Thursday, April 7, 2016

Manga Book Review: Dance in the Vampire Bund Vol 9

Title - Dance In The Vampire Bund Vol 9
Author - Nozomu Tamaki
Series - Volume #9
Genre - Manga Fantasy
Published - December 7th 2010
Publisher - Seven Seas
Format - Ebook
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Dance in the Vampire Bund Vol 9, a graphic novel by Nozomu Tamaki

Betrayal by a rogue agent has rocked the Vampire Bund hard, especially Akira. Even worse, the agent has stolen the most damaging secret that Princess Mina tried hardest to conceal--namely, that Mina has the ability to transform into a full-grown woman capable of bearing children.

With this news leaked to the lords of the three great vampire clans, the brazen Lord Ivanovic launches an all-out assault on the Bund in order to claim Mina for himself. Princess Mina is left no choice but to counter-attack, as her once idyllic haven for vampires is turned into a war zone with massive casualties on both sides.

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.

In the 9th installment has Yuki healing from her attack that almost killed her. Akira is still dealing with the betray from his former friend Angie who infiltrated the Bund to get detailed information for an attack. While still dealing with the betray they didn’t expect to see a new attack from one of the three turning their own people against them. Will the bund survive that attack that is determined to destroy them all and land Mina in the hands of one of the three. 

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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