Rosario+Vampire, Volume 1

Rosario+Vampire, Volume 1

by Akihisa Ikeda


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Rosario+Vampire, Volume 1 by Akihisa Ikeda

Tsukune's going to have one heck of a hickey when he gets home from Monster High!

All-around average teenager Tsukune can't get accepted to any high school save one...but on his first day he finds the rest of the student body doesn't appear average at all. Best of all, the cutest girl on campus can't wait to fling her arms around his neck! Wait a sec'—are those her teeth around his neck too...? Tsukune's going to have one heck of a hickey when he gets home from Monster High! But does he have a chance in H E double hockey sticks of raising his grades at a school where the turf war isn't between the jocks and the nerds but the vampires and the werewolves?


a. Run for your life and the sanctity of your soul

b. Invite her out for a strawberry soda, heavy on the syrup

c. Scream like a boy and hide in the principal's office

d. Let her have a few sips while you check out her spectacular quadriceps

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781421519036
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Publication date: 06/03/2008
Series: Rosario Vampire Series , #1
Edition description: Original
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 272,740
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 16 - 18 Years

About the Author

Akihisa Ikeda was born in 1976 in Miyazaki. He debuted as a mangaka with the four-volume magical warrior fantasy series Kiruto in 2002, which was serialized in Monthly Shonen Jump. Rosario+Vampire debuted in Monthly Shonen Jump in March of 2004 and is continuing in the magazine Jump Square (Jump SQ) as Rosario+Vampire: Season II. In Japan, Rosario+Vampire is also available as a drama CD. In 2008, the story was first released as an anime. Season II is also available as an anime now. And in Japan, there is a Nintendo DS game based on the series. Ikeda has been a huge fan of vampires and monsters since he was a little kid. He says one of the perks of being a manga artist is being able to go for walks during the day when everybody else is stuck in the office.

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Rosario+Vampire, Volume 1 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 71 reviews.
avengedinacent More than 1 year ago
Rosario vampire is a book written by Akihisa Ikeda. Tsukune Aono is a normal high school student who can't get into any private schools due to poor grades. He is finally accepted into a supernatural school for monsters in disguise as humans. The first person he meets is a Moka Akashiya whom becomes his friend for unusual reasons. Not only is she vampire after his blood but Tsukune is first real friend ever. Tsukune quickly realizes his access into a monster school must have been a mistake and fears for his life. Despite Mokas vampirish nature she is a kind girl and Tsukune quickly fall in love with her. Moka also falls in love with Tsukune after they meet. Tsukune decides to be close to Moka even thou she is a vampire. He must hide his human identity or he may lose his life to one of the faculty. Tsukune soon finds out that removing the Rosario from around Mokas neck she becomes a vampire. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good romance fantasy. There are many characters to read about in this book. It contains many action fights and escapes. There are many love situations also. This anime was one of the best ive read in a long time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw this book in an Animerica magazine and I knew I wanted it. I am a 14 y.o. boy, so I was a little hesitant bringing it up to the register in the store. (Just look at the book cover, and you'll know why) I bought Gun Blaze West along with it so the guy would know I wasn't just buying it to look at the girls. Anyways, this book was fantastic: Great illustrations, Great storyline, a little or a lot of romance, and some comedy thrown in. This book is great for a High School student. A+ work, Ikeda.
kayla-4-ever More than 1 year ago
Wow! A year ago I read a preview for season two of the series in my favorite magazine Shonen Jump. So after reading the preview I knew that I would be addicted like with every other manga comic I read! it only took me about a month to finish books 1-season 2 book 1. I've read the season 2 book two book two moths ago I'm really hoping to get the book 3 in the second series. Anyways, this book was amazing and I loved it! I highly recommend it to people at least 10+ because if you read the hole series a lot of them have some inappropriate language and parts in the series but it is definitely a book you should read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best manga I have ever read! I've been really interested in monsters, but had never seen any manga, until rosario vampire. It is really cute, and I love the illustrations! I especially love Kurumu. Its cute how there is a 3-way realationship between Tsukune/Moka/Kurumu, and I also loved the omake'outtake, extra in the back'. This was really cute. It is seriously worth the money, so you should T-O-T-A-L-L-Y buy this! P.S. Don't just crush on Moka, crush on Kurumu, too! :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If it wasn't for the preview from Shonen Jump Magazine, I would never be able to enjoy a good book. This manga has some humorous romance in a high school of monsters. The main character is a human boy named Tsukune Aono that gets enrolled to an academy that has monsters and if anyone finds out about his identity, he is DEAD. But he develops a crush on a girl that is actually a vampire. P. S. If u enjoyed this manga, then watch the anime.
kittenstar More than 1 year ago
its got vampires werewolfs and alot of others alot of fun with bad guys/girl good guys/girls and guys/girls that just dont know who they are
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is a great series. I love the characters, story, and the concept of a hidden, monsters-only school that a human mistakenly attends. However, the first one or two volumes have only mediocre art and a repetitive story (Moka beats everyone with one kick). However, after this, the art improves by leaps and bounds and the story and action gain depth. However, the second season of manga tops the first in all ways: art becomes amazing, the characters are so fleshed out that you actually feel for and with them, and the backstories (especially for Moka the vampire) are astonishing. What I'm trying to say is, the overall story is original, intruiging, and overall one of the best I have ever read, right up there with Rave Master and Bleach. I do suggest, however, that you read the first season in its entirety before moving on to the second season, otherwise you will miss some important plot points.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
U guys should totally buy it!its a mix of romance fantasy and fiction.I LOVE IT AND I HOPE U WILL TOO!!!!!:);)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Been a die-hard fan of this for quite some time. Recommended for fans of romance, the supernatural, and comedy. Characters are super cute and funny. 5*s all the way
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
is there a website 4 the anime? I WANNA WATCH IT!!!!!! T*T
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like the manga you should watch the anime too
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I havent read this book on the nook but i know that it is a japanese comic book (manga) and in the real hand heald books you are sopost to read it from back to front. I just noticed alot of prople saying that they cauldent open the book on their nook so i just thout i would help. Oh yes and also iv seen the anime and it is really good so i bet the manga is too>.<
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series, i've read all the volumes so far, but there was one thing i didn't like about it. It seemed very repetitive, especially in the beginning. It pretty much goes like this: Main character Tsukune gets into a fight with a monster, gets beat up badly, Moka comes, transforms into a vampire, beats monster with one (ONLY ONE!) kick. That's how it goes for the beginning of the series, but it has some stronger enemies later on which is nice. Other than that, this is still a good series.
matthewzane More than 1 year ago
it has all that you need and could want from the begining it has a great plot and has a good story line. it makes you feel like your in the book itself.
Koyi More than 1 year ago
It's a harem of gorgeous demon girls, what more could a guy ask for?
Guest More than 1 year ago
I watched the Anime on line and i was instantly hooked. I don't care if i have to wait months in between each volume, I love this series!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for a Manga that has romance, humor, monsters, and a little action. Then you have found the right one. It is an amazing tale of a boy who accidently enrolls into a school for monsters. And of course the monsters are good looking. This is a amazing piece of work and I would highly recommend it to anybody.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
I heard about the anime and just now thought to start reading the manga. So far, its a good start. Might read the rest of the volumes.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recommend watching the anime and then reading the manga. The anime is well worth watching. The manga and anime differ which is to be expected but, the same feeling of attraction and tension is present. Moka and Tsukane are wonderful.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
the first two seasons of this are on netflix!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
20 times better than the Anime. this series is awsome, out standing art work excellent story line, this is a definate pick up
MereChristian More than 1 year ago
<i>Rosario + Vampire</i> has a unique, if oft-done premise. As the first volume, <i>Lesson One: Vampires</i> begins, we meet the main character, a young man named Tsukune Aono, who is a thoroughly average boy of high school age. Given the Japanese system of schooling, whereby you must be accepted to the next tier of education for high school and college before one can progress, Tsukune is in a bit of a bind. He has flunked out of any hope for advancement, and must wait a year to try again. One day, his father arrives home and joyously tells his wife and son that Tsukune can got to high school. He has found one willing to accept his son. Once at the school, our young hero quickly finds out that the school is a place of learning for monsters, wherein these students are taught how to peacefully live among humans. There Tsukune, and a vampire girl named Moka, fall in love with each other. Then, of course, come the zany and terrifying adventures. The premise of this story, with it's average protagonist stuck in a weird setting and a magical girlfriend is a typically overdone concept. The part that rescues this tale from being too trite or common-place is the absolute wackiness of the narrative. The absurdity of the setting, the characters, and the interactions makes it quite entertaining. For instance, when it does engage in some fanserice-y elements, they are not actually for that purpose. They are brief and for laughs, mostly to poke fun at the predicament our &ldquo;average Joe&rdquo; main character has in a place with stunningly beautiful, and deadly, men and women of different monstrous species. Of course, the manga does have this weird problem of a sort of a mood whiplash, if you will. The story can be hilarious for page upon page, but then begins to get deadly serious when one bad guy/gal or another attacks Tsukune and Mako. Of course, Mako's true nature, released by Tsukune removing the Rosario necklace, as only he can do so (hence the title) is uber-powerful, but also cold and calculating. The difference in tenor and tone of the story itself, and between the two &ldquo;sides&rdquo; of Mako, is a little disconcerting. Despite this, the combination is just an awesome read. In general, this story is quite funny and entertaining, if a tad strange in the way it goes back and forth from funny to deadly serious.