Blood+ Adagio, Volume 1 (Manga)

Blood+ Adagio, Volume 1 (Manga)

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by Kumiko Suekane
     
 

On the eve of the Russian Revolution, our favorite Chiropteran-hunting duo masquerades as members of Tsar Nicholas Romanov's royal chamber orchestra. Saya begins to uncover some of the strange secrets of the Romanov royal family and, of course, finds some hideous Chiropteran beasts who are doing a little masquerading of their own. Despite being one of the

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On the eve of the Russian Revolution, our favorite Chiropteran-hunting duo masquerades as members of Tsar Nicholas Romanov's royal chamber orchestra. Saya begins to uncover some of the strange secrets of the Romanov royal family and, of course, finds some hideous Chiropteran beasts who are doing a little masquerading of their own. Despite being one of the Chiropteran "originals," Saya's devoted her life to eradicating the wilder, more vicious Chiropteran spawn who prey on humanity, and this short series embraces the same mix of action, humor, and horror.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781595822765
Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Publication date:
04/29/2009
Series:
Blood+ Series
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
779,061
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
17 - 18 Years

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Blood+ Adagio, Volume 1 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Ms_Cassia1989 More than 1 year ago
After receiving volumes 1-3 of Blood+ for Christmas, I was hooked. But, after purchasing volumes 4 and 5, and finishing the series, I found myself hungry for more chiropteran-hunting. That's where Blood+ Adagio comes in. Set on the eve of the Russian Revolution, it tells a story different from the one in the history books with Saya and Hagi arriving to take care of a chiropteran problem at the royal family's summer home. Though things do not really end up going as planned for the two as mistakes are made and Saya questions why she has to kill. The art work is a tad different from the Blood+ manga series, but the artist and writer, Kumiko Suekane, still does an excellent job of portraying the characters. The story is riveting and as the reader, you quickly find yourself pulled in and unable to put the book down. With Saya and Hagi facing doubts about what it means to work under Red Shield and hunt down Diva, it definitely adds a touch of humanism to the characters. Expect Hagi to have a more upfront role than he had in the Blood+ manga while still being the ever-faithful Chevalier to Saya. Meanwhile, Saya is not quite as certain of herself as she was in the Blood+ manga and shows more emotion in terms of how killing makes her really feel. The other characters and their motives help to create a story of intrigue and plots as they attempt to gain what they want. Be advised, not everyone is as they seem. I definitely enjoyed this book and would recommend to anyone that enjoyed the original Blood+ manga. Kumiko Suekane does an excellent job in this musically-title spin-off that would be a great addition to anyone's manga collection. I also recommend Blood+ Adagio volume 2 to get the rest of the story.
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