My Dear, Curse-Casting Vampiress 3 Easily Moves From Laughs to The World in Jeopardy

My Dear, Curse-Casting Vampiress 3 cover of Isuzu stuck between Lapis and Baroque.

The third volume reminds readers that vampires are not the only threat. People are just as dangerous.

My Dear, Curse-Casting Vampiress 3 broadens the amount of people—vampires—obsessed with Isuzu. The story moves from the high school mystery to a faceoff against vampires that changes the dynamic and direction of the story in surprising ways. Even with the investigation and battles, there’s time for plenty of comedy as Baroque’s jealousy rears up. My Dear, Curse-Casting Vampiress 3 makes the duo a trio, shifting the dynamic, ratcheting up the laughs, and ending on a shocking cliffhanger. 

The third volume includes five chapters, created by Chisaki Kanai, translated by Giuseppe di Martino, and lettered by Anthony Quintessenza. It starts with Isuzu infiltrating the school as a teacher to try and discover who murdered a teen girl. As the school has a vampire—one who claims to be Baroque—the first suspect is the bloodsucker. But Isuzu needs to lure him out. Meanwhile, Baroque has to listen in with the team outside. The Yen Press manga builds up a suspicious and tense school experience. Although a teacher, Isuzu feels the pressure of young eyes, filled with a different kind of distrust, on him in class. 

My Dear, Curse-Casting Vampiress 3 Mixes Some Horror In

The third volume reminds readers that vampires are not the only threat. People are just as dangerous. Isuzu and Baroque’s quick thinking and newcomer vampire Lapis help them identify the murderer masquerading as a vampire. Here, the series leans into horror. The unhinged killer is chill-inducing. It’s a horrifically common danger, men walking around hurting the vulnerable, especially women. So, this part of the volume builds up discomfort. But soon, the story shifts in a surprising direction.

Lapis Is a Welcome Addition to the Crew

Often, Baroque’s character moves between cute, sweet, and dangerous. But with Lapis’ arrival, everything changes. Not only does Lapis like Isuzu, but he also bites Isuzu, unleashing Baroque’s jealousy. So, pouts, fights, and chuckles ensue. After all, Baroque does not like Lapis anyway because she considers his power “tasteless.” 

My Dear, Curse-Casting Vampiress 3 cover of Isuzu stuck between Lapis and Baroque.
My Dear, Curse-Casting Vampiress 3 cover. Yen Press.

She reads Lapis like a book the moment she sees him, realizing he likes Isuzu. But when vampires battle, it’s not mere fisticuffs. These two pick up shelves to hurl at each other before Isuzu gets between them to end it. However tenuous it may be, their affection for Isuzu should keep them from doing something regrettable. 

Is It Holmes or Something Else

Isuzu is still unknown, and each volume raises questions about him. What is it about his blood that is so tempting? My Dear, Curse-Casting Vampiress 3 continues the harem elements, adding Lapis to the roster. But there seems to be more in store. After a few excursions where Isuzu and Baroque teamed up, the series seemed like the vampiric edition of Sherlock Holmes. However, the end of this volume changes that. 

Instead of a gradual buildup of eradicating vampires, Isuzu’s boss plans to eradicate vampires in one fell swoop. Unfortunately, things go awry because of Isuzu. Isuzu’s past plays a vital role in what’s happening at present. So, things will likely come to a head sooner than expected.

My Dear, Curse-Casting Vampiress 3 adds real-world scares while incorporating hilarious rivalries between the vampires circling Isuzu. It’s funny, mysterious, and raises questions for future volumes. There must be more Baroque and Lapis conflict because it’s quickly becoming the best part of the series. The combination of harem with action makes My Dear, Curse-Casting Vampiress 3 easy to read and even easier to enjoy.  

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