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Karin is a cute little girl who also happens to be a vampire... with a twist. Once a month, she experiences intense bleeding from her nose-we're talking gushers! In other words, she's a vamp with blood to spare, so rather than stealing blood from humans she actually gives her blood to them. If done right, this can be an extremely positive experience that benefits the "victim" as much as the vampire. The problem is that Karin never seems to do things right!


Related Series
Ka-Non - Karin x Hekikai no AiON (Side Story)
Karin (Novel) (Adapted From)
Karin Airmail (Side Story)

Associated Names
Chibi Vampire
Little Vampire
Wampirzyca Karin

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Latest Release(s)
c.Special 1 by Vortex-Scans over 4 years ago
v.14 c.Omake by Cougarpeople over 7 years ago
v.13 c.Omake by Cougarpeople over 8 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
14 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1 chapter 1
Ends at Vol 7 (then deviates from manga)

User Reviews

5 topics, 17 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (1200 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.25 / 10.0
 26% (310 votes)
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 6% (66 votes)
 2% (26 votes)
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 1% (6 votes)
 0% (3 votes)

Last Updated
July 28th 2017, 5:00pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Dragon Age (Fujimi Shobo)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Tokyopop (14 Volumes - Complete; Out of Print)
Viz (14 Volumes - Complete; Digital)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #386 increased(+185)
Monthly Pos #904 increased(+245)
3 Month Pos #1288 increased(+169)
6 Month Pos #1417 decreased(-259)
Year Pos #850 increased(+44)

List Stats
On 1737 reading lists
On 945 wish lists
On 3021 completed lists
On 194 unfinished lists
On 431 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Karin x Hekikai no Aion crossover in HnA 28.5 over 7 years ago
Status "completed" but V12-14 missing? over 8 years ago
Dropped by tokyo pop? over 9 years ago
Karin Downloads over 11 years ago
Is Karin Dead? over 11 years ago

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About the ending   
Rating: N/A
by Madzai
February 28th, 2013, 9:01am
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About erasing memory. I think a lot of ppl hate it because they see it in the wrong light. I think it was done not for Karin sake (it's really senseless that way, like everyone already pointing out), but for a sake of a Marker family. Just imagine it: Karin is a mortal now, she keeps her memory and keeps her relationship with Anju. They grow more and more emotionally closer and closer, Maka grows older and Anju stays in her enternal youth. And when, guess what? Maka dies. And what about Anju? She reamains emotialy scarred for the rest of her "being"(or refuse to "live" and dry in her coffin) or switch her emotional affection to Maka's descendants (who are also mortals). The only way to "cure" Anju is to severe the ties between them. Ofc, Anju gonna watch her sis for a looong time, but emotions gonna fade in time. Same goes for Maka parents - there is a saying(at least in Russia): the worst thing that can happen to a person (or a parent) is if they saw a burial of their own children. So only way for Maka's parents to ease the future pain is to grow emotionally distant from her.
And why they just said it clearly? For Anju sake - she is not ready for the truth yet.

... Last updated on February 28th, 2013, 9:04am
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First time   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by enaikelt
January 21st, 2012, 9:42pm
That I've ever liked a character who cried so dang much. Karin spends most of her time crying and is a really generally 'weak and must be protected' protagonist, and the amazing thing was that it actually didn't make me dislike her at all. I'm not really sure why.

The story was great; full of plot and it kept moving forward. Also, it was hilarious; especially her brother! He's such an AWFUL person, but it's so well-done I couldn't stop laughing! Kind of got his comeuppance there at the end too. The entire theme of family is really well done here.
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I love this series.   
Rating: N/A
by missichigo
December 14th, 2011, 5:50pm
I thought this series was amazing, I honestly love it a lot. The characters were all amazing, the plot was unique. I loved the characters interactions with each other too. They all seemed to compliment each other and there love for each other felt so strong. There wasn't a doubt that they loved each other and cared a lot.

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The ending is so bad to me. I just can't even think about it without crying. I'm serious too lol I just can't think about it. It was terrible that they erased her memories of made me cry especially since she had just said that she wanted to be with them all now and be happy. It was sad. It was a well thought out ending, I can see how it made a lot of sense. But It was NOT happy and just made me sad. Poor Anju especially.
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Really great manga   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by bull3thole
October 7th, 2011, 8:24pm
The thing that is great about the manga is the plot and theres great character growth in the story. For those who watched the anime, the manga is way better. First the anime is way different than the manga. So many stuff in the manga is missing in the anime and characters that appear in the anime arent in the manga and vice versa.Secondly the tone of the manga is different because in the manga its kind of darker. Lastly the story is just better but the anime is okay too even though lots of things arent in the manga.
The ending is okay but it could been better.
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I think its selfish of Karin's family to erase her memories of them because who would want that? People are saying its for her happiness but come on. Anyone would know that its really selfish and they could have still been happy without the memory wipe.
Overall i give it a 8.5/10 because i thought the plot could have been extended and the ending could have been better.

... Last updated on November 6th, 2011, 1:21am
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LOVED it-but I'm surprised people didn't love the end??   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by peachykeendramaqueen
August 7th, 2011, 7:00am
Contrary to what most others are saying, I think the ending made the series even MORE enjoyable for me. The prominent theme of the manga was love: both romantic and familial. Karin's love for Usui was certainly a winning point of the manga, but so was her love for her family, and their love for her. The ending proved how truly and thoroughly Karin's family loved her. What's the saying? If you truly love something, let it go.

Especially Anju...I've never LOVED a sister character as much as I loved her. She and Karin cared for each other so much...

Anyway, while the ending was certainly sad, it was most certainly appropriate and meaningful.
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Rating: 9.1 / 10.0
by sirsosss
July 14th, 2011, 5:10pm
A very very nice story. The characters are lovable and interesting. I found the idea of the bleeding vampire is quite unique. The plot develops quite smoothly. The art was fairly nice.
The ending was the only thing that didn't quite meet my expectation. Although it wasn't a bad one. Still, it definitely could've been better.
If it wasn't for the ending, it would've got something very close to a 10 for me.
A great read though, definitely worth your time smile
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great series   
Rating: N/A
by goodgirl94
July 1st, 2011, 8:38am
as everyone said the ending is sad and a little rushed

HOWEVER its a great manga. Karin cries a lot but she gets stronger as the story goes. the romance is a bit slow after all they dont have their first kiss until vol 12.....

but its a hilarious, sweet adorable story. all the characters were full developed and had back stories and they were amazing!

there are some tear jerking moments but it just makes the story more amazing
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Awesome manga.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Okumatte
June 8th, 2011, 11:30am
I loved the story line, the humor, the characters, and the fluff.
The characters each had their own distinct personalities, the idea of a vampire that creates too much blood was interesting and the story line was good.
I was a little surprised by the ending, though. It almost made me cry. I thought it was so sad, but I don't hate the series for it.
I personally recommend this series to anyone who likes a good story (with romance!).
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It needed a better ending   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by brunoais
February 3rd, 2011, 10:35am
This is a good manga really entertaining! I just feel bad for the
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Choice of the parents making Karin forget that she had vampire parents
I think it could create a better ending. If that didn't happen. Aside from that detail I think this is is a great manga with a great story (I believe the mangaka didn't make a better ending because of the deadlines). Showing us a different way of making a story with vampires.
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If it had been able to develope more...   
Rating: N/A
by newb
January 29th, 2011, 1:57am
This manga is a 10 up to the last chapter, just skip it and make up ur own ending. The characters are nice, the art is good, and the stories kept me entertained. It gave me a side of vampires i hadnt thought about before and was well worth the read.
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Especially the idea of a sibling being able to go in sunlight while the rest of the family cant. The chapters where her sister turns into an adult had me crying, i had never thought about it up to that point and it tore me up. The ending however was completely contrived. I guess i was supposed to feel sorry for the family having to make there daughter forget about them, but because no reason was given i just felt angry. If the ending hadnt been so rushed and the reasoning explained it may have been a better ending but alas we'll never know. I just know that in my version ( the one i made up in my head) after the 2year jump, He propese to her, they live happily ever after with a photo of the whole family...the end :)
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