Dance in the Vampire Bund
(ダンスインザヴァンパイアバンド, Dansu in za Vanpaia Bando
?) is a supernatural romance manga written and illustrated by Nozomu Tamaki (環望, Tamaki Nozomu
?). The manga series is serialzied in Media Factory's seinen manga magazine Comic Flapper, and is licensed for an English-language release by Seven Seas Entertainment. The fifth volume is scheduled to be released in English November, 2009 and the sixth in February, 2010.
The plot follows the emergence of vampires into the human world, and how fear on both sides, changes the worlds status quo, as they come into conflict with those who desire peace.
An anime has been announced to be produced by Shaft.
The story revolves around Mina Tepes, princess-ruler of all vampires, and her "protector," Akira. Like other vampires, Mina has been in hiding with her people for many years. Seeking to end centuries of isolation, Mina gains permission to create a special district for vampires, "The Bund", off the coast of Japan by paying off the national debt of the Japanese government. Mina then reveals to the world the existence of vampires and her desire for both races to live together. Tensions, however, run high as fearful humans and extremist vampire fractions begin to interfere with Mina's wish for peace with the human world.
The ruler of all vampires, Mina Tepes first met the protagonist Akira when he was a child. As a vampire, Mina never ages, and as such her body is usually that of a prepubescent girl (although this doesn't stop her from showing off her body at every chance that she gets). She appears at first very haughty and self-indulging, but is in truth very protective of her fellow vampires that she rules over. She will do almost anything to protect their future, even if it means risking her own life. Despite her occasionally harsh treatment of Akira, she cares deeply for him and truly loves him in the best way that she can manage, considering her stature in the vampire world.