Chibi Vampire

Chibi Vampire: The Novel

Chibi Vampire: The Novel

English Title: Chibi Vampire: The Novel
Japanese Title: かりん – “Karin”
Author: Tohru Kai
Illustrator: Yuna Kagesaki
Translator: Andrew Cunningham
Genre: Romantic Comedy, Supernatural
Original Run: 2003 – 2007
English Run: 2007 – 2011
Japanese Publisher: Fujimi Shobo (Kadokawa Shoten)
English Publisher: Tokyopop
Volumes in Japanese: 9 (plus 2 supplemental volumes titled Shyness Diary and short story anthology Airmail)
Volumes in English: 8 (Discontinued), plus Airmail volume

Synopsis: Karin Maaka can bite a throat like a proper vampire, but where others of her kind need hot red blood, she has too much of it! Every month, she’s compelled to inject blood into her victims the way a snake injects venom. And her handsome classmate Kenta Usui makes her feel like she’s is going to spurt blood like a geyser. Talk about embarrassing! When Karin’s latest victim turns out to be as rich as he is good looking, it causes hilarious chaos at her school. Will she ever live in peace? The much talked-about manga is now a supernatural-love-comedy-mystery novel starring our favorite clumsy blood injector, Karin!

Note: The manga for Chibi Vampire came first, which was written and drawn by Yuna Kagesaki. The light novels meanwhile were written by Tohru Kai, though Yuna Kagesaki still provided the illustrations.

Volume 1
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Released January 9, 2007 — ISBN-13: 978-1598169225

Volume 2
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Released January 9, 2007 — ISBN-13: 978-1598169225

Volume 3
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Released January 9, 2007 — ISBN-13: 978-1598169225

Volume 4
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Released January 9, 2007 — ISBN-13: 978-1598169225

Volume 5
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Released January 9, 2007 — ISBN-13: 978-1598169225

Volume 6
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Released January 9, 2007 — ISBN-13: 978-1598169225

Volume 7
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Released January 9, 2007 — ISBN-13: 978-1598169225

Volume 8
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Released January 9, 2007 — ISBN-13: 978-1598169225

Short Story Anthology – Chibi Vampire: Airmail
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Released January 9, 2007 — ISBN-13: 978-1598169225
(Note: Not all the short stories in this anthology are Chibi Vampire-related, but they are all written by Yuna Kagesaki, the creator of the original Chibi Vampire manga.)

Related Anime
“Karin” — MAL Entry — 24 episodes — Aired November 2005 – May 2006

Related Manga
MAL Entry — 14 volumes — Published April 2003 – February 2008 (published in English by Tokyopop April 2006 – September 2009, released digitally by Viz Media April 2014 – September 2014)
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Note from Wikipedia: Chibi Vampire: The Novel is closely tied to the manga series, with each novel volume designed to be read after its corresponding manga volume. For example, the first novel takes place between the events that occur in the first and second volumes of the manga series, and the fourth volume of the manga mentions characters and events from the first novel volume.

Note: The ninth and final volume was announced for publication in 2011, but was never released.

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