It is the early 1920's and pretty young adventurer Inaho Hitomebore has just discovered the dusty remains of an ancient vampire! Deciding that a vampire would make a fairly useful assistant, she revives the undead creature with a drop of her own blood and becomes the Master of Mosquiton! Now, with her not-quite-domesticated nosferatu in tow, she has embarked on a journey in search of the fabled "O-Parts", which legend says will grant the holder eternal life. Unfortunately, both Inaho and Mosquiton have a great number of supernatural enemies who intend to make sure that our heroine will never complete her quest, and poor Mosquiton usually finds himself caught in the middle of the firefight! No one ever gives a blood sucker an even break in this riotous 6-part OVA
When I first heard about this one I wasn't sure what to expect -- a vampire that can die and come back to life constantly, and a twerp of a 17-year-old girl bent on becoming immortal? um...okay. But, as usual, I had not even the slightest idea what I was in for. The characters in this are a delight, even Inaho. Only Sana Kurata is more manic and weird than this 1920s treasure hunter. Mosquiton himself is just too damned adorable to be sinister..unless he has a drink - at which point he could probably take on Dark Schneider and send him home with a black eye. Most notable are the duo of Hono and Yuki, Mosquiton's servants and protectors. The banter between them and their master is simply priceless: "Boss, why don't you just kill her?" "Um, I don't think she'd like that very much, hahahahahahaha..." Both of them hate the fact that Mosquiton is tied to such a psychotically powerhungry (not to mention a little slow) girl, and they remind her of it on an hourly basis. And Yuki's transformation sequence is interesting, to say the least. ^_^;
As for Camille, Mosquiton's ex-wife, (of 300 years, geez, these vampiric couples...) never before have I seen a woman so intent on getting naked with a vampire, short of in a hentai (and even then, not quite THIS intent).
Adorable animation from Akahori Satoru (the creator of Sorcerer Hunters, Saber Marionette J, Maze and Bakuen Campus Guardress) give the show a goofiness that the undead world has never seen...Mo-chan in his 1920s bathing suit, nuff said. The music fits the time perfectly, and is so catchy you'll be humming it for days.
In short (..or not) it's a fun and silly romp that, even when it decides to get serious, still manages to entertain brilliantly. Recommended.
Herself the Elf sez: This is one of my very favourite series. It's fun and goofy but also has great characters, an engaging plot and a brilliant ending. Plus I just LOOOOOVE Mo-chan. He's the perfect man: he cooks, he cleans, he sucks blood, and he's just so adorable when he's being abused by Inaho. ^_~
Coming in June '99 from AD Vision.
This time around, it's 1999 and Inaho is school president of an elite Catholic girls' school. She discovers Mo-chan snacking on her schoolmates and proceeds to stake him, then revive him with her blood, thus tying him to her. He becomes the new history teacher...with one small problem: all the girls he bit are now madly in love with him, and they're all in his class!
Add in a busty, howling Wolflady and her admirer Franky, and you've got a recipe for hilarious disaster as Inaho searches once again for those pesky O-Parts (only this time, she wants them so she can make money).
Though this may be set in the present (as opposed to the 20's like the OAV series) this series still entertains like the original. The animation style is exactly the same, as are all of the voices, so fans of Koyasu Takehito-san (aka Hotohori, Touga, Ayanoujo, etc.) will not be disappointed. The story is much more drawn out than the original, being a TV series and all, but seems to work. Again, because it's a TV series, the comedy has become a little more slapstick and not quite so dark and biting (s'cuse the pun) and the ecchiness has unfortunately been all but totally removed. Mosquiton no longer needs to drink blood to become a berzerker vampire; he kicks ass all by himself normally. There are a number of new characters, and this incarnation of Inaho is quite possibly even MORE psychotic than in the OVA..a truly frightening thought.
Herself the Elf sez: The more I see of the TV series, the less I like it. What seemed mildly annoying at first viewing becomes more so with every passing episode, especially Inaho's unbelievable antics. She isn't even remotely funny anymore, she's just a really annoying bitch. Mosquiton is COMPLETELY Inaho's lapdog now, and doesn't do much of anything cool anymore. The plot is pretty much episodic, and some of the setups are just too ridiculous to believe. There are still a number of very funny moments, but the farther you go the more it pales in comparison to the OAV. There's some kind of plot developing with Rasputin and Earl, but it really isn't worth waiting for unless you don't have anything better to do.
Currently only available fansubbed.
Sarcasm-hime's Very Small Master of Mosquiton Shrine