Manga Review: ROSEN BLOOD Vol. 1 by Kachiru Ishizue (2022)

Genre: Fantasy Shoujo
Year Release in English: 2022
Source: Kinokuniya

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Content warnings: Blood, attempted murder

Stella is on her way to start a new job after a freak accident takes out her carriage driver, and she wakes up in a Gothic mansion that’s more a thorned cage than a residence occupied by four men who are definitely vampires. They eat crystals, have strange mannequins, and barely leave the building. There’s a sense of dread but the boys and the art are swoony.

This first volume is horny in ways that are very befitting of vampire lore. There’s a fixation on taste and devouring, with sensual wound care, and one of the vampires gets put in a muzzle during one of the chapters. As far as the boys go, the work leans into tropes and archetypes in ways that are swoony and delightful. I had fun during this first read, and I’m definitely looking forward to more.

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