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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 #527 increased(+134)
Monthly Pos #1171 increased(+20)
3 Month Pos #1634 increased(+37)
6 Month Pos #1703 increased(+12)
Year Pos #1760 decreased(-88)

List Stats
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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Brings Back Memories!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by P_O_C_K_Y
May 14th, 2013, 6:37pm
Who else watched the anime growing up? Brilliant!

Oh, but it PALES in comparison to those wonderful 35 volumes. One of the few long mangas that I read every. single. page of. It was very, very good. I LOVE Ellie, Haru, Musica, and Plue. BEST TEAM EVER!

The storyline is brilliant since there's so much more to it than just finding the scattered stones. Did anyone else cry at the "end." I pour my eyes out like a bloody fool even when I know what happens next. It's beautiful.

After reading this I really was expecting a lot from Fairy Tail and while I have not, exactly, been disappointed yet, I feel it is not quite up to this manga's standard yet. It definitely lacks the attachment you get for the characters in here.

These guys are more than just friends, they're family (some literally later on *wink wink*). It's romantic, it's action-packed, it's sad, it's suspenseful, but it's amazing. A perfect ending to a perfect manga and you'll never get bored.

Read it and to hell with anyone that says they don't like it!
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Cliched, yes, but...   
Rating: N/A
by phuong24_9
January 17th, 2013, 8:12am
Yes, it's totally cliched, I mean, all the battles seem so alike. The protagonists, in a lot of situations, just need will power and will power alone to level up and kill the enemy that just seconds ago, beat them hell out XD

But, I am indeed moved for characters in this story. All the deaths are glorious and some even moved me to tears. It's just like I never expected the story to be so deep and so meaningful like that. I really hope such details will be included in Fairy Tail XD
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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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great expectations   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by kaoru1869
April 17th, 2012, 9:36am
I started to read this serie short after starting Fairy Tail, and the only thought that kept me reading was "it's his very first work, have patience, soon it get's better". Not that I can't understand why people like it, but I really am asking myself why this manga got serialized so long and got this popular in the first place.

The plot is okay ( mainstream but at least it has some coherence and a red line in the whole story) and it's really humorous, but the art is childish and primitive (with some obvious perspective mistakes) and the figures are...extraordinary strange - a mix between a snowman and a dog as mascot, some jelly with a face and arms to grope girls, a penguin with a wizard hat... It's fantastic and original, but pointless (though less pointless than your actual Fairy Tail).

You can say whatever you want, I won't change my point of view, mostly because I have too high expectations and maybe also because I'm too old (18 years?) to understand the point in reading it.
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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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statisfying ending   
Rating: N/A
by caitnap
February 10th, 2012, 4:13am
one of the few manga that actually has good ending, I am often frustrated by how author seems to have problem with ending.

I actually prefer a short battle scene and more story,so this is actually perfect.
those that have battle scene goes on for chapter making me begging it to quickly finish and get on with the story is tiring me and making me lazy to read.
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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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A great Shounen   
Rating: 9.2 / 10.0
by sirsosss
August 23rd, 2011, 3:36pm
It was a wonderful read, a very long one too. The manga is quite slow paced. I find it boring from time to time, but nevertheless, it all serves as a good build up to a great climax and a decent ending. I thought the ending could've been a bit more grand, but it was still pretty good, no complain about that. The characters development was decent, not so much the main characters though. The romance was the initial reason why i read this manga, and i have to say, after the first 100 chapters, i was quite frustrated since there was no romance development at all. Now, after over 200 chapters, the romance between the main characters started to pick up the pace a bit. It is one of the manga's main theme, but for many reasons, it feels more like a bonus. It developed very slowly, but it was definitely well developed and believable. The actions were pretty good too. I'm sure glad it didn't drag on forever like bleach or naruto. I guess this is probably one of the best "typical shounen" out there.
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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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