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Description
In Shinjuku Kabuki-Cho, the biggest sin town in Japan, there are two crazy guys. Ichi is a coward and a wimp, but once he breaks into tears, he turns into a human weapon. With great martial arts skill and a blade hidden in his boots, he butchers a bunch of enemies into mincemeat in the blink of an eye. His arch enemy is Kakihara, a yakuza boss who's tired of everything, including himself. Only when he pierces, cuts, and burns his own and other people's bodies does he feel that he is alive.

Type
Manga

Related Series
1 (Prequel)

Associated Names
殺し屋1
Ichi the Killer
Koroshiya Ichi

Groups Scanlating

Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Complete)
5 Volumes Bunko (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
Koroshiya Ichi by friedo.obrain
Ichi the Killer by xombiemonkey

Forum
4 topics, 13 posts
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User Rating
Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (458 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.83 / 10.0
10
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9+
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8+
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7+
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6+
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5+
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4+
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3+
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Last Updated
April 18th 2014, 1:44pm PST

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Year
1998

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Young Sunday (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #662 increased(+47)
Monthly Pos #415 increased(+67)
3 Month Pos #590 increased(+275)
6 Month Pos #716 increased(+313)

List Stats
On 256 reading lists
On 524 wish lists
On 1175 completed lists
On 33 unfinished lists
On 158 custom lists

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Forum Posts
about the ending 1041 days, 20 hours, 50 minutes ago
Volumes and chapters 1162 days, 23 hours, 48 minutes ago
who are the good guys, who are the bad 2360 days, 13 hours, 31 minutes ago
Most graphic scene 2372 days, 9 hours, 43 minutes ago

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interesting and awesome   
Rating: 9.3 / 10.0
by whitespade
October 27th, 2012, 2:44pm
it is a very long time until i nerve myself up to read this manga. i always want to read a manga with a hero that is not too kind/good/perfect ect, i want someone on the bad side of life. but when i started out, i cannot bring myself to read something with a lot of torture scene so i left this alone for a year or two to amass more experience.

and dang i am glad i read this after loads of other manga. i can now fully immersed myself in their story without getting squicked out, getting to know the characters and their perversion, i even find their love story so funny i really laugh out loud. kakihara is really one of a kind, his Cheshire smile is a sign some nasty shit is about to get down. ichi has quite funny personality, and his 'smile' is so ugly to look at it tickle my disgust and funny bone at the same time. the old guy is quite good too, i like thinking and manipulative characters like that. i wish a sequel for this with the new boy, i want to know what else do this guy will do to amuse himself.

this is recommended, but only after you experienced some of the darker side of manga. it wont do if you read manga for 10years but only shoujo. and well, this isnt even as horrifying as a cum-eating protagonist in homunculus, at least you can accept this conventional S&M couple.
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err   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Thangpro23
October 5th, 2012, 5:45am
The manga was cool i thjink , it has it moment of twisted and sick shit that i had never dream of . The character are bunch of sick fuck which it make me amuse in a weird way , Sadly the story of the story could have been better , but ..the ending ,it like the author is trolling me or some thing .
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it will keep you turning the pages.   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by SAimNE
April 16th, 2012, 4:30am
The plot isn't insanely deep l, but it is there. On the other hand the characters are one of a kind.... and that's a good thing for the world. If you EVER ran into someone like these guys in rly.... well I was going to suggest running but honestly that would probably be useless. Death upon death upon agonizing death, along with some rape, and a whole population psychiatric care facility running amuck is basically what you're looking at. Don't read this for any bit of happiness... I'd say it goes frwom bad to worse, but I think it basically idles in the worst possible the entire way through. Also don't even hope for a shred of humanity, dignity, or sanity among the protags or antags.
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for strong stomach   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Imou
March 12th, 2012, 4:35pm
this story has a really nice plot, but the extreme detailed graphics of torture and such kinda disgusted me. I had to stop reading after nearly every 5 pages...
If you like gore and the likes, then this is for you. Don't read it if you're a sensitive person; because once you do, you will be intrigued by the plot and won't be able to leave the manga alone, even if you really want to. This is what has happened to me.
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Well, this is one sick manga   
Rating: N/A
by wuhugm
January 25th, 2011, 10:54am
To sum it up this manga is about a manboy who is retarded and bullied and pervert goes killing people

U know, a manga is like a mirror to the mind of it's creator, not in the general theme, but in that insignificant details and characters' thought

And I can say that the creator of this manga is one sick messed-up beach boy

But the thing bothers me so much is how can 1 slice people in half and door locks with that tiny blade. U can give a cut with that blade but not slicing people in two and especially not cut metal locks!
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An Exploration of the SnM Mindset with Psychos   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Voidmancer
April 10th, 2010, 2:29am
I understand how people can hate this series while others totally love it as well. Upon reading it, I don't know if I want to throw up while reading this or start laughing my head off, but this is really good. There is so much explicit material such as violence (which borders on mindless) and sex (primarily on the topic of SnM applied to males).

The ideas portrayed in this manga do have some depth, although they aren't thoroughly explored which is all too good because the pacing of this manga is just too fast for slow scenes to mull over ideas but it's also not too hasty. There is a linear storyline, which is really not for anyone who doesn't enjoy an ending where everything is peachy at the end. Lastly, the characters all have some psychological condition that's quite not normal. Everything about this manga just makes it real good.

If you're looking for a unique, unapologetic read, this one would not fail to disappoint. Just don't read it while eating. smile

... Last updated on April 10th, 2010, 2:31am
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Yup, it sucks!   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Fuuma_lady
November 25th, 2009, 2:56am
Full of S&M and psychos and rapists and whores and insane beings. I'm not allergic with violence or anything, but this manga just goes berserk without any proper meaning or philosophy. Well, if you're just interesting in mere endless fighting and raping and sicking, it may suit your taste.
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not for the faint hearted... but extremely good   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by mono-sama
July 15th, 2009, 7:22am
an awesome manga, well paced, well drawn and a deep plot.
the mature content perhaps crosses a line, but only in a couple of instances. the psychological references are very valid. not much more to say really. also the yakuza content is very good. im struggling to find a good seinen manga based on yakuza. there must be some!
im sure this is a love-it-or-hate-it manga, but i love it! enjoy
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Amuzing   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by markdarkangel
June 10th, 2009, 1:40pm
Going into this manga, i had the mindset from reading the comments that the mindless violence would be very shocking but it wasn't, it's like the violence in Eden but little more in your face.

It's pretty much a great manga to read if your into seinens.... no, like more into lots of violence and characters that are psychologically messed up to the point that you wonder if people can be that messed up, so be cautious going into this one and not having the right mindset to read it.

Anyway, my fav parts in the manga must be the last volume, some of the funniest stuff i ever seen, and the ending was well done, overrall it's a great manga.

... Last updated on June 13th, 2009, 7:39pm
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gross   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by serobins
April 28th, 2009, 11:21pm
So I have a helpful tip for people reading Ichi the Killer for the first time. Let's say you get attached to one of the characters. Maybe it's one of the female characters (all of whom are gullible and dimwitted prostitutes). Maybe it's one of the male characters (all of whom are murderous thugs with severe and heretofore unknown and unclassified psychiatric illnesses). Whatever.

Anyway, despite the fact that your favorite character is a moral cesspool and psychologically impossible, you really like them. You are worried what might happen to them, and you can hardly stand to turn the page. The suspense is killing you, and basically, you want to know if said character will either:

A. Be all right in the end.

OR

B. Be raped repeatedly, tortured slowly and inventively over the course of several hours/days, then dismembered, disemboweled, and killed.

Well, now your worries are over. If you want to know what will happen to any character in Ichi, just answer the following set of questions about that character. (Warning: SPOILERS):

1. Is the character.....OH FORGET IT!! B!! THE ANSWER IS ALWAYS B!!!

Have fun!

... Last updated on May 7th, 2009, 11:54pm
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