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February 12th, 2007 (12:14 pm)
thoughtful

current mood: thoughtful

Hisashiburi da yo~~~~ ;P

I wanted to chat for a bit about Vampire Knight, whose first volume came out recently and proceeded to outsell new volumes of One Piece and Black Cat. (See here).)

Vampire Knight is an uber-shoujo vampire/romance/drama manga. I stumbled across it in Lala, the mangabon that publishes Host Club, and started following it a bit. It's one of those series that is really soap opera-esque, but still addictive. The kind I'm somewhat ashamed to admit to reading. Like Marmalade Boy, except with vampires, and without possible incest.

So I'm actually pretty surprised to see it so high on the list, especially since it's only the first volume-- it hasn't been heavily scanlated or anything, so it's not like it had the built-in following that some manga do. I definitely think Host Club is superior to it, but OKHC is three spots below it in the sales.

I guess it's nice to know that I'm not the only person who likes it, but I'm kind of scared to seek out fans of it for fear that they're all giggly googly pubescents ._. Which is awfully stereotypical of me, but eh, there it is.

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Posted by: Fabrice Fabrice (pikapika217)
Posted at: February 12th, 2007 09:10 pm (UTC)
Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders

Personally, if Yuki was a guy and it were an all boys school, it would probably be my favorite manga. but it replaced the very slashable Godchild series in Shojo Beat's serilazation, so I refuse to like it XP

Posted by: jensuki (jensuki)
Posted at: February 12th, 2007 09:14 pm (UTC)

I can't really get into Godchild! I started reading it, and there are aspects of it I like, but I haven't been able to bring myself to buy past volume 2-- it just feels like there's so much more for me to spend my money on :/

Though of course, I'm totally okay with het romances, so that adjusts my mindset a bit ;) Though Vampire Knight is far from UN-slashable, to be sure.

Posted by: yamikakyuu (yamikakyuu)
Posted at: February 13th, 2007 03:02 am (UTC)
lulu2

Oh man I love GodChild, vol 4 was out today! anyways...I just got into Vampire Knight mostly cuz I saw a pic of Kaname and DAMN!!! Ive read vol 1 but all the other scanlations I found of vol 2-5 sucked so Ill have to wait.

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