Manga Review: DANCE IN THE VAMPIRE BUND, VOL. 3 BY NOZOMU TAMAKI

Title: Dance in the Vampire Bund, Vol. 3
Author: Nozomu Tamaki
Pages: 208
Publisher: Seven seas
ISBN: 1934876151

After millennia in hiding, Mina Tepes, the princess of the ancient covenant and ruler of all vampires, wants change. Using the vast wealth of the Tepes line, she has paid off the entire gross national debt of Japan and in so doing, gained the authority to create a “special district” off the coast of Japan that is to become the future haven for vampires from all over the world!

Now, on the eve of the landmark press conference announcing the existence of vampires to the world, terrorists and rival factions are plotting to assassinate Mina Tepes.

REVIEW

The front image of the series usually gives us an idea of what the topic of the stories will be. In this case, the story will evolve around Nanimi after she was turned into a vampire and Mina’s attempt to “save” herself and the people she love with the help of some loyal friends.

Looking back in Vol. 2, Nanimi was turned into a vampire and is missing. Yuki is now helping Mina with the student council, issues resolve around them. Akira’s loyalty is also known from the last volume and that incident will determine how the story of both Akira and Mina will progress. So moving on. The chick above looks awfully familiar right? You’ll get to know who is she as you get into the story more.

The next pictures is a snippet of a characters memory about from Vol. 2

So here we are shown that Nanimi is still alive but not so well and at the second picture you can see that a new character is being introduced.

The next series of pictures shows that Mina is once again in danger from enemies that wants to annihilate  her for good but with her loyal subjects at her side the task will be harder to accomplish as it seems. Look at the last picture in the series, those band of men on the right side is a group of men who are the best of the best and is called the Elite Eight. 8 good looking experts to protect our dear Mina and accompany Akira to Mina’s safety.

Remember the new evil chick I mentioned a while ago? It seems like she goes by the name Hesterica – overly dramatic right?- and it also seems like Vera knows her and has a past with her. Ohhh cat fight!

To summarize the rest, Hysterica will be destroyed and Mina and her subjects is once again saved but we all know that it will not stop there! 🙂 Ok, this last picture I know is not for younger readers so make sure that you are alone reading it. Remember Nanimi? It looks like she is in love with her neighbor who is actually a kid (look above) but what Mina decides with Nanimi and the kid is for you guys to find out.

Dance in the Vampire Bund, Vol. 3 is as awesome as the first 2 books but I feel like there’s something lacking here. I didn’t enjoy it as much as the first two but Vol. 3 is really a story changer. New characters are introduced and destroyed here so I can definitely say a lot happened and Vol. 3 is not lacking in the action area but for me it’s not enough. It’s hard to compete with the first two books but I am excited on what will happen in Vol. 4 I can’t wait!

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