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Rosario to Vampire
by Master_M2K on March 25th, 2008, 7:41pm

Rating - 8.8 / 10.0

User rating of this review - 5 out of 5
Story/Plot - 4 out of 5
Characters - 4.5 out of 5
Drawing Style - 4 out of 5
Enjoyment - 5 out of 5
Overall - 4.5 out of 5

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Plot / Story
Rosario + Vampire is your usual Shounen, Supernatural, Harem, Romantic, Comedy about an average, human, high school boy (Tsukune Aono) whose thrown into a den of monsters. ^_^

Even though this is just your average high school Rom/Com, the monster element helps this manga stand out from the rest. The beginning spends its time introducing the characters and allowing us readers to get to know them, especially focusing on the growing relationship between Tsukune (human) and Moka (vampire). But the actual content does get somewhat repetitive. Nevertheless it’s good when the story breaks free from the usual episodic stories to surprise us with an in-depth story. It’s the characters that help bring it all together, including a great amount of bloody battles.

Characters
There’s nothing unique about the character set-up, seeing how it does the same old thing; by having yet another “loser-kun” male protagonist with cute attractive girls. Each of the girls has their own unique personality and trait that separates them from each other, allowing the readers to pick their own favourite. Moreover the characters do break free from their stereotypical archetypes, especially Tsukune who undergoes some surprising developments.

Drawing Style
The artwork for this manga comes in 2 forms; the most prominent being the usual day to day high school occurrences, with incredibly simplistic artwork and then there’s the pockets of action, with bloody intensifying artwork. The characters designs are somewhat imaginative but they tend to lack detail in their features. I must add that the artwork undergoes some dramatic changes, for the better, when some major plot twist occurs.

Overall / Enjoyment
Overall Rosario + Vampire is a manga that gives of the impression of being pretty average in the beginning but will surprise its readers, with an enjoyable story later on. It’s great that in this shounen manga, the fanservice played second fiddle to the actual story. Even though things get fairly repetitive and the bad guys pretty much have the “monster of the week” set-up; the diverse main characters make up for its shortcomings and even Tsukune develops into a guy worthy of a Harem. So if you’re someone who would enjoy this sort of manga, then check it out.

^_^
 
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No Subject by babak159 on April 28th, 2012, 3:35pm Rating: 5

please review season 2 to.
 
I agree compleatly by thevampirate on September 17th, 2008, 8:03pm Rating: 5

this is a great series and i think you described it perfectly
 
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