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Manga Tuesdays - Vampire Girl

Manga: Vampire Girl 
(alternative titles: おまえが世界をこわしたいなら; 吸血少女; If You Wanna Break Out This World; If You Wanna Break This World; If You Want to Destroy the World;  Omae ga Sekai o Kowashitai Nara)
Written by: Fujiwara Kaoru
Genres: Drama, Historical, Josei, Mystery, Psychological, Romance, Supernatural, Tragedy
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 17
Anime: nope
own/ library/ borrowed/ read online

completed/ ongoing
publisher: shodensha

Koizumi Wana is infatuated with the man who came to the restaurant she works at and ordered a burger with no onions. Little does she know, Toujou Ren is interested in her as well, but for a different reason. Wana just so happens to be the mirror image of a woman he knew a very long time ago. It is for that reason that he saves her when she nearly dies in a car accident. But the life he gives Wana is far different from the one she lived before, and she's not certain it's the kind she wants.
(from www.wikipedia.com/wike/vampire_girl)

This Manga was quite a bit different from the mangas I usually read. I usually go for the most realistic stories, but I tried something else for a change. I quite liked it though :) The story was about this girl Wana who leads a normal high school life. She has a crush on this guy who she sometimes sees and after a lot of murders happen in the area where she is living she decides that the next time she sees him, she'll ask his name. On a normal, rainy day she's being driven back from her part time job by her parents (because of the murders they won't let her go alone, but Wana won't quite her job because her crush sometimes is a comstumer at her work) she sees 'him' and asks her parents to stop to aks his name, her parents forget to look forward for a moment and they end up in a horrible accident. But (as you probably read in the summary) Wana is saved by her crush, but not in a normal way. The boy turned out to be a vampire and so is Wana from now on. The problem is that Wana actually doesn't want to be a vampire and she kind of hates her crush for saving her. Anyway she ends up living with him, without knowing his name, trying to lead a normal life without parents (they died in the accident) and to live without having to drink blood (a little spoiler: she fails terrible in this last thing -_-). The story also follows the story line of the detective who investigates the murders in the area where Wana lives. You'll see a lot about Ren Toujou (the crush) his past. 

The story makes a few weird but pleasant twists. When I first started reading I thought: 'Oh gosh, this is probably a kind of Twilight were the 'Edward' dies or something.' But it turned out to be a lot better. It sometimes has a bit bloody images in it, but this only makes it better and it's not really bad I'm just not used to it -_-  Futhermore, the story is a bit wicked and twisted, but I really like that. I don't think it is a real sad tragedy and that a bit disappointing, because I really love tragedies, I didn't even have to cry one time... The art gets better throughout the story, it's not beautiful but it is really unique and it fits the story well.

3.5 stars

Some things about manga for non-manga readers :P :

Manga is a Japanese cartoon or comic. There are lots of them in all kind of different genres (really from porn to manga for little girls). Of most mangas there is a new chapter released every month, so that's why some are ongoing.
If you are too lazy to read, of most mangas there is an anime to watch ;)
If you consider reading manga pay attention! Manga is written from right to left!

some terms:
Shoujo= Manga for mostly teenage girls (it can be very childish, it can be really mature)
Shounen= Manga for mostly teenage boys (example: Naruto )
Josei= Manga for older women (the manga site says: late teenage and adult audiences, this is usually because the characters in the manga are not in high school anymore, this doesn't mean it's not fun to read if you are younger)
Seinen= Manga for older men (also for late teenage and adult audiences, also usually fun to read if you're younger)
School life= is sometimes quite interesting because the Japanese school life seems very different than what I am used to
Shoujoai= girls love
Shounenai= boys love
Yuri = let's just say: the more advanced version of girls love
Yaoi= the more advanced version of boys love

Love, Lua

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