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Vampires—supernatural beings that feed on the life essence of the unsuspecting at night—have been around for centuries. However, high schooler Karin Maaka is unusual, even among her own kind. Unlike her vampire family, ever since she was a child, Karin has suffered from polycythemia: a rare disorder which causes her to periodically produce excessive amounts of blood. And the more blood she produces, the more anemic and lightheaded she gets, ultimately leading to frequent nosebleeds. Her only solution? Force her excess blood onto random strangers, which surprisingly causes these "victims" to become livelier and happier than before. With her siblings—Anju, her reserved yet affectionate younger sister, and Ren, her womanizing elder brother—helping her abilities remain a secret by altering the affected humans' memories, no one is the wiser. That is, until Karin's newly transferred classmate, Kenta Usui, finds her behavior suspicious. And to make matters even more complicated, Karin feels her blood reacting unusually to Kenta's presence.

User Rating: 4.85 ( 2 votes)


English: Karin
Japanese: かりん
Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 3, 2005 to May 11, 2006
Premiered: Fall 2005
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:00 (JST)
Producers: WOWOW, Frontier Works, Kadokawa Shoten, Half H.P Studio
Licensors: Funimation, Geneon Entertainment USA
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Vampire, School, Shounen
Duration: 23 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 480p
Type: Dual Audio


Shinichiro Kimura – Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Yoshikazu Iwanami – Sound Director
Youhei Suzuki – Episode Director, Storyboard
Daisuke Takashima – Episode Director
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Scarlet” by BRACE;d
ED1: “Mou hitotsu no Birthday” by Fm.θ

Episode List

01: Overflowing is Embarrassing
02: My Affinity is Embarrassing
03: Happiness is Embarassing
04: Being Exposed is Embarassing
05: The Whole Family is Embarassing
06: An Energetic Mother is Embarrassing
07: Being Chased is Embarassing
08: Being Discovered is Embarassing
09: Looking Back… is Embarrassing
10: Papa is Very Embarassing
11: It’s Summer! It’s The Pool! It’s Embarrassing!
12: Big Brother is Really Embarrassing
13: To Be Targeted is Embarrassing
14: Just The Two of Us Till Morning is Embarrassing
15: Elda Appears! is Embarrassing
16: Elda’s Love Life is Embarrassing
17: Farewell Elda, is Embarrassing
18: Brother’s Secret is Embarrassing
19: A Couple’s Eve is Embarrassing
20: The First Time is Embarrassing
21: What Should I Do, This is Embarrassing
22: Being Like a Lost Child is Embarrassing
23: Farewell is Embarrassing
24: Together Forever is Embarrassing


Heartwarming and straightforward but very nicely done love story. For romance-lovers, this one’s an easy watch. Try it out! Cute vampires.


An adorable little romance I rather enjoyed it

キャサリン ♡

One of my first anime. It’s a fun show it’s enjoyable.


Cute, but it’s better to just read the manga. The anime tends to enjoy going off on tangents.


Really Good


The anime adds an annoying anime only character which is annoying but it’s still a nice romantic story with a cool vampire/nosebleed angle.


I liked this one. it was funny and cute. Still a better vampire story than Twilight.



    "We, who hurt each other so terribly, will sit here licking each other's wounds. We damaged goods will each seek the other out in comfort. If you are to die tomorrow, I'm fine with my life ending then as well. But if you want to live for me for one more day,I'll go on living with you today as well. And thus begins a tale of kindred, bound by their scars. Soaked in red and written in black, a story of blood. One of which I'll never speak. Our very own, precious as it is, story of scars. And I have no intention of reciting it to anyone."
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