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Description
The Continent of Song is in chaos. The sinister secret society known as Demon Card is using the power of Dark Bring to destroy everything in their path. The only things capable of stopping Dark Bring are the Rave stones. Unfortunately, the Rave Stones were scattered around the globe in an explosion 50 years ago, so now they must be collected by the Rave Master in order to stop Dark Bring once and for all. This new task has been given to Haru Glory; a sixteen-year-old boy from Garage Island. The World's fate now rests on the new, young Rave Master.

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Manga

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Associated Names
Рэйв Мастер
レイヴ
圣石小子
레이브
Groove Adventure Rave
Rave Groove Adventure
Rave Master
The Groove Adventure Rave

Groups Scanlating
ATM
Atlantis Scanlations
Choco
Dragon Guard
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Latest Release(s)
v.28 c.234-235 by Shinhou & anabella (1915d ago)
v.28 c.230-233 by Shinhou & anabella (1916d ago)
v.28 c.228-229 by Shinhou & anabella (1918d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
35 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 12, Chap 95

User Reviews
N/A

Forum
5 topics, 35 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (850 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.34 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 14th 2014, 5:45am PST

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Year
1999

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Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Kodansha USA (1 Omnibus - Complete; Volumes 33-35)
TokyoPop (32 Volumes - Defunct/Kodansha Continues)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #598 increased(+67)
Monthly Pos #708 decreased(-32)
3 Month Pos #725 increased(+135)
6 Month Pos #859 increased(+162)

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On 1487 reading lists
On 927 wish lists
On 1951 completed lists
On 196 unfinished lists
On 340 custom lists

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Forum Posts
A simple question. (spoilers) 824 days, 1 hours, 33 minutes ago
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How big is the romance? 1923 days, 10 hours, 15 minutes ago
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On the FT Comparison   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by arouraleona
August 22nd, 2014, 5:00am
I feel the need to finally review based on more and more people bringing this up. "Rave has a better storyline."

I am not denying that Rave's story is interesting, because it's certainly is. But the fact of the matter is that Rave follows many of the storylines featured over and over in Japanese RPGs. And some manga as well, but throughout this story, it was like playing a "Tales of [...]" game.

However, with Rave, it is ONE story. There are side stories, small adventures, but from the first chapter there is one and only one objective. "Save the world using Rave" (basically.)

Fairy Tail, on the other hand, has a few large questions (like the dragons and Lucy's mom), but is not one single story. It is a series of connected stories, the arcs, featuring the same characters.

Both manga Plot Shield like mad, but all shonen manga do. Good guys are crazy hard to kill, don't lose twice to the same enemy, power up for seemingly no reason other than being a good guy and having friends, being able to fight when there is ABSOLUTELY NO WAY THAT IS EVEN PHYSICALLY POSSIBLE! Every action manga has this. Heck, every action ANYTHING has this. Rave has this. FT has this. FT has it a bit more because FT is longer (now) and has more boss battles.

But it's certainly a fun ride. Laughter was laughed (omg chapter 170), tears were cried (...like, lots), and enjoyment was had. My only real complaint was that Let and Julia didn't get much "screen time" together! Even in cover shots, Julia was more often placed near Musica than Let. Granted, Musica's got a bit of the womanizin', but JULIA.

In the end, Rave is good. It's not the be-all-and-end-all of manga, but it's certainly worth reading. (But, if you're coming from Fairy Tail looking for a second Fairy Tail, let me just say... Hiro didn't quite have the S&M thing down yet.)

... Last updated on August 22nd, 2014, 5:02am
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Never Give Up ~!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by DARKKNIGHTANIRBAN
July 2nd, 2014, 10:53pm
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Totally worthy of 10 ratings...at least I think so...
After all it's Mashima sensei's debut work...

Expression :
Unique for me, somewhat like like Fairy Tail, but, totally Different...

Comedy/Gag :
Well nothing to speak about comedy and gag...just as you know, Mashima sensei work is full of Gag, if you have read Fairy Tail...

Action/Supernatural/Fantasy :
As you see, it going on a fantasy world of rave, so, supernatural is normal...it's full of action...
But, last fight sucked...why you say ? Cause it felt like Lucia was too damn weak, quite like Loki In Avengers(Movie, Marvel), against Hulk...he got his ass kicked to easily...

Tragedy :
Oooo :'( ...I felt so heart broken and angry twice...
First was, when Raina Sacrificed herself...For me she was the sexiest Female character(my own taste) in rave...
Second was, when Sieg Heart sacrificed himself to Send Haru And Elie back to present...it was so sad...he couldn't do anything...No speaking to anyone, Not doing anything...and he protected Resha's grave for 50 years on the same same place, sitting still on a stone...And the saddest thing about it was nobody got to know when he died and how he died....*sob* :'(

Now last but, not last :
The story ended well...though, it felt like forced ending, not a single major character died on the last battle...while it seemed Haru, the main character died, he didn't died in real time(No Shit Sherlock), he came back after one year...A real happy ending !

So, It's All Well, When End Is Well !
Happy Ending...Happy Manga !

Viva La Hiro Mashima ~!
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perspective   
Rating: N/A
by hiruman_aru
May 23rd, 2014, 10:12am
so it's depends on "when" you read rave master too
if you just read it recently, your "reading experience" from other manga will be your comparison object
like "this story pattern is sooo mainstream",
"the art is sooo bad"
"compared to other manga, this one is boring"
or so
but, if you notice this manga's year of publishing, i think it's quite astonishing

in my own opinion, this is my favorite manga
the first shounen manga that made me cried unconsciously, especially for shiba and sieghart, and one of shuda's quote "even the one who had lost his live, fights for today"
urgh, it made me remember again (TvT)
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it's cliche but i love it   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by moonmystery
December 18th, 2013, 8:38pm
Yup. It's the typical suddenly hero type of story with big-boobed girls and what not.

But, it is also a story that is well drawn and written. Despite the cliches, it manages to pull through in my mind as a good manga. Haru is a fun character to watch, and Plu is just the cutest dog ever.

... Last updated on December 18th, 2013, 8:38pm
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Cliched but presented well   
Rating: N/A
by gomting
December 16th, 2013, 7:20pm
Read this if you want a typical feel good, good over evil, happy ending shounen manga. Nothing new here, but I give this one credit over similar mangas like Fairy Tail and One Piece for few reasons.

1. It's not infinitely dragged on. The pacing is good and it has a nice ending that ties up everything. Actually, it feels slightly rushed near the end, but that's OK with me because by then I had already seen enough of good guy fights impossibly strong bad guy, gets beat up, comes back through his will power stuff.

2. People die. Really. This is very unshounen-like in my opinion. Mangaka does pull some typical shounen style "he's-beat-up-so-bad-everyone-thought-he-was-dead-but-he-was-actually-bar ely-hanging-on-to-life-and-will-be-perfectly-fine-after-resting-few-days-with-no-side-effects" . But, some good and bad guys do die. For me, this made the fights feel a lot more epic and meaningful.

3. Ending didn't have any surprises, but it was satisfactory. No wondering whatever happened to...? Or why didn't they do...?

I recommend reading it if you're a fan of the genre.

... Last updated on December 21st, 2013, 12:22am
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Seriously!? Why does it have such a high rating???   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by kri91
October 12th, 2013, 3:46pm
I wuz recently reading HUNTER-X-HUNTER & really liked it, n this came up in the category recommendations & the rating for this manga wuz really high, so I started reading this
But this turned out to be so boring :/
I dunno if things got lost on translation or its meant for a MUCH YOUNGER age group (11yr olds), cuz to me it seemed so silly!
The first few chapters were OK but it went downhill frm there...
I read up till ch.30 n dint bother with the other 200+ chapters
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probably i'll never find better manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by wickedcloud
August 12th, 2013, 7:39am
I finished readning it fourth or fifth (can't tell for sure) time and I'm sure that it wasn't my last time. No matter how many times i return to Rave, i'll be always be crying . Sombody may say, that it's cliched etc. but i don't care. Besides, i've read many shounen mangas, but no other was like this one! Feelings that it gave me - absolutely uniqe!
I love main characters and enemies too. It's rare that i don't really hate anyone. I was really attached to everyone, thats why i'm always crying while reading it
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Especially: Shiba last moments (when he finally meets woman he loved for 50 years just before he died) and whole Sieghart part "promise from one man to another"- he will always remain my favourite hero of all mangas and books i've read ! i just love him! *still crying*

One of the few mangas, with satisfying ending "right in time".
I like Fairy Tail, but for me Rave far is better. Story is much deeper and has suspense moments ( which FT lacks).

I recommend this manga to EVERYONE! I't will forever stay in my heart. Too bad that anime wasn't so good. I hope that someday there will be remake and it'll contain all volumes.

... Last updated on August 12th, 2013, 7:41am
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Brings Back Memories!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by P_O_C_K_Y
May 14th, 2013, 6:37pm
Who else watched the anime growing up? Brilliant!

Oh, but it PALES in comparison to those wonderful 35 volumes. One of the few long mangas that I read every. single. page of. It was very, very good. I LOVE Ellie, Haru, Musica, and Plue. BEST TEAM EVER!

The storyline is brilliant since there's so much more to it than just finding the scattered stones. Did anyone else cry at the "end." I pour my eyes out like a bloody fool even when I know what happens next. It's beautiful.

After reading this I really was expecting a lot from Fairy Tail and while I have not, exactly, been disappointed yet, I feel it is not quite up to this manga's standard yet. It definitely lacks the attachment you get for the characters in here.

These guys are more than just friends, they're family (some literally later on *wink wink*). It's romantic, it's action-packed, it's sad, it's suspenseful, but it's amazing. A perfect ending to a perfect manga and you'll never get bored.

Read it and to hell with anyone that says they don't like it!
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Cliched, yes, but...   
Rating: N/A
by phuong24_9
January 17th, 2013, 8:12am
Yes, it's totally cliched, I mean, all the battles seem so alike. The protagonists, in a lot of situations, just need will power and will power alone to level up and kill the enemy that just seconds ago, beat them hell out XD

But, I am indeed moved for characters in this story. All the deaths are glorious and some even moved me to tears. It's just like I never expected the story to be so deep and so meaningful like that. I really hope such details will be included in Fairy Tail XD
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Made Me Cry...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Sakubi
December 1st, 2012, 12:12am
This was a really nice manga, one of the few Shounen, if any, that I actually stayed up all night to read. Scratch that, read whenever possible WITHIN my school time.

The beginning, as most manga, isn't heart-racing, but rather a bit curious. You would generally read into it more, wondering who this "old guy" is and such. Rave does, I'll admit, take some time to really get pumping; but once it does, you might as well say goodbye to your social life.

The characters are basically what you'd expect, at the beginning, of any Shounen manga. But what I like about Rave is that, this all changes once you get to the midway point.
You like the side characters.
You love the enemies.
You ADORE the main characters.

Now, I never cry when watching anime or reading manga with the exception of two pieces.
One being Clannad, and the other being this.

The deaths were so heartbreaking that I wanted to curl up into my bed and give up on humanity.
I didn't even realize I was crying, I was just tearing up when
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Seighart died, and you realized that he was the skeleton you saw earlier that was protecting Resha Valentine's grave.


I really recommend this manga for anyone that's beginning the transition from shoujo to shounen. As well as for anyone who's looking for a good pulse-racing and heart-tugging tale.

The ending, though, is a main highlight of the story. Most shounen have a tendency to...*cough cough* end abruptly and make you want to bang your head in disbelief because you didn't realize it was over until the first comment you see is: "I CAN'T BELIEVE IT ENDED!"
But Rave was definitely one of the best concluded Shounen manga that I've read, and I've several.
It' ends all the loose ends you could conjure up. Closes all wounds.
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Makes you miss Seighart even more, and want to see his wonderful face ;A;
. And, the best part for me, is that the small side-omake actually coincides with the real story at the end, closing with a funny short.

So, in conclusion, I highly recommend this manga. Hiro Mashima really did his best here, and I hope he continues in Fairy Tail, another great piece by him.

... Last updated on December 1st, 2012, 12:18am
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