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Preview — Rosario+Vampire by Akihisa Ikeda
Rosario+Vampire: Season II, Vol. 8: The Secret of the Rosario (Rosario+Vampire: Season II #8)
Average human teenager Tsukune accidentally enrolls at a boarding school for monsters--no, not jocks and popular kids, but bona fide werewolves, witches and unnameables out of his wildest nightmares! On the plus side, all the girls have a monster crush on him. On the negative side, all the boys are so jealous they want to ki...more
(Also, pet peve, but what's with calling a certain powerful Vampire by their name spelt backwards? It happens in books and films, but Manga does it a LOT. I mean, it's not in copyright anymore guys, and it may have been sorta funny the first time, but now it just a reference to a reference!!!)
A very plot heavy volume with none of the sexy flirtatios "fluff" of previous volumes although we still get some provocative costumes. Artwork is excellent and Alucard the big bad is like Geiger's 'Alien' but with more tentacles.
AND BOY WAS IT EPIC. AND BRILLIANT. AND BY FAR A FAVORITE.
Don't get me wrong, I <3 R+V, but what's going on is so much better than the tropy (though fun and hilarious) stuff the manga was filled with at the beginning.
I CAN NOT WAIT FOR THIS SHOWDOWN. It's going to be wonderful.
ALL OF MY RESPECT.
Learning Moka, Aqua, and Moka's mother's backstories was AMAZING!
It gives you an entire, new appreciation for the lovely, pink-haired Moka!