manga04_jpg login_tab_left_jpg
Username:   Password:    Forgot Password?
App
Try out our new iPhone application!
App
Manga Poll
What kind of humor do you think you most develop after reading your usual manga?
Awkward
Serious or Dark
Cute
Fake
Deadpan
Silly
Slapstick
Sarcastic or Ironic
Witty
Perverted
Weird
Friendly
None at all
 
See Old Polls

Manga is the Japanese equivalent of comics
with a unique style and following. Join the revolution! Read some manga today!

Coded in ConTEXT

Join #baka-updates @irc.irchighway.net

RSS Feed
 
center_left_tab Manga Info center_right_tab
 
ALL    A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    J    K    L    M    N    O    P    Q    R    S    T    U    V    W    X    Y    Z   
Bloody Cross  
Login to add items to your list, keep track of your progress, and rate series!
Description
From Yen Press:

Half angel, half demon, Tsukimiya must drink pure demon blood to stave off the curse that will eventually claim her life. When she meets an angel named Hinata, he’s eager to team up with the half-blood to take down a vampire that has been attacking humans. Tsukimiya is surprised to find that Hinata is a capable partner, but when the vampire is slain, it is Hinata who claims its demon blood, leaving Tsukimiya to be taken by the curse. In a last-ditch effort to save herself, Tsukimiya tries to drink Hinata’s blood, now mixed with the vampire’s pure demon blood. But in taking the blood that will save her, Tsukimiya has also transmitted the curse that will kill her. Hinata and Tsukimiya now share the curse…and they’re running out of time.

From: Easy Going Scans

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
ブラッディ・クロス
血之十字架
กางเขนโลหิต

Groups Scanlating

Latest Release(s)
v.7 c.30-32 by Easy Going Scans (48d ago)
c.29 by Easy Going Scans (261d ago)
v.6 c.28 by Easy Going Scans (298d ago)
Search for all releases of this series

Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
N/A

Forum

User Rating
Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (272 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.8 / 10.0
10
 30% (81 votes)
9+
 14% (39 votes)
8+
 19% (53 votes)
7+
 19% (52 votes)
6+
 6% (16 votes)
5+
 3% (7 votes)
4+
 3% (8 votes)
3+
 1% (4 votes)
2+
 0% (1 votes)
1+
 4% (11 votes)

Last Updated
August 10th 2014, 8:41pm PST


Genre

Categories

Category Recommendations

Recommendations

Author(s)

Artist(s)

Year
2009

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Shounen Gangan (Square Enix)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Yen Press (3 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #719 increased(+246)
Monthly Pos #1379 increased(+225)
3 Month Pos #1045 increased(+267)
6 Month Pos #1641 increased(+138)

List Stats
On 1874 reading lists
On 981 wish lists
On 76 unfinished lists
On 301 custom lists

Sponsored Links
Game advertisements by <a href="http://www.game-advertising-online.com" target="_blank">Game Advertising Online</a> require iframes.

Note: You must be logged in to update information on this page.

Forum Posts
Interested in purchasing it. 64 days, 9 hours, 26 minutes ago

Click to view the forum

tickmark preloadxmark preloadxmark preload
User Comments [ Order by time added ]
 

You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.

avatar
more of a near miss than a hit   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by blackmokona
April 8th, 2011, 1:38am
Contrary to the general consensus, I thought Bloody Cross should have come as a pleasant surprise rather than a resounding disapointment and much, much less a critical success. Vampires and half-angels? Scanlation project abandoned and picked up randomly? Remote experience with the supernatural genre teaches one to have low expectations. So instead of avoiding cliches, Bloody Cross embraces them. The twists may be predictable, but still well executed enough to provide an enjoyable ride.

Again, the cover art shouldn't have been as deceptive as it was, since basic body proportions, panel compositon, fighting poses and sequence remain consistent, even admirable throughout. The cover actually gives an accurate insight. Notice the lack of attention to details, the uninteresting coloring and bland art style as tell-tale signs. They are not the components of a masterpiece but nevertheless take Bloody Cross far away from being "horrible".
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
Really Tense!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by zebaod
November 6th, 2009, 2:56am
Great manga, battle non-stop and tense story, plus good artwork.
Don't expect romance though, even this manga has man and woman teaming up. Both of them really cool, intellegent and care only for themself.
I like this story when all of the characters putting up all lies against each other. Anyway, I want to read the next chapter...!!!

'''' and after I read the next chapter, the story became rather boring and has no exact plot after all... ** That's that =_=

... Last updated on June 2nd, 2011, 1:14am
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
better than VK   
Rating: N/A
by Orulyon
April 29th, 2012, 7:07am
Honestly between this and vampire knight, I prefer this one. It gives more a trinity blood vibe and its not so shoujo-ish and boring as VK.
Hinata is really interesting~
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
Nothing to get excited about   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by brid
August 30th, 2013, 4:57am
I've got to agree with all of the other reviewers, Bloody Cross is far from horrible, but it's not worth going out of your way for. It just lacks that certain something needed to make it memorable. More like, it's as middle of the road as you can get.

The plot of the manga is actually pretty good. While yes, Tsukimiya and Hinata start off with a cursed mark that will kill them if they don't act fast, that problem is solved within the first few chapters. The real plot to this manga is everything that happens after that. Namely, to get rid of their brands, Tsukimiya and Hinata have to get hold of divine relics that, once collected, will turn the user into the next supreme being of the universe. An angel also hunting the relics is impressed by Tsukimiya and asks her to assist him in his quest to become god. He'll pay her to help him track down relics and keep the ones he's got safe. And that's the plot for the rest of the manga: tracking down relics, tricking other god candidates into giving up their own relics, making alliances to get more relics, breaking those alliances, etc. The double-crossing and the intrigue are probably the strongest points of this manga.

On the flip side: The art for this manga is serviceable. There are no awkward angles or proportions, the action shots look the way they're supposed to, all of which is very good, yet the art comes across as somewhat bland. The artist incorporates few details, placing the characters on big white spaces most of the time instead of actual backgrounds, and the characters are drawn in a generic way. In point of fact, so generic that even after 6+ volumes of manga, I still have a hard time distinguishing between them...

The characters themselves are another issue. Unfortunately, this is one of those mangas that likes to continually spam readers with new characters. Each new villain arrives with an entourage of henchmen (who once again, tend to resemble on another), so it becomes quite a chore keeping them all straight. In some ways, it's logical to have so many characters; after all, we're talking about divine relics that grant the user the power to become a deity, of course there would be multiple factions trying to get hold of these things. However, with so many characters, there ends up being very few that I care about. In short, the character development is seriously lacking.

The manga tells us very little about any of the characters, including (unfortunately) our main character, Tsukimiya. For example, not once has the manga mentioned her parents, yet she's supposed to be a "half-blood." But how did an angel and a vampire end up having a baby? What happened to them? Are they currently alive or dead? How long have Tsukimiya and Hinata known each other? What does Tsukimiya do for a living when she's not hunting relics? These are pretty basic questions, but the manga is more interested in getting to the next plot twist than answering questions about its characters.

So I'm not going to tell you to run out and get this manga, but I'm not going to tell you to avoid it either. There nothing in it to really hate (and nothing in it to really love), so yeah, a really middle of the road manga.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
Actually Good.   
Rating: N/A
by chirpy
November 29th, 2011, 6:23pm
First couple chapters are crap. But they tell you everything you need to know rather simply and establish everything. A plus in my book because I like to know the rules before jumping in.

If you want to read this, I suggest you start now. If you stopped reading it, pick it back up again. We finally have both feet in the story so it isn't as... lame.

Its worth reading just to attempt to understand Hinata.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
Riddled with cliches but still somehow immensely enjoyable   
Rating: 8.9 / 10.0
by Suxinn
July 14th, 2014, 12:53am
Whenever I read Bloody Cross, I always wonder, "What is it that this series does right?" Because while I really can't seem to stop reading (and enjoying it), it's really a lot easier to answer the question, "What does Bloody Cross do wrong?"

Because Bloody Cross does a lot of things wrong. Namely, it takes basically most vampire/angel/demon cliches out there (only the action ones, none of the romance, thank goodness) and throws it all in and bam! that's it--that's Bloody Cross. All the characters are exactly what you would expect from their first appearance: Tsukimiya is a strong, self-serving girl who won't hesitate to stomp on heads on her way out, Hinata is a careless but also sensible enough boy who likes messing with people, Tsuzuki is the usual arrogant, narcissistic god(-candidate) figure, and Satsuki is the mysterious yet all-powerful enemy that always seems to be one-step ahead. They're all archetypes that have been done before--and done better.

But, somehow, all these cliches don't detract from Bloody Cross; they make it even more fun to read. While I wouldn't say that each chapter keeps me in either surprise or suspense, I will say that each chapter is in fact consistently enjoyable, even though you know that the protagonists will probably just escape the new scrape by the skin of their teeth and the conflict will simply remain at a standstill, with each new gain cancelled out by a new loss. It's all so predictable yet still so entertaining.

In a word, Bloody Cross is an unabashedly campy action fantasy series--a series that knows precisely what it is and embraces it. It's not a lifechanging or even mildly unique work, by any means, but it sure is a series that knows what it's doing--and it does it well. And that's probably what makes it so darn, well, enjoyable.

... Last updated on July 14th, 2014, 12:55am
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
Purchasing it   
Rating: N/A
by Jesse4lyfe340
July 14th, 2014, 1:04am
For those who know or don't know, bloody cross is already out in stores, Vol 1 - 3 are already out. The reason why I'm spreading the news is because in my opinion, yen press, sells in bloody cross, are not that great. I figured i would help out by spreading the word out so yen press doesn't stop releasing the vol. I think they are having difficulties selling them. I have already bought 1-3 and pre-ordered 4-6. I truly like the story behind it whether or not some likes it or not. It's worth having it since the translation tends to take long to come out. The book is out in digital if some are interested in purchasing it. They have it for iBook, google play, amazon kindle, kobo and nook. The book is cheap, 7 dollars. I hope ya support the story.

... Last updated on July 14th, 2014, 2:32am
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
so so   
Rating: N/A
by kronpas
July 13th, 2013, 10:03am
Decent art, basic over used plot elements. The story failed to draw me in after ~10 chapers, but gave it 7 for the art nontheless. It reminds me of CLAMPs style in some of their series (minus the fine pencil lining).
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
well   
Rating: 7.9 / 10.0
by moonmystery
January 26th, 2014, 11:36am
nothing is wrong with this series.... but, it's nothing special either. And 10 is only for what I consider to be a masterpiece.

The story is cool enough, but there were no twists and events that made this manga shine.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
Mixed feelings.   
Rating: N/A
by tsuto
March 18th, 2009, 9:41am
While the half angel half vampire stuff seems interesting, I was annoyed by how the first chapter ends up being a predictable struggle battle for the book. Art is good though.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
  Pages (2) [ 1 2 ] Next Page
Show  entries per page 


You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.
Manga Search
MANGA Fu
MEMBERS
TEAM-BU


footer