Mahiru meets one day a black cat in the street and gives him the name Kuro. But Kuro is a servant vampire—and also an extremely lazy one! For he is also known as "Sleepy Ash," the Servamp of inertia, and thus the exact opposite of the ordinary, dutiful Mahiru.
To make matters worse, Mahiru unintentionally forms a contract with the bloodsucker and gets embroiled in an ancient conflict between vampires and humans.
If you aren't looking for the usual vampire stories then this is your manga. Servamp changes some things in the story like vampires are serving humans and they aren't turning into bats, but instead of that they are turning into cats or butterflies. There are 7 servamps and each of them symbolize some kind of human attribute. ( i don't know if it's proper in english, but i mean the things like sloth, anger, etc.. )
One day Mahiru finds a black cat and he decides to take care of it. The following day the cat turned into a human
in looks but actually he was a vampire. Mahiru named him Kuro and because of that they actually made a contract and Kuro became his Servamp.
The art is a little bit confusing but it not really bothers the look. In the manga the art sometimes look cute and sometimes really serious. The fights are especially good. So well done for the author and i really like the chibi looking parts :)
The characters are one of the best parts of the manga. The two main characters are totally opposite of each other.
Kuro: He is a very lazy vampire who is often called NEET in the manga because he not really likes leaving the house. He not really likes doing anything. He finds problem in anything and always trying to avoid everything. Personally i really like his character and he is so much fun :)
Mahiru: As i said before he is the perfect opposite of Kuro. He helps everyone and he tries to do everything what he is capable of and often more. He often fight with Kuro but they are really close "friends".
It's really enjoyable, unfortunately there aren't many chapters out yet, so i cannot really say anything about it in long range, but it looks interesting and i am looking for it's continuation.
It's really good manga but short, so if you have 2-3 hours of free time you should definitely read it. It will get an anime adoption soon.
So overall i liked it very much and you should give it a try too.
Thank you for reading my review and please send me your thoughts about it!
So, where to start. When it comes to reading manga, i can be considered a noob but mark my words, Servamp is a truly epic manga, not only in the action aspect of things but other aspects too.
I just read the latest chapter, and idk how to feel. I mean servamp really can get you thinking sometimes.
Story 8/10: WELP the story is quite unique considering the fact it's about having contracts with a vampire, fighting and wot not. Different from majority of the vampire mangas as mentioned by the other reviewers. It's a wayyyyy above the decent line when it comes to a good manga.
There are some generic aspects but cmon, every shounen manga has at least a little thing in common.Personally i really like the story. It's interesting throughout and i get impatient having to wait a whole month for a new chapter.
Art 10/10: I absolutely love the art! It's really good. I love the character designs, backgrounds, everything is perfect imo. ESPECIALLY the backgrounds and fight scenes. A lot goes on but you can still easily follow wot's going on. The art itself gets me hyped up for manga.
Character 9/10: This is an important criteria for anything worthwhile. And trust me when i say it's IMPOSSIBLE to truly hate anyone. You might dislike someone a tiny bit but can never hate anyone. Of course there r some cliche traits of Mahiru but that's everywhere. Personally my most favorite character is Kuro, but i end up loving all of em whether they are good or evil. You can't help but sympathize with everyone.
Enjoyment 9.5-10/10: I really enjoy this! No like seriously it is one of my most favorite mangas of all timeeeee!!! The fights r epic! Character development is pretty good too. Art is amazing! The story gets realllllyyy good as it progresses.
Overall i'd like to say to those who watched the anime, DO NOT JUDGE THE SERIES BY THE ANIME ALONE. The anime seemed just like any other shounen series, but seriously it's not. Servamp is wot i'd say "a hidden gem" in the shounen manga community. It's quite underappreciated. I really suggest that you at least give it a chance, hopefully you won't be disappointed.
Servamp is a decent manga with a fairly refreshing storyline and a range of interesting characters, including sympathetic villains, heroes and even the occasional anti-hero.
A basic synopsis of the plot is as follows: Mahiru, a kind if somewhat occasionally short tempered 15 year old boy decides to take in a stray cat off the street. After coming home from school, he find the cat is actually a vampire, specifically a 'servamp'; a vampire able to form a contract with, and serve a human master.
Main character then gains powers and discovers new supernatural world, ect cetera.
The art is nice, and the character designs are
easy to tell them apart. Expressions and inking is great, though it can get a little dialogue heavy in later chapters.
Overall, the story is a little lackluster, but it has a decent premise, and the world building is done well, re-using elements introduced earlier in the story.
The characters are all indviduals; it's hard to specifically hate any of them, as wacky, or in some cases, downright evil they might first appear. In fact, the villains are some of my favouirte characters. Mahiru can be a little generic at times with how resolutely he sticks with the approach of peace, but is a generally enjoyable character; he acts, not reacts, and has a discernible motive, which immediately makes him a 'Decent Character'.
The pacing flows well, and I never felt like I was lost. An enjoyable supernatural manga that's both light and serious at the same time. Definitely recommend.