Key points for Vexations of a Shut-in Vampire Princess first impressions/dicussion:
- The anime introduces a unique concept of “magical cores” that store immense energy and play a crucial role in the story, particularly in episodes 3 and 4.
- Despite the common trope of a weak main character with sealed powers, the series successfully conceals this aspect in the character Komari, making it a surprising and well-executed element of the storyline.
- While the anime incorporates familiar tropes, such as the weak MC and fan service, its strong execution, interesting characters, and well-developed relationships contribute to an entertaining and engaging viewing experience, earning it a solid 7.5/10 rating.
I kinda did an article on this anime a while before the release. And then I forgot about it. Then it hit my radar again because I heard episode 4 getting a lot of positive attention. After a friend strongly recommended it, I caved in and decided to finally check out Vexations of a Shut-in Vampire Princess.
The tropes presented in this anime have been done before individually, but this anime does a good job of combining them. And I also think that episode 4 caught a lot of us off-guard with how good it was. Either way, this anime is better than what it looks like on the surface.
So yeah welcome back to another article and today we are talking about Vexations of a Shut-in Vampire Princess.
What do I think of Vexations of a Shut-in Vampire Princess?
The first thing I really liked about this anime was the concept of “magical cores”, essentially they store massive amounts of energy and can heal/revive every person under their effects. So no one has to “die” in wars. I liked this concept immediately because I knew someone would find a way to truly kill/hurt people under the effects of the core. And that is exactly what happened. This concept is what made episodes 3 and 4 so much fun.
Now, the weak MC with massive sealed powers trope has been done countless times before. But it works in this anime because of how well it is hidden. We a genuinely led to believe that Komari is actually weak since she cannot consume blood at all despite being a vampire. Komari not being able to drink blood is also a way of controlling her power. Her power is so strong that when she awakened it, she unknowingly killed her own parents. They didn’t die of course, because of the Core. But her powers were deemed to be too dangerous.
So even though this anime is a combination of some pretty common tropes, it is executed really well. Combine that with some interesting characters with good backstories and relationship dynamics, and you have a recipe for a thoroughly entertaining show. The fan service feels a little forced at times. But for the most part, it doesn’t get in the way of anything else. so it is fine. Common themes can be made to look different if the execution is good and that is what happened here as well.
That is all for now!
Vexations of a Shut-in Vampire Princess is fun, despite being nothing “new”; speaks to just how well-executed the series is. I think it is a solid 7.5/10 overall and very fun to watch. Let me know what you guys think in the comments, I will take my leave here. See ya!!
Also, check out my massive review on Attack on Titan Final Season here!