|Nyanpire: The Gothic World of Nyanpire|
Cover of the first manga volume
|Original run||2009 – present|
|Anime television series|
|Nyanpire: The Animation|
|Directed by||Takahiro Yoshimatsu|
|Written by||Natsuko Takahashi|
|Network||GyaO!, Kids Station|
|Original run||July 6, 2011 – September 21, 2011|
Nyanpire: The Gothic World of Nyanpire (にゃんぱいあ Nyanpaia) is a Japanese dōjinshi manga series written and illustrated by Yukiusa about a black cat who becomes a vampire after being abandoned. An anime television series by Gonzo aired in Japan between July 6, 2011 and September 19, 2011.
A small abandoned kitten is rescued by a vampire, who feeds him some of his blood, allowing him to be reborn as a vampire cat named Nyanpire. The series follows Nyanpire's every day life such as spending time with Misaki, his human owner and meeting other cats. Nyanpire also meets two bats called Mori and Komori.
- Nyanpire (にゃんぱいあ Nyanpaia)
- Voiced by: Ami Koshimizu
- A small black cat who was reborn as a vampire and lives with a human owner called Misaki. As a vampire, he loves blood, but also enjoys similarly red foods, such as tomato ketchup and blood orange juice
- Masamunya Dokuganryu (独眼竜まさむにゃ Dokuganryū Masamunya)
- Voiced by: Noriaki Sugiyama
- A samurai cat who falls in love with Nyanpire.
- Nyatenshi (にゃてんし)
- Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama
- A white angel cat who was kicked out of heaven for his womanizing behavior.
- Chachamaru (茶々丸)
- Voiced by: Yuko Goto
- A siamese cat who wears a large ribbon. He lives with Misaki alongside Nyanpire.
- Mori-kun (毛利くん) and Komori-kun (小森くん)
- Voiced by: Nozomi Maeda
- A pair of bats who are somewhat related to the vampire who gave life to Nyanpire.
- Misaki-chan (美咲ちゃん)
- Voiced by: Shion Hirota
- Nyanpire's human owner.
In January 2011, the Japanese animation studio Gonzo announced that an anime television adaptation of the manga was under production. Directed by Takahiro Yoshimatsu and written by Natsuko Takahashi, the series aired in Japan between July 6, 2011 and September 19, 2011. The ending theme is "Nyanpire Gymnastics" (にゃんぱいあ体操 Nyanpaia Taisō) by Natsuko Aso and Hyadain.
- "Gonzo Studio Makes Nyanpire TV Anime for 2011". Anime News Network. January 14, 2011. Retrieved July 11, 2011.
- "にゃんぱいあ-The Animation-" (in Japanese). Web Newtype. Archived from the original on June 13, 2011. Retrieved July 11, 2011.
- "にゃんぱいあ-The Animation-" (in Japanese). Web Newtype. Archived from the original on July 10, 2011. Retrieved July 11, 2011.
- "にゃんぱいあ-The Animation-" (in Japanese). Web Newtype. Archived from the original on August 10, 2011. Retrieved August 10, 2011.
- "にゃんぱいあ-The Animation-" (in Japanese). Web Newtype. Archived from the original on October 1, 2011. Retrieved October 2, 2011.
- Nyanpire Blog (Japanese)
- Nyanpire: The Animation Official Website (Japanese)
- Nyanpire (anime) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia