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Vampire Juujikai  
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Description
Thousands of years ago, Vampire King Akabara "Red Rose" Strauss lost both his kingdom and his queen. Since humans were unable to kill the queen, they sealed her away, erecting thousands of fake seals so that the king would never find her true location. Despite being pursued by relentless dhampires, Akabara continues to search for his queen to this day...

Akabara's quest takes a sinister turn when an entity called the Black Swan appears. The Black Swan inhabits the body of a young human girl every 50 years, giving her the power to destroy the Vampire King and his queen. With each incarnation the Black Swan grows stronger--will the 49th Black Swan mean the end of Akabara?

Type
Manga

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Associated Names
Запись падшего вампира
ヴァンパイア十字界
吸血十字界
뱀파이어 십자계
Record of Fallen Vampire
The Record of a Fallen Vampire
Vampire Chronicles (French)
Vampire Juuji Kai

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Latest Release(s)
v.9 c.43 (end) by FallenVampireScans (1679d ago)
v.9 c.Omake by FallenVampireScans (1679d ago)
v.9 c.42 by FallenVampireScans (1803d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
9 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (805 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.62 / 10.0
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June 29th 2013, 4:17am PST

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Year
2003

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Serialized In (magazine)
Shounen Gangan (Square Enix)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (9 Volumes - Complete)

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Weekly Pos #224 increased(+6)
Monthly Pos #175 decreased(-21)
3 Month Pos #143 decreased(-23)
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Who did you think was the black swan (pre chapter 37) [spoiler] 1896 days, 4 hours, 20 minutes ago
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All about the twists   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by tipz
August 20th, 2014, 11:08pm
The beginning to middle was pretty interesting with a lot of twists.. The second half I became very dull. Ending was a bit disappointing. I would also not say this Manga had any real "romance" in it. Artistry could have been better I think.
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straight off the bat it starts with a confusing battle against the Vampire king and some other people.. The story then slowly unfolds.. With the king giving many mixed signals of things.. Then when everything was found out about his true intentions.. I felt it went downhill from there. I found some characters to be too dramatic in odd moments.. I also fealt the story wasn't perfectly connected. The ending was too simple.
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Brilliant   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by andy_f
June 3rd, 2014, 4:31pm
I read this entire manga in one sitting because i loved that much, the amount of plot twists in this story was just incredible and i mean that in a good way, you think you finally understand the situation and BAM theres more to it or theres a twist to it.
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The part where you find out the whole truth always brings a tear to my eye. I mean especially with everything he went through with his wife and child being killed and then having to fight their soul constantly and not alowing himself to die all for the sake of everyone else
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The Significance of a Vampire Lead   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by nyapoke
February 18th, 2014, 6:58pm
I really liked the beginning but the plot twists threw me off.

There were many plot twists that seemed unnatural or impossible, especially
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regarding Strauss' suffering throughout the years... for a human. Yet, Strauss was not a human but a vampire who lived over 1000 years. The knowledge and resolve that he gained through his many painful experiences have shaped him into an all-powerful godlike king who can disregard his emotions for the sake of his country.

It is unreasonable to compare him to human standards, and claim that due to "human nature" no one would be able to sacrifice him/herself like that. We do not have 1000 years of firsthand experience nor the feeling of being all-powerful.


The hardest part for me to really accept about the story was the fact that there would be someone/something willing to sacrifice their own happiness/future to such an extent for the sake of others. This is also why I give it a 9 instead of a 10.

Yet the work itself is quite intriguing, and I often find myself rereading it. I also like how it didn't create a "bad" character, because really, each character should have his or her own circumstances. This leads to different characters being "bad" from different points of views. All in all, I find this take on vampires very interesting as usually in pop culture they are blood-thirsty and violent whereas here they really seek to create peace with the human race and the dhampirs actually want to become human.
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Unsatisfying   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Glad-kun
January 18th, 2014, 8:00pm
It starts of with a bit of fighting manga technique bullshit, but then it gets better. Nice plot and promising characters. Big reveals, drama, struggle................ And then the second half starts.
It ruins a lot of what first half has built up. Reveals become ridiculous.
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No villains. Everything is blamed one one crazy had 1000 years ago. Everyone is a tragic hero and the aliens are faceless.
Akabara is too much of a good guy, Bridget is stupid, the last fight is pointless.

The author shouldn't have chickened out and should've gone darker.
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Good and breath taking, twisted yet inspiring   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by reivatin
January 23rd, 2013, 12:47am
what's a king?
what king must to do?
for what sake a king must fight?
what the price of a king must pay for his dream?

this is heavy story, complex and twisted
with full meaning how to be a king
even must fought his fellow
to be alone and no one understand

even when you see the one who hunt him (yes at first the main hero is an anti-hero)
always blabber about lost his love one

still, are you grieving for lost one, that's cute
the hell he come and gone is greater than you imagine
and the hell itself what make him a GREAT king



Recommend to read from start to finish
good, heartwarming, and full of mystery
but the mystery is unravel
the conclusion is shocking

yet one of the biggest mistake is the ending
because the grieve must continue
the story is ending
and forgiven has been given
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Twist, twist and more twists   
Rating: N/A
by Lightbrand
January 2nd, 2013, 2:22am
A manga where the boring parts are the fighting and action scenes, a manga where you beg for flashback and explanation. The premise begin quite simple, then you get a relatively good twist 1/4 in, then a relatively BAD twist immediately after. Then you get a couple more but by that point you most likely would've caught on before it happen because the pattern/trick/style of the author is kind of noticeable once you know what to look for. And the end shouldn't come as a surprise.

Although, there are lots of questions skimmed over by the author hoping the audience don't ask (because it's hard coming up with a perfect story as you write it in a serialized format such as manga). Which is a shame because here we have this greater-than-life "hero" who has been through hell in trying to achieve what he thinks is for the greater good (very Lelouch-esque for Code Geass reference) between human and vampires, but the premise given to us sometime feels flimsy and unpolished which served basically as plot device even though it warrants a backstory that we never get before the story ended.

I have a feeling at a certain point the author wrote himself into a corner where inevitably the premise given will lead to the conclusion we see. While it's "fine", it tries to do the "poetically tragic" thing but for those who notice the problem within the premise one can't help but to feel "what the, really?" instead of what the author is going for which is: "fate is a cruel mistress."
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Just started reading it   
Rating: N/A
by blazing50
December 27th, 2012, 9:13pm
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I love it and all it's just that I have a question that keeps bugging me. If the black swan is strong enough to kill the vampire king. Why don't they kill the queen at the beginning, saving all of humanity for good, and kill the demon king? I still love the manga though.
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Truly, the weight of being all powerfull   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by tk3
December 4th, 2012, 1:40am
It actually took me a while to "really" read this manga; intermittently trying to read it the last 4-5 years, but the the first chapters seemed to always throw me off in a maelstrom of boredom and maybe a tad too close to shoujo-type manga (nothing against shoujo/josei - considering I do like some - but generally they tend to be not my cup of tea).

No spoilers, but... I am at loss for words... started and finished every chapters in the last 3 days... I am in awe before the brainchild of a mastermind. This work touches so many facets of the human condition even though this was a fantastic story. The levels of half-truths and depth of realities experienced/reminisced by every single character keeps shattering our grasp of the storyline and leave us in a fog of anticipation and amertume.

Only for the art am I keeping myself from giving a 10. Nonetheless, this manga somewhat reminds me of Rourouni Kenshin, also a great manga that I love dearly.

In any case, I'm generally the type to go for the Action/Adventure/Comedy trifecta, yet I'd be lying if I said Akabara and his "opponents" left me apathetic to their plight.

... Last updated on December 4th, 2012, 1:50am
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seriously   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by namu76
November 21st, 2012, 4:56am
This isn't a bad manga, but this is just so so to me.
There are lots of mysteries and questions, and I love that fact. Well....really. It IS good, but when the author changed...eh...revealed that this story isn't actually about a vampire king trying to rescue his beloved queen, I got disappointed. Yes, this is still a love story, in all its elegance but it isn't romantic the least bit. What a shame...
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Heartwarming but total bullshit.   
Rating: N/A
by strixflash
November 5th, 2012, 1:42am
If you read this manga,you will suerly find moments when you want to cry. And well because of this feeling people forgot about the plot. They rated the plot masterpiece but didnt even thought about it logically.
The plot is total bullshit and unrealistic. Ofcourse I know its fiction and they are bound to be unrealistic,but this manga have crossed the limit.
The reactions showned by the lead when he suffered the tragedy,by his wife and by his lover....they were totally unrealistic and fucked up.
If you think about the plot events,they are same....The plot is dumb.
Well you can read this if you want some heartbreaking manga,but please dont expect clever/intelligent plot. There is a large probability you will call its masterpiece just because of its tragic elements though not because of plot.

... Last updated on November 5th, 2012, 1:46am
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