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Cirque du Freak (manga)

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Alternative title:
Darren Shan
The Saga of Darren Shan
ダレン・シャン (Japanese)
向達倫大冒險 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Themes: monsters, vampires
Plot Summary:
Darren Shan is an ordinary boy living an ordinary life until he receives a flyer for the freak show "Cirque du Freak". When the preformance is over, he overhears a conversation between his friend Steve Leopard and one of the preformers, Mr. Crepsley, only to discover that the odd perfomer is a vampire. In order to save Steve's life, Darren must become Mr. Crepsley's Half vampire assistant. Now he must travel the world to regain his humanity.
Darren was just an ordinary boy from an ordinary town, until a misadventure stealing a vampire's performing spider changes his life forever. Now, he must leave home as a half-vampire, and embark on a series of adventures that get more perilous every time. What starts as Darren's personal journey grows into a full war between rival clans of vampires, and somehow, Darren is the key to saving the vampires - or bringing about the destruction of the world.
User Ratings: 29 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 4 votes (Eng:4)
 Excellent: 9 votes (Eng:4, sub:2, dub:2, ?:1)
 Very good: 6 votes (Eng:5, edit.dub:1)
 Good: 5 votes (Eng:4, others:1
1 French
 Decent: 1 vote (Eng:1)
 So-so: 2 votes (Eng:2)
 Not really good: 2 votes (Eng:2)
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Seen in part or in whole by 91 users, rank: #914 (of 6717)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.862 (Very good), std. dev.: 1.6963, rank: #1477 (of 7448)
Weighted mean: 7.668 (Very good−), rank: #2054 (of 7448) (seen all: 7.92 / seen some: 7.47)
Bayesian estimate: 7.671 (Very good−), rank: #1111 (of 3484)
Number of tankoubon: 12
Vintage: 2006-11-17
Release dates: We have 28
Trivia: We have 1
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Graphic novel
    Cirque du Freak (GN 1) 2009-06-30 (from $7.75)
    Cirque du Freak - The Vampire's Assistant (GN 2) 2009-08-31 (from $7.29)
    Cirque du Freak - Tunnels of Blood (GN 3) 2009-10-31 (from $2.22)
    Cirque du Freak - Vampire Mountain (GN 4) 2010-01-31 (from $7.84)
    Cirque du Freak - Trials of Death (GN 5) 2010-04-20 (from $6.19)
    Cirque du Freak - The Vampire Prince (GN 6) 2010-07-27 (from $4.24)
    Cirque du Freak - Hunters of the Dusk (GN 7) 2010-10-26 (from $9.46)
    Cirque du Freak - Allies of the Night (GN 8) 2011-03-22 (from $9.59)
    Cirque du Freak - Killers of the Dawn (GN 9) 2011-05-24 (from $8.06)
    Cirque du Freak - The Lake of Souls (GN 10) 2011-07-19 (from $9.19)
    Cirque du Freak - Lord of the Shadows (GN 11) 2011-10-25 (from $8.99)
    Cirque du Freak - Sons of Destiny (GN 12) 2012-01-24 (from $9.59)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Original creator: Darren Shan
Japanese companies
Publisher: Shogakukan
English staff
English cast
Translation: Stephen Paul

Adaptation: Stephen Paul
English companies
Licensed by: Yen Press
French staff
French companies
Publisher: Pika Édition
French cast
Italian cast
Italian staff
Translation: Rie Zushi
Italian companies
Publisher: Edizioni Star Comics (discontinued)
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Licensed by: Sharp Point Press
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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