Dance In The Vampire Bund – 03
The day after saving Mina, Akira wakes up in bed with her and has regained some of his memories. What’s surprises him is that Mina proceeds to get dressed in his school’s uniform and comes to his class to announce that she’s becoming a student. In the process, she reveals to everyone that Akira is her servant, and all of this creates quite an uproar. Akira escapes from the commotion, but the student council hears about the situation, and student council president Shinonome Nanami decides to go see the head of the school to oppose Mina. As it turns out however, Mina is the head of the school, and it was created for vampires to eventually take over. Since Nanami isn’t ready to back down, Mina proposes a wager: she won’t transfer into the school if the students can capture Akira. Akira thus goes on the run while Mina attends to other business, and he gets cornered, but a distraction gives him enough time to get away. That distraction was created by a girl named Meiren who has an interest in him, and she gives Akira back the cell phone he lost earlier which has a picture on it of him and Mina in bed together. He later returns successfully to the Vampire Bund, but he worries to Mina that things will be harder at school from now on. Mina claims to have a plan, and unbeknownst to Akira, Nanami is currently getting attacked by vampires.
So there were more similarities to the original manga here, particularly in the scenes with student council president Nanami, but at the same time there was that catch-Akira scene which was both silly and stupid. It created an awkward dissonance of serious and not serious since it was interwoven with the the political maneuvering that Mina was doing at the same time. What I did find interesting was that they introduced this anime original character Meiren as a vampire who seems interested in Akira. It made me wonder if they’re planning on creating a love quadrangle between her, Mina, Yuki, and Akira or if she’ll be a villain or something. I also liked that both Wolfgang and Vera got some more lines since they’re two characters I’d love to see more of in the show. Anyway, I noted last week that I was pretty neutral about the series in general so far, and this third episode didn’t do much to change that, but there’s still enough interesting things to keep me watching.