Rosario to Vampire

Rosario to Vampire is a franchise comprised of 2 anime series, 2 manga series
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A harem tale of a man and cute monster girls with an action-horror twist.

Overview

Rosario + Vampire is romantic comedy series written and illustrated by Akihisa Ikeda. The series began its serialization in August of 2004 as part of Monthly Shonen Jump and ended on June 2007. On November 2007, the series continued as Rosario + Vampire : Season II on Jump Square, monthly anthology that is replacement of Monthly Shonen Jump.

Plot

Tsukune Aono is the very definition of average, with the one exception being his absolutely abysmal grades. So when his high school application tests comes around, it's not surprising nobody will accept him. Luckily for Tsukune, his mother stumbles upon a flier for a school that an odd priest dropped. Without having a second thought Tsukune applies to Yokai Academy, which he finds out later that the school is for monsters and he is the only human being in the school. However being the only human in a monster only school isn't so bad, since he has Moka Akashiya, a beautiful vampire watching his back.

Characters

Tsukune Aono

Human boy who got ended up in a school full of monsters. Due to his human blood, Moka gets drawn to him wanting to suck his blood, which Tsukune allows her to do since he likes her. However letting Moka keeping sucking his blood ended up creating unfortunate situations for him.

Moka Akashiya

Outer and Inner Moka
Outer and Inner Moka

Sweet and kind even though she is a vampire, that is until the rosary on her neck is removed. When her rosario is removed she releases her true nature of cold and arrogant, also becomes one of the most powerful supernatural beings. Even though removing the rosario and releasing her full power seems convenient, she cannot remove it by herself, it can only be done by Tsukune. It was revealed later that "inner" Moka that is sealed all the time is the real personality, and the one that is out all the time is fake personality that was created to protect the real one. The problem gets more complicated when it is the "outer" Moka that Tsukune fell in love with.

Kurumu Kuruno

Succubus who came to Yokai Acadamy to seduce all the males and create her harem, but her plan foils when all the males are paying attention to Moka instead of her. She wanted to proved that she is better than Moka, so she hypnotizing Tsukune by using Charm ability and tricks Tsukune to say that he prefer Kurumu over Moka. After Moka discover Kurumu's little trick, they end up fighting against each other. After losing fight against Moka, Kurumu backs off, but comes back claming that Tsukune is her destined partner.

Mizore Shirayuki

Rosario + Vampire JP DVD Volume 4 Cover
Rosario + Vampire JP DVD Volume 4 Cover

An Yuki-Onna who constantly stalks on Tsukune. Mizore was absent from the Yokai Academy for long due to incident in the past; she confessed her feelings toward a teacher but the teacher took advantage of that, resulting Mizore to attack teacher. Ever since then Mizore has been keeping distance from the others, until she found Tsukune. Seeing Tsukune as another loner in the Academy she thought they both could be perfect for each other and stay together forever, by freezing him for eternity. Her plan almost succeeded until Moka and Kurumu interfered, stopping her from freezing Tsukune. Nonetheless, Mizore still likes Tsukune and constantly stalks him from unexpected locations.

Yukari Sendo

Rosario + Vampire JP DVD Volume 3 Cover
Rosario + Vampire JP DVD Volume 3 Cover

Young witch girl who was accepted into Yokai Academy despite her age due to her high intelligence. Despite her intelligence she is still a child, as such she sometimes pulls pranks on everyone or creates trouble with weird inventions of hers. However being a witch didn't make things easy for Yukari, being someone who is standing between middle of human and monster she was discriminated from both side ever since she was a child. That was not the case anymore when Moka Tsukune accepted her as another friend.

Manga

Rosario + Vampire

Rosario + Vampire JP Manga Volume 1 Cover
Rosario + Vampire JP Manga Volume 1 Cover

Written and illustrated by Akihisa Ikeda, the first chapter was published August 2004 of Monthly Shonen Jump and ended on September 2007, having ten volumes consist of 40 chapters published by Shueisha. The story revolves around a boy named Tsukune, who was admitted to Yokai Academy by accident, which is full of monsters. As Tsukune tries to survives he makes enemies as well as lovely ladies as his friends. It is licensed and published by Viz Media in US.

Rosario + Vampire Season II

Rosario + Vampire Season II JP Manga Volume 6 Cover
Rosario + Vampire Season II JP Manga Volume 6 Cover

Continuing from the previous series, the Season II takes place half a year after the last chapter of Rosario Vampire. The new chapter was published in November 2007 issue of Jump Square, which is actually replacement of Monthly Shonen Square that went down due to poor sale. The story now revolves around Moka and her origin, and fight against the group known as Fairy Tale, a group of powerful monsters who aims to dominate the world.

Anime

Rosario + Vampire

Rosario + Vampire Promo Poster
Rosario + Vampire Promo Poster

Anime based on the manga of same name by Akihisa Ikeda. Compared to the original manga, the anime series focused more on the romantic comedy. The anime version was produced by Gonzo studio and aired from January 3, 2008 to March 27, 2008 with thirteen episodes. It has been licensed by Funimation in US.

Rosario + Vampire Capu2

Rosario + Vampire Capu2 Poster
Rosario + Vampire Capu2 Poster

Second season based on Rosario + Vampire Season II manga. The story revolves around Kokoa Shuzen, Moka's sister who prefers Moka's inner self than her outer self. Kokoa tries everything she can to release the seal so she can be with inner self Moka all the time. The series consist of thirteen episodes and some of them are anime originals. Just like the first season, the second season was produced by Gonzo and it is currently licensed by Funimation in US.

General Information Edit
Name: Rosario to Vampire
Name: ロザリオとバンパイア
Romaji: Rozario to Banpaia
Aliases: Rosario Vampire
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