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In the Goshintou series:

Vol.1 - Zettai Meirei

From Psycho Pandas:

Zettai Meirei (Absolute Decree)
A wise, genius chief priest, Kikyou, falls in love with the beautiful heroic spirit of a sword, Kazuto. The story of a forbidden love.

Rakuin (Stigma)
"I have corrupted you... Mikoto." The third sword spirit that cleanses evil, Mikoto, understands what it is to love the gentle fourth sword spirit, Shiou. However, Shiou is used by a political opponent's freed assassin...!?

Vol.2 - Ryakudatsusha


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Associated Names
Fragments d'amour 2 (French)
Splitter der Liebe (German)
Zettai Meirei

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.6-8 by Dangerous Pleasure & Nakama (1336d ago)
v.1 c.5 by Dangerous Pleasure & Nakama (1558d ago)
v.2 c.3 by Dangerous Pleasure & Nakama (1587d ago)
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2 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.3 / 10.0 (84 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.16 / 10.0
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December 31st 2014, 2:55pm PST



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Hanaoto (Houbunsha)

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Some charming, some average   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by elyunie
November 3rd, 2013, 8:55pm
Goshintou features several different pairings in their two volumes. The basic concept of the story is easy enough to understand - sword spirits(Goshintou) have been created by priests specialized in the creation of them to defeat evil spirits. This manga is more character driven than anything, centering on a different pairing every few chapters, so there isn't much of a plot to follow through. Actually no there is a plot to follow through depends on the pairing.

The pairings were a mixed bag for me. I really, really, really enjoyed the stories of two pairings(Kazuto/Kikyou and Shiou/Mikoto)both featured in the first volume. Kazuto/Kikyou are also featured in the second volume. However the other pairings didn't speak out to me as much, even the main pairing, Ninomiya/Nanaki of the second volume.

The artwork might be not be to everyone's taste, since I showed this to a friend and she didn't seem too fond of the art. However, I found the art to be simply gorgeous. Its a more mature art style, with beautiful looking characters that don't look like little kids.

If there's one story worth checking out its definitely the second pairing, Shiou & Mikoto, featured in the first volume. Their story is dark and bittersweet, and features a love that was tainted from the beginning. Nonetheless, it was a beautiful read and I loved watching both characters develop through one another. Mikoto's development through Shiou is more obvious since he didn't have much of a personality to begin with. But watching Shiou develop through Mikoto(who developed through Shiou) was really beautiful and sweet. I really love Shiou's character design, as well as his capriciousness. Mikoto's a really cute character; my favorite character as of yet.

I'd say go ahead and check it out. There's several different stories so you may find a couple that appeal to your tastes. But definitely read Shiou & Mikoto's story.

I really hope Duo Brand continues Goshintou, though considering it took them a couple years to put out the second volume, I'm not too hopeful. But if anything, they need to continue Shiou and Mikoto's story just because it was so damn beautiful. I don't know how they would be able to complete their story in a tasteful manner though considering what happened in their story.

... Last updated on November 4th, 2013, 8:28pm
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I wish they continue   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Chainless
January 18th, 2014, 4:32am
It was an ok read. However it left me wanting more. I would have wanted to know each Goshintou better and have a better conclusions for their stories. Especially the story of Kazuto and Kikyou.
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