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Voiced by: Naoko Watanabe (OAV), Miki Nagasawa (TV series)

  • Dark Magical Girl: Toyed with. She's not only the main character, but she's the one who seeks out friendship instead of being lured out by others.


Voiced by: Kaneto Shiozawa (OAV and CD dramas), Shin-ichiro Miki (TV series)

     Characters from all continuities 

Characters from all continuities

Miyu's parents

  • Big Fancy House: In the original OAV, they owed a very pretty traditional Japanese home. It was located atop of a hill near Nara... the place where the fourth OAV takes place.
  • Broken Bird: Miyu's mother
  • Empty Shell - The Stoic: Miyu's dad, since Miyu's mom drank his blood before marrying him, which she regrets due to the terrible effects. It's actually so bad that when the Shinma came to claim Miyu as the Guardian and both his wife and daughter ran away, he simply stood there quietly, allowing the Shinma to capture him.
  • Mama Bear: Miyu's mother tried to save her from becoming the Guardian by force. By either trying to kill her (manga) or giving her her own blood (OAV). It didn't work, obviously.
  • Parents in Distress: They're now hostages of the Japanese Shinma, frozen in time and in an eternal sleep in an alternate dimension between the Darkness and Earth. Miyu has to catch all the runaways to get them free.
  • The Ageless: The dad is this thanks to mom drinking his blood. Miyu's mom and Miyu are not initially. This is what leads to the whole crisis in the OVA in the first place, even though they're Shinma themselves, they're particular bloodline is fully mortal and Miyu's mom is getting on years so Miyu should have been groomed to be the next Guardian.

Reiha and Matsukaze

Voiced by: Megumi Ogata (TV series)
  • Affably Evil: Reiha is soft-spoken, calm, always has a cold smile on her lips... and is a frightening opponent.
  • An Ice Person
  • Creepy Doll: Matsukaze, who seems to be a mouthpiece for Reiha's hate for Miyu.
  • Dark Action Girl and Lady of Black Magic: Reiha is even more aloof than Miyu and mercilessly attacks others using ice.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Reiha fights the runaway Shinmas and all, but she's not concerned with the bystanders at all (whereas Miyu sometimes gets Pet the Dog moments towards them and values the few human friends she does have) and openly antagonises Miyu.
  • Offwith His Head: Reiha is killed like this.
    • Losing Your Head: She calmly picks up her own head and swears revenge as she returns to the Darkness.
  • Uncanny Valley Girl
  • The Unfavorite: Reiha hates Miyu to death because her father, one of her collaborators, died protecting Miyu and called out to her in his last breath instead of recalling his own daughter.
  • Winter Royal Lady: In the manga.


Voiced by: Yuji Mitsuya (OAV)


Voiced by: Mayumi Shou (OAV)


     Characters from the OAV 

Characters from the OAV

Himiko Se

Voiced by: Mami Koyama


Voiced by: Katsumi Suzuki


  • The Cutie: Was a very sweet young girl, planning a date with her boyfriend as they walked home...
  • The Gwen Stacy
  • She's Got Legs: She had a nice set of legs and showed them off with a cute miniskirt.


  • Big Fancy House: Where she lives
  • Convenient Coma: Is in this state in the OAV.
  • Cute Mute: When she "wakes up", she doesn't say a single word.
  • Creepy Child: She is seen as one of these. When she wakes up, she's among the cutest and most pitiful examples of this.
  • Deal with the Devil: She let Ra-en possess her body and use her for his plans, in exchange for creating an illusion in which her beloved parents are still alive.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Her parents's deaths. Since they died after giving her their blood so she'd survive, poor Aiko blamed herself and called herself a vampire, biting the neck of her doll in the orphanage she was placed in much to the horror of the other kids. Then Ra-En came in...
  • Ill Girl Horrible, heartbreaking subversion. She was thought to be in a Convenient Coma, but she actually was under Demonic Possession and a Deal with the Devil

Aiko's parents

  • Creepy Monotone: They speak like this. Brrrrrr!
  • Dead All Along: They actually died in a car crash a while before the OAV's take place. The ones that Himiko met are illusions summoned by Ra-en as a part of his deal with Aiko.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Both are shown either fully barefoot (the father) or wearing only tabi socks (the mother). Justified, not only they're only seen inside a very traditional house where being barefoot is a requiremet, but they're wearing kimonos.
  • Good Parents. Or so they seem. They were this to a T when alive, see the trope below to know more.
    • Heroic Sacrifice: They knew that their injuries from the accident would eventually kill them, so they begged their treating doctor to let them donate their own blood (of a pretty rare type) to their beloved daughter Aiko so she'd survive. He couldn't refuse such a request since they had no blood of said type left in the hospital and there was no time to ask for donors: in the end Aiko survived, but Mom and Dad died.

Kei Yuzuki

Voiced by: Ryo Horikawa

The Shinma Armor

Voiced by: Tessho Genda


Voiced by: Yumi Takada
  • The Cutie
  • I Just Want to Be Special
  • Immortality Seeker: Asks Miyu to make her a vampire so she can be young and pretty forever. Miyu's mom stops them and sends her back home.
  • Red Herring: We're led to believe that Miyu's mom drained her of blood to feed Miyu her first blood "meal". It wasn't like that.
  • Secret Keeper: Knows what her best friend Miyu is because she saw her bite one of their classmates and accidentally kill her by draining her of blood.

     Characters from the TV series 

Characters from the TV series

The Otaku


Voiced by: Mika Kanai
  • Mad Eye: His right eye, which gives him scrying powers, is huge, bloodshot and usually hidden behind one of his bunny-like ears.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter
  • Seers: More exactly, if you look into his sort-of Evil Eye, you can see stuff that is normally invisible.

Chisato Inoue

Voiced by: Maiko Shirakura

Hisae Aoki

Voiced by: Kokoro Shindou

Yukari Kashima

Voiced by: Chiharu Tezuka

Miho Arisawa

Voiced by: Hiroko Kasahara

Yui Lee

Voiced by: Akemi Okamura


     Characters from the manga and/or Drama CD's 

Characters from the manga and/or the Drama CD's


  • Orphan's Ordeal: Has just lost her whole family (Mom, Dad, little sister) to Shinmas

Sho Kiryuu



Fumiya /Kaoru

  • The Gwen Stacy: It's not exactly clear who Kaoru was for Miyu, but she clearly feels bad when she meets him as "Fumiya".
  • Demonic Possession.
  • Waif-Fu: Male example, as the human body he possessed was one of a highly-trained gym practitioner.

Rima and Mari Minami

Dr. Minami

  • Hot Scientist: In charge of the local aquarium and some experiments. Not really.
  • Graceful Loser: Escaped years ago from Miyu, so when she finds him again, he at first tries to cover for his girls and help them escape, but once he loses he doesn't put up much of a fight and lets Miyu vanish him.
  • Inter Species Romance: With the twins's mom, a mermaid.

Kyou Kitami


Ruri and her family

  • Animals Hate Her: Ruri the bird reacts strongly to Miyu's presence.
  • Brother–Sister Incest: Implied between the real Ruri and her brother, Little Ruri's "father". It was at least one-sided canon from his side.
  • Half-Human Hybrids: The real Ruri and her brother.
  • Happily Adopted: After her "Papa" is banished to the Darkness, Little Ruri is adopted by the Hiyama family.
  • Name's the Same: Ruri is the name of both a little girl and her pet bird, given to her by her "papa". And of "Papa"'s dead younger sister.
  • Parental Substitute: Ruri's "father"
  • Sole Survivor: In an odd incident, Little Ruri was left all alone in her hometown. A handsome stranger saw her and took her in.
  • Wife Husbandry: Miyu believes this is what Ruri's "dad" want to do to her, and she calls him out on it. It's more of a Replacement Goldfish deal, tho.
  • You Killed My Younger Sister: Ruri's "dad" accuses Miyu of letting the real Ruri die by not biting her and thus not giving her eternal life.

Mamoru Hiyama

     Characters from Shin Vampire Princess Miyu 

Characters from Shin Vampire Princess Miyu




Water Lipper

Caith Sith

Caith Sith's mother aka the Quarl Queen



Yui, Nagi and Senryu

     Vampire Princess Yui characters 

Vampire Princess Yui characters


  • Bad Dreams: Sorta. Yui first saw Miyu in a dream, in which she started telling her about their bonds. Then Yui is woken up by her Old Retainer and starts her usual day... and then Miyu appears in her school...
  • Big Fancy House: She lives in an old traditional complex.
  • Break the Cutie: Specially when she can't control her urge for blood and ends up draining one of her school friends, then runs away in horror and when she arrives near Yuki's "Pool of Illusions" and Nagi tells her who she truly is without any filter. Not to mention the borderline Mind Rape effect that Yuki's voice has on her.
  • Cherry Blossoms: Weaponised, since Yui can manipulate and bend them to her will. It comes from Yuki, whose powers sorta can manifest through Yui.
    • Shouji reveals to Kyouko that Yui had always been fascinated by the massive cherry tree in her garden. She actually hates it, as she thinks that whenever sakura trees bloom, someone she loves will die.
    • By the end of the first volume, all that's left of Yui's old home are the sakura trees.
  • Half-Human Hybrids: One of the oddest examples ever in this franchise. Mother is human, father is a Shi (another kind of demon, described as "the anti-Shinma"), and she also is half-vampire as her mom Sayuri was given Miyu's Kiss of the Vampire when still pregnant with Yui. That's not counting her connection with Yuki, the former Guardian of the Lake and leader of her clan, whose succesor and twin sister Saki was Yui's ancestor.
  • Foil: To Miyu. Miyu is mysterious and reserved, whereas Yui is plucky and emotional.
  • Ill Girl: Subverted. Peple think that Yui has severe anemia, but the truth is that her Guardian powers have just awakened and, since she had no real idea of what was going on, she lacked of the blood she needed. (It's not helped by how Yui refuses to drink blood from humans if she can help it, so her Battle Butler Nagi gives her his blood instead.)
  • Naïve Newcomer and Naïve Everygirl: Contrasting with Broken Bird Miyu.
  • The Ojou: At the start of her story, Yui lives in a traditional Japanese Big Fancy House with her grandmother.
  • Psychic Link: She has one with the sleeping Yuki.
  • Raised by Grandparents: Her father was banished away, her mother died when she was tiny, so her grandmother has raised her.
  • Stepford Smiler: While taking to her sempai Shouji and her friend Kyouko, Yui acts like a Genki Girl and a Shipper on Deck for them both. In reality, she's thinking of how she won't be able to keep up with them.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Sorta. She wins her first fight via relaying on trickery and pure sheer pluck.
  • Thou Shall Not Kill: Sorta, as for quite a while doesn't like the idea of feeding from humans. Nagi then lets her feed from him.
  • Un-person: After the funeral of Yui's grandmother, it's strongly implied that Miyu and Larva erased Yui's presence from the memories of her few remaining friends.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Don't harm Nagi. Seriously, DON'T. When Nagi once took a spear for her, Yui was pissed.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: After Yui's grandmother dies, she definitely abandons her old life.


Yui's grandmother



  • Empty Shell: After Miyu gave her a Kiss of the Vampire... while pregnant with Yui.
  • Missing Mom: In Yui's words: "After Dad died, Mom became a dreamer... and she died of a heart attack.". It's kinda odd, as Sayuri was supposed to be in "eternal happiness", but all of a sudden it was broken and then Sayuri died of grief.
  • Odd Friendship: Played with. After getting bitten by Miyu, Sayuri sorta continued her life and Miyu dropped by sometimes to check on her well-being. This being Miyu, her main interest was the baby still within Sayuri, the future Yui, whose potential she wanted to awake. (It's implied, however, that Miyu might have cared for Sayuri in her own way.)
  • Widow Woman: Sorta. It's all but spelled that, since her husband was a Shi, Miyu either killed or banished him and then bit Sayuri to both have her blood and relieve her from pain. People believe that he died in an accident, however.

Shouji and Kyouko


     Characters from the Vampire Princess manga 

Yuu Kamui

Yui Shougakuin



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