- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: VIZ Media LLC (June 3, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1421519038
- ISBN-13: 978-1421519036
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.6 x 5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #111,092 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Akihisa Ikeda was born in 1976 in Miyazaki. He debuted as a mangaka with the four-volume magical warrior fantasy series Kiruto in 2002, which was serialized in Monthly Shonen Jump. Rosario+Vampire debuted in Monthly Shonen Jump in March of 2004 and is continuing in the magazine Jump Square (Jump SQ) as Rosario+Vampire: Season II. In Japan, Rosario+Vampire is also available as a drama CD. In 2008, the story was first released as an anime. Season II is also available as an anime now. And in Japan, there is a Nintendo DS game based on the series. Ikeda has been a huge fan of vampires and monsters since he was a little kid. He says one of the perks of being a manga artist is being able to go for walks during the day when everybody else is stuck in the office.
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Top Customer Reviews
If you're looking here because you've already watched the show and wonder what happens after, get it. (although the season 2 part is completely different in the manga)
This is by far my favorite manga. It is nice for the length so far. Wonderfully cultured story that progresses at a easy to follow pace. There isn't as much fan service as there is in the anime and it is still amazing. As you'd progress into the story in the subsequent books you can tell how the author/artist (they are the same person which makes it all the better, you get what they should look like from the person who thought of this amazing series) develops as their art improves subtly but keeps the great detail. As I write this I am waiting for Rosario Vol. 14 of Capu 2 to come out. As with any manga every book mostly has a terrible cliffhanger for the next one but it is all the better.
I cannot recommend this series any more.
When I first got into the series just by watching the anime first. I actually ended up liking the series to the point where it sadly had to end with only 2 seasons and a total of 13 episodes in each season which are over all 26 episodes. Honestly I have to say even though It was "fan service" as we all might say due to comedy and some laughs and tons of running jokes about boobs, panties, and even sex. Despite all that I loved it still and it had tons of likeable characters such as Kurumu and Mizore.
Soon After i started reading the mangas cause I wanted to see what was the difference and as soon as I read it I soon discovered there was more action and more details on WHY most characters are what they are. And Ive read all the books there was until the very end. And after reading em all it was all the more reason why I loved Rosario Vampire. And it became one of my most favorite animes.
I even managed to get someone else into the series while i was at work, I know it wasn't necessary to buy these books when I already read them online. But I had couple reasons why I just bought them anyway. 1) was because I was reading a translated version off of Mangahere.com and I have come across a couples of pages where their conversations somewhat didnt make sense at all though I will give the translator credit for actually trying his/her very best. And 2) was because one of my co-workers which is the one I got him into liking it. Wanted to read and see for himself. Especially parts where he missed out on where Im sure he would wanna see for himself. So if you're just like me and you wanna read the mangas after seeing the series. Then BUY IT NOW!! You will not be sorry. It will answer most of your bothersome questions about some things you might of not understood from the episodes. And im sure it will be all the more reason to LOVE Rosario Vampire.
The manga does not insult your intelligence but still provides an array of fan service to the benefit of the story instead of at the expense of it. Everything from epic beat downs, dramatic transformations, to steamy situations without the ridiculous over abundance of panty shots and idiotic banter. But that is not to imply that there aren't ANY panty shots.
Story wise it is very well written and will always leave you wanting more. One of the most likable things about the manga is the consistent character development between each other and independently. It is one of my favorite manga and I can't wait for the volumes to come.