Vampire MMF Roundup: Part One

The first couple of days of the vampire Manga Moveable Feast have gotten to a bit of a slow start, but I’m confident things will get busier as we hit the middle of the week! Let’s take a look at some of the contributions so far:

Ash over at Experiments in Manga kicks off the feast with a vampire-themed Week in Manga post. In it, he covers volumes 1-4 of Blood Sucker: Legend of Zipangu, Devil, volumes 13-16 of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Phathos volumes 1-2, Until the Full Moon volumes 1-2, and volumes 2-5 of Vampire Hunter D. With everything from the hardcore shonen title Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure to BL offerings of Phathos and Until the Full Moon, I’d say he’s got quite the selection!

Next, Manga Xandu takes a look at the Blood Alone omnibus, which contains volumes 1-3 of the series. Lori says: “Blood Alone isn’t the typical vampire series with a lot of angst and melodrama. Instead, it is populated with rich, interesting characters and a story that is a mix of slice of life and murder mystery with a sprinkling of vampires.” Sounds like it might be worth checking out!

Finally, I wrote a shojo-centric introduction to vampire manga here at Chic Pixel, which will hopefully provide a few good titles to start from for shojo fans looking to have some vampires with a side (or perhaps a heaping plate) of romance.

Keep those submissions coming! The vampire MMF will continue through to the 27th. You can email submissions to me directly, or leave a link here in the comments.

About Anne Lee

Also known as apricotsushi. Anne can be written with the kanji for apricot (杏), and sushi was the most quintessentially Japanese thing I could think of when I was 13, resulting in my goofy, albeit memorable, nickname.