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Kyuuketsuki Miyu
(Vampire Princess Miyu)

Episode 2: Tsugi no Eki de

Copyright: © 1997, Hirano Toshiki, Telebi Tokyo
Length: 25 minutes
Rating: NR, Suggested for Mature Audiences
Format: Original Japanese Dialogue (VHS, LD, DVD)


Strange sounds of a woman crying echoes through one of the subway stations spooking the station personnel. It seems that several beautiful, young women have disappeared while riding the last car of the train around Yashirozaka station.

Chisato, Yukari and Hisae approach Miyu and ask her to go out shopping with them. On there way into town, Hisae appears nervous being in the final car of the train bringing about talk of the recent disappearances of so many young women. All the women are said to have been young and beautiful. Could it be the work of another shinma?

capsule review:

The actual second episode, this episode was never aired on TV, and was released later with the integral DVD and LD releases in Japan. The original VHS release which follows the TV episodes has the third episode (Mori ga Yobu) as the second episode completely skipping this one.

This second episode starts with an interesting teaser which introduces the story concept.
- JYN, 2001.05.28

café rating (original japanese):


3 stars
[3 / 5] - We are introduced to 3 new characters in the form of Chisato, Yukari and Hisae. The story line itself is interesting and is quite plausible in reality. Despite being a monster a week episode, the story line behind it makes this a decent watch.


3 stars
[3 / 5] -


3 stars
[3 / 5] - The voice acting continues to be tolerable but subpar for Japanese efforts. At times the seiyuu sound bored, like they are reading their lines, or are generally out of character. It's not a great example of voice acting. I find that Chisato's character bothers me somewhat. Nagasawa Miki is a bit better at portraying the quiet and withdrawn Miyu.


2 stars
[2 / 5] - Some good detail although there are still alot of still pans here.


3 stars
[3 / 5] - Continues to suit the overall atmosphere well. Nicely melancholic although it could get dull if one's not careful.


[ N/A ] - Based on the original Japanese version.

Overall Rating:

3 stars
[3 / 5] - An interesting story although very much a "defeat the shinma" story line. The introduction of Chisato, Hisae and Yukari makes for some interesting new characters who it seems will be with us for a while.

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