Blood Lad Volume 1 Review

Demographic: Shonen
Age: Teen+

Summary: Blood Lad by Yuuki Kodama is about a Vampire named Staz that lives in the demon world and is the boss of a powerful district. He’s tough and everyone respects him, but he is secretly obsessed with Japanese culture and the human world. A Japanese school girl accidentally wonders into the demon world and dies. She is now a soul and Staz vows to help her get her body back. This means they have to go to the human world, Staz’s dream!

Story Line:  I will give the author credit. It’s an interesting storyline that provides a few chuckles here and there. There isn’t much of a point to the story other than getting the girls body back. Once they go to the human world, they get distracted (and meet a funny character) and they haven’t mentioned the girls body since. I found myself getting a little bored at the lack of plot.

Art:  The art can be interesting at times. Staz looks a little different from everyone else, which kind of bothers me because I feel like he doesn’t match. But the demons and female characters are great (they also have HUUUUUGE boobies)

Characters:  Staz is powerful, interesting and funny. Fuyumi (the dead, bodiless girl) is boring and ditzy. Beru (a witch they meet in the human world) is a hilarious character that definitely adds some spice to the story.

Overall:  When I finished the volume, I wasn’t that impressed. I’m sure the story will turn into something more epic (remember how Reborn! took 8 volumes to become interesting?) But, for now, it’s good for some laughs.[xrr rating=3.5/5]

Blood Lad has a release date of December 11, 2012 and can be purchased here: