Rave Master (レイヴ) Manga Review

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Rave Master, also known as Groove Adventure Rave, is an adventure manga series created by author Hiro Mashima.

What Rave Master (レイヴ) Is About

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Author(s): Hiro Mashima
Artist(s): Hiro Mashima
Known As: Groove Adventure Rave, RAVE, Rave Groove Adventure, Rave Master, The Groove Adventure Rave, Рэйв Мастер, レイヴ, 圣石小子, 레이브
Official Translation(s): English, Japanese
MangaDex: Title Index
Status: Completed
Genres: Action, Comedy, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

A Small Synopsis

A girl named Elie befriends a boy named Haru Glory with the hopes of curing her amnesia.

Where to read Rave Master (レイヴ)

This manga has an official translation that you can find here.

There are unofficial versions out there that are available on scanlation sites such as MangaDex and MangaNelo.


What Is Good About Rave Master (レイヴ)

The Art Style

Mashima has a really unique style in this manga. It really gives off the feeling of adventure and venturing to unknown areas. While I also love Mashima’s current art style, I’d say that his style from this manga is probably my favourite!

Change of Tone

Now this manga pulls off tonal-whiplash pretty good!

This series can get really dark at times and explore more darker plotlines, something I’m a personally big fan of.

The Characters

I love the majority of this cast!

Haru is definitely one of the best characters, Musica has a really awesome bond with Haru and Elie has a lot of great development over the course of the manga. There are MANY more characters I want to share with you all, but I would literally be here all night.

Oh, and don’t get me started on some of the incredible villains-

What Is Bad About Rave Master (レイヴ)

Character Screentime

Screen…time? Panel time? Eh, either way…

It’s a small gripe but what I mean by this entry is that certain characters in Rave Master are sometimes underused which unfortunately did hurt their characters and made them come across as rather bland and forgettable.

Which is a shame.

Overall Conclusion

Here we are at the end again!

If you’re a fan of Fairy Tail, Eden’s Zero or any of Mashima’s other works, then PLEASE try this awesome series out!

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Rave Master (レイヴ)
Art style
The positive
The Art Style
Change of Tone
The Characters
The negative
Character Screentime
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