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: 7.751 (scored by 1709117,091 users)
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Ranked: #13162
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Popularity: #430
Members: 32,627
Favorites: 1,312

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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
BlazingDevil (All reviews)
**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 read more
Mar 5, 2011
artist-retired (All reviews)
The vampire genre on a whole is just down right over used and over served to the point that it now has it's own genre, but that doesn't mean there's no creativity left in it.

STORY: The basic set up is of the school life/romance set ups, girl meets boy, girl and boy fall in love, happy ending, the end.
Though, as over used as this set up is, a lot of us still keep coming back to it.


Cause coming back over and over again may end us up with precious worth while gems.

I consider Karin (Chibi Vampire in the US) one of these gems.

While following the read more
Apr 7, 2009
zonnikku (All reviews)
Karin isn't your typical romantic comedy nor is it your typical vampire story.
(my first review! Yay!)


The "story" of Karin isn't exactly anything special.

In fact, this type of story of forbidden love is common in manga.

What makes it "good", or I should say, "sets it apart from other manga" is the fact that it doesn't take itself seriously.

Sure, there are serious moments, but the comedy always manages to shine through. There's never a dull moment in Karin, and you'll always be wanting to read more.


The first volume's character designs are vastly different from the latter volumes.
That's not a read more
Feb 6, 2010
chingstah (All reviews)
its a cool manga very cool and better than anime

it has : romance,action,vampire

like i said its story is different than anime so u must read it couse its better.in manga there isnt a vampire hunter (will),instead there is a half breed(half vamp half human)tachibana.so its story is different.our guy kenta usui learns maaka karin is a vamp but she doesnt suck blood she spills it out so its very interesting we always see vamps sucking blood but this one spills it out and blood is life to a vamp so its interesting.so kenta learns karin is a vamp and promise to keep it a read more

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