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I became an unwittingly huge fan of Dance in the Vampire Bund throughout my journey of reading the manga. First, I watched the anime, wondering for some time whether or not I truly liked it. This was when I was still experimenting with anime, not really understanding the world and just exploring. I didn't even know that a lot of anime were stories spun from manga, and vice versa. I was a newcomer, fresh, and green. Not to say that I am a seasoned pro now, but the more I watched anime, the more I wanted to read the stories they came from, as well as the stories they inspired. Vampire Bund was one of my first anime's, and I didn't even know it was a manga until I randomly saw it in the bookstore as a compilation of the first 3 volumes. Picking it up, paying for it, and taking it home I was surprised at how utterly different the anime was from the manga. It was the most stark contrast in manga vs anime comparison I had yet to come across, and I was intrigued. I wanted to see how the original story went, how the author originally intended for it to go.
Now, as I am eagerly awaiting Scarlett Order I can say with absolute certainty, I am a crazy fan for this story. "Forgotten Tales" translated is an essential part of a Vampire Bund enthusiast and lover of the series. It has stories that fill in the gaps of both canon, both the anime and manga story line. Tamaki also explains his love of the series, how he was so excited of the different direction it took apart from his original plot. I found this incredibly interesting and took it to heart, rewatching the anime with such perspective I found a new appreciation for it. I had always hoped that perhaps they would reconsider a second season, much like Deadman Wonderland, alone they are incomplete and leave us with many loose ends, but if given the other part of the story, it would be given the chance to give its audience and complete and cohesive story. There are many different little strips, showing us Princess Mina, Akira--the whole gang of both main characters and reoccurring characters, giving us side stories, background information, and bits of their lives that make us diehards smile at the sliver their thoughts and feelings give us. A particular favorite of mine is when Mina takes to Twitter. It's incredibly cute, telling, and the drawings of her punching away at her phone are comical and done well. From here, I will not spoil the rest of the content; nonetheless, what is there makes me excited to see what will be included in the next.
I give this 5 stars, which does not include the package or shipping. I did not buy this one from Amazon, but I have had little to complain about in way of my previous manga purchases (some of which have been Dance in the Vampire Bund). In way of content, this title offered many great stories and gave the reader exactly what it described. It was a compilation of material the author had written and released overseas, finally translated for an English-reading audience. It's only the first half of two, so it's easy to say I cannot wait for the second. If you are a fan of Dance in the Vampire Bund, I do recommend it. If you're one the fence, and haven't read enough of the manga to know whether or not you want this, I'm always of the trend to read in order anyway--so wait, finish up, and you'll know from there. This purchase was absolute and without doubt on my part, and so will any other content that comes out regarding this series. I have both Dive in the Vampire Bund and The Stories of Sledgehammer, I do not consider myself and expert but a reader who loves the content she reads and commits herself to. So, just to reiterate, if you are a reader like me, and if you buy the manga/books that are your favorite, this is one I wouldn't skip.