Synonyms: Zoul Harf, Zoul Half
Japanese: Vassalord. (ヴァッサロード)
Published: Nov 17, 2004 to Feb 15, 2013
Authors: Chrono, Nanae (Story & Art)
Serialization: Comic Blade Zebel
Score: 8.321 (scored by 1824 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.
Popular Tagsaction comedy supernatural vampire
Jun 6, 2011
I'm not 100% on just what the plot is but I'm enjoying finding it out. Normally with manga it easy to tell a couple chapters in what the whole thing will be about and even guess the ending. So it's nice I can't do that with this one. I only have one problem with it and that is that the chapters seem to jump around randomly; there's little connection from one chapter to the next so following gets tricky from time to time.
The artwork is incredible, I love how there is detail but it's not over kill as it is with some mangas. It isn't so simplified though that the manga begins to feel like a child's manga but it isn't so detailed that it takes away from the story. The artist managed to actually find a happy medium and a style that suited the genre of the manga.
The characters are well thought out but Johnny is slightly annoying because he is somewhat immature. I do get tired of there always being one serious character and one immature character in every manga I have ever read and for some reason, they're either very close (as in friends) or lovers. In real life, someone with Chris's personality would never be able to tolerate someone like Rayflo.
As I've mentioned, I'm not a fan of guyxguy pairings. Nothing against it but I just don't like it. That being said, I am still enjoying Vassalord because of that bloody element you can't seem to get with hetro pairings in vampire manga. Hetro vampire manga doesn't have many blood drinking bits and what little it does have is often boring. So I'm willing to ignore the homo pairing to get great blood drinking scenes and gore.
Anyone who isn't a fan of Shouen Ai but likes actual vampires, not sparkling pansies or gun toting nuts, will enjoy Vassalord. The vampires have the sexuality that they're supposed to have without being whiny little bitches or complete space cases. They aren't good but they aren't evil either. Vassalord vampires are like humans in that sense. They can choose whether to live anonymously with humans or go on killing sprees. Either way there is no "I want to be human" or "I do this because I'm a vampire" type vampires in this manga. Even Chris doesn't seem to regret his decision.
I recommend this to anyone who wants actual vampires with good blood drinking scenes but not the sheer amount of gore that comes with Hellsing or the overwhelming drama that comes with Vampire Knight (both are still good mangas). read more
Sep 21, 2011
So, what does Vassalord have to offer? Well apart from the art work and the story, I found the characters and the humour the best. Also the ‘meal time’ scenes are hawt…after all what is a vampire manga without hot guys sucking each other’s blood :P
So what to expect? Well, there are these 2 guys: one is a Christian Cyborg-vampire Vampire hunter from the Vatican (what a mouth full) and the other is his vampire master. The 2 have an unusual relationship which starts to unfold as you get into the story but both characters are awesome ass-kicking vampires that go on missions and solve random cases. You meet other characters along the way but the main story is based around the 2 vampires.
The story is set in modern times and each case either involves murderers or this mysterious drug that has been circulating. Really the story didn’t interest me at all, I was just page turning to find another ‘feeding’ scene teehee *fan girl smile*
The story also tends to jump around and I found myself a little confused at times. But after reading it a second time I understood it.
Nanae Chrono , the artist, has only release about 4 mangas (to date) which are all shounen/action based so the fight scenes are intense and very detailed. I guess that’s why I like this so much, because it’s not just about the 2's relationship but it's also about the fighting and action scenes, which are top-knotch!
So in short: this manga has hot vampires with full on action scenes…and blood. Just do yourself a favour and start reading it already :P read more