Manga Review: Dance in the Vampire Bund, Vol. 2 by Nozomu Tamaki

Title: Dance in the Vampire Bund, Vol. 2
Author: Nozomu Tamaki
Pages: 192
Publisher: Seven seas
ISBN: 1933164816

A special district for vampires has been set up in Japan by Mina Tepes, the Vampire Queen. Mina’s extensive preparation even include arrangements for a school that she herself attends, along with her servant Akira in tow. Amidst student backlash and clandestine activities by the Japanese government, the president of the student council disappears. Mina and Akira’s new battle has begun!

REVIEW

Vol. 2 of Dance in the Vampire Bund series was as intense as Vol. 1. Now we go deeper in the “kingdom” that Mina is in but Vol 2 shows us a different side of Mina. Mina in Vol. 2 was a bit softer and kinder and this shows us that Mina isn’t just a vampire ruler who wants to dominate but rather a princess who cares about her people and the people that she loves.


This is an unexpected turn in the story. Princess Mina wants to be part of the community and would like to study in the high school located in an area that is controlled by both the bund and the Japanese government. Image below shows the administration of the school presenting Princess Mina as a student of the school.

As the story progress, issues surfaces between vampire and humans. This is were the student council president is being attacked by vampires – is it Princess Mina’s order or someone else?
This part of the story just shows Mina’s cunning ability. Brutal but genius. I have to admire her here –
Okay let’s see some action shall we?
 
This manga is really not for younger readers because of the nudity and the fighting scenes included in the stories (see picture above)
The last pages is really nail biting! Mina and Akira fight each other in order to know where Akira’s loyalty stands. Basically Mina was jealous of  Yuki so Mina wanted to know if Akira will pick her although her ways are a little bit drastic.
So there you have it Dance in the Vampire Bund, Vol. 2 is as exciting as the first volume and from here it seems to get better through the next volume. Watch out for Dance in the Vampire Bund, Vol. 3 next week.
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