The story revolves around Mina Tepeş, princess-ruler of all vampires, and her protector -- Akira. Like other vampires, Mina has been in hiding with her people for many years. Seeking to end centuries of isolation, Mina gains permission to create a special district for vampires, "The Bund," off the coast of mainland Japan by paying off the entire national debt of the Japanese government. Mina then reveals to the world the existence of vampires, and her desire for both races to live together. Tensions, however, run high as fearful humans, and extremist vampire factions begin to interfere with Mina's wish for peace with the human world.
Funimation censored some controversal elements for the North American release. Namely nudity involving Mina (who is an immortal traped in a ten year olds body, and several centuries old).  The series was censored for broadcast, so as to suit US Law, however, upon demand from fan base, a DVD volume was released unedited in June of 2010.