vampire and ruler of the East district of Hell, Blood Charlie Staz, falls in love (and bloodlust) at first sight with Fuyumi Yanagi, a Japanese schoolgirl
who accidentally enters hell. Unfortunately for the smitten Staz, she is killed while he is fighting an intruder on his territory. Her ghost remains in hell and Staz embarks on a quest to resurrect her by implanting her spirit and bones in new flesh.
To do this they leave hell for the mortal world through a rare Hell Gate
that isn't supposed to be there. See, the only person who can open and use the Black Curtains
is Dimensional Traveler
Hydra Bell, or someone with greater magical power than her. Bell says she feels "embarrassed but pretty murderous at the same time!" about someone using her gate, and that she wants to make such a powerful person her husband
. She says she can help Staz get the Book of Resurrection
, but that he has to fight his old friend and Rival
Wolf Boy, ruler of the Western district. They make a bet on the fight where if Staz wins, he gets Wolf to help him find the book, and if Wolf wins, Wolf get Fuyumi, whom he has fallen in love with. Fuyumi starts disappearing while in the mortal world so Staz feeds her some of his blood to give her enough power to stay tangible.
The manga tends to subvert or parody some action/battle manga tropes, and various characters are Genre Savvy
. A anime adaptation debuted in the Summer 2013 Anime
Not to be confused with Aqua Lad
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