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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

Groups Scanlating
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 #592 increased(+69)
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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Great story, bad battle scene   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Hyoukami
November 30th, 2010, 8:57am
Overall, Rave have a great plot. When I discovered the meaning of the scattered puzzled and traps that showed up in the earlier chapters, I even felt like I've been struck by lightning. This manga make you felt like you know the plot, but you'll be amazed by the really well and unpredictable planed story line. The only downside that make this manga less enjoyable are the battle scene. In the earlier chapters, it is good. But as the story progress, the battle became annoying (sometimes a battle against boss can be finished by only one swing of sword). Overall, the story is really epic except the annoying battle.
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Epic story   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by iguy bin
November 24th, 2010, 8:31pm
This manga is awsome... Even through i expect the ending, it still bringing heart touching story. The story is so deep. I truly enjoy every part of this story. IS make me cry a few time when the true reveal.... Such awsome story with awsome ending.... It still one of the best manga i ever read.
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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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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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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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very satisfying ending   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by westsiders2
November 12th, 2009, 3:45pm
lets be honest this manga doesn't have the best structure nor the best character development and it does get annoying at some point due to too much emphasis on friendship. (though not to the extent of yugioh)
this manga redeems itself with a spectacular ending which is pretty satisfying. The art is pretty good and clear.
this manga is not the best manga, it drags, lacks in some areas but if you get through it the ending almost justifies the means.
it very satisfying

... Last updated on November 12th, 2009, 3:46pm
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This is one of the most generic...   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by markdarkangel
July 19th, 2009, 3:02pm
...and cliched shounen mangas i ever read. Seriously, every cliche that's known is in this manga, you know, the rinse, wash and repeat cylce, reuse of plot device, sometimes using action just to overshadow the real plot and just plain old being typical and being very predictable.

But why was it popular? Well, if you factor out that kids and teens would take a more liking to this, Rave can capture an audience with its charm and just wrap you up in the story with its use of great timing sequences, good action, great characters and awesome appeal. However, any shounen manga can be popular with the same devices i just described, look at Naruto and Bleach for instance.

Anyway, as long as you don't feel bored with the same thing over and over again, Rave can be a great read, and it really pulled of the comedy well and just gave a great vibe (even though i say this the ending was kinda lame). I enjoyed it sometimes and other times it just irrated me to the point of just giving up on it, but a ok read overrall.

... Last updated on July 25th, 2009, 1:35pm
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Rave Master   
Rating: N/A
by Virusbluemage
July 14th, 2009, 5:43pm
I finished this series today so I figured I'd comment on it. If you're a shounen fan looking for something to read then this is a good choice(their are better choices out there though) this series has a lot of good points but the problem is that it also has a lot of bad points. Although it's entertaining the series doesn't actually become captivating until around the 5 or 6th volume when orihalcon six are introduced; the series has a lot of compelling and likable villains a lot of whom(especially those from Demon Card) switch to being good guys in the end, similarly a lot of the protaganists are also very likable and intruiging; however at the same time a lot off the supporting cast are really just annoying and for the most part useless. Although they were funny at times, characters like Griff and Ruby were not needed in this story, characters who are useless except for one or two occasions really annoy me. Julia is simply an awful character, and she shows the author's lack of creativity, she is so similar to Let(her boyfriend) having the same back ground and abilities, she is an annoying bitch who is complaining almost all the times and she hits characters whenever she is annoyed, watching fight right after Let fought annoyed and made some of the fights uninteresting. Another character who is a bundle of wasted potential is Belinka, what made her interesting to begin with was the fact that she possessed Etheron, and when it's revealed that she didn't possess it she became very boring and as such she never should have joined the main party. Furthermore I'm really annoyed at how underused Lezenby was, he was one of the most amiable characters on the team and yet he never contributed significantly to any fight, WTF? They had Julia(the Let clone) fight and not this guy. I find it really annoying when interesting characters are underused and boring characters are overused. People reading this shouldn't be too dishearted though, in the main cast Shuda, Seighart, Let, Musica among other are all really great characters who get significant story time. I feel as if I must speak about the Blue Guardians arc. While for the most part this manga has great antagonists and a solid plot, that all fell apart during the this Arc. That arc contained a lot of poor writing(it reminds me a lot of Naruto's Hidan and Kakuzu arc); the arc had some really pretty lame villians and the chief villain was just lame. He had no great powers(I'm trying not to spoil too much), just a simple trick and his ambition was pretty pathetic. It was also really lazy of the manga to not feature his general(who was shown to be insanely powerful) in an actual fight. And this arc introduced Belinka who has as I said before was just bunch of wasted potential(her not possessing Etheron makes sense in the end though) the saving grace of that arc was the freedom fighters who unfortunately didn't really possess any impressive or intriguing characters. Also although they are some really good fight scenes in this manga this is one of those series where characters suddenly become a lot stronger and suddenly win fights(even though they are weaker or severely injured) simply though sheer determination, I find stuff like that to be poorly crafted. And lastly this manga is a bit too light hearted with them often refusing to kill characters and them ignoring reason to make sure everything turns out in the end. However despite all these flaws for some reason the manga remains very entertaining and appealing to read, it has some very good dialogue even though towards the end the translations become very bad. I recommend this series to Shounen fans.

I give it 8.4 out of 10
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Quite an emotional manga   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by goddessofdeath
June 30th, 2009, 2:06pm
For readers that wants a shonen with a touch of fantasy, you come to the right manga page.

Personally I love the manga. At the beginning, it is quite bumpy but this is Hiro Mashima's first manga so I can't blame him for a shaky start. But the story does grow and the adventures are filled with hilarious tales and wonderful character development and relationship.

Later on the story, there are several points where it gets dramatic. Since I'm an emotional person, I have cry on those occassions.

But I see some plotholes in this manga, but they're quite minor in my opinion. Though there is one plot hole that bothers me.

I would rate this manga 7/10, it gets a 8.5 since it was the mangaka first attempt.

... Last updated on June 30th, 2009, 2:07pm
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kinda naive but still good   
Rating: N/A
by chinesegirl1212
May 31st, 2009, 3:37pm
It's a really good series, one of my favorite actally. I love the characters, the plot, the ending, etc. The only problem is that it's really kind of naive and too light-hearted. The heros are smarter than the villains most of the time, so it doesn't really seem dramatic when they win. But that's really the only problem for me. It's a very good story overall.
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