Anzai, half vampire, and Tsukasa, a normal school girl.
Vampires seem to be living among humans. Of course the government does not know of their existence, because their appearance does not differ from humans. They also do not need to drink blood, but when they get a craving or get angry, they can become uncontrollable monsters.
This manga is just one big mess. It has its moments where it's genuinely enjoyable, but those instances are heavily shadowed by several glaring problems.
I think there's something going on here? It seems to be about humans vs. rogue vampires, and using vampires against said rogue vampires. That's an okay basis I suppose. Then there is an organization that's pit to expose all vampires. That's a good idea as well, but it's not supported by a cast that can pull it off.
This one hurts. This manga has moments where it looks great, but most of the time the art is so terribly awkward and inconsistent it hurts to look at. You can tell that the artist is good at drawing one angle of face, and that's about it. The look of the vampires is intensely ugly, which wouldn't be so bad if ti was done consistently. It seems like every time a vampire shows their teeth, they grow more teeth and their jaws poke out of their faces further and further. It's terrifyingly bad.
Oh, and don't get me started on the tiny hands. It's like everyone was Deadpool and sliced off their hands routinely. It's that bad.
The ideas for the characters themselves aren't too bad. A half vampire guy, and a normal girl who is falling for him. Good start, but you have to actually develop the characters for them to work. The guy keeps visiting this girl, and there is NO motivation. He himself is confused as to why he keeps visiting her. He's practically living at this girl's house, and none of them have any idea why.
At one point, the writer thought to add in a happy, comic relief character. Oh, let's just make them strangely happy and ditsy. Why? Who knows, that's just how they are.
Everyone just feels so two dimensional, I can't bring myself to care about the characters at all.
I'll be the first to admit I'm a sucker for vampire manga, but there's only so far down crap alley I can go. I like the bloody scenes, but it's simply ruined by bad art, I can't bring myself to enjoy it. I just keep cringing at how bad everything looks.
To give it its credit, I did sit through 9 chapters of this slop. If you REALLY like vampire manga, you might get through it. Otherwise, there's no reason to enjoy this manga.read more
I've never done a review before so hopefully I'm going about it right xD. Well this is my review of Devils' Line and of course it isn't for everyone but if you like romance and/or vampires then this might be worth you checking out ouo.
So far from what I can tell the story is about these "devils" (which are basically vampires but they call them devils) and most of society doesn't really know about them. Of course there's people who do know like the police force and also those who choose to be in relationships with them. Devil and human relationships seem to be dangerous since devils "transform" (lose control/grow fangs and talons) due to blood or "excitement" (sex/intimate moments).
The main male is a half-devil and the main female is human. I think the overall story is about the struggle between them and overcoming all the odds to be together despite the fact that everyone else thinks its a bad idea and dangerous. I think it's really sweet the girl has so much trust in him.
The art isn't perfect but overall I think it's really good. I never noticed anything outright terrible but then again I'm not one to judge art or look for mistakes. I just like to read -3-. Plus I can't complain. My art is terrible.
Overall it's nice to like at and the only thing I didn't like at first was how to fangs looked but I think they're starting to grow on me now. They also seem fitting since most people who do know about them also fear them. It's understandable...I would not like to be bitten by those, they look like they'd be extremely painful. If I were those people I wouldn't really fear a vampire with small fangs that aren't very noticeable. I like that they took a step further with this vampire idea and made the fangs something that would be feared more.
Also there are a few scenes with blood/gore but nothing too bad in my opinion.
I like the characters so far. The main female, Tsukasa, (she's human by the way) seems very sweet but she's not a pushover at all. I am so glad to finally see a story where the main female is more independent. Then again as far as I can tell this isn't a harem. I just like overall how supportive she is and she doesn't judge based on looks and only cares about the inside.
The main male, Anzai, (he's a devil/vampire) comes off as a little cold a first and I love that as the story went on we could see him becoming a bit more open. We also get to see that he doesn't have a lot of self confidence and he's afraid of hurting people. He doesn't like to drink blood and before he meets Tsukasa, he thinks that humans and devils shouldn't be involved with each other at all. He's very protective of Tsukasa. I think he was drawn to Tsukasa because of her kindness and also because she doesn't mind that he's a devil. Humans and devils are basically the same in her mind.
So far I'm really enjoying the story. I love when Tsukasa and Anzai interact and I think they'd be adorable together. The only thing I would like more of is more character development of other characters. I know a bit about these main two but there are other supporting roles that I feel like deserve more attention and I'm just curious on how they're involved in the story overall. Other than that I think it's on a good track.
Overall I'm enjoying everything so far and I really look forward to the next volume coming out in Feb. 2017. This story isn't for everyone but I do recommend at least giving it a chance.
Well that's about it. Hopefully this was alright. Sorry if this was too vague but I don't want to spoil anything of course.