Vampires have been a staple of Western pop culture since Bram Stoker published his best-selling novel "Dracula" in 1897. The hit "Twilight" series of films (2008-12) made the monsters hot again as millions of teens swooned to the romance of Bella (Kristen Stewart) and ageless vampire Edward (Robert Pattinson).

Naturally, Japan's entertainment industry has come up with its own version of vampires, just it has with many other Western pop-culture phenomena.

But the nine-episode vampire series Amazon Japan announced last April, which its Amazon Prime service starts streaming on June 16, is utterly unlike "Twilight." The story: A vampire clan holes up in an impregnable hotel, with trapped humans as a food source, as civilization collapses outside its doors.