Rave Master
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Synonyms: Rave: The Groove Adventure
Japanese: RAVE
English: Rave Master
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 35
Chapters: 298
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 7, 1999 to Jul 27, 2005
Genres: Adventure Adventure, Comedy Comedy, Fantasy Fantasy
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Authors: Mashima, Hiro (Story & Art)


Score: 7.851 (scored by 2295622,956 users)
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Ranked: #10832
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Popularity: #308
Members: 48,710
Favorites: 2,071


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Rave Master
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Fifty years ago, the wielders of the sacred Rave stones fought against an onslaught caused by demon stones called Dark Bring. This war resulted in an explosion known as "Overdrive"—a blast so powerful that it sent the Dark Bring into a deep slumber and scattered the pieces of Rave across the world.

In the present, Haru Glory lives a peaceful life on Garage Island until one day, he catches the creature Plue while fishing. Plue is later recognized by Shiba Roses, an old man who happens to be the original Rave Master. Shiba explains that the Dark Bring has resurfaced, and that to stop it, assembling the scattered parts of Rave is of utmost urgency. However, before Shiba can leave on this mission, he is attacked by a soldier from the evil organization Demon Card, forcing him to transfer the power of Rave to Haru. With the fate of humankind resting on his shoulders, the new Rave Master begins his quest to find the scattered Rave fragments.

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Rave was published in English by Tokyopop as Rave Master for 32 volumes from February 11, 2003 to February 10, 2009, until their license with Kodansha expired. Del Rey later gained the license and published the final three volumes in a single omnibus on May 24, 2011. Kodansha Comics USA digitally published the entire series in single volumes on October 3, 2017. It was also published in Spanish by Norma Editorial from February 2004 to February 2010.

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Jun 26, 2009
When people hear the name Hiro Mashima today, they instantly think of his most recent work, Fairy Tail, which is steadily growing in popularity since its debut in 2006. However, its clearly easy to see where Fairy Tail's roots come from when one decides to undertake his previous, massive shounen story, Groove Adventure Rave. The anime adaptation of Groove Adventure Rave, named Rave Master, suffered considerably because of character designs that were not consistent with the manga counterpart, and because the anime adaptation covered only the first 90 chapters or so, leaving many unanswered questions and open plot holes. Groove Adventure Rave ...
Jul 24, 2013
Moderator Edit: This review contains spoilers.


Groove Adventure Rave, or Rave Master, was the first long-running manga of the mangaka now acclaimed for Fairy Tail. I used to be pretty biased towards it, due to it being one of my first manga, but the nostalgia wore off on my latest reread.

At one point a character is introduced as being just an ally of Demon Card, which is this manga’s cliché “evil organization.” Then it's decided that he's a Demon Card general, but he is the weakest of the generals. Then it's decided that he's somehow the strongest. I’m not basing this on observation, I’m actually ...
Jul 12, 2010
Groove adventure rave is a rather unique manga. The story is quiet simple and usual, but after some point(where the anime series ends) the storyline becomes better and better. The art is wonderfull, both with unsual creatures and great characters. I recomment this manga to all manga lovers and to all who finished the anime.

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