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Vampire's Portrait, Volume 1 (Vampire's Portrait #1)

3.61  ·  Rating Details  ·  290 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
A starving artist, Ru sits on a street corner and draws everyday. In an age of patrons and artists, he longs for the day a noble will acknowledge his ability and support him. When a man called Zain commissions him to draw his portrait, Ru soon discovers that his patron is not only incredibly wealthy and generous -- he's also dead! Instead of being fearful of the blood-thir ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published October 21st 2008 by Digital Manga Publishing (first published October 1st 2008)
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Apr 07, 2015 Daesy rated it did not like it
I dont even know what i read.... Is not a yaoi....Is some kind of fake shounen-ai (not sure about it too) and drama?!. Anyway doesnt make any sense, doesnt have a good end, there isnt a real couple and.... well is bad.
Feb 13, 2015 78sunny rated it it was amazing
Erst einmal möchte ich sagen, dass ich die Aufmachung der June-Mangas liebe. Erst einmal haben sie dieses große Format und dann sind sie auch sehr flexibel und somit angenehm zu lesen. Außerdem haben die Mangas einen Schutzumschlag.
Inhaltlich hat mich die Story sehr positiv überrascht. Die Vampirgeschichte ist interessant. Man hat es hier mit 3 Männern zu tun, die auf unterschiedliche Art und Weise etwas miteinander zu tun haben. Was genau, möchte ich hier nicht verraten. Es gibt ei
Nov 14, 2009 Cornerofmadness rated it liked it
Speaking of gay vampires…, I usually never buy yaoi but do review it for magazines. This I actually bought because the interior art was gorgeous. And it really is. Better yet, there’s a plot I know how unusual for yaoi…

Lou, a young artist is hired on by the handsome Mr. Sein to do his portrait. Sein, however is never happy with the portraits but Lou is determined. During the course of this he learns three things a) his grandfather knew Sein b) Sein’s a vampire c) he’s in love with Sein. A rich,
Nikki Manga
Aug 16, 2011 Nikki Manga rated it liked it
Hiroki Kusumoto set out to draw a vampire story and that’s exactly what she has done. The story focus is more on the vampire aspect than the boy’s love aspect and I applaud it for that. It would have been so easy for Kusumoto to have turned this into a no plot basic yaoi story with vampires just thrown in. However, because there is a plot it seems that Lou is a rather unnecessary part, or should I say he seems like more of a plot devise than a character.

The rest of my review can be seen here: ht
Tennille Chase
This was a bittesweet, but untimatly fufilling graphic novel about a vampire who wants to know what he truly looks like underneath the facade of his human face. He hires Lou to paint portraits of him and love ensues, but it is not without violence and drama. I really enjoyed it. I laughed, I crined and I felt my heart being ripped out, and untimatly I really want to pcik up the next book. It is definetly worth the read. Although I was hoping for more "adult" content.
Catherine Arellano
Jan 26, 2014 Catherine Arellano rated it really liked it
i loved the art work and the story was very good
Jun 14, 2014 Argona rated it liked it
Let's see, as expected from this Mangaka, the art is amazing, one star for that. I'm a huge Vampire fan, there are relatively original ideas here, another star for that. It's interesting enough to make me follow the story to the next volume so...3 stars it is!
Apr 24, 2011 Christine rated it liked it
Shelves: adult, own-it
I honestly don't understand why this is rated as 'adult' since the most they do is kiss. But it was alright. Not what I was expecting from the rating, however.
Jessie B.
The story is a bit confusing in spots and there are places were the art is a bit rough but generally this is an enjoyable read.
1st. read: 11/20/08
Jan 06, 2010 Julia rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
A bit weird but I'm still excited to find out what happens!
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