Review: Servamp Season 1 Home Video Release

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Mahiru Shirota dislikes difficult things, preferring to live a simple life. But after rescuing a cat he names Kuro, life takes a turn for the complex. Kuro turns out to be a servamp—a servant vampire, named Sleepy Ash and the two form a contract. Kissing his simple life goodbye, Mahiru is pulled into the world of vampires, the seven deadly Servamps, and war. Life couldn’t be more complicated!

Story Review

Servamp follows Mahiru and Kuro as their lives get complicated by a contract Mahiru signs with Kuro to become his master. Unknown to Mahiru at the time is that the cute little black cat he took home was actually a vampire. The family of 7 senior vampires follow the seven deadly sins mythology, with Kuro representing the sin of sloth. The masters of these Servamps are called Eves.

A mysterious man called Tsubaki, is after the Servamps and most especially he is after Kuro. He proclaims himself the 8th member of the family, though there is supposed to be only 7. As Mahiru and Kuro learn more about each other and grow, the more dangerous it gets for Mahiru. Lawless and Kuro had the most animosity between them fighting for the majority of the season. Mahiru attempts to unit all 7 Servamps to fight Tsubaki who wants all out war with the 7 family members. Lawless finds it nearly impossible to work with Kuro. It turns out a long time ago, Kuro took on the task of killing their creator and has lived with regret ever since. However, in the end they finally came to terms with what happen in their past.

Through out the 12 episodes, we get background on each of the family members and their motivations. The series it self is rather interesting and a different twist on the seven deadly sins mythology. It is geared more towards a female audience than male, but was still entertaining enough for me to watch until the end. The english voice cast are great lead by Clifford Chapin, Chuck Huber, Micah Solusod and Ian Sinclair.

Overall I would give the series a B. And although it ended without complete resolution to all the story points, according to news back in February, a new TV anime project was in the works for the series. So it seems rather likely we will get more Servamp in the near future. You can pickup your copy over at today.

Technical Overview

Servamp Season 1 Blu-Ray Release includes Japanese and English language editions (with english subtitles on the Japanese audio). Aspect ratio 16:9 and 1080p High Definition (HD Native).

Bonus Features

The blu-ray release for Servamp comes in 2 editions: Standard and Limited Edition. Both editions come with DVD and Blu-Ray discs for the series. The limited edition set comes with a rigid chipboard box, a 40-page art book and 2 holographic sticker sheets featuring 10 of your favorite characters. Both editions also include the following bonus features:

  • All the World’s a Stage
  • Sleepy Life of Servamp Parts 1-3
  • Episode 1 Audio Commentary
  • Episode 11 Video Commentary
  • Textless Opening & Closing Songs
  • Trailers
Robert Prentice