First aired: 2013-2014
Strike the Blood began life as a Japanese light novel, which transitioned to Manga and then this anime television series. The series ran for 24 episodes. It does feature a vampire, indeed the vampire is the main character – Kojou Akatsuki (Yoshimasa Hosoya) – although like many anime series the powers displayed go well beyond standard portrayals of vampirism. Blood drinking is, however, an integral part of the story.
Three months before the story started Kojou was an ordinary 16-year-old, he lived on Itogami City an artificial island built off the coast of Japan, tethered by both technology and magic and home to both humans, mages, alike. In an event that he doesn’t clearly remember the mythical fourth progenitor, an ultra-powerful vampire, passed her spirit into him.
However it was a decent enough series to prove a pleasant distraction 7 out of 10.
The imdb page is here.