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Japanese: COWA!
English: Cowa!
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 14
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 28, 1997 to Mar 10, 1998
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Horror Horror, Supernatural Supernatural
Theme: Vampire Vampire
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)
Authors: Toriyama, Akira (Story & Art)


Score: 6.881 (scored by 18711,871 users)
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Ranked: #106462
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Popularity: #5963
Members: 3,321
Favorites: 30


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Chapters: /14


After an outbreak of a terminal disease in their town, Paifu, a vampire-hybrid, Jose, a ghost, and Apone and Maruyama set out to find medicine to cure it and save the village.


Cowa! was published in English by VIZ Media under the Shonen Jump Manga imprint on July 1, 2008, and later digitally on October 22, 2013.




Nov 1, 2008
Story: The first chapter is just funny then as the chapters go along, it gets more serious but it still stays cute and funny. It also gets more interesting as it goes along then it starts getting more exciting later and the ending is awesome.

Art: The artwork is pretty good. The monsters are cute and the humans are kind of funny the way they are drawn, especially Maruyama and the witch. Something I don't understand is why the first chapter is in color while all the chapters afterwords are in black and white.

Characters: The characters are awesome. I love how they where able to come ...
Dec 27, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Well, it's something that your kids should like.

It starts off pretty simple, I wasn't expecting an overarching story, though I did get one near the end. I really did expect the sumo guy to marry paifu's mom, but that didn't happen.

Everything looks fine.

It's pretty basic stuff, paifu is reckless little kid who is a vampire, who has a friend who is kinda shy and not much beyond that. He also has a rival who isn't his friend but is his rival. No one goes beyond that. The wrestler guy is cool, I guess.
Jun 25, 2021
I was very surprised to find that Akira Toriyama did this series after Dragon Ball ended. I'm not saying it's bad, but it's something I would have expected earlier in his career. What we have here is a monster village living with humans. The monsters get sick and they have to team up with a human, who's referred to as a murderer every other page it seems like, to road trip across the country in search of medicine.

I really didn't like this.

What's a shame is that I could totally see myself liking this because Toriyama created a better version of this story early in ...

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