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Zion no Koeda  
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Description
A former Nazi official is kept captive by the ruthless young doctor who knows him so very well and is determined to make him pay for the past...

1) Zion no Koeda - Kapitel 1
2) Zion no Koeda - Kapitel 2

3) Chrysalis
Lying injured and near death on a battlefield, Douglas Carlisle hears an old, forgotten call, and discovers a new reason to live.

4) Netsu no Ori
From Blissful Sin
World War II has broken out and Germany is rife with Nazi activity. Once an accomplished and praised pianist, Ernst now spends his time confined in the home of his past pupil, Albert.
As the Nazi party begins its last march towards the annihilation of the Jewish people, Ernst struggles to survive with Albert, a man whose beliefs and feelings strongly contrast. Will Ernst ever fly free, or will Albert cut his wings and tie him to his side forever more?

5) Paldias

6) Zion no Koeda - paw extra 1
7) Zion no Koeda - paw extra 2
8) Zion no Koeda - paw extra 3
9) Zion no Koeda - Kapitel 3

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
ザイオンの小枝
Chrysalis
Netsu no Ori
Paldias
Zaion no Koeda

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.3 + Extra by Dangerous Pleasure (1800d ago)
v.1 c.4 by Blissful Sin (2069d ago)
v.1 c.2 + Extras 1-2 by Dangerous Pleasure (2304d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Rating
Average: 8 / 10.0 (335 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.9 / 10.0
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June 17th 2014, 8:52pm PST


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Year
2005

Original Publisher
Biblos (2005)
Libre Shuppan (2008)

Serialized In (magazine)
B-Boy Luv (Biblos)
b-Boy Phoenix (Libre Shuppan)
Magazine Be x Boy (Libre Shuppan)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #682 increased(+58)
Monthly Pos #878 increased(+51)
3 Month Pos #969 decreased(-43)
6 Month Pos #909 decreased(-44)

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On 389 reading lists
On 202 wish lists
On 1015 completed lists
On 28 unfinished lists
On 269 custom lists

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Intriguing: Title Page Art Alone Worth A Long Gander   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by MightyMaeve
July 8th, 2008, 7:16am
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I liked the plot. It had great potential. It was war and it was tragedy on both sides.
I didn't quite pick up what the motivation was for the Major to single out this young Jewish boy. Some sort of obligation? Did he know something about his parents? Did he feel responsible? But he didn't seem to raise him with any sort of joy or love.

Art: The expressions on the young boy's face in the flashbacks were incredible. His twisted personality is actually quite understandable. This man who saved him is also the man who did nothing to fight against the cruelties he saw. But he saved him. The Jewish man saw him as his 'god.' But a cold god. So he was giving him back the same. I did like the bondage. It was fascinating and delivered vivid and evocative.

He was punishing him for 'not fighting back.' But then, really did the Major want to? We don't know. And if he did want to, what could he have done? The reader doesn't get too much insight on the Major's personality at all. The Major never seemed happy never smiled at any point in his life it seems. What could have happened to this man? Was it is inaciton that made him so cold? He had to block it all out?

The two comedic extras were a strange juxtaposition to the serious nature of the first two chapters. They were interesting but I'd rather have seen the mangaka give the reader more serious studies of the characters to expand and deepen the readers connection to them.


... Last updated on July 8th, 2008, 7:19am
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Amazing. No more words.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by kurosu_yuuki
January 30th, 2011, 12:50am
Love it. And that's just how it is.
Such humiliation, pain and control. For a nazi to be raped over and over again and kept hidden by a jew, being it's uke...!
It's actually a really sad story, but also filled with love. It's beautiful. What are the limits to what you can do for love? How far can someone go to keep that one special person?

Claiming revenge, Elijah thought he hated the uke because he forgot how much he was actually loved. Or rather, he wants to hate the Major, but can't. So he can't let go of him, and doesn't realize it is love instead of hate. And when he does, he lets him go, even though they're feelings are mutual.
Meanwhile, the uke never admit he loves the seme because being tortured by him hurts his pride. But when they get apart, he feels left, and finally cries.

Even so, they use the excuse of domination and imprisonment quite to their favour, since it's the only way they can be together while not having to struggle with their own feelings, blaming it all on the circunstances.

Apart from all the good stuff, I agree with everybody else about the lenght (it should be longer!!) and about the lack of the seme's motivation of personality. I would've liked to see more of their pasts.

Oh! And those extra little stories where they're cat and dog are kind of confusing, because even though they aren't supposed to be really a part of the story and just to be cute, it kinda IS part of it anyways, so I don't know if I should take it into consideration or not...and it totally changes the understanding of it as a whole.

... Last updated on January 30th, 2011, 12:59am
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Violent poetry   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Maya99
February 19th, 2009, 1:10pm
This is the most disturbing story of Inariya Fusanosuke.
I must confess...I love this mangaka. I can understand that this one is not for the faint hearted. It's twisted, and only Inariya can pull it off. The lines between victim and aggressor become blurred. Disturbed minds, sadism, lust and pathological need...and no love, or perhaps a glimmer of it? But we forgive her, because of the historical setting, the way she writes, her beautiful art, and... may be because some of us are a bit twisted too?
I found the extras a bit shocking after the realism of the first two chapters. I suppose she is just reminding us that this is only manga after all!

... Last updated on February 19th, 2009, 1:11pm
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Gorgeous   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by akari_mizunashi
November 17th, 2009, 5:48pm
This is the first yaoi manga I read that gave me hope for the genre.

It seems off to describe a manga filled with extremely graphic kinky rape as beautiful, but Zion no Koeda is. Not just the art, although that is gorgeous. Inariya treats her sensitive topic with intelligence and sensitivity and manages to make the sex seem less like porn and more like just another heartrending, tragic part of the plot (until the saltwater pumping).

The only gripe I have (other than the saltwater pumping) is the extras. They're not clever or interesting or cute. They're gross. If you like superdeformed furry porn, whatever. But superdeformed furry porn with totally unecessary random facts about actual animal sex? That tries to be cute and funny in a manga where cute and funny seems as out-of-place as a fart in church, and about as clever? Inariya could have spent the time she wasted drawing those abominations to make this story longer than three chapters.
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Special   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Gattaca88
November 19th, 2011, 6:44pm
I feel like the words beautiful and special are used way too much for many different things, but this words truly describe this story. When reading this, I actually felt something building up inside me. I don't know how to say it but there is an indescribable effect which does not happen very often.

I guess this has to do partly with the fact that this kind of tragedy happened in real life and we get to see it from this characters. We can see the aftermath of war and how hate destroys people who could have been happy and healthy.

But I think the real reason why I loved this manga was because I actually felt that the two main characters (the doctor and Nazi official) loved each other, deeply. Yes, there was torture but this was just the horrible truth of how someone can change from war and from brutal childhood. Twisted minds can be created from healthy ones, but I know their love was real.

I feel very emotional when I think about this story.

... Last updated on November 19th, 2011, 6:49pm
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More!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by streetwalker
October 24th, 2011, 2:56am
Despite the brutality of it, I found this story truly tragic, heart-wrenching and beautiful. It's twisted but amazing. The only criticism I'd have to offer was how come there isn't any more!? Especially when it seemed the main story would continue... When I saw it was completed I almost didn't believe it... Why?
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very different   
Rating: N/A
by gasuki
April 7th, 2011, 1:10pm
this manga is very different.... i know that the rape and trapped themes are wrong for most people, but i really enjoy them for they get me the thrill feeling.... still, i love this manga for it's pretty twisted in the first few chapters about the first couples... <3 <3

i also enjoyed Chrysalis a lot too and would loved it more if there was more of this couple...
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i actually cried   
Rating: 9.6 / 10.0
by whitespade
April 16th, 2013, 1:19pm
i don't know why, but i just feel their relationship is just too sad. i don't know whether there's love or hate, but there's certainly obsession. goddamn i'm supposed to feel hot about the prison play, but all i feel is depressed and melancholic. i guess i can't get off to war.
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great wish there was more ;(   
Rating: N/A
by kurokitty88
December 3rd, 2012, 4:34pm
i really liked this manga its very twisted and compelling,this mangaka's art is amazing as usual,the whole nazi/jew love theme is quite interesting.i must say though i loved the last story "Netsu no Ori" the most.hope there was more to it,it seems really interesting and has potential,i wanted to know more about that couple and what would happen to them.i thought it was too interesting to just end there and i really felt sorry for the uke sad did he or did he not love his capture? definitely recommended but i wanna see more of Netsu no Ori T.T

... Last updated on December 3rd, 2012, 4:35pm
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review   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by danskvand
May 13th, 2008, 1:46pm
Zion has yet again show us the characteristic look of WW2, guns, beautiful seme and ukes in military uniforms. A trait that can be found in almost all her other work.
Zion has a stylish relation to Netsuno Ori, that is also a WW2 piece, but has no relation otherwise.
There is drama on every page, subtle that is, and we slowly are introduced to the characters - why its only a 3 in rating.
Zion is only 2 chapters long, but that does not lower the quality, hotness and smexy look.
Final: The artwork and style is really beautiful.
Only minus in my book is that not just Zion, but all her stories are too short, but even so its worth reading and pretty enjoyable.
The style has not changed much and can also be found in 'Chrysalis' and 'Maiden Rose' that has been scanlated already.
We wait patiently for someone to please let us enjoy all of Inariya Fusanosuke other works.
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