“Vampire’s Portrait” is a yaoi manga by Hiroki Kusumoto. Lou is an artist whose new patron, Sein, wants him to paint a portrait of Sein. However, the arrival of Adam reveals Sein’s true nature. He also finds out that Sein had met his grandfather when he was just a young man. Things get complicated when an old foe of Sein’s, Verloren, appears and sparks a war between them. Can Lou and Sein’s relationship survive?
This is a very good vampire yaoi with the same emotional depth as “Wild Butterfly”. While Lou is the gentler person of the couple, he’s not a doormat as he heroically tries to protect Sein from Verloren. The author manages to balance the drama with some light moments so that Sein is likable even through he’s a brooding vampire. The artwork is messy, but also quite lovely. Honolulu yaoi fans looking for a story with depth should read “Vampire’s Portrait”.
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