Saya, the main character, lost her memory and has been living with her adopted family. Her everyday life seems quite normal, except that she eats a lot more than she actually needs. Then one day she meets a guy named Hagi in a park. She is told that he has been searching for her, for a long time. Since then, her normal life has changed completely.
A high school girl named Saya can not remember anything from her past. A handsome young man, Hagi, appears and something seems familiar about him. This girl is more than human with an ancient and mysterious past. She will hunt down and kill the monsters called Chiropterans.
This is my favorite of the manga written based on Blood+. It's like the anime series, but at the same time, not like it at all. There are some noticable differences.
One of the things I enjoy about the manga that isn't present in the anime is the comedy. Also, I think that Haji has much more expression which is so cute!
And, I hate to admit, but I like little Charles more than Karl, he's a very interesting and awesome character. I really wish he had been in the show instead of Karl!
So overall, it's great, and you should definitley read it,
especially if you're a Blood+ fan!
Personally, I liked the anime better, because it seemed like they didn't give each character enough "screentime" in the manga. Like, most of Diva's chevalier got maybe a few mentions in one or two volumes. But still, it was a good story, and I did enjoy it.
Putting aside the anime and concentrating on manga only, I can say that this is very good manga and I tell yo why.
Story is very good, the more you read the more interesting it gets. However, I didn't find any plot twists(although I haven't watched the anime yet). Art is great! You enjoy every illustration. Characters, in my opinion, could make it better than they are. There is some lack of their representation. As for enjoyment: it felt very good spending my time with this manga.
In the end you find yourself finishing the last chapter and getting upset that story is ended. It's totally worth
Aah! I really thought the manga was the source material, that's why I read it first!! I just feel so cheated, it's also one of the reasons why its not as good as I remembered it was, because it really wasn't, the anime was better. The story is just so watered down because it's been passed around so much. I almost dropped it when I found out that the anime came first. Sorry in advance for this will mostly be a comparison.
First, they replaced the character Karl with Charles, some characters were spared in this adaptation. They also removed the Schiffs and Okamura. The manga
was short which made the pacing too fast to be able to properly introduce the characters and flesh them out enough. The one things I loved about the anime is the characterization, take that away and the story is pretty average.
The comedy felt out of place at first, but considering the direction of the story, I guess it was okay. Suprisingly, Kai was likable, he wasn't as annoying as he was in the anime. I think those who like the Kai and Saya pairing would like this better (not me).
It also has a different version of the events that happened in the Zoo, I actually like the "Bloody Sunday" incident here better. It also provided more of Saya and Haji's past, it had slightly different situations but utlimately led up to the same ending. The final battle here was also better.
Overall, it had a lighter and happier story, it wasn't as traumatic and memorable as the anime.