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Shin-Kyuuketsuki Miyu
(New Vampire Princess Miyu)

TV Episode 12

Distributed by: Soeishinsha and Pony Canyon (Japan)
Length: 22 minutes
Rating: NR, parental guidance suggested
Format: Original Japanese dialog (VHS/LD)

Based on the manga by Kakinouchi Narumi.

[ plot summary ]

One of the escaped Shinma suddenly attacks Miyu without provocation or reason. What has caused the normally peaceful individual from a very remote and rural area to seek out the kanshishya (guardian) in her own realm? Larva, having wounded the attacking Shinma, notices a mark on the Shinma and decides that he must leave Miyu to investigate. What does Larva know about the attacking Shinma and why must he leave Miyu? Will Miyu let Larva leave her to investigate as he feels compelled? And what is this promise to which Miyu refers to?

[ capsule review ]

We get a little more character development in this episode especially as it pertains to Miyu and Larva's past. The story here is a little better than average for this series but is decidedly watered down compared to the OAV series. Likewise, the voice acting is a touch better showing some emotions but overall it still sounds either monotone, bored, or just uninterested. The main killer to this series would definitely be the direction and voice acting as the story here was half decent. However, when viewed in a very depressed or blue mood, the acting and story seem to improve greatly.

[ café rating ]

Original: Subbed: Dubbed:
Story: 3 stars N/A N/A
Direction: 2 stars N/A N/A
Acting: 2 stars N/A N/A
Animation: 3 stars N/A N/A
Music: 3 stars N/A N/A
Translation: N/A N/A N/A
Overall Rating: 3 stars N/A N/A

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