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 ?
Genres: Fantasy Fantasy, Supernatural Supernatural
Themes: Historical Historical, Vampire Vampire
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Gangan Joker
Authors: Mochizuki, Jun (Story & Art)


Score: 8.511 (scored by 1159811,598 users)
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Ranked: #1252
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #255
Members: 51,089
Favorites: 2,980

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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. 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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May 24, 2021
Alice0006 (All reviews)
This is a story about a man named Noe who write notes/memoir/手記 about his journey with a man named Vanitas. How they lose and gain many things. How they regret something. And how their journey will end (Chapter 1 and chapter 11). So most of the time, the story revolve around the two of them.

1. Story:
It starts with character introduction, concept introduction, and hint what will happen. Personally I am not confused at all with Vanitas no Carte, this type of story telling is not strange but since Jun Mochizuki's world sometimes really different with real world, there are a lot of information we need read more
Feb 18, 2016
Ewinaaa (All reviews)
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 read more
Aug 15, 2017
silversheep001 (All reviews)
When I first picked up the series, I was still a bit bitter about Pandora Hearts ending. Part of me expected this would negatively affect the experience but how could I hate it? It's a Mochizuki manga. There wasn't much information when it first came out-- all we knew about the series was the genre, setting, and it had vampires--but I paid for the chapter anyway because it's Mochizuki. I fell in love with the characters easily and could barely wait for the next chapters to be released.

Story: 9

A lot of detailed information necessary for world building is explained early on, however, the chapters don't read more
May 2, 2017
Juziy (All reviews)
I'll compare this a little with Pandora Hearts, for those readers who've loved Pandora Hearts and aren't sure if they should read this. No major spoilers though, so I think it'll be alright.

Vanitas no Carte has been really engaging since the beginning. First chapter in and we get a glimpse of the main characters, and what little we get is already very interesting. Mochizuki-sensei is great at making things seem mysterious, and this begins from the very first chapter. There's the feeling hanging around that there's more to things than is revealed, which might either annoy or engage readers. The only way to know if read more

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