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Black Joke  
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Description
From: Easy Going Scans

Japan is now the 51st state of the U.S.A..
The isle of Neon, located near Japan, is the only place where prostitution and gambling are legal. There, Italian Mafia, Chinese Triad and Yakuza fight each other to gain the control of casinos and brothels.

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
ブラック・ジョーク
黑色幽默
블랙조크

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Latest Release(s)
v.7 c.39 by Easy Going Scans (121d ago)
v.7 c.38 by Easy Going Scans (150d ago)
v.6 c.37 by Easy Going Scans (214d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
9 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Rating
Average: 7.4 / 10.0 (113 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.26 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 1st 2015, 3:56pm PST


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Year
2008

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Young Champion (Akita Shoten - ch01-34)
Young Champion Retsu (Akita Shoten - ch35+)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #891 increased(+164)
Monthly Pos #1494 increased(+48)
3 Month Pos #1630 decreased(-23)
6 Month Pos #1500 decreased(-200)

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On 1024 reading lists
On 367 wish lists
On 22 unfinished lists
On 148 custom lists

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His best manga yet or his only "good" one   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by residentgrigo
July 17th, 2013, 6:16am
Like all the other guys here i think that this series is nice and brain dead action-series with some black humor mixed in and nothing more. Masayuki's other series are not recommendable(i still kind of like the american re-translation of his Battle Royal but it was bad) but now he finally found a sweet spot. No story and characterization, just videogame like action scenes and an acceptable level of gratuitous sex. I just hope that the manga doesn't go on too long. Less then 15 Volumes is a must or the jokes will run out. Till then happy reading.
Update: I just read the Homunculus plot around Vol. 5. So did the author start abusing drugs?
I am not raising my rating but holy shit this insanity has reached a new level! I still think that this manga is the opposite of good literature but it is a must read anyway and the even mory trashy Wolf Guy - Wolfen Crest (6/10) would further "quality" pulp entertainment.

... Last updated on May 5th, 2015, 2:45am
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Really good series   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by SSJR2
April 12th, 2013, 9:59am
i dont know why this is rated so low its really good and interesting, im glad to see the manga author of Battle Royal finally found another series he can stick to. while there isnt a main Plot there is still a lot of different story lines and they are done really well and show the badass moments great, i really like the two main characters they're funny and do their job great but my favorite character is Runner by far, he is super hard core and badass and i love how he always instantly shows his pissed of face, lol you can feel the intimidation
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Takes Over the Top to a Whole New Level   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by McCamyTaylor
February 3rd, 2013, 9:04pm
Literally. Rollover is my new favorite bad ass. If you liked The Breaker (before it went kindergarten) and Till Death Do Us Part, then give this one a try. And be sure to read at least as far as the end of chapter 4 before you say that the series is 1) derivative, 2) implausible, 3) weak.
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black joke for black comedy   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by hotdiabling2
January 11th, 2013, 1:07pm
i dont know which translator did this but its pretty well done. good job. seeing how this manga is from the author of battle royale, it shouldnt be taken too seriously at face value. its a decent enough read though with pretty elaborate background on the mafia. so far its the best from the author, although thats not saying much.
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you know what to expect   
Rating: N/A
by jasperv
December 22nd, 2012, 2:26pm
when its the artist of Battle Royal
someone criticized the plot that the island if legal then why battle for control
legality don't mean that its regularized maybe the state is weak (its under occupation) and the area is a borderland with lax control
I expected a criticism of other aspects
but I know this manga is not Battle Royal for the moment enjoy the gore, the violence & the occasional eye candy/sex
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Weak plot   
Rating: N/A
by MoJo
December 7th, 2012, 10:13pm
I don't understand the plot of this. If prostitution and gambling are legal why would the Italian Mafia, Chinese Triad and Yakuza fight each other to gain the control of casinos and brothels? It would be like Nevada, all government regulated and safe. Criminals only have control when it's against the law, like Al Capone has more power in the Prohibition than he would today because alcohol is now legal to be taxed and regulated. The premise of this story seems weak.
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