Ranked #1096
Karin (Manga)


Alternative Titles

English: Chibi Vampire
Synonyms: Cheeky Vampire, Little Vampire, Vampire Karin
Japanese: かりん


Type: Manga
Volumes: 14
Chapters: 58
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 9, 2003 to Feb 9, 2008
Authors: Kagesaki, Yuna (Story & Art)
Serialization: Dragon Age


Score: 7.961 (scored by 11058 users)
Ranked: #10962
Popularity: #142
Members: 18,922
Favorites: 1,154
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comedy romance vampire


Karin is a cute little girl who also happens to be a vampire...with a twist. Once a month, she experiences intense bleeding from her nose--we're talking gushers! In other words, she's a vamp with blood to spare, so rather than stealing blood from humans she actually gives her blood to them. If done right, this can be an extremely positive experience that benefits the "victim" as much as the vampire. The problem is that Karin never seems to do things right!

(Source: Tokyopop)

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Jan 16, 2008
I think there's two things that make me love this series. First of all, while vampire stories have been done so many times, as have romantic comedies, Karin is one of the few cases where the author tried to put a new spin on both genres, and actually succeeded in doing so. Second is the characters. Particularly Kenta. Usually the leading female role of these series falls for a whiney, brooding little brat. Karin's love interest goes completely against this archetype, with an upbeat attitude and a great work ethic (sort of like a male Tohru Honda, but tougher). Karin herself does have some of read more
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Jan 28, 2009
**NOTE**First off this is my first time writing a review and the only reason I am doing so now is cause of the lack of reviews for this manga so if this review sucks you now know why. Also this is my favorite manga and one of my favorite animes so this review may be a little biased though it still is a great manga biased or not.

Karin is a romance manga with a vampire theme but what makes it so good is in my opinion how the author always seems to be able to add a little twist to the series read more
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Mar 5, 2011
The vampire genre on a whole is just down right over used and over served to the point that it now has it's own genre, but that doesn't mean there's no creativity left in it.

STORY: The basic set up is of the school life/romance set ups, girl meets boy, girl and boy fall in love, happy ending, the end.
Though, as over used as this set up is, a lot of us still keep coming back to it.


Cause coming back over and over again may end us up with precious worth while gems.

I consider Karin (Chibi Vampire in the US) one of these gems.

While following the read more
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Apr 7, 2009
Karin isn't your typical romantic comedy nor is it your typical vampire story.
(my first review! Yay!)


The "story" of Karin isn't exactly anything special.

In fact, this type of story of forbidden love is common in manga.

What makes it "good", or I should say, "sets it apart from other manga" is the fact that it doesn't take itself seriously.

Sure, there are serious moments, but the comedy always manages to shine through. There's never a dull moment in Karin, and you'll always be wanting to read more.


The first volume's character designs are vastly different from the latter volumes.
That's not a read more
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Female vampire falls in love with human male classmate. 
I burned through these in nearly one sitting each. They both have an excellent balance of humour, drama and conflict while maintaining pacing for character and romantic development all the way through. They also feature enjoyable spins on the common genre stereotypes.
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The male mains are average intuitive, hardworking, scary-looking high school students. However, calling them run-of-the-mill would be doing them a disservice.
The females both have supernatural characteristics, one being a vampire and the other being a military experiment. Despite seeming strong, their existences are flawed and fragile, something which is progressively revealed.
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In both mangas, the females falls in love with a guy, and when around them, start having nosebleeds upon sight of the male or at least near them. Love is mutual, and all turn well in the end. However, Karin is a much more longer manga, and the female is a vampire, and in Koi no Akashingou is just a oneshot and is just an ordinary girl. 
Both mangas show a developing relationship between a vampire and an accepting human. Both also show the difficulties and fights in their relationship that has allowed them to get that far. However, Karin is much more longer and complex, whereas Fushigi no Maria-kun is much more shorter and not as so difficult. 
They both have a female main character hiding a secret, and a guy that they intrust with it. Although Karin's secret is verryyy different then the lead in this ones. This book is also known as Chibi Vampire, in america 
Both manga are about a female vampire and a guy who discovers her secret.
Karin is a "special" vampire though and both are able to walk outside during the day and go to school. 
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