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" which is still running in Japan.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:
Affably Evil: While Nyatenshi is not an outright villian, he's the closest character to be an outright antagonist. Especially during scenes where Nyatenshi and Katsuo are together. Especially noticeable in episode 11 where he steals Katuso's lollipop.
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.
Cute Kitten: Despite Nyanpire being part-vampire, this kitten is still absolutely adorable. The same goes for Chachamaru, Masamunya, and Nyatenshi.
Dissonant Serenity: While the majority of characters in the series are very optimistic and are always seen smiling. (Except for Katsuo). Nyatenshi is always seen smiling and never get's upset unlike his friends. Probably since he's an angel, and doesn't care about getting into much trouble.
Dark Is Not Evil: Nyanpire is a vampire and a black cat. Unlike classical vampires, he's much more friendly and not evil.
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".
Heartbeat Soundtrack: Heard in episode 8, where Masamunya is aiming a gun to earn a prize until Nyatenshi scares him.
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. Vampires are also weak to sunlight, while Nyanpire is immune to getting burned during the day.
Keet: Nyanpire get's excited very easily and is very optimistic.
Jerkass: Nyatenshi can be viewed as this when ever he's around Katuso.
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.
No Antagonist: Since the anime only has 4 main characters. Nyatenshi is the closest to being an actual antagonist. While Nyatenshi is mostly clam and is one of the first friends Nyanpire makes. In some episodes, he is constantly seen chasing Katsuo over a sardine. Sometimes Masamunya might be annoyed or mad when ever Nyatenshi would show up. But that depends on the situation for each episode. He even steals Katsuo's ice cream in episode 8 and steals his lollipop in episode 11.
Nervous Wreck: Poor Katsuo, he is always being chased by Nyatenshi.
Small Name, Big Ego: Masamunya called himself "The One-Eyes Dragon,Masamunya" in his debut episode. But when he starts charging after Nyanpire he trips which clearly means that he's not your typical Samurai. He also barely uses his sword, except using it for decoration or trying to be threatening.
Slice of Life: Both the anime is manga is about a vampire cat who lives with an owner, and would sometimes get into antiques with hilarious results.
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.◊
Wings Do Nothing: After Nyanpire became a vampire, he obtained fangs,a yellow cross, and wings. However Nyanpire never actually flies in the series. While Nyatenshi himself can fly, but that's because an angel.