Literature has always depicted vampires as beings to be feared. If you should ever see one, you would either become a meal or possibly turned into a horrific vampire yourself. However, mangaka Hanada Ryou depicts vampires very differently in the manga series Devils Line. Within this still ongoing series—that recently got an anime adaptation—vampires are seeking a way to live with humans by finding love or just being left to themselves. The vampires in Devils Line are still scary beasts with insane powers, but they have a more human nature and that is what makes Devils Line so interesting and fun to read. It also helps that Devils Line has some amazing art and contains a nice mix of action and romance throughout its story.
Devils Line is already showing the world a pretty darn good series but unfortunately, since it’s ongoing, that means one major problem for readers; You’re going to experience a lot of downtime as you wait for the newest volume or chapter to release. Luckily, we here at Honey’s Anime are always prepared in case this happens by offering readers other manga to read that are similar. Today, we’re looking at 6 Manga Like Devils Line! If you’re ready to see stories that change your perception of vampires—at least a little bit—then read on and get ready for some solid recommendations!
Similar Manga to Devils Line
1. Tokyo Ghoul
- Authors: Ishida, Sui
- Genres: Action, Mystery, Drama, Horror, Supernatural, Psychological, Seinen
- Volumes: 14
- Published: Sept, 2011- Sept, 2014
Kaneki Ken was a young college student with a love of books and who had recently mustered up the courage to ask a girl—who also loves books—out on a date. Kaneki’s life couldn’t have been going better, right? Unfortunately for Kaneki, fate had a dark twist waiting for him during his date. The woman he fell for was actually a ghoul, a powerful being who feeds off humans and saw Kaneki as a meal. Kaneki should have died that night after meeting this ghoul, but when he reawakens, he learns that he is far from dead and is now a ghoul just like her. Kaneki is about to enter a land unseen by many and will slowly have to come to grips that the human life he once had is far off memory…
Tokyo Ghoul by mangaka Ishida Sui explore ghouls which are like vampires but with a love for more than just blood. While Tokyo Ghoul might be dark and truly horrific at times, it can be 100% compared to Devils Line as it shows what humanity means to even those who aren’t human. Tokyo Ghoul is an amazing manga that has garnered quite a bit of praise and accolades in the manga world for being so beautiful drawn and wonderfully written. If you need a manga similar to Devils Line you won’t go wrong with Tokyo Ghoul. It’s also important to mention that while Tokyo Ghoul is over—clocking in at 14 volumes—there is a sequel to enjoy called Tokyo Ghoul:re so you won’t be running out of manga to read with this series.
2. Vampire Juujikai (The Record of a Fallen Vampire)
- Authors: Shirodaira, Kyou- Kimura, Yuri
- Genres: Magic, Shounen, Vampire, Supernatural
- Volumes: 9
- Published: Aug, 2003- Feb, 2007
Thousands of years ago, humanity faced a threat that now seems like a distant fable. Once, a powerful vampire queen plagued the land causing mayhem and destruction wherever she went. Humans fought their hardest to stop the queen but failed continuously as even their strongest warriors couldn’t match the vampire queen’s strength. In a last attempt to stop her powers, humans used a seal to at least bide themselves time to find a power that could best the queen. However, the queen’s lover—the vampire king himself—didn’t take this action lightly and began his own mission to find the seal and regain his queen. Now humanity must align with half-vampire beings called dhampirs to stop the king from undoing the seal and plaguing the land with eternal darkness. The quest for survival begins in Vampire Juujikai.
Vampire Juujikai by mangaka Shirodaira Kyou might not take place in modern time as Devils Line does, but it shows humanity coexisting with vampire-like beings—known as dhampirs—for a greater purpose. Filled with intense action and adventure narrative, Vampire Juujikai is an exciting vampire themed story with gorgeous art from volume 1 to volume 9. That’s why we think you readers might want to read Vampire Juujikai if you happen to love Devils Line. Now let’s hope Vampire Juujikai gets an anime like Devils Line did. We’d love to see this incredible work be animated just like Devils Line. However, even if it isn’t that’s okay as we love re-reading Vampire Juujikai occasionally as its just that good of a story.
3. Blood Alone
- Authors: Takano, Masayuki
- Genres: Mystery, Drama, Romance, Vampire, Supernatural, Seinen
- Volumes: 12
- Published: Apr, 2004- Present
Kurose Kuroe was once a hunter of vampires but has long since left that life to become a supernatural investigator who writes about the experiences he has. Alongside Kuroe is a young woman named Masaki who was once human but is now a vampire herself. Masaki doesn’t wish to harm Kuroe and only loves him even though she is now something he once hunted. However, with Kuroe in constant danger thanks to the profession he now leads, Masaki is forced to protect him in whatever way she can. Can these two make a relationship work facing the situations they are currently in?
Similar to Devils Line, Blood Alone by mangaka Takano Masayuki explores romance and drama in a quite interesting manga. Blood Alone mixes mystery, romance and vampire drama incredibly well as the narrative explores a relationship that by all definition, shouldn’t work. Every page you flip through of Blood Alone will have you unable to stop reading thanks to the lovely art and truly unique narrative. Blood Alone might not be as intense with its action as Devils Line but that will also be good for those who need a more relaxed story. Now, go and check out Blood Alone and tell us what you think using the comments below!
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4. Junketsu + Kareshi (He’s My Only Vampire)
- Authors: Shouoto, Aya
- Genres: Mystery, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, School, Shoujo, Vampire, Harem, Supernatural
- Volumes: 10
- Published: Jul, 2010- Sept, 2014
Junketsu + Kareshi follows Kana Takachiho who has undergone some drama as of late. Originally, Kana was pretty loved at school. Known for her kind demeanor and her excellence at sports, Kana was respected by her peers at school. Then that all changed when Kana was hurt one day losing her athletic ability, the scholarships it brought to her, and even causing her once friendly peers, to change their look towards her. While her world seemed to be caving in, Kana still had her childhood friend—Aki Kirito—to love and was happy they were finally going to have their first date. However, Kana is soon going to learn that her bad luck isn’t over yet as Aki proceeds to suck her blood and show that he is actually a vampire.
Junketsu + Karaeshi is a fun vampire manga created by mangaka Shouoto Aya that delivers a more shoujo experience than what could be found in Devils Line. While Devils Line might not be a shoujo, for those who have read it, some could argue it contains the elements seen in the genre. You have a cute girl who has met a handsome but strangely different boy and there’s drama sprinkled in to keep the story from ever being too simple or slow. Junketsu + Karaeshi easily lacks the more gore filled elements of Devils Line but it contains the romance, vampire and supernatural aspects that make Devils Line appealing to its readers. We know you must be curious as to what fate has in store for Kana in Junketsu + Karaeshi. Well, the only way to find out is by going right now and reading Junketsu + Karaeshi and witnessing her tale for yourself.
- Authors: Oshimi, Shuuzou
- Genres: Drama, School, Shounen, Vampire, Horror
- Volumes: 7
- Published: Feb, 2015- Present
It’s hard being like Makoto Okazaki. Normal in every sense of the word, Makoto has found himself constantly teased and mistreated at school because he just screams a target to cruel people. Makoto’s normality is about to change though when one night he goes to return a DVD he borrowed from a friend. Makoto notices a girl on a rooftop who then leaps down and attacks him. As she drinks his blood, the strange girl asks Makoto if he would like to die or become just like her? Makoto’s answer will forever change who he is as he answers by saying he would like to live…
Happiness by Oshimi Shuuzou is one of those manga that we don’t hear mentioned a lot here at Honey’s Anime. Focusing on a young man who is about to enter a dark world, Happiness hits a lot of genres such as horror, drama and shounen for good measure. With impressive art and a solid story, Happiness is still ongoing like Devils Line but can be a good alternative read while you wait for more Devils Line. Just be warned that if you catch up to Happiness, you’ll essentially be waiting for two great manga to release new chapters instead of just one. As much as of a dilemma that poses, we still recommend Happiness for those who enjoy Devils Line.
6. Sennen no Yuki (Millennium Snow)
- Authors: Hatori, Bisco
- Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Shoujo, Vampire, Supernatural
- Volumes: 4
- Published: Nov, 2000- Dec- 2013
Chiyuki Matsuoka has always had a weak heart since birth and was prepared to die by the age of 15. Hospitalized due to her heart, it seems Chiyuki’s days are finally coming to an end. Then one day, Chiyuki meets Touya Kanou who just so happens to be a vampire with a long life ahead of him. One is near death, the other is destined for a life that could last 1000 years. What awaits their meeting in Sennen no Yuki?!
For our last entry on our list of 6 Manga Like Devils Line, we figured we’d examine Sennen no Yuki by mangaka Hatori Bisco. While Sennen no Yuki is easily the most mellow and calm story on this list, we included it for the similar themes found in Devils Line. Both manga show the bonds between vampire and humans and equally explore the pains vampire have to deal with in their lives. Sennen no Yuki also mirrors Devils Line with some beautiful artwork that just wows you from page one, especially if you love shoujo works. The major differences between both Devils Line and Sennen no Yuki has to be the comedic themes found in the latter manga, but Devils Line, at times, can be funny, especially the dialogue between Yuuki and Tsukasa. While Sennen no Yuki might be cuter than the darker themed Devils Line, we think vampire enthusiasts will still appreciate checking it out. We loved Sennen no Yuki and we think you’ll see why once you begin to read it.
Vampires in the manga world aren’t new and have been around for quite some time. Numerous mangaka have tried to still use vampires and create interesting narratives within some truly impressive manga works. Devils Line is definitely one of those impressive titles and so are the manga we recommend above like it. Have you read Devils Line yet or any of the works above? Tell us your thoughts on the series we mentioned on our 6 Manga Like Devils Line list using the comments below. If you need more recommendation articles just like this one, be sure to keep coming back to our hive here at Honey’s Anime! We’re always working around the clock to deliver reading lists you’ll love and enjoy!