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The Night Vampire’s Call is more human than most anime

The following contains spoilers for the first season of Call of the Night, now airing on HIDIVE.

night call It’s one of the summer 2022 anime that just aired its final episode, and while it doesn’t fully explain the lore of the vampire race, protagonist Yamori Ko and viewers alike are still learning what they need to know. There are many mysteries about this bloodsucking race that even vampires themselves do not understand.

Unlike other fictional works like Hell . movies Dungeons & DragonsThe night call Animators degrade vampires by deliberately taking magic out of their way of life and leaving gaps in their traditions. Vampire Hatsuka said a lot to Ku in episode 13, and that actually humanizes the vampire race. Humans don’t fully understand themselves either, after all.

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Deconstructing Vampires in Call of the Night

An impressive variety of anime and manga franchises break down time-tested ideas to show how flawed or outdated certain storytelling ideas or character models are. in the 1990s, Neon Genesis Evangelion Decompile a giant robot type, for example, while one man punch It is a deceptively dark satire and deconstruction of the superhero genre. while, night call It is basically an explicit rom-com, and deconstructing it is only a secondary plot and not the main purpose. However, the series is unexpectedly clever at picking out the charming eternal life of a vampire. Strahd von Zarovich didn’t like being a vampire in damn you will regret campaign, and Nazuna and her friends didn’t like it either.

night call She made it clear over and over that Nazuna’s immortal life is actually boring and frustrating, not exciting. As she suggested her empty apartment early on, she gained very little when she became a vampire. Moreover, Nazuna and her friend Hatsuka cannot explain the inner workings of vampires, because these creatures do not understand their own race. As Hatsuka said, humans cannot fully understand their psychology or nature, and the same is true of vampires.

This is a humble approach to the vampire race in an unexpected but thought-provoking fashion, with a vampire condition that is beyond everyone’s comprehension. These are not proud predators who view themselves as superior races; They are just beings trying to figure out their life and come to terms with their mysterious nature, just like humans. Ultimately, vampires fall at the mercy of nature – or the supernatural – without the benefit of self-understanding. This holds them back from their true potential, whatever it may be.

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How the life of Nerved Nazuna’s vampire made her love

This is an intriguing part of world building in night callAnd it definitely makes vampires more attached to Kou as well as anime viewers. No one will fully understand his nature as a human, and these vampires can say the same. They are at the mercy of nature, and this makes them more relatable to them. Nazuna is not the queen of the night. She’s just a lone creature trying to find her way, which is why she and Ko reunite in Episode 13 to finish the season.

At the end of the season, both Ko and Nazuna realize that the night has been empty and boring just because they’ve been on their own until this point. An aristocratic vampire will enjoy loneliness and fully understand his nature, and therefore will be invincible – but not Nazuna. This vampire is highly trustworthy and accessible on many levels, including not completely understanding and exploiting her own nature. She and Koo are in the same boat so to speak, and they both just needed a friend to make the nightlife worth living.

Ko did not become a vampire in Episode 13, and obviously doing so wouldn’t help him understand himself better or even gain a new perspective on the world. Instead, he and Nazuna are just two lost people who need the power of friendship, and eventually find it. They cannot fully understand themselves, but they can at least understand their mutual need for each other. In this regard, night callPotential customers have learned everything they need to know.