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Blood: The Last Vampire 2002

3.67  ·  Rating Details  ·  323 Ratings  ·  15 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
Federiken Masters
Aug 17, 2010 Federiken Masters rated it liked it  ·  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.
Paul Eric
Aug 07, 2015 Paul Eric rated it it was ok
Shelves: me-lo-robaron
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.
Clem Severino
Dec 09, 2015 Clem Severino rated it liked it
I read this book because I watched the anime Blood+.
La historia es muy interesante y te dan ganas de seguir leyendo. Tambien es cierto que tiene escenas MUY EXPLICITAS no aptas para menores de edad, y a mi entender, concluyó con un final Open. En cuando a Maya (en el anime Blood+, Diva)es un personaje muy interesante, tanto en el manga como en la versión televisiva de esta saga. Y esta Saya es, sin duda alguna, mucho mejor que la del anime de Blood, incluida la de su siguiente versión Blood-C, l
Jan 19, 2016 Kathleen rated it really liked it
A decent horror title, with a fair amount of blood and guts and the seamy underbelly of modern life, etc. I feel like the "suddenly, hot lesbians!" scene is kind of gratuitous, but it /is/ a horror staple, even if the characters would then typically be the first to die. The titular vampire who hunts vampires is not very good at fitting into modern society. All of the exposition winds up crammed into the final showdown, which is kind of distracting! The ending is purposefully vague, which bothere ...more
Jun 06, 2008 Wee!wawaLAA!!! rated it really liked it
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.
Leira Capa
Nov 20, 2014 Leira Capa rated it it was amazing
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.
Jun 02, 2008 mathilda_craft rated it it was ok
Shelves: manga
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.
Feb 09, 2010 Rachel rated it liked it
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Jun 16, 2009 Jessica rated it it was amazing
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
Jun 20, 2009 Chrissy rated it did not like it
this book was disgusting. It was pornographic and disrespect to women. If I could give it zero stars, I would.
May 09, 2014 Priscilla marked it as to-read
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He makes hentai manga. But not "just" the kind of hentai manga that features as much overt sex as possible and little realistic storyline. Tamaoki's stories display a great sense of psychological detail, and usually end in a refreshing way. He says about his work: "I want to create hentai manga that convey a feeling of everyday life". His first collection was 'Ero-i Hon' ('Erotic-ish Book') in 199 ...more
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