Chrono Crusade, Vol. 8 (Chrono Crusade, #8)
Pandaemonium is dying... and with her passing, the earth is faced with the greatest threat ever, as Aion's age-old vendetta nears fruition... Only Rosette and Chrno stand between him and the world's annihilation! However, the odds are heavily stacked against them, for, the duo is up against the toughest enemy of all - time. Although the Apostles turn around and aid the two crusaders, it might be too late. Whatever the result of this conflict, one thing is guaranteed: There will be no winners, only survivors. And so, the roller coaster tale of a headstrong nun and her gallant demon companion comes to a bitter, tragic - yet strangely soothing - conclusion...

Chrono Crusade, Vol. 8 (Chrono Crusade, #8) Details

TitleChrono Crusade, Vol. 8 (Chrono Crusade, #8)
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJul 4th, 2006
PublisherADV Manga
ISBN-139781413903430
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GenreSequential Art, Manga, Fantasy, Graphic Novels, Romance, Fiction, Action

Chrono Crusade, Vol. 8 (Chrono Crusade, #8) Review

  • Ivan
    January 1, 1970
    After Volume 7 ended on one hell of a cliffhanger, I knew it was going to be difficult to wait until I had a chance to read the final volume, so I picked the very first opportunity I had. In an earlier review I listed Volume 6 as the best of all the series so far, and now I can say Volume 8 ranks right up there with it.It would be kind of pointless to go over the story at this point; if you don't know what Chrno Crusade is all about, you need to go back and check out Volumes 1 and 2. Volume 8 is After Volume 7 ended on one hell of a cliffhanger, I knew it was going to be difficult to wait until I had a chance to read the final volume, so I picked the very first opportunity I had. In an earlier review I listed Volume 6 as the best of all the series so far, and now I can say Volume 8 ranks right up there with it.It would be kind of pointless to go over the story at this point; if you don't know what Chrno Crusade is all about, you need to go back and check out Volumes 1 and 2. Volume 8 is the end of the line, and in more than one sense.With the world on the brink of chaos and her soul almost completely consumed, Rosette uses what little time she has left to track down her brother and convince him she really is who she says she is. Plenty stands in her way, including a major battle between Aion and Chrono, and of course, death itself looms close. It's kind of funny that a volume so packed with action could still have time for wonderful, emotional moments between characters (one reason why I ranked 7 lower than 6 and 8), but Volume 8 has enough of them, and by the time I arrived at this part of the story I cared so much about Rosette that every panel depicting her in tears made me all misty-eyed. Things don't really turn out the way she expected them to, and it's only through her sheer willpower that things take the turn they do. There's no cop-out here, though.Without actually telling you what happens, all I will say is that the ending is the best possible ending this series could have had. Even in the epilogue there were a couple of surprises I did not see coming, which were effective enough, but the epilogue's overall presentation, showing the aftermath out of sequence and saving the most dramatic moment for the very last pages, effectively sucked me all the way in, made me teary-eyed, and left me in such a state that, even after I was done reading, a few minutes passed before I could even put the book down. I've read plenty of stories that go for the darkest possible ending and plenty of stories that cheat and go for an artificially happy ending, and even stories with endings that, while they made sense, were still disappointing in some way, either because they favored unhappy events or were just anti-climactic. Chrno Crusade's ending was none of the above. The ending was exactly what it should have been, a mixture of happy and sad, and was enormously effective and moving. The only thing I'm sorry about is that such a charming series is over.I will very likely reread this in the not-too-distant future, and will probably choke up as much over the ending then as I did now. Rosette Christopher jumped right off those pages and into my heart, and she'll stay there evermore.
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  • Rici
    January 1, 1970
    Kein wirkliches happy end, aber ein reales ende. Und passend. Und eine Story die zeigt nie aufzugeben und die Zeit die man hat zu nutzen.(aber mal so nebenbei, ist der Pater dann fast so alt wie der Waffenspezialist? dann hat er sich gut gehalten...)Und die Erklärung woher die Teufel kommen war irgendwie passend, weil es trotzdem ungenau und genau war)
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  • Sophia F
    January 1, 1970
    SPOILER OF ENDING!!!I didn't like the ending very much, because basically Chrono LEFT Rosette for 8 years, and in her dying moments came back to say goodbye!!!! The battle of Aion I seriously doubt lasted that long, and if he was waiting it out for his injures to heal, that's not likely cuz he would do anything to see Rosette again.SO WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM?I keep asking myself this, but I really don't know. He wasn't a 13 year old boy though, and was in his actual demon form, (but doesn't that me SPOILER OF ENDING!!!I didn't like the ending very much, because basically Chrono LEFT Rosette for 8 years, and in her dying moments came back to say goodbye!!!! The battle of Aion I seriously doubt lasted that long, and if he was waiting it out for his injures to heal, that's not likely cuz he would do anything to see Rosette again.SO WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM?I keep asking myself this, but I really don't know. He wasn't a 13 year old boy though, and was in his actual demon form, (but doesn't that mean he was using her life force that whole time??)I guess Rosette died at 24, but I don't understand why she started having all the seizure-ish stuff happening to her, and Joshua's stopped.The anime seems to end in basically the same way, (sad), but actually explained what Chrono was doing, (but he was with Rosette then, so it doesn't explain for the manga.)I guess Chrono was executed too, according to a narrating a little bit before Rosette and Chrono's goodbye, (but obviously it was after the goodbye).Then someone was leaving flowers on Rosette's grave every single year, and WHY DOES STELLA NOT LOOK ANY OLDER!Why did this manga have to end so sad...If someone can try to explain what they think happened, feel free to leave a comment, and thanks for reading this review!
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  • Jennifer Troike
    January 1, 1970
    Chrno Crusade (no it's not a typo, that's how they put it on the Japanese title... it was a typo there but it got published that way, so us old school hard fans keep to it!)If you are a fan of manga, and like good stories with lots of back drama, beautiful art, and sexy bishounen guys with wings (uh huh!), then this is a must-read. I mean, it is my absolute favorite all-time manga. And Book 8... holy crapola... It's a fitting, sad, tearjerking action packed way to end it. It's so good... and lot Chrno Crusade (no it's not a typo, that's how they put it on the Japanese title... it was a typo there but it got published that way, so us old school hard fans keep to it!)If you are a fan of manga, and like good stories with lots of back drama, beautiful art, and sexy bishounen guys with wings (uh huh!), then this is a must-read. I mean, it is my absolute favorite all-time manga. And Book 8... holy crapola... It's a fitting, sad, tearjerking action packed way to end it. It's so good... and lots of True form Chrno... mmmmm.
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  • Jennn
    January 1, 1970
    Wow, the ending, I thought, was fantastic. It wasn't sugar forced down your throat, but it wasn't the literal end of the world. As crazy as it sounds (since the whole series isn't really), it was believable and realistic. Yes, I'm a baby and it made me all teary, but I would have honestly been disappointed with any other ending. I know some people won't like it since it's not the typical ending, but everything wrapped up and if you squint, you'll see that it really was a happy ending. Great seri Wow, the ending, I thought, was fantastic. It wasn't sugar forced down your throat, but it wasn't the literal end of the world. As crazy as it sounds (since the whole series isn't really), it was believable and realistic. Yes, I'm a baby and it made me all teary, but I would have honestly been disappointed with any other ending. I know some people won't like it since it's not the typical ending, but everything wrapped up and if you squint, you'll see that it really was a happy ending. Great series.
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  • C'est Moi ♪
    January 1, 1970
    ok, so...the only reason why i gave this volume a 3 is because I HATED THE STUPID/DEPRESSING ENDING!!! why do most anime endings have to be so sad? can't they be happy for once? IT'S CALLED BECOMING OPTIMISTIC, PEOPLE! really isn't that hard to do...but anyways, if the ending was better and happier (same goes for the tv series), i would've gave it a 5/5. yep yep :]
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  • Alexandra
    January 1, 1970
    so much better than the anime!
  • Luana
    January 1, 1970
    3,5Certo, non siamo davanti al finale super tragico dell'anime, ma poco ci manca - visto il contratto stipulato da Chrono e Rosette (il potere del demone in cambio dell'energia vitale della ragazza), era evidente che non ci sarebbe stato un lieto fine vero e proprio. Peraltro, per un attimo ho temuto che Moriyama avesse deciso di non farli reincontrare più, ed ero già pronta ad incazzarmi di brutto, ma si è salvato proprio nelle ultimissime pagine - pagine che peraltro ci regalano più di una sor 3,5Certo, non siamo davanti al finale super tragico dell'anime, ma poco ci manca - visto il contratto stipulato da Chrono e Rosette (il potere del demone in cambio dell'energia vitale della ragazza), era evidente che non ci sarebbe stato un lieto fine vero e proprio. Peraltro, per un attimo ho temuto che Moriyama avesse deciso di non farli reincontrare più, ed ero già pronta ad incazzarmi di brutto, ma si è salvato proprio nelle ultimissime pagine - pagine che peraltro ci regalano più di una sorpresa e che ci mostrano cosa ne è stato dei vari personaggi dopo lo scontro finale.Lettura consigliata agli amanti del genere (e per chi non trova troppo fastidiosi i riferimenti religiosi).
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  • Evelyn
    January 1, 1970
    The end is near and people are fighting and dying and sadness and chaos is everywhere and Aion, you're a horrible being!There is an epilogue which ties up a lot of lose ends but it's a bit confusing because it jumps from point A to C then to D then back to B. Not exactly a happy ending but I'll take it.This series has 8 volumes.
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  • Anne
    January 1, 1970
    Not sure about the ending, people think chrono is dead, but rosette sees him later?And satella lives? But looks like she always did, even though azmaria died of old age and has a grandson?And her sister lives, but will not say hello...??And dont quite understand aions goalAnd Joshua was easyBut All in all it was good
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  • Mari
    January 1, 1970
    I feel empty inside......
  • Silvana
    January 1, 1970
    i so love this serie it's one of my favorite. it left me with questions but i just answered them for my own so i like the outcome. but still i woul definetly recoment this manga <3
  • Jane Rose
    January 1, 1970
    Krásná kresba, která si po celou dobu držela svoji kvalitu. Bylo dost překvapující, že hezky vypadala již od začátku, což se moc nevidí. A líbilo se mi, že z démonů udělala oškliváky, ale asi ani neměla jinou možnost, protože kdyby byli hezcí, tak by je nemohla zabíjet, kdy se jí zachce. Což se i potvrzuje tím, že hlavní démoni vypadali hezky. Příběh mě moc nebavil, protože jsem se nemohla nějak vžít s postavami. Dokonce ani hlavní hrdinové mě moc nezaujali, ale je faktem, že mě ze všech charakt Krásná kresba, která si po celou dobu držela svoji kvalitu. Bylo dost překvapující, že hezky vypadala již od začátku, což se moc nevidí. A líbilo se mi, že z démonů udělala oškliváky, ale asi ani neměla jinou možnost, protože kdyby byli hezcí, tak by je nemohla zabíjet, kdy se jí zachce. Což se i potvrzuje tím, že hlavní démoni vypadali hezky. Příběh mě moc nebavil, protože jsem se nemohla nějak vžít s postavami. Dokonce ani hlavní hrdinové mě moc nezaujali, ale je faktem, že mě ze všech charakterů zaujali nejvíce. Objevovala se i zde poměrně ohraná klišé, které jsem opravdu četla již několiksetkrát. Naštěstí to byl zrovna ten typ, jenž mi zas tak tolik nevadí.(view spoiler)[ Musím uznat, že mě konec opravdu překvapil, přestože jsem to již četla. Věděla jsem, že by měli oba dva zemřít, ale autorka mě přinutila o této skutečnosti pochybovat, protože to vypadalo, že by mohli přežít. Opravdu jsem pochybovala o své paměti. To opravdu oceňuji. :D (hide spoiler)] Přiznávám, že jsem moc příběh nepobrala. To kam se ubíral, mi přišlo divné a nudné. A vše co se zde odehrávalo taktéž. (Možná to je tím, že si to už moc nepamatuji, jelikož jsem lenoch a tohle píšu deset dní po přečtení, že?) Očekávala jsem i nějakou romantickou linku mezi Rossetou a Chronem (Nechápu, proč se nejmenuje "Chrono" jako čas a ke všemu by se to i lépe vyslovovalo a pamatovalo :D)A nic moc se mezi nimi nestalo. Maximálně jsem se dozvěděla tragický backstory Chrona a jeho bývalky. :D Možná je to dobře, ale jelikož mě příběh celkově moc nebavil, tak je tu šance o pozvednutí na lepší úroveň. Oceňuji poměrně originální myšlenku, která mě i zaujala, ale očividně ne na tolik, aby to zlepšilo můj pohled na tuhle sérii. Koncept s hodinami, reprezentující váš zbývající čas a výměna životní síly (:P) za moc, se mi líbil, jelikož se nikdo nestal přesílený jen proto, že se to zrovna hodilo. U obálek mám konfliktní pocity. :D Opravdu se mi líbí, jak jsou nakreslené a co je na nich vyobrazené, ale hrozně se mi nelíbí ta barevná kombinace. :D Teda až na šesté volumko, tam je to celkem v pohodě. Hodnotím: 56%% Jazyk: AJ (první čtení v Čj)
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  • Charlotte
    January 1, 1970
    Well, let's give that another reread in another seven years time. And see if I still feel the same as I did now and seven years back. Also, I totally forgot about that twist ending! Pleasant to be surprised all over again. Not as pleasant to be sad all over again. Fittingly, my reaction to the ending of the series is the ending of the series itself.So, all in all, what is the verdict after seven years? Well, I was rolling my eyes at certain manga tropes, like cat girls and panty shots. I kind of Well, let's give that another reread in another seven years time. And see if I still feel the same as I did now and seven years back. Also, I totally forgot about that twist ending! Pleasant to be surprised all over again. Not as pleasant to be sad all over again. Fittingly, my reaction to the ending of the series is the ending of the series itself.So, all in all, what is the verdict after seven years? Well, I was rolling my eyes at certain manga tropes, like cat girls and panty shots. I kind of tuned out at certain plotpoints (apostles what, you did what to the pandemonium now). I really couldn't focus on some of the fights (ACTION LINES EVERYWHERE). The demons' designs are... well they have a lot of extra random bits stuck to them. But the art is actually great, with great attention to fabric and motion, and even the expressions of the characters get more than the standard "XD" manga treatment. Also, I actually got to laugh out loud at some of the slapstick. But what mostly stood out was the characterization. The bond between Chrno and Rosette is just wonderful, and really carries the whole series.So yeah, would recommend to future self.
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  • Wee!wawaLAA!!!
    January 1, 1970
    haha :)rosexchrono foreveralthough rosette is supposed to be a nun, she cusses, she drinks, oh she pretty much does everything that she's not supposed to as a nun :)she and her brother found a demon locked up by accident, as if fate was knocking at their doorsteps, the demon was chronoafter a period of time, joshua, rosette's brother, sickens, his condition worsening...and grows an urge for power. With a voice guiding him, he took chrono's demon horns for power, in which overpowering his bodyHis haha :)rosexchrono foreveralthough rosette is supposed to be a nun, she cusses, she drinks, oh she pretty much does everything that she's not supposed to as a nun :)she and her brother found a demon locked up by accident, as if fate was knocking at their doorsteps, the demon was chronoafter a period of time, joshua, rosette's brother, sickens, his condition worsening...and grows an urge for power. With a voice guiding him, he took chrono's demon horns for power, in which overpowering his bodyHis wings unravel taking him to avion...and chrono and rosette are set on a journey to defeat avion and rescue joshuaRosette's like my role model :3 no i don't mean drinking and stuff...just like the way she acts :]
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  • Theresia
    January 1, 1970
    Finally got to finish this after 10-something years. The ending punched me hard. Damn it, book, you're just slices of tree corpses; you're not supposed to make me bawl.It's not the end of the world, but still a fitting closure for the characters--the end of their world. Most manga end in somewhat an optimistic note, but CC drains you. Just like that, a nice balance of the darkest ending possible (logical, even, if you consider the course of the whole series) and the forementioned character closu Finally got to finish this after 10-something years. The ending punched me hard. Damn it, book, you're just slices of tree corpses; you're not supposed to make me bawl.It's not the end of the world, but still a fitting closure for the characters--the end of their world. Most manga end in somewhat an optimistic note, but CC drains you. Just like that, a nice balance of the darkest ending possible (logical, even, if you consider the course of the whole series) and the forementioned character closure. Truly a series that will stay with me.Side note: I'm kinda thinking Shingeki no Kyoujin is heading towards this direction. I'd love to be proven wrong.
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  • Ana Barrona
    January 1, 1970
    The end of the greatest manga I've ever read. I love it so much, and although I have fond memories of the show, to me nothing beats the story and character development in these books.The cover for this book is actually wearing out because I keep re-reading it.I won't deny that the bittersweet ending made me tear up a little but overall I was happy that in the end they got to be together again.
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  • Lily Zheng
    January 1, 1970
    Reviewing for the whole series: I loved this series it had a bit of everything for me, science fiction, action, tradgedy and a little romance? It was a great read and my proof has to be when I was working at the cash register after finishing it and I was thinking, "Chrono Crusade is awesome", and instead of saying "20 cents change" to the customer, I said "20 cents is awesome".
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  • Steven
    January 1, 1970
    You might not think a manga can really move you, but as the end of the series creeps closer page by page you really realize the connection you have towards the characters. It's sad when certain characters die but it's still an amazing manga series. This is one of my favorites in the whole set!
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  • Selena
    January 1, 1970
    Ah, that ending made me cry so hard. T_T *sniff*Beautiful ending. It wraps everything up nicely. I don't want to spoil.I remember when the American Releases went on hiatus for a while... This was worth that wait.
  • Rachel (Sfogs)
    January 1, 1970
    So sad and soooo BEAUTIFUL!!
  • Samuel76
    January 1, 1970
    Serie completa 8/8
  • Anna
    January 1, 1970
    That ending! Why?!
  • TooManyFeelsToDeal
    January 1, 1970
    OMG the ending made me cry T-T
  • Minata
    January 1, 1970
    amazing series,I really liked the ending
  • Steph
    January 1, 1970
    Very sad ending, but great at the same time. I'm sad to see that this manga is over, but I'm glad I read it.
  • Zoe
    January 1, 1970
    I love this book so much, but I cried a lot in the end because it was really sad!!!!!(>O<) Everyone should read this!!And the art is way better than I could ever do.
  • Christine
    January 1, 1970
    First time I ever cried reading a manga. Loved the story and characters <3. But I hated how it was sad.
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