Name: Vampire Dormitory
Mangaka: Toyama, Ema
Volumes: 7 (Ongoing)
Licensed: Kodansha (6 Volumes: Digital)
Age Group: Teen
For Mito, being the thrall of a vampire is the least of her worries. Mito’s lived life on the streets since she graduated from middle school, dressing as a boy to stay safe. She’s managed to eke out a grungy, friendless existence, but when a handsome vampire, Ruka, rescues her from sure-death, he makes her an offer that sounds too good to be true: become his subservient thrall from which he can feed whenever he wants, and she can live with him—in the boys’ dorm.
Graphics Rating: 3/5
Plot Rating: 2/5
Opinion: So Ema Toyama is really popular but I’ve never liked her style or storytelling. But this series seemed to start so well… and then fell flat.
The art reminds me very much of shounen rather than shoujo. I really dislike how childlike she draws all her characters they look like toddlers.
So the plot. It started really cute the approach to vampires seemed novel and interesting! Very quickly it falls apart. It introduces this cafe of men that don’t really show up after volume 3?
And then the rival was interesting and then it gets really weird. Even for a supernatural series. Honestly, each volume after 4 just gets more and more ridiculous and I don’t know why I bother continuing (v6).
Honestly if you’re new to shoujo or enjoy Ema’s work give it a shot. If you’re not a fan of tacky series don’t bother.
Final Rating: 2/5