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Karin  
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Description
Karin is a cute little girl who also happens to be a vampire... with a twist. Once a month, she experiences intense bleeding from her nose-we're talking gushers! In other words, she's a vamp with blood to spare, so rather than stealing blood from humans she actually gives her blood to them. If done right, this can be an extremely positive experience that benefits the "victim" as much as the vampire. The problem is that Karin never seems to do things right!

Type
Manga

Related Series
Karin (Novel) (Adapted From)
Karin Airmail (Side Story)

Associated Names
かりん
Chibi Vampire
Little Vampire

Groups Scanlating
Cougarpeople
Fairy-Tail
Hanaji-scans
Hanashi
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Latest Release(s)
c.Special 1 by Vortex-Scans (1177d ago)
v.14 c.Omake by Cougarpeople (2301d ago)
v.13 c.Omake by Cougarpeople (2378d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
14 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1 chapter 1
Ends at Vol 7 (then deviates from manga)

User Reviews
N/A

Forum
5 topics, 17 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (1168 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.35 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 20th 2016, 2:02pm PST


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Year
2003

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Dragon Age (Fujimi Shobo)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Tokyopop (14 Volumes - Complete; Out of Print)
Viz (14 Volumes - Complete; Digital)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #697 increased(+89)
Monthly Pos #1058 increased(+67)
3 Month Pos #1299 increased(+85)
6 Month Pos #1331 increased(+15)

List Stats
On 1705 reading lists
On 920 wish lists
On 2903 completed lists
On 190 unfinished lists
On 410 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Karin x Hekikai no Aion crossover in HnA 28.5 1955 days, 9 hours, 58 minutes ago
Status "completed" but V12-14 missing? 2573 days, 13 hours, 13 minutes ago
Dropped by tokyo pop? 2948 days, 3 hours, 41 minutes ago
Karin Downloads 3506 days, 20 hours, 30 minutes ago
Is Karin Dead? 3610 days, 12 hours, 28 minutes ago

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ending was pointless   
Rating: N/A
by BoredJester
August 1st, 2016, 3:23am
I really enjoyed the series. I read it ages ago but never finished, so I decided to come back.
Anyway, I highly recommend the series, but the ending was just dumb.

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I see absolutely no reason as to why wiping her memory was beneficial. In what world is not having a family better than having a family that loves you and cares for you? It was so unneeded. She was happy. Karin and Usui would have gotten married and have kids even without the memory wipe, and with Usui, she wouldn't be lonely. She could have been convinced to move out if needed. They could have just visited whenever possible. The memory wipe feels like it was thrown in for no other reason to add a sad element to the ending which is stupid. I'm literally so pissed off with that ending I refuse to read any of the bonus stories unless one of them includes her regaining her memory.


In short, ending completely ruined it for me.

... Last updated on August 1st, 2016, 3:24am
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Good, though ultimately kinda bland   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by plotrobert
June 8th, 2016, 6:54am
While I didn't completely love this manga, I have to admit that there's some things it does really well. For one I thought the pacing was great, I almost never got bored reading through this story and pretty much kept turning pages until the end. The characters are also well done for the most part, I like most of their designs and everyone is pretty well-rounded. Like others have mentioned Karin is one of those few heroines that cries a lot yet it doesn't seem stupid or forced; after all her life is pretty stressful if you look at it objectively, I would probably cry too.

I think the story is where the series kind of drops the ball. The plot isn't really awful or anything, but it is largely absent throughout, preferring for more slice of life-ish moments for the first 75% of the series or so. The problem really arises near the end, when the plot is solved in an anticlimactic way and then the whole story ends on a pretty down note. Then there's the issue that not much memorable stuff happens. When I think back on the manga and the most memorable scenes, I honestly remember Karin and Usui working in a cafe more than anything. Oh and someone might have gotten blood drained a few times I think. The story just doesn't have enough interesting stuff going on to really stay in the mind, especially if you read other manga regularly.

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So I hated the ending mostly because I felt like it was being needlessly cruel to Karin. She gets kinda shit on throughout the whole series and then her happy ending with Usui gets marred by losing e memories of her family forever. All for the flimsy reason that "they can't see her during the day"?

This isn't the worst ending ever but I don't think the story benefitted from this melancholy ending ultimately.
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Mediocre   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by NoOneSpecial75
January 15th, 2016, 7:48am
As a teenager I adored this series. I followed it faithfully through the Tokyopop releases from the time volume 2 was just barely released, onwards. I even remember the ending making me cry the first time I read it.

However, I went back and read it again for the first time since then and my tastes have definitely changed. I wouldn't go so far as to label the series 'ecchi', but the panty shots and gigantic breasts really made me cringe this time around. The art isn't very fluid either, and poses that are meant to indicate movement are too stiff. Backgrounds are sparse, as are the variety of settings. Karin's house, the school, the restaurant, Kenta's house… we don't see much beyond those 4 locations and what we see of those isn't even drawn in any detail. The story, too, is bland. Kenta has almost no personality to speak of, and Karin isn't very interesting as a character. Karin's family really out-stages the Kenta/Karin love story - especially Elda, Anju and Ren. I stand by those 3 being pretty good characters (they were my favorites the first time around, as well). I also approve of Boogie-kun (I haven't seen anything quite like him in other series).

So… yeah! If you want a supernatural series just for fun and aren't too concerned with quality, give it a shot.

... Last updated on January 15th, 2016, 7:52am
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Kinda Nice   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
October 25th, 2014, 6:03pm
Some parts just fealt way too sappy for my taste, but the story kept progressing in a good way.
Wish the characters were drawn with more care.
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starts with a bubbly character that is a vampire but not really. Meets the guy pretty fast. Then had a good progressing story about them falling for each other. I love the little sister. The brothers character was cool but his look didn't for the discription. A lot of sad sappy moments. And a lot of happy sappy moments. I likes the ending more then the whole story to be honest. Wish there was more on what ended up happening with the family after Karin left.
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It was kinda cool   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by tipz
July 23rd, 2014, 12:04am
Some parts just fealt way too sappy for my taste, but the story kept progressing in a good way.
Wish the characters were drawn with more care.
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starts with a bubbly character that is a vampire but not really. Meets the guy pretty fast. Then had a good progressing story about them falling for each other. I love the little sister. The brothers character was cool but his look didn't for the discription. A lot of sad sappy moments. And a lot of happy sappy moments. I likes the ending more then the whole story to be honest. Wish there was more on what ended up happening with the family after Karin left.
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hate it   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by IconKumiho
May 16th, 2014, 10:04pm
such a lie. rebirth is when a person die and rebirth again back to earth. how can the daughter be have pass life memory about her mom life. the mom have to be dead to be rebirth. she cannot be rebirth as a daughter but within her family member to be a daughter
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Should have a different ending   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Knightzomegaz
November 19th, 2013, 7:37am
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i really liked this manga, however i didn't like the ending when karin had to forget all about her family and being once a vampire. especially when her imouto showed up all grown up and karin didn't recognized her. Just sad.
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Awesome story...sad ending   
Rating: N/A
by ShinyMew
October 12th, 2013, 12:14pm
I personally like this piece. Out of all the manga I've read, I know this story and remember the characters; but I still don't remember the names. I'm starting on the other story that the author made, and they have the same style of art.
I really enjoyed the sister and her doll; wish their were more of them.
For the events in the story, it's pretty darn hard to read. The events tests their bonds as a family;
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like the ending and taste test
I didn't really care about the older brother. Course, he cared for her, and helped during the story; but they barley showed him. He always had an expressionless face; but I guess this was intentional.
The father and mother relationship was awesome. They had my crying at times. And I loved the grandmother.
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Wish we could have seen more of the grandfather instead of him being dead at the start. I bet he could have added more funny things to the story

Karin, herself, I did cry for her. She's a whine baby, though (not something I usually like). I wished she had more brave/strong moments instead of always being saved.
For the boy...yeah he had a sad past, but I really have to say, I didn't care much for him. I don't know why, but I barley remember anything from him expect his mother.
Overall, this story was good.
Ending was sad. I cried, just like the others.
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About the ending   
Rating: N/A
by Madzai
February 28th, 2013, 9:01am
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About erasing memory. I think a lot of ppl hate it because they see it in the wrong light. I think it was done not for Karin sake (it's really senseless that way, like everyone already pointing out), but for a sake of a Marker family. Just imagine it: Karin is a mortal now, she keeps her memory and keeps her relationship with Anju. They grow more and more emotionally closer and closer, Maka grows older and Anju stays in her enternal youth. And when, guess what? Maka dies. And what about Anju? She reamains emotialy scarred for the rest of her "being"(or refuse to "live" and dry in her coffin) or switch her emotional affection to Maka's descendants (who are also mortals). The only way to "cure" Anju is to severe the ties between them. Ofc, Anju gonna watch her sis for a looong time, but emotions gonna fade in time. Same goes for Maka parents - there is a saying(at least in Russia): the worst thing that can happen to a person (or a parent) is if they saw a burial of their own children. So only way for Maka's parents to ease the future pain is to grow emotionally distant from her.
And why they just said it clearly? For Anju sake - she is not ready for the truth yet.


... Last updated on February 28th, 2013, 9:04am
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First time   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by enaikelt
January 21st, 2012, 9:42pm
That I've ever liked a character who cried so dang much. Karin spends most of her time crying and is a really generally 'weak and must be protected' protagonist, and the amazing thing was that it actually didn't make me dislike her at all. I'm not really sure why.

The story was great; full of plot and it kept moving forward. Also, it was hilarious; especially her brother! He's such an AWFUL person, but it's so well-done I couldn't stop laughing! Kind of got his comeuppance there at the end too. The entire theme of family is really well done here.
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