Karin is a normal high school student with a secret (who isn’t!?): her whole family consists of vampires. Unfortunately for her, she seems to be lacking in the vampire skills department. She goes outside during the day, and instead of sucking people’s blood, she just gets serious nosebleeds at a certain “time of the month.�? Okay…
When a new transfer student Kenta (who looks like a clone of Ichigo from Bleach) shows up, her nosebleeds become uncontrollable.
Besides the basic plot point of Karin seeing Kenta, and Karin running away from Kenta, there doesn’t seem to be too much going on so far in this anime. Okay, I admit, it’s funny. I just don’t want to see that for 24 episodes in a row. Her best friend Maki seems like she wants to start something with Karin and Kenta though, so we’ll have to see how that develops.
Character designs are hit or miss. Karin and Kenta both seem kind of generic anime characters to me. Karin does seem to have a giant chest, but what anime girl doesn’t? Her family seems more interesting. Her sister suffers from what I like to call “puppet character syndrome,�? and her mom is delightfully abusive. Maki also seems interesting, but as supporting cast I dunno if she’ll get much screen time. As far as cuteness goes, I can’t say that any character in this anime is really that cute. Of course, I may have been desensitized by my fair share of cute anime like Azumanga and Pani Poni Dash. I’d say Karin is at an average level of cuteness.
The OP didn’t show up on the first episode (boo), so I can’t say anything about it. The ED is good. It sounds like a familiar artist, but I’m not sure who it is exactly. Drop me a comment if you know.
As far as continuing with this anime, I’m not completely sold on it. I’ll watch a few more episodes and see if it develops some kind of plot.
Further Reading: Karin Manga