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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
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 Scanlations
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Latest Release(s)
v.28 c.234-235 by Shinhou & anabella (1921d ago)
v.28 c.230-233 by Shinhou & anabella (1923d ago)
v.28 c.228-229 by Shinhou & anabella (1925d 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 (851 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.34 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 20th 2014, 3:55pm 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 #462 increased(+127)
Monthly Pos #712 decreased(-36)
3 Month Pos #709 increased(+151)
6 Month Pos #841 increased(+180)

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On 1491 reading lists
On 927 wish lists
On 1953 completed lists
On 196 unfinished lists
On 340 custom lists

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Forum Posts
A simple question. (spoilers) 830 days, 20 hours, 5 minutes ago
yay. Rave Master is finished. 1395 days, 19 hours, 30 minutes ago
How big is the romance? 1930 days, 4 hours, 46 minutes ago
What's happened in Rave Master lately. 1932 days, 16 hours, 55 minutes ago
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Totally cliched   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by Auwx
April 6th, 2012, 9:24am
However it's not bad. At all. It's just that everything, from characters to the plot and counting the ending, is a huge cliché. You only need to take it as the best you can do with such limitations.
The characters are not bad, some of them are even good, except the main who is uninteresting (I could write his lines one chapter before he said them, only by thinking "what is the most obvious thing that can be said in such a situation ?")
The art is pretty good and improves as the manga goes on, and the battles are well depicted and don't last for like 10 chapters. However every battle follows the same script except for one
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
the first lucia vs haru

: the good guy gets powned, but thanks to his willpower he stands up, then the bad guy says "how is it possible" and in the end the good guy wins thanks to friendship/willpower/resolve/(insert other shounen proposition)

So in the end if you like totally mainstream shounen, you can't go wrong with this one. If you want one that surprises you at every page, go somewhere else.
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This is one of the most generic...   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by markdarkangel
July 19th, 2009, 3:02pm
...and cliched shounen mangas i ever read. Seriously, every cliche that's known is in this manga, you know, the rinse, wash and repeat cylce, reuse of plot device, sometimes using action just to overshadow the real plot and just plain old being typical and being very predictable.

But why was it popular? Well, if you factor out that kids and teens would take a more liking to this, Rave can capture an audience with its charm and just wrap you up in the story with its use of great timing sequences, good action, great characters and awesome appeal. However, any shounen manga can be popular with the same devices i just described, look at Naruto and Bleach for instance.

Anyway, as long as you don't feel bored with the same thing over and over again, Rave can be a great read, and it really pulled of the comedy well and just gave a great vibe (even though i say this the ending was kinda lame). I enjoyed it sometimes and other times it just irrated me to the point of just giving up on it, but a ok read overrall.

... Last updated on July 25th, 2009, 1:35pm
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Rave Master   
Rating: N/A
by Virusbluemage
July 14th, 2009, 5:43pm
I finished this series today so I figured I'd comment on it. If you're a shounen fan looking for something to read then this is a good choice(their are better choices out there though) this series has a lot of good points but the problem is that it also has a lot of bad points. Although it's entertaining the series doesn't actually become captivating until around the 5 or 6th volume when orihalcon six are introduced; the series has a lot of compelling and likable villains a lot of whom(especially those from Demon Card) switch to being good guys in the end, similarly a lot of the protaganists are also very likable and intruiging; however at the same time a lot off the supporting cast are really just annoying and for the most part useless. Although they were funny at times, characters like Griff and Ruby were not needed in this story, characters who are useless except for one or two occasions really annoy me. Julia is simply an awful character, and she shows the author's lack of creativity, she is so similar to Let(her boyfriend) having the same back ground and abilities, she is an annoying bitch who is complaining almost all the times and she hits characters whenever she is annoyed, watching fight right after Let fought annoyed and made some of the fights uninteresting. Another character who is a bundle of wasted potential is Belinka, what made her interesting to begin with was the fact that she possessed Etheron, and when it's revealed that she didn't possess it she became very boring and as such she never should have joined the main party. Furthermore I'm really annoyed at how underused Lezenby was, he was one of the most amiable characters on the team and yet he never contributed significantly to any fight, WTF? They had Julia(the Let clone) fight and not this guy. I find it really annoying when interesting characters are underused and boring characters are overused. People reading this shouldn't be too dishearted though, in the main cast Shuda, Seighart, Let, Musica among other are all really great characters who get significant story time. I feel as if I must speak about the Blue Guardians arc. While for the most part this manga has great antagonists and a solid plot, that all fell apart during the this Arc. That arc contained a lot of poor writing(it reminds me a lot of Naruto's Hidan and Kakuzu arc); the arc had some really pretty lame villians and the chief villain was just lame. He had no great powers(I'm trying not to spoil too much), just a simple trick and his ambition was pretty pathetic. It was also really lazy of the manga to not feature his general(who was shown to be insanely powerful) in an actual fight. And this arc introduced Belinka who has as I said before was just bunch of wasted potential(her not possessing Etheron makes sense in the end though) the saving grace of that arc was the freedom fighters who unfortunately didn't really possess any impressive or intriguing characters. Also although they are some really good fight scenes in this manga this is one of those series where characters suddenly become a lot stronger and suddenly win fights(even though they are weaker or severely injured) simply though sheer determination, I find stuff like that to be poorly crafted. And lastly this manga is a bit too light hearted with them often refusing to kill characters and them ignoring reason to make sure everything turns out in the end. However despite all these flaws for some reason the manga remains very entertaining and appealing to read, it has some very good dialogue even though towards the end the translations become very bad. I recommend this series to Shounen fans.

I give it 8.4 out of 10
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pretty good, quite interesting ending   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by armuk
March 11th, 2007, 4:30am
similar to a previous comment, i have to say i prefer the anime to the manga (i generally prefer anime to manga version of same story). but still, the story is interesting, the idea is somewhat old - a person finding out about their mysterious past and a guy looking for his father fighting an evil organisation on the way.

art is ok, plot is interesting and character are great. PLUE IS DA MAN!!!!
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I'm still reading it...   
Rating: N/A
by 4everDestined
October 8th, 2007, 7:37pm
from what I gather so far, I love it. I can't wait until more of the scans come in on onemanga and by dragonguard. The art needed work, yes, but what doesn't? The author was only starting out, he did a good job.
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Seriously!? Why does it have such a high rating???   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by kri91
October 12th, 2013, 3:46pm
I wuz recently reading HUNTER-X-HUNTER & really liked it, n this came up in the category recommendations & the rating for this manga wuz really high, so I started reading this
But this turned out to be so boring :/
I dunno if things got lost on translation or its meant for a MUCH YOUNGER age group (11yr olds), cuz to me it seemed so silly!
The first few chapters were OK but it went downhill frm there...
I read up till ch.30 n dint bother with the other 200+ chapters
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Good!!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Monkey-Llama-hybrid
February 27th, 2007, 3:18pm
I like this series alot. I help scanlate it. It's my favorite series, then its Naruto. you should read the manga! Check out http://groups.msn.com/ravemastermangav-2
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D:< i want to finish reading it, but no more scans :<   
Rating: N/A
by rences
November 2nd, 2008, 3:19am
urgh, i thought rave scans are probably done by now. I watch this as an anime last iono,2002 i guess. :< they left me hanging until now D:< overall :3 i love this manga so much!!!! the plot is cliche but the stuff they have are good like weapons and stuff lol (not like the manga and animes today sigh~) anyways AWESOME (hard to find an awesome anime this days~~~)
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triangle :)   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by Levantine
August 24th, 2007, 6:08pm
for me, rave is one of manga that i read completely from first to end. what i must say is the story is way too fast, quite too naive, and very light. and truly i only like the middle of story. no objections with the artwork
overall, it very worth read manga, but just for have some light fun.
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PAHH!!   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by ares6
December 18th, 2006, 7:44pm
It's one of those DBZ wannabes......Not worth time reading......bad character....bad dialogue.....bad plot....it's just not good.

... Last updated on December 4th, 2007, 4:02pm
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