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Rosario to Vampire (Manga)

Rosario to Vampire

Alternative Titles

English: Rosario+Vampire
Synonyms: Rosario and Vampire
Japanese: ロザリオとバンパイア


Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 40
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 6, 2004 to May 5, 2007
Authors: Ikeda, Akihisa (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Monthly)


Score: 7.941 (scored by 26626 users)
Ranked: #10042
Popularity: #40
Members: 43,637
Favorites: 2,848
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Aono Tsukune is so hard up on luck, that he can't even get admitted into high school. His parents finally find him a school with no tests required for admittance, out in the middle of nowhere. He finds out the school is a youkai (monster) academy, Just as he is about to resign himself and get back on the bus home, he bumps into a beautiful girl. Turns out this beautiful girl, Akashiya Moka, is also a vampire who bites him right off the bat. They become friends and Tsukune is ready for a happy school life with her, until he finds out that if a human is found on the school grounds, he or she should be killed. Now Tsukune must conceal his identity from the rest of the monsters at school, while at the same time being a ready snack for Moka when ever the urge takes her. What effect will this have on Tsukune and will Moka be able to keep him out of harm's way?


Rosario to Vampire was published in English as Rosario+Vampire by VIZ Media under the Shonen Jump Advanced imprint from June 3, 2008 to November 3, 2009. A complete box set (that includes the entire Rosario to Vampire: Season II) was released on November 3, 2015.

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Nov 13, 2015
First inpressons, when I first herd of this manga It was from its crappy anime adaptation, but that did make me want to see the original source material.

Story, 6/10

The setting is a monster school version of hogwarts but just add Rom com and harem hijinx into the mix you have got Rosario vampire. It plot is a rom com battle harem but it is quite generic in presentation. It's also episodic and it follows a monster of the week formula literally. It has good pacing. It also fleshes out the monster world a bit and also tells you a bit about read more
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May 27, 2015
Now to talk about what I consider to be one of the best cases of the manga being superior to the anime, Rosario + Vampire.

Story - 10/10
15 year old Tsukune Aono enrolls at the Youkai Academy, due to the fact that no other high school will accept him, and while walking from the bus to the school, a girl named Moka Akashiya crashes into him - who reveals herself to be a vampire by sucking Tsukune's blood. After arriving at the school, he quickly realizes that the school is actually a school for monsters. And it turns out that Moka is in his read more
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Mar 22, 2008
After years within the anime & manga community, I have come across a particular argument time & time again; "the manga/light novel/visual novel is better". This is usually in a bid to get people to check out the original source material, after witnessing a lacklustre anime/live action adaptation collapse in on itself.

Well Rosario + Vampire is a perfect example of such a case, whether you enjoy this kind of manga or not, the community has come to a unanimous agreement that this particular manga is worlds better than it’s unexpectedly popular anime adaptation. And it’s surprising how serious people get about it, given that read more
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Mar 16, 2015
So, a show that's been plagiarized by none other than our great ecchi lords Gonzo, yet everyone keeps praising the manga for not being the same battle harem. Well... too bad, because that's exactly what it is! Rosario to Vampire at its core is a school harem with battle shounen elements. It is Season II where the battle shounen elements take precedence and overshadow the harem so much that you will forget it's entire first season aside from ONE key event.

RECOMMENDATION: Read this as a school harem with supernatural elements and you'll have an okay time. The structure is largely episodic building up to a read more
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