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Rosario to Vampire  
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Description
The story revolves around Tsukune Aono, a boy who accidentally gets enrolled in a school inhabited by monsters and demons. He quickly befriends Moka Akashiya, a vampire who soon develops an obsession with his blood, and later meets other girls who soon take a romantic liking to him.

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Associated Names
ロザリオとバンパイア
吸血鬼女友
로자리오와 뱀파이어
Cô Nàng Vampire
Rosario + Vampire
Rosario Vampire
Rosario+Vampire
Rozario to Banpaia

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Franky House
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Latest Release(s)
c.Oneshot by Mangaholic (536d ago)
c.40 by Franky House (1483d ago)
v.10 c.37 by Franky House (2047d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1, different storyline
Ends at Vol 5, Chap 19

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Rosario to Vampire by Master_M2K

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5 topics, 49 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (1774 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.18 / 10.0
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July 16th 2014, 11:24pm PST

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Year
2004

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Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (10 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #583 increased(+121)
Monthly Pos #959 decreased(-22)
3 Month Pos #966 increased(+126)
6 Month Pos #1013 decreased(-22)

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the character growth of tsukune... 1390 days, 13 hours, 0 minutes ago
Rosario+Vampire Anime 1966 days, 8 hours, 2 minutes ago
Rosario+Vampire - RANT 2114 days, 9 hours, 54 minutes ago
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Moka Figurine from Rosario + Vampire? 2456 days, 4 hours, 14 minutes ago

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I Was Mistaken   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by loosecannon504
January 14th, 2009, 6:11pm
EDIT: To Helzagore's review above mine: When does poorly written character development and huge plot holes equal making characters "more humane"? Is it when people just simply forget about how other characters have turned students into mind slaves or into stone and decide that they're no danger to the student body and can still teach? Is it when villains go, "Hey, Tsukune's right, and I'm wrong, even though he's feeding me a poorly executed apology, and thinks that if one person comes up and apologizes for what ENTIRE CIVILIZATIONS have done, then it's alright"? Or is it where characters act like the complete opposite of the monsters they're supposed to depict, and therefore suffer more from monster decay than benefit from being "more humane"? I'll tell you where the more humane part comes in. It's from the mangaka doing a sloppy job with this manga and deciding that the only way their failure of a plot can move along is if they make certain characters lose IQ points without any explanation just so that the plot could move along.

Wow...just wow.

One of my friends told me about how good Rosario + Vampire is, so I was looking forward to reading this. I will never take any suggestions about manga from her again.

The only way this manga could be enjoyable is if you shut down your brain and go "Look at all the pretty pictures!" Apparently, some members have done that seeing how they gave Rosario + Vampire a 9 or 10 just because of the art.

Anyway, there are several flaws that made me enjoy it less and less as I went on. The first being THE LACK OF COMMON SENSE. The main cast keeps saying to each other "We'll be friends forever!" But then one of them will then leave because "Oh, they don't understand how I feel!" or "I have to betray them in order to protect them!". It would've been okay once, but it happens in almost EVERY CHAPTER. And it always ends with the main cast saving the character that ran off with them saying, "They really are my true friends! I was so stupid to run off!" You'd think that somebody in there would get tired of all this betrayal that seems to happen all the time in their universe and say "Fuck you" to the main cast forever. But they don't because of what I mentioned before, THE LACK OF COMMON SENSE.

The second thing is the plot, if there is one. Like someone mentioned before me, none of the enemies or situations that they go through seem to have a lasting effect on their lives, because as soon as they beat them, it's back to the women fighting over Tsukune exactly how they were fighting over him before they even met the enemy. Most of the time the villain's motives conflicts don't make any sense as is Hokuto's case (Just because my father beats me and I get attacked by monsters, I now have this desire to destroy the world and recreate it in my image!) or Rubi's case when she was first introduced (I hate all humans because just one of them was drunk and killed my parents in a drunk driving accident, so I must help kill all the humans!). And they're all anticlimactic as the villains succumb to Tsukune's friendship speeches near the end. When it happened twice, I had a feeling that the main theme would be "If you don't have any friends, then you must be evil and you suck!" Sadly, I was right about that, as every villain (Save Hokuto and some villains-of-the-week) who have a change of heart don't even need to rethink what they believe because they're actually right (Like Rubi’s former master and her reason to kill all humans because they destroy nature by building cities on top of it). And there are tons of plot holes in this story. Like how people get stabbed through their neck or stomach, and yet they’re still able to talk as if nothing happened, how people get ENGULFED IN FLAMES and yet their clothes look like they just came from the cleaners, how there’s a barrier that’s supposed to tell the difference between humans and monsters and how it’s supposed to keep humans out, but yet Tsukune, Tsukune’s cousin, and Hokuto were able to get in, or how some people that endanger the entire student body get punished with a slap on the wrist (Like Gin who should be expelled from all of the sexual harassment he's done, the math teacher who brainwashed countless students, or the art teacher who turned students into stone, and was finally put in jail once she LEVELED MOST OF THE SCHOOL.) Just another example of lack of common sense by the characters in this story.

The final thing is the characters. After they’re introduced, there’s almost no character development for them. None of them are original or interesting and the only ones I could tolerate in the entire story were Rubi, Yukari & Mizore. And that’s because they didn’t act like total dumbasses.

Tsukune should be dead all of the times he rushes in to save people. And he’s a hypocrite because he says that friends should always respect each other’s wishes and trust each other, but yet he go and fights enemies that should kill him instantly even if his friends say that they’ve got it under control and are beating the villain’s ass. When he gets his vampire power, him running into danger like an idiot and not getting killed makes a little sense then, but he’s still a hypocrite when it comes to helping friends when they don’t really need it.

Moka serves as nothing but the damsel-in-distress even though it’s been shown she still has some strength in her weakened form. I don’t understand why she just doesn’t fight back against the villains who try to rape her until help arrives (And it ALWAYS arrives.) And I have no idea how she's even alive seeing how she’s wearing a rosary that should’ve killed her, how she can walk around in the daylight like it’s nothing, or how she's weak to water that hasn’t even been blessed or that's running like in a river or an ocean. It’s a long shot, but I think that Moka is actually an android, because whenever a bit of water touches her, electricity starts sparking everywhere on her body.

Inner Moka serves as nothing but the tsundere of the story and is ridiculously overpowered as most of the fights in the story end with her saying “Know your place!” and kicking the villain once, usually in the head. It makes me wonder why the mangaka even tries to make most of the villains look so menacing if Inner Moka can just beat them with a single kick. And here's something else I just thought of: Inner Moka wants her body back. She gets it back when the rosary is taken off. But for some reason, whenever Inner Moka outlives her usefulness for the plot, the other Moka just comes back. Why doesn't Inner Moka just find some way to get rid of the rosary that locks her away instead of somehow getting it back on her choker off-screen? Tsukune said himself that Moka is Moka, no matter what form she's in, so she could just tell him to get rid of the rosary, so that she can stay as her true self. She doesn't because this mangaka can't write for shit.

And Kurumu is the worst of them all. She’s a succubus that has feelings and cares about people. WHAT? A succubus is a demon from Hell that takes the form of a woman and seduces men in order to steal energy from them to stay alive. What the hell is she doing being all friendly and fighting for people other than herself? And from the chapter after she’s introduced to the end of Volume 10, she doesn’t successfully seduce or take the energy of ONE male from any race introduced in the story. There’s no reason why she should still be alive! And I know that other writer’s versions of monsters don’t follow other monsters’ histories perfectly, but at least they follow all the basic rules of the monsters they’re using.

Since this comment is already too long, I’ll end it by saying that it’s like a lonely little boy with no friends who just discovered shounen manga wrote this as his very first story just for the fun of it. It has no stability, you could break your legs falling in all of the plot holes, almost every character is too unbelievable, and it forces the belief of “Having friends is everything in this world” down your throat. Unless you hate thinking for yourself and like to be spoon fed everything, then don’t waste your time with this joke of a manga.

P.S. I know that some people will be like “Well, if you hated it this much, then why were you still reading it?” The reason why is because it would be stupid to read just part of a finished manga (Or to not read all of the chapters of an ongoing manga that are out) and give out an opinion then. Who would listen to someone give their opinion about a finished story if they only read one part and didn’t read the others?

P.P.S. And to people that are like “You’re taking it too seriously. Enjoy it for what it is.”, I refuse to. Why? Because manga and anime like these are the reason why most people outside of the manga/anime community (And some people inside) think that manga and anime now is nothing but childish crap since crap stories like these get exposed the most to the public than the ones that need to be shown to prove those people wrong.

... Last updated on March 26th, 2009, 10:02am
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Short and Brief review   
Rating: N/A
by peanutss777
July 10th, 2008, 9:16am
Think Love Hina with more males willing to sexually harass or rape, add in demons and the occult, more action and top it off with waaaay better art. Basically, if you like Action and harem stories, then this is like the equivilant of a peanut butter cup = two great things in one. If you don't like that sort of thing, then look elsewhere. Me? I'm indifferent to it. I read it because it's here.
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well..   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by chickenwing123
March 14th, 2007, 3:07pm
You know what I don't like?
There is a good mood in a 'Romance' Manga and just when the 2 main chars are about to kiss or confess... BÄM interrupt..
Sucks
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hard to read   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by Marduk
December 31st, 2007, 3:20am
cliche plots, cardboard cutout characters, no realistic continuity, villians who are "defeated" still walk around in later chapters as though nothing happened. The art is the only good thing about this series.
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great story and all that disagree shut up   
Rating: N/A
by Takagi Kitsutori
July 7th, 2010, 11:39pm
ok people. I am tired of reading all of your negative comments espically the ones that say it lacks "character development" or it gets "repetitive". S*^t what series doesn't get repetitive after a while. loosecannon504 your comment made me even angrier than what i already was today. so let me explain a few things to all of you critical IDIOTS out there.

FIRST: IF THE MANGAKA WANTS TO PORTRAY HIS CHARACTERS IN A CERTAIN WAY, THEN LET HIM. THERE'S NOTHING YOU CAN SAY OR DO THAT CAN CHANGE THE CREATORS MIND. THE CHARACTERS ARE THE WAY THEY ARE FOR A REASON. PERSEPTION VARIES FROM PERSON TO PERSON. SO SAYING THAT THE CAHRACTERS AREN'T ACTING LIKE THE MONSTER THEY REALLY ARE WELL THATS TOO BAD. WE CAN'T HAVE MOKA START ACTING LIKE COUNT DRACULA BECAUSE WE'D LOSE OUR PRIMARY FEMALE LEAD. KURUMU CAN'T GO STEALING THE LIFE FORCE FROM OTHER PEOPLE BECAUSE SHE'S ALREADY SWORN NOT TO USE HER POWERS TO WIN TSUKUNE AND BECAUSE SHE'D BE AN ANTAGONIST(sorry if my spelling is off).

SECOND: HOW MUCH CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT DO YOU EXPECT IN TEN VOLUMES OF MANGA?! THE FIRST SERIES SETS THE STAGE FOR SEASON 2 AND THAT'S WHERE THE REAL CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT BEGINS. ALTHOUGH TSUKUNE AND MOKA STILL HAVEN'T KISSED YET THE BOND BETWEEN THEM CONTINUES TO GROW STRONGER. AS FOR THE OTHER GIRLS THEY GET TO BE IN LIMELIGHT NOW STARTING MAINLY WITH MOKA'S SISTER, THEN KURUMU, THEN MIZORE GETS A WHOLE LOT OF ATTENTION, THEN TSUKUNE, AND THEN YUKARI. RUBI GETS SOME HERE AND THERE BUT YOU NEED TO GIVE THEM TIME.

THIRD: COMMON SENSE? YOU PEOPLE REALLY EXPECT A MANGA TO HAVE COMMON SENSE?! WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON IN YOUR HEAD IF YOU'RE GOING TO SAY THAT LACKS COMMON SENCEconfused?! HERE'S A LITTLE NEWSFLASH FOR YOU IN CASE YOU DIDN'T KNOW. ROSARIO+VAMPIRE IS A WORK OF........F-I-C-T-I-O-N! WHAT DOES THAT SPELL? FICTION! FANTASY! NEED I SAY MORE? OH AND IF YOU REALLY WANT A STORY WITH PLOTHOLES CHECK OUT MY PERSONAL FAVORITE RANMA 1/2.

THIRD: WAIT DO I HAVE A THIRD THING?.....................................OH YEAH THE PRIDICTABILITY OF ROSARIO IS PART OF WHAT MAKES IT SO GREAT. I KNOW THAT EVERYONE'S ENTITLED TO THEIR OWN OPINION BUT IT JUST REALLY MAKES ME ANGRY WHEN I READ NEGATIVE COMMENTS LIKE SOME OF THE ONES POSTED HERE. ROSARIO+VAMPIRE IS A CROSS BETWEEN A REGULAR HAREM AND A MAGICAL GIRLFRIEND. ALSO I KNOW THAT TSUKUNE IS WEAK, AND KIND OF BORING, AND ALMOST EVERYTHING THAT EVERYONE HERE HAS SAID ABOUT HIM BUT HE'S THE MAIN CHARACTER OF A SHOUNEN SERIES WHAT DO YOU EXPECT?! AND BESIDES WE ALL KNOW THAT TSUKUNE WERE REAL HE WOULD HAVE DIED BEFORE MOKA EVEN GOT A CHANCE TO INTRODUCE HERSELF.

now i'd like to say i'm sorry if what i wrote offended anyone or anything. but you people cant be so critical about this series. try to find at least two good things about it before you post a negative comment please and i mean two things other than the artwork and fanservice.

anyways i love this series. its not THE BEST harem that i've ever read but its pretty good and fyi i didn't turn off my brain and say "look at all the pretty pictures" while i was reading it. as a guy i didn't mind the fanservice but in reality it really doesn't do anything for me anyways. i did think that the ways that tsukune pulled of mokas rosario were completly pulled out of the ass though. fiction or not just happening to brush against it in a pinch kind of bugged me. art work was much better in the later volumes and even though the whole friendship thing is overplayed you really cant do a thing about it since thats what most shounen series are centered around. plot really picked up in the third volume. overall i give it about a 9
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A verry good manga!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Sevodax
August 23rd, 2009, 12:47pm
In my opinion this is actually a very good manga...the begging is rather dull and the art work is a bit low but if you keep reading the story turns in a really good one and the art gets better and better!
I suggest reading this manga plus the season 2! \/ ^_^
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Not quite as good as it could be, but redeems itself in the end   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Geese1
June 19th, 2008, 7:48pm
Plot is cliched, character types are ones we've all seen before, and the chapters tend to all follow the same basic formula (especially in the beginning and middle volumes); but even so I still found it entertaining enough to keep reading and was ultimately rewarded for my perseverance.

As noted, the biggest problem the series has is that for the first five volumes or so, almost every chapter seems to follow the same basic guidelines: introduce monster of the week, gang is threatened by said monster, gang gets the stuffing beat out of them until Tsukune pulls the rosary off Moka and her alter ego appears to save the day; wash, rinse, repeat.

The story takes on a different direction during the middle and later volumes, one that touches on some interesting themes, but they don't really go anywhere with it, and in all honesty I found this arc even less entertaining than the episodic ones we were originally given.

All is not lost though, as the last few volumes really improve drastically in every way possible. The artwork gets noticeably better, the stories are much more entertaining (even though there is still some of the monster-of-the-week stuff, it's less pronounced, and doesn't seem as formulaic when it is there), and there seems to be more of a focus on the characters and their relations which had been previously overshadowed by the plot. Much better; so much in fact that it brings the whole series up a couple of points in the rating.

So all in all, it's a decent read. It had some promise starting out that never quite got realized until the final couple of volumes, but that redemption gives me some hope that the second season will pick up with the same momentum that this one ended with.

... Last updated on June 19th, 2008, 7:53pm
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Far from Original, But Fun & Entertaining.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Genesisbreed
April 7th, 2008, 5:39pm
Far from Original, But Very Entertaining.

I found this series to be very enjoyable. I tend to read a lot of variety of manga, and even this series with its rather cliché main character and the over abundance of hot women throwing themselves at said character, still strikes a cord in its ability to remain interesting and progress the story along. If you have read “too much” manga and are looking for the next original blessing from the world of black and white pages, then this is probably not your best option.

I will say that if I took the first volumes as my only baseline for my review my title would probably read something like “Tenchi Fans Enjoy”; but I digress. I continued to read farther and found myself getting addicted to our overly ambitious antagonist and his Harem. I may not be in the majority among fans of this genre, but I love that fact that fan service was minimal. What I mean by this is that the series is not relying on its harem comedy roots to try and boost a mediocre story by sexing it up. Our main heroin, who systematically finishes off every opponent with gloriously kick to the face while wearing a mini skirt is able to keep her drawn dignity in tact with a well placed hand or shaded angle.

The series is far from devoid of such low angle depictions when involving other characters however. One character seems specifically set aside to receive all the fan service glory for herself. Again however, given the nature of the character this makes all the more sense given the context of personality and physiology. (You will understand when you read, and I recommend you do).

Our main characters progress in their knowledge about themselves and each other spawning moments of romantic intrigue, usually gloriously interrupted one way or another. The creator decides to lead you down a road of varying degrees of monotony as far as action goes, but only to the extent to where you enjoy the story that much more when the proverbial monkey wrench becomes thrown in.

If you are looking for hardcore action adventure and nothing more, don’t bother. If you are new to manga and like a little bit of everything this is for you. If you have read every harem comedy under the sun and are looking for something fresh your not going to find it…. but then again you have read every harem comedy under the sun and you will probably like this one just as well.

Geek Quote of the Month: "Look! It has a succubus. I have to read it."

... Last updated on April 7th, 2008, 5:49pm
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Surprising   
Rating: N/A
by unnes
February 10th, 2008, 11:19am
Far better than I expected -- the art matures significantly as the story progresses, and the seemingly slapstick premise turns into an enjoyable fighting/ecchi manga like Air Gear except with more unique villains and more interesting questions about race/humanness.
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Stick it out!   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Convalescence
March 6th, 2010, 1:22am
Truthfully, the beginning was plain horrid. It felt like filler... in a manga...? I guess it helped with some character development, but it was a little too much to me.

Once the plot picks up, it becomes an extremely good read. If the beginning is un-appealing to you, try to stick it out and get to the plot-line. It is definitely worth it!
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