Release date: 1988
OAV stands for original animation video and, unlike the western ‘direct-to-video’, OAV was not a pejorative but a necessity to fill the demand for animation (especially pre cable and satellite). Vampire Princess Miyu has therefore had two animated incarnations. A TV series from 1997 (which I have on DVD and so will review at some point) and this OAV 4 episode series – which is over 2 DVDs nowadays.
Each episode of the animation was based in a season, starting with summer and moving round in order, and concerned Miyu (Watanabe Naoko) the vampire princess of the title who hides amongst humanity as a schoolgirl (though her presence at the school only really comes into one episode). However, unlike the later series, Miyu was not necessarily the key protagonist.
|Miyu and Himiko|
|blood at mouth|
|small bite marks|
|just damned creepy|
Still, a reasonably satisfying little anime 6 out of 10.
The imdb page is here.