Vampires as Vampires should be with something added. These vampires are your classical vampires that have to avoid the light and drink blood to survive. But the thing that was added was the werewolf variant. These ones could go out in the light, they had a still beating heart, and they could eat regular food. The only thing they needed blood for was to show their true strength. Shiki wonderfully blurred the line the classical interpretation of vampires as evil being and making a new definition. It played around with the idea that they were sentient beings hat just wanted to survive just like a human would. It was constantly being asked if it was truly evil to want to survive. This is what made Shiki interesting to me.