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Rave  
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Description
The Continent of Song is in chaos. The sinister secret society known as Demon Card is using the power of Dark Bring to destroy everything in their path.

The only things capable of stopping Dark Bring are the Rave stones. Unfortunately, the Rave Stones were scattered around the globe in an explosion 50 years ago, so now they must be collected by the Rave Master in order to stop Dark Bring once and for all.

This new task has been given to Haru Glory, a sixteen year old boy from Garage Island.

The World's fate now rests on the new, young Rave Master.

Type
Manga

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Associated Names
レイヴ
Rave Master

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Latest Release(s)
v.28 c.234-235 by Shinhou & anabella (1981d ago)
v.28 c.230-233 by Shinhou & anabella (1983d ago)
v.28 c.228-229 by Shinhou & anabella (1984d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
35 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 12, Chap 95

User Reviews
N/A

Forum
5 topics, 35 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (864 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.34 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 5th 2014, 2:30am PST

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Year
1999

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Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Kodansha USA (1 Omnibus - Complete; Volumes 33-35)
TokyoPop (32 Volumes - Defunct/Kodansha Continues)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #748 increased(+71)
Monthly Pos #1084 decreased(-23)
3 Month Pos #857 decreased(-153)
6 Month Pos #809 increased(+24)

List Stats
On 1499 reading lists
On 934 wish lists
On 1987 completed lists
On 198 unfinished lists
On 346 custom lists

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Forum Posts
A simple question. (spoilers) 890 days, 18 hours, 18 minutes ago
yay. Rave Master is finished. 1455 days, 17 hours, 44 minutes ago
How big is the romance? 1990 days, 3 hours, 0 minutes ago
What's happened in Rave Master lately. 1992 days, 15 hours, 8 minutes ago
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i changed my mind   
Rating: N/A
by Dax Baxter
March 20th, 2007, 9:33pm
after reading Fairy Tail (his other work) this seems to pale in comparison, but after reading further on the storyline becomes much better and the art seems to grow as well, plotline develops into something leaving me wanting more. a must read for shonen enthusiasts.

... Last updated on March 23rd, 2007, 10:37pm
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statisfying ending   
Rating: N/A
by caitnap
February 10th, 2012, 4:13am
one of the few manga that actually has good ending, I am often frustrated by how author seems to have problem with ending.

I actually prefer a short battle scene and more story,so this is actually perfect.
those that have battle scene goes on for chapter making me begging it to quickly finish and get on with the story is tiring me and making me lazy to read.
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A great Shounen   
Rating: 9.2 / 10.0
by sirsosss
August 23rd, 2011, 3:36pm
It was a wonderful read, a very long one too. The manga is quite slow paced. I find it boring from time to time, but nevertheless, it all serves as a good build up to a great climax and a decent ending. I thought the ending could've been a bit more grand, but it was still pretty good, no complain about that. The characters development was decent, not so much the main characters though. The romance was the initial reason why i read this manga, and i have to say, after the first 100 chapters, i was quite frustrated since there was no romance development at all. Now, after over 200 chapters, the romance between the main characters started to pick up the pace a bit. It is one of the manga's main theme, but for many reasons, it feels more like a bonus. It developed very slowly, but it was definitely well developed and believable. The actions were pretty good too. I'm sure glad it didn't drag on forever like bleach or naruto. I guess this is probably one of the best "typical shounen" out there.
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Great story, bad battle scene   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Hyoukami
November 30th, 2010, 8:57am
Overall, Rave have a great plot. When I discovered the meaning of the scattered puzzled and traps that showed up in the earlier chapters, I even felt like I've been struck by lightning. This manga make you felt like you know the plot, but you'll be amazed by the really well and unpredictable planed story line. The only downside that make this manga less enjoyable are the battle scene. In the earlier chapters, it is good. But as the story progress, the battle became annoying (sometimes a battle against boss can be finished by only one swing of sword). Overall, the story is really epic except the annoying battle.
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A Light Hearted Marvel   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by KennEH!
July 8th, 2007, 7:13pm
This is a very fun read. I really like Mashima's artwork. Fight scenes are awesome. The universe created is over the top and done very well. Very original Manga (can't understand how people say this is a copy of DBZ). The story does start out weak, but does pick up and get much better. Same thing with with the art. Pick this one if your a fantasy or action reader.

... Last updated on July 30th, 2008, 6:58pm
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Epic story   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by iguy bin
November 24th, 2010, 8:31pm
This manga is awsome... Even through i expect the ending, it still bringing heart touching story. The story is so deep. I truly enjoy every part of this story. IS make me cry a few time when the true reveal.... Such awsome story with awsome ending.... It still one of the best manga i ever read.
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kinda naive but still good   
Rating: N/A
by chinesegirl1212
May 31st, 2009, 3:37pm
It's a really good series, one of my favorite actally. I love the characters, the plot, the ending, etc. The only problem is that it's really kind of naive and too light-hearted. The heros are smarter than the villains most of the time, so it doesn't really seem dramatic when they win. But that's really the only problem for me. It's a very good story overall.
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really now   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by spoon
March 4th, 2007, 1:44pm
I didnt like the anime at all!

the manga has it points when I hate it. but sinces its a manga you can just turn the page haha

I really like how the plot has turned out and the art isnt bad. its pretty decent actually. its thorough.

Ares6 is an idiot. DBZ is the ugliest stupidest thing I have ever seen. right next to Deathnote. but thats just my opinion.
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Rave MEHster.   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Jooles
October 13th, 2014, 7:29am
If this would've been one of my first experiences of manga, then surely I would've enjoyed it a lot more. But I'm used to all the tropes, clichés and mundane stories by now, and this is definately one of them.

There are only two scenes in the entire manga that I felt was up to par (certainly not with the great ones, but at least a good one), and both of those were deaths, so there's bound to be a little more feeling in them.

The story is bland, the characters are forgettable, the humor... the humor is borderline great at times, but it's not a treasure trove. It's a sack filled with coal and a few of them happen to be diamonds.

The art is similar to Fairy Tail (duh.) and One Piece. Nothing too intricate, but I'm definately not a fan of the current artstyle-craze (that's in bloody EVERYTHING), so I'd say that's a plus.

If you're in it for the fights, steer clear. They're among the worst. Some enemies have pretty cool powers, but it all comes down to Haru and his will, so no matter what power they have, they lose anyway. Without any real reason, other than that he's the Rave Master. Because when I say comes down to Haru, I REALLY mean it. The others have their few moments, but in general, it's Haru Haru Haru Haru, Raaaaaa~ve Maaaaaaaaa~stah! and he always manages to defeat EnemyX because he gets angry, or learn a new skill for his sword, or because of willpower. Snore. Snore. Snore. Snore.

Oh, and the characters' personalities are asinine. Complete tropes without ANY depth.

The five is for while all of its faults, it didn't bore me. ...Not saying that I enjoyed it either, though.

If you care about depth, intelligence and quality in a Shounen-manga, this isn't something for you. If you just want something mindless that's just like everything else out there, by all means.
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Cliched but presented well   
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by gomting
December 16th, 2013, 7:20pm
Read this if you want a typical feel good, good over evil, happy ending shounen manga. Nothing new here, but I give this one credit over similar mangas like Fairy Tail and One Piece for few reasons.

1. It's not infinitely dragged on. The pacing is good and it has a nice ending that ties up everything. Actually, it feels slightly rushed near the end, but that's OK with me because by then I had already seen enough of good guy fights impossibly strong bad guy, gets beat up, comes back through his will power stuff.

2. People die. Really. This is very unshounen-like in my opinion. Mangaka does pull some typical shounen style "he's-beat-up-so-bad-everyone-thought-he-was-dead-but-he-was-actually-bar ely-hanging-on-to-life-and-will-be-perfectly-fine-after-resting-few-days-with-no-side-effects" . But, some good and bad guys do die. For me, this made the fights feel a lot more epic and meaningful.

3. Ending didn't have any surprises, but it was satisfactory. No wondering whatever happened to...? Or why didn't they do...?

I recommend reading it if you're a fan of the genre.

... Last updated on December 21st, 2013, 12:22am
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