12 April 2009 | ESPAlexi600
Very interesting and amazing story which is even bigger in the novels.
This show exceeded my expectations. People on here say the story is a bit cliché....ehhhhh, not really. It did have some cliché themes in anime such as brother hating brother and stuff which i thought at first was just stupid until the story progressed and I found out they actually have a REASON to hate one another. Over all the story seriously dropped my jaw.
Characters: The character development in the show is VERY well done. I was amazed at the differences and mysteries surrounding each and every character. Abel Nightroad seems like a goofy idiot(which is entertaining) yet when he transforms becomes Serious,brutal, vicious, yet warm in it's own way. Esther's character i have to say was better developed in the novels but I'm not complaining since I like her story in both. The other characters.... you'll just have to see for your self.
Art/Animation: The Art and animation is incredible. The detailed landscapes and settings are eye candy and so pretty to look at. The character designs are amazing as well and have fine little details that truly amaze me. The Crusniks' designs are truly beautiful and creepy in it's own way.
Story/plot: I remember when I first heard of the show being about Vampires (methuselas) I was afraid it was going to turn out like a Twilight rip off in anime form. I was sorely mistaken. This story reinvents the entire concept of Vampires. The political turmoil and cold war that takes place in the series is amazing but the real mystery is the back story of the main character Ax Agent Abel Nightroad Code Name Crusnik. If you watch the story. The main question you will ask your self is "What is a Crusnik." Well you'll find out soon enough if you watch it.
Action: This is a show that doesn't rely on over the top gore and massacres to be scary. The action it self is rather tame compared to other animes. Don't be fooled. Just because the action is tamer doesn't mean it's not as good or creepy. Whenever the Crusnik appears it keeps you on the edge of your seat. The first time he appears will leave you saying "What the hell just happened?!"
overall: I love this show.. It's amazing. Check it out it's really worth the watch. It's short yeah but good news. If you watch the entire show and still wanna learn more about it skip the manga(it's not really that interesting) and Go read the Novels. They're sold in normal bookstores. One more thing. Those who only watch the anime only know half the story ;)