Vampire Dormitory Reveals Main Key Visual, Airs April 7

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© Ema Toyama, KODANSHA/​"Vampire Dormitory" Production Committee

A new main key visual has been revealed for the upcoming Vampire Dormitory TV anime series, which begins broadcasting in Japan on April 7, 2024. 

The visual highlights the six main characters of the anime series, including main character Mito Yamamoto. 

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© Ema Toyama, KODANSHA/​”Vampire Dormitory” Production Committee

Nobuyoshi Nagayama (Ayaka, Smile Down the Runway, Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan) is directing the anime series, with Toko Machida (A Playthrough of a Certain Dude’s VRMMO Life, Smile Down the Runway) as screenwriter, and Naomi Tsuruta (NieR:Automata Ver1.1a Episode 7 co-animation director) as character designer. Studio Blanc is handling the animation production for the series. 

Crunchyroll has licensed the anime series for streaming in select English-speaking countries and territories. 

Meanwhile, the anime’s voice cast includes: 

  • • Kana Ichinose as Mito Yamamoto
  • • Shunichi Toki as Ruka Saotome
  • • Yuuichiro Umehara as Ren Nikaido
  • • Wataru Hatano as Komori
  • • Yuusuke Shirai as Takara Kagurazaka
  • • Yuuki Sakakihara as Juri

Ema Toyama’s original supernatural romance manga was first serialized in Kodansha’s Nakayoshi magazine on November 2, 2018. Twelve tankoubon volumes have been released as of November 2023, with a 13th volume due out on March 13, 2024. 

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© Ema Toyama, KODANSHA/​”Vampire Dormitory” Production Committee

The anime adaptation celebrates Nakayoshi’s 70th anniversary in publication and Touyama’s 20th anniversary as a manga creator. 

Kodansha USA releases the Vampire Dormitory manga in English, describing the synopsis as:

“I’ll do it! I’ll become your thrall!” A crossdressing girl and an obsessive vampire find themselves entangled in a dangerous relationship. A heart-pounding BL-esque romance drama from the award-winning Ema Toyama (Missions of Love, Aoba-kun’s Confessions)!

Mito, who has no family to rely on, lives on the streets, disguised as a boy. Ruka, a vampire, saves her from a perilous situation and makes her an offer: become his subservient thrall from which he can feed whenever he wants, and she can live with him — in the boys’ dorm. Because her very existence depends on her secret not being found out, every day is a new danger — to say nothing of that vampire! Meanwhile, Ruka, not knowing Mito’s a girl, dotes on her night and day in an attempt to ripen her “disgusting male blood,” but when real feelings develop… this dangerous romance between a crossdressing girl and an obsessive vampire begins!

Source: Vampire Dormitory Official Anime Twitter

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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