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1 of 4 chapters read
Story: It's the classic shoujo storyline: a girl and boy fall in love. However, the first story I read is different from the conventional one- shots floating around in the sense that the author has tried to flip things around a little and put in a few more twists. Since each chapter is a different story on different sets of characters, I'm looking forward to reading the rest.
Art: I only rate really amazing works, like Kaori Yuki's manga, a 10, though I can safely say that the art here is very detailed and beautiful, and the story is well- drawn.
Character: Like all one- shots, it's difficult for authors to properly develop their characters' personalities within the short space of time. However, the boy in each chapter is drawn from a list of common male characters found in shoujo manga. People looking for something away from the stereotypes may want to go elsewhere, though that's not to say the characters are boring- it's easy to see the author's tried to give depth to them in the short amount of pages each chapter contains.
Enjoyment: It's a manga that you can just sit back and read when you're not really in the mood for anything heavy- there's humour, romance and everything else that shoujo has to offer.
Overall: I'd recommend you read it- it's a very enjoyable manga, and the fact that it only takes up one volume means the story is quick and amusing. ^^ read more
5 of 20 chapters read
The story is about a couple, Tadashi and Kaori, who are visiting a remote Japanese island on holiday. However, they encounter a walking fish in their house, and this quickly grows into one of the most horrible apocalypses that anyone could have ever dreamt up.
This manga disturbed me- I highly recommend it.
4 of 12 episodes seen
There's something here for everyone: epic sword fights, strategic battle techniques, well- developed chararacters, humour and a few mysteries to bind it all together. The voice actors all fit their characters perfectly (some may recognize Daisuke Ono, the voice of Saizou, as Sebastian from Kuroshitsuji), and the characters themselves are creative and often have more than one side to their personalities.
I've watched and read a lot of shounen anime, but this one definitely shines and stands out from the rest. I highly recommend it.
11 of 43 chapters read
This manga scraps several stereotypes created by stories such as Twilight and The Vampire Diaries, and shines a new light on the word 'vampire'. Akabara Strauss is, indeed, a vampire, though in a much different sense than most are used to. His story follows not his lust for blood, as many do, but instead his line of personal tragedy and revenge for his loved ones, or rather, his loved one. Although there is an absence of blood so far, to tell the truth, it would be irrelevant with such an amazing storyline based on other elements, namely love and retribution. The three main characters, Akabara, the Vampire King; Yuki, the 'Black Swan' and Bridget, a Dhampyre, find themselves following paths that all seem to intertwine with each other's, and it is for this reason, along with the overall feeling of the manga and breathtaking art, that I thoroughly recommend this story. read more