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    吸血鬼すぐ死ぬ

    A supernatural comedy about a vampire who is weak to just about everything and he lives in with a vampire hunter who is out to slay rogue vampires, while protecting the one he's living with.

    Airs: Monday, October 4, 2021

    Studio: Madhouse

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    Vampires are said to have many weaknesses such as garlic, crosses, and sunlight. Game-loving vampire lord Draluc just so happens to be weak to... everything. He dies, turning into a pile of ash, at the slightest shock.

    After Vampire Hunter Ronaldo learned of a castle inhabited by a vampire rumoured to have kidnapped a kid, he went there intending to take the devil down. However, the vampire turned out to be Draluc, a wimp who keeps turning into ash at the smallest things. Moreover, the kid wasn't being held captive—he was just using the "haunted house" as his personal playground!

    When his castle is destroyed, Draluc moves into Ronaldo's office, much to the other's chagrin. Despite their differences, they must try to work together to defend themselves from rogue vampires, Ronaldo's murderous editor, investigators, and more—with Draluc dying continuously along the way.


    Notes
    As usual, please try to follow these two easy forum courtesy habits when replying:
    1) If you're the first person to post about an episode in any given week, please indicate in the first line which episode you're posting about.
    2) If someone has already posted about an episode before you, please quote that post (or a relevant reply to that post), or include the episode title in the first line. ("Re: Episode 1") Just make sure the episode is indicated.

    For more guidelines please refer to this thread.
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    The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

  • #2
    Episode 1

    He doesn't sand a chance.

    And so it begins with Ronaldo heading out to hunt down the vampire Dracul, and he's not exactly a threat that this vampire hunter needs to take down. Just about anything and everything will "kill" Dracul and make him turn to sand. But despite dying so many times, he's still standing. He just so happens to be an otaku and has a kid over to play games with him. But then his castle goes up in smoke with the eye beams fire at Dracul and blow the place up when the kid mistakens it for the AC. And then Dracul gets hit with the morning sun, but thanks to the kid bagging up his ashes that his remains stayed out of the sun allowing him to regenerate, and appear at Ronaldo's office. Afterwards, they go to a convenience store where Bubuo falls in love with Eri, who is working her last day there and is getting married to somebody else. Pretty funny stuff so far, at least with the first half, but not so much with the second half. This is one of those shows that figures to get repetitive, but it's all well and good as long as the show changes things up at least a little.

    As always, the trial period rules apply.
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    The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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    • #3
      Episode 2

      Editors can be scary.

      More crazy characters are introduced here, first with Ronaldo's editor Fukuma as when Ronaldo isn't hunting vampires, he's writing a book, and Fukuma bribed Draluc with some video games to betray him, with some amusing results. Then there's a naked vampire who is looking to made nudist slaves out of Draluc and those kids, but Ronaldo's timely arrival puts an end to that. Then there's the vice captain who is looking to investigate Draluc, and Ronaldo uses the armadillo to try and keep him hidden in the sand, but that fails, all while Draluc said some pretty crazy things to the officer. The first episode didn't exactly hit its mark, but this episode did a better job, and while there's the feeling that things will get repetitive, it can be done well just like with Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle. At least this episode does a solid job with changing things up compared to the first that was more about setting things up and not doing the best of jobs at that.
      MyAnimeList | Avatar: Futaba Igarashi, My Senpai is Annoying
      Watching: School-Live!, Hanako-kun, Vanguard Link Joker, Kingdom
      Simulcasts: MHA, TYE, TRN, TSL, HIG, IMH, PMM, KMD, OGF, AQT, VTS, FPP, REM, ROL, DDM, GRO, JHY, HRH, PBR, SGK, SON
      The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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      • #4
        Episode 3

        You play to win.

        Draluc may be a weakling, but Hinaichi is keeping her guard up, and after seeing him becoming sand over routine bumps and bruises, she's not exactly sure what to do. And then comes a best-of-five competition between Ronaldo and the cross-dressing Senya, and just when it looked like Ronaldo was going to just give up, he gets a call from his editor, and his mindset turns around just like that. So after getting bested in arm wresting and poker, he dominates the marksman competition, then beats him in Twister to set the stage for the deciding event, taking Draluc's ashes. Ronaldo cheated with the last one, but even so he got Senya's respect just like that. Funny stuff once again as this show is getting better after a rough first episode that had me thinking that this was just going to get stale and repetitive quickly, but this show has done a solid job changing things up.
        MyAnimeList | Avatar: Futaba Igarashi, My Senpai is Annoying
        Watching: School-Live!, Hanako-kun, Vanguard Link Joker, Kingdom
        Simulcasts: MHA, TYE, TRN, TSL, HIG, IMH, PMM, KMD, OGF, AQT, VTS, FPP, REM, ROL, DDM, GRO, JHY, HRH, PBR, SGK, SON
        The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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        • #5
          Episode 4

          Remember to eat your vegetables.

          And this show continues to make stupidity so entertaining as this is easily the stupidest episode so far. There's Aud, who is the odd creature vampire who apparently has the ability to turn into anything he wants, but has no control over it and ends up looking comically hideous. Then there's a bunch of vampiric vegetables that are alive, and then turn still vegetables alive as well as it even happens to garlic. Then there's Handa, who is out to exterminate all vampires since his mother was killed by one, but taking his anger out on Ronaldo for protecting a non-threatening vampire is not the best way to go about. Amusing stuff once again, though not as much as the last episode.

          With that, the trial period is up, and I'll have a decision to make on this show. Given how lackluster the slate of Monday shows is this season that I'm looking to add at least one such show, and this one certainly has entertained me the most between them.
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          Watching: School-Live!, Hanako-kun, Vanguard Link Joker, Kingdom
          Simulcasts: MHA, TYE, TRN, TSL, HIG, IMH, PMM, KMD, OGF, AQT, VTS, FPP, REM, ROL, DDM, GRO, JHY, HRH, PBR, SGK, SON
          The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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          • #6
            Episode 5

            Cat got their tongue?

            First segment involves a fearsome vampire who can kill with his blood. But he has an Achilles heel as he's connected by a voodoo doll and once someone else is in possession of it he can be made to do all sorts of crazy things. Then there's Fukuma having adopted a white cat, but this is no ordinary white cat. And then it ends with a flash back into Ronaldo's past as he once encountered a vampire in a gym storage shed when he was in high school. Little did he know that his friends was the one who put the vampire there. Funny stuff once again, and that voodoo doll segment was just downright hilarious.
            MyAnimeList | Avatar: Futaba Igarashi, My Senpai is Annoying
            Watching: School-Live!, Hanako-kun, Vanguard Link Joker, Kingdom
            Simulcasts: MHA, TYE, TRN, TSL, HIG, IMH, PMM, KMD, OGF, AQT, VTS, FPP, REM, ROL, DDM, GRO, JHY, HRH, PBR, SGK, SON
            The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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            • #7
              Episode 6

              It ain't over until the fat lady is hit by Truck-kun.

              Here comes a new vampire in Adam, who is on the run from a fat college student who fell in love with him at first sight. Run away as he might, her keen sense of hearing makes it impossible to hide from her. But just when he was about to ditch her, Adam is pushed out of the way of an incoming truck with the fat lady taking the blow, and to save her life Adam turns her into a vampire. It turns out that's exactly what she was after. And then it's a board game with the Chronicles of Ronaldo as the prize, which Ronaldo doesn't want Draluc's family to find out about. So he goes in claiming to be a pole dancer named Paul McCartney (and seeing that he is well known for being a former member of the Beatles that it's a surprise to see no search results), and they play a board game with all sorts of crazy traps, but in the end Ronaldo wins it. Too bad Draluc's blown up castle blew the cover, but it was all well and good because Draluc's family is a huge fan of Ronaldo's work as an author rather than as a vampire hunter. Funny stuff once again as this brand of stupidity, while it doesn't work all the time when it does the results are rally amusing.
              MyAnimeList | Avatar: Futaba Igarashi, My Senpai is Annoying
              Watching: School-Live!, Hanako-kun, Vanguard Link Joker, Kingdom
              Simulcasts: MHA, TYE, TRN, TSL, HIG, IMH, PMM, KMD, OGF, AQT, VTS, FPP, REM, ROL, DDM, GRO, JHY, HRH, PBR, SGK, SON
              The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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              • #8
                Episode 7

                In the lewd.

                The vampires just keep on getting more and more bizarre here. First off, it's a lewd guy who can make others think lewd thoughts, and seemingly has everybody under his spell, until he meets up with Odd Creature as because he's already openly lewd that it doesn't work on him. Then it's a dhampir who is a huge fan of Ronaldo's work, and his vampire mother goes out with him, doing all sorts of fandom things with him. And then there's Draluc's father visiting the office to spoil his son, and boy is he getting some lavish and extravagant things from him. Pretty crazy stuff once again, albeit not as strong an episode as the previous one is.
                MyAnimeList | Avatar: Futaba Igarashi, My Senpai is Annoying
                Watching: School-Live!, Hanako-kun, Vanguard Link Joker, Kingdom
                Simulcasts: MHA, TYE, TRN, TSL, HIG, IMH, PMM, KMD, OGF, AQT, VTS, FPP, REM, ROL, DDM, GRO, JHY, HRH, PBR, SGK, SON
                The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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                • #9
                  Episode 8

                  Nobody will armadillo-nap him.

                  First up is Draluc finding out just how much different it is being a bat as he can't do simple tasks such as opening a door, all while he becomes an easy target for pigeons. And then John rolls out to buy some jam pancakes, but ends up going around Japan after a series of events, and then ending up getting kidnapped by Nagiri before getting kidnapped by a spider vampire that has been kidnapping children. And then Nagiri comes in to exterminate that spider to save the kids and the armadillo before returning him back to Ronaldo. Pretty crazy stuff once again, first with Draluc finding that being a bat has its drawbacks, all while John goes out and about.
                  MyAnimeList | Avatar: Futaba Igarashi, My Senpai is Annoying
                  Watching: School-Live!, Hanako-kun, Vanguard Link Joker, Kingdom
                  Simulcasts: MHA, TYE, TRN, TSL, HIG, IMH, PMM, KMD, OGF, AQT, VTS, FPP, REM, ROL, DDM, GRO, JHY, HRH, PBR, SGK, SON
                  The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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                  • #10
                    Episode 9

                    In the mood to get nude.

                    Lots of manservice going on here as the boys were all stripping, whether it be at strip rock-paper-scissors, Ronaldo showing off his elephant boxers, or some perverted vampire forcing everybody he bites to wear micro bikinis. But the only chick involved in this is Maria, and she's none too pleased about being forced into doing all these shameful things. And of course, there's the micro bikini vampire wears some skimpy outfits that just need to come off and his control over them is broken, just like that. It's a good thing Maria is buffed so that those risque outfits don't stay on her, though it's not exactly the best of feelings to be naked in a place like that.
                    MyAnimeList | Avatar: Futaba Igarashi, My Senpai is Annoying
                    Watching: School-Live!, Hanako-kun, Vanguard Link Joker, Kingdom
                    Simulcasts: MHA, TYE, TRN, TSL, HIG, IMH, PMM, KMD, OGF, AQT, VTS, FPP, REM, ROL, DDM, GRO, JHY, HRH, PBR, SGK, SON
                    The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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