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Manga / Ms. Vampire Who Lives in My Neighborhood

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Ms. Vampire Who Lives in My Neighborhood (となりの吸血鬼さん Tonari no Kyūketsuki-san) is a manga series by Amatou. It centers around Sophie Twilight, a 360-year-old vampire girl who is a sweet-natured otaku who would never hurt anyone else. One day she gets visited by a schoolgirl named Akari Amano who was looking for the place known as the dollhouse (and a living doll-which turns out to be Sophie), actually the mansion where she lives. Akari quickly takes a liking for Sophie over her doll-like appearance, starting to live with her and wanting to pamper her and dote on how cute she is. Hilarity ensues.

The series is a four-panel manga series which was serialized in Comic Cune's October 2014 issue released on August 27, 2014. An TV anime adaptation co-animated by Studio Gokumi and AXsiZ began airing in Japan from October 5, 2018 on AT-X and other channels.


Ms. Vampire Who Tropes in My Neighborhood:

  • A-Cup Angst: Ellie has a large case of this. She resents the fact she became a vampire while she was still a young looking girl, leading to her to have a young appearance with small breasts forever. She often wishes that she had grown another four years before becoming a vampire. Hinata found out in a painful way.
    • The vampire hunter they meet has similiar feelings as the group initially thinks her to be a boy compared to the buxom Hinata.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Sophie. She shows no outward interest in Ellie or other females, but she does blush when Akari's around and cares about her enough to go on daytime to hand over the lunch she forgot at home. Then there's the fact that when Ellie tried to drink Akari's blood she adamantly insisted that it was gross and it would be an instant regret to try in a deadpan face (she only tasted a drop after Akari cut herself with a knife) but after Ellie backtracked she audibly sighs in relief while blushing (anime)/lets out a Visible Sigh (manga).
  • Cannot Cross Running Water: Downplayed. The vampires in this series are either afraid of running water or don't like it, but taking a shower doesn't do harm to them.
  • Can't Live With Them, Can't Live Without Them:
    • Sophie thought she could scare Akari off by showing the human girl her Super Strength, but when Akari runs off she starts feeling lonely and is surprised she could miss someone that annoying. Though right afterwards, Akari runs back and reveals she actually fetched all the things around her house she couldn't open to get Sophie to open them for her. When she sees this, she admits indirectly that she enjoys her company (although she finds her somewhat aggravating at times).
    • Sophie has the same reaction when Ellie disappears just as suddenly as she arrived. Even though she couldn't stand Ellie's clinginess, she looked genuinely lonely when she was gone. But like Akari, she wasn't gone for real. She was in Sophie's coffin. Also applies to the past, as Ellie was apparently dragging her around almost all the time.
  • Casting Gag: This isn't the first time Miyu Tomita voiced a girl with a deadpan voice who turns out to be a supernatural creature living in human society. Both are also otakus who dedicate all waking hours to their obsession, with many characters doting on how cute they are. The last time it happened was Gabriel White Tenma.
  • Character Title: Sophie Twilight is the titular Kyūketsuki-sannote .
  • Cuteness Proximity: Akari gets this reaction whenever she's around Sophie almost all the time.
  • The Cutie: Sophie is a sweetheart who does not wish harm to come to anyone else, and everyone dotes on how cute she is. She's also, deep down, caring and sensitive for others.
  • D-Cup Distress: Hinata is annoyed with Elle after she complains about and grabs at her breasts in Episode since it reminded her of getting teased about them in middle school.
  • Dark Is Not Evil:
    • Sophie is a vampire, which at heart are nocturnal creatures who are Weakened by the Light, but she's otherwise a very kind soul.
    • Ellie as we see in the present is, while bratty, not malicious either. As for Ellie in the past, it's likely another story...
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: As Ellie has been sleeping for a hundred years (she fell asleep in 1914), Sophie anticipates she's not ready for the modern world and that she wouldn't be allowed to freely go out biting little girls (or what is a computer).
  • Friendless Background: Akari brings up how it must be hard for Sophie to never age and watch how all her friends and lovers grew old and passed away. But Sophie takes offense to this, as she never had any friends or lovers.
  • Friendly Neighbourhood Vampire: Sophie is a sweet-natured vampire who lives by herself in a big mansion, drinks blood delivered from a blood bank, and wouldn't hurt anyone (she finds sucking blood from people scary, for reference). Instead she's basically an otaku with shades of Hikikomori (although she does go out on walks or to get books signed) - sleeps all day, watches anime all night. Ellie wasn't this in the past, but she kinda is one in the present.
  • Fur Against Fang: Discussed and averted in Episode 6 where Sakuya asks Sophie if it's true that vampires have an animosity with werewolves like in the movies, which Sophie answers that werewolves are creatures of superstition (and yet, she's a vampire).
  • Healing Factor: Apparently, while Sophie can lose parts of her body if she gets directly exposed to sunlight, she heals after the sun goes down (she apparently lost her head at one point, but she was still alive and kicking).
  • Horrifying the Horror: Played for Laughs. Akari manages to creep out Sophie (unintentionally) with drooping smile she gets sometimes with Cuteness Proximity. It's even lampshaded in the anime by Akari herself. On another point, Sophie is scared of ghosts, despite being a vampire. On a much minor note, Akari also managed to weird out Ellie by responding to her attack/assault declaration (it's implied she took it as getting her blood sucked) with excitement.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: It's implied, but never stated, that this is the reason of why Sophie lets Akari stay in her house. Befriending Hinata confirms it.
  • Immortal Immaturity:
    • Being 360 years old doesn't stop Sophie from being an otaku. Downplayed for the most part, as she can be pretty reasonable most of the time... especially more than Ellie
    • Ellie is an even worse offender, being 450 years old but acting like a bratty child. Sophie calls her out on it when she hurts Hinata's feelings, saying that she should act more maturely.
  • I'm Taking Her Home with Me!: Akari acts this way towards Sophie. Though rather of taking her home, she decides to live in Sophie's home instead. Sophie doesn't seem to mind.
  • Insistent Terminology: Ellie is Sophie's acquaintance and nothing more (although it's implied she considers her a friend).
  • Lesbian Vampire: Ellie, the second vampire introduced in the series. She unilaterally declares herself to be Sophie's girlfriend, forcefully sucks her blood and tries to kiss her on the lips. In fact, she may be the Trope Maker herself. It's heavily implied that she is Elizabeth Báthory, who is one of the inspirations for Sheridan Le Fanu's famous novella Carmilla. According to herself, when she bit people, she specifically chose females based on their appearance and personality... and she is shown to be rather annoyed with the fact that she can't go around biting people anymore.
  • Missing Reflection: As per norm with vampires, Sophie lacks a reflection. As does Ellie, which becomes a problem given her fondness for makeup, which she applies very sloppily since she can't see herself in the mirror. It's so bad that Akari has to help her to put it right.
  • Must Be Invited: Subverted — when Akari asks Sophie if this trope applies, she says it does, but specifies that if a vampire were to enter a home uninvited, the result would be that they'd feel really guilty and awkward for barging in. As Akari points out, that's actually completely ordinary.
  • Never Grew Up: Vampires like Sophie and Ellie don't age and always retain the appearance of whatever age they were before they became a vampire.
  • No Historical Figures Were Harmed: It's heavily implied without being explicitly stated that Ellie is Elizabeth Báthory, an infamous Serial Killer often associated with vampires. Her age matches how old Elizabeth would be in modern days if she was immortal, she is more comfortable writing Hungarian than Japanese, she seems to be familiar with torture devices like the Iron Maiden, and she likes to bathe in blood, one of the most famous myths about the countess.
  • Nosebleed: Akari's nose bleeds when she has perverted thoughts regarding Sophie.
  • Older Than They Look: Sophie looks like a little girl but she's actually 360 years old. Ellie looks just as young and is 450 years old.
  • Otaku: Sophie spends all her waking hours watching anime and purchasing otaku merchandise (and sometimes going out for walks). If she gets out during the day, it has to be related to her hobbies... most of the time.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Sophie is a Friendly Neighbourhood Vampire who drinks refrigerated blood that she microwaves in a teacup, cannot bear the thought of biting a human, and is an otaku who spends all her waking hours watching anime. She also debunks the myth of vampires being unable to enter a building without invitation; the reality is they can, but will be overcome with guilt if they do so, as nobody would find that normal (as Akari points out, it's a very logical reason).
  • Product Placement: Sophie's computer looks suspiciously like a Macbook but with grape logo instead of apple. Also in episode 11 the girls are ordering Pizza Hot.
  • Really 700 Years Old: To be exact, Sophie is 360 years old and Ellie is 450 years old.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Akari is the excitable and enthusiastic red to Sophie's calmer, more reserved blue.
  • Running Gag: Akari's obsession with dolls creeping people out. It is also the cause of how she met Sophie in the first place (she was looking for a living doll).
  • Schoolgirl Lesbian:
    • Akari harbors a very obvious crush on Sophie, finding her to be adorable (she referred to her as the perfect doll). She also had to make excuses to herself while saying she had "no indecent motives" apart from bringing shampoo when she was about to see Ellie's naked body in the bath, making it very obvious she's sexually attracted to females. Finally, she imagined herself and Sophie getting married when Sophie allowed her to stay in her house. She also gushes about wanting to pet her and comb her hair.
      • She's also apparently not the jealous type, since her reaction to Ellie pinning Sophie down to suck her blood was running to get a camera.
    • It's crystal clear that Hinata likes Akari as more than a friend. Akari doesn't seem to notice that.
  • Shout-Out: Quite a bunch of these.
    • Episode 1: Sophie brings in a road roller ala Dio Brando from Jo Jos Bizarre Adventure Stardust Crusaders.
    • Episode 2: Sophie mentions that being under the sun makes her energy drop down to Spelunker levels.
    • Episode 3: Sophie's pillows with characters suspiciously similar to those from KanColle. Also reference of Maria Watches Over Us when the girls role-play as sisters.
    • Episode 8: Ellie's remarks about only wearing Chanel No. 5 when she sleeps reference Marilyn Monroe. Sophie saying that she wanted to go to Ooarai during summer break is a reference to Girls und Panzer since she also say that she saw it in an anime. Sophie's playing an arcade game called Aiparanote  (Aikatsu! x PriPara).
    • Episode 11: Lots of shout-outs here, including Ellie reading a manga named Flower of Versailles, Sophie having styrofoam display piece shaped just like Cactuar, a Game Buoy, a Furbu, the reason Sophie went to Japan because she wanted to buy Super Manio 2, etc.
  • Shout-Out Theme Naming: A vampire being named Twilight brings to mind another famous vampire franchise.
  • Squeaky Eyes: Both Sophie and Akari's eyes make audible blinking sounds in moments of awkwardness.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Downplayed. It's more along the lines of "I'll keep visiting your home until you let me stay". While Akari doesn't stalk her per se, she has No Sense of Personal Space when it comes to Sophie, with the vampire girl often feeling her privacy is violated.
  • The Stoic: Sophie rarely raises her voice.
  • Super Strength: Being a vampire, Sophie can easily heft up things like cars with one hand.
  • Swapped Roles: In most circumstances a human girl would be scared by a vampire. Here Akari is the human girl who creeps out Sophie the vampire, albeit unintentionally. Lampshaded In-Universe by Sophie.
  • Token Mini-Moe: Sophie and Ellie are both treated as such due to their young, doll-like appearances, even though they are centuries old.
  • Undressing the Unconscious: During the Beach Episode, Akari apparently put Sophie in a bikini while she slept before they headed to the beach.
  • Vampires Are Rich: After Ellie lists what modern gadgets she wants to buy in her head, she takes out 3 large bars of gold - and asks if she should "add a bit more". Sophie most likely fits this trope too, as there is apparently no end to the money she uses to buy her blood in amazon or otaku goods.
  • Vampires Hate Garlic: Treated as a gag multiple times in the series.
  • Vegetarian Vampire: Sophie gets all the blood she drinks from a blood bank. Eventually applies to Ellie also, as she can't go around anymore biting people to feed herself, due to the dangers of disintegrating into dust or causing havoc in the city.
  • Verbal Tic: Sophie will say "Umah" regularly.
  • Yuri Fan: Akari's reaction after hearing that Ellie wants to suck Sophie's blood is to look for her camera.
  • Yuri Genre: Though primarily a comedy show, it's pretty evidently beyond Les Yay territory. Even approved by Akari's mother in the manga: She treats Sophie as a family member and actually considers that eventually Akari and Sophie would get married.


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