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Servamp, Vol. 1

(SERVAMP #1)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  661 ratings  ·  67 reviews
A Vampire Cat Serves Only One Master

When a stray black cat named Kuro crosses Shirota Mahiru's path, the high school freshman's life will never be the same again. Kuro is, in fact, no ordinary feline, but a servamp: a servant vampire. While Mahiru's personal philosophy is laissez-faire, he soon becomes embroiled in an ancient, altogether surreal war between vampires and hu
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Paperback, 176 pages
Published March 17th 2015 by Seven Seas (first published December 27th 2011)
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Linda
Jun 13, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga-obsession
“Somebody", "somebody" is always what everyone's thinking. Acting like there's nothing you can do yourself is the easy approach. But there's always "somebody" who comes forward. Time went by in the world. I wanted to be that "somebody." I'm sure, right now that "somebody" is "you and me.”
- Mahiru Shirota

3.5 stars.💙 this review does not contain any spoilers // Confusing at times but funny and entertaining. Servamp is a manga you can pick up just to take a break from reading long series with ma
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Mal
Jan 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
sᴇʀᴠᴀɴᴛ ᴠᴀᴍᴘɪʀᴇ, ᴏʀ sᴇʀᴠᴀᴍᴘ
sᴀʏ ʜᴇʟʟᴏ ᴛᴏ ᴋᴜʀᴏ, ᴍʏ ᴠᴀᴍᴘɪʀᴇ ᴄᴀᴛ.



meooooww~

This story starts out shaky. It's confusing to the eye and takes some patience to get through (something I desperately lack), but the pieces eventually start fall into place, and more characters are introduced, and pretty soon you've got yourself a winner.
Sesana
Sep 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, fantasy
Kind of a slow volume, with a ton of exposition. I'm assuming the pace will pick up in later volumes. The villain is deeply creepy in a very Joker sort of way. I was totally charmed by the main character, Mahiru. He cooks, he sews, he likes for things to be simple, and he doesn't hesitate in the slightest before deciding to put his life on the line for others.
Lorelei Miller
Mar 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The tagline (A vampire cat only serves one master) caught my interest immediately, vampire cats? Yes, please! So I bought it, brought it home and opened it up to read it. The doodle under the front cover made me giggle, always a good sign!

Shirota Mahiru is a fifteen year old boy who likes simple things. He is serious and helpful. His class always knows that he can and will help them. He mostly lives alone so he knows how to cook, clean and sew. One day he sees a stray cat laying on the sidewalk
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Eden Grey
Jun 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
Loved it. The characters, the plot, the dialogue, the art, the freaking cliffhanger at the end of the first volume...So, so good.
Adriana
Jul 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fun, interesting story with a solid main character and cute art.
kim song ng
Jun 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Interesting.. There's a cat. Me likey x)
sohrella
Dec 26, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mangas
Interesting interpretation of 7 deadly sins
Miko
Sep 09, 2018 rated it liked it
3 out of 5 stars
I initially was drawn in to this manga by the cover, I liked the art style a lot. Then I was drawn in by the fact that the back said "Vampire cat". I also have never read a Seven Seas Manga. I had mainly read Shounen jump manga, Tokyo Pop, Yen Press and a couple of other ones, so I was excited to read this manga. I also vaguely remember that this was an anime, too. So I was excited all around to read this manga.
Overall, I liked it. I enjoyed the art style, it reminds me of some
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Layla Otero
Dec 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Servamp by Strike Tanaka is a story about Mahiru and how his parents died and his uncle took him in and after that he wanted to live a simple life. Then he took in a stray cat and named it Kuro. After he got Kuro he went to school and was coming back home. He comes home to see an guy watching tv and eating noddles. Then when he opens the currents the guy turns into Kuro the cat then on accident he make a contract with the cat and then the cat explains that he's a vampire.

I love this book becaus
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Jordan
Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was okay but rather boring. I get that all the characters have only one personality trait, but it just fucking annoys me that they have to point that out again and again. It's just not funny after the 100th time. If the characters would not repeat the same sentences at least one time on every single page, I might have enjoyed reading this.
Moreover, I sometimes find it very hard to understand what is going on or what I can see in the panel. Most of the time, I was totally confused, so I'm no
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Donna
Sep 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
Teenager Mahiru makes the mistake of saving a black cat who turns out to be the vampire embodiment of Sloth (the sin, not the animal).

I wasn't blown away by this volume and I don't feel like I followed everything that took place. The art jumped all over the place and it was hard sometimes to tell who was who. The idea of vampires who are the seven sins is interesting and I'm a sucker for black cats. If I didn't already have the second volume, I might not continue but since I do, I'll give the ne
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Kasian
Oct 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book, the author does a great job of describing what type of person the characters are like, just like Kuro, the Sin of Sloth. He is always tired and lazy, just like sloths should be!
I would like to see Mahiru be more caring to Kuro, rather than just forcing him to do what he says, but that probably will be covered in the future. The way Mahiru reacts to Kuro and his powers is realistic. Scared about the future, but also excited with his new found powers!
This is a very intri
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Emily
Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think Servamp o1 by Strike Tanaka was hilarious because it had some pretty funny moments and some action. I really LOVED it, but it needed to be longer because I finished it really fast. I chose this book because I saw the anime and I wanted to read the manga version. This book is about a teenage boy named Shirota Mahiru, who finds a black cat and takes it in and named him Kuro, but Kuro is really a Vampire. I think people who would like a funny manga series, and a series with vampires in it, ...more
Maria Drago
CONS:
- Sometimes the art style looks a bit odd.
- For some reason, there are so many words in random places, making it really difficult to follow along. The pages are completely filled and really busy at times.
PROS:
- I just love all the characters.
- More plot
- I wanted more after watching the anime
- Genuinely funny; I actually laughed out loud, which does not happen often
Ren
Dec 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-books
It is kind of confusing at first, but interesting to keep reading to find out where it's going.

Has an odd take on the seven deadly sins as vampires. Once they drink the blood of their "eve" they become that person's servant.
watashi-moto
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOVE KURO he is adorable and a cute lazy cat MEOWQ ^-^
Lance
Oct 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great art and story line! Can get confusing but a good manga.
Steffani
Apr 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
I loved the anime so I bought the books. ❤❤❤ ...more
Elizabeth
I never thought I would enjoy a manga so much that I stayed up until 1:00 am to finish it. I need volume 2 now!
Chris
Jun 07, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
I’m perplexed.
Paige
Jul 04, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Hmmmm...I'm going to read volume 2 to see if I want to continue with the series.
Sleepy Ash
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
okay not going to lie I think I'm really really going to love this series. I love the whole idea of this story and Sleepy Ash is adorable.
Brittaina
Feb 16, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Dull. Had a great premise, but we don't really know the characters and some transitions are sudden and confusing.
Maya
May 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
Lory Blanco
Oct 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
I watched the anime a while ago and loved it. So wanted to try out the manga and so far loving it as much as I did the anime!
M. Gaffney
Cool concept but a little chaotic.
Rach Kaup
Mar 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
To be honest I had to read this twice. I gave only 4 stars because I was kind of confused and it seemed a little rushed. But nonetheless I loved this book and ordered the next one!

Mahiru's runs across a stray cat that everyone's passing up, not caring. Next thing he knows this cat, Kuro as he named him, is a vampire. A lazy vampire, but still a vampire! Oh but here's the twist on these vampires, they're servants. If they drink the blood of someone then boom that's their master.

So Mahiru's not to
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Luke Reynolds
Sep 26, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
I've been watching the anime adaptation of this manga (which just finished last week), and since I'm frustrated with the pacing and knowing that the two episodes I have left are going to be watched, I decided it was time to dig into the manga.

Servamp is following a familiar formula with its plot, but I really like the characters and just how sassy everyone is. The art is also really nice and making each person distinct enough to show differences and showcase unique personalities. The slower pace
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Jamie (Books and Ladders)
Jul 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Actual Rating: 3.5*

Interesting but some parts were confusing (re: contracts) and this led to me asking more questions rather than just enjoying the storyline. I really like the characters and am looking forward to watching them progress as the story continues; however, I would also be okay with some of them staying exactly as they are. I feel like there is a lot more that could have been explained in these first couple chapters and that they were really rushed. I didn't really get a feel for the
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Mangaka: TANAKA Ball

Pseudonym for non-BL manga: TANAKA Strike

See also: 田中ストライク

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“Somebody", "somebody" is always what everyone's thinking. Acting like there's nothing you can do yourself is the easy approach. But there's always "somebody" who comes forward. Time went by in the world. I wanted to be that "somebody." I'm sure, right now that "somebody" is "you and me.” 5 likes
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