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Rosario and Vampire
Rosario + Vampire (ロザリオとバンパイア Rozario to Banpaia ) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Akihisa Ikeda. The story revolves around Tsukune Aono, a boy who inadvertently enrolls in a boarding school for monsters. He quickly befriends Moka Akashiya, a vampire who soon develops an obsession with his blood, and later meets other monster girls who soon take a romantic liking to him. The manga was serialized in Monthly Shonen Jump starting with the August 2004 issue, and ending with the June 2007 issue. A bonus chapter was published in Weekly Shonen Jump in September 2007. Ten tankōbon volumes were compiled and released from October 2004 to October 2007.
Rosario + Vampire: Season II (ロザリオとバンパイア seasonII Rozario to Banpaia Shīzun Tsū ), a continuation of the series, was serialized from the November 2007 issue of Jump Square to the March 2014 issue, with an epilogue chapter in April. The series is licensed in North America and in the United Kingdom by Viz Media, and in Australia and New Zealand by Madman Entertainment. The series also spanned three CD dramas, two visual novels, a novel adaptation, and two internet radio shows.
A 13-episode anime adaptation of Rosario + Vampire aired in Japan between January and March 2008. A second season of the series, Rosario + Vampire Capu2, aired in Japan between October and December 2008. The anime is licensed in North America by Funimation Entertainment, who released both seasons on December 20, 2011. The anime is also licensed in Australia and New Zealand by Madman Entertainment, who released both seasons in 2012.
Tsukune Aono, an average teenager, is unable to get into any local high schools due to his poor grades. His parents enroll him in a private school called Yokai Academy, which he discovers is a boarding school for monsters. The school teaches monsters how to coexist with humans, including disguising as them, but any real humans found on campus are to be killed. Although he fears for his life, Tsukune befriends a beautiful vampire girl named Moka Akashiya, who enjoys his company and especially the taste of his blood. During a fight with a school bully, Tsukune accidentally removes the rosario from Moka's necklace, and discovers that she transforms into a powerful vampire with a completely different personality.
Because of Moka, Tsukune decides to stay at Yokai. He befriends formerly antagonistic students, including a succubus Kurumu Kurono and a child prodigy witch Yukari Sendo. They join the school's Newspaper Club and wind up fighting a variety of students and teachers, who use their monstrous powers to bully or to control one or more of the members for their own selfish or destructive ends. On a club trip to the human world, they meet witch Ruby Tojo, who defends a field of sunflowers from being torn down by developers. They meet Mizore Shirayuki, a snow fairy student who becomes Tsukune's "stalker". A group of "Monstrels" harass the club, causing Moka to transfuse blood into Tsukune to the point where he turns into a ghoul. Ruby, having recovered from injuries, joins the school's staff as the Headmaster's assistant. An evil group called the Anti-Schoolers threaten to break down the barrier between the human and monster worlds. When Tsukune's cousin manages to sneak onto the school grounds, the club has a hard time keeping the monster school a secret. When the school is temporary closed because of damage, Tsukune returns home to the human world only to have Moka, Kurumu, Yukari, and Mizore follow him and hide in his room.
In Rosario+Vampire: Season II, Moka's younger sister Koko Shuzen enrolls. She, Ruby, and Mizore join the Newspaper Club. On an excursion to Mizore's homeland, they learn of a dangerous organization called Fairy Tale, which seeks to destroy the human world. The Newspaper Club visits the human world where they meet San Otonashi, a former club member, and run into trouble with adversaries from Fairy Tale's 7th Branch office. Chinese transfer student Fangfang Huang tries to recruit Tsukune to join his mafia family. When Moka spends a school day as her inner personality, she is unable to return to the seal, so the Newspaper Club heads to China to get her rosario fixed.
At Hong Kong, Tsukune and the gang learn the truth about Moka's identity: she was infused with First Ancestor blood by her mother Akasha Bloodriver, who sacrificed herself to protect them from Alucard, the original First Ancestor vampire. Moka's eldest sister Aqua infiltrates the Huang manor and captures Moka to bring to Fairy Tale, which suspects that Moka is the key to reviving Alucard. While his friends train their powers, Tsukune has his body altered by Tohofuhai to handle the upcoming challenges.
Tsukune and the gang infiltrate the Hanging Garden: a sky fortress that serves as Fairy Tale's headquarters. They face opposition from their leader and matriarch of the Shuzen family Gyokuro Shuzen, who sends the leaders of the Fairy Tale Branches after them for a series of fights. The group eventually reaches Moka, but must face her sisters Aqua and Kalua. Gyokuro snatches Moka's rosario in order to control Alucard. A character called the Masked King reveals himself to be a clone of Alucard's original vampire form. He reveals that he has manipulated both Fairy Tale and its opposition to determine whether the rosario could control him, and then merges with his monster self, who goes on a rampage in Tokyo.
Moka is mortally wounded, but Tsukune revives her by removing all his holy locks and transforming himself into a First Ancestor vampire. They beat down Alucard, but he revives and reveals that he has hatched eggs in Japan's major cities. Tsukune's friends and allies, along with the two other Dark Lords, band together to fight Alucard and his clones. Tsukune puts Moka's rosario on Alucard, which awakens Akasha inside his monster body. Akasha tells Alucard to give up the fight, and they cast a self-disintegration spell. Now that the existence of monsters is known in the human world, coexistence is now even harder to achieve, however, Tsukune is confident that he and his friends can do it.
- Tsukune Aono (青野 月音 Aono Tsukune )
- Voiced By: Daisuke Kishio
- The male protagonist of the series, Tsukune Aono is mistakenly enrolled in an academy for monsters. He soon meets Moka Akashiya, a vampire who takes an interest in him, due to the sweet taste of his blood (an ongoing gag that occurs throughout the series with her catching Tsukune off-guard and biting him on the neck). Fearful for his life and ready to leave the school, it is only his affection for Moka that gets him to continue attending Yōkai Academy. Though he has no special powers of his own, he constantly risks his life to protect his friends. Later on, he acquires vampiric abilities, then ghoul-based powers (the latter of which puts his humanity in jeopardy), allowing him to fight toe-to-toe with almost any supernatural foe.
- Though ordinary and often cowardly, Tsukune's willingness to protect his friends without thinking twice about it earns him many new companions and the affection of the girls surrounding him. He is both gentle and understanding, and displays great courage when his friends are threatened.
- Moka Akashiya (赤夜 萌香 Akashiya Moka )
- Voiced By: Nana Mizuki
- Moka Akashiya is the first person Tsukune meets when he sets foot in the yōkai realm. Exceptionally sweet and kind, Moka is a vampire, and takes a liking to Tsukune, after ingesting his blood, and becomes addicted in doing so. When the rosario around her neck is removed, the seal keeping her true nature is released. Cold and arrogant, the inner Moka is a completely different entity from the kind, loving Moka, going so far as to specifically remind Tsukune to "be kind to the other Moka".
- It is revealed in an omake she loves tomato juice, but prefers Tsukune's blood.
Kurumu Kurono (黑乃 胡夢 Kurono Kurumu ):
- Voiced By: Misato Fukuen
- Kurumu Kurono is a succubus, and is initially jealous of Moka's popularity overshadowing her own, though she eventually considers Moka a friend. She tries to seduce Tsukune and the male student body, using her charming techniques (through her succubi abilities, including her busty physique), making them her slaves. This is so she can find her "mate of fate", in order to save her diminishing species, with the assumption that Moka is blocking her path. After Tsukune persuades the unsealed Moka to spare her, she becomes infatuated with him and makes a decision that he will be her "mate of fate", becoming friends with the pair. Described as a tough character, Kurumu sports a pair of bat wings, tail and razor-sharp nails in her true form, and has notable body strength (seen when carrying people during flight). The use of illusions and reality-bending techniques make up for her lack of combat abilities. Kurumu also carries a unique, innate sense of knowing when danger might occur. As of the second manga serialization, she is learning basic witchcraft.
- In an omake, Kurumu reveals she has a serious weakness for sweets, to the extent that she once ate poisoned cookies she made and planned to give to Moka. Kurumu's mother is Ageha Kurono, who appears during the start of the school festival.
- Yukari Sendo (仙童 紫 Sendo Yukari )
- Voiced By: Kimiko Koyama
- Yukari Sendo is one of the smartest students at Yōkai Academy, and the youngest at age 11. Yukari is a witch, and always wears a typical witch costume (which consists of a hat and cape), though considered by some students to be a violation of the school rules. Despite ranking #1 on the examinations, she was a lonely prankster before meeting Tsukune and Moka. She initially hates Tsukune, claiming to have fallen in love with Moka, and uses her magical powers to try to drive them apart. However, after both Tsukune and Moka save her from bullying classmates (who were actually lizardmen), she falls for him too. Her obsession with both has driven her to try to create a three-way relationship between them. Yukari has, on occasion, developed some bizarre items, often leading to hilarious results or farfetched situations.
- As a witch, she has problems with her classmates discriminating against her. In the series, witches are viewed as "border beings," those that are something between humans and the supernatural, as it is impossible to tell their difference by appearance alone.
- Mizore Shirayuki (白雪 みぞれ Shirayuki Mizore )
- Voiced By: Rie Kugimiya
- Mizore Shirayuki is a yuki-onna. Keeping in line with Japanese mythological creatures, she has the ability to control the element of ice at will, and can form clones composed of the previously said element. Frequently seen with a lollipop in her mouth (the yuki onna are vulnerable to the heat; doing so keeps their bodies cool), Mizore returns to school after a delayed absence and shows an immediate interest in Tsukune. In truth, she becomes infatuated with him, going so far as to create her own journal/scrapbook with all of his newspaper articles. She once confessed to a teacher she liked him, until he began to take advantage of her, thus she froze him. With the incident and rumors spreading about her, Mizore made it hard for herself to trust anyone, but took a liking to Tsukune, believing he was just as miserable as she was. She eventually warms up to the others, after Tsukune intervenes when the same teacher returns to kill her. Unfortunately, Mizore begins stalking Tsukune on a daily basis.
- A running gag in the series is that Mizore always appears unexpectedly in the oddest locations (under tables, behind doors, the ceiling, bushes, even in the bathroom), and throws ice-based projectiles to disrupt any sort of tender moment Tsukune is having with any other girl. Mizore's mother is Tsurara, who appears during the start of the school festival. Like her daughter, she is very shy and serene, including the tendency to hide behind corners and what appears to be a lollipop in her mouth.
- Ginei Morioka (森丘 銀影 Morioka Gin'ei )
- Voiced By: Tomokazu Seki
- The president of the newspaper club, Ginei Morioka is a werewolf. Commonly referred to as "Gin", this shameless peeping tom began as an antagonist to Tsukune, but becomes somewhat of a senior to him and his friends. Though he ceases his schemes (so other students will stop calling him a pervert), his affections lie with Moka, although the love is entirely one-sided, and still has not given up on her (it should be noted he has no second thoughts about trying to impress other girls). While working in the club, he tends to leave all the work to his subordinates, including the distribution of the paper. Ginei proves himself a loyal friend and has provided the group with helpful information, often acting as the comic relief.
- As a werewolf, when a full moon shines brightly, his abilities are heightened to the point where his speed exceeds Moka in her super-vampire state. While werewolves in general are stated to have their power wax and wane with the lunar cycle, it is unknown if all werewolves receive this much of an increase. Regardless, Ginei is still exceptionally fast, even when the moon is not full.
- In the second manga serialization, it is revealed he is Kurumu and Mizore's sparring instructor.
- Ruby Toujyou (橙条 瑠妃 Dōjō Rubi )
- Voiced By: Saeko Chiba
- A witch from the human world, Ruby Dojo was part of a plot to destroy mankind as a response to a large garbage dump that was polluting her master's sanctuary. Her hate for humans stems from a car accident that took her parents' lives. After receiving help from Tsukune and his friends from a fight, and remembering the kind of love her parents had given her, she attempts to persuade her master to call off her plan, but to no avail, as her master was bent on destroying the human world. Ruby reappears when Tsukune becomes out of control in his ghoul-state, and helps the exorcist in sealing his abilities. She now resides at Yōkai Academy, as the board chairman's aide and continues to work for him in the second manga serialization. Despite not being an official student, she receives permission to become a member of the newspaper club.
- In an omake, it reveals the main reason Ruby works under the board chairman is her infatuation with Tsukune, and by working at the academy, she could be near him. The anime omits the presence of her master or the inclusion of her parents, drastically changing the events surrounding her, including the reasons behind her return. Much of Ruby's magic revolves around a motif of ravens and flora, both as familiars and alternate forms for her to take.
- Kokoa Shuzen (朱染 心愛 Shuzen Kokoa )
- Voiced By: Chiwa Saitō
- Introduced in the second manga serialization and anime adaptation, Kokoa Shuzen is the younger half-sister of Moka Akashiya. Bearing a similar appearance to Moka, except for her orange hair and cyan eyes, she arrives as a first-year student to Yōkai Academy. Like her sister, Kokoa is also a super-vampire, but her powers are not sealed and does not carry the same supernatural strength Moka possesses. To compensate for this lack of power, she has a pet bat, Kou, that can transform into a variety of weapons and wields it with enough strength to make herself formidable.
- Kokoa despises Moka for sealing away her inner personality, whom she adores and loves. Before Moka left to study at the academy and prior to her receiving the rosario, the sisters often clash with one another, although Kokoa could never defeat her in a duel. She constantly attacks Moka, in hopes of drawing out the "inner Moka" and feels slightly angry that Tsukune has the ability to unlock Moka's true nature. She begins to begrudgingly accept the presence of Moka, and though she does not like her, she is quite fond of being around Tsukune. Like her sister, she too develops a craving for Tsukune's blood.
- Shizuka Nekonome (猫目 静 Nekonome Shizuka )
- Voiced By: Kikuko Inoue
- One of the many school teachers at Yōkai Academy, Shizuka Nekonome is also the advisor for the Newspaper Club. A neko-musume (cat lady), she is rather carefree in her attitude, and somewhat oblivious to certain things. The omake reveals she likes to eat raw fish, but specifically, goldfish. Her animated counterpart does not seem to show any hatred towards humans, unlike the rest of the teachers in the school. This is particularly shown prior to Tsukune's execution incident, when Shizuka worries about his fate and argues how the school was built to promote human relationships with yōkai.
- Ririko Kagome (籠女 李々子 Kagome Ririko )
- Voiced By: Aya Hisakawa
- Ririko Kagome is a teacher at Yōkai Academy, specializing in mathematics. Seemingly innocent and deeply concerned for her students' grades, she offers private lessons to anyone willing, though at a price. In the dark recesses of her chambers, she becomes a lamia, with the head and torso of a beautiful woman, but the body of a serpent, and uses her abilities to drain students' emotions in exchange for knowledge; she does this through a flower-like appendage on her tail. She also seems to have a fetish for S&M outfits. Ririko is only lascivious to males, while any girls that need lessons are made to dress up in maid outfits and serve her tea. It is important to note that unlike other antagonists, Ririko is not inherently evil, but rather very passionate about the education of the academy's students.
- Hitomi Ishigami (石神さん ひとみ Ishigami Hitomi )
- Ishigami is the art teacher at Yōkai Academy, and is the legendary Medusa. Her braided hair is a stand-in for the snakes of a gorgon, whose bite can instantly turn its victim into stone. Ishigami has a desire to turn any attractive female student into stone, but is stopped by Tsukune and Moka, resulting in her immediate sacking from the faculty. Ishigami returns, secretly informing the Student Police Committee of Tsukune's human nature, but immediately leaves the scene when the head of the Student Police is soundly defeated.
- In the final chapters of Series I, Ishigami reveals it was she who gave Kyouko, Tsukune's cousin, the Lilith Mirror, with the intention of stealing his soul and the added bonus of releasing all the students into their monster state through the powers of the artifact in order to create an uproar that will destroy the school. She states how death and destruction is the purest form of art. Ishigami is defeated a second time and arrested.
- Board Chairman (Exorcist)
- A mysterious exorcist, who has a connection to the bus driver, he is always seen hooded beneath his garments and possesses extremely strong, anti-demonic powers, having the ability to seal Tsukune's ghoul nature with the Holy Seal of Judgement. He has the same strange eyes as the bus driver.
- The chairman is, in fact, one of the three Dark Lords, the creators of Yōkai Academy, and the ones who placed a barrier separating the human world from the supernatural world. He is also aware Tsukune is human, but allows him to stay at the academy in exchange for performing favors and tasks, which includes rooting out members of ANTI-THESIS.
- A group of enforcers on school grounds charged with protecting the academy, these corrupt members use their status to their advantage. Anyone who opposes them is delivered swift punishment through methods of imprisonment and torture. They have a long-standing rivalry with the Newspaper Club.
- Kuyou (九曜)
- Voiced By: Ikeda Shuichi
- Head of the Student Police Committee, Kuyou enforces the group's rules with an tyrannical, iron fist. He is a kitsune, with many fire-based abilities, and can take on a hybrid form between his human and yōkai appearance. He is defeated by Tsukune after he is injected by Moka's vampire blood, in the manga; in the anime, this task is performed by an unsealed Moka. Regardless, both cases end with Tsukune's human identity still hidden securely.
- Keito (蛍糸)
- Ordered by Kuyou to keep an eye on the Newspaper Club (to make sure it wasn't doing anything the Student Police considered "illegal"), Keito is a spider-woman. Her animated incarnation places her in charge of a rival "super newspaper club" which would have replaced the current one. Keito also has 3 underlings, made servants by her venom; she also wanted to add Kurumu to her clique.
- A group mainly composed of hybrid yōkai, half-breed monsters that take no definitive, physical form of anything classified as a supernatural creature (such as vampires and werewolves), who wish for nothing more than to destroy the current school system. They have an extreme hatred of pure-blooded Yokai, who they claim look down on half-breeds, forcing them to become subservient to their pure-blooded masters.
- Kaneshiro Hokuto (金城 北都)
- The current president of the Yōkai Academy School Committee, Kaneshiro Hokuto is a charismatic individual and strikes a quick friendship with Tsukune, after he is admitted into the school committee. In actuality, Hokuto is the leader of ANTI-THESIS and a hybrid yōkai, determined to bring a swath of destruction and chaos upon the academy. However, he intends to break the barrier separating the human and yōkai worlds, flooding the supernatural creatures into city streets, igniting a bloody war between them.
- Hokuto was originally human, and following years of physical abuse from his father, he accidentally enrolls himself into Yōkai Academy to escape him. Unfortunately, all he found there was death and unlike Tsukune, he admits he never had anyone to protect him when he first arrived. His true form is repressed by a Holy Lock, similar to Tsukune's, and he attacks the board chairman and claims his rosary, entering the basement of Yōkai Academy, where the mechanism controlling the barrier is located. Tsukune and Moka manage to bring him down, but it takes a combined effort from Tsukune, his friends and Hokuto to restore the barrier, with the hybrid recalling Tsukune's promise to bring some form of order back into the student body. Hokuto reconciles with Tsukune, but summarily leaves after the school festival begins.
- Yoshii Kiria (吉井 霧亜)
- The second-in-command of ANTI-THESIS, Yoshii Kiria is occasionally seen carrying and reading a small book. Calm and collected, he appears to be interested only in seeing how the events surrounding his superior, Kaneshiro Hokuto, will work out, and shares his view of releasing violence acted out on the students. Like Hokuto, Kiria is a hybrid, where his right arm becomes a scythe. It is revealed Kiria injected his blood to Hokuto, transforming him into a monster, so that he could "survive" the dangers of the academy. Ironically, he also appears grateful to Tsukune for changing Hokuto, after his foiled attempt in destroying the barrier separating the human and yōkai worlds. He leaves Yōkai Academy with Hokuto after the school festival begins.
- Ueshiba Mizuki
- A member of the School Committee, Ueshiba Mizuki approaches Tsukune after Tsukune is nominated to participate with the School Festival Committee. Unfortunately, he accidentally reveals himself to be the mole Tsukune is looking for in the Student Committee, alerting him to the prescence of ANTI-THESIS.
- Yakumaru Mako (薬丸 麻子)
- Disguised as a nurse in the school's hospital, Yakumaru Mako is first sent to assassinate Midou Kusabi, after the latter fails to kill Tsukune. In order to sow dissesion among Tsukune and his friends, Mako controls and manipulates Moka's body after injecting her with a hypnotic fluid, forcing her to kill him. When this tactic fails, Mako injects her fluid into a multitude of bystanders, all forced to attack Tsukune.
- Midou Kusabi (御堂 楔)
- One of the many enforcers within ANTI-THESIS, Midou Kusabi takes it upon himself to kill Tsukune, after witnessing his temporary vampiric powers, but faces super-vampire Moka, instead. Despite being thoroughly outclassed, he manages to disable her and deals a fatal blow to Tsukune, forcing Moka to inject too much of her blood into Tsukune, causing him to succumb to the vampire blood in his body and transforming into a ghoul. Midou is brutally pummelled within an inch of his life by the berserk Tsukune, only to be dispatched later by Yakumaru Mako.
- Komiya Saizou (小宮 砕蔵; voiced by Nobuyuki Hiyama)
- The atypical class bully, Komiya Saizou attempts to rape Moka, but is knocked out by her super-vampire self, and disappears from Yōkai Academy for a while. In his true form, Saizou is an orc and reappears when Tsukune is elected class president. He joins ANTI-THESIS in the hopes of exacting revenge, but ends up defeated by when Tsukune temporarily transforms into a vampire. For hastily rushing ahead and bringing other members of ANTI-THESIS without consent, Saizou is killed for insubordination.
- Bus Driver
- Voiced By: Norihiro Inoue
- A mysterious, unnamed bus driver, who seems to know more than he reveals and constantly shows up to offer advice to Tsukune. He is the one who asks the board chairman to help keep Tsukune's ghoulish nature at bay. It is unknown if the bus driver is human or a yōkai, but seems to have an extensive knowledge in the supernatural, having identified Ishigami's Lilith Mirror as the cause of the uproar during the school festival. The similarities and the connection between him and the Board Chairman makes it a possibility that he also is one of the dark lords.
- Nazo Koumori (謎 こうもり)
- Voiced By: Takehito Koyasu
- Nazo Koumori is a bat, who acts as the narrator for the animated adapatation (though he'd sometimes be affected by what was happening behind him). Occasionally covering up various shots of fanservice (done in the broadcast version, while the DVD version is uncensored), Nazo also appears to state the exact duration of a fight. In the manga, various bats of similar design are used to give information on the various yōkai encountered at the academy.
- Kyouko is Tsukune's 17 year-old cousin. Described as a tomboy with a stubborn streak, she is overprotective of him and makes her appearance on the second day of the school festival while searching for Yōkai Academy. All the time she was spending at the academy she guesses different things about why his school is acting "funny.". Tsukune and his friends attempt to keep her from finding out about the academy's nature and its students, as well as prevent the authorities from discovering she is human. Kyouko manages to enter the yōkai world after she is asked to deliver a mysterious package to someone, while trying to find Tsukune. The envelope contains the Lilith Mirror, which houses a fairy, who claims it grants the owner any wish they desire, but at the cost of their soul. Almost towards the end of Kyouko's visit she thinks Tsukune is part of a "yakuza" a japanese meaning for the word "gang" by doing this in guessing random answers she happens to be gullible. Despite being Tsukune's cousin, Kyouko seems to have a crush on him (however in the Japanese culture cousin couples are not uncommon), or else was simply impressed by how much he had matured.
- Jyunya Inui
- A second year student who appears in the special chapter of the manga, Jyunya Inui claims to be vampire and is particularly familiar with the rules of the species. He becomes interested in Moka, and reminds her vampires cannot have relationships with other races. Tsukune is able to deduce his nature, stating he lacks the strength of a real vampire, after he takes a punch. In fact, he is an onimodoki, creatures who often pretend to be powerful monsters and intimidate other races, but are weak and frail.
- Moka's Elder Sister
- Begin to appear in the very end of chapter 12 season II as Tsukune's group enemy when they are trying to rescue Misore from the village elder force marriage. She could be as strong as or even stronger than inner Moka.
Rosario + Vampire
"COSMIC LOVE" by Nana Mizuki (Episode 2 to 12)
"COSMIC LOVE" by Nana Mizuki (Episode 1 and 13)
"Dancing in the Velvet Moon" by Nana Mizuki (Episodes 2 to 12)
Character Image Songs:
"Akai Jounetsu (Red Passion)" by Nana Mizuki
"Akai SWEET PEA (Red Sweet Pea)" by Nana Mizuki
"Nagisa no Deka MELON (Big Melons on the Beach)" by Misato Fukuen
"Toki ni Ai wa" (Time Will be as Love)" by Misato Fukuen
"MAGICAL ROMANCE" by Kimiko Koyama
"DELICATE ni Suki Shite" by Kimiko Koyama
Rosario + Vampire Capu2
"DISCOTHEQUE" by Nana Mizuki (Episode 2 - )
"DISCOTHEQUE" by Nana Mizuki (Episode 1)
"Trinity Cross" by Nana Mizuki (Episode 2 - )
Carlo Santos of Anime News Network gave the first volume of Season II a C rating and the second volume a B- rating. When he gave volume 1 a C, he stated that "you could do a lot worse". He felt that Season II has all the things that made the series good, but the attempt to reboot the series for the new semester caused it to lack intense feeling, reintroducing all the characters and going against weak enemies once again. For the second volume, Santos was more pleased with the introduction of a major villain and the fanservice artwork in the lighter story, but lamented the lack of any visually threatening monster.
Matthew Warner of Mania.com gave volumes 1 through 3 of Season II ratings between B+ and A-. In his review for volume 1, he felt the first part was a bit weak with "predictable and bland stories," but remarked positively on the volume's cover art and artwork in general, especially the character artwork. For the second volume, he said it was better focusing on two stories and while noting the second story with Kokoa was weaker, it still "[delivers] quite a few solid laughs" and helps develop her character. In his review for volume 3, he stated while it starts out slow, he really enjoyed the story with Mizore, specifically the character development and seeing the characters put aside their disagreements for a common goal: to save Mizore.
Leroy Douresseaux of Comic Book Bin gave volumes of Season II an A- rating. He opined the emphases on sexual innuendo, comparing it to Strawberry 100%, and that the series is like The Addams Family mixed with X-Men: "cool, creepy folks at a secret school where they can live and learn in a place free of the prejudice against them." In volume 11, he changed his overall view and deemed it solidly a battle manga.
YALSA included Rosario + Vampire, Vol.1 in its list of the 2013 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults under the subcategory Boarding Schools to Summer Camps: Leaving home to find yourself.
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- The subtitle Capu2 comes from "bite kiss", also "Capu chuu", the sound Moka makes when she drinks Tsukune's blood. Ikeda, who coined the phrase, says that "kapu" is the onomatopoeia of "bite", and "chuu" is a "kiss".
- "Funimation Adds Rosario + Vampire Anime And More". Anime News Network. May 15, 2010. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-05-15/funimation-adds-rosario+vampire-anime-more. Retrieved February 10, 2011.
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