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REVIEW: Chibi Vampire GN 12 and 13




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pachy_boy



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 3:05 pm Reply with quote
I wasn't expecting much when I first started this series; it just seemed like a light, fun title and I wasn't reading too much other manga at the time. So imagine how pleasantly surprised I am to really be enjoying this story for everything it offers. It's hard to believe the final volume's coming already.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 3:26 pm Reply with quote
Sadly, I can't read the reviews since I plan on buying the series and I don't want to know any plot points. Good to know that volume 14 will be the last, though.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 1:33 am Reply with quote
Blood- wrote:
Sadly, I can't read the reviews since I plan on buying the series and I don't want to know any plot points. Good to know that volume 14 will be the last, though.

Agreed. It means that it won't be long before the series is done, unlike times when you have no idea when the series will end and sometimes they might get dragged on for years and years. Still, this is a very enjoyable series and I can't wait to see how the plot will develop in the closing volumes.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:17 am Reply with quote
The cover is really cute!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:31 am Reply with quote
Admitingly, the manga is much, much better than the anime. Much more depth, character development and plot is in the manga. Although the anime was great in its own right (I bought first boxset and purchased all six volumes), the manga was just better.

I am not going to tell any spoliers though. It's that great of a series.

But to me, Chibi Vampire is Tokyo Pop's second best manga series ever licensed. Its a real fun series to re-read over and over again. I would have never expected the manga to be such a fun manga to read though.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:40 am Reply with quote
bleuster wrote:
The cover is really cute!


Totally agree. The cover to volume 13 is what got me interested in owning the series and made me look into the Karin anime. Unfortunately, I very stupidly (and knowingly) bought a bootleg of Karin that has absolutely atrocious subtitles. I plan to pay penance by buying the legitimate box set which will be available soon and is dubbed!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:27 am Reply with quote
Blood- wrote:
bleuster wrote:
The cover is really cute!


Totally agree. The cover to volume 13 is what got me interested in owning the series and made me look into the Karin anime. Unfortunately, I very stupidly (and knowingly) bought a bootleg of Karin that has absolutely atrocious subtitles. I plan to pay penance by buying the legitimate box set which will be available soon and is dubbed!


Don't get your hopes up too much for the dub as it was done by Odex. Not the worst ever, but it certainly could have been better. I am usually a dub first type, but I definitely preferred this series in the original Japanese.

As for the manga, I guess I prefer series ending with you wanting more, but I am rather bummed as this series along with Kitchen Princess have only one more volume left! Anime cry Also, is it just me, or does it always feel like the dramatic finishes of many manga series feel a little rushed? Still, this has been one of my favorites of those I am reading/collecting right now!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:40 pm Reply with quote
Blood- wrote:
bleuster wrote:
The cover is really cute!


Totally agree. The cover to volume 13 is what got me interested in owning the series and made me look into the Karin anime. Unfortunately, I very stupidly (and knowingly) bought a bootleg of Karin that has absolutely atrocious subtitles. I plan to pay penance by buying the legitimate box set which will be available soon and is dubbed!


The anime version is really cute! It's one of my guilty pleasures. The dub is decent - some characters are better than others ... and I think they all get better as the series progresses (as is typical)!

I think it's great that the anime and manga are different enough that you can enjoy both as kind of separate stories ... the novels are pretty good, too~!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:46 pm Reply with quote
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Blood- wrote:
bleuster wrote:
The cover is really cute!


As for the manga, I guess I prefer series ending with you wanting more, but I am rather bummed as this series along with Kitchen Princess have only one more volume left! Anime cry Also, is it just me, or does it always feel like the dramatic finishes of many manga series feel a little rushed?


I think it's natural they feel rushed, because I think the stories just feel like they end too soon after we've been following on them long enough. But whenever I revisit a series that I initially felt had a rushed end, I end up changing my mind and thinking the ending was appropriate enough for these kinds of stories--of course, I don't know the ending to Chibi Vampire yet, so I'm just saying in general
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