After millennia in hiding, Mina Tepes, the Princess of the ancient covenant and ruler of all vampires, wants change. Using the vast wealth of the Tepes line, she has paid off the entire gross national debt of Japan and in so doing, gained the authority to create a "special district" off the coast of Japan that is to become the future haven to vampires the world over!
Now, on the eve of the landmark press conference announcing the existence of vampires to the world, terrorists and rival factions are plotting to assassinate Mina Tepes before she has a chance to make her world-changing announcement.
When it comes to the the supernatural, you'll have to admit that blood suckers we commonly know as vampires, would have to be one of the most romantic creatures to grace the pages of fictional history. From Bram Stoker's immortal Dracula to the modern vampires you see on movies to the TV screen.
Dance in the Vampire Bund is no exception if your after a seinen tale of romance, action and most of all the supernatural. Whilst there are common traits to which some may already know as vampire lore, there are also a few changes that give the story some originality and aimed to please any fan of the weird and supernatural.
As you get deeper into the tale you will find there is an underlining to the story of prejudice and betrayal in the vampire world, and that although most vampires may see humans as livestock, there are some who actually reach out in friendship.
If there was any room for complaints or disappointment, it would have to be the artwork. Coming from a creator who is well known for Hentai, I may have have had a little too high of an expectation from his work. Not that I have that much to complain about, but after following the mangakas previous works, I was left pretty impression-less when looking at Nozomu Tamaki's current work.
I have given this manga a 7 for the depth and character development which has transpired so far since chapter 1. I believe there is room for improvement in some departments but all-in-all its a worthwhile read.
I know there have been mixed reviews on the adaptation, but if you liked the anime, then I definitely recommend reading the manga as you will see how the adaptation changes from the anime whilst sticking to the plot giving you a different outlook.
If you'd like a fresh take to a much loved/hate character of the supernatural, Dance in the Vampire Bund is a manga worth having on your list. read more
This has to be one of my all time fave manga hands down. There isn't one area where it doesn't shine. Awesome Characters, Gripping plot , loads of action , intrigue, romance , loyalty betrayal ,suspense ,and one hell of a climax .
It is intended for a more mature audience ,as some of the themes and topics aren't really suitable for younger readers. Twilight this isn't!
This manga is one of my favorites! Though I have to warn future readers that it has some sexual parts but if you don't mind it, it will blow your mind.
This manga kind of reminds me like Naruto in a sense. It has it's own world in the story, with it's own rules, and I think all great books do that for you; they provide you with a new surroundings and a world your not use to until you start reading it and you get sucked in. This world is a world like our until Mina (vampire queen) shows up and tells you, it isn't! That this world has vampires and other creatures too. You like the humans in the manga are just waiting to figure out everything you can about them. Do they fly, do they drink blood, are they scary? All of these questions can be answered if you read this amazing manga!
I really think this manga is very life like in a sense by the way. It is fiction (vampires, duh!) but it takes part in modern japan with human people's reactions and human emotion... well some human some vampiric.
The anime really isn't anything like the manga. The manga is still in being published so the director of the anime only did some of the plot of the manga but a lot of it was twisted to there liking.
I hope this helped you in decision to read this manga (:read more
Personally for me I loved this manga all the way through. I watched the anime and loved it so I decided to read the manga. The manga is leaps and bounds different and it expands on so much more while accomplishing a lot more. I currently own the entire series Plus all the side stories, the new volume for the new series, and the two doujinshii collections that were released. As you can tell I over this series. The story is great and feels authentic. The characters are wonderful and have many hilarious quips along with huge personality. The art is great, being able to convey the story that it is in with beautiful designs mixed in with other designs that seem to represent the characters themselves. Finally I would like to address the world building which is amazing, it feels sort of like the ghost in the she'll manga in how nozuma tamaka goes into all the intricate details of the world which he has created. Overall I give this a ten out of ten as it is my favorite manga thus far.read more
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