Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: Yen Press
Release Date: June 2015
Upon Eve's invitation, Aki agrees to attend the Soiree on his own. However, Kana and Jin aren't far behind, trailing him in secret. Then, at the climax of the blood-drenched ceremonies, Kana's "Awakening" begins at last!
This series is definitely taking a darker turn than her others, and more than I expected.
We meet Aki’s fiancé, and then Aki goes to a vampire ball. Aki leaves Kana and Jin behind, for good reason, but they mess that up. The vampires are trying to work behind Aki’s back. He handles it rather well, in really the only way he can. And then we get another cliffhanger.
I like Aki and Kana’s relationship. I’m intrigued to find more out about their past. I like how serious their thrall/vampire relationship is turning out to be, and intrigued to find out how much darker the series gets with it. This volume was violent, and I liked that. The cliffhanger has me interested, but only mildly. We’ll see what happens with this new threat.
This seems like a much more mature series than Shouoto’s other two, and I like it. The artwork is harder, mature and more intricate. It fits the themes and tone, which I’m impressed by.
The next volume is always on my list.