English: Rosario+Vampire: Season II
Synonyms: Rosario and Vampire: Season 2
Japanese: ロザリオとバンパイア SeasonⅡ
Published: Nov 4, 2007 to ?
Genres: Action, Comedy, Ecchi, Fantasy, Magic, Romance, School, Shounen, Vampire, Harem, Supernatural
Authors: Ikeda, Akihisa (Story & Art)
Serialization: Jump SQ
Score: 8.311 (scored by 9568 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.
Popular Tagsecchi shounen supernatural vampire
Mar 25, 2012
Oct 2, 2010
Season II opens with the usual R+V harem hijinks, then gradually introduces some fun and interesting new characters. Not long into the story, the new main villain(s) begins to move into the picture. Akihisa Ikeda is continually experimenting with all different subject matter this time around; everything from class struggles to abandoned children. None of these are discussed to any great extent, but they're still there, and it's better to not go all the way than go too far and seem like you're talking down to your audience. The story was never really the selling point of Rosario+Vampire, anyway, so it does its job more than well enough.
I've always been a fan of Ikeda's art style, with his excellent balance of detailed linework, inspired monster designs, and of course, cute girls. The characters are instantly recognizable, and you would remember them if he decided to cut them out of the story and bring them back years later. His one fatal flaw is the under-drawings: the base models that just get drawn over with hair, clothes, etc. If an artist skimps out on these, then the final product, no matter how well-rendered, will always appear slightly off to a wary eye. When he gets it right, however, everything clicks are the results are fantastic. At the time of this writing, 35 chapters have been released, and some of the battles thus far have been mind-blowing. Not Berserk-level mind-blowing, mind you, but still pretty darn impressive.
As stated before, the artist certainly knows how to design visually appealing characters. Whether they can match that appeal with their level of depth is another matter. Tsukune continues to be an incessantly nice guy, which is nice, but not particularly interesting. Outer Moka is thankfully being given more personality, and slowly becoming a character that actually deserves to be the lead heroine. A common criticism of the series is Inner Moka is often eschewed in favor of Outer Moka, though this finally seems to be balancing out as the vampire culture is explored. Kurumu and Yukari roughly keep their same level of importance as they have in the past, and fans of Mizore might be a bit disappointed, as she is pushed to the background again, save for one major arc solely dedicated to her. Just like the first season, those given the most thought are the villains and the characters that are only present for one arc and then are never mentioned again. Though to be fair, this is often the case with every piece of writing, and not just Rosario+Vampire.
With a series like this, enjoyment is what it really comes down to, and R+V does not disappoint. This is one of the most consistently entertaining manga out right now, and the month-long wait between chapters can be quite painful at times. The fight scenes are well-thought out, and hot girls fighting monsters is always cool. Ikeda also seems to have taken some pointers from the anime, because the fanservice is also better (they even have nipples every once in a while o/ ). It's rarely distracting, though; unlike the anime, he knows better than to throw in a pantyshot at the scene's most dramatic point. Did I mention how wonderful it is there are even legitimately dramatic parts in the first place? Because that's a good thing. Certainly one that makes it more enjoyable.
Despite its shortcomings, R+V Season II is still an incredibly fun manga, and a large improvement over Season I. Everything is better; the story, the art, the characters, the fanservice. It's a stretch to call it great, but it's definitely very good.
And now g2g do homework why the hell did i even write this i'm such an idiot read more
Jun 23, 2008
Sep 30, 2012
So when I started to read this, I doubted my brain's ability to sustain a repeat of the story that, in my opinion, could have been left there.
Oh, how wrong I was...
(Had to write this in short chunks because I didn't want reveal any spoilers)
''Improvement'' would be a complete understatement. The story does well to keep you on the edge on your chair at every plot twist. I fell off the chair during the third quarter of the Season (not to give away spoilers lul).
If you've read the first season, the quality is still very high, to say the least.
Again, trying not to give any spoilers away, but one of the characters will get (her) much needed attention during the story. Just read and find out :3
I'm enjoying the season so far. At no point yet am i bored during any plot; 10/10
Overall, this comes close to be the perfect Manga. Almost.
A great read. read more
Oct 8, 2012
All in all, this manga is a must-read. SO GO READ IT :D read more
Jul 29, 2008
Well i like it as much i liked the 1st season. but i am depressed about Tsukune's change. at 1st season his change was awsome and cool, but in second season he can't controll his power.
also in second season there is new Character, named Cocoa (i think that was it can't remember since it;s been a while) she is sister of Moka. i am especialy fan of Mizori san(ice queen, can't remember if i spelled the name correctly). anyway story is ok and art is ok. charater was good, but the best thing about the second season is the enjoyment i get, there isn't a word that can describe it.
Cocoa has this thing for her inner sister so the first time cocoa comes out, she is aggressive. She loves her inner sister way too much. So like 1st season they do club recruit and some dangers, i would like to tell you guys more about it but if i do i would be spoiling it so you guys read it and find out for yourself. (HIGHLY RECOMMENT BOTH ROSARIO VAMPIRE SEASON ONE AND TWO)
Mar 19, 2013
Jun 12, 2012
After seeing the anime i had to see what was next. I feel like the manga was way better it makes the protagonist manlier and in the anime made him kind of wimp. Dont get me wrong i also loved the anime but not as much as the manga. The story was original to me. I give it a 9 for its art,creativity, Harem, monsters and a human in the school and how much i enjoyed it! Its still going on! cant wait till the new volume comes out! everyone should check out this manga and give it a chance :D read more
Dec 2, 2012
I can't say the same thing to the anime.The anime is focused on the harem part and many things are continuously repeating.
The manga is full of funny moments,scary moments,drama and plot.It makes you realize many things about life and after many years you will want to read it with the same pleasure.
For me,Rosario+Vampire manga is a must-read!