Nyanpire The Animation is a short anime that aired on the channel "Kids Station" for the Summer 2011 season. It is notable for being Gonzo's first production since Shangri-La and Saki from the Spring 2009 season. This anime originated as dōjinshi manga by yukiusa called "The Gothic World of Nyanpire".The Story follows a cat who was about to die, but a vampire gave it some of its blood, making the cat immortal. However, Nyanpire must now live life in the home of a girl called Misaki as a vampire, and like all vampires Nyanpire needs to drink blood.
This show provides examples of:
Awesome McCoolname: Masamunya called himself "The One-Eyes Dragon,Masamunya" in his debut episode.
Animated Adaptation: Based on an ongoing manga "The Gothic World of Nyanpire" that started in 2009.
Bishōnen: The vampire in the intro who would later return in the final episode. He cuts blood from his finger to turn Nyanpire into an immortal Vampire Cat.
Emergency Transformation: In the introduction, the narrator explains that Nyanpire was because a passing vampire took pity on the dying kitty.
Explicit Content: In-Universe During Nyatenshi's play, when Masamunya and Nyanpire (As Nyatenshi and a female cat) are falling in love during "Nyatenshi's Flashback" about why he got banished from heaven. The curtain's have a text reading "18 Adult Content".
Incoming Ham: When Nyanpire first meet Masamunya, he tries hard to sound threatening. But the moment get's ruined, when Nyanpire said he looked cool which angers him and begins charging at him, and trips on the ground. Which ends him up with a bloody nose and a few cuts around his body.
Irony: Ever since Nyanpire first became a vampire, he has a permanent yellow cross on his stomach. Vampires can be held at bay or physically damaged by the religious symbol of a Christian cross and is one of their weaknesses.
Keet: Nyanpire get's excited very easily and is very optimistic.
Love at First Sight: After Nyanpire licks Masamunya's cuts around his body. For some strange reason, he starts to have a crush on him. He is so in love with him, that he isn't aware of the strange answers Nyanpire gives him.
Unreliable Narrator: In episode 4, Nyatenshi decides to set up a play on how he got banished from heaven. Nyanpire is playing the role of Nyatenshi, while Masamunya is playing the role of the female cat. Nyatenshi is narrating the whole play by reading the script that he wrote and would also be playing the character's voices by pitching his voice up for voicing the female cat. He even screams when he got banished from heaven.After the play is over, he reveals that it was all a lie.◊