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Tsumi to Batsu - A Falsified Romance  
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Miroku Tachi was a promising student until he dropped out of college. Now, after months spent as a NEET, he has hatched a plan to help his sister, himself, and the whole world... by murdering someone.

Based on Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, but in a modern-day Japanese setting.


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Associated Names
罪と罰 (落合尚之)
罪と罰 A Falsified Romance
Crime and Punishment (OCHIAI Naoyuki)
Syndrome 1866
Tsumi to Batsu (OCHIAI Naoyuki)

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Latest Release(s)
v.9 c.76-79 by Habanero Scans (31d ago)
v.9 c.73-75 by Habanero Scans (55d ago)
v.8 c.70-72 by Habanero Scans (138d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Rating
Average: 8 / 10.0 (90 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.67 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 20th 2015, 3:51pm PST

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Serialized In (magazine)
Manga Action (Futabasha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
JManga (2 Volumes - Defunct)

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Weekly Pos #962 increased(+96)
Monthly Pos #1767 decreased(-863)
3 Month Pos #945 increased(+641)
6 Month Pos #1152 decreased(-309)

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On 625 reading lists
On 524 wish lists
On 20 completed lists
On 27 unfinished lists
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Loving it so far   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by TheShawn
February 28th, 2011, 5:45pm
I like the plot so far, and it shows signs of good development. The art is rather interesting, and definitely fits with the subject matter. A hesitant 10 that could change as the story goes on.
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Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by bnad
January 12th, 2015, 2:52am
Holy. The MC is one of most awful human being in fiction. I can't even comprehend his decision and action. But somehow, I kinda felt the MC is an author avatar. His hidden id. And that scares me.


Reading this left a very bad taste in my mouth.
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Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by panos
August 3rd, 2011, 1:01pm
It gets worse and worse with extravagant situations that the author pulls out from ehem let's say pocket so as to push forward the story.I would remove (if able) the "based on a classic tag" from the description since the similarities are miniscule.The only good thing i can tell is that it has exceptional art.

... Last updated on August 3rd, 2011, 1:01pm
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Crime and Punishment, I think not   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by residentgrigo
October 19th, 2012, 9:01am
Not a bad manga per se but it started of kinda bland. The characterisations of the teen prostitutes for example are absurd but after that story was over it got better and kind of interesting.
This manga though has NOTHING to do with the Novel "Crime and Punishment" so false advertisement there. Still it is kinda alright and the art is good. So try it it if you are interested.

Update: I take everything back. Volume 5 and onwards are horrible and illogical. No way can publicly known gangrape be pushed under the carpet that easily and the porn buisness doesn´t work this way. I give up on this manga after looking at the rest of the raws. Not worth it at all. From a 7 down to a 3.

... Last updated on November 22nd, 2014, 3:40pm
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Bad start, gotten better later but not that much   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by kronpas
May 31st, 2014, 8:14am
The manga started out bad, extremely bad. It was like torture to get through the first ~20 chapters just to see something done. The main character was such a pathetic loser that even 30 chapters in the mangaka couldn't manage to make him likable. His drive, his situation and events surround him were all illogical, incomprehensible.

I wanted to like this. I really wanted, but it needed much more to deserve the "psychological" tag.

... Last updated on October 8th, 2014, 9:02am
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