First Aired: 2010
Fortune Arterial was an anime based on a manga. The manga itself was a harem style comic, with a central male character, who himself Is generally ignorant of the effect he is having, who becomes surrounded by a harem of female characters who rival each other for his affections.
As it was, the series actually broke that aspect down a little and whilst you had a predominantly female set of characters who orbited the one male character, Hasekura Kōhei (Ono Daisuke), for the most part it focused on friendship, and whilst there was an episode with romantic misunderstandings, the series concentrated on his relationship with Sendō Erika (Kanda Rei).
|Vampire on TV|
|fireworks for Kōhei and Erika|
In the main this becomes a slice of life story that happens to have vampires in it. There is a little fan service but it is minimal, there is some gentle comedy but nothing hilarious, there are no regular battle sequences though we get a single chase mid-season and a bit of a beating in the finale. As such the pacing of this is a little off especially in the early episodes. It ends up as an ok romance but that’s about it – however the art work is lovely in places with some wonderfully atmospheric lighting that illuminates… not that much I'm afraid. 4.5 out of 10.
The imdb page is here.