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 10798 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.
Popular Tagsecchi shounen supernatural vampire
Nov 24, 2013
Story continues where last season left it off , And they are still enjoying their everyday school life. As each chapters goes by , it gives you hint that something big will happen and it prepares to it , introducting us to new characters and going through small arcs which strengthen bonds between MC characters , Also it gets darker by each plot twist and more serious which makes you even forget that it was romance/comedy manga.
Author is really an amazing person , His art was improving so much past these chapters. I had problems with reading first Rosario+Vampire manga , I could even barely tolerate it but now reading Rosario+Vampire II , it has become an eye candy to me. And those vampiristic eyes , As if they were piercing through my soul with those stares. I must say , character faces/reactions were well drawn. Detailed and simple.
You could probably sense love chemistry between Tsukune and Moka , I can assure you that Moka isn't only one getting all the credits. All of the MC girls have small arc , which is little about them and has added drama to it. Lots of rom/com series does that but of all of them , I liked how author did it in these particular series , It wasn't too shallow and kept it simple. Main point of those small arcs was to strengthen bonds between characters and it did well. Each character is equally unique and have their role in series. Even opponents are real badasses and there is almost no single character I could personally hate.
Series are greatly enjoyable for action/shounen lovers , Battles aren't dragging forever and despite that story isn't series strong point , It's still fun read. Behind all that fighting , There's also unexpected plot twists which is very interesting and even touching sometimes , Not may be sad/deep as some certain manga but enough to shed a tear. Probably biggest reason why it's so enjoyable is because of its setting. Unique and you can even learn all kinds of monster myths while you're reading it.
For gods sake , don't compare Rosario+Vampire anime to its manga , Studio which took this manga , Made pointless fanservice anime out of it. 90% of it was ecchi while rest of 10% was just comedy and very little action. Manga is exactly opposite , You would be suprised to see how small ecchi it has. read more
Mar 25, 2012
Nov 19, 2013
And also, if I am reviewing it from a "sequel of the first season" it is 5/10, and if standalone it is 7. But overall, it is 6/10. I gave Season 1 a 8/10 in my review.
Regrettably, the story is what disappointed me the most. Besides being overly-cliched (I think I could see a lot of Bleach-like scenes), and meaningless gore (Why would you wanna pull ur head out and then put it back just for show? Why, for the gore of course!), and also, there are a lot of plotholes and unexplained incidents.
Not to mention that up to chapter 66.3/66C, I think most readers will already take light of characters dying or taking MAJOR injuries (sounds a bit Bleach-like right? But....wait for it.... no Rejection of Events! (Orihime's powers). So how did they recover or come back from serious injuries? Good question...)
Generally, the story, if without spoilers, goes like this... Students in a youkai high school try to save a world against an evil organisation. Cliched-much? Add harem catfight, excessive ecchi, and tons of gory and drama scenes and you get Season 2. In fact, the few elements I just mentioned are much less in Season 1.
The art is generally nice, but in this season, due to slight character changes, sometimes there is a bit of confusion whether Tsukune is in his Vampire mode, as in Season 2 he looks quite similar in either mode (unlike Season 1 where he looks obviously less mature in normal mode).
The second issue with the art is the changes in character design, especially Yukari. Somehow I often confuse her with Rubi since she doesn't have her witch's costume anymore.
The third issue is sometimes some things in the panels are quite blur / poorly drawn that I could not understand what that thing is, and it happened for at least 3-4 times.
O yea, btw I think Hokuto looks like Aizen from Bleach ahaha (ever since from S1).
I'm not sure how to explain my disappointment in the character changes from S1, but I'll try. For the new characters in S2 it is mainly positive.
Firstly, Rubi. Honestly I'm not sure why her role changed so much, I guess it is funny at times (erotic actually), but it is hard to establish her as a stable character since sometimes she seem to be there as a messenger, as comic relief, as core character, and as a main fighter). This is so much so that by 66.3/66 C I think she is one of the most "immortal" characters. Not sure just how strong or "tank" she is.
Second, there are a lot of scenes dedicated to the Inner-Outer Moka issue. It seems like the author wanted to focus on Inner Moka in S2, but somehow I have no idea why there seems to be an over-focus on Inner Moka that Outer Moka's achievements and days with Tsukune in S1 seemed to be neglected, especially during the "Moka Memories" incident. And for all the focus on Inner Moka, I guess the most interesting thing is that Inner Moka still only has 1 main attack pattern: Kicking and somehow she does not need training. Nice character development on the past though.
Third, Tsukune. In this season there is some question over just how much he can control his powers. And how much his powers really are. Sure, if you wanna refer to Ichigo from Bleach, you can see from his mask and so on, as to Tsukune's Holy Lock. But honestly, there is no proper explanation on how much he can use it and so on. Btw, Ichigo's hollowfication comes to mind when reading somewhere in S2.
Fourth, for all the rest of the S1 characters. I think that some of them have been developed quite well, but honestly S2 focuses on harem, not friendship, so the rest of the S1 harem crew have developed into catfights at times. I still like S1's focus on friendship better.
Fifth, for the new characters that appear in S2. For example, Fang Fang, I think it's quite interesting how his family background is explored and relationship with a friend is delved into. Kokoa too, there's quite some character development and past uncovered. And Sun's history development is not bad too.
Overall, one common problem for most characters is the "relative power" between the different characters. Since most characters have direct attacks (instead of those like charm or paralysis), it is funny how some characters can win or lose at times. Anyways, another issue is how they could recover from serious injuries (normally there's no explanation) that suits the kind of monster they are. For example, maybe vampires regenerate faster than others? Nope, just jump a panel and they are good as new. Thus, this breaches the concept of realistic and logical fights and so for some battles the results of the fights are meaningless (Since some of the supposed-to-be heavily injured/dead characters could come back to rejoin some other fight very soon).
Some parts were so cliched and predictable that I would just guess before I read on. Bascially, it was excessively ecchi during the front part, quite boring sometimes after that, and needlessly gory. The transition is not very smooth honestly, it was quite light initially but then turned very dramatic and heavy later on. I guess at times they try to lighten the mood with "in-battle jokes", like in Bleach, especially before they just fight, but it just seems kind of silly and out-of-place at times.
I really enjoyed S1 a lot due to it being more focused on friendship and too-quick power ascension. This is not to mention some enemies which are defeated a bit too easily at 60+, or some missing characters not accounted for. But still, it does have its merits; it has some good character development, romance scenes and other heartwarming scenes.
I guess S2 is a bit too heavy for me, after reading S2 (up to chp 66.3/66C) just before S1. There are a lot of cliched and predictable scenarios, and I kept thinking of 2 mangas while reading S2, Bleach (for its obviously similar story progression at a lot of parts) and Chaosic Rune (for the obvious preference of gore, action and mystery).
So this is my review for S2 up to 66.3/66C, sorry if you think that it is one-sided but I think it is a mix of too many elements, the author tried to add too much stuff and ended up leaving a lot of things not explained for or rushed endings to battles, among other above-mentioned stuff. read more
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
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!
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
Mar 19, 2013
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)