The Case Study of Vanitas(Japanese: ヴァニタスの,Hepburn: Vanitasu no Karute) is a shōnen manga series written and illustrated by Jun Mochizuki. Individual chapters are set to be serialized in Monthly Gangan Joker starting December 2015. Announced shortly after the end of Mochizuki's previous series, Pandora Hearts, the series' name was only revealed in Gangan Joker's November 2015 issue. The Case Study of Vanitas is set in 19th century Paris and contain vampire and steampunk thematics.
On December 3, 2015, Yen Press announced on its official Twitter account that it would be publishing new chapters of the series concurrently with Japan.
- Noé Archiviste – A vampire who is ordered to discern the power of the Book of Vanitas by his teacher.
- Vanitas – The owner of the Book of Vanitas, self-described doctor to vampires.
- Lucius 'Luca' Oriflamme – A young noble Vampire. He is a nephew of Lord Ruthven.
- Jeanne – Sometimes called as The Hellfire Witch, she acts as a chevalier to Luca. She wields a crimson gauntlet called "Carpe Diem."
- Dominique de Sade – A lady of de Sade Vampire aristocracy family. Along with her elder sister, she is an heir to the De Sade family.
- Dante – A dhampir who sells Vanitas information.
- Amelia Ruth
- Count Parks Orlok – In charge of vampire affairs in human Paris, who Noé and Vanitas report to.
- Nox – One of Count Parks Orlok's personal security. She works alongside her brother, Manet.
- Manet – One of Count Parks Orlok's personal security. He works alongside his sister, Nox.
- Veronica de Sade – The elder sister of Dominique, a Beastia.
- Lord Ruthven – An influential lord of Vampires who serves The Queen as a member of the senate.
- Laurent Fortis – A chasseur working in the Catacombs. Known as The Sixth Paladin. He wields a mighty spear called "Durandal."
|ISBN||Release Date||ISBN||Release Date|
|1||978-4-7575-4961-6||April 22, 2016||978-0-316-55281-3||December 20, 2016|
|2||978-4-7575-5105-3||October 22, 2016||978-0-316-47168-8||May 23, 2017|
|3||978-4-7575-5329-3||April 22, 2017||978-0-316-41284-1||November 14, 2017|
|4||978-4-7575-5505-1||November 22, 2017|
Paris, late 19th century. Vanitas is a human who works as a doctor for vampires and wishes to save them. He uses a magical book called The Vanitas Grimoire to dispel an evil curse that corrupts vampires and turns them into blood-sucking monsters.
But...this very same book is rumoured to be the cursed tome that gives birth to vampires on nights when the blue moon is full. Noe is a vampire on the hunt for The Grimoire.
Who, really, is Dr Vanitas? What are the secrets that he holds, and what fate do those secrets spell for the vampire species?
Księga Vanitasa (Polish)
Les Mémoires de Vanitas
Memoir of Vanitas
The Case Study of Vanitas
Vanitas no Carte
Vanitas no Karute
Vanitas no Memorandum
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