Welcome to the Vampire MMF

Or perhaps I should say “Velcome!” Today marks the start of this month’s Manga Movable Feast, and we’ve got a special Halloween-inspired theme: vampires! I dare say the popularity of vampires in mainstream culture these days does not need much of an introduction, but just because Twilight is the go-to vampire literature for adolescents around the world doesn’t mean that vampires in manga are all sparkles and brooding hunks! Though there’s plenty of that, too…

I hope this week’s feast will see a wide range of titles covered, since are so many different vampire manga out there! If you have a post you’d like to submit, you can comment here with the link, email me, or tweet to me at @apricotsushi (be sure to include the tag #vampiremmf). Submissions of older posts are always welcome for the archive, so don’t be shy! Oh that note, the archive already has a great selection of reviews from Cowa to Vampire Knight, so be sure to check it out for some inspiration. You’ll see the archive has a permanent place on the right sidebar under “Vampire MMF Archive” for easy access.

I’ll be posting roundups of the day’s submissions every evening, along with a couple submissions of my own, so keep checking back! Also, be sure to follow the #vampiremmf tag if you’re on Twitter. Please head to my original call for participation post for a list of some vampire manga available in English and more information on submission guidelines.

Last but not least, I hope you have fun, whether you’re submitting posts or just reading everyone else’s work, and use this as a chance to get in the holiday spirit!

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.