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Vampire Kisses hit the shelves in September

by Zirgo
Aug 22, 2007 2:57 PM | 18 Comments
Vampire Kisses - Blood Relatives, written by author Ellen Schreiber and art by Rem, the first winner of TOKYOPOP's popular Rising Stars of Manga competition with her entry Devil's Candy, is to be released around the end of September by TOKYOPOP.

The story is about a goth girl named Raven who lives in a small town and dates a vampire named Alexander. Suddenly they discover four freshly dug graves with empty coffins and at the same time a vampire gang led by Alexanders cousin Claude Sterling appear. What are they after and what is their connection with the graves?

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I never was really interested in that book.
*mutters about Twilight being better*

Aug 27, 2007 6:33 PM by Ceray

Scanlations from English to what?

Aug 27, 2007 7:22 AM by accela

Aokaado said:
possible to get scanlations =) ?

Yeah,thats what i wanna know x3

Aug 26, 2007 9:05 AM by Nostalgia

possible to get scanlations =) ?

Aug 25, 2007 4:01 PM by Aokaado

So, they picked an already published author, and just had someone illustrate it? Well, I do love vampire stories, though it sounds a bit lame (and nothing can ever compare to the Twilight books =P) I'll take a look at it, since the art looks cool ^^

Aug 25, 2007 3:55 PM by manateegirl

I love vampire stories! And the art of this manga looks beautifu and the story looks interesting so I'll be waiting for it!

Aug 25, 2007 1:18 PM by Night-Reverie

Art looks pretty good compared to some of tokyopop's other English originating manga... and vampires! Vampires are uber win for me! Even though I haven't read manga for months, I'll probably end up buying this and having it sit on my shelves for a while.

Aug 24, 2007 12:01 PM by atlantiza

Looks interesting, I'll have to take a look at it.

I own a couple of OLE manga. I have East Coast Rising by Becky Cloonan because I love her art style. I did get the first Rising Stars of Manga because Priscilla Hamby was the artist for the winner (I adore her art also). I also got Return to Labyrinth, but that was a trap, and I was disappointed.

Aug 23, 2007 9:04 PM by Brand

I really love vampire stories. I like the artwork. I wonder if the story is really good, though. It's true what Crystal said about blurbs. It sounds rather boring with just that, but maybe there's more to the storyline. I'll have to grab a copy if I want to find out. ;)

Aug 23, 2007 4:21 PM by Arwym

o: cover... that girl... cute <3 8D

Aug 23, 2007 3:12 PM by zq

Pricilla won the first one, but the writer was someone different, wasn't it? I vaguely remember it being a guy.

Aug 23, 2007 10:16 AM by accela

Well... it started in 2002 so... 5 years took a while. But the winners of the Rising Stars of manga thing get jobs and stuff (outside TP) from the publicity they get winning.

Aug 23, 2007 2:46 AM by Crystal

Faust721 said: the first winners are FINALLY getting a publishing deal?

Seems that way at least. Dunno how long the contest has been going on though, anyone knows?

Aug 23, 2007 2:38 AM by Zirgo the first winners are FINALLY getting a publishing deal?

Aug 22, 2007 10:47 PM by Faust721

Well, yeah. I quite like the cover. I wonder what the rest of the art is like. And I won't comment on the story from a blurb since a lot of stories out there sound cliche with blurbs. And they are still good in the end.

Never read any of TP's OEL manga though. The cover art always turned me off I guess (and I rather fork over the money for other... stuff...)

Aug 22, 2007 10:46 PM by Crystal

I just recently heard about that art contest that TOKYOPOP holds in the UK magazine "NEO". It seems interesting but I guess the competition in it is really hard. Many good artists!

Aug 22, 2007 10:45 PM by Zirgo

I agree, the art looks good but the storyline seems too cliché and stereotypical.

Aug 22, 2007 10:34 PM by mistress_reebi

Well I guess the art looks good, especially considering the rest of Tokyopop's OEL lineup.

Aug 22, 2007 3:38 PM by Entropy