My Dear, Curse-Casting Vampiress Volume 2 continues some action but focuses on developing Isuzu and Baroque’s relationship overall. Their combined cute factor is on full display in this volume. In addition, there’s jewelry made of vampires and a new Baroque mystery. My Dear, Curse-Casting Vampiress Volume 2 perfectly balances the first volume, building characters and making it easy for readers to adore the series so far.
Created by Chisaki Kanai, translated by Giuseppe di Martino, and lettered by Anthony Quintessenza, it starts with a flashback of Isuzu’s brief past. After all, in the Yen Press manga, Isuzu has no recollection of his past. This volume continues teasing that mystery in its six chapters for later books. But it’s not only about Isuzu’s unknown past but how he views himself.
My Dear, Curse-Casting Vampiress Volume 2 Begins With Action
Isuzu’s goal is to save people from vampires. He does not have someone he loves, at least not then. So he dives headlong into battle with the fearlessness that comes with nothing to lose. His conflict with Tsukuyomi starts the series, maintaining its hilarious blend of ecchi humor and violence. Baroque’s demand that he not die is similar to a geass because Isuzu goes to great lengths to stay alive. Even Tsukuyomi is in shock by how determined Isuzu is to survive.
Baroque still squares off with Ruby—an interesting name choice given what she becomes—and the battle rages comedically and violently. Ruby’s underestimation of Baroque’s skills leads to her downfall, but I’ll never forget the collection of limbs Baroque compiled. Yuck. My Dear, Curse-Casting Vampiress Volume 2 keeps the battles fraught before moving to cohabitation comedy.
Both Too Cute for School In Danger
After a couple of weeks of Isuzu recovering in the hospital, it enters roommate hilarity as Isuzu and Baroque have to live together. On top of that, there are some fun scenes with Baroque dressing up and Isuzu freaking out because she looks too adorable. The way they circle each other, both liking the other but shy to reveal it and face rejection, is light fun between more drama.
It’s even funnier when they both show up to work dressed to infiltrate a school as a teacher and student. Their boss, Hajime Sakaki, flips out. The artwork captures these moments perfectly, building on the comedic portions of the series. When Sakaki explained to Baroque the dangers of Isuzu looking too attractive, and she agreed, I could not stop laughing. She pictures Isuzu swarmed by people and then questions why he has yet to change. Still, there is a danger on the premises since someone butchered a student. Plus, the school has a fake Baroque, and an entire fan club is devoted to them.
My Dear, Curse-Casting Vampiress Volume 2 is an exciting follow-up to the first volume. There are more connections between the main characters. This gives readers a chance to invest in their relationship. Though it’s early, it’s already easy to root for them. It will stay that way if future volumes continue expanding their relationship and answering questions for readers. My Dear, Curse-Casting Vampiress Volume 2 navigates a tightrope of laughs, action, and sweet moments of yuri or yaoi potential, making this series endearing and intriguing.