cornerofmadness (cornerofmadness) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

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Book 38

Dance in the Vampire Bund, vol. 14Dance in the Vampire Bund, vol. 14 by Nozomu Tamaki

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I'm a bit torn about the ending of this series. Parts I liked. Parts I was bored with but that's been true of the whole final arc. I wasn't all that impressed by some of it. What sort of annoyed me (and at the same time made me wonder if there will be more) that the back of the manga says end of the first epic arc. It was surely not wrapped up in any way. Most of the questions remain unanswered but as of the moment of writing the review I don't know if there is a plan for another saga.

What I really liked was finally getting Alphonse's history. It was about time we got to know him. I really liked Yuki's struggles to stop the Mina impersonator in spite of her disabilities.

The uncomfortable - the neighborhood anti-vampire watch group going from a helpful patrol to a sadistic mob. You want to hate them. You do hate them. But in the back of your mind you know this could happen all too easily because it has time and again.

What I didn't like - the Machiavellian politics and the Mina impersonator's endless speeches. The endless nudity for no reason.

I wasn't that fond of the final battle or how it wrapped up (or didn't).

Over all, I enjoyed the series in spite of the misogynistic fan service (don't ask me why). I'm not sure if I'll be around for the next incarnation of it if there is one. Maybe since Angie and Akira still haven't had their final go arounds.

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Tags: manga, urban fantasy

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