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Kento Ankokuden Cestvs  
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Description
Cestus, a young slave, fighting for is freedom as a bare knuckle gladiator studying under a legendary gladiator who fought to a draw with the head of the imperial guards in the roman era.

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)

Status in Country of Origin
15 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (25 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.6 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 3rd 2014, 1:33pm PST

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Year
1997

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Young Animal (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #918 increased(+346)
Monthly Pos #1958 increased(+276)
3 Month Pos #3339 increased(+534)
6 Month Pos #5019 increased(+84)

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On 151 reading lists
On 148 wish lists
On 5 completed lists
On 6 unfinished lists
On 43 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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For friends of Berserk   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by residentgrigo
December 3rd, 2014, 1:28pm
So here is my sales pitch for this forgotten beauty. The mangaka and Miura went to school together and it shows. Similar art and worldview are present. The violence is very impactful and everyone has to suffer though living hell here too. No happy ending will be found in this first series. This may also be one of the best takes on slavery i have seen in a comic and historic research certainly took place. A new team should really pick put the series again.
The story does deserve it and i like the sequel(actually Vol. 16) equality.

... Last updated on December 3rd, 2014, 1:29pm
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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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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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