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Darren Shan
ダレン・シャン(Daren Shan)
Genre Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Paranormal
Author Darren Shan
Illustrator Takahiro Arai
Publisher Shogakukan
English publisher Yen Press
HarperCollins
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Shōnen Sunday
Run 2006-2009
Volumes 12

Darren Shan is a manga adaptation of the The Saga of Darren Shan book series by Darren Shan. It is drawn by Takahiro Arai. It follows the story of Darren Shan, a young boy turned into a half-vampire.

The manga originally ran in the Japanese magazine Shōnen Sunday from August 2006 to 2009 and the first volume was released on November 17, 2006 by Shogakukan under the title Darren Shan. In total, 12 volumes have been released in Japan, with the final volume having been published on April 17, 2009.

Volume 1: Cirque Du Freak

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  • 1. "Darren and Steve"
  • 2. "A Dangerous Game"
  • 3. "A New Power"
  • 4. "Into the Night"

Volume 2: The Vampire's Assistant

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  • 5. "The Life of a Vampire"
  • 6. "The Cirque Du Freak"
  • 7. "Friend Number Two"
  • 8. "Mr. Tiny"
  • 9. "A Tiny Urge To Kill"
  • 10. "A Condition For Sam"
  • 11. "A False Confession"
  • 12. "The Last Night"
  • 13. "Blood and Spirit"
  • 14. "Together With Sam"

Volume 3: Tunnels of Blood

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  • 15. "Gavner Purl"
  • 16. "The Big City"
  • 17. "First Date"
  • 18. "Suspicious Minds"
  • 19. "A Mysterious Creature"
  • 20. "Vampires and Vampanese"
  • 21. "The Evil Beneath"
  • 22. "The Road to Evra"
  • 23. "Held Captive"
  • 24. "Battle to the Death"

Volume 4: Vampire Mountain

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  • 25. "Destiny Lends a Hand"
  • 26. "Streak"
  • 27. "Harkat Speaks!"
  • 28. "Into the Halls"
  • 29. "Quartermaster Seba Nile"
  • 30. "The Life of a Vampire"
  • 31. "The Hall of Death"
  • 32. "The First Duel"
  • 33. "The Hall of Princes"
  • 34. "The Trials of Initiation"

Volume 5: Trials of Death

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  • 35. "A Vampire Couple"
  • 36. "The First Trial"
  • 37. "The Second Trial"
  • 38. "The Festival Begins"
  • 39. "The Third Trial"
  • 40. "Mr. Crepsley's Hope"
  • 41. "Ultimate Desperation"
  • 42. "Life or Death?"
  • 43. "An Unexpected Turn of Events"
  • 44. "Even in Death"

Volume 6: The Vampire Prince

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  • 45. "Rapids"
  • 46. "The Traitor's Plot"
  • 47. "Magda the Guide"
  • 48. "Investiture"
  • 49. "Accusation"
  • 50. "The Battle Begins"
  • 51. "Last Will"
  • 52. "Kurda's Confession"
  • 53. "Judgment"
  • 54. "Ceremony of Blood"

Volume 7: Hunters of the Dusk

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  • 55. "War Council"
  • 56. "Vampets"
  • 57. "Chosen Ones"
  • 58. "Changes"
  • 59. "A Daylit Battle"
  • 60. "The Third Hunter"
  • 61. "Lady Evanna"
  • 62. "Cirque du Freak"
  • 63. "A Suspicious Conversation"
  • 64. "Vancha's Past"

Volume 8: Allies of the Night

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  • 66. "New Student"
  • 67. "Lies"
  • 68. "Friend and Lover"
  • 69. "In a Dark Alley"
  • 70. "Kindred Spirit"
  • 71. "A New Kindred Spirit"
  • 72. "Further Victims"
  • 73. "Anger and Hatred"
  • 74. "Hostage"

Volume 9: Killers of the Dawn

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  • 75. "Flight"
  • 76. "Interrogation Room"
  • 77. "Misunderstanding"
  • 78. "Born this Way"
  • 79. "Underground"
  • 80. "The Lord Makes His Entrance"
  • 81. "Victorious"
  • 82. "Decision"
  • 83. "The Cavalry"
  • 84. "The Devil's Whisper"

Volume 10: The Lake of Souls

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  • 85. "Tears"
  • 86. "Departure"
  • 87. "The Pit"
  • 88. "Giant Toad"
  • 89. "The Legendary Beast"
  • 90. "Grostesque"
  • 91. "Escape"
  • 92. "Bomb"
  • 93. "Souls"
  • 94. "Fate"

Volume 11: Lord of the Shadows

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  • 95. "Hometown"
  • 96. "Family"
  • 97. "Darius"
  • 98. "The Big Match"
  • 99. "Laughingstock"
  • 100. "The Shadow Women"
  • 101. "The Prophecy of Mr. Tall"
  • 102. "Father and Son"
  • 103. "The Path of Fate"
  • 104. "Flames of Vengance"

Volume 12: Sons of Destiny

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  • 105. "Annie's Son"
  • 106. "Annie's Decision"
  • 107. "Kindred"
  • 108. "A Man's Death"
  • 109. "The Final Confrontation"
  • 110. "Children Of Destiny"
  • 111. "The World Of Dragons"
  • 112. "Green Blood"
  • 113. "That Fateful Day"
  • 114. "Sky"

Trivia

  • An interview to the author Darren Shan reveals that his Japanese publishers were the ones who instigated the manga adaptation, as the Darren Shan saga was very popular in Japan back then. He chose Takahiro Arai as the artist for a contest, but after that he had nothing to do with it until it was later translated into English for its release in the USA and UK.
  • It's a mostly faithful adaptation of the novels, but with a few minor changes that don't really affect the outcome of the story.
  • There's a bigger emphasis on Darren and Steve's friendship, to the point the final chapter has a bonus scene about the alternate timeline of Sons of Destiny.
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