Sunday, September 21, 2014

Rosario+Vampire Volume 2

Rosario+Vampire is the story of Tsukune Aono, a high school student so average it's almost ridiculous, who ends up enrolled in Yokai Academy, a school built solely for monsters. Overall, the manga is actually pretty good. I enjoy the storyline and have enjoyed the series as a whole.

The start of the second volume introduces us to Yukari Sendou, a witch and girl genus who skipped several grades. She is actually my least favorite character of the whole cast, not because I actually dislike her personality or the funny things she does and says, but because I'm not really comfortable with the whole 10-year old girl wants to sleep with Moka and Tsukune aspect of the story.

Tsukune and Moka also end up dealing with ishigami, an art teacher who is, like most monsters they face, kind of psycho. And the third chapter even has some major character development for Kurumu, which I felt was necessary because in the first volume she doesn't appear to be anything more than a large-breasted fanservice girl. This volume actually gives her some depth.

Overall, I enjoyed volume two. It has a good deal of character development and even introduces us to the character who will later on become one of the early main antagonists of the series.