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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.

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Manga

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Associated Names
Рэйв Мастер
レイヴ
圣石小子
레이브
Groove Adventure Rave
Rave Groove Adventure
Rave Master
The Groove Adventure Rave

Groups Scanlating
ATM
Atlantis Scanlations
Choco
Dragon Guard
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Latest Release(s)
v.28 c.234-235 by Shinhou & anabella (1916d ago)
v.28 c.230-233 by Shinhou & anabella (1918d ago)
v.28 c.228-229 by Shinhou & anabella (1919d 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 (850 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.34 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 14th 2014, 5:45am 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 #518 increased(+133)
Monthly Pos #742 decreased(-66)
3 Month Pos #723 increased(+137)
6 Month Pos #849 increased(+172)

List Stats
On 1487 reading lists
On 927 wish lists
On 1952 completed lists
On 196 unfinished lists
On 340 custom lists

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Forum Posts
A simple question. (spoilers) 825 days, 11 hours, 49 minutes ago
yay. Rave Master is finished. 1390 days, 11 hours, 14 minutes ago
How big is the romance? 1924 days, 20 hours, 30 minutes ago
What's happened in Rave Master lately. 1927 days, 8 hours, 39 minutes ago
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very satisfying ending   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by westsiders2
November 12th, 2009, 3:45pm
lets be honest this manga doesn't have the best structure nor the best character development and it does get annoying at some point due to too much emphasis on friendship. (though not to the extent of yugioh)
this manga redeems itself with a spectacular ending which is pretty satisfying. The art is pretty good and clear.
this manga is not the best manga, it drags, lacks in some areas but if you get through it the ending almost justifies the means.
it very satisfying

... Last updated on November 12th, 2009, 3:46pm
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Quite an emotional manga   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by goddessofdeath
June 30th, 2009, 2:06pm
For readers that wants a shonen with a touch of fantasy, you come to the right manga page.

Personally I love the manga. At the beginning, it is quite bumpy but this is Hiro Mashima's first manga so I can't blame him for a shaky start. But the story does grow and the adventures are filled with hilarious tales and wonderful character development and relationship.

Later on the story, there are several points where it gets dramatic. Since I'm an emotional person, I have cry on those occassions.

But I see some plotholes in this manga, but they're quite minor in my opinion. Though there is one plot hole that bothers me.

I would rate this manga 7/10, it gets a 8.5 since it was the mangaka first attempt.

... Last updated on June 30th, 2009, 2:07pm
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anime   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
August 8th, 2006, 7:17am
personally i liked the anime better then the manga even though the anime had a horrible ending...
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On the FT Comparison   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by arouraleona
August 22nd, 2014, 5:00am
I feel the need to finally review based on more and more people bringing this up. "Rave has a better storyline."

I am not denying that Rave's story is interesting, because it's certainly is. But the fact of the matter is that Rave follows many of the storylines featured over and over in Japanese RPGs. And some manga as well, but throughout this story, it was like playing a "Tales of [...]" game.

However, with Rave, it is ONE story. There are side stories, small adventures, but from the first chapter there is one and only one objective. "Save the world using Rave" (basically.)

Fairy Tail, on the other hand, has a few large questions (like the dragons and Lucy's mom), but is not one single story. It is a series of connected stories, the arcs, featuring the same characters.

Both manga Plot Shield like mad, but all shonen manga do. Good guys are crazy hard to kill, don't lose twice to the same enemy, power up for seemingly no reason other than being a good guy and having friends, being able to fight when there is ABSOLUTELY NO WAY THAT IS EVEN PHYSICALLY POSSIBLE! Every action manga has this. Heck, every action ANYTHING has this. Rave has this. FT has this. FT has it a bit more because FT is longer (now) and has more boss battles.

But it's certainly a fun ride. Laughter was laughed (omg chapter 170), tears were cried (...like, lots), and enjoyment was had. My only real complaint was that Let and Julia didn't get much "screen time" together! Even in cover shots, Julia was more often placed near Musica than Let. Granted, Musica's got a bit of the womanizin', but JULIA.

In the end, Rave is good. It's not the be-all-and-end-all of manga, but it's certainly worth reading. (But, if you're coming from Fairy Tail looking for a second Fairy Tail, let me just say... Hiro didn't quite have the S&M thing down yet.)

... Last updated on August 22nd, 2014, 5:02am
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perspective   
Rating: N/A
by hiruman_aru
May 23rd, 2014, 10:12am
so it's depends on "when" you read rave master too
if you just read it recently, your "reading experience" from other manga will be your comparison object
like "this story pattern is sooo mainstream",
"the art is sooo bad"
"compared to other manga, this one is boring"
or so
but, if you notice this manga's year of publishing, i think it's quite astonishing

in my own opinion, this is my favorite manga
the first shounen manga that made me cried unconsciously, especially for shiba and sieghart, and one of shuda's quote "even the one who had lost his live, fights for today"
urgh, it made me remember again (TvT)
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Never Give Up ~!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by DARKKNIGHTANIRBAN
July 2nd, 2014, 10:53pm
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Totally worthy of 10 ratings...at least I think so...
After all it's Mashima sensei's debut work...

Expression :
Unique for me, somewhat like like Fairy Tail, but, totally Different...

Comedy/Gag :
Well nothing to speak about comedy and gag...just as you know, Mashima sensei work is full of Gag, if you have read Fairy Tail...

Action/Supernatural/Fantasy :
As you see, it going on a fantasy world of rave, so, supernatural is normal...it's full of action...
But, last fight sucked...why you say ? Cause it felt like Lucia was too damn weak, quite like Loki In Avengers(Movie, Marvel), against Hulk...he got his ass kicked to easily...

Tragedy :
Oooo :'( ...I felt so heart broken and angry twice...
First was, when Raina Sacrificed herself...For me she was the sexiest Female character(my own taste) in rave...
Second was, when Sieg Heart sacrificed himself to Send Haru And Elie back to present...it was so sad...he couldn't do anything...No speaking to anyone, Not doing anything...and he protected Resha's grave for 50 years on the same same place, sitting still on a stone...And the saddest thing about it was nobody got to know when he died and how he died....*sob* :'(

Now last but, not last :
The story ended well...though, it felt like forced ending, not a single major character died on the last battle...while it seemed Haru, the main character died, he didn't died in real time(No Shit Sherlock), he came back after one year...A real happy ending !

So, It's All Well, When End Is Well !
Happy Ending...Happy Manga !

Viva La Hiro Mashima ~!
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it's cliche but i love it   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by moonmystery
December 18th, 2013, 8:38pm
Yup. It's the typical suddenly hero type of story with big-boobed girls and what not.

But, it is also a story that is well drawn and written. Despite the cliches, it manages to pull through in my mind as a good manga. Haru is a fun character to watch, and Plu is just the cutest dog ever.

... Last updated on December 18th, 2013, 8:38pm
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Brings Back Memories!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by P_O_C_K_Y
May 14th, 2013, 6:37pm
Who else watched the anime growing up? Brilliant!

Oh, but it PALES in comparison to those wonderful 35 volumes. One of the few long mangas that I read every. single. page of. It was very, very good. I LOVE Ellie, Haru, Musica, and Plue. BEST TEAM EVER!

The storyline is brilliant since there's so much more to it than just finding the scattered stones. Did anyone else cry at the "end." I pour my eyes out like a bloody fool even when I know what happens next. It's beautiful.

After reading this I really was expecting a lot from Fairy Tail and while I have not, exactly, been disappointed yet, I feel it is not quite up to this manga's standard yet. It definitely lacks the attachment you get for the characters in here.

These guys are more than just friends, they're family (some literally later on *wink wink*). It's romantic, it's action-packed, it's sad, it's suspenseful, but it's amazing. A perfect ending to a perfect manga and you'll never get bored.

Read it and to hell with anyone that says they don't like it!
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Cliched, yes, but...   
Rating: N/A
by phuong24_9
January 17th, 2013, 8:12am
Yes, it's totally cliched, I mean, all the battles seem so alike. The protagonists, in a lot of situations, just need will power and will power alone to level up and kill the enemy that just seconds ago, beat them hell out XD

But, I am indeed moved for characters in this story. All the deaths are glorious and some even moved me to tears. It's just like I never expected the story to be so deep and so meaningful like that. I really hope such details will be included in Fairy Tail XD
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great expectations   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by kaoru1869
April 17th, 2012, 9:36am
I started to read this serie short after starting Fairy Tail, and the only thought that kept me reading was "it's his very first work, have patience, soon it get's better". Not that I can't understand why people like it, but I really am asking myself why this manga got serialized so long and got this popular in the first place.

The plot is okay ( mainstream but at least it has some coherence and a red line in the whole story) and it's really humorous, but the art is childish and primitive (with some obvious perspective mistakes) and the figures are...extraordinary strange - a mix between a snowman and a dog as mascot, some jelly with a face and arms to grope girls, a penguin with a wizard hat... It's fantastic and original, but pointless (though less pointless than your actual Fairy Tail).

You can say whatever you want, I won't change my point of view, mostly because I have too high expectations and maybe also because I'm too old (18 years?) to understand the point in reading it.
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