Bloody Mary
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English: Bloody Mary
Japanese: ブラッディ†メアリー


Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 40
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 22, 2013 to Feb 24, 2017
Genres: HorrorHorror, ShoujoShoujo, Shounen AiShounen Ai, VampireVampire, SupernaturalSupernatural
Authors: Samamiya, Akaza (Story & Art)
Serialization: Asuka (Monthly)


Score: 7.681 (scored by 21922,192 users)
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Ranked: #16042
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Popularity: #2019
Members: 6,982
Favorites: 242
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Bloody is a vampire unlike any other that Ichirou Rosario di Maria has met. He has red hair and red eyes, refuses to drink blood or hurt humans, and cannot die even when exposed to sunlight. The two meet when Bloody rescues Ichirou from a group of vampires who desire the coveted "Blood of Maria" running through his veins—its delicious scent lures in vampires like a siren call, which has caused Ichirou recurring problems. After defeating the low-level nuisances, Bloody begs Ichirou, whom he calls "Maria," to finally end his interminable life.

At first, Ichirou is skeptical that Bloody is as harmless as he seems, and does not know why he would be able to successfully kill a seemingly immortal vampire. As it turns out, Bloody has him confused with another "Maria"—Isaac Rosario di Maria—a famed priest and exorcist who lived four hundred years ago. Ichirou inherited the cross-shaped rosario that his grandfather carried, and should possess the same ability to exorcise even the strongest vampires—such as Bloody—but is unfortunately unaware how to call upon his dormant powers.

Determined to survive the repeated attacks on himself, Ichirou makes a deal with Bloody, who he renames "Mary"—until the day comes that Ichirou can fulfill Mary's death wish, the vampire must do everything he can to protect this single human.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Bloody†Mary was published in English by VIZ Media under the Shojo Beat imprint from December 1, 2015 to March 6, 2018.

A drama CD of the series has been released on July 25, 2015.


Yuuki, Shion

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Feb 1, 2019
Meruru-tan (All reviews)
So first of all don't be expecting a typical BL love story just because of the shounen ai tag!
This story does have romance elements in it but is super light on the shounen ai I would argue it's almost non existant entirely and could be described more of a platonic love story all in all.

Plot and artwork go really well together and I have to say that it's definitely one of the best vampire stories in the anime&manga genre that I have read.
In the beginning there are a lot of things that don't seem to make much sense but it gets clearer the more you read more
Aug 4, 2015
hydrascarlet (All reviews)
Bloody Mary has a good plot and so far its plot seems to be really well planned out so that's a plus.
The pace of the story is fast, which I like. I don't advice reading all chapters in a row because there's a lot of information at each chapter but it's hard to stop reading.
Unlike MAL says on the genre, this manga so far isn't a shounen-ai.
The art is STUNNING. Just look at the cover.
Bloody Mary is such an adorable character, it's impossible to not love him too.
The only complaint I have is in term of character names because three characters are called "Maria" and read more
Oct 22, 2017
AniKira (All reviews)
This is going to be a crapy review but, I just want to state out a few points.

I have only read around the first three volumes but I plan to read more

This manga so far kinda skirts around the shounen-ai a bit but don't let that stop you from reading it! It truly is adorable and there is a hint at there being a deeper story with the two characters having memory problems ~ <-- (hope I didn't just take that from someone else's review) Also I would like to state that the art is absolutely wonderful!

I love a story when the vampire read more
Feb 20, 2018
captaincooper (All reviews)
As the English release is two weeks away and I sit sour, waiting for it, I thought I would take to writing a review for the series thus far and what I expect the ending to be.

Generally speaking, Bloody Mary is not especially unique or groundbreaking. The story borders on predictable, with enough deviation to keep it interesting. Although the plot itself doesn't offer much in terms of twists, turns, and unforeseeable events, the pacing and tone of the story work well to keep the manga a page-turner. The characters have enough complexity to make them interesting and given its genre, they tell a read more

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