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Darren Shan (Manga)

Darren Shan

Alternative Titles

English: Darren Shan
Synonyms: Cirque Du Freak
Japanese: ダレン・シャン

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 12
Chapters: 114
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 17, 2006 to Apr 17, 2009
Authors: Arai, Takahiro (Story & Art), Shan, Darren (Story)

Statistics

Score: 7.961 (scored by 1220 users)
Ranked: #10892
Popularity: #1578
Members: 2,567
Favorites: 128
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2 based on the top manga page.

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Synopsis

Darren Shan's an ordinary schoolboy, until he and his best friend Steve get tickets to the Cirque Du Freak, a bizarre freak show featuring such arcane performers. In the midst of the ghoulish excitement, true terror raises its head when Steve recognizes that one of the performers -- Mr Crepsley -- is in fact a vampire! That's when the hands of fate changes the lives of them forever!

(Source: Aku-Tenshi)

Characters

 Larten
Crepsley, Larten
Main
 Steve
Leonard, Steve
Main
 Harkat
Mulds, Harkat
Main
 Darren
Shan, Darren
Main
 Evanna
Evanna
Supporting
 Gavner
Purl, Gavner
Supporting
 Kurda
Smahlt, Kurda
Supporting



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Jul 27, 2008
Adicted2Anime
This story is from the book "Cirque du Freaks by Darren Shan" and no the real author is not the actual character in the story.

For those who haven't read the saga of Darren Shan then this manga adaption will hook you in unless you already did, then I still recommend you to read it. The basic story line is that Darren was destine to become a vampire assistant, but it will change later on. I do say that if you read the saga(books) before reading the manga you find that the characters that the artist drawn is not exactly perfectly accurate but it does read more
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Nov 9, 2009
Hitsugaya19
I am writing this review while I am still reding the manga.

Darren Shan (Cirque de Freak) is a manga version of the novel by Darren Shan. Darren Shan used his name for the main character even though it is not based on his life, however certain things in the manga did actually happen in his life!

The story starts with Darren Shan and his best friend Steve Leonard. A mysterious person gives Darren a flyer to a freak cirus and Darren and Steve end up going. Darren is fascinated by spiders and Steve by monsters.

At the freak circus Steve recognises that one of the performers Mr. read more
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Both have a hero who becomes "undead," and who is forced to leave their old life behind. Artwork is somewhat similar.
By the same mangaka, so they have similar art and storytelling styles. Both are shounens that take place in modern-day Europe, and have characters who had superpowers forced onto them (vampire, power based off Celtic legends). DS is based off a book series by another author, while Arago is an original story.

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