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The son of the empress, sentenced to life in prison, although blind and old declares revenge on his unaging mother who gave him the sentence. He recruits a fellow inmate, who lost her arms and legs in addition to her sentence, in his revenge.


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v.4 c.22 (end) by Ciaran Hillock (577d ago)
v.4 c.21 by Ciaran Hillock (581d ago)
c.20 by Ciaran Hillock (589d ago)
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4 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (97 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.58 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 23rd 2017, 5:00pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Dragon Youth (Tong Li)

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Is he....   
Rating: N/A
by mercio
April 7th, 2017, 1:22pm
Using stock photos from deviantart? That aside pretty boring. The storytelling is not on par with the art. Got potential though. Maybe this artist should find an actual writer and just focus on drawing.
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Let's talk about consistency...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by bobIV123
May 16th, 2016, 7:45pm
I'd recommend this, but it isn't perfect and it has a lot of unfulfilled potential.

The art is nice to look at, but for all the detail it has, very little is added to the experience. I'd almost say that it's the opposite of One Punch-Man (ONE) which is not super pretty but often works with the writing to actively portray parts of the story.

The biggest problem I have with this is the consistency of various aspects of it.

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The magic, as well as numerous characters in this, are very inconsistent; it's like the first half and second half were written by two different people.

Major spoilers, don't read them unless you've nearly completed it:
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Early in this book it makes you think that magic doesn't exist, that it's all smoke and mirrors, which I thought was pretty cool, but then later on it completely turns around and makes Oldman a sorcerer, which I didn't like at all. One of the best parts of this for me was trying to figure out how the Queen became young again and why she was keeping Oldman prisoner, the trick behind it that is; that's why it was super disappointing when it turned out that it actually was just magic. I also don't like that Oldman goes from using tricks to solve problems to using straight-up sorcery, if he had those powers then he easily could've used them earlier and saved himself some trouble.

I also don't like how the ending used Owen. Throughout the story he seemed like he'd grown into a decent guy who was trying to survive in a complex environment and figure out what happened to his foster brother, but in the end he's just portrayed as some stereotypical villain and for what, a little bit of youth? He's like 20-something and going to be a king; come-on, why would he do that for like 10 years, does he want to go through puberty again or something? Such a lame way to deal with a potentially interesting character.

The woman with the prosthetics and the Queen were also inconsistent but I don't feel like typing any more.

... Last updated on May 16th, 2016, 7:52pm
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Wasted potential   
Rating: N/A
by DeadGuyKai
May 15th, 2016, 2:03pm
Starts out promising, but gets stupid really fast, though. Artist also suffers from a bad case of same face, including having every female character make the exact same wide-eyed gaping-mouth expression as often as possible for no real reason.

... Last updated on May 15th, 2016, 2:03pm
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The art   
Rating: N/A
by bendetto
September 5th, 2015, 5:09am
Is incredibly well drawn until its hyper-realism makes you wonder if Oldman and the queen were almost photo manipulations of Sean Connery and Cate Blanchett. Especially that cover of chapter one..instantly made me think so. It's just something I noticed, though.
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Seems promising   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by TundraDweller
November 5th, 2013, 11:56am
The art reminds me of Green Blood. The dialogue is cool, like only seinen can give. The first chapter made me decide to follow the series after just a few pages. Has that feel to it that signifies great things are to follow.
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On chapter 1, SO MUCH POTENTIAL   
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by harrysoung
November 5th, 2013, 8:57am
Just read chapter one, and its amazing. There's not much I can say about the story since its just the pilot chapter, but I feel like the author can go MILES with this manga. The current setup is brilliant.

I love the art. It's very dark and gritty, reminds me of Berserk and/or Wolf guy Wolfen Crest. 10/10.
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