Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Bloodhound The Vampire Gigolo Vol 1|
Director: Richard Noboru Kekahuna
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Horror, Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
That was the last cell message Rion heard from her friend Shiho before she disappeared. Determined to find out what became of her, Rion searches Shiho's room and uncovers a business card for a local host club. Kranken Haus... more »
REALLY? I'm the FIRST person to review this??? COOOOOL!!!! W
P. STEWART | VA | 07/08/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a review of the WHOLE "Bloodhound: The Vampire Gigolo" collection-- Volumes 1,2 & 3. (Easier than writing 3 seperate reviews...hehe.) Also known as "Vampire Host" in Japan, this is loosely based on a supernatural comedy manga.
GIVE IT A CHANCE!!!
I found and bought the first volume at, of all places, Big Lots. Never heard of it before then, so, I had no idea what I was in for. When I started watching it I realized something...it was VERY CHEEZY. And yes, that was a GOOD thing. The series is done that way deliberately and it works well. I do think it's one of those cases where you have to "get into the rhythm" of the idea being portrayed. Once I did that I fell in love with it. It didn't take long. I got into the characters and their playfullness and I was hooked. And don't worry...even with the title "Vampire Gigolo," it's NOT SLEAZY. There are several suggestive parts, but, they are the "innocent" suggestive type. Very clean overall although I wouldn't recommended for young children.
The main premise is a fun one. Read the above product description for that.....OK...all done? Good. See? Sounds fun. That is just the vehicle that gets things going. Once the schoolgirl, Rion, gets her foot in the door of the host club, that's when the trouble begins. She deliberately breaks an expensive bottle of wine not realizing just HOW valuable it was. So, to pay it off, she must now work as a waitress/maid/flyer-passer-outer for the club-- all while wearing very cute cosplay outfits. Rion soon learns that the vampire host, Suou, she's keeping her eye on is ACTUALLY a vampire, but, a good one. Once odd supernatural events begin happening around the area they are drawn by circumstances into investigating them together.
The supernatural mysteries are simple but very fun. There are some very clever twists and turns during the course as well. Also, as they investigate, what begins as a very cutely combative chemistry turns into a rather sweet relationship of loyalty and trust. I really liked the way they interacted with each other as well as the scooby dooish mystery solving. So if you like cute, silly, low-budget stuff and/or enjoy Japanese humour this may be something you'd like very much. Another similar series very worth checking out is The Great Horror Family - Complete Collection