"When his sharp fangs touched the nape of my neck, I felt shocking senses arouse inside of me."
The destined meeting between Yoo Da-in, a guy often mistaken as a girl because of his beauty and Seo Kang-hoo, a handsome hunk that even guys would fall for. Yoo Da-in is b.i.t.t.e.n. by Seo Kang-hoo, causing his heart to stop.
"I definitely died... but how did I become a girl?!"
Kyaaa! just finished the series about five minutes ago! I had realized this manga had no reviews so I thought---Why not? I shall be the first to write one!
Truthfully, the first time I saw this manga title I thought it was the most stupid title I had ever seen! "My Boyfriend is a Vampire"? Get real!
DO NOT LET THAT GET IN YOUR WAY.
I generally do not like, strongly dislike, any manga or anime related to vampires. Ok, I apologize deeply to the Vampire Knight fans and etc. out there. But I just generally think the idea of vampires is gross and weird. I'm not gonna
waste your time explaining why in this review so let's get on with it....
I admit I have lost. This is the first time I had read a vampire manga and had thought: That was just amazing. The story is ingenious, and the ending is very unpredictable, but there were foreshadows here and there for sharp readers. BUT, I kept on having the feeling that Kang-Hoo's love was not being expressed properly, and not strong enough. The only counter I can think of for that is that Kang-Hoo is just a guy who does not express his feelings openly. For the other characters, it's really easy to tell, as they were blushing like crazy and stuff. Also, the story later on entwines with the plot and storyline of "Love in the Mask", which is written by the same author. It turns out literally exactly same, and I felt like I was being cheated out of. I have no idea which one was written first, but this is the reason why I gave it the one of the lowest score out of the others: 8.
The characters are nice(can't find another word for it heheh..), but it's an expected shoujo development. For example, the happy-go-lucky girl meets a mean guy, the mean guy slowly softens and becomes a new, good person(who usually tends to fall in love with the girl xP) And of course, there's the really annoying people that you just want to strangle. T.T
Like I said in my other review(s), I don't mind art. The way Han Yu-Rang draws is very different from the "this generation" artists. Her drawings have an old feeling to it, but they are all very, very pretty. The guys are gorgeous, and the girls are--well, gorgeous. I especially like how she does the eyes, they stand out on each page!
I couldn't put this down. Well, that's not saying much cause I usually can't put any manga down. ^.^ But, funnily, the endings to her chapters were THE WORST. They stopped, not in the climax, not in a proper ending, but something like a normal conversation just cut off! It's not even a cliff hanger, like "I love you..." and chapter ends there. It's more like, "Hey, look, it's my dad." and it ends there. But even with those weird endings, it's so addicting it took me two hours to put it down >.< (weell, I'm just like that with any other manga, but this one was just different!)
Overall : 9
I seriously took a long, long time debating this score. When it had come down to the last four chapters(which were like 170 pages long each), and was going toward the end, I had decided if the ending sucked, I was going to give it a 6 no matter how good the beginning and middle was. I was very doubtful of her finishing it off safely, but she did! The ending may have been unsatisfying to some people, but it was very cute to me!
I hope you all will pick up this manga! (Disregard the name TT.TT)
I started this series somewhere in 2010 because of my love for (original) vampires. It does have vampires in it which are very traditional: blood sucking with fangs in the neck, blood thirst, abnormal abilities, ...
These vampires are more realistic to me since they can just walk in daylight and don't turn into bats.
I liked this series from the beginning and it was always in my mind as 'a good manghwa' even though I didn't finish it yet. Because of that, I tried to read it again and finished it in a few days.
The plot was very unexpected for me, which I did like a
The art is very pretty. I still wonder how the mangaka can draw those eyes again and again. You can see their emotes and actions well.
The characters are pretty mainstream. Two boys falling in love with one person and fighting for her. You have the evil side and the good side. You have the best friend who does everything and so on.
Only the main character was for me very special compared to the others.
Too bad the ending is sort of an open ending. Personally, I don't like that, but after al, I liked the way the ending went.
Two years laters, I enjoyed this series and I'm glad to have read it. A must read for every (traditional) vampire fan or romantic fantasy story lover.
I've just finished the series today.I went to add it to my list and saw that there are onlly two reviews,so you guess what I"m doing now.
The story isn't perfect but it does a great job explaining what you don't understand.It is full of intense moments,humor and mystery.The STORY-8
The art is great,there's nothing else that I can say.I was pleased with it!
The characters are each with their own objectives,but during the story,you will be focused only on the main 3. CHARACTER-8
I enjoyed very much the series and after years,I will have the same enthusiasm to read it again!
Characters generally have motivations that made sense and didn't conflict with what they were doing in the story. I liked most of the characters a lot.
My main problem with some characters were how they were portrayed as not being monsters like the one love interest who is a serial killer. The character became a serial killer for extremely selfish reasons and yet the manga depicts the character as being more just a regular bad boy love interest. While there is plenty of vampire on vampire murder, killing humans is a crime in the setting and they don't need to
murder to feed themselves.
Vampire rules sometimes feel like they are introduced purely for convenience and not in a way that feels very natural. The protagonist and the main viewpoint character doesn't understand the vampire world well, so it is not a huge issue.
I loved the art. The characters are drawn in a very old fashioned style that has fallen out of favor over the years. I love that style, but I understand a lot of people probably find it off compared to most more modern art styles.
I got a ton of enjoyment out of My Boyfriend Is a Vampire. I never felt bored while reading it all in one day, which is a rarity for me.