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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.10 c.89-93 (end) by Habanero Scans (13d ago)
v.10 c.84-88 by Habanero Scans (31d ago)
v.10 c.83 by Habanero Scans (194d 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 (101 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.69 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 30th 2015, 4:45pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Manga Action (Futabasha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
JManga (2 Volumes - Defunct)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #567 increased(+26)
Monthly Pos #320 increased(+70)
3 Month Pos #510 increased(+452)
6 Month Pos #1070 increased(+764)

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On 621 reading lists
On 542 wish lists
On 70 completed lists
On 33 unfinished lists
On 176 custom 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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very good   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jasperv
October 1st, 2015, 4:40pm
I've yet to finish reading this, but unlike how most commenters said, this manga is real rage material, it's about the person's deepest psych, his uncensored judgement of others, his own world view, a very good one, maybe can't compare to novels, but manga-wise, you'll find few like this, so why the hate? rage!!
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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: 10.0 / 10.0
by Communist_Rob
October 13th, 2015, 2:11am
I can understand why this manga has received so many low scores: from a reading entertainment perspective, Tsumi to Batsu is a dark, convoluted, inconceivable and abstract work of art that only caters to a niche range of readers.

However, from a literary perspective, this manga is a goldmine. Though not up to the level of Oyasumi Punpun, Tsumi to Batsu is nonetheless a masterpiece that follows true to the original theme of Dostoyvsky's novel, Crime and Punishment.

Using the same foundation of the novel but in a wholly different setting, Ochiai Naoyuki does an excellent job recreating the chain of events that transpire as well as providing the readers an omniscient glimpse into the psyche of the main individuals.

With that said, if you're looking for a quick and easy read, look elsewhere; this is something deeper and more profound that's meant to be shocking and thought provoking, portraying a realistic view of the depravity of society. Definitely not something for the faint of heart.

However, works of this caliber are definitely exemplary material for comparison essays or term papers.
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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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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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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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