Vanitas no Karte
The Case Study of Vanitas
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Vanitas no Karte

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Synonyms: Vanitas no Carte, Vanitas no Shuki, Memoir of Vanitas
Japanese: ヴァニタスの手記〈カルテ〉
English: The Case Study of Vanitas
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Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Dec 22, 2015 to ?
Genre: Fantasy Fantasy
Themes: Historical Historical, Vampire Vampire
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Gangan Joker
Authors: Mochizuki, Jun (Story & Art)


Score: 8.481 (scored by 1519915,199 users)
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Ranked: #1602
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Popularity: #243
Members: 65,073
Favorites: 3,570

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There once lived a vampire known as Vanitas, hated by his own kind for being born under a full blue moon, as most arise on the night of a crimson one. Afraid and alone, he created the "Book of Vanitas," a cursed grimoire that would one day take his vengeance on all vampires; this is how the story goes, at least.

Vanitas no Karte follows Noé Archiviste, a young man who is traveling aboard an airship in 19th century Paris with one goal in mind: to find the Book of Vanitas. A sudden vampire attack leads him to meet the enigmatic Vanitas, a doctor who specializes in vampires and, much to Noé's surprise, an entirely ordinary human. The mysterious doctor has inherited both the name and the infamous text from the Vanitas of legend, using the grimoire to heal his patients. But behind his kind demeanor lies something a bit more sinister...

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Vanitas no Karte is simultaneously published in English as The Case Study of Vanitas by Yen Press on the same day as the Japanese release. It has also been published digitally by Square Enix through Manga UP! Physical release began on December 20, 2016. The series has also been published in Polish by Waneko since December 5, 2016.

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Feb 18, 2016
Preliminary (2/? eps)
I saw there were no reviews about this manga (no surprise, only two chapters are out right now and they are very hard to find for free), and I wanted to say what I thought about it so far..

Story : 8

Those first chapters were… Confusing. Like, really. There are a lot of informations, this is not a bad introduction but you can’t tell exactly where the story is going to go, even though you know the end at the beginning. There is a good background universe : steampunk, vampires, early 1900, Paris. I’m curious about the way Jun is going to put all these ...
Feb 9, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (9/? eps)
When I read the first chapter of Vanitas no Carte, I was instantly hooked. Action sequences, incredible costumes, everything was drawn with extraordinary attention to detail and with a good deal of style. The relationship between the main two characters was funny and felt real to me, and the mangaka has some serious guts to reveal how the entire manga will end at the end of the very first chapter. It sunk its teeth into me as soon as I read that.

In short, I think it's one of the best opening chapters I've ever seen. Which is why I'm mystified how it all got so ...
Oct 18, 2023
Preliminary (60/? eps)
Vanitas No Carte is an "overrated" manga series and is only good for its art.

That Paris scene Mochizuki has put quite a lot of effort into depicting the atmosphere of Paris which shows her determination.

But my problem when reading her series is that the chapters are not evenly distributed like an amusement park. It is a very clear example. And she chose to push the most interesting female character in the series, Including Vanitas' relationship with Jeanne that was strangely skipped.

Sometimes roles that should be focused on get pushed too much to main characters like Vanitas and Noè. To the point that ...

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