I’m unsure how The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess maintains and even elevates the comedy with each volume. The fact that Terrakomari Gandesblood remains clueless about her lethal Core Implosion ability is strange but ups the laughs. Opposites inhabiting a space always sets up laughs. So, The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess Volume 3 keeps the comedy with plenty of action coming while adding new additions. Circumstances dash Komari’s much-needed beach vacation with her friends and bloodthirsty Seventh Unit and drama ensues for the girl happy to hide in her room.
Written by Kotei Kobayashi with illustrations by riichu and translation by Sergio Avila, the light novel continues the world where various magical creatures live in separate empires and the unlikely probability that a young teen becomes commander of a violent military unit. Serialized in English by Yen Press, this volume with a prologue where Komari’s men are losing in combat and Nelia Cunningham, dubbed the Moonpeach Princess approaches. Then the next chapter has Komari ruminating over the Crimson Match from the last volume while relaxing at the beach.
The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess Volume 3 Takes Denial to Hilarious Lengths
Komari’s assertion that she’s weak stems from not believing anyone around her. That includes the media, that has a penchant for twisting her words. Plus, she never remembers what transpires when she uses Core Implosion. But if you thought she was the only one, you were wrong. The third volume introduces a new girl, Karla, an Imperial Saber of Heavenly Paradise. They could be twins with their back-and-forth banter as one claims they’ll destroy the city if they use their power, and the other claims to destroy the country. The one-upmanship continues until they claim they can eradicate the universe. I could not stop laughing.
Komari Is The Light Everyone Gravitates Towards in Shut-In Vampire Princess Volume 3
Although she believes she’s a coward, Komari repeatedly demonstrates her powerful moral sense. She abhors evil people and wants a world of peace. Before awakening her Core Implosion, she always remains in combat to protect the people she cares about. She even sustains severe injuries on multiple occasions. That’s what attracts people to her. So new people like Karla and Nelia have faith not just in Komari’s idea of unity but in themselves. They feel emboldened to push the same in their respective ways.
Plenty of Action But Need More of the Seventh Unit
The action builds up to the book’s climax, and it pays off spectacularly. Since Komari’s Core Implosion differs depending on whose blood she drinks, each volume shows a different type of ability at her disposal. With new allies alongside her and the familiarity of prejudice, enslavement, and unity despite the fantasy world, The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess Volume 3 is entertaining and uplifting. My only gripe is I miss seeing Komari’s relationship with the members of her Seventh Unit. Hopefully, they will show up more in future volumes.
Harem Moments But So Much More
Komari is surrounded by girls and guys who worship her, though she does not fully understand why. Vill, her “sicko maid,” matters to her despite her claims that she does not like her. But other relationships are blossoming, and it’s unclear if a truly romantic entanglement will occur. But Sakuna, Vill, Nelia, and Karla are just a few in the running for Komari’s partner. With yuri elements spattered throughout, The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess Volume 3 is my favorite of the series thus far. There are less problematic antics, more comical characters, action, and secrets all as Komari slowly comes out of her shut-in shell.