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Kento Ankokuden Cestvs  
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Description
54 AD. Cestvs, a young boy and member of the lowest social class, is placed into a training school for slave-boxers. It is here that he begins his journey to defy fate and survive.

Type
Manga

Related Series

Associated Names
拳闘暗黒伝セスタス
Cestus
Cestus - The Legend of Boxing in the Dark Ages
Cestvs

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.13 by Dumbnut (1d ago)
v.2 c.13-16 by Wild Fang Project (202d ago)
v.2 c.12 by Dumbnut (207d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
15 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (29 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.55 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 31st 2016, 8:10am PST


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Year
1997

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Young Animal (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #691 increased(+430)
Monthly Pos #1315 increased(+515)
3 Month Pos #2428 increased(+678)
6 Month Pos #3685 decreased(-1496)

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On 178 reading lists
On 185 wish lists
On 8 completed lists
On 8 unfinished lists
On 68 custom lists

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hmm..   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by sweetnsour321
January 14th, 2010, 6:44pm
it's not that bad. it shows live or die situtations for slaves during the roman era. How they were considered as basically animals. It's interesting. I'm not sure about the character right now because theres only one volume out..he seems pretty strong and good at fighting. I'm sure he'll mature over time. i'm pretty sure it'll get a lot better seeing its still ongoing after 15 volumes. It's not SUPER good it's a decent read..you know just reading in your free time.
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It is a good manga   
Rating: 8.2 / 10.0
by Vingrand Peacefolk
September 11th, 2011, 8:44pm
Hey, I have read the whole 15 volumes of this manga in Chiense version. I can assure you this is a good one. Although it doesn't like other manga that exaggerate boold and the power of protagonist, but it does have good character development. If you like Berserk, Vinland Saga, and Claymore, I think this one may suit your reading preference, though it may not as good as those masterpieces mentioned.

If you are only 5 years old and like some manga with characters owning the superpower to do some impossible martial art, then I don't recommend this manga to you. All move and action in this manga is possible though training.
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The Roman equivalent of Berserk   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by residentgrigo
December 3rd, 2014, 1:28pm
Shizuya and Berserk (10/10)´s Miura went to school together and it shows through the similar art and world-views.
The violence is equally impactful here and everyone has to suffer though living hell too. No happy endings will be found in this first series and this may also be one of the best takes on slavery i have seen in a comic. The historic research the author undertook is lastly very palpable and i like the direct sequel (basically Vol. 16) equality. Fans of HBO´s Rome or Starz´s Spartacus and certainly of Historie / Vinland Saga (10/10) will feel at home with this tale.

... Last updated on January 9th, 2016, 10:26am
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all the flavors under the rainbow, of fecal matter   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by son of eskimo
January 4th, 2009, 6:38am
i just read the first chapter, which i have been waiting for for ages, and quite frankly, while i was expecting awesome blood, fists and roman style gore, i got 17 kinds of un-awesome and a steaming pile of bitchy effeminate protagonist, quite frankly, i don't see myself waiting for the release of the whole volume
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