Saturday, April 25, 2015

Manga Review: Black Rose Alice, Volume 3, by Setona Mizushiro

Rating (Out of 5): ~3.5-4
Publisher: Shojo Beat (VIZ Media)
Release Date: February 2015
Volumes: 6 (Hiatus)
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 2. 4.

Goodreads Synopsis:

Dimitri Lewandowski is a celebrated tenor in early 1900s Vienna. When he is killed in an accident, his corpse is colonized by the seeds of a vampire master. At first, Dimitri denies that anything has changed, but as the people around him start dying, he is forced to accept the ghastly truth.

Flash-forward to 2008. In Tokyo, Azusa Kikukawa has become Alice, resurrected in a century-old body to become the breeding ground for a group of vampires. Alice is serious about fulfilling her role, but she needs a little time to adjust before she commits herself to propagating. But vampires aren’t as immortal as myth paints them. Will her hesitation cost Alice her chosen mate?


This volume contained sad for Leo. It’s revealed why he was acting the way he was, the poor guy. I liked him, and it’s sad what happened. It’s especially hard for Alice, who didn’t know until later, and Dimitri, who was especially close for him.
They grieve, but they have to move on, do something with themselves. So Alice goes out with the twins, and the competition continues.
Alice and Dimitri continue to grow closer, though, as Alice pushes him to talk to her, to get to know each other. I like the twins, too, though, and am intrigued to know them better.
This is such an odd, unique series. It’s horrifying and intriguing. I’m interested, I’m disgusted, I’m curious, I’m sad. If you want unique, new, read this series.
I know this is on hiatus in Japan, but I’m interested to see how far the story goes until we’re caught up.

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