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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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Rave Master

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Latest Release(s)
v.28 c.234-235 by Shinhou & anabella (2356d ago)
v.28 c.230-233 by Shinhou & anabella (2357d ago)
v.28 c.228-229 by Shinhou & anabella (2359d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
35 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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

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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (899 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.24 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 23rd 2015, 11:11am PST



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English Publisher
Kodansha USA (1 Volume - Complete)
TokyoPop (32 Volumes - Defunct/Kodansha Continues)

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Weekly Pos #704 increased(+192)
Monthly Pos #1398 increased(+65)
3 Month Pos #1462 increased(+76)
6 Month Pos #1396 decreased(-75)

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Why I Feel Haru Surviving is more of an ass pull then anything in Fairy Tail 193 days, 22 hours, 9 minutes ago
A simple question. (spoilers) 1265 days, 10 hours, 42 minutes ago
yay. Rave Master is finished. 1830 days, 10 hours, 8 minutes ago
How big is the romance? 2364 days, 19 hours, 23 minutes ago
What's happened in Rave Master lately. 2367 days, 7 hours, 32 minutes ago

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Decent shonnen action series   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by PZcolo
October 20th, 2015, 7:05am
Starts off well enough but later on it shows its colors, well hard to expect anything serious from the same guy who makes Fairy Tail, still I'm not particularly fond of dumbness and the "I'll fill the world with darkness because I'm evil" reasoning is annoying, "I'll stop you 'cause I'm good and light", that goes around in circles, that's the depth of the plot which by the way is full of holes, might be enticing in your early teens but I'm not in my early teens.
Also, it's way too naive, how many guys turn good after being defeated, chars die and revive all the time and as in FT the "emotions are strength" setting is boring, as a is the overused "I won't kill" preset, most manga simply can't use it without being cliched, dumb and naive so they fail, as far as I can remember the only series that managed were Trigun, History's strongest disciple Kenichi and Gundam seed. But the worst part is how they keep talking about justice yet let a guy that killed thousands go just because he had "a change of heart" since even if he did have it he can't change what you have done, that, is not justice, it's BS.
Even so, I like it more than I like Fairy Tail at least (only saw FT anime thou, needless to say I didn't like it much). Chars are actually likable and funny at times, the action is good and there are a few moving and exciting moments. And, as I said the start is good and as it happens, I liked the last 1/4 of the manga too.
Other than that, I agree with much what Jools said thou I don't find the chars that terrible.

... Last updated on October 20th, 2015, 7:11am
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Good to great in one page   
Rating: N/A
by sinxer
June 11th, 2015, 4:46am
It was good cliche but good worth reading non the less. But what really did it for me was that very last rave 00077 I was like ..........((((!!!O.O!!!)))) had to quickly go back and read them all again so don't skip any of them!
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Rave MEHster.   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Jooles
October 13th, 2014, 7:29am
If this would've been one of my first experiences of manga, then surely I would've enjoyed it a lot more. But I'm used to all the tropes, clichés and mundane stories by now, and this is definately one of them.

There are only two scenes in the entire manga that I felt was up to par (certainly not with the great ones, but at least a good one), and both of those were deaths, so there's bound to be a little more feeling in them.

The story is bland, the characters are forgettable, the humor... the humor is borderline great at times, but it's not a treasure trove. It's a sack filled with coal and a few of them happen to be diamonds.

The art is similar to Fairy Tail (duh.) and One Piece. Nothing too intricate, but I'm definately not a fan of the current artstyle-craze (that's in bloody EVERYTHING), so I'd say that's a plus.

If you're in it for the fights, steer clear. They're among the worst. Some enemies have pretty cool powers, but it all comes down to Haru and his will, so no matter what power they have, they lose anyway. Without any real reason, other than that he's the Rave Master. Because when I say comes down to Haru, I REALLY mean it. The others have their few moments, but in general, it's Haru Haru Haru Haru, Raaaaaa~ve Maaaaaaaaa~stah! and he always manages to defeat EnemyX because he gets angry, or learn a new skill for his sword, or because of willpower. Snore. Snore. Snore. Snore.

Oh, and the characters' personalities are asinine. Complete tropes without ANY depth.

The five is for while all of its faults, it didn't bore me. ...Not saying that I enjoyed it either, though.

If you care about depth, intelligence and quality in a Shounen-manga, this isn't something for you. If you just want something mindless that's just like everything else out there, by all means.
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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 (, 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 MinatoAce
July 2nd, 2014, 10:53pm
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Totally worthy of 10 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'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 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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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
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
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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