Chibi Vampire
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Synonyms: Cheeky Vampire, Little Vampire, Vampire Karin
Japanese: かりん
English: Chibi Vampire
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 14
Chapters: 63
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 9, 2003 to Feb 9, 2008
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Romance Romance, Supernatural Supernatural
Themes: School School, Vampire Vampire
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Dragon Age
Authors: Kagesaki, Yuna (Story & Art)


Score: 7.771 (scored by 1811218,112 users)
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Ranked: #14982
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Popularity: #502
Members: 35,066
Favorites: 1,367


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Volumes: /14
Chapters: /63


Unlike her family, Karin Maaka is a vampire who walks outside during the day and sleeps during the night. Nobody from her town knows of her true identity—and she plans to keep it that way, as it could jeopardize her "normal" life if someone were to find out.

Kenta Usui witnesses Karin bite someone on the day he transfers into her class as a new student. Thinking that something provocative is happening, Kenta tries talking to Karin, only to bring about a series of misunderstandings. After Karin begins avoiding Kenta, he becomes determined to set things straight between them. However, the moment he gets close to her, she has a massive nosebleed!

This is Karin's true secret—rather than sucking it out of humans, she periodically produces excessive amounts of blood, leading to nosebleeds if she does not release it. Unfortunately, her blood seems to react strangely to Kenta. Armed with knowledge of Karin's truth, will Kenta be able to keep her secret?

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Karin was first published in English as Chibi Vampire by Tokyopop from April 11, 2006 to September 29, 2009. It was re-published digitally by VIZ Media from April 1 to September 20, 2014, under the VIZ Select imprint.

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Jan 28, 2009
**NOTE**First off this is my first time writing a review and the only reason I am doing so now is cause of the lack of reviews for this manga so if this review sucks you now know why. Also this is my favorite manga and one of my favorite animes so this review may be a little biased though it still is a great manga biased or not.

Karin is a romance manga with a vampire theme but what makes it so good is in my opinion how the author always seems to be able to add a little twist to the series ...
Mar 30, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Warning this review may contain spoilers.

First Impressions,
So I first found out about this manga by watching it anime adaptation,
Which wasn't bad per say but I wanted to see the source material for the more compeled story and Also I think of the idea of a vampire who doesn't exactly fit in with the normal vampire society in a way and shares a bit more of a connection with humans.
I think is sorta interesting.

Dec 14, 2023
Can a bad ending ruin an otherwise good manga? Yes. For me, in the case of this one, it can.

It's just baffling the way this one wrapped up. Honestly, I don't even know how to write this review. MAL suggests not including spoilers in the reviews, but so much of why this story landed with a massive thud for me is because it has one of the most rapid turn arounds from good to bad I've seen in a story.

Just the fact that our protagonist loves her family, is devoted to them, and her family loves her and cares for her, just for ...

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