Vampire in the Garden season 1 review – a must-see anime series

May 16, 2022
Daniel Hart 0
Netflix, Streaming Service, TV Reviews
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Summary

The honest storytelling and the creation of a grim post dystopian society are why Vampire in the Garden is a must-see anime series.

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Summary

The honest storytelling and the creation of a grim post dystopian society are why Vampire in the Garden is a must-see anime series.

This review of the Netflix anime series Vampire in the Garden season 1 does not contain spoilers.

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Vampire in the Garden is an intriguing title. The kind of title that immediately grabs all the curiosity. This series brings some parallels to Japan Sinks: 2020; bringing a grim, post dystopian reality where human desperation is the core theme. This is not your typical vampire story. It relies on the commonality between two different kinds of species; a human and a monster.

The character Momo is part of a closed human society that vampires haven’t been able to destroy. Her mother is a war commander, and life is merely about the survival of the human race. Their society is not presented in a saleable way — it’s wildly depressing. On the other hand, the Vampire Queen, Fine, does not desire to bombard human territory, nor does she want to rely on human blood. However, her people desire to destroy every human being possible due to their relentless thirst for blood.

The real story begins when Momo and Fine find each other and have an immediate connection over music while sustaining the horrors of war. The main logline of the series is — can humans and vampires find a paradise whereby they can co-exist?

Vampire in the Garden is a sobering story that hones in on the grim drama where our characters exist. This does not feel like a world that we would cherish. The only utility of intelligent species is to find any crumb of sustainable existence. That’s why the anime series works; it refuses to negotiate into relying on fantasy tropes, and with that, the story is unforgiving. The story is a nightmare, and hope is the enticing theme; observing Momo and Fine articulate their forbidden connection is what strikes the audience’s hearts.

Strip away the vampires, and the series is an observable model of how society can exist in many parts of the world, where dominating communities attempt to fiercely take over the territory of others. Vampire in the Garden makes the vampires the dominating society, but there’s a fight for love and freedom, where human blood is now an overbearing desire that starts wars.

The honest storytelling and the creation of a grim post dystopian society are why Vampire in the Garden is a must-see anime series.

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