Fall Preview: Television

Ancient lore says that vampires are vulnerable to wooden stakes and sunlight, but modern television has come up with an even better weapon: cute high-school girls. Buffy the Vampire Slayer exterminated ghouls for seven seasons in the U.S., and now with the new series Blood+, Japanese TV has its own miniskirted demon killer, Saya, who speaks softly and carries a wicked samurai sword. This being animé, however, she won't be hunting your classic Bram Stoker-style vampires, but rather vicious, blood-sucking anthropoids that devour humans whole. Right now, your inner 11-year-old should be getting really excited.

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