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Blood: The Last Vampire 2002

3.52 of 5 stars 3.52  ·  rating details  ·  231 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Benkyo Tamaoki updates a Vietnam War-era anime story to present-day Japan. The immortal Saya returns -- still clad in her trademark sailor suit and armed with an ancient Samurai sword -- to continue her holy war against the vampiric Chiropterans. Like Buffy the Vampire Slayer in tone but with graphic violence, this book is recommended for mature readers.
Paperback, 200 pages
Published November 5th 2002 by VIZ Media LLC (first published January 1st 2001)
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Chels M.
No es que sea un pelotazo, pero me ha gustado.
Desde el principio del manga tratas de conocer más detalles sobre la enigmática Saya. Me ha sorprendido ver la profundidad que tiene la historia realmente. No me lo esperaba. Y me ha gustado.

El final ha sido algo confuso, menos mal que viene con explicaciones tanto del autor de esta adaptación de Blood + como de Agustín Gómez Sanz, el traductor. Con dichos datos, uno puede formarse hipótesis.

Da que pensar ese final. Y ya sólo por eso, la historia en
this is pretty good...despite the violence
the story is hard to understand till i had to search it on wikipedia to understand it :P
but the modern show of this- blood+- is so much better, in my opinion :) but all the characters look rearranged XD
the only thing that is confusing is really about the chiropterans
so waffle lady's kinda right :D
it is a smidge creepy
but like this version is extremely...sexual, leave it at that
like totally older teen-ish
okay, this is based on the movie, blood: the
Nyie Rombeng
XDhe...he..sekilas komik ini sama dengan "blade"dimana tokoh utamanya yang seorang vampir memburu sesamanya dengan slogan"fight for honor",mungkin satu-satunya perbedaan adalah gender(pria di"blade"dan perempuan di"blood:the last vampire".)
saya berjuang memburu para vampir diluar sana yang dianggapnya parasit dan onigen,musuh besarnya yang membuat saya kehilangan orang2 yang disayanginya.
This is the kind of dark, gritty, gorey and sexy atmosphere that always hovered around the anime series, Blood+, which I felt never reached its full potential (or even tried). Tamaoki's erotic drawing style, combined with the darkness of the storyline, took me by surprised in the best way possible. I wish the rest of the series was this creepy and kinky.

Also, news flash, this isn't a prequel, it's the conclusion. I had no idea. Oh, well. I'm still gonna read the Blood+ manga.
Federiken Masters
Aug 17, 2010 Federiken Masters rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans de la franquicia, supongo
Recommended to Federiken by: Pinta
En su momento me gustó bastante, y recuerdo haberlo leído más de una vez para ver si le encontraba más gracia. Como nunca vi la película, ni jugué los videojuegos y recién me reencontré con el universo "Blood" con los mangas de la remake, Blood+, tampoco pude disfrutarlo globalmente. Pero tampoco me quejo y fue una linda lectura hace nueve años, cuando el panorama pintaba no muy alentador. Al menos en el mundo historietil.
Although I'm usually all for yuri moments, this one was just... weird. It was creepy, then, perhaps, maybe that was the intention.

None the less, the read altogether (aside from the one scene above) was alright. Nothing incredible by any means.

The movie is far better. It's a favorite of mine, actually. The book, however, not so much.
The problem with any Blood manga --light or otherwise-- is the automatic strain I have with understanding what's going on next to the background information (if any is given). These books are difficult but worth it.
I like them, but I wish I could attribute more understanding with reading experience.
Paul Eric
Pese a la buena calidad de los lápices de Tamaoki, pese a que se agradece la violencia desmedida sin razón demasiado evidente, la novela gráfica se pierde hacia el final por ser confuso. Y todo empeora con las explicaciones finales del mangaka que no ayudan en nada.
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Waited forever for this book to find it somewhere! I got it on ebay in 2008 and loved it.

Alot of evil things going on. but thats what saya's all about, thats why you would pick up the books i think ? :p
this book was disgusting. It was pornographic and disrespect to women. If I could give it zero stars, I would.
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