Theme Depth: ★★★★★
Uniqueness of Plot: ★★★★★
Technical Elements: ★★★
Friendship / Family
With a supernatural twist, the story is based upon a young "born" vampire (Makoto) who is abandoned by his mother for being a monster, abused most of his life, and finally rescued by a group of three good-hearted vampires. The leader/father is a centuries old, lonely man who adopts the other young boys as his own. Each character comes with their own saddened stories, each looking for someone to call family. Together they entertain, train, and protect each other, learning to find the bits of humanity that sets them apart from the real monsters.
As the newest addition, Makoto must find his place in their group, and to learn how to trust in their loyalty as his friends. Each episode focuses on a different little mystery, with the boys using their speed and determination to defeat the criminals.
While I admit the story line is extremely cheesy in some places, it is just as sweet and touching in others. The relationship between the characters is incredibly well depicted. This is not an indepth story. . .if you want that go look at Vampire Prosecutor. But neither should you pass it by. Once you get into the story, it's very entertaining and interesting. The characters grow on you with each episode, and you are rooting for their family by the end. Some of the vampire parts are silly, but it was the best for its time. I would actually be as likely to re-watch this as I would be to re-watch Vampire Prosecutor (and in fact I have re-watched this show a couple times). It's short, and is a great just sit back and watch show.