Review: The Case Study of Vanitas, Chapter 2

The Case Study of Vanitas, Chapter 2 by Jun Mochizuki

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jun Mochizuki, acclaimed creator of PandoraHearts, continues her epic adventure tale, The Case Study of Vanitas!

Following the incident on the ship, Noe manages to arrive in Paris–but in jail?! To make matters worse, the eccentric Vanitas is still at his side, and it doesn’t seem like getting rid of him will be easy. What is Vanitas up to, exactly?!

Read the second installment of Jun Mochizuki’s latest epic adventure tale, The Case Study of Vanitas!

Beware spoilers ahead!

After I finished the first chapter I was pretty excited to read the second one! I like how because it’s just began I can theorize and try to solve some of the mysteries in this series. I found that this chapter was better than the first!

This manga begins with a flashback featuring Noe and some kid whose also a vampire. Said kid is explaining Noe about the vampires who bear curses. Out of the blue they turn violent and start attacking people. When Noe asks what kind of a curse it is the kid explains that its the Vanitas curse.

Back to the present day Noe asks Vanitas why they are in jail. You are then taken a few days back. Vanitas is still trying to convince Noe to help him in his quest. While Noe decides to pick up his cat and belonging’s that was left behind in all the chaos. When he reaches the police arrives and he collapses.

Back to the jail cell Noe says that Vanitas should’ve been arrested because he was the intruder. Vanitas says that it is true. Noe then asks why he is in jail when he did nothing wrong. Vanitas says that it is because he said that Noe is his accomplice. Vanitas also explains that it is possible that Noe was not in his right mind when retrieving his belongings because he has poison in his system. Noe’s body has spent the last three days fighting the poison.

Vanitas yet again tries to convince Noe to join him. When a guard approaches and releases them. The guard gives them a card and says that they have been summoned. Vanitas then tells Noe that humans tend to erase all vampire related stuff. And that a count with the Queen is the one in charge of handling vampire matters. Said count has summoned them.

I enjoyed this chapter more than I did the first! It seems as each chapter is released the readers find out more about the vampire world. At the end you are also introduced to new characters. This chapter was really funny! Vanitas actually cracked me up a couple of times! Even though he’s insane he’s quite humorous. You do get to delve into Noe’s past a little more. And his personal history with vampires bearing curses. Noe also takes some action in this chapter and I’m excited to see where it leads Vanitas and him to!

Overall this was enjoyable! I recommend it to fans of the author, anyone whose finished the first chapter, and fantasy fans.

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