Rosario+Vampire, Vol. 1, Paperback Book

Rosario+Vampire, Vol. 1 Paperback

Illustrated by Akihisa Ikeda

Part of the ROSARIO & VAMPIRE series

3 out of 5 (7 ratings)

Description

All-round 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 in the least.

Best of all, the cutest girl on campus can't wait to fling her arms around his neck!

Wait a sec' - are those her teetharound his neck too...?

Tsukune'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 jocks and the nerds but the vampiresand the werewolves?

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Viz Media, Subs. of Shogakukan Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Manga
  • ISBN: 9781421519036

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Tsukune flunks his exams and can't get into any school until his mum finds a flyer for a private school that has no entry requirements. When he gets there he finds it's a school for monsters and he is the only human. If anyone finds out what he is, the next thing he will be is lunch.His new best friend is Miko, the hottest girl in school also a vampire. To keep her human disguise (a school rule as they are all learning to fit in around humans and see them as more than snacks) Moka has to where a cross on a choker, with a rosary bead set in it. Break it off and she goes all silver haired and vampy.It's an odd relationship but hell, it's manga

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3

Average student Tsukune Aono failed all his high school entrance exams faced with not getting to high school when his parents take a flier from a strange monk for a private academy. With no other options and forced into it by his parents Tsukune enters Yokai Academy. The only problem is that Yokai Academy is a school for monsters and if they find out hes a human they will kill him on the spot. However the one bright spot for Tuskune was meeting Moka Akashiya a cute vampire who has a liking for the taste of his blood and when her Rosario (a cross with a rosary in it ) is removed has the power to kick the ass of any monster that comes at her . The art is standard for a comedy manga and i like how all the different monsters are portrayed so far. The story so far has been episodic school comedy with a new monster causing trouble and Moka beating the crap out of said monster. Overall Rosario Vampire is good for a few laughs and i like the monster theme but I've seen this plot before in lots of other mangas.

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3

The premise to this manga is pretty adorable. An extremely average human does so poorly in school that he is forced to enroll in an academy that admits basically everybody regardless of scores -- unfortunately, he and his parents don't realize that Yokai Academy is a school for *monsters*. Tsukune quickly learns that if anyone finds out his secret, he'll probably be killed. So why not just leave? Immediately after arriving, he runs into new student Moka, who is actually a super powerful vampire kept in check only by the rosary she wears around her neck. The two become fast friends and each feel indebted to the other for their loyalty, so Tsukune quickly learns to adapt to the unusual circumstances. His encounters in this first volume include not only vampire Moka, but mermaids, werewolves, and even "nekos" -- cat people. It's primarily a comedy manga, and there are a lot of laughs -- but it is also very clearly a manga meant for boys, and there are plenty of suggestive scenes and shots of panties and chests, but they are actually pretty easy to overlook. I enjoy Moka's transformation scenes (when the "rosario" is removed from around her neck, she turns into a devastatingly powerful silver-haired vampire), and being introduced to the different creatures and their powers is fun and makes me wonder what will be included in the rest of the series. I can't say I care very much for any of the characters or that the story, so far, calls to me in any way -- but again, the premise is cute enough that I'm willing to continue giving it a chance. I'm also interested in how they will portray other monsters as they appear, and whether or not Tsukune's secret will be discovered.

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3

A fun beginning to what promises to be a fun fantastical diversion from reality. I don't expect Shakespeare and I'm not going to get it. However, turning the old "fish out of water" tale on its head, with a human student being the lone attendee at a school was monsters is an interesting one.

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A fun beginning to what promises to be a fun fantastical diversion from reality. I don't expect Shakespeare and I'm not going to get it. However, turning the old "fish out of water" tale on its head, with a human student being the lone attendee at a school was monsters is an interesting one.

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