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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.


Related Series

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
 27% (262 votes)
 22% (209 votes)
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 13% (123 votes)
 8% (72 votes)
 4% (34 votes)
 2% (19 votes)
 1% (7 votes)
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 0% (3 votes)

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 #542 increased(+140)
Monthly Pos #1056 increased(+115)
3 Month Pos #1651 increased(+20)
6 Month Pos #1679 increased(+36)
Year Pos #1779 decreased(-107)

List Stats
On 1542 reading lists
On 1007 wish lists
On 2282 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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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dremondtanic
December 14th, 2008, 6:22am
i just finish all 35 volume of rave and i gatto say that it was one of the best manga ive read. when i read 33 and 34 i though that it was going to be a sad but it turn out be a happy ending after all. it is sad though that it is finish so early though i think they should have mad the final battle a little long but other than that the ending was really good.
what i found hilarious in this manga was the expression they give to the characters, i was like laughing death for certain scenes.
For the story, there is never a time you are bored and there is alway something funny well not ever time like during a battle or something like that. And also there would be time were there would have sad time but for the romance there was not much of it except in the last few chapter which was good in a way and not good in another way and wat suck is that it was not long enough in the ending but oh well it doesnt mean it was not good casue i was still a very good manga and that i really enjoyed it alot.
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D:< i want to finish reading it, but no more scans :<   
Rating: N/A
by rences
November 2nd, 2008, 3:19am
urgh, i thought rave scans are probably done by now. I watch this as an anime last iono,2002 i guess. :< they left me hanging until now D:< overall :3 i love this manga so much!!!! the plot is cliche but the stuff they have are good like weapons and stuff lol (not like the manga and animes today sigh~) anyways AWESOME (hard to find an awesome anime this days~~~)
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Rating: N/A
by metamike
August 15th, 2008, 3:34pm
The translations are so's horrifying.

I stopped around chapter 70, because it was nauseating how many times they used the word "Like". I....Like...totally don't want you to leave.

If you find this manga decently translated, I'll say it's worth reading, and would give it an 8 instead of a 6.
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soo long...   
Rating: N/A
by dashipo
May 11th, 2008, 9:42pm
for some reason, rave reminds me of bleach, i have no idea why, maybe it's cause it's so long, i don't know... oh, but this actually ends... i don't actually think that bleach is ending any time soon... anyway, this isn't a bad series, you should totally read it, and it actually has romance in it...
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I'm still reading it...   
Rating: N/A
by 4everDestined
October 8th, 2007, 7:37pm
from what I gather so far, I love it. I can't wait until more of the scans come in on onemanga and by dragonguard. The art needed work, yes, but what doesn't? The author was only starting out, he did a good job.
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triangle :)   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by Levantine
August 24th, 2007, 6:08pm
for me, rave is one of manga that i read completely from first to end. what i must say is the story is way too fast, quite too naive, and very light. and truly i only like the middle of story. no objections with the artwork
overall, it very worth read manga, but just for have some light fun.
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Cliche but fun   
Rating: 6.9 / 10.0
by KennEH!
July 8th, 2007, 7:13pm
Story takes quite a while to get going, feeling very episodic at the start. It definitley picks up and gets interesting later on. I felt that it was spoonfeeding too much. The tropes are very strong here. Charcters brought back from "death" multiple times, heel turn villians, main character wins through sheer force of will, " the power of friendship" and etc. There were some genuinly funny moments spattered thoughout, but a lot of it was mediocre and really ruined more serious moments. Tries to have some darker themes, but it's overall lightharted nature. All that combined makes things poitnlessly edgy instead looking cool or giving the story depth.

The setting is generic medieval fantsy, nothing really descrptive to give any unique vibe. Almost everyone dresses like they are from the early 2000s, unless they are a warrior or mage.

Our main character Haru is no Naruto, but still very much a shounen lead, he does have some likebale qualities. Heroine is a spunky yet gullible girl with memeory loss, also typical but likable. Some side charcters are interesting, even with being heavily tropey. There are at least three joke charcters at a time who can really push your tolerance for that kind of thing. No charcters development aside from the villins who "see the light."

Art definitley gets better as the series goes on. All the charcters look unique and have something interesting to look at. Mashima has very good fashion sense and chracters have a variety of outfts that all look cool. The overall style had some unique quirks that helped more than hindered in my opinion. My only gripe is that the extreme expressions looked way too similar to the super deformed style used in the comedy bits. More work on subtly in charcter movements would have helped immensley. Backgorunds aren't super detailed. Full page pieces are alright. Action scenes are pretty standard and offer just barely enough to keep you interested.

For being Mashima's first project and not having worked under another mangaka, I'm quite impressed. If you love all the tropes that shounens have to offer, this is pretty good read.

... Last updated on April 3rd, 2017, 8:09pm
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Nothin special   
Rating: N/A
by yy19910505
July 5th, 2007, 9:43am
The drawings aren't really good, and the plot fluency isn't anything to brag about, but heck, its a thing to read.
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One Word   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Tuxx7
June 28th, 2007, 8:23pm
Addicting... true at first the story and characters were sub-par but later on into the series, it really starts to get alot better. Everything about it changes. The character and plot and the atmosphere and tone went drastically better . Just leaves you wanting more and more.

Bare in mind it's still a typical adventure and fantasy type shounen. But it's exceptionally different. As said before at first it was slow but later on it gets much better. There isn't much side tracking or "fillers" The story moves fast and never drags around. Plus the characters are interesting to say the least.

... Last updated on June 28th, 2007, 8:27pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ranmaru
June 8th, 2007, 3:52pm
I like it...if your lookin for a comedy action with a lil bit of romance then this is one of the best you'll get.
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