manga04_jpg login_tab_left_jpg
Username:   Password:    Forgot Password?
Try out our new iPhone application!
Manga Poll
A trademarked name is used in the text, but the author blanked it out or altered it. What should the translator do?
Change it to a generic (i.e., chocolate snack)
Change it to the actual name (i.e., Pocky)
Leave it as the author wrote it (i.e., Poc*y)
See Old Polls

Manga is the Japanese equivalent of comics
with a unique style and following. Join the revolution! Read some manga today!

Coded in ConTEXT

Join #baka-updates

RSS Feed
center_left_tab Manga Info center_right_tab
ALL    A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    J    K    L    M    N    O    P    Q    R    S    T    U    V    W    X    Y    Z   
Vampire Juujikai  
Login to add items to your list, keep track of your progress, and rate series!
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?


Related Series

Associated Names
Запись падшего вампира
뱀파이어 십자계
Record of Fallen Vampire
The Record of a Fallen Vampire
Vampire Chronicles (French)
Vampire Juuji Kai

Groups Scanlating

Latest Release(s)
v.9 c.43 (end) by FallenVampireScans over 8 years ago
v.9 c.Omake by FallenVampireScans over 8 years ago
v.9 c.42 by FallenVampireScans over 8 years ago
Search for all releases of this series

Status in Country of Origin
9 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (897 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.53 / 10.0
 36% (326 votes)
 22% (198 votes)
 20% (183 votes)
 12% (104 votes)
 4% (32 votes)
 3% (26 votes)
 1% (12 votes)
 0% (3 votes)
 0% (2 votes)
 1% (11 votes)

Last Updated
July 31st 2016, 12:22am PST



Category Recommendations





Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Shounen Gangan (Square Enix)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (9 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #296 increased(+16)
Monthly Pos #334 increased(+31)
3 Month Pos #363 increased(+6)
6 Month Pos #324 decreased(-22)
Year Pos #297 decreased(-36)

List Stats
On 1391 reading lists
On 1957 wish lists
On 2200 completed lists
On 148 unfinished lists
On 542 custom lists

Note: You must be logged in to update information on this page.

Forum Posts
Who did you think was the black swan (pre chapter 37) [spoiler] over 8 years ago
How to download from FallenVampireScans over 8 years ago
Vampire Juujikai over 9 years ago

Click to view the forum

tickmark preloadxmark preloadxmark preload
User Comments [ Order by usefulness ]

You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.

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
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
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.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
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.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
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.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
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.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
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..
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
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.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
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.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
I just had to stop reading it 3/4s of the way...   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by malk
October 25th, 2009, 6:17pm
I got tired of the entire manga almost being a description of how strong the main character is, without any real violence to back it up. It's mysteries wrapped in mysteries wrapped in mysteries....and it seems like the "air" of complexity....was so strained that it felt like complexity for the sake of complexity...descriptions of characters will take most the time in this got almost no real action in it even though they're quite generous in the amount of pages telling how strong they'd be if they DID fight.

... Last updated on October 25th, 2009, 6:20pm
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
sigh.... not that good   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by raptorfalcon
October 18th, 2009, 12:31pm
Hmm.. this manga is just 1 big long tragedy. There is no good or bad... just regrets and sadness and the actions guided by those feelings. Very frustrating and depressing manga in my personal opinion. If you like vampires... you might want to pass on this one, if you like comedy PASS on this one. I finished this manga long ago and if memory serves me right, not 1 single individual ends up happy here.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Previous Page Pages (6) [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 ] Next Page
Show  entries per page 

You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.
Manga Search