The Case Study of Vanitas

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  • TV-14
  • 2021
  • 1 Season
  • 7.6  (2,500)

The Case Study of Vanitas is a 2021 anime series from Tokyo MX. Directed by Tomoyuki Itamura and produced by Studio Bones, the show is an adaptation of a manga series written and illustrated by Jun Mochizuki. Set in 19th century Paris, The Case Study of Vanitas follows the adventures of a young vampire known as Noé Archiviste. Despite being a vampire, Noé is unlike many others of his kind, as he was born with the ability to read objects and memories. He has come to Paris to find his Grimoire, the magical book that holds all of his knowledge and powers.

One day, while wandering the streets of Paris, Noé meets a mysterious, charismatic vampire named Vanitas. Vanitas is a man with a mission, and he claims to have the power to cure vampires of their curse. He carries with him a magical book called the Book of Vanitas, which he claims is the key to curing vampirism.

Despite being skeptical, Noé agrees to help Vanitas on his mission. Along the way, they encounter many other vampires, including the wealthy and powerful members of the aristocracy. They also encounter other powerful beings, such as werewolves and demons.

The Case Study of Vanitas is not just a story about vampires and their quests for power and immortality. It is also a story about friendship, loyalty, and the search for meaning and purpose in life. Noé and Vanitas have a complicated relationship, with plenty of teasing and bickering, but they ultimately come to respect and rely on each other.

The show features an all-star cast of voice actors, including Kaito Ishikawa as Noé Archiviste, Natsuki Hanae as Vanitas, and Inori Minase as Jeanne, a young woman who becomes entangled in their adventures. Ishikawa and Hanae are both well-known for their work in popular anime series such as Haikyu!! and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, respectively.

The animation in The Case Study of Vanitas is top-notch, with beautiful backgrounds and character designs. The show's action scenes are well-animated and exciting, and the character interactions are always engaging. The show's soundtrack is also worth mentioning, featuring a mix of classical and modern music that perfectly complements the show's Victorian setting.

Fans of the manga series will be pleased to know that the anime adaptation stays faithful to the source material. The show covers the first six volumes of the manga, and while it does take some liberties with the pacing and structure, it does a good job of capturing the spirit of the original story.

Overall, The Case Study of Vanitas is a must-watch for fans of vampire stories, action-adventure anime, and beautiful animation. Its mix of humor, drama, and fantasy elements make for an engaging and entertaining viewing experience. With its compelling characters, intriguing plot, and stunning visuals, The Case Study of Vanitas is sure to become a fan favorite among anime lovers.

The Case Study of Vanitas is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (24 episodes). The series first aired on July 2, 2021.

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His Wish
24. His Wish
April 1, 2022
Mikhail pleads with Vanitas to join him. Dominque comes to terms with her inner self. Mikhail unleashes terror on his foes, but the book exacts a toll. An unexpected figure appears amid the ruins. Vanitas mends fences with Noe and parts ways with Mikhail.
Tears like Rain
23. Tears like Rain
March 25, 2022
Mikhail tells Vanitas what he wants. Noe and Vanitas clash. Details emerge about why Vanitas shuns others and doesn't want them to peer into his memories. Dominique's life is on the razor's edge. Noe says he can't do the one thing Vanitas wants.
Blue Night
22. Blue Night
March 18, 2022
As Noe sucks Mikhail's blood, he gets a glimpse of the latter's past with Vanitas. Details emerge about Vanitas's parents, his history with the Vampire of the Blue Moon, and the experiments he endured. Mikhail is delighted when Vanitas comes to save Noe.
21. Scars
March 11, 2022
Noe springs into action after he receives a disturbing letter. Details about Domi and Louis' past, as well as Mikhail's past, come to light. Vanitas is alarmed to hear of Mikhail's return. Noe confronts Mikhail but is forced to do as he asks.
The Incurable Disease
20. The Incurable Disease
March 4, 2022
Noe begs Count Orlok to save Vanitas from a strange ailment. Vanitas bumps into Roland and asks him about love "for a friend." Jeanne confides in Luca to his dismay. Dominque seems strangely obsessed with Noe. Noe tells Vanitas he is glad they met.
Snow Flower
19. Snow Flower
February 25, 2022
Vanitas identifies Chloe's malnomen. Astolfo's hatred spirals out of control. Chloe must choose between annihilation and a dismal life. Vanitas remembers he doesn't have to be alone, but is it too late? Will our heroes save Gevaudan and themselves?
Just the Two of Us
18. Just the Two of Us
February 18, 2022
Vanitas tries to convince Jeanne not to slay Chloe. The cause of Astolfo's hatred is laid bare. Jean-Jacques finally learns Chloe's end game and tries to stop her. Vanitas activates the Alteration engine to save Chloe and Gevaudan, but is it too late?
Hands upon a Nightmare
17. Hands upon a Nightmare
February 11, 2022
Chloe reveals why she wants to kill Naenia. After Naenia's true nature is revealed and Chloe's malnomen is triggered, Vanitas and Noe scramble to save Gevaudan with some unexpected help. A Church cover-up comes to light along with Jeanne's dark past.
The Beast
16. The Beast
February 4, 2022
Noe unwilling taps into Jean-Jacques memories and learns what happened to him and how he befriended Chloe. The Beast's true identity and the vast conspiracy behind it also come to light. Vanitas tries to stop Chloe from activating the Alteration Engine.
The d'Apchiers' Vampire
15. The d'Apchiers' Vampire
January 28, 2022
Noe learns Naenia took Chloe's true name. Chloe's past and the d'Apchiers' history come to light, including her friendship with Jeanne, the Alteration Engine, and Ruthven's friendship with Chloe, which he shattered by trying to take the engine research.
The Witch and the Young Man
14. The Witch and the Young Man
January 21, 2022
Vanitas and Jeanne spend a steamy yet awkward night together. Tempers flare when Vanitas learns Dante withheld information. Though they all know they're at cross-purposes, they set out to find Noe. Meanwhile, Noe wakes to find himself in the Beast's lair.
A Chance Encounter
13. A Chance Encounter
January 14, 2022
Vanitas and Noe travel to Gevaudan in search of a creature known as the Beast, but things go sideways when they encounter a murderous paladin, a hostile acquaintance, and an old nemesis. Will our heroes survive these threats, not to mention the Beast?
Point of Departure
12. Point of Departure
September 17, 2021
Jeanne says something that strikes fear into Vanitas. Lord Ruthven makes Noe swear an oath. Olivier is at his wits' end over Roland's obsession. Noe has a consuming thirst. Vanitas hears a certain monster has returned and sets out with Noe to investigate.
11. Promises
September 10, 2021
Dominique offers Jeanne advice. Jeanne surprises Vanitas with an invitation, and Dominique shadows them. Noe encounters Lord Ruthven, but after their previous meeting, he doesn't know what to expect. Jeanne keeps her promise, and Vanitas makes one to her.
Number 69
10. Number 69
September 3, 2021
Vanitas reunites with Dr. Moreau, who speaks of his work and a powerful backer. Will their reunion be tearful or violent? Vanitas has a flashback to his time with the Vampire of the Blue Moon. Vanitas and Noe try to save a curse-bearer with Roland's help.
Those Who Hunt Crimson
9. Those Who Hunt Crimson
August 27, 2021
The battle with Roland is on! Vanitas and Noe flee with the Chasseurs in hot pursuit. Vanitas reveals why he entered the Chasseur's underground domain and how he knows his way around. After an unnecessary amount of drama, Vanitas finds whom he seeks.
Where Death Slumbers
8. Where Death Slumbers
August 20, 2021
The meeting with Lord Ruthven confirms Vanitas's hunch. Vanitas and Noe report back to Count Orlok and hear about a string of vampire abductions. Dante confirms this, which leads them underground. Will they survive their venture into the depths of Paris?
7. Love
August 13, 2021
Vanitas and Jeanne's "encounter" during their battle in Paris comes to light. Vanitas offers to keep Jeanne's secret on two conditions. Noe and Vanitas prepare to meet Lord Ruthven. Noe ponders the meaning of love, but Domi throws a wrench into the works.
6. Questions
August 6, 2021
Vanitas comes to the rescue and helps Noe and company battle Charlatan's curse-bearers. Noe questions Vanitas's methods. Some unexpected help arrives when they face another threat. Noe confronts Vanitas, but will it bring them together or tear them apart?
5. Friends
July 30, 2021
Noe's encounter with Charlatan triggers a childhood flashback. His earliest days are revealed, along with Louis' dark secret. Noe grows up surrounded by friends, but an attempt to save one of their inner circle has tragic consequences.
Night of Mocking Masks
4. Night of Mocking Masks
July 23, 2021
The Teacher explains the World Formula theory. Vanitas is put off by Noe and Dominique's relationship. Dominique rakes Vanitas over the coals. Vanitas encounters Jeanne again and reveals himself to the ball guests. Chaos ensues when gate crashers arrive.
Fangs That Lay Bare Blood
3. Fangs That Lay Bare Blood
July 16, 2021
The battle between Vanitas and the Hellfire Witch takes an unexpected turn. Vanitas and Noe return to Count Orlok to learn their fate along with Amelia's. Noe digs deeper into the cause of Amelia's name corruption and goes on a journey with an old friend.
In the City of Flowers
2. In the City of Flowers
July 9, 2021
Vanitas and Noe are in a bind until an invitation arrives. At their benefactor's, they find they must prove the "Book of Vanitas" can restore a vampire's true name. They try to secure the necessary proof, only to encounter someone else after the book.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
July 2, 2021
Noe is on an airship bound for Paris, where he hopes to find the legendary "Book of Vanitas." He meets a woman named Amelia as the ship nears its destination, and then all hell breaks loose when a mysterious stranger appears. Has Noe's quest found him?
Where to Watch The Case Study of Vanitas
The Case Study of Vanitas is available for streaming on the Tokyo MX website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Case Study of Vanitas on demand at Amazon Prime, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Microsoft Movies & TV and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    July 2, 2021
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (2,500)