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Vampire in the Garden

It's been a long winter for mankind, overthrown from its place of dominance after being defeated in the great war against vampires.
A small city-state protected by a massive wall of light has become one of the last strongholds of the human race -its leaders determined to regain control over the world they have lost.

But within the oppressive city walls, young Momo dreams of a peaceful coexistence with humans' greatest foe.
On the other side, vampire queen Fine, who once loved a human, has decided to desert the battlefield.
Seen as betrayers by their own kind, the two have a fateful encounter during yet another savage battle. Together they start a journey in search of "Eden," a utopic garden of peace that old stories are whispering about, but no-one has ever seen...

  • Ryotaro Makihara
    The Empire of Corpses
  • Ryotaro Makihara
  • Tetsuya Nishio
    Character Designer
  • Yoshihiro Ike
    Blood: The Last Vampire, B: The Beginning
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    2 hours 2 minutes
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    March 7, 2023
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Director Biography - Ryotaro Makihara

Born in 1980 in Aichi Prefecture, Makihara graduated from the Yoyogi Animation Gakuin in Nagoya and debuted as an animator in 2002. His credits include Paranoia Agent, Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG, The Tatami Galaxy, Guilty Crown and Attack in Titan. He made his directorial debut in 2013 with the short feature HAL, which was also the first title released by the then newly established WIT Studio. In 2015 he directed his first full-length feature film, The Empire of Corpses, as part of the Project Itoh trilogy. The Netflix Original Vampire in the Garden (2022) is the first project that he conceived, wrote and directed. He is known for his thorough research and unique world-building.

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