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Akira's brother, Atsushi, has been missing for two years. And recently a mysterious woman appeared and told him that she can take him to the island of Higanjima where she says she saw Atsushi. But she also asked that he bring a few friends along with him.


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Associated Names
Buddhist Rites Isle
Higanjima L' Île des Vampires
Nirvana Island

Groups Scanlating
Armageddon Scans
Manga Underground
Manga! Inc.

Latest Release(s)
v.13 c.114 by Armageddon Scans (327d ago)
v.13 c.113 by Armageddon Scans (374d ago)
v.13 c.112 by Armageddon Scans (397d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
33 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.3 / 10.0 (132 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.18 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 19th 2017, 12:03pm PST



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Young Magazine (Kodansha)

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No Dice   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by JapanRocks
June 4th, 2016, 10:25pm
Started off pretty interesting. The characters were not very likable, but I don't mind unlikable characters in horror since there's always the hope that they'll get killed off. I was very captivated by the story and the vampires actually seemed strong and fearsome.Then around chapters 50+ it became a shounen.

No not literally, there's still plenty of blood, gore and excessive nudity. But it was exhibiting all the shounen tropes. Characters don't die from wounds that should kill them. They're now tanking hordes of vampires, killing them with a single strike. Regular vampires that took desperation, skill and lots of luck to kill became cannon fodder. All the tension from the first vampire encounter is lost. Then things go all Beserk on us with a revenge plot.
Not only is it not nearly as interesting or heart wrenching as Berserk's story, it's all narrated to us while in the middle of a FIGHT with the vampire boss and his horde of demons. And of course he just waits around for them to finish talking, it's not like he's trying to murder them or anything.

So now that the author has made it clear that he has no intention to keep this vampire story either interesting or scary, I'm going to treat it as a shounen(with extra blood and boob). Since this is now a shounen that means I'm going to have to actually like(or at least not hate) one or two characters to stay interested.
There's Akira- Starts off wimpy, grows a backbone but not a very interesting one. Big Bro- complete badass, but made such a dumbass mistake that it's forever tainted his character. Anybody else? No more remotely interesting characters? No? Okay then. At 33 volumes it's a pity it loses steam by volume 7.

Rating: Not Recommended if you want something scary.

... Last updated on June 4th, 2016, 10:39pm
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by alicethe13th
December 16th, 2014, 4:40pm
so, i found this title so intriguing--in both good & bad ways

minimal characters faces, bad women body proportions, and dull emotions
yet they rather compatible with the genres
the plot is so-so, and i dont like vampires based manga
yet i keep reading it
and waiting for the future releases

but its too absurds how keep standing still without doing anything
just screaming and watching
and take too many pages for that

and everyone seems wears same squared shoes


... Last updated on December 16th, 2014, 4:44pm
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Good Read   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by casandra28
January 23rd, 2014, 9:43pm
I liked this one a lot. However, anyone squeamish shouldn't read it. I spent my whole day finishing all 107 chapters. I didn't know I would like it as much as I did at the beginning the main character seemed kinda lame and not the type I enjoy reading about but the story became great and I like Akira as he is now. I watched a bit of the live action movie... it was not what I hoped but the manga is excellent. I hope someone picks it up or its licensed so I can read more.

... Last updated on January 23rd, 2014, 9:45pm
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It's pretty much the proverbial bad accident   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by yarn
November 7th, 2012, 12:11am
It's gross and horrible, but for some reason you can't look away. It's super explicit (nudity,sex, rape of various kinds,etc.), very violent and disturbing overall, and the artist doesn't have a whole lot of talent (I think he can only draw maybe 3 kinds of faces), the storytelling feels rather juvenile, and but for some reason I keep coming back for more.

[Also, it's published on a weekly basis, so the chapters are short, and the first two pages of each chapter is a repeat of the last two pages of the previous chapter. Which I guess is a necessary evil, but it's annoying.]

... Last updated on November 7th, 2012, 12:17am
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this thing needs a ghost writer. baaad.   
Rating: N/A
by miss hu
July 3rd, 2011, 1:41pm
friday the 13th without the hilarious camp. as it is, it merely exists in that alternate classmate-fodder dimension. it's like an unedited regurgitation of a dream. i might finish this roadkill jerkfest because it can't be wholly unredeeming as a story, can it? i mean, it can't be worse than religious comic books, right?
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no good   
Rating: N/A
by yuno19
June 10th, 2011, 10:22am
all gore, straight forward development, too convenient of elements introduction, and blunders.

things i called to convenient is like this; when it seems all hopes are gone, you got extra 'one more chance' card to feel relieved for a while, oh, they must to do that before they can kill us, we got more time. when it seems you get hang of it, you got 'oh no, new stronger enemy' card to feel dreaded once again. the story is like forced to go on a lil longer by introducing previously unknown card. it reeks poor planning.

and i haven't talk about blunders...
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Romashk
January 25th, 2011, 12:34pm
It's a little strange at first, but you get used to it. The story is almost straightforward and doesn't really have any depth to it. At some point I realized, that nothing more than killing and blood all over the panels, should be expected. Well, some people might find this interesting though(cuz there's no hero).
I can't enjoy reading about people running around screaming and crying. Oh, and Ken's philosophy on how to hunt vampires(priceless).
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based on 50 chapters   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Famas
January 23rd, 2011, 9:14am
Quite a rollercoaster. It starts as somewhat slice-of-life in small city about few friends and then they fight a vampire which is pretty much an unstoppable terminator. Then there's a prison part which was rather psyhological and short. And then it goes bad. Vampires are killed instantly, monsters are willing to wait to let characters speak and remeber good old times, mortal injuries are nothing that would stop you from fighting or talking - basically a shonen with some blood.
Art is so-so which is not something I cared at first but once story-telling worsened I noticed it again.
I'll still return to it later to check if it got good again though.
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quite fun   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by TimeManInJail
January 30th, 2008, 8:46pm
well i can't say the art is good but how it is drawn it work with the distorted mood..
the over all plot is quite good so far but the character itself hmmm how do i say it quite pathetic too much fake emotion to call it real in the situation was some time over exaggerated. so i lost interest when it came to them talking to each other but the Over all plot is really good!
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that's what I called HORROR!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Laclongquan
May 9th, 2007, 7:14am
horror is not my favourite kind of genre. Still ...

This manga got a horror atmosphere, believable story and good art. A step above other horror manga.

Too bad about the pace of releases though. Let's hope that Shiraku group will have more endurance than Manga! Inc. in doing this manga.

... Last updated on May 9th, 2007, 7:15am
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