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Blood Alone  
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Enter Misaki, perhaps the most innocent and most sincere young lady there ever was. It’s almost inconceivable that she could be a vampire. And with her powers as a vampire, she could easily entice any human to do her bidding... but she chooses not to. Especially when it comes to Kuroe, a young author who has a deep running past with vampires. This wonderful story of pure innocent love charmingly bonds Misaki to the readers. She’ll absolutely delight you with her earnest love for a human and her resolve to protect a willing mutual relationship versus turning Kuroe.

The manga is based on a set of doujinshi released by the same mangaka. Many of the story arcs in the manga are based partially or wholly upon the doujinshi.


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Latest Release(s)
c.35.5-35.9 by Trinity BAKumA (373d ago)
c.35.4 by Trinity BAKumA (505d ago)
c.35.3 by Trinity BAKumA (612d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
6 Volumes 2005 (Complete/Discontinued)
10 Volumes 2010 (Complete/Discontinued)
11 Volume 2014 (Ongoing) - Doujin

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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (781 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.52 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 30th 2015, 8:07am PST



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Original Publisher
Kodansha (2010)
Media Works (2005)

Serialized In (magazine)
Comic Dengeki Daioh (Media Works)
Evening (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Seven Seas (6 Volumes - Dropped)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #458 increased(+83)
Monthly Pos #567 decreased(-1)
3 Month Pos #551 decreased(-33)
6 Month Pos #540 decreased(-92)

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On 3444 reading lists
On 2075 wish lists
On 198 unfinished lists
On 523 custom lists

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About the title... 371 days, 10 hours, 57 minutes ago
Blood Alone Manga Abruptly Ends Run in Evening Magazine 485 days, 8 hours, 40 minutes ago
Any fans out there? 654 days, 8 hours, 35 minutes ago
Unrequited? 1475 days, 9 hours, 32 minutes ago

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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by monkeyvoodoo
January 6th, 2009, 11:27am
I love this. It's a brilliant mix of a bunch of different genres, it flows well, the characters are incredible, and the story is interesting. I think my favorite aspect of Blood Alone is the flow of events, coupled with the dialogue. The pace is slow, with each chapter very neatly covering one event, or portion of the plot. And with every chapter, I find myself feeling overwhelmed by the characters and the story. The slow pace gives it a kind of slice-of-life feel, but unlike most titles in that genre, this one has amazing depth to the characters and the story that make it feel ... significant.. There's also enough action to make it not feel boring or uneventful, and a touch of detective/mystery that really makes this a well-rounded title.

Also, Misaki, with her heart-attack-inducing-cute personality, and the dynamics between her and Kuroe, will leave you overwhelmed in pretty much every chapter.

One of the few titles I can give a 10 rating without feeling like maybe it's undeserving of a perfect 10 somehow.

... Last updated on March 10th, 2009, 10:02pm
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Surprising, to say the least.   
Rating: 9.3 / 10.0
by Crenshinibon
July 4th, 2009, 6:31am
I sincerely doubt that most people who take a crack at BLOOD ALONE expect what they receive. Not quite action nor slice of life nor even a standard supernatural story, and in a fashion similar to gunslinger girl, any lolicon-style romance is firmly put on the back burner. It's a unique blend of genres that is highly relaxing and atmospheric, and yet at the same time all the more intriguing and mysterious because of the air it so carefully cultivates. Ultimately, whatever it is trying to do works splendid, and I always walk away feeling entertained, yet strangely unable to articulate the complete reason why.
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Rating: 9.2 / 10.0
by Azulei
March 15th, 2010, 5:02pm
Yay, a vampire-themed manga that doesn't try to make vampires these ultra sexy beasts who think of nothing but drinking blood erotically and seducing stupid shoujo leads. Three guesses as to which manga that would be.
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Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Auwx
October 18th, 2011, 6:27am
In this manga, very few things actually happen. Sort of an investigation manga, with small arcs. However the relationship between Misaki and Kuroe is the best one you'll find out there. I cant' really define it, not a guardian, not a lover, not a child,... But it feels real.
It is very slow paced, and even slower since the releases are sooo long to come, but it is so refreshing. It makes you feel good. Calm. Cool. Well you get it.

Anyway, don't pass this without a try. And savour it, no need to read it in one go. But read it anyway, I think you won't be disappointed.
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One of my favorites   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by thischinksays
October 26th, 2010, 4:26pm
Simply engaging and entertaining. The characters are all great, the art is perfect, the story is exciting and the style and layout of the manga is interesting and refreshing. I flew through all the volumes from beginning until the end. Misaki is too adorable and Kuroe is awesome. Great and interesting side characters are everywhere. The pacing of the volumes is just right and I've become a great fan of this mangaka now. I hope this gets off hiatus soon and I'll be wishing for more volumes soon.
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I like it   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Domonkazu
June 9th, 2010, 5:54pm
the main heroine is so adorable cute waahhh XD, but seriously if you are looking for some vampire action then this is not for you, it has lot of drama, daily routines (slice of life), and slow paced.
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great ^^   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by verauko
February 22nd, 2008, 3:52pm
i love this story. i love the relationship between both main charas. that's so warm and cute. however, i find it a little bit strange that a 20-something old guy shares such warm feelings with a (around) 12-year old girl. that's a little bit odd for me... a little bit pedophile-ish, i''d say bigrazz. i instantly start to think about nabokov's "lolita" XD. no matter how i look at it, it seems "disturbing" that his relations with the girl are more than brother/sister, guardian/guarded, father/daughter (O_o?) relations. for now, i like the situation between them, but i just cannot imagine anything more going on between them... not at this stage. on the other hand, i'd HATE to see kuroe going out with another woman ;P. he and misaki would make a cute couple, of course if the girl was a little bit older ;P. which makes me wonder about one thing... will misaki ever get older as a vampire? O_O
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Smooth and Mature   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by McCasper
April 23rd, 2011, 9:52pm
Misaki is adorable and the way the characters interact with each other in general seems very natural and engaging. I think I love most how well-hidden the twinges of darkness are in this seemingly very heart-warming tale. I only wish the chapters would come quicker.
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Simply Enjoyable   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by manga_pro
April 29th, 2012, 2:55am
A great romance novel that may appeal both genders - not to mention it's a vampire story to boot!
The story may sometimes be what others call "slow paced" but it provides plenty of action, mysteries, thrills and suspense all the same.

One can relate to the characters, and the drawing enhances the each character's personalities.
Though some people who look forward to fan service may be left unsatisfied, I believe it's the story that makes a manga enjoyable (unlike some mangas I have read that was purely fan-service).

An overall great story to read biggrin
I recommend it!
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Aikanaro
September 15th, 2010, 2:51am
Very warm and positive series. Sometimes it heads towards being dark and actiony, but those bits are surrounded slice of life stuff.

This isn't a romance story. She likes him, he treats her like a child. She is a (realistically depicted) child, and I don't see him going all paedophile on us. I was a bit worried it was going to end in ludicrous lolicon romance justified by 'she's a vampire and this is a manga so whatever', but fortunately it doesn't go there.
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