Sunday, January 31, 2016

Manga Review: RustBlaster by Yana Toboso

Rating (Out of 5): ~3
Publisher: Yen Press
Release Date: August 2015
Volumes: 1
Spoilers?: No.

Goodreads Synopsis:

At Millennium Academy, elite vampires are trained to maintain balance in a world where humans and vampires, who possess far greater physical strength than their human neighbors, coexist. When Aldred, the most distinctly un-vampire-like vampire to be found in the entire institution, meets Kei, a human transfer student to the school, their destinies become surprisingly intertwined, and the fate of the world as they know it comes to lie in their hands. Will the unlikely duo be able to break the vicious cycle of blood and chaos that comes every millennium on the ominous night of the Twin Moons? 


This is clearly an earlier work of Toboso, as the quality is very inexperienced.
The whole volume is about a vampire school, and a close group of friends that are trying to deal with the attack on them. Aldred finds out he’s the chosen one to wield Kei, a human chosen to turn into a sword for him.
Honestly, the plot didn’t really interest me. The characterization wasn’t very good. The art is an earlier style, unlike her newer stuff. There’s an interesting group of characters, but I didn’t grow very close to them. It has a happy ending, so that was nice.
It just didn’t pull me in like I wanted. An interesting book, especially if you like Toboso, but otherwise just meh.

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