Our 5 Favorite Vampire Boys From The Last Five Years

Long have humans found themselves fascinated and terrified of the vampire. Beings with superior strength and a thirst for blood have been found in the tales of nearly every culture with varying characteristics. Anime, like other media, has found great success using a vampire narrative with shows like Hellsing and Rosario Vampire. In the last 5 years, we’ve seen a range of vampire representation from the noble, classic vampire of Western lore to high school kids who just happen to drink blood. Let’s take a closer look at 5 vampire boys from the last 5 years!

5. Akatsuki Kojou from Strike the Blood

  • Episodes: 24
  • Air Date: October 2013 – March 2014

Kojou is the strongest vampire in existence with enough power to rival the world’s greatest armies. He’s more concerned with having enough money for food or passing his remedial classes than world domination, but that doesn’t mean his life is simple. While he’d rather not be involved with human/monster relations, he has a big heart and doesn’t like seeing others suffering.

As a vampire, Kojou has some stereotypical characteristics, such as the desire to suck people’s blood and an aversion to sunlight. Unlike vampires in popular lore, however, he acts as an agent of justice and fights to protect everyone for which he uses mostly familiars combined with his own martial arts abilities. Probably due to only being a vampire for a short while at the start of the show, Kojou relates more to humans than vampires but hopes to protect the peace between both.

4. Sakamaki Ayato from Diabolik Lovers

  • Episodes: 12
  • Air Date: September 2013 – December 2013

Ayato has the unfortunate disposition of a noble brat and superior lifeform. Coming from such a high-class family has done nothing to help his already nasty view of humans. With 5 other brothers with similarly bad attitudes, Ayato is always trying to assert himself as the best or most worthy in anything from intellect to charm to fighting ability. He is incredibly impressive all around and very attractive so it would be unfair to say he did not somewhat earn his sense of superiority.

Ayato loves being a vampire and reminding humans that they are only good as food. He loves scaring the human girl Yui that comes to live with his family as a sacrificial bride and driving her to tears. Vampires are often portrayed toying with their victims and he quite enjoys both the act of drinking Yui’s blood and the anguish it causes her. Under it all, he may have a nicer side but it is quite hard to bring out.

3. Yevgraf from Sirius (Sirius the Jaeger)

  • Episodes: 12
  • Air Date: July 2018 – September 2018

Unlike the recent trend of vampires that are super sexy and outwardly unrecognizable from humans, Yevgraf is reminiscent of monstrous depictions of corpses or demons that desire blood. He is the king of vampires and has the respect and loyalty of nearly every single vampire. He delights in creating new vampires to serve him and keep up the pride of the vampire clan.

Yevgraf’s deathly pale skin and sunken eyes give off a creepy vibe to compliment his twisted nature. While he claims to want to save the vampire race from extinction from a strange and deadly virus, when given the power to do so, he decides the mission is beneath him and that if the vampires are weak enough to die, they deserve it. He enjoys using his bite to either kill or enslave others and doesn’t seem to mind what the outcome is.

2. Mika from Owari no Seraph (Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign)

  • Episodes: 12
  • Air Date: April 2015 – June 2015

Mika, having been forced to become a vampire at a young age, does not feel that he belongs anywhere. His only concern is carrying out his duties to the vampire queen Krul Tepes and protecting the last living person he still cares about, Yu. He is incredibly powerful but would rather be injured than accept help from other vampires.

Mika is a beautiful boy who had his humanity ripped from him. He struggles with suppressing his maddening desire for human blood but resists for fear of making his childhood friend Yu hate him forever. Knowing both the depravity of man and vampire, he feels no attachment to either side. His incredible strength and sword prowess are used only to protect the vampires’ ‘livestock’ (humans) or to help Yu.

1. Dracula/Vlad Garfunkel from Phantom in the Twilight

  • Episodes: 12
  • Air Date: July 2018 – September 2018

Vlad is an Umbra, a creature given life by human fear. More specifically, he is THE Dracula, a fact he takes great pride in. Long ago, a woman name Sha Rijan inspired him to help her look into issues involving Umbra and finding peaceful ways to help them live alongside humans. With his 3 other Umbra companions and Sha Rijan’s decedent, they continue using their unique powers to protect the streets of London.

As a Dracula, Vlad uses his powers of mind control, superhuman strength, and flying to overpower his enemies. He dresses like a lord and has an abrasive, dismissive attitude. However, while his powers are similar to the Dracula of Bram Stocker’s novel, he has a strong desire to help others even if it means hurting himself in the process.

Final Thoughts

It’s interesting to see how the idea of vampires evolves over the years and to see how trends develop and repeat over time. While our five fine guys may all be vampires, they all live different lives with different powers. We hope you enjoyed these different vampires from the last 5 years!

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Author: May

Hey friends! I reside in Georgia and use my degree in Japanese primarily to (barely) read doujinshi that hasn’t been translated. Beyond deciding who is best girl in whatever I happen to be watching, I really enjoy ballroom dancing, reading, crying over dating sims, karaoke, and being surrounded by beautiful things~ (You know, scenery, décor, boys, stuff like that). I also love talking about passions with others!

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