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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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Associated Names
Groove Adventure Rave
Rave Master
Thánh thạch Rave
The Groove Adventure Rave

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Atlantis Scanlations
Dragon Guard

Latest Release(s)
v.28 c.234-235 by Shinhou & anabella over 8 years ago
v.28 c.230-233 by Shinhou & anabella over 8 years ago
v.28 c.228-229 by Shinhou & anabella over 8 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
35 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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

User Reviews

6 topics, 36 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (958 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.24 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 1st 2017, 6:30pm PST



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English Publisher
Kodansha Comics (35 Volumes - Complete; Digital)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #647 increased(+14)
Monthly Pos #941 increased(+230)
3 Month Pos #1634 increased(+37)
6 Month Pos #1703 increased(+12)
Year Pos #1760 decreased(-88)

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On 1541 reading lists
On 1007 wish lists
On 2281 completed lists
On 220 unfinished lists
On 430 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Why I Feel Haru Surviving is more of an ass pull then anything in Fairy Tail over 2 years ago
A simple question. (spoilers) over 5 years ago
yay. Rave Master is finished. over 7 years ago
How big is the romance? over 8 years ago
What's happened in Rave Master lately. over 8 years ago

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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dremondtanic
December 14th, 2008, 6:22am
i just finish all 35 volume of rave and i gatto say that it was one of the best manga ive read. when i read 33 and 34 i though that it was going to be a sad but it turn out be a happy ending after all. it is sad though that it is finish so early though i think they should have mad the final battle a little long but other than that the ending was really good.
what i found hilarious in this manga was the expression they give to the characters, i was like laughing death for certain scenes.
For the story, there is never a time you are bored and there is alway something funny well not ever time like during a battle or something like that. And also there would be time were there would have sad time but for the romance there was not much of it except in the last few chapter which was good in a way and not good in another way and wat suck is that it was not long enough in the ending but oh well it doesnt mean it was not good casue i was still a very good manga and that i really enjoyed it alot.
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A fine shounen   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by jackblack901
January 12th, 2010, 11:45pm
Let's see. Think about a most cliche shounen plot in your mind. A normal teenage boy suddenly got a great power and was destined to be the man save the world. Then he set out for adventure, he got new companions, they met the enemy and each defeat one after one, the enemy got stronger they learn new skill then blah blah final all out battle against his rival.
Well, this exactly the way this shounen go. Is it a bad point? MaybeIf yes, maybe no. I mean it's cliche because it's the most popular shounen plot after all. If you are full of that cliche, stay away from this one, if you just like to read shounen, this is a fine one. You know, If it's not good, it couldnt reach to 300 chapters.

My comment about Rave master.
The art is fine at the beginning as a manga in 1999 and it quickly get better later.
The plot is predictable but it still have enough twist to surprise you.
It's a pretty emotional shounen, at some points it's near the level of a tragedy. And sometimes it can make u lol.

I think this manga meets the standard. You are looking for a complete shounen w/ a pretty decent story, you may want to try this one. Have fun.
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One Word   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Tuxx7
June 28th, 2007, 8:23pm
Addicting... true at first the story and characters were sub-par but later on into the series, it really starts to get alot better. Everything about it changes. The character and plot and the atmosphere and tone went drastically better . Just leaves you wanting more and more.

Bare in mind it's still a typical adventure and fantasy type shounen. But it's exceptionally different. As said before at first it was slow but later on it gets much better. There isn't much side tracking or "fillers" The story moves fast and never drags around. Plus the characters are interesting to say the least.

... Last updated on June 28th, 2007, 8:27pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ranmaru
June 8th, 2007, 3:52pm
I like it...if your lookin for a comedy action with a lil bit of romance then this is one of the best you'll get.
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Made Me Cry...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Sakubi
December 1st, 2012, 12:12am
This was a really nice manga, one of the few Shounen, if any, that I actually stayed up all night to read. Scratch that, read whenever possible WITHIN my school time.

The beginning, as most manga, isn't heart-racing, but rather a bit curious. You would generally read into it more, wondering who this "old guy" is and such. Rave does, I'll admit, take some time to really get pumping; but once it does, you might as well say goodbye to your social life.

The characters are basically what you'd expect, at the beginning, of any Shounen manga. But what I like about Rave is that, this all changes once you get to the midway point.
You like the side characters.
You love the enemies.
You ADORE the main characters.

Now, I never cry when watching anime or reading manga with the exception of two pieces.
One being Clannad, and the other being this.

The deaths were so heartbreaking that I wanted to curl up into my bed and give up on humanity.
I didn't even realize I was crying, I was just tearing up when
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Seighart died, and you realized that he was the skeleton you saw earlier that was protecting Resha Valentine's grave.

I really recommend this manga for anyone that's beginning the transition from shoujo to shounen. As well as for anyone who's looking for a good pulse-racing and heart-tugging tale.

The ending, though, is a main highlight of the story. Most shounen have a tendency to...*cough cough* end abruptly and make you want to bang your head in disbelief because you didn't realize it was over until the first comment you see is: "I CAN'T BELIEVE IT ENDED!"
But Rave was definitely one of the best concluded Shounen manga that I've read, and I've several.
It' ends all the loose ends you could conjure up. Closes all wounds.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Makes you miss Seighart even more, and want to see his wonderful face ;A;
. And, the best part for me, is that the small side-omake actually coincides with the real story at the end, closing with a funny short.

So, in conclusion, I highly recommend this manga. Hiro Mashima really did his best here, and I hope he continues in Fairy Tail, another great piece by him.

... Last updated on December 1st, 2012, 12:18am
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My Very First   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mizaki2100
January 7th, 2012, 7:21pm
Right now, I can say where the others are coming from with the whole Shounen cliche but to be honest, it has a great plot, very likable characters, and a great ending. NO! Scratch that... having an ending is amazing enough. The cliches were over-ridden by character's likability. I really can't say anything bad about this because I truly liked every single character in it--even the villains.

I'm a shoujo fan, BUT this is my very first manga. Ever. So Rave getting me hooked into the manga world deserves a 10/10 in my book.

Nevertheless, the characters are deep, storyline's clear. This is the manga I won't ever forget (because this is one of the few series I collected in my manga shelf)
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The epitome of shounen   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by TerrorOfDeath92
March 8th, 2010, 9:29am
the story: main stream but there are some really surprising twists in the plot.
the characters: totally main stream. but thats not bad, it fits well with the story.
the ending: leaves you thinking: that was a nice read.
quite a bit of romance sometimes almost tragic
all in all it's definitely worth reading for those who like shounen manga,
action, fantasy and romance manga or dont have anything better to do
personally i think this is one of most enjoyable reads i had though its cliche
the plot captivates you. only thing that could have been better:
the characters abilities... seriously. they are waaay too convenient =D
but hey its the authors first serialized work so forgive him ^^
so my rating is:
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good thing i've made the right decision!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by threenna
June 7th, 2011, 5:34am
when i started reading this, at first, i got bored easily since i'm new to shounen genres but as the story develops, i can't help but hold onto the story until the very end - true enough, i've made the right decision! this is one heck of a series! it made me cry and laugh hard a lot of times. also, the romance in this manga is definitely great! ---> great enough for the likes of a shoujo reader like me! biggrin
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Don't be fooled   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by prsn828
February 16th, 2011, 10:00am
It may start out quite strange, and it does have a few small moments where it seems purely absurd, but when you finish reading the series you will be glad you didn't stop.

This is an amazing series, and I highly recommend it.
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little bit spoilers   
Rating: N/A
by AceD
September 18th, 2010, 10:57pm
I liked this Manga.
There are cliches but it felt good read.

But After i finished it, i felt totally overwelmed for characters.

.............Also i wondered what happened to Jegan.......

Spoiler (highlight to view)
Shiba (I really felt 50 years of unrequisted Love...common how cold he lost against Haru, he loved Lady Resha and for 50 years how could it can be less than Haru's Love for Elie.... but then i understood Shiba himself wanted Haru to win.... )

Seighart (awesome man he could have lived off his life in the past too, but he decided not to interfere with TIME-LINE and thats the TRUE TIME-Gaurdian. The Seighart incident copletely took me by surprise. U know I read this manga almost 2 years ago and yet i remember that incident completely.....something out of twist.)

Reina (Whatever or however she was before, but after she Kissed Musica i never wanted her to die. some said she had sudden change of heart, but I felt she started loving Musica on her first fight only)

and even though people say there was less of Romance, but in every other arc i found a romantic Tragedy and Love.

... Last updated on September 18th, 2010, 11:13pm
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