Monday, February 15, 2016

Book Review: Dance In The Vampire Bund Vol 1

Title - Dance In The Vampire Bund Vol 1
Author - Nozomu Tamaki
Series - Dance In the Vampire Bund #1
Genre - Vampire Manga
Published - May 27th 2008
Publisher - Seven Seas
Format - Ebook

The most original vampire story in centuries!

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!

Now, on the eve of the landmark press conference announcing the existence of vampires to the world, terrorists and rival factions are plotting to assassinate Mina Tepes.

Dance in the Vampire Bund is an ongoing manga series that features stunning artwork and an enthrallingly original super-natural narrative.
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.

Mina strives to make a safe place for the vampires of the world and with her plan the Bund in the works she may just succeed at her plan. Mina used her vast amount of money to acquire some land off the coast of Japan to build her Bund. She even comes out to the human world about the vampires being real after being attacked at an interview. Will they figure out who’s after her? What about 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 never had an ending so after finishing my last manga I decided to give it a shot. 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. While this is just my first volume I admit it has my attention captivated the art work may just be the best I’ve seen so far. The story is face paced flowing smoothly along. I’m looking forward to seeing how it will all play out at last. 

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