Warau Kyuuketsuki
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Warau Kyuuketsuki

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Synonyms: Baraiso: Warau Kyuuketsuki 2, The Laughing Vampire, The Laughing Vampire 2: Paradise, The Crying Vampire
Japanese: 笑う吸血鬼


Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 19
Status: Finished
Published: 1998
Genres: HistoricalHistorical, HorrorHorror, VampireVampire, PsychologicalPsychological, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Maruo, Suehiro (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Champion


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Ranked: #29802
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Volume 1 : The Laughing Vampire.
While a young boy, just resurrected as a vampire, commits acts of awful ferocity, the city around him shows all its perversion. The adults abuse their power, the boys degenerate and use all the available means to achieve their goal to give vent to their low instincts. Whoever can't understand and make opposition is doomed to change or becoming crazy. So which is the real horror? The vampire who kills in order to feed himself or the crawling disease hidden in society, which slowy corrupts without being noticed?

Volume 2 : Paradise.
Following the events narrated in the first volume, Luna and Konosuke are now living together with the old woman vampire as fellows, as lovers, in a diabolic innocence, killing for quieting their thirst for blood, joining death and love under the dream of eternal youth. Meanwhile, a young boy named Makoto is looking for his lost sister Miko, who disappeared years ago in mysterious circumstances. But what really happened to that girl who liked eating grubs and dreamed of becoming one of them? And is there really a terrible secret that someone is hiding? The paths of all the characters will dramatically collide, bringing unexpected consequences after the things are gradually revealed.

A story suspended between weirdness and decadence, showing a clear nostalgia for German cinematography and Federico Fellini, where blood is used to trace a great and only apparently amoral story.

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May 1, 2015
Esutta (All reviews)
Let me get this stuff out of my chest; you know what! Suehiro's works is breathtaking, period!

I always wanted to make a review for Warau Kyuuketsuki but I'm not sure on how I would start and I don't wanna make a butchered review for this manga because its one of the few manga's that massively influenced the way I draw and it's in my favorite list.

I guess I'll try, here it is..

If you do not like vampires, and people getting mutilated then you SHOULD read this one, it might change your mind, why? because I just told you! this manga is about crazy ass read more
Mar 7, 2021
ohohohohohoho (All reviews)
Eroguro, gothic horror, dark fantasy.. what is this story?

I have been a fan of horror manga and eroguro, via Ito Junji and Kago Shintaro, since I was a high school student. They were, along with Naoki Urasawa, the mangaka that got me interested in reading manga. Although I've also been acquainted with Suehiro Maruo's work since around that time, due to a friend's recommendation of The Strange Tale of Panorama Island, it wasn't until about a year ago that I first read Warau Kyuuketsuki. That was after quite a long hiatus from reading manga and watching anime, and it actually rekindled my relationship with these read more
Jan 10, 2015
Nekobiker (All reviews)
I would say that Laughing Vampire is not horror story, but an adventure story with very dark ambience.

On the sliding scale of Dracula versus Twilight, Laughing Vampire is all the way in the Dracula camp. It plays up many tropes related to the monstrosity of vampires. Death is very common and the lifespans of side characters are short. While the story itself is exciting, it is difficult to follow. Events don't flow smoothly from panel to panel, and the numerous psychedelic scenes confuse things further. Sadly, many things are left unexplained by the end, mainly regarding the nature of vampirism.

The art is expressive read more
Apr 20, 2020
g_oxpecker (All reviews)
Warau Kyuuketsuki isn't about plot, and it's important that you go into this manga without expecting some sort of genius story or touching character development. The brilliance of this manga is the art. Every page arranged panels in the most delicately calculated position, and within each panel, you'll find an absurd amount of detail. Suehiro Maruo's genius lies in the way he guides the eye across a page, the way he alters an image's message just by drawing an extra line somewhere. There's not a single centimeter of wasted space in this manga; there's not a single drop of ink unaccounted for.

And the scenes are read more

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