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Code: Breaker  
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Description
Sakurakouji Sakura is a girl who appears modest and graceful but in reality is skilled in martial arts. After witnessing a boy burning people with his blue flame, she is startled to see that the same boy is a transfer student, Oogami Rei. Oogami is a Code Breaker, one who "does not exist". He is a seemingly cold-blooded killer who follows the principle of "an eye for an eye", to "use evil against evil". Convinced that killing is not right, Sakurakouji sets out to stop him and penetrate his icy heart.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
コード:ブレイカー
法外制裁者
Code - Breaker
Code Breaker
CODE:BREAKER ~コード:ブレイカー~
Code:Breaker

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Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
26 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Chap. 34 Some Differences.

User Reviews
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Forum
7 topics, 18 posts
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User Rating
Average: 7.7 / 10.0 (1067 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.67 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 3rd 2015, 4:11pm PST


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Year
2008

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Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
Del Rey (2 Volumes - Defunct)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #828 increased(+207)
Monthly Pos #1507 decreased(-31)
3 Month Pos #1608 increased(+104)
6 Month Pos #1697 decreased(-226)

List Stats
On 3842 reading lists
On 1215 wish lists
On 758 completed lists
On 339 unfinished lists
On 502 custom lists

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When Will This End? 789 days, 19 hours, 24 minutes ago
215 883 days, 12 hours, 38 minutes ago
181 1179 days, 19 hours, 26 minutes ago
December 32 *spoilers* 1226 days, 5 hours, 18 minutes ago
Code:Breaker Gets Anime 1398 days, 1 hours, 41 minutes ago

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Good for a shonen.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by CuthienSilmeriel
July 6th, 2015, 12:21pm
I started this when it first came out and followed it weekly for about 2 or 3 years, but either I got older, or my taste got better, or the manga just deteriorated, whatever the reason I stopped reading it. Recently I decided to go back and try again not its complete. Firstly, it's a lot more tolerable when a single fight doesn't take 5 weeks to get through. Secondly, I find the character interactions humorous and very interesting. That's a big plus. The back story could be better I felt.
SPOILER
It lost plausibility in its attempts to ensure that none of the heroes were truly to blame for the massacre, which stopped making sense once the egotistical emperor was revealed to have been mislead by the true big bad.

One thing that bothered me was how Sakura was initially introduced as a cool beauty with black belt level martial arts skills, and then she failed to actually use any of her training at all after about chapter 5. What was the point in her having them then?

As with every shonen this manga suffers from the typical cliches of super quick power ups, totally random training arcs, overly emotional displays of friendship and unity, lots of rather hypocritical declarations of saving people and valuing life (from a bunch of underworld assassins), and no one actually dying from their life threatening wounds.

In general though, as a shonen, I found it far more enjoyable the second time around when I wasn't forced to wait for updates. It's not the greatest mange ever written, but it's worthy of being a light read. Overall I would rate it a 5 or 6, but since it fits the target demographic well, and I'm feeling generous, I'm giving it an 8.
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I liked the beginning   
Rating: 5.2 / 10.0
by mydestination
June 15th, 2015, 12:10am
Code:Breaker started off really good. But like with all stories that drag on for more than the plot needed, it lost its initially theme and original idea, and became a like a carbon copy of any shounen with the additional detriment of a confusing plot. To be honest, I only read as far as I did because of the fan service between Oogami and Sakura.

... Last updated on June 15th, 2015, 12:11am
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Okay... but...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by asteria-
April 9th, 2015, 5:41am
I enjoy this manga, but there are a few setbacks.

At first, I thought that Ogami was a bit too much of a bada**, but his character does get a bit more realistic (as realistic as it gets with him throwing flames around and such). But the character I dislike the most is Sakura. Oh, don't get me started with her pep talks- it happens so much and tbh, if I was watching people about to kill each other, my first instinct would be to get the hell out of there. So I didn't really like Sakura at the start- nor do I now... And yes, the storyline is rather predictable...

But it's the odd characters and Yuuki's love of Nyanmuru that draws me into this manga. The weird, but relatable characteristics of the characters and the fast pace of events (although I hope it won't get toooooo fast O.o) makes it enjoyable to read. The art itself is well created, hence the rating of 7/10, not 6 or 5/10.

I haven't finished this manga yet, and if I have a different opinion by the time I finish, I would update this comment.

... Last updated on April 9th, 2015, 5:44am
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i have no idea what i just read...   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by gaga
December 17th, 2014, 6:02pm
This will be a very poor review because i really don't know what i just read, i can't collect my thoughts. The first arc, about 100chps, they were pretty good, well if i didn't like it in the begining i wouldn't have continued reading it. After that it just got a lot more complicated, introduced a lot of things, not one of them explained properly and i am still very confused by it all. I tend to pile up chps and then read it in a bunch, so for the last 50+ chps that i had left, in every one of those there was something "major" discovered. So talk about messy and trying to comprehend all that information that didn't make sense, that was trying to be incorporated into the current story which was already pretty messy and difficult to understand.
And the ending, the f? I just can't, im too much wtf-ing with this, it's my first time that a manga gave me so much questions above the head. Not even Air gear watered down its story as much...

... Last updated on December 18th, 2014, 4:00pm
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Release   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ArisaMiya
July 24th, 2013, 9:13am
Initially I was not interested in the manga that element of violence. However, this is different from the code breaker. any manga character has an important role even though they are side characters but they are pretty big role and relating to one another. Difficult to predict the movement of each character. As loyal readers of this manga, I really looking forward to the continuation of Sakurakouji Sakura's determination pandora box.
Hopefully a quick release in the near future.
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Damn...   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by mercio
May 25th, 2013, 7:45am
I wish I could give this manga a negative rating. The girl is so self righteous and kept forcing her belief on others. I've read a lot of manga and this girl take the top spot for the MOST annoying ignorant b*tch. I swear if I meet such person in real life I would slap her face HARD. One character enough to make me (a manga addict) to drop a series. I can't like her, I won't like her and I can't even ignore her. I've never wish for a manga character to die so bad.
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Current Favorite Manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by FYforever
May 16th, 2013, 2:36pm
I found this one day when I was looking for a new anime to watch. Good thing I decided to read the manga first because the anime sucks. Anyway, once I read the first chapter, I was immediately hooked and read non-stop for a week until the most recent chapter releases. It has definitely climbed up to the number one spot for me. I like that it's really dark and instead of the usual good vs evil, it's evil vs evil. And the fateful December 32 adds a lot of mystery to the story and was what captivated me in the first place.

The manga has amazing art and character design. The comedy is hilarious and to me, doesn't get in the way of the story. Action scenes are plenty and is the focus of this manga. It only gets more and more intense as the story progresses due to the characters development of additional powers and introduction of stronger "enemies". There's a lot of character development as more of everyones' past get revealed. The focus changed from why they become code breakers to why they stay code breakers. The only complaint I have is Sakura. Her character is a real disappointment and annoying as hell. Her only real purpose so far is softening Ogami's character.

Anyway I'm on chapter 221 (the most recent one out) and I'm curious to see where Kamijyo is going with the story. For the last 200+ chapters, the story has been centered around Pandora's Box and December 32. I'm really uncertain as to how the plot would develop beyond this arc as there haven't been too much hints to how it would progress.

But aside from this, I highly recommend this manga. It has all the elements of a good manga: mysterious past, locked memories, hidden abilities and powers, hilarious humor, tiny bit of romance and lots of great action.

... Last updated on May 16th, 2013, 2:38pm
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"Samurai Deeper Kyo" set in modern era   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by kill-chan
April 20th, 2013, 3:11am
Cut short: after a few warm up stories, Code:Breaker revealed to be not that different from Samurai Deeper Kyo but set in present Japan.
- when a new enemy appears , this looks like the strongest ever appeared... just to pale in comparison with the next one
- the main girl has a mysterious past but, for most part, is there just to repeat the other character's lines with a shocked expression...
- the main guy is a tsundere (LOL), exactly like Kyo
- characters switch party because REASON
- the story is moved forward through revelations about the past... well, there's nothing wrong with that but, in most cases, the timing and the way they are brought up by the characters are just plain stupid

Comedy is good, way better than in S.D.K. , it has a "crazy" feeling to it that makes you want it to be always this crazy ... it's just that when it gets down to serious business it gets stupid.
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Code:Breaker... Code:Broken   
Rating: N/A
by Otrunyte
April 16th, 2013, 2:21pm
I've only watched the anime so far, but I fully intend to read the manga, it's just I needed to be able to vent my anger at how utterly disappointing the characterisation of all the Code:Breakers except Hitomi was conducted. They are all murderers and yet preach about saving people to Hitomi when the rest of the time they go round killing innocent people that 'get in the way'. What a f*cking joke. They spend their entire existence doing exactly the same thing that Hitomi did, just on a smaller scale, and HE'S the evil one for following his beliefs? They are hypocrites and full of sh*t... and Sakura throws her 'this is justice' bullsh*t out their for nothing more than self-satisfaction despite the fact that she doesn't have a clue what having powers and 'not existing' feels like. "You Just Shouldn't" this and "You Just Shouldn't" that. REASONS? HAHA WHO NEEDS THEM! "YOU JUST SHOULDN'T! WE DON'T NEED SOLUTIONS BUT BECAUSE I DON'T LIKE WHAT YOU'RE DOING YOU JUST SHOULDN'T! Oh... a main character died because of me?! Well YOU JUST SHOULDN'T F*CKING DIE THEN! What garbage. Worst ending to a promising anime in years. This has left me with nothing but bitter disappointment and occasional bursts of rage. I hope the manga is better.
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I've never read something that was so all over the place   
Rating: N/A
by Lucifel
April 13th, 2013, 5:13pm
Sometimes it's good, sometimes it's awful, sometimes it's boring, sometimes is really boring, sometimes it seems to have stalled, sometimes it goes back to what made it good in the beginning.

It's at it's best when Rei is just being an anti-hero and Sakura is bringing him back. It's at its' worst almost all of the rest of the time. When around v18 everyone is powering up by coming to know themselves and junk like that it's almost unbearable. I don't think I can honestly recommend this to anyone.
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