Manga: Servamp

Servamp followes Shirota Mahiru, the kind of guy who likes to keep things simple and hates dealing with complicated issues. One day, he picks up a stray cat he found starving on the street. The next day, when he comes home, he finds a person eating his food and watching his TV in the cat's place. A person who can transform back into a cat.

This person is Sleepy Ash, and is actually an incredibly powerful, shapeshifting vampire—one of the Seven Vampires of the Deadly Sins. The only problem is that he's the vampire of Sloth, and is incredibly lazy. However, after drinking Shirota's blood and donning the name Kuro, he becomes his servant and must fight against the mysterious eigth sin 'Melancholy' who wants to start a war between the vampires.

This work contains examples of:

  • Animal Motifs: Each one of the Servamps has an animal form they can transform into and that they're associated with. Kuro's a cat, Tsubaki's a fox, Lily's a butterfly, Hugh is a bat, and Lawless is a hedgehog. The others have yet to be revealed.
  • Brains and Brawn: Misono (brains) and Tetsu (brawn) have this dynamic, especially in later chapters.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Both Misono and Hugh have shades of this.
  • Butt Monkey: Tsuyuki seems to attract bad luck. He knows how to deal with it though.
  • Catch Phrase: Almost every named character has one.
  • The Chessmaster: Misono.
  • Chick Magnet: Kuro in cat form. Lily is implied to be one too.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Mahiru doesn't really want to fight, let alone kill anyone - not even Tsubaki himself.
  • Conveniently an Orphan: Mahiru's parents are dead, and his uncle isn't at home a lot. He's glad about it at some point when he brings Tetsu and Hugh home and wonders how he should have explained all that weirdness.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Tsuyuki.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Mahiru (brown eyes and hair) and Misono (purple).
  • Cute Kitten: Kuro in cat form. He also tries to invoke this to calm Mahiru down, but it doesn't work.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Tsubaki is shown to care about his subclass a lot. In one scene he is even shown crying and apologizing to the ones that were killed by Lawless, showing that every single one, no matter how insignificant, still matters to him.
  • Exhausted Eye Bags: Kuro is never seen without them.
  • Family Theme Naming / Alliterative Family: The Alisuin family. Their first names all start with the syllable "Mi": Mikage, Mikado, Mikuni and Misono.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Mahiru and Kuro, Misono and Snow Lily, actually all Eves with their Servamps count.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: Finding out about Tsubaki's true motives is a major plot point.
  • Idiot Hair: Misono. Some characters even call him that as a nickname. His personality is the exact opposite of what's normally associated with it though.
  • Large Ham: Berukia, Tsubaki and World End.
  • Lazy Bum: Kuro.
  • Missing Mom: Mahiru's mother passed on before the manga proper.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Lust is also male, and he constantly tries to strip. The readers are even treated to a clear view of half of his butt when he first appears.
  • Nice Hat: Hugh wears one. It's almost as tall as he is.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: All Servamps are referred to their nicknames instead of their pseudonyms except for Lawless.
  • Only Sane Man: Mahiru is often referred to as the sole tsukkomi of the series.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: Mahiru.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: The most powerful vampires must each serve a human whose blood they drink, and have other weaker vampires under their control.
  • Pungeon Master: Mahiru's uncle.
  • Really 700 Years Old: The vampires, naturally.
  • Shared Family Quirks: When Mahiru first sees Kuro in his human form, he tries to chase him out with a broom. When his uncle comes home and also sees Kuro, he does the exact same thing - even saying the same words as his nephew!
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Is it Berukia or Belukia?
  • The Stoic: Nothing ever unsettles Tetsu. When asked about his dislikes in his character sheet, it even states that he can't think of any.
  • Super Strength: Tetsu. It's never explicitly stated, but no normal human should be able to throw a coffin with Mahiru and Kuro on it through a window that's not ground level.
  • Tsundere: Misono. He gets better.
  • Undying Loyalty: Mahiru to his friends. Also Tsubaki's subclass to Tsubaki.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Mahiru and Kuro care about each other a lot. Doesn't keep them from bickering nearly all the time.
  • Yandere: According to Word of God, Sakuya is this.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Many characters (including humans) have blue, purple, green or pink hair. Nobody seems to mind.
  • You Watch Too Much X: Happens in the fight against Berukia.
    Mahiru: Take him down!
    Kuro: You've read way too much shounen manga...

  • Younger Than They Look: Tetsu is 14 but commonly mistaken for a high school student.