Saturday, September 3, 2016

Manga Review: Bloody Mary, Volume 3, by Akaza Samamiya

Rating (Out of 5): ~3.5
Publisher: Shojo Beat (VIZ Media)
Release Date: June 2016
Volumes: 8+
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 2. 4.

Goodreads Synopsis:

"Bloody" Mary, a vampire with a death wish, has spent the past 400 years chasing down a modern-day exorcist named Maria who is thought to have inherited "The Blood of Maria" and is the only one who can kill Mary. To Mary's dismay, Maria doesn't know how to kill vampires. Desperate to die, Mary agrees to become Maria's bodyguard until Maria can find a way to kill him.

Maria’s father, Yusei, was killed by vampires—and it was Maria’s own fault. Haunted by guilt, he sealed away the memory. That is, until he remembers the face of the murderous vampire…and it looks just like Mary’s! On a mission for answers, Maria comes to the kidnapped Mary’s rescue, but he finds someone else within Mary…


We finally get some background in this volume, to see what exactly led up to this moment. Who exactly Mary and Maria are and why Maria doesn’t have any powers. It’s a good vampire tale, I’ll give it that. It starts sweets, and gets dark fast.
We see what exactly is happening with Mary, why he’s such a mystery. It’s kind of a twist, but not actually too surprising; it makes sense. Though Mary and Maria are kind of left blind to it. There’s some calm down time, and then we end with the introduction of a new character.
This is a very intriguing series, though sometimes hard to follow and it doesn’t really stand out. I am intrigued to see what happens next, though, to see what we discover and where things go from here.

 A review copy was provided by the publisher, VIZ Media, for an honest review. Thank you so, so much!

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