It’s amazing to think now, but Rosario to Vampire was fairly daring for TV show standards back when it first aired. Most mainstream fanservice anime avoided nipples like the plague at this time, instead opting for blank boobs. Rosario to Vampire took things further, particularly in season two.
Torrent. Seeders needed! Please seed for as long as possible when finished.
Production Company: Gonzo
Vintage: Winter, Fall 2008
Nipple sightings from other Gonzo produced anime: Strike Witches (season 1), Gantz, Afro Samurai, Welcome to the NHK, Mardock Scramble, Linebarrels of Iron, Kiddy Grade, Basilisk
Other notable / recently relevant mainstream anime from Gonzo: Hellsing (TV), Trinity Blood, Full Metal Panic (season 1)
Nana Mizuki as Moka Akashiya
Nana Mizuki is also well known for her roles as:
Misato Fukuen as Kurumu Kurono
Misato Fukuen is also well known for her roles as:
Rie Kugimiya as Mizore Shirayuki
Rie Kugimiya is also well known for her roles as:
Thoughts on the anime
Rosario to Vampire has a fun premise. A likable, non-dorky, non-allergic-to-girls male lead is taken to what he thinks is a prestigious private school, only to learn that it exists in an alternate dimension and is fully enrolled by man-eating monsters who often appear in human form.
For whatever reason he continues to attend this school despite suspicions that he is actually human. A different kind of anime could have taken this series down the horror route, but the genius of Rosario to Vampire is how it takes a horror setting for an ecchi-harem romp.
That said, despite a fun premise, fun characters, and a solid production job from Gonzo, I always felt this series was over-rated. In between the moments of fun were long stretches of boredom, and when I finished season 1, I had no interest in a second season. Until I heard everyone slashing their wrists about how bad season 2 was, namely because the startling increase of nipple sightings was probably a little much for the series mainstream fanbase.
Technically, season 1 had a couple frames of moka’s nipples in the entire series, and one long look at them for the Hill Witch character near the end. But for the most part, it was a tease ecchi series, comparable to Kampfer, with basically the minimum amount of nipple sightings to qualify as a “nude” ecchi series.
The succubus character Kurumu was a blue balls machine in season 1, teasing us to death with her killer body while keeping things consistently “tasteful” during that season. When she pulls down her top in season 2 revealing her fully exposed breasts, it was one of the more surreal moments I’ve experienced in ecchi. It was like the anime equivalent of the poolside fantasy scene in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. A “holy shit, that just happened” moment of erotic bliss. Now excuse me while I fap.
That’s just the beginning as we are treated to quite the show from Kurumu and the rest of the harem from then on, with no shortage of bathing scenes. Though season 1 had little to offer other than tease, season 2 is more in line with Strike Witches fanservice levels (coincidentally, also a Gonzo project from the same year).
Season one aired from January to April in 2008, right before the nude ecchi boom of 2008 began the very next season. When the series returned from September to December that same year, I don’t think the massive uptick in nudity was a coincidence.
Though Gonzo is more known for it’s action anime, it has no shortage of nipple sightings on it’s resume.
Thoughts on the fanservice video
This is one of my earliest videos, I think I made this one way back in early May. It was also the very first video I did in 1080p. This was also the first video I did that split nude and non-nude, which I only did to capitalize on the tease/payoff of Kurumu.
Kurumu. One of the sexiest ecchi characters ever, in my opinion.
Vampire form Moka was a total fox as well, but we never get to see the goods while she’s in vampire form, so Kurumu is an easy choice.