The Poe Clan: a race of “vampirnellas” who feed on the energy of the living, whiling away the centuries in a village of roses where time and geography have no meaning. A brother and sister, Edgar and Marybelle, are initiated into the clan too young and, unless a wooden stake or a silver bullet should lead to their demise, are doomed to live for eternity. Through these immortal adolescents and the mortals whose lives they touch, Moto Hagio explores what it means to live and to die, to have loved and lost.
Created by a pioneer of the shōjo/shōnen-ai genres, and therefore one of the world’s most influential cartoonists, this groundbreaking young adult series was originally released in the 1970s. Fantagraphics proudly presents the first of two volumes of this best-selling manga in English for the first time.
"Moto Hagio’s vision of undying romance is a fairy tale heavy with gothic mystery, intrigue, and hedonism." — Doom Rocket
"Hagio's sea of accomplishments span four decades, and feature such common themes as friendship, siblings, death, the woods, the future, and love. Most come across as either quite poignant, deliciously odd, or frickin' creepy." — Bust