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This, by far, is one of my favorite animes that I have seen in a long time, besides hellsing.

Mayonaka No Tantei Night Walker (Midnight Detective, Eternal Darkness)

Characters


TATSUHIKO SHIDO

Tatsuhiko Shido is a good looking detective who is actually a vampire about 200-300 years old! Recently, he broke away from the vampire Cain, who led Shido to his current life. He knows very little about his own past as Cain took his memories away from him when he transformed Shido into a vampire. Now Shido works on unsolved crimes, helping those who've unfortunately become involved with the demonic creatures known as "the Breed." His weapon of choice is a sword created from his own blood.

RIHO YAMAZAKI

Riho Yamazaki is a student, with a slight crush on Shido, who basically stays around for his company and to help tidy up his office. She also occasionally helps Yayoi and Shido in their investigations. Her parents were killed by the Breed. Although she knows little about the truth of her parents’ death, or that Shido is a vampire.

YAYOI MATSUNAGA

Yayoi Matsunaga A detective who supplies our hero with blood as she is immune to a vampire's bite. She helps Shido with his cases involving the breed because her family was tragically associated with the demonic race when she was younger.

GUNI

Guni is Shido’s small fairy type companion and partner who often hides behind his ear. She often boasts that she can transform into anything that she wants to, though that still remains to be seen.

CAIN

Cain the vampire who turned Shido into a vampire and stole his memories. He is a beautiful yet cruel man who always seems to gets what he wants. Cain always seems to appear to Shido from the shadows, eagerly anticipating the birth of the "golden age." He is constantly looking for opportunities to bring his Shido back although Shido has no intentions of returning to his side.

Minor Characters


Episodes



Episode One
Dispatch: someone that announced the attacks
Cop A: sideline cop that is seen in the first few shots of Nightwalker
Cop B: partner to cop A
Man: inhabited and killed by a breed
Woman: man’s girlfriend killed in the car wreck the first few scenes of Nightwalker
Guy A: Guy Riho Encounters
Guy B: friend to Guy A
Breed: seen throughout Nightwalker, a breed is an once human turned/possessed demonic that is set out to feed off the flesh and very soul of humans

Episode Two
Manager: the person that once took care of Tsukimura
Tsukimura: a beautiful singer possessed by a breed
Yoko: woman who caught Tsukimura and learned about her secret and wanted the breed inside her so she could do great things like her mentor Tsukimura
Reporter: several are seen throughout Nightwalker
Director: Guy seen shooting scenes of Yoko
Walter:a waiter that delivered food to Yoko and the Director’s table
Girl:Yoko’s under study
Mariel: Breed’s name that possessed Yoko and the late Tsukimura

Episode Three
Taki: Police Officer inhabited by breed but able to control it
Perp: someone running away from Taki and his partner
Doctor: operated on Taki to remove the bullet
Vender: selling crosses and other junk in the subway…is the guy that sold the fake silver cross to Riho
Cop D: another nameless cop
Megumi: Taki’s fiance. Her love for him takes her beyond the realm of the living in a desperate quest.
Squad leader: person responsible for giving the order to shoot Taki
Captain: also gave the order to shoot Taki
Swat A: group of swat/snipers
Swat B: Another group of swat/snipers ready to take Taki down
Ryuichi: unborn child’s name inside Megumi

Episode Four
Students A, B, C and D: friends walking home from school after being out late. One of these students gets attacked by a breed
Furano: one of the people in charge of the NOS
Movers: helping Megumi move to a new location
Swat C: another group of swat/snipers
Voices: alien voices talking to Yoyai about Shido after Shido attacks one of the members holding Megumi against her will

Episode Five
Shunichi: one of Riho’s Friends that loves her and loves taking home movies of her
Mikako: one of Riho’s friends
Students: found the passed out kid
Students A, B and C:talking about the kid that was died due to a drug overdose
Female student: talking about the kids on drugs

Episode Six
Bait: waiting for Shido
Woman (past): Shido’s mother
Girl (past): Shido’s sister
Girl (present): 500 year old vampire that Shido gets the privilege of meeting

Episode Seven
Shinji: boy inhabited by breed and Riho’s new friend
Kitten: unlucky victim kittem found by Shinju unaware of his other half
Yoko: Shinji’s mother

Episode Eight
Asami: granddaughter of Shuzo who drives the car that results in the “terrible accident”
Shuzo: grandfather to Asami who dies and inhabited by a breed
Koichi: Asami’s Mother who with her brother thought up a plan to kill Shuzo in an effort to collect his money
Miharu: Asami’s brother
Man: someone in the trouble with Koichi’s plot

Episode Nine
Cop A and B: caught up in the flash back episode that results of a crime scene
Kasumi: Yayoi’s sister not burned up in the fire like her
Breed: the breed forcing Kasumi to steal faces
Nurse: took care of Yayoi and Kasumi

Episode 10
Friend: friend to Yuki
Yuki: main focus of #10 who is being tricked by a breed but also being given wonderful things in return
Student A, B, C: friends to Yuki
Driver: Person almost ran over Yuki
Breed: Gave a pendant to Yuki but appears as an Angel to trick Yuki for her life force
Boy: the boy Yuki has a crush on and the same boy the Breed becomes jealous of

Episode 11
Woman: possibly a Breed that was about on the verge of killing the love of her life
Woman 2: the Blind woman that Shido meets in an abandoned village
Witch: living alone, waiting for her lover’s return she holds awesome powers and keeps a ghostly secret
Shubeck: the woman’s lover

Episode 12
Mom: Mom of Riho dead and possessed by a Breed
Dad: dad of Riho dead and possessed by a Breed

Story

NightWalker, a detective in Japan, holds a secret. Behind closed doors, he's a vampire of considerable power. Together with his secretary and partner, he solves crimes in the city and battles off the invading demons that threaten him and the city he protects. In the background, mysterious forces are at work against him, and he must keep them from harming his loved ones, all while maintaining a human appearance.

Episodes

Episode Summary's:

1st Night: One who comes from darkness A couple is driving on the road at night when they see creature heading towards them. The creature attacks their car and makes them crash. The car falls off the bridge and explodes. The cops arrive and see the man get out of the car but he was possessed by the creature. He said it was a failure and then explodes and dies.

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Shido and Yayoi are in the office talking about the accidents on the bridge when Riho brings them coffee. Shido and Yayoi leave together to investigate, making Riho jealous.

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As they are driving in a tunnel, Shido says that he's hungry and sucks Yayoi's blood while she is driving. They get attack by the breed. Shido chases after the breed and creates a sword from his blood by biting his finger. They run out of the tunnel and into sunlight where the breed possesses a bird and flies away.

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Shido remembers a man promising him eternal life. The man bites him on the neck and Shido screams. He wakes up to see Riho staring at him. She makes him coffee before leaving for school. Shido looks at the coffee and covers it up with his hat.

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When Riho gets back to the office, she sees the untouched coffee and gets depressed. She then discovers articles about the accidents on Bay Bridge. She catches a ride with two guys and head to Bay Bridge. On the way, the breed attacks them.

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Shido and Yayoi arrive at the accident scene to find Riho being possessed by the breed. Shido tells the breed to return the body. He attacks the breed from behind and bites her neck, making the breed release Riho's body.

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Riho regains consciousness to see Shido fight the breed and defeat it. She also see Shido feed on Yayoi after the fight to regain his strength. Shido tells Riho to stay away from him now that she knows he's a vampire.

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The next day at the office Shido and Yayoi are in the office thinking that Riho isn't going to show up anymore. Just then she arrives at the door.

2nd Night: Requisites for the actress In an empty theatre, a man is being chased by a woman. She kills him and eats his heart. A girl walks in and sees the whole scene. She knows that the woman made a deal with the devil. The woman was going to kill her but the girl states that she wants to make a deal with the devil too. She wants to be popular in exchange for her soul. The devil leaves the woman and goes to the younger girl.

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After the suicide of the actress, Yukie Tsukimura, the girl Yoko Asahina was chosen to be her replacement. Shido and Yayoi discover that Yukie's manager was also dead with his flesh found everywhere. They go to question her about Yukie's death, but she says she is busy and leaves.

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Yoko is in a restaurant with a man. They ordered steak. Yoko watches as the man eats it. She feels sick and runs out of the restaurant to an alley way where a dog is barking at her.

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later, police arrived at the alley way to find the dog dead with its insides eaten. Shido finds a piece of hair at the scene.

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Yoko is at home taking a shower to wash away the blood from her hands. She remembers how she killed the dog and ate its insides. Shido arrives at her house and warns her that he will not be merciful if she involves humans.

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Yoko is getting ready for the show when her manager tells her that they will be doubling the starring role and introduces the girl to her.

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Later on, Shido and Yayoi arrive to find the girl dead with pieces of hair on her. Shido goes to find Yoko but is attacked by a shadowy creature which stabs him with its thorns. Yayoi gives her blood to Shido to revive him. While they wait, Yayoi goes to find the breed.

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Meanwhile, Yoko is on stage when she feels the breed wanting to come out. Yayoi arrives and shoots at the breed but Yoko runs away. They get out onto a building top where Yayoi is captured by the breed. It tries to kill her but Shido and Riho arrive. He stabs his sword in its head and the lightning strikes at it burning it. All that is left is the body of Yoko on the ground.

3rd Night: The man on the run A man is being chased by 2 other men. When he comes to a dead end, he shoots at one of the men in the head. The injured man is taken to the hospital and the doctors all say that he is going to be a vegetable. Later, when the doctors return to his room, they find that he is gone.

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Meanwhile, Shido and Riho are on a date. Shido seems to be lost in thoughts. He remembers how Cain promised him eternal life by biting him and making him into a vampire. Afterwards the two are walking through a station where Riho buys a cross to wear on her neck. They see a man being chased by the cops. The man attacks the cops with some green acid liquid. Seeing this, Shido chases after the man down the escalator. At the same time, he sees Cain coming up the escalator telling him that the Golden Age is near before disappearing.

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A woman comes to Shido's office to seek his help to find her fiancee, Ryuichi Taki, a detective who is now possessed by a breed. Shido, Yayoi and the woman go to find him in the subway. They find the man there and Shido fights with him but the woman tries to stop Shido from hurting Taki by shooting Shido through the chest.

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The woman Taki manages to get away from Shido but they are cornered on top of a building by the cops. Taki gets shot and falls off the building but he doesn't die. He gets up and attacks the cops. At the same time, Shido and Yayoi are driving in a tunnel when they see Cain telling them not to interfere with the case because the Golden Age is coming. We find out that Cain is the vampire that turned Shido and is the only one that knows of Shido's past.

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Taki is running from the cops when he meets Shido in the subway. Shido creates his sword and fights with him. Taki gets stab and dies but Shido notices that he didn't turn into a breed. He wanted to die as a human.

4th Night: The Golden Dawn A woman is standing and looking out to the river. She remembers the death of her fiancee who was turned into to a breed. She tells him that she will have his baby soon. Cain is watching her from a tower and says that the Golden age is coming soon.

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3 girls are walking in a busy street laughing and talking when one of them notices something on one of the other girl's back. She realizes that it's blood and dies of shock from the excessive bleeding.

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Riho is on her way home after school when she sees Megumi, Ryuichi Taki's fiancee moving houses. Megumi tells Riho that she's going to have Taki's baby. She gets Riho to touch her stomach. Riho feels as if her hand is going through her stomach. She screams and runs home to tell the others.

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Cain appears at Shido's office and tells them that the Golden Dawn is the birth of a crossbreed between a human and a breed. Shido doesn't want to see him and tells him to go away but Cain asks if that's the way to greet your lover? Cain leaves and says that he will be back to take Shido with him and tells them that Megumi has been taken by the NOS.

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They find Megumi but the men wouldn't let her go. Shido accidentally cuts a man's hand off an escapes with Megumi. Yayoi is taken in for questioning about Shido being a vampire.

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Shido and Megumi are in a church where Cain is waiting for them. Cain tells Shido to come back to Transylvania with him and Shido remembers the time with Cain as a vampire sucking people's blood. Cain beckons Shido towards him but Megumi screams and Shido breaks out of the trance. Cain brings Riho out and cuts her so that she will die of excessive bleeding.

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Cain and Shido fight on the tops of buildings. Cain manages to capture Shido but suddenly Guni blasts him from behind. Shido then stabs Cain with his sword. Cain asks if Shido will kill him and tells him to remember how they made love but Shido doesn't want to hear it. He slices Cain's head off.

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Meanwhile Riho has lost a lot of blood. She asks Shido to turn her into a vampire because she wants to be with him. He does so.

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Shido and Riho are walking when they see Megumi with her baby. Shido tells Riho that one day she will blame him for turning her into a vampire but she says she'll never regret.

5th Night: The medicine of the dead

A schoolboy is watching a movie of Riho on screen. A girl, Mikako comes to see him and they talk about how Riho hasn't been at school lately. Suddenly, they see a girl falling down outside their window. The girl is dead with a bottle of drugs in her hands.

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The girl's funeral was held on a rainy day. As Mikako and the boy, Shunichi walks out, they see Riho standing on a bridge. They run up to her and pull her back, thinking that she is going to jump. Riho tells them that the girl was lucky to die. Mikako gets depressed and takes some drugs. She tells Shunichi that Riho is living with a man.

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Meanwhile, Shido and Yayoi are chasing after a breed who has possessed a girl who has taken the drugs. The breed runs onto the road and gets run over by a truck. Shido sees Riho at the scene and talks to her in an alleyway. Shunichi sees this.

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Shunichi goes to find Riho. He tells her to come back to the way she was. She gets tempted to bite him, but he pushes her away. She tells him that her world has changed and walks out. He then takes the drugs instead.

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Shido and Yayoi are driving when they get attack by a breed that has now possessed the body of Mikako. They defeat the breed and Mikako is back to normal.

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Riho is out on the balcony when a breed possesses Shunichi. He gets angry and falls off the balcony. Riho jumps after him and catches him. The breed escapes from Shunichi but Shido drops his blood on it and it disappears. Riho says goodbye to Shunichi and leaves with Shido.



6th Night: The bottom of the well

Shido and Riho are chasing after a man who is possessed by a breed. In the cemetery, the man sees a little girl and captures her to an abandoned building site. Shido follows but Riho is blocked by traffic.

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The man threatens to drop the girl into the well. Shido tries to stop him and the three fall into the well. Shido gets injured in the leg. The man attacks him but Shido stabs him with his sword.

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Riho is drinking from Yayoi. She says that Shido hasn't been back for 3 days. They do some search and find the man's name is Koji Ozaki, but they couldn't find any information on the little girl.

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Meanwhile, in the well, Shido sees that the man has a mobile phone. He reaches for it, but it rings and wakes the man up. The man destroys it. Later, Shido is asleep. The man calls to the girl and tells her to help him get the sword out so that he can help her get out. Shido wakes up to see the girl pull the sword out. The man turns into a monster like breed and attacks Shido. He strangles Shido, but the sun suddenly shines directly in the well and burns the breed back to man form. Shido rolls aside to where the shade is.

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Shido notices that the girl is getting a fever. The man says that it's Shido's fault that she's going to die. He tells him to drink her blood, but Shido says he won't touch another human being. Meanwhile, Riho has found out the identity of the missing girl.

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Shido remembers the old time when he was a human being. he is talking to an upper class woman about studying overseas when a little blonde girl comes running in. The three are very happy together. However, he sees Cain beckoning him to join him. Cain sucks his blood and turns him into a vampire. Once he becomes a vampire, Shido starts sucking the blood of everyone even the little blonde girl. Eventually, she becomes a vampire too. Shido asks her where her mother is and she replies that she's dead. She cries that she wants to be with her mother so she runs out into the sunlight where she burns to ashes. She cries out her name, Phaedra or something and asks her to forgive him.

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Back to reality, Shido starts digging a hole in the well until water floods it and they manage to get to the top. Yayoi and Riho arrive. Shido tells them to take the girl to the hospital but Yayoi points her gun at the girl. Yayoi says that the girl was missing since 30 years ago. The girl starts laughing and says that she has lived for hundreds of years. She says she will meet them again and disappears.

7th Night: Mother and son

A little girl is on her way to school when she stops at the top of the stairs and screams. her mother comes running to see dead cat lying there.

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Riho is walking in the rain with an umbrella when she sees a little boy in the playground with an abandoned cat. He says he can't take it home because his mom will get mad and yell at him. Riho says that she will look after the cat and they can take turns caring for it. Suddenly his mother comes and yells at him not to touch animals. She gets really mad and drags him home.

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Shido, Yayoi and Riho discover that the building complex where the boy, Shinji lives is the complex where dead animals have been found with their entrails removed. Shido says that it's the work of a low level breed who eats animals and attaches itself to human instinct.

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At night, they come to the complex and Shinji takes the cat to care for it. His mother comes home and finds the cat. She takes it and runs away. Riho chases after her and finds her standing in a field where the mother lets the cat go.

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The next day Shinji is walking with Riho and tells her how all the animals that have died were his and they die the next day when his mother takes them away.

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That night, they come to the complex to see the mother with a box of animal carcass. Yayoi was going to shoot her but Shido stops her and says that the breed was in the house. They enter to see Shinji eating the animals.

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Shido tries to catch Shinji who is a host for the low level breed but his mother protects her son. She says she can't live without him and he is her son no matter what. Finally, they leave the mother and son saying that the love of the mother is more to fear than the breed.

8th Night: The walker in the night

A girl and her grandfather are driving on the road at night. She's speeding and her grandfather tells her to slow down. When they turn a corner, they see headlights of a truck coming towards them. Her grandfather dies of shock due to a heart attack. The whole thing was a setup stage prepared by her mother, brother and herself for the money her grandfather had. They decided to leave her grandfather in the car while they went in to eat, but when they came out he was gone.

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One day, while the girl, Asami was talking to a man in a restaurant she saw her grandfather walking by like a zombie. She rushes out after him and her brother, Koichi sees this. She bumps into Shido and Riho and broke their plates that they had just bought. Asami leaves her number and run after her grandfather.

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Shido comes to talk to Asami about the broken plates and getting a replacement since it was Yayoi's money. Asami finds out that Shido is a detective and asks him to help her find her grandfather. Meanwhile, her brother was caught eavesdropping by their mother. He tells the mother that Asami wants the money all to herself that's why she wants to find the grandfather so he won't leave her out of the will.

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Shido and Yayoi find the grandfather and call Asami to come. Her mother and brother followed her and when they saw the grandfather, they ran him over to kill him. However, he did not die and they managed to escape before the car burst in flames. Shido fights the breed and defeats him. He asks Asami why she knew that her grandfather had already died because that was how he was possessed by the breed. He says that sometimes demons enter human minds and become more fearful than vampires.

9th Night: The faces of others

Shido arrives at a new town on a ship. The first thing he hears is that a victim is dead with no face. As he walks on, he meets Guni who notices that he isn't human. He says the same back to Guni.

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Guni follows him and they come to a hotel where he is booking a room with the girl there. Another girl comes out with her face all bandaged up. She gets angry at her older sister for forgetting to change her bandages. She slaps her sister and the sister drops her pendant.

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Later on, the girl tells Shido how her younger sister become like this. They were small and were playing with matches and everything burnt including their house, their parents and her younger sister's face. Shido hands her back the pendant that she dropped and asks if the man in the photo is her lover. She says that she can't marry until her sister's face recovers.

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At night as he is walking, Shido hears a girl screaming and runs to find her dead with no face. He returns to the hotel and sees the younger sister soaking wet. He asks where she's been and the older sister says that they were together.

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Back in their room, the younger sister asked why she told a lie. Th older sister says because she loved her. The younger sister gets angry and says that she loved her too. She loved her so much that she can't hate her enough. She strangles her older sister and tells her to give back her face. Finally, she stops and walks out.

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Shido and Guni see the younger sister walking down an underground path so they follow her. She opens the door to a dark room with the pendant of her older sister. Inside the room were faces of people. Shido and Guni says that she is the breed but she denies it. The older sister comes in and says that she is the breed.

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Flashback of when they were little. The two were lighting the candles on their birthday when the place caught on fire. The older sister woke up without a scratch but her younger sister's face was all bandaged up. A creature appears and says that he is giving her beauty in exchange for her soul so her body no longer belongs to her.

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Shido fights the creature and manage to defeat it, releasing the older sister from the creature.

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After her sister dies, she takes the bandages of her face to reveal a beautiful face. Her older sister had given her the face of her skin.

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Back to the present time. Yayoi is standing at the grave of her sister that had died. She is telling the story to Riho and Shido is also present. She says that her sister is always with her.

10th Night: Tears of an angel

Four girls are scratching a some tickets to win money. One of them wins 1 million dollars and shouts all her friends. They go out, they eat and they shop. The girl, Yuki says that her luck has changed ever since she found the pendant that she's wearing around her neck. As she's walking, she sees a guy up ahead. She walks over to him but a car blocks her way and he disappears.

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One day, as the girls are walking, Shido walks past them and notices the pendant. Guni tells Shido that the pendant is suspicious.

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At night, a guy with wings like an angel appears from the pendant and says that he will bring her happiness. He kisses her and says it's the ceremony for transferring happiness.

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Yuki becomes popular at school but one of her friend notices that she is looking pale. She says that it's okay as long as she's got happiness. As she is walking home, she meets Shido who tells her that the pendant is dangerous and she should throw it away. She doesn't believe him and runs away. She gets onto a train where she meets the guy who she's got the crush for. She walks up to him and they start talking. When she gets home that night, the angel appears and tells her that the boy is trying to steal her happiness and that she should stop seeing him.

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The next day she sees the boy again on the train and they talk. As they are walking through a construction building, some stuff falls onto them, but only the boy is hurt. She escapes unharmed.

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As she is walking, she sees Shido and Yayoi telling her that the pendant is an ugly monster who feeds on human hearts. The angel appears and tells her to believe him. Shido says that the breed is a monster feeding on her life force. Hearing this, she takes the pendant off and it drops to the ground. The angel turns into a monster and tells her not to abandon him, but she doesn't listen and it gets mad. It attacks her but Shido slices it in half. The angel falls to the ground reaching out for her. His tears drop as he dies.

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Yayoi and Shido are walking together and Shido asks if he's an angel or demon. Yayoi says that he's an angel because he is beautiful.

11th Night: Demoness of the forest

Shido, Yayoi, Riho and Guni are on a building top where a breed has possessed a woman and she has a hostage. Shido uses his blood to make her wake up and realize what she is doing. She realizes this and jumps off the building but Shido jumps after her and catches her. He bites her neck to suck out the blood of the breed and she returns back to normal.

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Shido remembers the past. He is walking through a deserted town where he sees a blind woman sitting in a house. She invites him in and says that the people in the village are all dead because of a disease. She asks if he has seen her lover, Shubeck, a soldier who went to war and has never returned.

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Shido spends the night in an old house and Cain appears to him. Cain tells him that the woman is a demoness and that he was fooled by her. Cain says that she sold her soul to the demon. Shido goes back to the house and find that the woman is gone.

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The woman now a creature, returns to the house and can't find her picture of Shubeck, which had been hanging on the wall. She runs out looking for it and sees Cain. She accuses Cain for stealing it and Cain gets angry. He punishes her with his whip. Shido appears and holds out the picture. The woman runs to get the picture. Cain tells Shido that he still can't see the truth. Shido calls Cain a bloodthirsty fiend. Cain gets angry and whips Shido with his whip saying it's the whip of love whilst the woman runs away.

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Shido wakes up in Cain's lap. Cain offers him a glass of blood but Shido throws it in his face. Cain asks if the woman means more to him than Cain. He tells Shido that the truth about the woman is hidden under a large tree and that he will regret what he's done.

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Shido goes to the tree and enters the cave. He sees the bodies of the village people and Shubeck. He also sees the woman eating the flesh of these people. The woman says that she exchanged her soul for eternal beauty so that when Shubeck returns, she will still look young and beautiful. To preserve her beauty, she feed on people including her lover whom she refuses to believe is dead.

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Shido chases her to a cliff where he defeats her with his sword. To his surprise, she pushes the sword deeper and says that now she can sleep. She jumps off the cliff to her death.

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Shido buns the picture of Shubeck along with the village. Cain is waiting for him and tells him to reconsider returning back to him, but Shido keeps on walking.

12th Night: Eternal Darkness

Riho is at the grave of her parents with Shido. It's raining and he brings her an umbrella. She turns to him and starts crying.

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Riho is watching a video of her parents and her when they were at the beach. Shido comes in and asks her if she regrets being a vampire. She says no and asks Shido what kind of relationship they have. Shido replies that he is her parent. Yayoi comes in and says there is trouble.

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They go to the cemetery where Riho's parents' graves are. Breeds have possessed their corpses and Shido has no choice but to kill it. Before the breed dies, it calls out Riho's name.

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Riho is packing her things ready to leave. She says that her parents remembered her and that Shido didn't have to kill them. She leaves and says that she doesn't want to be with him anymore.

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Shido, Yayoi and Guni find a body of a man with not a drop of blood. They think Riho did it and go to look for her. Shido sees her. She has changed. He asks if she did it and she tells him that she was hungry. Shido says that it's not too late for her to come back. She slaps his hand away and says she won't stop.

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Shido remembers the time when Cain killed a lot of people and forced him to drink their blood. Cain was on top of Shido pouring the glass of blood onto him. (This is my favorite scene ^_^ They both look so sexy with their unbuttoned shirts revealing their chests. Yummy.) Cain tells him that they must sip the blood of humans for all eternity. Shido realizes that he will become like Cain.

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Riho approaches a little girl and about to suck her blood, but Yayoi and Shido arrive to stop her. She runs and they follow her onto a ship. Yayoi and Shido separate to look for her. Shido hears gunshots and run to see Yayoi pointing her gun at Riho. He is on the top deck and can't get down to them.

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By the time he makes it down, Yayoi is killed. Riho then kills Guni and turns to Shido. Shido has tears running down his face. He drops his sword and tells her to come back to him. Riho says she doesn't want eternity and attacks him. The two fight and blood is spilt.

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Shido wakes up in the office from the horrible illusion with Yayoi, Riuo and Guni looking at him. Cain appears to tell Shido that what he saw lies at the bottom of his heart. He tells Shido that vampires live forever that's why he can't die. Cain kisses Shido. He says they will meet again and that he loves him.

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Shido and Riho are lying naked together in a coffin. He asks if she has any regrets on being a vampire and she says no. They stare each other and she asks him what kind of relationship do they have NOW. He says they are precious partners. She answers that she doesn't like that. Shido says goodnight and closes the coffin lid.



"Eternity doesn't exist. Each meeting has a goodbye, and that meeting should be as bitter as river's foam. But while we are together our happiness will be complete."


Voices English:
Megumi Ohtsuka: Ellen Wilkinson
Cain: Lex King
Riho Yamazaki: Dorothy Melendrez
Yayoi Matsunaga: Jane Alen
Tatsuhiko Shido: Vincent Hatcher
Guni: Sandy Fox
Syunichi: Lex Lang
Mikako: Lia Sargent
Yoko Asahina: Mona Marshall

Japanese (same order as above):
Maya Okamoto
Hideyuki Tanaka
Maaya Sakamoto
Emi Shinohara
Takumi Yamazaki
Ikue Otani
Akira Ishida
Makiko Omoto
Rumiko Ukai

Stats
First aired in Japan: 1999, Ayana Itsuki/AIC/BeStack/Bandai Visual/Mitsubishi
Released in America: 2001, US Manga Corps
Duration: 12 episodes of 25 min. each

Important people:
Directors: Kiyori Sasano, Yutaka Kagawa
Screenplay: Ryota Yamaguchi
Music: Akifumi Tada