Manga Review: Venus Versus Virus



“Welcome to Venus Vangard. We’ve been expecting you.”

Sumire Takahana is a seemingly normal school girl cursed with the ability to see malevolent ghosts known as “Viruses.” Her life hits a crossroads after a run-in with a “gothic lolita” clad monster killer for hire, Lucia Nahashia. Not content to stay on the sidelines while these “Viruses” prey on the weak, Sumire decides to join forces with the mysterious eyepatch-wearing Lucia to hunt down these “Viruses” before they can hurt anyone else. (Source: Seven Seas)

General Information:

Type: Manga
Volumes: 8
Chapters: 37
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 27, 2005 to Jul 26, 2008
Genres: Action, Demons, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Supernatural, Seinen
Authors: Suzumi, Atsushi (Story & Art)
Serialization: Dengeki Daioh



Venus Versus Virus is one of my favorite stories of all time. The story about this girl Sumire and how she found out about her powers. Sumire meeting this girl Lucia who has similar powers to hers and help her control her powers. The story kinda starts from the ending with a fight between two girls. The manga had very good character development. When the manga started Sumire was a very week character and she transformed 180 degrees by the end of the manga. The friendship she had with Lucia is really great I love the two of them together. They also cared a great deal about each other. The character I disliked is the guy that Sumire had a crush on. He’s bad news. There was a good twist to the story. It gotten very dark at some point. It was full of action and great fights. There was a pretty good psychological aspect to it. The storyline was pretty great. Most importantly the art was amazing.

Overall Rate: 10/10

2 thoughts on “Manga Review: Venus Versus Virus

  1. So an actual legitimate example of the manga being better than the anime not because it is to be expected but because it is actually so based on your praising the manga version so much. Perhaps I’ll give the manga a go sometime.

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