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Vampire Sphere  
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Description
Nine years ago, three seeds were planted, and now they turn into three roses. Behind the girls have been chosen, their wings of destiny open. Bloodlines and hunters, roses and demons, love is like a symphony playing a melancholy tune.

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Manhua

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Associated Names
血族禁域
Huyết Tộc Cấm Vực

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Status in Country of Origin
88 Chapters (Ongoing)

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No

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Average: 7.6 / 10.0 (27 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.1 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 29th 2017, 4:22am PST


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Year
2014

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Monthly Pos #574 decreased(-29)
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6 Month Pos #649 increased(+71)

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Some notes that last comment missed out   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Angel Emfrbl
May 12th, 2017, 1:32pm
Since 2012 the storyline has progressed fairly well and there is a lot alyyang123 has missed out.

For starters, the series is borrowing a lot of things fro World Of Darkness series Vampire: The Masquerade to the point it will click both the direction and many concepts the moment you know this. Be it, a lot of things have been streamlined to make the storyline work. So things like sex is at play, but you don't see it, often there is violence but you don't see all of it. VtM was never pornographic, but it was sexual quite heavily and you can expect any.

This is why Yi Tai and Fan Le Lao act the way they are, their members of the Sabbat and like their reference from VtM, their not good guys. hell, if you bother to read Chpater 77. Part 8, Fan Le Lao rapes Zhao Yan. There is nothing on screen but the storyline tells you he has done it and is the reason why she hates him.

The Camarilla are a little more "heroic" then they should be, but their still the closet thing to the good guys as per in Vampire the Masquerade.

All and all, the series itself is laying out like a typical campaign from VtM, in sorts.As I said, there is some streamlining going on so some stuff like "Clan Weaknesses" don't exist, but some elements like the Assamite's being assassins are at play.

If you know its based on VtM, you'll maybe like it for what its referencing, but hate it for what its leaving out. As WoD itself is a very complex universe, and VtM is one of the most complex. So for Vampire Sphere to lack some of it, is a shame.

... Last updated on May 12th, 2017, 1:40pm
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Plot had potential   
Rating: 4.5 / 10.0
by alyyang123
February 16th, 2016, 2:19am
To be honest, I had high expectations in the manhua. The plot premise is quite interesting, with science fiction and fantasy components incorparated in the beginning; however, after the initial introduction, the entire series goes downhill.

My first problem is with how the author handles character development and dynamic characterization:
-In the beginning, Ji Yan's personality is inconsistent in the plot and constantly changes between a selfish, jealous girl who thinks only about herself, even going as far to permanently disfigure her sister to achieve her own means, to an insecure girl who feels constantly outshadowed by her sister's achievements. After she becomes oppressed by Wu Cheng, the author sets the second personality as default and completely erases any serious faults in her mindset.
-Zhao Yan is practically saintlike with her ultimate perfection. The author writes her character as a cool, intelligent beauty who is incapable of making mistakes, traits that are considered desirable for women in Chinese culture. Almost every misfortune that stumbles upon her path is a result of outside forces or her own kindness, and her personality rarely changes throughout the manhua.
-Yue Jian's personality after she falls in love with Jing Ren is painfully reminscent of another main character of a Chinese manhua directed towards teenage girls, Lin from Qishi Huanxiang Ye. Actually, did I mention only one manhua? I'm sorry, I meant to say almost. Every. Manhua. Protagonist. Ever.

My second complaint is with the love interests:
-Wu Cheng is scum. Complete (non)human trash. Not only does he regularly abuse and humiliate Ji Yan, he also allows his subordinates to have their way with her as well. Some examples of his treatment toeard her include forcing her to remain in ice cold baths or direct flames for long periods of time; using her to lure unsuspecting human men to abandoned areas and making her watch the resulting carnage; regularly drinking her blood despite her obvious discomfort at him doing so; forcing a bat in her bloodstream that causes her excruciating pain whenever she even thinks about commiting suicide or betraying him; and forcing her to present herself to insentient monsters that want only blood and flesh. There is only a sick and twisted sense of love present, if at all.
-Le Lao takes second place in the list of sociopathic lovers. He kidnaps Zhao Yan against her will, killing her father when she does not reciprocate his affections. He also takes control over her mind and forces her to betray her Yue Jian, and then forces her to forget her memories and manipulates her into falling in love with him.
-Xuan Chi dies conveniently.
-Jing Ren disappears conveniently.
-The only guy left who can compete for Yue Zhao's affections is the Student President, who remains unnamed but becomes suddenly relevant in the plot... conveniently.

The plot was generic and hard to follow at certain points; for example, the Mei Yue Min is considered important at the beginning of the story but is almost completely forgotten about until some of the later chapters. The author also depicts the notion of vampires differently depending on the context, treating the Student President's trivial consumption of human blood as morally okay but rogue vampires needing food for their survival as despicable and deserving to be killed.

All in all, the highest I would rate this is a five. It's not the best, but it made somewhat sense and did not feel like a complete waste of my time.

... Last updated on March 6th, 2016, 12:04am
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