There have been eight print published volumes and a Korean drama adaptation.
Vampires were once hunted to extinction, but for the last 200 years there’s a peace treaty between humans and vampires. Now vampires are living amongst the humans hiding their nature by drinking only pig blood. However, vampires are still predators by nature and still desire human blood.
This is a story about a vampire named Baek Ma-Ri, who tries to conceal her identity from the world. Seeing vampires as monsters, the humans shun them and wish that they would die out already. Until one day, Jae-Min's sweet-smelling blood made Ma-Ri lose control of herself, resulting into a new sweet beginning.
Ma-Ri Baek Edit
Ma-Ri is the female protagonist of the story. She is a vampire trying to conceal her real identity from the world. In the beginning, Ma-Ri is shown to be very quiet and lacking in emotion. She also turned down multiple boys without hesitation, thus earning her the nickname "Ice Princess". Despite this fact, she is still one of the more sought after girls. It's revealed that her aversion to forming relationships is due to the fact that at her last school she was ridiculed when her friends found out she was a vampire. Ma-Ri's life all starts to turn around when Jae-Min's sweet-smelling blood made her lose control of herself, resulting into biting his neck. After this incident, Jae-Min began to have interest on her and kept chasing her, she slowly develops a love interest for him. Later on the story, she and Jae-Min finally started dating.
Jae-Min Jung Edit
Jae-Min is the male protagonist of the story. He is charming and an extremely skilled basketball player. He is one of the most popular boys in school but he cares the least. Jae-Min is shown as a misogynist but the reason isn't that he really hates women. In truth, he hates their touch as it reminds him of his stepmother who used to beat him up for everything. His life started to turn around when his sweet-smelling blood made Ma-Ri lose control of herself, resulting into biting his neck. After this incident, he has been confused of his feelings and kept on chasing her to try and make the situation clear, even joining the Band Club. As the story progress, he falls in love with Ma-Ri and cares for her the most. He is ready to beat anyone who hurts her. He is seen to be smiling more when he is with Ma-Ri. He asked her to never leave his side. Later on the story he and Ma-Ri finally started dating.
Si-Hoo Han Edit
Si-Hoo is Ma-Ri's fiancee who was later introduced in the story. Due to the shortage of vampires, he and Ma-Ri were arranged to be married since they were both very young. He doesn't trust humans at all, and thinks highly of himself. Yet, he also seems to have a caring side, as he defended Ma-Ri when Ah-Ra threatens to tell the whole school that Ma-Ri is a vampire. When Ah-Ra joins the Band Club, he joins too in order to protect Ma-Ri from her. He likes Ma-Ri and hence gets agitated when Jae-Min hurt her feelings and made her cry. He later on confessed that he liked Ma-Ri and asked her what does she like about Jae-Min to be going out with a human even though she is a vampire. Si-Hoo is also known to have drank the blood of Chae-Rin, who self-proclaims herself to be his girlfriend, but he later reveals he never had any emotional attachment to her. At the end of the story, he and Chae-Rin disappeared as he claims that his kind of vampire is no longer allowed to exist.
A Korean 12 episode live-action drama was released on May 15, 2015 under the same name. It started Yeo Jin-Goo as Jae-min and Kim Seolhyun as Ma-Ri.
External Links Edit
- Orange Marmalade official website on Naver.
- Orange Marmalade official English translation on LINE Webtoon.