Although Toshihiro Hirano (Magic Knight Rayearth) directed these broadcast episodes, they lack the panache of the earlier OAVs; both were based on the manga created by his wife, Narumi Kakinouchi. This version of Miyu is less aloof; she enrolls in a Tokyo school and makes a few friends. Larva is more of a companion than a servant, and his mask conceals the face of a bishonen (beautiful boy). He and Miyu are joined by Shina, a spirit who resembles a cross between a rabbit and a Pokémon Clefairy. As the Protector, Miyu battles Shinma, evil spirits that attack humans, but the many episodes suggest she isn't particularly effective at the job she's destined to fulfill. In one episode, a Shinma uses a thug as an assassin; Miyu calmly remarks, "It's not really my concern how many people you have him kill." In "Your House," she destroys a cat-Shinma only after it's caused four deaths, and she gives several victims a fatal eternal happiness with her bite.
Two extended storylines frame the shorter stories. One pits Miyu against the snow demon-Shinma Reiha and her obnoxious talking doll Matzukaze; the second involves the evil bird-demons who are determined to destroy Miyu. Although Miyu's childhood experiences link the two plots, neither achieves a coherent resolution. The limited-edition boxed set includes a soundtrack CD and a charm like the ones Miyu and her friend Chisato carry. (Unrated but suitable for ages 16 and older: considerable violence, nudity, grotesque imagery, suggested lesbianism and incest) --Charles Solomon
OK! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! I've wanted to buy this complete series forever now,but every time I check in to see if there is a copy for sale,there never is one. Read morePublished on Sept. 8 2009 by Alain Bourassa
This is quite good and to be honest I kinda liked Miyu and Reiha but this anime was one of the best with breathtaking music , I would recommend this to someone with good tastes in... Read morePublished on Oct. 24 2003 by Jason Williams
This is one of most interesting anime series ever.
Its about a girl from an unsealed bloodline of vampire demons whos job is to protect earth from any demon that might escape... Read more
I thought that the anime in the DVDs is very good and anime fans would enjoy whatching it. Although the episodes contain alot of unnessisary violence and a very repetitive plot. Read morePublished on Jan. 5 2003