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Shuto Heru  
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This manga is set in the Western Xia state at the beginning of the 13th century, when there were violent, ongoing incursions by the Mongol army. Guided by Suzuki, a student who has transferred from another school, a present-day boy called Sudo, a high school student who has been plagued by a vivid dream of a battlefield, is reborn as Shutohel, a female warrior for the Western Xia army, who has lived for vengeance on the Mongols, and travels to the battlefield. At the same time, the Mongol prince Yurul defies his own army, which is trying to destroy the Western Xia script, and makes plans to protect a collection of Western Xia writings. This is an epic, long-form action manga featuring elaborate, dynamic depictions of combat and the enigma of an ancient script.


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Associated Names
シュトヘル 悪霊
Akuryou - Shut Hell
Akuryou - Shuto Heru
Shut Hell

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v.14 c.90 (end) by HappyScans! (34d ago)
v.14 c.89 by HappyScans! (42d ago)
v.14 c.88 by HappyScans! (49d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
14 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (232 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 13th 2017, 12:49pm PST



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Big Comic Spirits (Shogakukan)
Gekkan! Spirits (Shogakukan)

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Shut Hell   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by scorcher
May 9th, 2015, 2:32am
Shut Hell is a very unique manga that deals with many ideologies pertaining to both historical and modern day topics. It gives the reader another perspective on war, race, and life itself. Unlike other manga, Shut Hell is very realistic yet very idealistic at the same time. It delivers a striking display of art, presenting ideas that makes the readers think. It's conjures a clash between ideology and reality to focus on the bigger picture by viewing it through the smaller picture. A truly magnificent peace of art filled with rich and powerful display of character and stature. I would recommend people who are looking for something new and outside of manga norm to read Shut Hell. It is by far, one of my favorite manga of all times rating at 6/10 which is the second highest rating that I ever gave.

... Last updated on June 29th, 2017, 7:24pm
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Translation meaning   
Rating: N/A
by Langley83
October 16th, 2013, 8:26pm
For what I read on internet, Shutoheru (シュトヘル) means demon in mongolian, the official name in romaji in japanese is Shutohel, look here ( ) the production page name "shutohel" appears above the japanese title. (production notes were published on February edition of Gekkan spirits of this year)
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SHUT HELL! What the fu....   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by mercio
September 28th, 2013, 6:55pm
Great manga but sometimes you don't need to translate everything to proper english ESPECIALLY when it's a GODDAMN NAME! They should just leave the name as "Shuto Heru" At least it'll sound like a name not a phrase.

And the awful translation hurts my brain. Don't they have proofreader? It feels like I'm reading a direct google translation.
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Shut Hell? More like Shut Norris   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by jojalee
September 19th, 2013, 4:58pm
I'm actually enjoying this, it's a bit twisty but I think I get it now. I really like Shut Hell, she's cool and I want to see what happens with Sudou in her body. I really hope the scanlators keep going with this manga because it's worth it. I'd also like to know her real name because somehow calling her Shut Hell seems rather awkward.

... Last updated on June 17th, 2014, 4:41am
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Icky name   
Rating: N/A
by Laclongquan
July 28th, 2013, 8:38am
The content is not bad, even though i may not agree with the directions the mangaka took. But the one thing most damned is the name Shut Hell. frankly, the original name shuto heru is better.

the next group that pick up this series should use it instead of shut hell. What the heck is shut hell?
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Rating: N/A
by sensualaoi
June 23rd, 2013, 1:27am
I second Ichen's comment. This series was fun, but the story could have been told more efficiently with a tighter focus and less characters. The series suffers the more you reread it, because the initially shocking motivations of characters are actually shallow and not convincing. Despite the interesting premise and ancient setting, the delivery is just a popcorn movie.
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not good   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by lchen
August 3rd, 2011, 8:38am
I tried and got to the hanging but this story misses all the marks. Everyone's backstories are told, there is no mystery and usually I don't care for "mysterious" characters. Maybe it's because the backstory of Shut Hell herself is beyond lame and senseless. All the characters' motivations are not particularly deep or even believable. The time travel/body swap thing kept me reading longer than I would've with just the main story of the past. It's just frustrating, good idea but something went very wrong with the execution. It really lacks the depth to back up emotions they throw at you, it's no Ares or Claymore.
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no bad   
Rating: N/A
by dremondtanic
March 14th, 2011, 7:42am
ummm....... i like the art of this manga, a little unique. story seems to be coming along.

it takes oo damn long to come out
and yea that all i can say for now
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Good Work   
Rating: 8.1 / 10.0
by acritic
April 4th, 2010, 4:47pm
Somehow I am reminded of Total War series from SEGA. I am pretty sure the author have played this game and copied some scenes from it. I apologize if I offended, but that's just a minor impression I got while reading this manga. I can tell, it's a good work and interesting like many other historical mangas; only thing that bogs me is it dealt with Mongol, which I personally feel awkard toward the author's approach about them. I don't like the fact that there are some excessive emphasis on cruelty of Mongol leadership with too much aspects on Japanese war ideology (or mangaka war ideology if that's more appropriate) into completely different culture. These contradict from what I read from some books on Mongol.

... Last updated on April 8th, 2010, 5:43pm
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by hotdiabling
December 12th, 2009, 6:50pm
Only 17 chapters yet I am instantly addicted. I love the premise of this series, and I love semi-historical epic manga like Berserk, Vinland Saga, Dangu (Shaman Warrior), and Mugen no Juunin (Blade of the Immortal). Shut Hell just added to my list. I can see this becoming an excellent masterpiece already.

The premise with the modern characters and gender bending made gave Shut Hell a very interesting and unique twist to its historical setting that got me hooked. The three layers of the plot (the modern, the events after Shut Hell's revival, and the retelling of Shut Hell and Yurul's past) makes excellent story telling that makes me like this series even more.

The characters are amazing, especially Shut Hell. I love that expression on her face that's not quite a frown, not quite a smile, and not quite a sneer, but something in between. Man, does Itoh Yu know how to design her characters! Alfald, Harabal, Yurul. I just stare at them for hours and wonder how she how she designed and drew them.

I love the action sequences, I've never seen anything quite like it. Given Shut Hell is female, there are a lot of acrobatics involved which is very different from the masculine actions in the series mentioned previously. Most of the actions are depicted realistically which makes it even more awesome. And I just enjoy unentangling the complex twist of action that Shut Hell and her prey are engaged in.

Shut Hell has everything that I like it in: wolves, tigers, blood and gore, China, redheads with swords, and a good little bit of history and geography.

Shut Hell is similar to The Twelve Kingdoms (both being about China and redheaded heroines with swords), yet very different at the same time. The only thing that mars Shut Hell is the god-awful translations. Its so bad that I have to ignore the speech bubbles and make up my own dialogue. Hopefully somebody else who actually knows the language picks up the project soon.
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