Thursday, February 25, 2016

Book Review: Dance In The Vampire Bund Vol 4

Title - Dance In The Vampire Bund Vol 4
Author - Nozomu Tamaki
Series - Dance In the Vampire Bund #4
Genre - Vampire Manga
Published - August 19th 2008
Publisher - Seven Seas
Format - Ebook

After millennia in hiding, Mina Tepes, the princess of the ancient covenant and ruler of all vampires, wants change. Using the vast wealth of the Tepes line, she has paid off the entire gross national debt of Japan and in so doing, gained the authority to create a "special district" off the coast of Japan that is to become the future haven for vampires from all over the world. But with both human and vampire forces conspiring against her, Mina and her bodyguard Akira may not survive!


When a new adversary attempts to gain control of Princess Mina, Akira must fight to save her in a gripping game of cat and mouse! 

Dance in The Vampire Bund is a vampire manga that I happened to catch the short series on Netflix a few years ago. The anime never had an end so I’m hoping to get one by reading the manga. Mina Tepes is the vampire ruler even though she has the body of a 9 year old girl. Her guardians are the earth clan a pack of werewolves and she’s taken a fancy to one young shifter Akira making him her companion. The Vampire Bund has been created at last offering a safe place to all the vampires they just have to be oathed to Mina the vampire. However someone is determined that Mina won’t lead and is attempting to have her killed. Thankfully she has Akira by her side even though I think Mina can take just about anyone. She’s also wanting to start sending the vampire children to the school where Akira was attending claiming it was built with the intention of teaching both. However the students as well as vampires aren’t so thrilled and things run rapid.

The 4th installment dives deeper into the battle between Mina and Hysteria the vampire in town who’s causing trouble. It turns out that Mina’s vampire assistant has encountered Hysteria before in the past, but chooses to server Mina. She’s taken the student council girl who was turned into a vampire under her wing and they need to save her before it’s too late. They also learn that the vampire in town who’s working for one of the three vampire families who are in charge of Mina’s future. This could change bring new unwanted attention to the Bund. 

I find Mina an intriguing character even though she’s an ancient vampire trapped she’s in the body of a young girl which makes her seem weaker. I have a feeling she’s a
lot more than the girl she appears to be at least so I far and I’m curious to see how she evolves. Not sure how I feel about Akira I’ve got some mixed feelings about him at the moment. I see a potential love match but hopefully Mina will grow up a little physically.

I watched the anime on Netflix but it didn’t really have a ending and that was a few years ago so I’m hopping to see how it will play out. I like the art some of the detailing is well done. The concept is interesting the idea of building a vampire city for them all to live in seems to work protecting the vampires as well as the humans. Mina is an interesting character who’s quickly growing on me with each page. The story is face paced flowing smoothly along. I’m looking forward to seeing how it will all play out at last. I’m quickly finding the series addicting it’s hard to put down the more I read the more I want to know how it’s going to play out next.

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