Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Manga Review: Dance in the Vampire Bund Vol 13

Title - Dance In The Vampire Bund Vol 13
Author - Nozomu Tamaki
Series - Volume #13
Genre - Manga Fantasy
Published - October 2nd 2012
Publisher - Seven Seas
Format - Ebook
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The penultimate volume of the New York Times bestselling manga series

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 a haven for vampires from all over the world.

With Akira, her lycanthrope boyfriend/bodyguard by her side, Mina struggles to keep her rivals and enemies at bay while they seek to sabotage her plans at every turn.

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 13th volume Akira has arrived to save Mina but that doesn't mean that they are safe they have to escape the compound that she's being kept in. With the help of Mina's loyal friends they are able to free the real queen of the vampires. However, the secrets are only starting to come out about what has happened as well as the false queens plans. After learning what is hidden below the amazon compound only to find it buried. Will they make it out of the amazon and get the crown back?

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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