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Madness  
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Description
In 2700 AD civilization falls into chaos after a series of natural disasters re-shape the world. Countries and people are torn apart. Or, far worse, forced together. Society fractures.

Now it is 3000 AD. While humanity has survived and has the use of some technology, it's level and usage is uneven. With the help of the Cult of Saint Ruka, life goes on... except where members of "Madness" (a crazed group of individuals who enjoy causing murder and mayhem) wander through the area. Wherever "Madness" appears, death is left in their wake. Until three years ago when the leader of "Madness", Kyou, was supposedly killed.

Left for dead, Kyou lost his memory and was imprisoned in a cage beneath a Cult church. The local priest, Izaya, looks after Kyou, trying his best to instill kindness and compassion. Until the day that "Madness" arrives...

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
MADNESS マッドネス

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.10 by Beautiful Soup (2301d ago)
v.2 c.9 by Beautiful Soup (2684d ago)
v.2 c.8 by Beautiful Soup (2698d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
2 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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User Rating
Average: 8 / 10.0 (293 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.89 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 26th 2013, 11:44pm PST


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Year
2004

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Comic Magazine LYNX (Gentousha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Blu (2 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #837 increased(+292)
Monthly Pos #1852 increased(+62)
3 Month Pos #2649 increased(+65)
6 Month Pos #2997 decreased(-172)

List Stats
On 409 reading lists
On 263 wish lists
On 681 completed lists
On 33 unfinished lists
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Fav   
Rating: N/A
by Minalb
May 11th, 2013, 6:00am
Yeah definitely its a fav <3
Not one part of this manga i dont like...art is awesome,characters also,story is different than in most bl today.Seme is simply awesome in my opinion while uke...well i have to admit that he is just too naive but he wasnt annoying for me.Probably because i was focused on seme too much XD
One thing i absolutely was fascinated with is the female Miyabi that wasnt at all like the rest females in yaoi mangas,she is one strong woman.

Everyone who likes their semes strong and cool should read this smile
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Not typical   
Rating: N/A
by otaku_mel
November 19th, 2012, 5:38pm
To be honest, the plot of this manga seems to be more shounen than yaoi. I think that's part of the reason why it seems so confusing. Trying to cram so much information and plot twists into 12 chapters isn't easy.

It was pretty enjoyable, as I don't mind action, but it wasn't exactly what I was looking for. If it's your cup of tea, though, by all means, go ahead ^^
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great   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by GOKI408
May 2nd, 2012, 8:35am
I did'nt complety understood the story :/
But the art was good and the caractere lovely !
I really did like kyou and izare i loved their kisses !!!juste like i like them...
I don't thiçnks it would have been better if izare was a girl.. i'm really happy he's a boy !
well it was a good story and happy ending biggrin i really recomend it ! ( even if i did'nt totally understand ! )
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kinda Ecchi   
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by GumiChan96
March 15th, 2012, 5:06am
I Just Noticed That It Didn't Have it in the genre.. and the author of this makes manga ..
and most of it isn't Yaoi.. kinda ecchi like that blah blah T.T

But ! I liked the art But Not The Story I Think.. , And It irritates me how they treat the seme like an uke >embarrassed
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Uhm...   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Serendipity_
November 4th, 2011, 11:40am
The thing is, you either like this manga or you don´t. Me.....well I found it kinda boring. Shimotsuki has this amazing talent to always get me confused, and this time...she got me even more confused. Drawing action-based manga is definitly not her thing, sometimes beautiful art can cover up these kinda things, unfortunatly it didn´t work out for her. I mean....really, most of the time I didn´t get what the heck was going on.

Most of the story was blaaah, it becaome boring and repetitive after 5 chapters or so. I think it would be better if she stopped it at one volume only, because 2 volumes was a bit too much to handle. One thing I found irritating was that the uke was TOO girly, and here I don´t mean a girly-but-tries-to-act-manly uke, he was girly to the core. It almost felt like I was reading a shoujo manga, not kidding.

Sorry to say, this manga just didn´t cut it out for me. Not my cup of tea.

... Last updated on November 4th, 2011, 11:43am
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Well...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by sofistree
September 22nd, 2011, 9:02pm
Okay, I adore the art (Shimotsuki Kairi is a genius in that department), and I love the characters (especially the crazy main guy), but the plot was... well, it was action, I guess, but it was like FLUFFY action. By which I mean it didn't have much purpose at all. It was just kind of there. Which is fine, but it got in the way of me enjoying the characters, which wasn't so okay.
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Average Yaoi with stylish art   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Lillian
September 20th, 2011, 1:25pm
Action-packed manga with light Yaoi throughout the story.
Except for the extra chapter at the end of vol. 2, that has explicit art.

The story is not your standard story but won't knock your socks off. It's a good base for action though and has, in itself, logical reasoning. It was fun to read until it developed to a more religious and anti-religious theme (*yawn*). Even when they were fanatics it started to bore me.

The characters however are not very original and not fleshed out much but ah well it's just 2 volumes and at the end it turns out as everyone expects it from the start anyway. Many of the villains were just of the clichéd annoying and stupid kind. Boring. Well the protagonists were stereotypes too but they were at least cool. Except for father Iza-something, he was a wimp, a brat, felt more like the annoying tag-a-long than a main char.

The art is very nice, not always perfect but stylish and pretty cool.

Not your stuff when you're looking for quick Yaoi action but worth a read if you like cool chars fight with style and slaughter and don't mind the cheesy end.

edit: If you like such art then check out Crimson Spell. It has Yaoi action quite early, nice art and also some action.

... Last updated on September 20th, 2011, 1:29pm
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loved it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sakondakuudude
August 19th, 2011, 2:32am
I have never read this authors works b4 (i think), but she is now one of my favorite. The art is awesome, the story is awesome, the action is very good and it has just the right amount of comedy. Kyou is my ideal seme and Izaya is a great uke. Izaya is very effeminate but some ppl like that, and he plays the part very well. If you aren't into that, read it anyway if you like action, blood and gore, its worth it. If you have a weak heart for senceless killing and psychos with ugly habbits then u shouldent read this. Kyou has a perfect blend of dark, cool, scary, dark past and short tempered personality. I love how the female character "Miyabi", was not played as an annoying b***h like is often in yaoi mangas. She is actually a favorite character of mine, even if she is a s**t, hehe I give this a solid 10

If you are interested in action & adventure, more masculane ukes, and less gore then I suggest reading Crimson Spell. Also one of my favorite <<
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Izaya   
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by Sacheverell
March 8th, 2011, 10:51pm
I think people are missing the point when they complain about Izaya looking too feminine. He get mistaken for being a woman at least once in the manga, so it's not just us the reader who sees him that way.

Oh and a comment on the scanlation status. Madness actually has a total of twelve chapters plus two extra chapters, one at the end of each volume. Chapters 11, 12 and the final extra did get done but the releases here only go up to 10 most likely due to no group taking credit for it [as the file archives I found didn't contain any info.] I'm mentioning this only so that hopefully looks at the completed status and gets the wrong impression that it just ends abruptly after only 10 chapters.
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hmmm   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by asrodeia
March 19th, 2010, 3:55pm
No one who commented seems to have rated this based on their like/dislike of the genre.... I think what Hermit-chan was saying was that if he is going to be THAT girly, then why not have him be a girl? If you have to keep reminding yourself of the character's gender, then it gets annoying. If he's a man, you should be able to tell!
I really like this manga, and can't wait to read more of it. I like manga with insane characters, it seems.

It says this is complete, was it canceled?

... Last updated on March 19th, 2010, 3:56pm
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