Monday, April 11, 2016

Manga Review: Dance in the Vampire Bund Vol 11

Title - Dance In The Vampire Bund Vol 11
Author - Nozomu Tamaki
Series - Volume #11
Genre - Manga Fantasy
Published - January 3rd 2012
Publisher - Seven Seas
Format - Ebook
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The New York Times Bestselling series, now a hit anime from FUNimation!

The queen of vampires, Mina Tepes, has been replaced by an imposter, and only Yuki, now a mute, knows the truth. While the subjects of the Vampire Bund are unaware that an evil doppleganger rules over them, Mina's most trusted friends remain sequestered on the sidelines. It's up to Yuki to risk her life to convince Mina's werewolf bodyguard Akira that the time has come to fight back.

Dance in the Vampire Bund is an ongoing manga series that features stunning artwork and an enthrallingly original supernatural narrative. The manga has been adapted into a hit anime series in Japan and licensed by FUNimation for North America. Volumes 7-9 of Dance in the Vampire Bund have hit the New York Times Manga Bestsellers List several times!

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 11th volume we find that the real Mina is no longer at the hands of her captors but she’s found herself a safe place with a single mom. However, she needs to get back across the pond to save her Bund. While she’s away the clone that only Yuki suspects is a clone is running amok taking over and sending her protectors on a war mission. While Akira is kept close but still in the dark about what is really going on. Vampire attack are happening outside the bund and things are getting out of control. When Mina’s new friends are threatened she’s forced to accept her fate and return with her captor. Will she ever make it back to Akira and 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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