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Dance in the Vampire Bund: Complete Series [Blu-ray + DVD]


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  • Format: Box set, DVD + Blu-ray, NTSC
  • Language: Japanese, English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region A/1
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Studio: Funimation
  • Release Date: June 21 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B004TP55J8
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #9,384 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)


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Format: Blu-ray
Dance in the Vampire Bund is quite an interesting series and it is not nearly as severe as Charles Solomon makes it out to be in his product description. I quite enjoyed it. Although I do agree it's not your typical anime series.

Right from the get go it becomes apparent that this is not another InuYasha or Naruto type series as it ponders the question - What would happen if the vampire race decided to come out of the shadows and establish their own nation in a corner of Japan? And the leader of the Vampire Nation is not another bloodsucking Count Dracula type character but what appears to be a pre-pubescent girl child? Who can be quite ruthless and mature as any leader must be; but quite touching and childlike at other times? The premise is quite intriguing.

Then couple this with a distinctly different style of animation that at times almost resembles an art house film with muted colours, or deliberate flare or out of focus scenes and it becomes quite obvious that this is something different. At first it was rather disconcerting and I actually thought that my BD's/DVD's were defective in spots; but no it's deliberately designed like that. Something like they did with Gankutsuou - The Count of Monte Christo a few years back; but not as bad. You do get used to it after the first few episodes and they do tone it down by the end of the series so don't let this turn you off. It's well worth watching!

As for the storyline, I quite enjoyed it. While it does have some very dark parts it doesn't really stretch out the angst like far too many anime series do. It's not a comedy yet they do have lighter moments so in this case, being only 12 episodes long may be a definite advantage.
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55 of 64 people found the following review helpful
Dance in the Vampire Bund April 4 2011
By D. Aiken - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Blu-ray
This series is an easy 4-41/2 stars for creativity,art,storyline and character developement. As I have another production version and not this particular product, I can only recommend the series but I am sure the product offered here should meet or surpass one's expectations.
This story is about a vampire queen looking for a safe homeland for vampires,the "good" ones willing to leave the general population alone,a place for those that chose not to engage in the vampire lifestyle by pulling out their fangs,etc. The adult queen has transformed her body into that of a 10-year-old because if she is of a mature age she must choose one of the three vampire family heads to marry and thus propetuate the vampire royal boodline. As she does not wish to lay down with any of them and wishes to,instead, spend her life with her chosen boyfriend,she refuses to show her mature body,which creates the tension for the storyline.
Her chosen one starts out the series as a teenager in a local highschool that has no memory of his history longer than a year ago. There is,of course, a girl that wishes to care for him,etc., but,unlike too many such storylines, this girl "matures" as the plot thickens, but,to tell more would give too much away. He,on the other hand,take forever to catch on to the multible romantics that begin to swirl around him. In other words,typical male behavior. His role in the storyline,however,is crucial to the plot.
The student body president,a female,is the principle player in a branch story that has a few surprises,especially with most anime series about students usually portraying student leaders as too stiff and unwilling/unable to mature or change. Most would,I think, will find the outcome of this sub-plot both surprising and not entirely unpleasant.
There is very limited fan service and nudity,in any form, is virtualy non-existant.
This is a very good series to get involved with and it remains up to the individual buyers if the product offered here is within their budget.
27 of 31 people found the following review helpful
Absolute Adoration For This Series! June 29 2011
By Kiara-hime - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Blu-ray
First off, I am female, though the name may suggest otherise XD Second, I am utterly in love with this series. It is heartfelt, beautiful, and witty, just like the main hero and heroine themselves. Now, anyone who says 'Oh, this is just child porn etc... etc...' is only seeing what they want to see. There is absolutely no sex with little kids in this. Sure, there's nudity but only a prude is offended by that. Now, those who have seen this will get on my case for the whole 'no sex with little kids' statement because of the character of Yuzuru but if you watch it you'll see how there is not any actual sex, just an age difference. The plot of the anime varries slightly from the manga but generally follows it very closely after the beginning. If you're looking for a sexy well-rounded series 'Dance in the Vampire Bund' is a must! Both the anime and the manga!!!!
36 of 44 people found the following review helpful
not the manga. but not bad. oh...and a loli alert. April 25 2011
By suburban dissident - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Blu-ray
a few quick points to know about this series to help gauge whether you want to watch it.

1. The anime is not the manga. so don't be disappointed. given the ongoing status of the manga series (which is highly entertaining) and the need to adapt for anime format, the story has undergone a few significant changes that give it more of a sense of resolution than the manga does. so know that you are watching a different story (and different style of art as well - looks more like Bakemonogatari than the manga).

2. While not the manga, the anime version is still quite entertaining and enjoyable. Dance, while certainly just another vampire story, does a good job mixing up the modern and the typical cast of mythical characters so that one doesn't feel like this is Blade redux. While not groundbreaking story work, i found myself pretty engrossed. the role of the Werewolves is pretty sweet.

3. as you can tell just from the cover (and more so from the opening credits), Dance plays up the loli theme pretty directly. While tame by other loli standards and not a deal breaker by any means, for those who might be uncomfortable with content of that sort, this would be good to note before investing in watching. I found it tolerable, though i had a few uncomfortable moments. and, generally, the content is pretty edgy. which is fine if you like that, but might be a turn-off if you don't.

overall, i recommend with the above warnings.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I love it Feb. 20 2013
By Angelo De Jonk - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
This also a cool animation Movie, it give the understanding of a Vampire, who has to go with hard ship of Love and Thirst
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A very good vampire show Feb. 15 2013
By eric - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
A vampire has been killing indiscreetly in japan now to stop him the princess of the vampires has brought her royal court of vampires and werewolves to japan to stop him in the process the world of darkness shown to everyone and that is the first episode.

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