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Rosario to Vampire  
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Description
The story revolves around Tsukune Aono, a boy who accidentally gets enrolled in a school inhabited by monsters and demons. He quickly befriends Moka Akashiya, a vampire who soon develops an obsession with his blood, and later meets other girls who soon take a romantic liking to him.

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Associated Names
ロザリオとバンパイア
吸血鬼女友
로자리오와 뱀파이어
Cô Nàng Vampire
Rosario + Vampire
Rosario Vampire
Rosario+Vampire
Rozario to Banpaia

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Doddy
Franky House
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Latest Release(s)
c.Oneshot by Mangaholic (507d ago)
c.40 by Franky House (1454d ago)
v.10 c.37 by Franky House (2017d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1, different storyline
Ends at Vol 5, Chap 19

User Reviews
Rosario to Vampire by Master_M2K

Forum
5 topics, 49 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (1773 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.18 / 10.0
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July 16th 2014, 11:24pm PST

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Year
2004

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Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (10 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #689 increased(+62)
Monthly Pos #841 increased(+195)
3 Month Pos #1163 decreased(-132)
6 Month Pos #1039 decreased(-48)

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On 1924 reading lists
On 835 wish lists
On 4710 completed lists
On 170 unfinished lists
On 284 custom lists

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the character growth of tsukune... 1361 days, 5 hours, 38 minutes ago
Rosario+Vampire Anime 1937 days, 0 hours, 40 minutes ago
Rosario+Vampire - RANT 2085 days, 2 hours, 32 minutes ago
Where can I read this manga on this site? 2268 days, 20 hours, 14 minutes ago
Moka Figurine from Rosario + Vampire? 2426 days, 20 hours, 52 minutes ago

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Give it a read   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by J0hnnyTh3F0x
July 7th, 2008, 3:44am
A lot of people are hatin' on this manga but i found it entertaing. its not revolutionary but if you open yourself up and find a measure of depth you might not think you'd find in a harem/shounen. Really enjoyable character growth/ dynamic. You slowly learn about the world as the main character does and grow with. My favorite aspect is still the character depth somewhat shallow for a few of the 'harem gals' but the 2 main chars are good. i found myself liking this the more i read it..suprisingly cause harem usually p*ss me off. It also present a good flow and doesnt focus on timewasting info that one will probably forget

Stay open and give it a read
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It gets better   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Telengard
June 28th, 2008, 2:29pm
Note: Since I finished the series I feel I ought to remark that it gets much better. Even though the criticisms below still apply, the story gets much better around volume 8. The art also improves dramatically compared to the first several volumes. The majority of panels are quite nicely drawn, and with twice as many panty shots. It's almost like reading a completely different manga. The dialog is still pretty pathetic, and the plot isn't greatly improved.

Suffers from every shounen cliche you can think of. No real plot, just some vague themes and monster of the week stuff. It's what you might expect from a cross between Ichigo 100% and Kaibutsu Oujo, IMHO.

The drawings in most panels are very poor quality, with a very nicely drawn panel every two pages or so. When the artist wants to get our attention, he gives us a shot of one of the girls' panties.

Dialog is awful, like it was scripted by a 14 year old boy. The villains frequently shout, now I'll show you my true power, or something to that effect. Nothing to think about here. It's really hard to read because it's so childish.

Given the unwarranted popularity of this series, I'm gravely disappointed in the manga fandom community for their enthusiasm over it.

... Last updated on December 5th, 2008, 12:21am
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Not that bad   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Pritcher
June 28th, 2008, 7:44am
Not that good either though. Pretty average stuff. It's an interesting premise with a thoroughly mundane story. As others said, it really suffers from the cliches a bit. Particularly the, "Monster of the Week", deal became very tiresome to me.

In the end though, it doesn't do anything too terribly offensive to the reader. It can be fun at times and I did like the art for the most part. I read a chapter here and there when I wanted to "unplug" from another series for a bit and come back fresh later, but I doubt I'll continue on to the second season.
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Not quite as good as it could be, but redeems itself in the end   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Geese1
June 19th, 2008, 7:48pm
Plot is cliched, character types are ones we've all seen before, and the chapters tend to all follow the same basic formula (especially in the beginning and middle volumes); but even so I still found it entertaining enough to keep reading and was ultimately rewarded for my perseverance.

As noted, the biggest problem the series has is that for the first five volumes or so, almost every chapter seems to follow the same basic guidelines: introduce monster of the week, gang is threatened by said monster, gang gets the stuffing beat out of them until Tsukune pulls the rosary off Moka and her alter ego appears to save the day; wash, rinse, repeat.

The story takes on a different direction during the middle and later volumes, one that touches on some interesting themes, but they don't really go anywhere with it, and in all honesty I found this arc even less entertaining than the episodic ones we were originally given.

All is not lost though, as the last few volumes really improve drastically in every way possible. The artwork gets noticeably better, the stories are much more entertaining (even though there is still some of the monster-of-the-week stuff, it's less pronounced, and doesn't seem as formulaic when it is there), and there seems to be more of a focus on the characters and their relations which had been previously overshadowed by the plot. Much better; so much in fact that it brings the whole series up a couple of points in the rating.

So all in all, it's a decent read. It had some promise starting out that never quite got realized until the final couple of volumes, but that redemption gives me some hope that the second season will pick up with the same momentum that this one ended with.

... Last updated on June 19th, 2008, 7:53pm
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boring   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by wait321
June 19th, 2008, 6:25pm
This manga is your standard mindless Shounen, probably aimed at high school students. It's slightly different from others in that the main character, Tsukune, is weak but his girlfriend, Moka, is super strong. I started skipping chapters like crazy because it was just an endless parade of the Tsukune pulling off Moka's rosary to solve every conflict and grow his harem by being a "nice guy". The premise is silly as well. Why bother creating a school to teach monsters to cooperate if students and teachers uses their powers like there's no tomorrow.

Halfway through it gets slightly interesting when Tsukune becomes *spoiler alert* a ghoul, but the whole situation gets resolved to easily by introducing a new character who can seal his power. And instead of letting Moka fight, the manga reverts back to the standard formula of having the main character fight.

The main appeal of this manga is the ecchi humor, but it gets repeated throughout the series and becomes old very fast. Can't that succubus do anything else besides pressing her boobs in Tsukune's face? None of the fights are interesting because there's just no tension. You know that Tsukune and his harem can't die, so it's just everyone bleeding and then Tsukune or Moka beating up the bad guy.
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wussup   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kagome999
May 24th, 2008, 7:28am
wow these type of mangas are not suppose to take it that serious seriously just read it for fun like i do of course if it is too shit don't bother but somewhere along the line it gets better. it is a cliche manga and the chapters usually start fresh abit comedy and drawings not bad
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Far from Original, But Fun & Entertaining.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Genesisbreed
April 7th, 2008, 5:39pm
Far from Original, But Very Entertaining.

I found this series to be very enjoyable. I tend to read a lot of variety of manga, and even this series with its rather cliché main character and the over abundance of hot women throwing themselves at said character, still strikes a cord in its ability to remain interesting and progress the story along. If you have read “too much” manga and are looking for the next original blessing from the world of black and white pages, then this is probably not your best option.

I will say that if I took the first volumes as my only baseline for my review my title would probably read something like “Tenchi Fans Enjoy”; but I digress. I continued to read farther and found myself getting addicted to our overly ambitious antagonist and his Harem. I may not be in the majority among fans of this genre, but I love that fact that fan service was minimal. What I mean by this is that the series is not relying on its harem comedy roots to try and boost a mediocre story by sexing it up. Our main heroin, who systematically finishes off every opponent with gloriously kick to the face while wearing a mini skirt is able to keep her drawn dignity in tact with a well placed hand or shaded angle.

The series is far from devoid of such low angle depictions when involving other characters however. One character seems specifically set aside to receive all the fan service glory for herself. Again however, given the nature of the character this makes all the more sense given the context of personality and physiology. (You will understand when you read, and I recommend you do).

Our main characters progress in their knowledge about themselves and each other spawning moments of romantic intrigue, usually gloriously interrupted one way or another. The creator decides to lead you down a road of varying degrees of monotony as far as action goes, but only to the extent to where you enjoy the story that much more when the proverbial monkey wrench becomes thrown in.

If you are looking for hardcore action adventure and nothing more, don’t bother. If you are new to manga and like a little bit of everything this is for you. If you have read every harem comedy under the sun and are looking for something fresh your not going to find it…. but then again you have read every harem comedy under the sun and you will probably like this one just as well.

Geek Quote of the Month: "Look! It has a succubus. I have to read it."

... Last updated on April 7th, 2008, 5:49pm
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Utter tripe.   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Odai
March 17th, 2008, 3:19am
I read this purely out of it’s own popularity and was sorely disappointed as a result. The premise is interesting, but that is as far as the entertainment value goes. The characters are all one-dimensional archetypes with no redeeming factors, and the 'plot' (if you could call it that) is just as generic and predictable.

Everything that takes place in this manga has done so a hundred times before in a hundred other manga of its type; I cannot understand why this is so popular for the life of me.

So, if you like seeing the same thing you saw before in the last shounen/ecchi fail-fest that Japan shits out every year or so for retards to mindlessly jack themselves off to, all the while trying to convince themselves that it is anything special, then go ahead and read Rosario+Vampire.

I am sure you will love it.
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disappointing and weak   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by true_grave_unit
March 4th, 2008, 8:08pm
I read this manga due to it's overwhelming popularity and people's description of it. I was sadly disappointed. At a glance it is visually appealing, but a closer looks reveals that this applies to only character design. The art used in the fight scenes is very redundant and the fights themselves are quite boring, making me wonder if it is an action manga in name only. In addition, the female characters always appear to be in some ridiculous stance at least once per page.

In terms of storyline and character development, it is also weak. The story premise is ridiculous given the information provided in the recent arc (as of volume 8 chapter 32). It tries to address mature themes such humans and their effect on nature, but overall it fails as the antagonists never hold out on their perspective, having changes of heart in the end. The main character is a typical shounen goodhearted-loyal-to-friends kid with a harem. What makes him weak though is that he cannot back up his words on his own without depending on others (i.e. his harem) to do the job. The female protagonists would be standard cliche harem characters, who vie for the main character's attention, lacking any real individual personality that makes them unique. Where this manga really fails is with the antagonists, which IMO makes a manga, especially an action shounen manga such as this one, either good or bad. Every antagonist so far is unable to complete any objective they have, primarily because the protagonists are overwhelmingly powerful, relatively speaking. In addition, most of the antagonists have no conviction in their perspective, with some of them being sweet talked into a change of heart, thus leading Tsukune (main character) into thinking that he can sweet talk everyone into not being "evil." Thus far, no antagonist's actions have caused a direct change in any of the protagonists daily life whatsoever. Overall, a cliche shounen harem manga that tries and fails to incorporate mature themes into a weak storyline with weak characters.

... Last updated on May 7th, 2008, 8:27am
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it tried (or maybe it didn't) to break away from the cliche   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by DawnFlower
February 28th, 2008, 5:00am
it was alright but not worth your time reading every word in there.

art does get better very quickly and tried to stylised every pose at every second panel which does get annoying after a while. over using any technique is bad.

anywho, the story would be done better in a seinen manga IMO. The setting allows for a very painful, brutal, and perhaps heart-breaking drama but instead the author opts for a more generic progression. Too bad
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