Saturday, April 9, 2016

Manga Book Review: Dance in the Vampire Bund Vol 10

Title - Dance In The Vampire Bund Vol 10
Author - Nozomu Tamaki
Series - Volume #10
Genre - Manga Fantasy
Published - July 5th 2011
Publisher - Seven Seas
Format - Ebook
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Dance in the Vampire Bund Vol. 10, a graphic novel by Nozomu Tamaki

The New York Times bestselling series, now a hit anime series from FUNimation!

Lord Ivanovic is dead. Akira and the members of Beowulf have averted all-out war with the three vampire clans and prevented the Bund's nuclear reactor from going critical and raining down radioactive fallout across the entire Kantou region. The costs have been high. Friends have been lost, and the blows keep coming.

In response to the repeated assassination attempts on her life, Mina Tepes' policies have taken an overly hardline approach, if not erratic and unpredictable. When the truth finally comes out—that this Mina Tepes is an imposter—there will be hell to pay.

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 10th installment Mina is gone her clone has taken over in her place and no one seems to be the wiser. Well almost no one Yuki has started to notice something is wrong with her friend but when she tries to warn Akira her message is intercepted. Mina has pulled away from everyone she used to be close to sending off the werewolves and Vera to fight a raging overtaking in Russia. The real Mina has managed to escape her captors in New York finding safety with a human girl and her daughter. However she’s really weak and needs to get her strength back if she’s going to take back 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 hoping 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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