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Jackals  
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Description
Cicero City, a city infested with immigrants where people of all races scramble to find work and shelter. Infested with destruction and slaughter, it's a chaotic society. Living on the outside of society, the Jackals are professional assassins with no allegiance, available to the highest bidder. This is their story.

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Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
ジャッカル

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Latest Release(s)
v.7 c.48-56 (end) by Illuminati-Manga (1058d ago)
v.6 c.46-47 by Illuminati-Manga (1110d ago)
v.6 c.44-45 by Illuminati-Manga (1123d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
7 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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User Rating
Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (399 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.82 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 10th 2013, 10:49am PST

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Year
2006

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Serialized In (magazine)
Young GanGan (Square Enix)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Weekly Pos #916 increased(+7)
Monthly Pos #1539 increased(+166)
3 Month Pos #1794 increased(+122)
6 Month Pos #1893 increased(+70)

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On 630 wish lists
On 853 completed lists
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Cool enough...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by DearGodWhy
February 15th, 2009, 3:47pm
This manga is cool enough. I especially like that the lead guy is half Puerto Rican...Hah now that's different considering that most mixes in manga are Euorpeon/Asian in origin. The art is nice, not the best I've seen, but nice. I like the characters enough even if the story line hasn't just pulled me in as of yet. Over all, if you're looking for something to tide you over till your fav manga's are updated then I'd recommend this.
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The artwork drew me in!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by LUEser
October 14th, 2009, 7:49am
Yes, like my subject says, the artwork really caught my attention. I like reading most Seinen and shounen because it provides really good-looking guys in action for me. wink And this one...MAN, two good-looking dudes equalled a few for me! I really like how the bodies are drawn for both men and women in this one and, though I'm not a big fan of TOO much blood, I think the action was totally heating!
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Yeah baby!   
Rating: N/A
by henki8
April 13th, 2008, 3:35pm
Lots of blood, gore, wicked weapons, action filled fighting and good looking guys...now this is entertainment! The Art is great, the fighting is morbid and the plot is coming along nicely, even the characters are likeable. I'm really looking forward to the next chapter
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Good seinen   
Rating: N/A
by IvanTheChemist
October 1st, 2009, 2:30pm
Lots of fighting that at first glance looks almost real real. Realistic world and all characters obey some form of physics laws. I really like the art and the style. Blood, gore and violence - when needed, drama - when needed. Almost nothing out of place.
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Great seinen with shounen style. Great art, background and philosophy.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lolnameless
November 22nd, 2013, 5:46am
I think it is a bit underrated.

Seinen readers are tired of shounen as the shounen route surfaces, but I think that it is not important. The author had focused on philosophy, interesting social structures/changes, visual arts and martial arts, and that's what the manga trying to show you, for me, it is a 10/10.

Sidenote: It is not relevant to the manga, but the translation from Illuminati-Manga sucks. The translator has some sort of religious background or something. It uses the word "Divine" "Zealous" "Holy" quite often, I don't understand what it means and I don't like these tones, it is unnatural. It destroys my reading experience.

... Last updated on November 29th, 2013, 7:30am
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Shitty Ending   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by BadassOtaku
January 3rd, 2012, 5:31am
"In the beginning, there was Jackals, and it was awesome."

This manga started out dark, violent and gory, with some of the better artwork I've ever seen. Helps that everything was being gloriously eviscerated by a dark-skinned, light-haired K-doppelganger wielding a giant serrated kitchen knife (Bleach, anyone?). The support characters were decently fleshed out too and set the stage for an interesting seinen gorefest.

But everything goes downhill from the halfway point. Tired storylines, cliched flashbacks to tragic pasts and oh-so-predictable deus ex machina appearances by previously unkown superpowers (and of course the known). By the last ten chapters it becomes a rehash of the worst aspects of Rurouni Kenshin and Shin Angyo Onshi combined with a swiss cheese worth of plot holes enough to make the most seasoned reader wince. Its rare to see manga detiorate so rapidly and in such egregious form that it makes one wonder if the original author had died and been impersonated by Stefanie Meyer (touch wood). Even its incredible art begins to flag in its visceral impact and unique style at the end, eventually looking like a cgi reproduction of typical shounen-action art (thank god Bleach hasn't gotten to that point yet).

I give this a 7 simply based on the sheer awesomeneness present in first half of the manga. Considering anything after that would be just sad, and a disservice to the huge potential this one had.

Fuck you.
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Decent shonen/seinen, but ends too quickly?   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by natnair
July 13th, 2011, 6:24pm
Both the writer and artist are very creative; you can tell that they've put in quite a bit of effort into designing the looks of the characters, be it costumes, weapons, or fighting styles etc (the artist is evidently heavily inspired by King of Fighters--main character looks like K'.) The feeling I get from this manga is a bit like a modern-day Rurouni Kenshin. It's classed as a Seinen for the violence presumably, but story-wise it's more like a Shonen.

The build-up to the conclusion feels less than climatic however (I'm into the second-last volume), and I doubt if the author can tie everything up neatly in the last volume. As such, I'm expecting a weak ending...

... Last updated on July 13th, 2011, 6:35pm
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Appreciation of the male body.   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by jnatsumi
February 26th, 2013, 1:05am
The subject of this post sounds very naughty, haha. But what I mean to say is that the illustration on this manga is superb. Rough at the right parts and smooth, thick lines in others--very shounen. The abbs are greatly exaggerated though.. To the point of ridiculous sometimes. Quite a male dominant cast.

Lots of "picturesque" scenes...you know, those scene where the illustration and the composition blend perfectly, making the prefect wallpaper. So, basically, cool posing and all that. wink

I sought out this manga because I wanted good fight scene, and this manga fulfill that desire perfectly. Lots of sword fightings.
Though I am sometimes distracted by the art (the abbs) or the gore.
I'm not a squeamish person, so the gore (i.e. body parts cut in half) doesn't bother me as much as it probably should. But I must warn others reading this: be prepare for the blood and gore.

Plot: it's good so far. Typical gang scruffles. I'll update again on this when I finish reading it.
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Yakuza gangs delinquent and such   
Rating: N/A
by shanden123
February 18th, 2013, 8:46pm
this is in my list of being one of the best to read out of my category ( see subject) got to say the ending left me satisfied but wanting more.. this is a must read trust me u wont get bored
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mediocre   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by kreatur
January 11th, 2013, 8:55am
Mediocre manga in all aspects. It starts with some potential but you soon come to realize that's all the author can do. He had a nice idea but wasn't able to develop it.

The story is boring though there's a lot of action, you still don't care about it or any of the characters. This manga is listed as seinen but it's simple as a shounen.

The art is ok. It has some strong points but it can't fill the void the story leaves.
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