By Yuna Kagesaki
4 / 5 Gnomes
A review in 10 worlds or less: An anti-vampire vampire and her escapades at school.
"Karin is a cute little girl who also happens to be a
vampire...with a twist. Once a month, she experiences intense bleeding
from her nose--we're talking gushers! In other words, she's a vamp with
blood to spare, so rather than stealing blood from humans she actually
gives her blood to them. If done right, this can be an extremely
positive experience that benefits the "victim" as much as the vampire.
The problem is that Karin never seems to do things right!"
Forget the Cullins. Forget Dracula and the Vampire Diaries. Forget everything you know about the creatures who lust for human blood and stalk the night. Karin wishes she could. Living in a family of vampires is difficult enough, but when you're an anti-vampire vampire, things can really suck, or in Karin's case, they don't. Instead of thirsting for human blood, once a month Karin is oversaturated with it and must find ways to dispel it from her body or be left in a pool of bloody messiness.
Who's ever heard of a vampire giving blood away? Kind of cool actually! As for poor Usui-Kun, the exchange student who keeps seeing Karin in compromising situations, maybe "cool" isn't the right word.
Volume 1 ends a bit abruptly, but now I have to see what happens next...so effective. If you're a bit tired of the same old hum, drum vampire, give Chibi Vampire a read.