We begin following Mr. Sayo, a section chief at an unnamed company. At first we assume he must be ill, because he’s wearing a face mask and is rushing out of the office — but we soon learn that he’s actually extremely hungry, and getting away from people so he doesn’t attack them for their blood.
Yup, Mr. Section Chief is our vampire.
He runs into Yamadera, an underling of his at work. After being dragged along to a dinner with girls, Yamadera chases after him and inquires if our protagonist is still a virgin. Our protagonist gets a little offended by this question, and so he sucks Yamadera’s blood while he’s seemingly unconscious at a train station. However, he wakes up, and says that he’s finally “Caught” Mr. Sayo.
What ensues is a chaotic sequence of events between Yamadera — a very strange, seemingly heartless character that describes himself as a ‘monster’ who desperately wants to be turned into a Vampire, and Mr. Sayo, the section chief who is still clinging on to his humanity. They decide to begin searching for the woman who turned Mr. Sayo into a vampire in hopes that she can do the same to Yamadera.
Volume 1 ends in a shocking manner that I won’t spoil in case you’d like to go read it. What I will discuss, however, is Mirei, another vampire that makes an appearance. Taking the form of a little girl, she clings onto Mr. Sayo, and seems to have an affinity for him, even though he’s taken a very different outlook to vampirism than her.
I’m hoping into Volume 2, we see more of a Found Father / Found Daughter type relationship. Mirei has likely been hurt as a child, and to be stricken with vampirism at an early age surely means she was the victim of something horrible.
Regardless, I quite enjoyed this read! Yamadera is annoying and cruel, but not quite cruel enough that he’s irredeemable. He’s got his own demons he’s working through, for sure — I mean, he wants to die and be reborn as a vampire for christs’ sake. He’s got problems.
For a BL manga, this one seems to be more plot-heavy than most — something I don’t dislike at all!
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