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Bloody Cross  
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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.

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

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Latest Release(s)
c.29 by Easy Going Scans (114d ago)
v.6 c.28 by Easy Going Scans (152d ago)
v.6 c.27 by Easy Going Scans (236d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
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Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (263 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.79 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 3rd 2014, 12:22am PST


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Year
2009

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Serialized In (magazine)
Shounen Gangan (Square Enix)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Yen Press (2 Volumes - Ongoing)

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Weekly Pos #919 increased(+72)
Monthly Pos #1558 increased(+32)
3 Month Pos #1660 increased(+159)
6 Month Pos #1487 decreased(-253)

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On 70 unfinished lists
On 283 custom lists

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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.
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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.
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Tedious manga   
Rating: N/A
by Rajiaffiance
July 18th, 2013, 12:43am
Nothing really excited me so I skipped to the last chapter. Characters are really shallow there's no driving force wanting me too feel for them or liking them, too many OP moments that got tiring very quickly, fights are 4/10 so boring, they know each other too well which I'd say is ruins the dramatic feel, Fuck already!. I've got some good pointers being a half-blood in bloody cross is keeping me hopeful about the progression, the One-shot was great I liked that idea of survival better.
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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).
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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~
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Actually Good.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
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.
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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".
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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 =_=

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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.
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