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Vampires have always existed throughout human history. In Tokyo 1930, there is an organization known as The Jaegers hunting them. The story focuses on a young man named Yuliy who joined a Jaeger squad to seek vengeance for his fallen kin after his hometown was ravaged by vampires. He and his squad have pursued the vampires across the globe and reached the far east of the world. In Japan, Vampires seek a mysterious artifact known as the Ark of Sirius in order to achieve world domination.

Produced by P. A. Works (of Angel Beats! fame) and directed by Masahiro Ando (From Canaan fame), the series began airing in the Summer 2018 anime season and was released by Netflix across the world on December 21, 2018.


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  • The '30s: The setting of Tenrou Sirius the Jaeger is 1930s Tokyo. Specifically, before World War II started.
  • A Father to His Men: As the leader of the Jaegers, Willard truly cares about his teammates, especially with Yuliy, so that he can boost their morale and understand their problems.
  • Action Girl:
    • Dorothea is a gunner for the Jaegers and is the only girl in their team.
    • After Episode 5 and in Episode 6, Ryoko becomes this as she tries to protect her father and the inhabitants in their mansion against the Vampires that attack them.
  • Advertised Extra: Agatha is one of the characters that appears in the trailer. However, she got killed easily by Yuliy in Episode 2.
  • And the Adventure Continues: Despite spending their last days in Japan in Episode 7, the Jaegers still continue their adventure by visiting London. However, instead of going to London, Yuliy goes to Sakhalin Island by himself.
    • The Series also end this way. When the Jaegers found out Yuri's location in the final episode, they head out there but this time, they will kill him since Yuliy wanted Humans, Sirius, and the Vampires to co-exist with each other.
  • Armour-Piercing Question:
    • In Episode 3, young Yuliy asks Willard about how should he live his life after his clan gets massacred by the Vampires. This results in Willard doubting the path he took Yuliy down.
    • Mikhail asks Yuliy if he wants to leave him as the last one to kill after he kills all of the vampires. Yuliy hesitates to answer at first.
  • The Atoner: In Episode 7, Willard regrets the things that he had done in the past, considering that he is the one who enables the massacre of Yuliy's village, Dogville, after he translates the contents of a book revealing the location of Sirius Ark to the vampires. It affects him deeply, to the point that he takes little Yuliy into his care and calmly waits for Yuliy to finish him once he finds out the truth. He also regrets that he encouraged Yuliy to focus so single-mindedly on vengeance.
  • Bad Moon Rising: In Episode 1, the Moon turns red when the Vampires like Kershner visit Shanghai and kill some of the people.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Some of the characters in the show, such as Agatha and Mikhail, wear some clothes that expose their midriffs.
  • The Bartender: Willard has a friend named Akimoto who works in a bar at Japan. He is also the agent of the V Shipping Company which the Jaegers currently collaborate with.
  • Big Bad: Yevgraf is the young king of the Vampires who is revealed to be this as he is the one who purged Yuliy's village and the one who sent the vampires to retrieve the Sirius Ark.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Mikhail has this type of personality as he looks after his younger brother, Yuliy, in his younger days. Even after he turns himself into a vampire, he still truly cares about Yuliy. Cases in point: where trying to protect Yuliy from Klarwein's Frankenstein Monster in Episode 5 and sparing him and telling him to live in Episode 7.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In Episode 7, Major Hideomi Iba went into the scene where the Vampires are battling against the Jaegers in Ryoko's mansion and called the Japanese Army to fend off the Vampire's attack by Willard's commands.
  • Bittersweet Ending: the series ends with Yuliy and Mikhail killing off Yevgeaf, foiling his Evil Plan. But at the cost of Mikhail's life due to the injuries he sustained during the fight and Yuliy ended up Walking the Earth due to his actions. But despite that, Yuliy still wants a coexistence between Humans, Vampires, and Sirius.
  • Behind the Black: In Episode 2, after Yuliy defeats one of the vampires, he is then attacked by a mysterious assailant. The assailant is revealed to be his brother, Mikhail, who was supposed to have died long ago.
  • Blade on a Stick: Yuliy uses a long, double-headed scythe that can be folded up for storage as his main weapon to fight against the vampires.
  • Cain and Abel: Yuliy and his brother Mikhail. Yuliy is the Abel of the group considering that he is the hero of the story who works for the Jaegers to kill all the evil vampires while Mikhail is the Cain since he turned himself into a vampire.
  • Chase Scene:
    • In the first episode, The Jaegers try to chase the runaway vampires by car in the streets of Tokyo.
    • In Episode 5, Willard, Fallon and Phillip try to chase a train that got hijacked by the Hyakko Party in order to save the remaining passengers.
  • Chekhov's Skill: Ryoko is still practicing on how to do Kendo. It pays off in Episode 5 when she is able to kill one of the vampires with her apprentice swordsman skill.
  • Cold Sniper: Mikhail not only specializes in knife fighting, but he is also capable of using rifles, as he calmly shoots Yuliy, his beloved little brother, in order to stop the Jaeger from killing Agatha.
  • Cool Airship: Yevgraf uses a pretty huge and cool zeppelin to travel across the world.
  • Cool Big Sis: Dorothea acts like this towards her team, as she likes to tease them and looks out for them. She has an easy-going personality and looks out for Ryoko, despite the latter not being in her team.
  • Creepy Twins: The vampire twins that reside in Yevgraf's castle are pale vampires with gothic-style outfits.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death:
    • In Episode 1, A lot of people were brutally sliced and murdered and the police suspected a serial killer called Kuratake who has been doing this.
    • In Episode 2, After he turns into a Vampire, Dr. Hanada is killed by the Jaegers and Reduced to Dust.
    • In Episode 5, the Leader of Hyakko Party got his head decapitated by Klarwein's monster.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • In Episode 1, Yuliy and the rest of the Jaegers fight Kershner's mooks with ease.
    • In Epsiode 2, Yuliy is able to defeat Agatha with ease by stabbing her.
    • In Episode 5, Mikhail defeats Klarwein's monster with a single blow which results in the latter exploding.
    • In Episode 7, Yuliy defeats Kershner with ease by stabbing him through the shoulder with a sword.
  • Dark Action Girl: Agatha is a vicious Blood Knight who works for Kershner and the other Vampires.
  • Dark and Troubled Past:
    • Yuliy's tribe is decimated by the Vampires and it is made worse when Yuliy watches his mother died in front of him. When his brother, Mikhail, protects him from the vampires, Yuliy watches him getting slaughtered by the Vampires and thinks that he is dead. It's not until the present day when Yuliy meets with him that he ends up getting turned into a vampire as a result.
    • It was revealed that Phillip doesn't like Yuliy because his parents were murdered by one of the people from Yuliy's clans. Despite this however, Phillip easily forgives Yuliy in Episode 6 and says that it wasn't his fault that his parents were murdered.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Phillip is by far the snarkiest member of the Jaegers.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Because Yuliy's hometown and his family were destroyed, Yuliy stated that his only reason to live is to kill the Vampires that destroyed his hometown and that he doesn't know what to do with his life without this goal.
  • Disappeared Dad: In Episode 7, it is revealed that Yuliy's father is still alive and that he left Yuliy's hometown years ago in order to protect the artifact known as Sirius Ark from other evil people.
  • Doomed Hometown: In Episode 3, vampires destroyed Yuliy's village when he was a child.
  • Don't Call Me "Sir": Japanese Army Major Hideomi Iba doesn't like to be called as a "Major" when he is in his casual clothes as he's pretty sensitive to his surroundings.
  • The Dragon: Kershner is this to Yevgraf because he got the orders from him to retrieve the Sirius Ark, while Agatha is this to Kershner as she functioned as a personal bodyguard or companion for Kershner.
  • Evil Laugh: Kershner sports this in Episode 7. And his laugh sounds like a certain Vampire from a certain popular anime series.
  • Expy:
  • Face Death with Dignity: In Episode 7, In Episode 7, Willard calmly and patiently waits for Yuliy to kill him so that he can atone for his past sins. Fortunately, Yuliy pulls his blow against him.
  • Fiery Redhead: Averted. Fallon has red hair, but he's very laid back and friendly towards other people, such as the people in his team.
  • Friend to All Children: Yuliy shows his soft side when it comes to children. Case in point: when he befriends the daughter of a doctor in Episode 2.
  • Fighting Irish: Downplayed. Fallon is of Irish descent and specializes in close-range fighting, but he doesn't pick fights. He only engages in combat when confronting vampires.
  • Five-Man Band: The Jaegers functioned as this. And is consists of:
  • Frankenstein Monster: Combined with Killer Robot. Klarwein creates a killing machine that looks like a Frankenstein Monster. It is also shown in the opening scene.
  • Fur Against Fang: The main premise of the show. However, the only known werewolves in this anime as of now is Yuliy, who tries to avenge his clans after being eradicated by the Vampires.
  • Gentle Giant: Fallon might be the largest of the team, but he has an easygoing personality and looks out for Yuliy and Phillip. He is also not a Dumb Muscle either as he is quite intelligent and regularly helps the others in gathering information.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom:
    • Yuliy's eyes glow when he goes berserk and unleashes his true powers as a Sirius.
    • Combined with Red Eyes, Take Warning. Most of the humanoid vampires' eyes will turn red after they reveal their true nature.
  • The Gunslinger: Some of the members of the Jaeger team such as Fallon, Dorothea and Phillip use a gun for fighting against the vampires.
  • Healing Factor: Yuliy quickly heals from a gunshot wound in the shoulder and an steep drop into a river in just two days. He also heals from a stab wound in the shoulder in a couple of days.
  • House Fire: In Episode 6, Ryoko's mansion was burned when the Vampires tried to launch an attack against the Jaegers.
  • I Let Gwen Stacy Die: What Yuliy feels after killing Dr. Hanada, which results in the latter's daughter being traumatized. This also impacts his worry over whether killing all of the Vampires was a good idea after he saw Mikhail was alive and turning into a vampire.
  • The Infiltration: Major Hideomi Iba disguises himself as a reporter named Tada so that he can investigate the shady things that the two companies (V-Shipping and Alma Company) are doing.
  • Inspector Javert: Major Hideomi Iba is aware that V Shipping Company and Alma Trading Company are involved in the events occurring around the city, but doesn't understand the true nature of these events. As a result, he pursues leads on both companies, causing him to interfere with the Jaegers and the vampires.
  • Intrepid Reporter: Major Hideomi Iba pretends to be this as an excuse for a civilian being in suspicious places.
  • It's Not You, It's Me: In Episode 3, when Ryoko tries to approach Yuliy after he almost transforms into a werewolf, he asks her to stay away and don't come near him. However, he also feels sorry that he almost attacks her.
  • Killed Offscreen: In Episode 6, after one of the highest rank generals reports the conditions when he was abroad in the train that goes to Gotemba, he commits suicide offscreen.
  • Lost Lenore: Dr. Hanada is motivated to do his own research regarding the Artificial Heart because of his wife's death.
  • Mad Scientist: Klarwein is a scientist who looks like a Victor Frankenstein Expy, who sided with the vampires and tried to make the monster who looks like Frankenstein Monster.
  • MacGuffin: Both the Vampires and the Jaegers try to retrieve a legendary box/treasure known as the Sirius Ark that could change the world.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Agatha. See Stripperific description below. Needless to say, she is also the Dark Action Girl that fights against the Jaegers.
  • My God, What Have I Done?:
    • Combined with I Let Gwen Stacy Die. This is Yuliy's reaction after he kills Dr. Hanada when he got turned into a vampire.
    • Ryoko's reaction after killing one of the vampires in Episode 5, as this is the first time she has ever killed anyone and she feels rather scared.
  • My Parents Are Dead: In Episode 2, it was revealed that Yuliy's mother is long gone. And so does the mother of the daughter of Dr. Hanada that Yuliy befriends. It becomes harsher for the latter as her father turned into a vampire and then ends up getting killed.
  • Nebulous Evil Organization: In Episode 4, it was revealed that the Alma Company hires the vampire to do their own bidding and selling illegal weapons to other people including the military. The independent terrorist organization, Hyakko Party also counts as this, as they kill innocent scientists because they're employed by the Vampires.
  • Nerves of Steel: Even when the Vampires attacked her house, Ryoko remains completely calm and tries to prepare herself to fight against them against her father's wishes so that her father and the other people in the mansion can escape from the mansion.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: The Vampires were one overzealous soldier in either the attack on Dogville or in the various attacks on Yuliy's crew from losing the Arc of Sirius forever. They thought they'd be able to get at the show's MacGuffin because Yuliy's father had sacrificed himself to seal it away, and they had his vampirized son on their side, but even though he has the blood of the Sirius clan and is his father's son, the fact that he's a vampire keeps him from getting through the seal. This makes it so that Yuliy, being the only real survivor of the attack on Dogville, is the only person left on the planet who can access the Arc. Had one of their attacks on the gang up until this point actually succeeded, or had they succeeded in wiping out Dogville save for one under their thrall, everything would have fallen apart.
  • Ojou: Ryoko Naoe is the daughter of a wealthy nobleman from Japan who owns a shipping company.
  • Off with His Head!: In Episode 5, the leader of Hyakko Party got his head decapitated by Klarwein's monster.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: The vampires resemble those of Dracula: they possess a number of powers including Flight, shape-shifting and the ability to turn humans into members of their kind. Vampire nobles are able to walk in the sun without problems, but lesser vampires must assume a human disguise to protect their true forms from sunlight.
    • All vampires are able to enter dwellings without getting permission, cross running water, and are not particularly affected by religious symbols or any particular substance.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: Despite the series have a Fur Against Fang premise, the werewolves are mostly in name only. They have superhuman senses and physical ability, but according to supplemental material, years of interbreeding with humans means they've actually lost the ability to transform over generations. The closest we get to see, besides a shadow of one in a flashback (of the bipedal wolf man variety), is Yuliy's Unstoppable Rage mode, where his teeth and claws get longer, his eyes glow, and the white stripe in his hair becomes much larger.
  • Parental Neglect: Dr. Hanada seems to ignore his daughter, Saki, all the time because of his own research. However, after he completes his research, he makes his daughter a promise that he will spend much more time with her. Unfortunately, the promise is not carried out, as Dr. Hanada is turned into a vampire at the end of the episode and killed by Yuliy.
  • Parental Substitute: After Yuliy's clan is massacred by the Vampires and he is the only survivor, Willard becomes a father figure to him after he finds Yuliy alone in the forest, as he is the one who has the strongest attachment to Yuliy and tries to understands how he feels.
  • Parents as People: Ryoko's father is overprotective towards her and wants the best by forcing her to study hard and not fighting with swords. However, Ryoko refuses and wants to fight.
  • Please Kill Me If It Satisfies You: Mikhail orders Yuliy to kill him if he wants to eradicate all of the vampires so that Yuliy can satisfy his vengeance against them. Which Yuliy refuses.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: Before the maid who betrays Dr. Hanada gets killed offscreen by Agatha when she tries to retrieve the money. Agatha says this line before murdering the maid:
    "I hate cowards like you. No pride and no loyalty. Such a foolish and inferior human."
  • Precision F-Strike: Particularly noticeable in the English dub, where there is virtually zero swearing, so much that not even "damn" is used, partly because most of the characters are simply not into swearing. This is until episode 10 where a newly introduced guy straight up calls a mad scientist a "son of a bitch".
  • Public Bathhouse Scene: In Episode 6, there's a scene regarding Yuliy and Phillip taking a bath together in Ryoko's mansion's bathhouse.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Most of the humanoid type vampires such as Mikhail or Kershner have their eyes turn red when they try to attack the Jaegers.
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: The maid that works for Dr. Hanada betrays him by telling the location of him and his research to Agatha, one of the vampires, so that she could get more money. However, she gets back-stabbed and killed by Agatha offscreen.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Because vampires destroyed his hometown and his family, Yuliy swears vengeance against all of them. It doesn't help that Willard encourages Yuliy to do it, which the former regrets later on.
  • Screw Destiny: Ryoko goes against her father's wishes by trying to fight with swords and doesn't want to study if she doesn't fight.
  • Serial Killer: In Episode 1, Kuratake is truly infamous in Japan, as he slices his victims when he kills them, and thus his name becomes notorious throughout Japan as one of these.
  • Smug Snake: Some of the vampires, such as Kershner and his dragon, Agatha, look down on humans and Sirius and consider them as nothing but animals. The former spends most of his time taunting Yuliy while fighting him in Episode 7. This attitude bites them in the back very badly considered that both of them are easily killed by Yuliy.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Dorothea is the only woman in the Jaegers team, which consists of mostly men.
  • Stalker with a Crush: The daughter of the Baron who owns the V Shipping Company, Ryoko Naoe, seems to have a huge crush on Yuliy, to the point that she stalks him to the train that transport Yuliy and Dorothea to Gotemba, Shizuoka in Episode 4.
  • The Stoic: Yuliy is pretty calm, reserved and mild-mannered most of the time. However, he becomes Not So Stoic when it comes to fighting against the vampires.
  • Stripperific: Agatha wears a dress that reveals her midriff and her underboobs.
  • Train Job: In episode 5, in order to find Kershner and his cronies, the Hyakko Party hijacks a train that goes to Gotemba, Shizuoka.
  • Traintop Battle: In Episode 5, the Jaegers & the Japanese Army are fighting against the Vampires & the Hyakko Party in a train. Played straight with Mikhail's fight against one of Klarwein's experiments, as the battle takes place on the top of the train.
  • Trap Master: Fallon has a specialty in making traps. His talent shows in Episode 6 when he tries to make some traps in order to defend the mansion against the attack of the Vampires.
  • Unstoppable Rage: In Episode 7, Yuliy goes berserk and almost transforms into his werewolf form after he learns the truth regarding Willard helping the Vampires by discovering Yuliy's hometown and being taunted by Kershner.
  • Vampire Hunter: The Jaegers are basically this, as it's their job to hunt the evil Vampires across the world.
  • Vengeance Feels Empty: After Yuliy's brother, Mikhail, turns into a vampire, he views all of the Avengers, including Yuliy, and the revenge itself to be pointless. He even said that the eye of an Avenger only has hatred, fear, sadness, and suffering.
  • Villainous Rescue: Sort of. In Episode 5, Mikhail saves Yuliy's life during the fight against Klarwein's monster.
  • Wham Episode: Episode 7 contains revelation that Willard helped the Vampires discover the location of the Sirius Ark and, as a result, Yuliy's clan was massacred by them. It is also revealed in this episode that Yuliy has a long-lost father who is still alive and guarding the Sirius Ark from the vampires. This episode also marks the last days of Yuliy and the other Jaegers in Japan before setting foot into another country.
  • Wham Line: What Mikhail said to Yuliy in Episode 5 could be considered as this, such as:
    • "Will you kill everyone else, leaving me last?"
    • "Come on, kill me once. You want to kill as many vampires as quickly as possible, it's your chance, I will not oppose. Do it."
    • "It's enough Yuliy. You will never be an Avenger, forget this nonsense. And also forget my mother, the village, the box and me."
    • "But if you reappear before me as a Jaeger, you will no longer be my brother, you will be my enemy."
  • When You Coming Home, Dad?: Saki is neglected by his father due to the latter working on his own research to the point that she feels rather lonely. However, after her father completes his research, he tries to spent time with her which sadly never happened.
  • You Will Be Spared: It is revealed that Mikhail spares Yuliy's life in Episode 2, as he doesn't want to kill his own brother. He then lies to the vampires that he failed to kill Yuliy because of the wind.

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