Rosario+Vampire Manga Volume 1
About Rosario+Vampire Manga Volume 1
Rosario+Vampire volume 1 features story and art by Akihisa Ikeda.
All-around average teenager Tsukune can't get accepted to any high school save one... but on his first day he finds the rest of the student body doesn't appear average at all. Best of all, the cutest girl on campus can't wait to fling he arms around his neck! Wait a sec - are those her teeth around his neck too...? Tuskune's going to have one heck of a hickey when he gets home from Monster High! But does he have a chance in H-E-double hockey sticks of raising his grades at a school where the turf war isn't between the jock and the nerds but the vampires and the werewolves?
- Publisher: VIZ BOOKS
- Media: Manga
- Genre: Comedy, Romance
- Themes: Fan Service, Harem, School Life, Supernatural
- Age Rating: 16+
- Release Date: 6/3/2008
- Page Count: 192
- Dimensional Weight: 1
- Written Language: English
Ratings & Reviews
High School is an experience for everyone.
High School is a time of life where many things change for young people. They slowly get a chance to stretch out, and explore facets of life they've never seen before. This is no different in Japan, especially a for a young man named Tsukune Aono.
Through a twist of fate, or a family curse from ages ago, he has been enrolled in a High School full of monsters. There are only 2 things keeping him from disappearing permanently...
1) All monsters must remain in Human Form.
2) A young woman by the name of Moka Akashiya, whom has taken a liking to Tsukune for a special reason.
Rosario + Vampire volume 1 is a great start to what surely will be a superb series. Each of the characters have their own little quirks, and watching Tsukune survive through ordeals that'd make most scream in terror is very amusing.
The first volume places the setting very well. If high school in Japan is anything like the United States, Tsukune has a rough 4 years ahead of him. I however look forward to watching him and Moka walk through it every step of the way.
The Likes: I love the way everything is not what it seems in the school. You've always got to be on your guard for a twist. I also like the fact that Tsukune is slowly gathering a group of friends despite the fact that he's so different. That's how the story touches me.
The Dislikes: I'm a little worried about this manga turning into another harem manga. I like women as much as the next guy, it's just I'd like it a little more if the cast was a little more varied. Granted, this is the first volume, so I'll just have to wait 4 more volumes to have a full idea of where we're going.
The Huh?: I wonder what the food at the cafeteria is like...
The beginning of a great story
After watching the anime series and then reading through the entire manga series, I can say that in comparison to the anime, the Rosario + Vampire manga is better without question. Although some of the material in the anime stays true to the manga, the anime just runs completely wild with the story and omits or rewrites a LOT from the manga. Its a fairly lengthy series at a total of 24 volumes but you get a much deeper story and better character development.
Yes it still has its harem moments but i never felt that it was overwhelming.
You may also notice that the artwork is not quite as sharp in the earlier volumes, but it gets noticeably better as the series goes on.
All in all i think this is a fantastic series and is well worth reading through to get the complete story.