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World Embryo  
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A deadly virus is spreading across mankind, turning humans into gruesome monsters known as ‘Kanshu'. Yet no one knows of their existence, except for the organization called ‘F.L.A.G.', dedicated to hunting down and destroying the source of the infection. Its members possess extraordinary powers, capable of unleashing righteous fury on their enemies.
One day, a cell phone message from a dead relative leads estranged youth Riku Amami unwittingly into the conflict between F.L.A.G. and Kanshu - and to a mysterious cocoon that would change his life forever, for better or worse…


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Associated Names
Эмбрион мира
World Embryo - 救世之繭
World Embryo - เวิลด์เอมบริโอ

Groups Scanlating
Death Toll
Endless Abyss

Latest Release(s)
c.94-95 by Dookietheferret (743d ago)
c.93 by Substitute Scans (1209d ago)
c.92 by Substitute Scans (1262d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
13 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (451 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.09 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 11th 2016, 5:20pm PST



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Young King Ours (Shonen Gahosha)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #656 increased(+108)
Monthly Pos #1328 decreased(-10)
3 Month Pos #1623 increased(+91)
6 Month Pos #1740 increased(+21)

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On 2704 reading lists
On 1349 wish lists
On 261 completed lists
On 137 unfinished lists
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Forum Posts
The whole liar thing. 605 days, 13 hours, 52 minutes ago
Neenee Chap 74 (Spoiler) 777 days, 21 hours, 10 minutes ago
World Embryo to End in May 1327 days, 0 hours, 41 minutes ago
wtf is with cp. 70 & 71 (spoilers) 2046 days, 0 hours, 44 minutes ago
Licensed? 2568 days, 22 hours, 56 minutes ago

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The long pause...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by das630
April 6th, 2009, 1:41pm
This series flows like the tide, having high points and low as well... I've read up to ch 42 and found three strong points the beginning, around ch 15 and then a longer pause till around ch 40. If you can stick with it you'll like the character developments and plot quirks that develop through the story.

P.S. this isn't to say that the story doesn't progress it keeps moving. I found those 3 times to be my favorites.

... Last updated on April 6th, 2009, 1:42pm
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Manga Review: World Embryo   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Sylthfarn
August 28th, 2009, 9:54pm
“will a lie kept throughout one’s lifetime eventually become the truth?” World Embryo is a manga shrouded with darkness of death, betrayal, and lies. The story revolves around the typical Japanese topic of death and lost. With the main character having lost his most beloved one, which he fails to accept, the story goes on with the main character trying to regain the person whom he loves most and getting mixed up in a world, which is outside of ordinary people’s memories. Meeting with people whom also lost something precious to them, working to regain what they’ve lost, they begin to reveal what had really happened two years ago, which had led to their losses…
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Rating: N/A
by sakirol
December 16th, 2007, 11:17pm
I like this manga. The fact that it starts off with the cellphones isn't appealing to me, but otherwise, it rocked. It has a nice action type atmosphere that isn't too bloody or too light. ^^

P.S.I hope a group will scanlate later chapters.
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Checkers
May 9th, 2008, 9:30pm
Well, not really. The story is quite interesting, albeit a little too mysterious and slow at times. However, Moriyama has that enviable ability to make anything shine, mainly due to really good artwork.

I liked Chrno Crusade much more though. It was the main characters, I think. Rosette and Chrno made a far more dynamic pair, contrasting each other easily and naturally. In World Embryo, the two mains are similar yet different, to the degree that it gets on my nerves. They should've just kept _that guy_, jeez.
Oh, and the fanservice/pantyshots have increased by a large amount in WorldEm, which is alright, because at least it looks fine and doesn't seem out of the way.
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My second love   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Timmy_722
March 28th, 2008, 4:50pm
Daisuke Moriyama is a genius a slightly perverted genius but still a genius.
World Embryo is the first manga to really catch my attention sinse chrono crusade.

The art style has a nice balance of detail, clearity and earthiness (not to clean like the other side of the mirror or kingdom hearts.) that makes its otherwise unoriginal style stand out.

The plot is interesting and well planed allowing each book to stand on its own like chrono crusade.

Mr. Moriyama knows what hes doing.

I'ld give it a 9/10 instead of 8 but it is to soon to say it deserves it.

... Last updated on September 12th, 2008, 8:54am
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by blackstone
June 30th, 2011, 4:14am
this manga is quite dark. if you like manga consisting of lies, death, sadness, betrayal, suspicions, costly mistakes- then you'll like world embryo.
although the problems the protagonist and his 'partners in crime' face are pretty imaginative and fictional, the situations they find themselves in can be really realistic, which is, i think, what makes the plot and meaning of this manga amazing. things like lying as a bad habit, losing a loved one, failing at more than one thing etc,,, (the fact that some great characters in the manga die makes the manga even better)
the art is also very good and suits the story line quite well. Nenee makes the story livelier.
like i said- even if you find that the beginning is a little slow, you should read this manga if you like dark stories and weird twists...
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by tarmie
November 5th, 2008, 1:36am
I really think this manga is one of the best I've ever read. Very dark and violent, but with lots of character development,

I think Riku is a very interesting main character, he's untraditional in many ways. I love how you never really know what he's thinking, and that kinda makes him more convincing.

The art is just amazing, Just plain amazing, of all mangaka i think Moriyama makes the best art.
Anyway, this the one is a must read for everyone, it's just awesome.

... Last updated on April 15th, 2010, 1:58pm
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Another Great Find~   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Blood_Wolf
March 22nd, 2012, 7:30am
Read up to chapter 45 so far and I have to say I love this series. The art is great, the story is very interesting, the characters are nicely done, and I love Neene, she is just too cute.

and as for what "demonofchaos" said about tons of unanswered questions and no answers, it sounds a bit misleading. There are quite alot of questions and mysteries that have been filled in, but as with any great manga you don't answer all of the questions right away. Some of the bigger questions need to be solved slowly. The manga does have a sense of direction, but due to the unpredictability of events (which is created by the mysteries in the manga) it's not one of those mangas where you can forsee what will happen before it happens but one where you have to be in the moment and get swept along with it [which is a good thing].

Really recommend reading this series. Hopefully the next volume will be out soon~ but even if it takes longer still from what I've read it's worth the wait to me.

EDIT: up to date to chapter 73 and WOW it's gotten so interesting in the last 15 chapters or so! quite a few things uncovered and it seems like it may be nearing it's end.

... Last updated on March 24th, 2012, 10:55am
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Great read   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Kaitou21
September 28th, 2013, 1:09pm
A great shonen action manga, but to be honest the reason I started reading this was because I thought I saw haseo on the manga artwork. This is one of those unsung manga that deserve an anime but never get one, just wish I knew why there hasn't been a new chapter in over 3 months, out of all the shonen action manga out there this is definitely one of the greater ones, hope a new chapter comes out.
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For those who liked Chrno Crusade   
Rating: N/A
by danobou
June 6th, 2008, 8:53am
I was browsing and I noticed that they had World Embryo and so I decided to read it. I was actually quite impressed with what I was reading. The art is pretty much the same as Chrno Crusades. In other words, the art looks nice. The plot is original, and this manga has plenty of action to please the eye. I am sure that who ever likes Chrno Crusade, will like this as well.

WARNING: This manga contains Graphic Violence, Brief Nudity, Fanservice, and Strong Language.
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