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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?

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Manga

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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 (1495d ago)
v.9 c.Omake by FallenVampireScans (1495d ago)
v.9 c.42 by FallenVampireScans (1619d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
9 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (783 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.62 / 10.0
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June 29th 2013, 4:17am 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)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #204 increased(+19)
Monthly Pos #174 decreased(-31)
3 Month Pos #135 increased(+6)
6 Month Pos #131 decreased(-7)

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On 1273 reading lists
On 1629 wish lists
On 1827 completed lists
On 126 unfinished lists
On 416 custom lists

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Who did you think was the black swan (pre chapter 37) [spoiler] 1712 days, 8 hours, 15 minutes ago
How to download from FallenVampireScans 1786 days, 23 hours, 13 minutes ago
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Extremely well done   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mystichead
June 14th, 2010, 12:37pm
This work of art truly is a well done piece. The story is so deep and complex, and with so many twists and turns, I was surprised the mangaka had actually pulled this off without making this fall apart, and using cliche and cheap fan-service tactics to attempt saving the the series.

I give kudos to the mangaka for also accomplishing those twists and the increasing complexity of the story without using any twisted/messed-up material, and yet keeping those who read this engrossed and ready for the next moment of the plot. Sure there were a few unexplained moments and extremely minor plot holes......something this complex and this great is near impossible to pull off without any(heck there is no such work with a plot without plot holes). A great mystery indeed.

In addition, the characters are amazingly magnificent in representation, presence, development and purpose. He truly utilized all the characters, and did not kill any of them(I mean plot-wise, not life). He also managed to create an extremely dynamic character, who was at the same time static as well(an insane achievement, I am not telling who it is, READ IT)

The last thing i will say is this.....i think the author purposefully employed a shoujo-style artist for this.....just to give it another twist, which is great since the story has already achieved all the good points of a shounen manga, yet also considered what shounen lacks and took care of it...and also bringing this to the intellectual level for seinen as well........Due to this this manga is now in my top ten

... Last updated on June 14th, 2010, 12:41pm
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A Great read for any deep storied fan !   
Rating: N/A
by miden
March 20th, 2010, 8:39pm
At first, like many people, thought the art was not for me and the story seemed cliche, but as I read on, which I encourage everyone who thinks the story won't be a good read or would be if etc happpened, it's just great writing at it's best. Theres a lot of dialogue, a bit lack of action scenes, but other GREAT scenes that make up for it. This is one of those "what just happened, how did that happen and why is it happening to this guy.." kind of thing and man the plot twists just keep coming.
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great   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by wait321
March 20th, 2010, 8:18am
First of all, this is not an action, or really a shounen, manga. Even the final fight only takes up a few pages. It's a story-driven manga and I can honestly say that this was one of the most well thought out stories that I've ever seen in a manga. There's no plot holes and every question is answered by the end.

There are a few melodramatic points, but it's well balanced by the fantasy setting. The only problem was that the first half is so slow paced and cliche that most readers probably won't make it to the point where the story really takes off.

Overall, it's a very well done manga. It seeks to tell a tragic story and does so without any fluff. You should read this series if you like dramas, tragedies, or a good story.

... Last updated on March 20th, 2010, 8:22am
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Slow to start   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by thischinksays
March 19th, 2010, 10:45pm
The beginning didn't grab my attention. It seemed cliched but because it received such high ratings, I kept going forward. I'm not a fan of shoujo-esque art but as you read on, the story improves and slowly you will find yourself addicted. Very fun read, give it a try.
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it's good   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ByTheWay
March 17th, 2010, 3:25am
I wonder about some of the comments stating it's bad. I mean, most of these are whining that it's full of drama, etc. Well, duh! It's clearly tagged as "drama" AND "tragedy" so it shouldn't surprise anyone that it isn't happy shounen "let's have lots and lots of epic battles and no real plot" kind of manga.

Anyway, what I liked about it?
1) Plot complexity that was handled really skillfully. Let's just say that you can save yourself the trouble of even trying to figure things out. Everything is explained sooner or later and it's almost bound to be different than what you thought.
2) Balance between action and plot, so it's not for people who expect to see action with bits of plot in between, but rather the opposite.
3) The way it ended. Perfectly fitting the character of the whole manga. Even though everything pointed to either an extremely dramatic or just wrong ending. I will only say that it went the dramatic way, but managed to turn out just right with some bittersweet feelings. It's neither a happy nor really sad ending. It's somewhere in between and that's just how it should be.

Basically you should be satisfied with this manga if you like vampires and some good and mysterious plot. And don't mind that's it isn't really a happy story. Don't expect lots of "awesome" action.
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I think it's worth the read   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Ty719
March 5th, 2010, 1:49am
I picked this up as I'm a fan of Shiradaira-san's work such as Spiral -Suiri no Kizuna- and I wanted to compare other works.

I first though when I started it that it's be your average shounen manga, and I was quite satisfied when it wasn't. It does seem to have a shoujo-ish feel to it due to the drama and tragedy, however I like either genre as long as the story seems interesting, so this does not bother me.

I haven't read the ending, as I'm awaiting the final volume to come up in my area. However from what I've read (being 7 volumes and a bit of the 8th) it's worth at least checking out if you like Shirodaira-san's works. Or if you don't really have a problem with both Shoujo and Shounen elements being combined into a story.
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oh jeez...   
Rating: N/A
by zombiefetishlove
January 9th, 2010, 1:32pm
my god the art is terrible. i couldnt tell who was who and all the characters are ugly.the proportions are weird.
the story? i couldnt read after the first pages because i started laughing. the seriousness is somehow not very serious, and is too dramatic.
the characters all have their hair in their face, how do they see and fight like that?
anyway, the stuff besides the faces is drawn okay, but the faces.....urk..
3/10 becasue i couldnt read past the third page.
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Was.   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by TimeManInJail
January 6th, 2010, 8:02pm
Rare manga for me. I see the intro really great even the middle part was great.. then suddenly so much was thrown at me and i felt that it turn into some dramatic soap opera show.. tragedy didn't sink in cause no build up was made nor any emotional connection to new characters..
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great manga   
Rating: N/A
by Pzyko
December 26th, 2009, 7:48am
this is a great manga, I was hooked the moment I started reading because of the amazing plot twists and the beautiful art...
although if you're looking for a typical shounen manga you'll probably be disappointed.
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Beginning crap, middle really good, end crap   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by John21
November 8th, 2009, 11:46pm
Manga is not good at all at da beginning, but afta a couple of a chapters its like amazing. When the secrets got revealed, I mean honestly the way the past was revealed, the main characterz actions, all dat, amazing. But after that, it again got bad. Basically beginning k, middle amazing, end not gud at all. the high rating is cus the middle is amazingly awesome.
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