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Holy Knight  
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Mizumura Shinta didn't know what to make of the situation when the sexiest girl in school, Kishimoto Ririsu, starts seducing him and things get extremely physical. Shinta isn't rich or the popular guy in school so it doesn’t make sense that Ririsu would be so interested in him. But Ririsu is in fact a vampire, a secret that she will kill to keep hidden. As the relationship between Shinta and Ririsu grows, it gets harder for her to keep the secret hidden. And when those close to him, like his semi-romantic childhood friend Makimura Chizuru, are involuntarily thrown into the chaos, deep dark secrets get revealed.

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Status in Country of Origin
2 Volumes (Ongoing)

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Average: 6 / 10.0 (199 votes)
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2011

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Beyond Rape...   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Lost Rabbit
August 30th, 2014, 10:43am
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A lot of readers are saying that the dog should be killed for raping the protagonist's childhood friend. Just to get things straight, I hate the topic of rape, but I figure that IF it propels the story forward, then so be it. After all, for a series like Berserk, it had an infamously disturbing rape scene, and yet it deepened the protagonist's ambition to seek revenge against the man he once considered his good friend. In terms of story (and just about everything else) though, Berserk's on a completely different planet when compared to Holy Knight. These are the (main) issues I found with the series:

>Holy Knight has no direction as for wherever the hell it's story's heading.
>There is no higher authority in this story (Teachers, Principal/Headmaster/mistress, Security, Police, etc.). Neither the protagonist nor his childhood friend (the rape victim) ever consider the thought of reporting the rapist that's hanging around their school. Even if he is a vampire's familiar, they don't know that.
>Author keeps trying to portray the rapist dog familiar as sympathetic and caring for whenever his master (Lilith) is feeling like shit. This never works, because we all know as readers that the character's both a rapist and an incredible douche-bag to the protagonist...
>Cat-girl character that's supposed to explain the fantasy world to the protagonist has major ADHD. Whenever she has the chance to talk and explain something, she immediately gets distracted. [This is partly why the story can't go anywhere.]
>>Biggest issue's the protagonist: He is literally a useless idiot that can't get his shit together.
>He sees the rapist talking to Lilith (the heroine + girl he likes) and asks what her relationship is to the rapist. She simply tells him to "just forget about it," and main character does exactly that. Never asks nor thinks about it again immediately.
>He doesn't continue to support/look after his childhood friend after he punched the rapist just once. He goes off to keep trying to screw Lilith, and some chapters later, his childhood friend ends up getting raped/nearly raped a second time by same rapist. He doesn't even know that that happened yet.
>He saves Lilith from a vampire slayer, gets a terrible wound from the sword he blocked with just his hand, and he's eventually choked and threatened by the rapist.While he's in the hospital and he questions the course of events I just described, I figure that he has the chance to realize that he needs to become stronger. Well... Nope! His second immediate thought's about how Lilith's cute, yet cold to him... And that's it... yup...

Only reason I didn't stop reading was that there wasn't such big issues like this around the beginning chapters and all. With the recent several chapters though (12-16 I think...?), the series reveals just how terrible it is overall.
Remember how I was talking about Berserk before? If you haven't yet, go read that series. Then again, go read something, or just anything. Chances are it's better than Holy Knight.
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misleading genre   
Rating: N/A
by donovan_corey
June 21st, 2013, 4:58pm
most people probably start reading this expecting one of those happy go lucky/harem manga's but it isn't. it stil has way too few chapters (14) to actually see where this is going. it lacks a few factors so it doesn't really fit the genre but rather than folow the descriptions you should rather think about this as a serie of the genres: drama, psychological, horror, supernatural and mature. those who usually read harem/ecchi will probably have the same reaction as half of the people who commented here while this kind of thing happens in many manga with a dark theme without anyone really complaining about it.

then again the main character really should grow a pair for my opinion but that's the author's choice and there are too few chapters to say anything about character growth. that said he had the chance of revenge in the palm of his hands since the rapist's owner is desperate. but letting this kind of chances slip and a terribly weak MC is typical for your common ecchi/harem manga

quit a risky combination of two styles wich mostly have a different audience, ironicaly by being original pissing of the readers one way or another. I'm still somewhat curious how he is going or whether he is going to evolve in the future. but as of now it's not my cup of tea, i had rather hoped it had been something of the style from aphorism or gantz

... Last updated on June 21st, 2013, 5:09pm
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Don't Misunderstand   
Rating: N/A
by Spine
February 13th, 2013, 8:55am
I can handle rape in manga, yes it happens in real life and can often draw chilling and dramatic revelations from the characters in the wake of such a tragic event. What I cannot freaking stand is the character that committed the rape being used almost like comic relief directly after and still being portrayed as a sympathetic character.

Are you supposed to read the "touching" scene where Lilith's familiar is comforting her and get warm feels while conveniently forgetting the fact that he just raped someone? I'm not saying the character should get immediate retribution and die in a house fire, but having the manga constantly show him like he's a good guy when he did something reprehensible just pisses me off.
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The only things that bugs me is the MC   
Rating: N/A
by Ncf
February 13th, 2013, 8:49am
I don´t mind the rape ( I didn´t like it) but the ONLY thing in this manga that is annoying or repulsive is how weak the MC is and how he gets bossed around and does nearly nothing or even nothing...
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Miyazaki Maya (spoilers)   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by deathsenvoy
November 13th, 2012, 2:11am
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These are my thoughts on the available translated content so far, which basically consists of the first volume.

Another thing to keep in mind is that the author is Maya Miyazaki.


Many find the rape scene between Lilith's dog familiar and Shin's childhood friend repulsive, and logically it is repulsive to us readers. However, rape, NTR, and cheating are common themes in Maya's work, there's always some form of it in all of his stories.

I tolerate it because his artistic talent is something I enjoy greatly.

Although I did not like the rape scene as a human being, I enjoyed it as someone who wants to see a compelling story. Such a scene conveyed the sense of apathy among the immortals. Lilith did not care that her familiar raped a human and it didn't seem like the familiar was even taught that such matters are detestable. This signifies that humans mean nothing to them.

Not only does it tell you a little something about the immortals, but it strengthens our emotional bonds to the main character and his childhood friend. Most people after seeing and reading that scene will want two things. Just revenge for the innocence lost, and for Shin to enact that revenge. Not only this, but since I'm a spiteful person, I want to see what the familiar did to Shin's childhood friend bite Lilith in the ass. Simple example: Shin refuses to copulate with Lilith because of how disgusted he is in their behavior.

Personally I think the artwork is great, and the story is something I enjoy. There are quite a few stories about immortals and their familiars but something about this one just compels me to keep reading. It's something known yet unique. Not a copy or carbon print to my knowledge and I can't wait for more releases.
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Okay.jpeg   
Rating: N/A
by Sibeuyi
November 11th, 2012, 2:59pm
Well I had already read the comments and had what happens to the childhood friend spoiled, and I hate what happens to her - especially when the character that is *what happens to her* loves someone or/and is a virgin (idk?) but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be... Being mind controlled or whatever |: but yeah I stopped watching after said chapter .-.
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Life   
Rating: N/A
by Ezrah
April 5th, 2012, 12:09pm
All this stuff about disturbing what the hell is up with that. People get raped, don't start acting like this is so unfathomable. This isn't some ideal shounen it is seinen and seinen paints a very realistic and often cruel and dark picture. Funny though I don't see many people complain about Berserker and the same thing happens.
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Good So Far   
Rating: N/A
by kowoyoshi
March 9th, 2012, 5:12pm
Its going good, since its the first volume, don't expect more except, the rape, on another note:- people need to calm the F*$k down and realize this is not your hand loving, want to become friends with humanity vampires these are you're going to do whatever the hell they feel ones, they DO NOT want to exist along side humans, the humans are their prey full stop and if that scene disgusted and disturb, fine but to drop or give the manga a low score, now that's just childish, especially since its NOW beginning and we have gotten NO WHERE, either way, I hope to see good things from this manga and that scene shows just how dark s*it is going to get, waiting for volume 2.
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good   
Rating: N/A
by CratZ
February 11th, 2012, 9:07am
this manga is really good in my opinion...lilith is great but somewhat i prefer shinta since he is shy but have a bad ass side...about the childhood friend...i think that was good and necessary since this will make shinta mature somehow...i really wish to see the rest.
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Hahahaha!!   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by REGIS_JOSE
February 4th, 2012, 1:26am
Just skip 24, you don't have to SEE the rape. Just KNOW that it happened. This will help you continue reading. It helped my friend continue reading it. Yeah he raged a little, but also agreed with me that this manga is worth the flip-flop & knots in your stomach. It's good and it's getting better.

Edit: Nevermind, she get's raped even more later on. Don't read if you can't stand rape.

... Last updated on November 1st, 2013, 8:33pm
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