Mahiru reads 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.
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Just off the fifth volume, I can happily say that this is a definite recommendation. Not just for the vampire aspect, because honestly, that doesn't really sum up much of the manga to a large enough extent.
For a story about vampires this isn't something to pass off.
A brief shake-down of the story would be that Mahiru finds a stray cat and takes it in, naming it Kuro. Kuro turns out to be a vampire, or a Servant Vampire, Servamp for short.
Boom, that's it.
I find it hard to put into words how the story is in the long run.
A main thing to note is definitely how the vampires aren't particularly dominant as they are bound to a human, and while more powerful, there are many risks that come with it.
Also, as of what I have read, there is only one vampire that turns into a bat. Isn't that grand?
The art is nice and distinctive. It isn't messy or cluttered and managed to fit whatever mood the page is currently in, whether it be comedic, serious, or action.
The action. That's a notable thing. The action is cleanly done and doesn't tend to have the fight lost in an illusion of other things. The action scenes tend to be rather pleasing to see unlike many other manga where the drawings are rough.
Different things are distinctive enough to make out what they are and design is top notch.
So far, the characters have continuing development, much of this comes from the surrounding characters may they be friend or foe. Even if a character is given an entire book to get themselves together they continue to show progress. This is particularly interesting as it changes their interactions.
Any characters you may have forgotten or gotten confused with get a bit more clear, and honestly, the foes get a bit harder to hate as time progresses.
The character design is rather interesting. We have rainbow hair back. Interestingly enough, the designs chosen for each character suit them for the most part eg: Mahiru has a casual, civilian-type design, showing that he likes/ is simple.
The thing is, if you like serious scenes to stay serious, you'll either love or hate this manga. The serious scenes either linger with you for months on end or get interrupted by a character in the series.
The manga has a few tear-jerking scenes that I advise you look out for in the long run.
The comedy is something maybe not tailored to everyone's taste but it has a little something for everyone, some dark humour and some light banter. read more