Rebirth: Volume: 3 by Woo
This, unlike most of Tokyopop’s other titles, reads left to right, as does the majority of Western manga, but judging by the cover art I thought this series would be a good one. Rebirth is an action/fantasy manga that, like a great deal of manga around is made for the Japanese readership based on Buddhist myth.
Deshwitat, the vampire has lain dormant for three hundred years, is at the mercy of Kalutika who cast him away, and murdered his lover, Lilith. There's no chance of keeping a good vampire down, though so when Deshwitat is brought back by a bunch of paranormal investigators, he is fuelled by blood lust and revenge on Kalutika for what he had done.
Deshwitat trails along with his priestess and daughter of a sacred order to the east wanting to know of the magic of light, in the hope he can gain powerful learning from it. At a Buddhist temple, Deshwitat sees the sect’s leader and he tells him of his future and the future of mankind.
For a guy who has I Love Me emblazoned on his tee-shirt, no one would have thought he was so annoyed with Deshwitat – but he is even though he was a former friend. He and his travellers get told the most terrifying truth ever – if Deshwitat is killed, then the world will be brought into chaos, however, if the sect is lenient, they will allow Deshwitat to live as he could well save mankind from its fate.
Woo uses his knowledge of Nostradamus and his predictions and has them make out that Mabus is actually Deshwitat in the scriptures. Readers will discover Deshwitat isn’t keen on fulfilling the prophecies set out for him, though and only seeks the power of light. Rebirth: Volume: 3 is dark, exciting and keeps the reader hanging on with the intense story, plucky female characters, and even darker male leads; Rett and Deshwitat.
This novel reads like a classic Japanese manga, with the usual parts of slow pacing followed by moments of deep thought, and superb action. Rett is a sensual, hands-on type of man who has a passion for the ladies, acts as a well-known womaniser and is nicknamed by the girls who travel with him as Breastmaster, even if he protests about it. Deshwitat has a reputation for being dark, moody and cruel to humans, yet he isn't as bad as everyone makes him out to be. He is a realist, and even as a vampire, He wants others in the sect to understand how a predator like him feels while all around him are thought to be good.
The manga repeats in places like in anime series to show where a commercial break would occur if it was turned into a series of anime episodes. It is a neat idea as it also gives readers time to see a moment of intense action between two of the characters, spicing up the scene.
Rebirth: Volume: 3 is a manga for teens who like shonen style graphic novels.
This Rebirth: Volume: 3 book review was written by Sandra Scholes
Have you read Rebirth: Volume: 3?
We've found that while readers like to know what we think of a book they find additional reader reviews a massive help in deciding if it is the right book for them. So if you have a spare moment, please tell us your thoughts by writing a reader's review. Thank you.
Rebirth: Volume: 3 reader reviews
8/10 from 1 reviews
There are currently no reader reviews for this book. Why not be the first?
Write a reader review
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on this book, it really makes a difference and helps readers to find their perfect book.
More recommended reading in this genre
Wandering Son: Volume 1
The fifth grade: the threshold to puberty and the beginning of the end of childhood innocence. Shuichi Nitori and his new friend Yoshino Takatsuki have happy homes, loving ...
The Embalmer: Volume 1
Shinjyurou Mamiya, an embalmer in a nation where men of his profession are viewed as outcasts engaging in an unaccepted and unclean practice. For Shinjyurou, it's just ...
The Star of Sorrow
A mysterious terrorist organization is hell-bent on orchestrating a war between the New Human Empire and the Vatican. Special Ops AX Agent Abel Nightroad teams up with a sp...
Shojo Fashion Manga Art School
From 'dos to shoes, how you dress and style your characters says a lot about who they are, before they even utter a word. Whether your story calls for a flashy drama qu...
Shojo Fashion Manga Art School, Year 2: Draw Modern Looks
Irene Flores and Krisanne McSpadden
Shojo Fashion Manga Art School Year 2 is a great accompaniment to the first book, and one of the nice touches to it is its age progression of characters from children to pu...
Mastering Manga with Mark Crilley
There's more to manga than big, shiny eyes and funky hair. In these action-packed pages, graphic novelist Mark Crilley shows you step-by-step how to achieve an authenti...
Wandering Son: Volume 2
Taking the story further from the first novel in this series, Shuichi and Yoshino embark on a school trip that sees Shuichi being bullied while he has to try and come to te...
How to Create Anthropomorphic Fantasy Creatures
Jared Hodges and Lindsay Cibos
In anime and manga there are many kinds of men and women drawn as half animal characters called furries. These are fun to create and draw, and people have been drawing them...
Vassalord: Volume 1
Charley is a vampire hunter with a difference; he is one himself and struggles constantly with what he is, his usefulness to the Vatican and his wondering how God views his...
Pixie: Volume 1
Mariolle and Aurore
Confined within his palace, prince Ael has a secret longing to go outside the stifling walls of his home to see what it's like in the real world out there, but as one w...
Peacemaker Kurogane: Volume 1
The Shinsengumi compound see their new page boy in the flesh for the first time and once introduced to young Ichimura Tetsunosuke, some think he is just a kid from off the ...
Death Note: Kindred Spirit
Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata
Light Yagami has taken the role of the second L after four years and continues his work as Kira in order to make the world his own, but in all this L's two proté...
Computer Graphics Society
In its fourth edition, EXOTIQUE 4 firmly establishes itself as the benchmark for CG character art featuring the work of artists from 45 countries (a record for the EXOTIQUE...
Computer Graphics Society
Ballistic Publishing’s previous art book Exotique 4 had a nice mix of fantasy art, sci-fi and concept art thrown in, Exotique 5 however has all that and more as in th...
The Twelve Kingdoms Volume 1: Sea of Shadow
Yoko Nakajima wakes from a terrifying dream where she is surrounded by many ravenous beasts. She is amazed that what she experienced was not real and wonders about its mean...
Looking for more suggestions? Try these pages: