Synonyms: Chibi Vampire Karin
Aired: Nov 3, 2005 to May 11, 2006
Premiered: Fall 2005
Genres: Comedy, Romance, School, Shounen, Vampire
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
Summary: Vampiresâsupernatural beings that feed on the life essence of the unsuspecting at nightâhave been around for centuries. However, high schooler Karin Maaka is unusual, even among her own kind. Unlike her vampire family, ever since she was a child, Karin has suffered from polycythemia: a rare disorder which causes her to periodically produce excessive amounts of blood. And the more blood she produces, the more anemic and lightheaded she gets, ultimately leading to frequent nosebleeds. Her only solution? Force her excess blood onto random strangers, which surprisingly causes these "victims" to become livelier and happier than before. With her siblingsâAnju, her reserved yet affectionate younger sister, and Ren, her womanizing elder brotherâhelping her abilities remain a secret by altering the affected humans' memories, no one is the wiser. That is, until Karin's newly transferred classmate, Kenta Usui, finds her behavior suspicious. And to make matters even more complicated, Karin feels her blood reacting unusually to Kenta's presence. [Written by MAL Rewrite]