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Vampire Juujikai  
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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?


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Associated Names
Запись падшего вампира
뱀파이어 십자계
Record of Fallen Vampire
The Record of a Fallen Vampire
Vampire Chronicles (French)
Vampire Juuji Kai

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v.9 c.43 (end) by FallenVampireScans (1837d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
9 Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (825 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.53 / 10.0
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Shounen Gangan (Square Enix)

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English Publisher
Viz (9 Volumes - Complete)

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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 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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Simply Breathtaking   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ListeningDaisy
June 23rd, 2012, 3:03pm
This manga is simply breathtaking. Beware though, that almost everything you think you know (when you have the feeling "I finally know the truth") turns out to be false as you progress through the story. I loved the way it unfolded, like many layers of cloth covered your eyes and now that they are removed so you can see. I enjoyed almost every minute of reading it. This also is the first and ONLY manga I have ever cried for though.
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A Masterpiece   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Adipvpster
June 16th, 2012, 2:10am
This is one of those manga that I think one has to read it in their lifetimes. Because, it teaches you something. It teaches how much selfless you can be.
The premesis it started was a bit cliche. But, the 'plot twists' it had more than made up for it. From there, it turns from a King Searching for a Bride to something that no one can imagine. The philosophy it lays down is simply top class. And there is never a bit of exaggeration even with exaggerated characters, this is the beauty here.
The main character is perfect in every imaginable way. While most manga's fail to utilize this concept, this manga has truly succeeded in fully extracting its potential. It shows the flaws of a flawless character so much that you feel heavy with the characters choices and their tragedy.
In the corrupt and corporate world that we live in, we need more like these kind of manga's to stimulate youth. Being an adult myself, I think this sets up a great example for all the readers. So, I highly recommend you read this flawed flawless masterpiece
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The Record of a Fallen Vampire   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Doki
June 5th, 2012, 4:41pm
Rating: Excellent

What I loved most about this were the twists; you HAVE to appreciate a perfectly done twist, and this series just keeps lobbing them at you out of the blue.
Most authors give you obvious hints about things leading up the revelation, and I hate that. But this didn't, and every sudden turn just had me staring slack-jawed in awe.

SHIRODAIRA Kyou is truly a master of deep plots and those perfect twists, resulting in series you just can't put down.

Without giving anything away, I will say that if someone gave me a full synopsis (the description of the series given here is only the very initial premise) just off-handedly, I'd toss it in the crack manga pile and never look at it again. But somehow this manga did not feel ridiculous at any point, which is an amazing accomplishment. I will say I felt a little betrayed that it ended up not being about what I initially thought, but I got over it quickly.

This does seriously tug at your heartstrings, as stated in other comments.

But the reason this is not a perfect ten is the art. The art is what I would describe as passable; it doesn't add or subtract from the story. The character designs are original enough and are well-done, but the artist has trouble with anatomy, especially hands.
Again, this doesn't detract from the amazing story, but a perfect ten has everything.
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I love sad stories but...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Lilyanna08
April 6th, 2012, 4:10pm
I love sad stories but... this one was just a little bit too much. I read it some time ago and the first thing that comes to my mind when I think about it is an overwhelming feeling. It made me tired but I won't deny that it is beautiful just too sad. For me it lacked any optimism and I think no one could take all of that like the main hero and still manage to keep his sanity... it's just too much.
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Great characters but...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by imercenary
January 31st, 2012, 9:44pm
Tough to follow. A lot of the story deals with how long lived vampires would have to deal with long term politics and effects of living alongside humans without using their uber-powers to simply dominate humanity.

That said, if you CAN follow it, this story is beautifully written.
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beautiful ending   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jellymarshmallow
December 1st, 2011, 7:53pm
I actually cried at the end of this manga.. and usually I'm the type who doesn't cry for ANYTHING. the main character of this manga is too perfect and amazing- I couldn't help crying for him
it almost seems like most of this manga is mystery-uncovering the past, and discovering more amazing things akabara had done.
I honestly did not care much for this manga until the later chapters, but the ending is seriously beautifully done- enough to make me cry even with the excessive perfectness of the main character that usually makes me scoff at the unrealisticness of the manga.
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Lingering Regrets   
Rating: 7.9 / 10.0
by liquidsin
July 27th, 2011, 2:21pm
I initially gave this series a higher rating and now came back to change it. Sadly, the main character, Akabara, fails to be real by the end of story. You look at him and feel numb, dumbfounded even, because someone like that doesn't exist. Every single part of this story is a tragedy that makes Akabara out to be a martyr; at some point you'll wonder whether he chopped off his own leg so a cripple could walk again in 3rd grade. If you think of the story like that then nothing will surprise you.

It's still an interesting read and worth trying if nothing else has piqued your interest.

... Last updated on February 12th, 2014, 9:59am
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Good manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by monkry
April 23rd, 2011, 3:32am
So many twists, and every twist is tragedy, but not a cheap tragedy.
And it's hard to find a hero as perfect as Akabara.
At first, it's not too interesting, but after volume 3 or 4, I can't leave it...
The artwork developing nicely, get better until last chapter.
And it's a nice last chapter, nice closing.
Then, I salute the author for making a chara like Akabara...

Spoiler (highlight to view)
ck why did Strauss had to be with Stella? I prefer Adelheid though
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