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Vampire Juujikai  
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Description
Thousands of years ago, Vampire King Akabara "Red Rose" Strauss lost both his kingdom and his queen. Since humans were unable to kill the queen, they sealed her away, erecting thousands of fake seals so that the king would never find her true location. Despite being pursued by relentless dhampires, Akabara continues to search for his queen to this day...

Akabara's quest takes a sinister turn when an entity called the Black Swan appears. The Black Swan inhabits the body of a young human girl every 50 years, giving her the power to destroy the Vampire King and his queen. With each incarnation the Black Swan grows stronger--will the 49th Black Swan mean the end of Akabara?

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
Запись падшего вампира
ヴァンパイア十字界
吸血十字界
뱀파이어 십자계
Record of Fallen Vampire
The Record of a Fallen Vampire
Vampire Chronicles (French)
Vampire Juuji Kai

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Latest Release(s)
v.9 c.43 (end) by FallenVampireScans (2748d ago)
v.9 c.Omake by FallenVampireScans (2748d ago)
v.9 c.42 by FallenVampireScans (2872d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
9 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (887 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.53 / 10.0
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July 31st 2016, 12:22am PST


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Year
2003

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Serialized In (magazine)
Shounen Gangan (Square Enix)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (9 Volumes - Complete)

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Weekly Pos #303 increased(+26)
Monthly Pos #341 decreased(-37)
3 Month Pos #317 decreased(-7)
6 Month Pos #306 decreased(-12)

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On 1373 reading lists
On 1927 wish lists
On 2176 completed lists
On 149 unfinished lists
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Accidentally Read as Wrong Target Audience Age   
Rating: N/A
by AA-A-AA
May 30th, 2017, 7:53pm
Possibly, perhaps, because I am no longer in the correct target audience age group range, is the reason I did not enjoy this manga in particular.
The story, of what I read (which is not all), was filled with many plot twists after another, but they seemed to be relevant enough for other people. Unfortunately, for me, it seemed too unreal and strange, too focused on making the main character experience enough tragedy and hardships. But what irked me the most was that the main character was altogether too forgiving, as if he had no other emotions. In the end, despite being curious about his past and the mystery behind the circumstances which made me continue to read in spite of these problems (for me), I decided to quit once this much was revealed because of how improbable it seemed to me of his forgiving nature.
Besides this, one other thing almost made me stop reading entirely, which was the reason for one of the plot twists, which was the answer itself: aliens.
One more complaint would be that the summary is not quite what you might be expecting. That, and the tag "Romance" is not the focus of this series. Rather, it seemed to be the underlying reason for the cause of the problems in the story, but it was not a love story, which I thought was strange considering I believed this was a shoujo when in truth, it was a shounen. It was the art that fooled me, but otherwise, be prepared for that if you are expecting to read this for romance, search elsewhere, as this is not filled with the fluff you might be looking for.

If perhaps I was younger and somewhere closer within the age range of the intended audience, I might have enjoyed it much more, but as I am out of range, it was rather less pleasing.
Although I didn't mean to rant and rave about not enjoying it, again, I'd like to blame it on my age, given other people seemed to enjoy it quite well.

... Last updated on June 27th, 2017, 2:37am
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Really...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mercio
April 7th, 2017, 12:48pm
What an amazing read. The art is not the best but the story is so good that I can look over it. I won't say anything other than give a read, if you dislike the art just grit your teeth and give a go. You will not regret it. Wish more group translate manga's that focus on story such as this.
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:'(   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by hurafloyd
October 18th, 2015, 11:06pm
I've been postponing reading this manga for over a year, finally I brought myself to read it yesterday night and I just finished. Loved it.

Normally I dont read tragedies (except Shakespeare, those make me laugh xD), they make feel bitter for days, but this one did not leave me that after taste even with the sadness it left.

I recommend this story if you feel like reading a brilliant development with the proper ending.

... Last updated on October 18th, 2015, 11:06pm
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Unrealistically Beautiful I guess   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by rennov
November 4th, 2014, 11:41am
I've read this in one go and finished it at the time I write this review. Just like the other comments, I agree that this manga have successfully created a character that I called as "perfect" (smart, strong, good looking, and most of all, over-compassionate). Unfortunately, those "perfect" points negatively affect my emotions toward the character and make the story seems unrealistic.

BUT (with capital 'B'), I still call this manga as a beautiful piece that teach us about love and sacrifice. Those points are strongly signified along the story, and was ended with the salvation of all of the characters (not only the MC). As a philosophical story fans, what can I ask more?

So, in brief, I can call this piece as "really recommended" manga... have a nice read

Edit: Ah, I forgot to add... I also falling in love to how the author gives detail on the plot (politics, strategy, psychological warfare, n so on) so that there will be no plot-hole that can be found... really nice

... Last updated on November 4th, 2014, 11:58am
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Twists, Twists, and More Twists   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
October 26th, 2014, 2:35am
The beginning to middle was pretty interesting with a lot of twists.. The second half I became very dull. Ending was a bit disappointing. I would also not say this Manga had any real "romance" in it. Artistry could have been better I think.
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straight off the bat it starts with a confusing battle against the Vampire king and some other people.. The story then slowly unfolds.. With the king giving many mixed signals of things.. Then when everything was found out about his true intentions.. I felt it went downhill from there. I found some characters to be too dramatic in odd moments.. I also fealt the story wasn't perfectly connected. The ending was too simple.
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All about the twists   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by tipz
August 20th, 2014, 11:08pm
The beginning to middle was pretty interesting with a lot of twists.. The second half I became very dull. Ending was a bit disappointing. I would also not say this Manga had any real "romance" in it. Artistry could have been better I think.
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straight off the bat it starts with a confusing battle against the Vampire king and some other people.. The story then slowly unfolds.. With the king giving many mixed signals of things.. Then when everything was found out about his true intentions.. I felt it went downhill from there. I found some characters to be too dramatic in odd moments.. I also fealt the story wasn't perfectly connected. The ending was too simple.
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Brilliant   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by andy_f
June 3rd, 2014, 4:31pm
I read this entire manga in one sitting because i loved that much, the amount of plot twists in this story was just incredible and i mean that in a good way, you think you finally understand the situation and BAM theres more to it or theres a twist to it.
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The part where you find out the whole truth always brings a tear to my eye. I mean especially with everything he went through with his wife and child being killed and then having to fight their soul constantly and not alowing himself to die all for the sake of everyone else
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The Significance of a Vampire Lead   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by nyapoke
February 18th, 2014, 6:58pm
I really liked the beginning but the plot twists threw me off.

There were many plot twists that seemed unnatural or impossible, especially
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regarding Strauss' suffering throughout the years... for a human. Yet, Strauss was not a human but a vampire who lived over 1000 years. The knowledge and resolve that he gained through his many painful experiences have shaped him into an all-powerful godlike king who can disregard his emotions for the sake of his country.

It is unreasonable to compare him to human standards, and claim that due to "human nature" no one would be able to sacrifice him/herself like that. We do not have 1000 years of firsthand experience nor the feeling of being all-powerful.


The hardest part for me to really accept about the story was the fact that there would be someone/something willing to sacrifice their own happiness/future to such an extent for the sake of others. This is also why I give it a 9 instead of a 10.

Yet the work itself is quite intriguing, and I often find myself rereading it. I also like how it didn't create a "bad" character, because really, each character should have his or her own circumstances. This leads to different characters being "bad" from different points of views. All in all, I find this take on vampires very interesting as usually in pop culture they are blood-thirsty and violent whereas here they really seek to create peace with the human race and the dhampirs actually want to become human.
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Unsatisfying   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Glad-kun
January 18th, 2014, 8:00pm
It starts of with a bit of fighting manga technique bullshit, but then it gets better. Nice plot and promising characters. Big reveals, drama, struggle................ And then the second half starts.
It ruins a lot of what first half has built up. Reveals become ridiculous.
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No villains. Everything is blamed one one crazy had 1000 years ago. Everyone is a tragic hero and the aliens are faceless.
Akabara is too much of a good guy, Bridget is stupid, the last fight is pointless.

The author shouldn't have chickened out and should've gone darker.
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Good and breath taking, twisted yet inspiring   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by reivatin
January 23rd, 2013, 12:47am
what's a king?
what king must to do?
for what sake a king must fight?
what the price of a king must pay for his dream?

this is heavy story, complex and twisted
with full meaning how to be a king
even must fought his fellow
to be alone and no one understand

even when you see the one who hunt him (yes at first the main hero is an anti-hero)
always blabber about lost his love one

still, are you grieving for lost one, that's cute
the hell he come and gone is greater than you imagine
and the hell itself what make him a GREAT king



Recommend to read from start to finish
good, heartwarming, and full of mystery
but the mystery is unravel
the conclusion is shocking

yet one of the biggest mistake is the ending
because the grieve must continue
the story is ending
and forgiven has been given
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