Rosario + Vampire
(ロザリオとバンパイア ,Rozario to Banpaia
?, Rosario and Vampire) is a Japanese manga series originally serialized in Monthly Shōnen Jump
, between August 2004 and June 2007; a single extra chapter was serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump
in September 2007. In November 2007, the manga began regular serialization again, now in Jump Square
, and is ongoing. The first series is currently being published in North America by Viz Media. At the current rate of publication, this arc should be finished by the end of the year. The second series has yet to be confirmed as licensed.
An anime adaptation also titled Rosario + Vampire Capu.01
aired in Japan from January to March 2008. A second season, titled Rosario + Vampire Capu.02
, began airing on October 2, 2008 and ending on December 24, 2008, continuing the story of the first 13-episode series and introducing more characters from the manga, as well as new anime-exclusive characters. The anime series focuses more on the Romantic Comedy side of the series than the conspiracy in the manga.