Japanese: 〈物語〉シリーズ セカンドシーズン
MAL Score: 8.78
Type: TV
Episodes: 26

Synopsis

Apparitions, oddities, and gods continue to manifest around Koyomi Araragi and his close-knit group of friends: Tsubasa Hanekawa, the group’s modest genius; Shinobu Oshino, the resident doughnut-loving vampire; athletic deviant Suruga Kanbaru; bite-happy spirit Mayoi Hachikuji; Koyomi’s cutesy stalker Nadeko Sengoku; and Hitagi Senjogahara, the poignant tsundere.

Monogatari Series: Second Season revolves around these individuals and their struggle to overcome the darkness that is rapidly approaching. A new semester has begun and with graduation looming over Araragi, he must quickly decide the paths he will walk, as well as the relationships and friends that he’ll save. But as strange events begin to unfold, Araragi is nowhere to be found, and a vicious tiger apparition has appeared in his absence. Hanekawa has become its target, and she must fend for herself—or bow to the creature’s perspective on the feebleness of humanity.

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1: Owarimonogatari 2nd Season

English: Owarimonogatari Second Season
Japanese: 終物語
MAL Score: 8.91
Type: TV
Episodes: 7

Synopsis

Following an encounter with oddity specialist Izuko Gaen, third-year high school student Koyomi Araragi wakes up in a strange, deserted void only to be greeted by a joyfully familiar face in an alarmingly unfamiliar place.

Araragi, with the help of his girlfriend Hitagi Senjougahara, maneuvers through the webs of his past and the perplexities of the present in search of answers. However, fate once again delivers him to the eccentric transfer student Ougi Oshino, who brings forth an unexpected proposal that may unearth the very foundation to which he is anchored. As Araragi peels back the layers of mystery surrounding an apparition, he discovers a truth not meant to be revealed.

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Did YOUR favorite anime make the cut? Let us know in the comments below!

1. Owarimonogatari 2nd Season
2. Monogatari Series: Second Season
3. Owarimonogatari
4. Bakemonogatari
5. JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (TV)
6. Trinity Blood
7. Tokimeki Tonight
8. Vampire Knight: Guilty
9. Black Blood Brothers
10. Tonari no Kyuuketsuki-san
11. Yami no Matsuei
12. Dance in the Vampire Bund
13. Kaibutsu Oujo
14. Tsukuyomi: Moon Phase
15. Vampire Knight
16. Night Walker: Mayonaka no Tantei
17. Servamp
18. Devils Line
19. Tenshi ni Narumon!
20. Nyanpire The Animation
21. Wild Arms: Twilight Venom
22. Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi
23. Master Mosquiton ’99
24. Phantom in the Twilight
25. Blade
26. Tezuka Osamu no Don Dracula
27. Hipira-kun
28. Bloodivores
29. Legend of Duo

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