Review: Vampire Dormitory, Vol. 1 by Ema Tōyama

Title: Vampire Dormitory, Vol. 1
Author: Ema Tōyama
Series: Vampire Dormitory
Number in Series: Book One
Published: April 12, 2019

A vampire romance with boy love vibes, only it isn’t a boy love manga.

Mito is out on the streets. No job, no money, and no place to stay. After being saved by a vampire named Ruka, Mito agrees to be his thrall. Ruka tells Mito that he’s been looking for a boy like him for some time now because he won’t feed from a woman. Which would be fine except Mito is a woman. She disguises herself as a boy to help her survive being homeless, and now she is too desperate to let him know that she’s a girl.

This is an interesting one. It’s got some serious boy love vibes but it’s not actually a boy love manga. It seems to be making its way to a love triangle manga. I tell you manga and love triangles go hand in hand, and as long as they are done well, I love a good love triangle. The illustrations are gorgeous as well. I really enjoyed it. I will be continuing on with this comic as soon as I can get my hands on the next volume.

Some of the logic doesn’t make sense though. So she puts on a wig and transforms into a hot guy? At the end of the manga, it shows that she has a pretty sizeable chest. So even wrapped, those breasts are going to show. Also at the beginning of the manga, she loses her job because she brings in too many women to the owners ‘men’s’ place. Seems to me like most business owners would want to keep an employee that brings in so much business.

I would not recommend this to anyone under the age of 18 due to some nudity. Great for those who like vampire romance stories. This has that added bonus of boy love vibes, but I’m sure that will go away as soon as she is outed.

4 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐

I would like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read and review this book. This does not in any way influence my honest opinion or review.

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