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Kimi no Knife  
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"If you can get 5 million yen for killing a person, what would you do?" A beautiful woman asks Shiki, a part-time lecturer, that question on their first meeting. Shiki answers "If it's an evil person...," mistaking this for a joke. But then the woman points out the target...


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Associated Names
Kimi no Naifu
Your Knife

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Latest Release(s)
v.10 c.71 (end) by Imangascans (1256d ago)
v.10 c.70 by Imangascans (1258d ago)
v.10 c.69 by Imangascans (1260d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (394 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.08 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 6th 2016, 3:04am PST



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This manga really stressed me out.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by chaechaeboi
February 8th, 2016, 1:13pm
First of all, I enjoyed the story because I liked the characters and the premise. I got stressed out reading this because I began to empathize with the main character and I was putting myself in his shoes and was so hoping that things turned out alright for him.

A few things really pushed my suspension of disbelief and frustrated me. The main characters made a lot of stupid, avoidable mistakes and there were many unconvincing coincidences as well.
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The main characters allow witnesses to their murders survive multiple times. If they do not want to get caught, this is a terrible idea. Fortunately for them, the witnesses usually tried to kill them and then end up dying or joining them. They also commit murders without wearing masks or hiding their faces. They use their real names when they are in front of their murder victims as well. The coincidences involve the detective with black hair and glasses mostly. They live in a metropolis, yet he runs into suspects coincidently. Also Makihara was able to find his friend's murderers in a metropolis quite easily as well.

This is a decent series and I recommend it if you like psychological crime thrillers.

... Last updated on February 8th, 2016, 1:14pm
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Good manga   
Rating: N/A
by kiriee
November 12th, 2015, 10:43pm
A good manga if not great, it fill with good character, the story flow without being forced, the art is clean the only bad thing is that unlike other detective/mystery manga this one does not make you think at least for me that is the case, for some reason I just got dragged with the flow without stopping and thinking for a while whenever that is good or not it is for you to judge.

If you read it carefully you should get your answer it was pretty clear,
-there's always people angry at this world and that is exactly what Kuzumi is, he just got an excuse for doing justice to bad guys
-it was revealed but not in clear way but with a hint
-It was a baseline it mean a revenge will always there and always re payed with revenge I think it was what the author aiming for
-Agree to this, I think this only to explain early character and their personality which actually good although I prefer author use different method instead.
-It resolve well it was good enough ending, not happy ending, some are not explained clearly so it is up to reader to figure it out

... Last updated on November 12th, 2015, 10:44pm
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Pretty Sad Ending   
Rating: N/A
by nocherian
November 17th, 2014, 4:41pm
It was a good short manga, so I would recommend it to anyone who likes psychological thrillers. I wish it had a happier ending though, it was so unresolved. Were the murders really worth it? And I wish that creepy bitch who gave them the missions got killed too, she betrayed all of them like nothing.
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The story   
Rating: N/A
by KF
November 13th, 2014, 9:06am
I read the story from start to finish. The concept itself was good but towards the end I felt a little rushed. I get the feeling that the manga could become something more. This is what I think.
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Interesting, but that's all   
Rating: N/A
by sakura2012
October 28th, 2014, 6:59am
I liked this manga, but it's lacking in many areas. For example, itsuki. Her role in the story was almost pretty useless despite having ESP. Note: I said ALMOST. I mean seriously! Next is: the ending. I didn't like it. What happened to the strange woman, who was she and what was her motive?
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No Direction, Unresolved   
Rating: N/A
by Pacific.Mint
December 31st, 2013, 9:05am
It was clear to me that this manga had no clear direction. There were hints and possibilities at the beginning but it seems like the author was unsure what to do so the manga became a mix of everything with little fully developed.

Things left unresolved:
- We never found out about why Kazumi wanted to be a hitman. There were hints that he was angry at something and needed to kill but we never found out exactly why.
- Who was hiring them? What about the broker woman?
- It seems that the author had a vision of a 3 hitmen team at the beginning based on the 3 goddesses but this was never fully developed.
- The whole thing with Itsuki's ESP ability was a setup that was never fully utilized. It felt like the author wanted to do something with it but abandoned the idea.
- Ending left cold. It has this unresolved feel to it. After reading the last chapter, I had to double check whether it was really the last chapter or not.
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It gets progressively worse   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by andy_f
December 23rd, 2013, 7:45pm
First it started out with a great concept but then the execution wasnt up to par however it was still a good read. After a while it started to feel like the series was just being dragged out but it was still an okay read, nothing great but still better than a lot of others. However the ENDING was just downright AWEFUL. They could of went in so many different directions in how they ended it but the way they chose makes me think they just got sick of the series and gave up.
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Great Tragic Story   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by l3umblel3ee
November 27th, 2013, 9:51pm
In the beginning I immediately fell in love with this manga. I loved how the manga started off. It gave off big exceptions, in which it did achieve.The artwork and complex plot in this story drew me in and intrigued me. The genre of hit men and assassination was definitely down my lane. This type of manga is very hard to find these types of manga these days. The complexity of each character makes you can't hate them, with the exception of the police woman who was the only one not likable. Each chapter created foreshadowing, anticipation and excitement, because you do not know what will happen next! I was practically jumping off my chair and getting closer and closer to the screen, up until the very last page. The ending left me shocked, sad and happy.

This manga somewhat gave off the feeling of Death Note, so if you were interested in Death Note I highly suggest you to read this. I found this manga more satisfying than the Death Note anime (, I have not read the manga,) because I found Kimi no Knife's ending with more impact and emotions. This is mostly due to the fact that it ended off with a more beautiful ending, a better emphasize of the protagonist in the end, and a more realistic feeling, thus leaving a much more satisfying feeling than Death Note.
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Went from good to just ok   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by MangaGhost
November 19th, 2013, 11:59pm
I thought it started off good. I liked Shiki's deteriorating mental state in regards to killing and at the same time his increasing effectiveness as a killer. He also seemed to becoming slightly used to going out on his missions, which meant he was becoming used to it but not the after effects and guilt. I didn't really care for Itsuki's special ability. It felt unnecessary and contrived. I do wish that she had been given a more useful but mundane role in the story. I didn't have a problem with the female detective as a previous poster did. She lives in a culture that is not as open to equality among the sexes no matter what anime or manga may have you believe. It seems natural that she would struggle with the expectations of her family and working in a "boys club" like the police. When you read news articles about how Japanese businesswomen bristle at the expectation of their male counterparts that the women should be the ones to make tea during meetings then you understand that in some professions and in some countries the "glass ceiling" is lower.

So it started off good, the art was decent and a few of the early missions were interesting. However, the end felt a little rushed and some of the psychological aspects of the manga seemed to take a back seat. I was feeling unsatisfied after finishing it and I think in part because I wanted some more things fleshed out about some of the characters. I just don't think the story was pushed enough to get all the potential out of it. I don't think it got as deep as it could have been. It went from good with the possibility of being very good to just ok. 6.5/10
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From Okay to Worse   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by AsexualFujyoshi
February 3rd, 2013, 6:16pm
You know, I'm pretty shocked this manga has received such blatantly positive reviews on this site (excepting, of course, the one below mine, which doesn't actually make any sense at all no matter how you look at it). Kimi no Knife isn't a bad manga. It just isn't a really good one, either.

I mean, yeah, it's an okay manga. As in, it's really nothing special, but if you're looking for something to pass the time with, I guess you could pick it up. It's somewhat like Death Note only slightly less contrived and with characters that actually feel (for the most part) relatively human. Unfortunately, the appeal of the series - namely, the psychological and moral aspects that were so prevalent in the beginning - has been significantly downplayed in favor of... what? More action and murder and blowing stuff up? That really is unfortunate, since the psychology behind the premise was what initially drew my attention to this series. I was hoping for something like “Death Note, only with a writer who actually knows what the hell they’re writing about,” but I guess that was too much to ask. I mean, I was anticipating more mature storytelling from a seinen title, as I've come to expect of the genre. If I wanted to read a flimsy action series without having to actually think, I’d have picked up a Shounen Jump title. As it is, it's become increasingly difficult to find good seinen manga, especially with all that ecchi crap that’s out there nowadays.

Anyway, I agree with what one reviewer said about that Ito chick. What a boring, senseless character.
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Honestly, I’m glad she died. At least she did something useful for once by saving a child before she went.
Speaking of annoying, what the hell is up with the Shiki's Dulcinea complex? Geez, it'd make a hell of a lot more sense if he had a Quixote complex to match, being a reluctant hitman and all. Makihara is by far the most developed character, what with all his muddled emotions and his motivations and that Stockholm syndrome he's developed. Itsuki is okay, but I wish her power had more influence on the story because right now, it really just feels like an all too convenient plot device. Speaking of which, the plot is okay, not nearly as deep as I'd originally hoped. It gets pretty repetitive after awhile with the whole "get target, debate killing target, kill target" setup. The premise isn't exactly original, and the author isn't trying too hard to make it that way.

I'm going to give this manga a 5 because it doesn't deserve higher than what it is - average. Hell, a 5 is doing it a favor, really. Maybe I'll finish it, maybe I won't. That'll depend on how much longer it can hold my interest (which has been waning lately).

Also, concerning jasperv's ETA, which is just annoying me: 1. Women can be sexist, too. 2. The reviewer DID mention the author's sex in her post. Multiple times, at that. 3. She also made a point of explaining how the manga is anti-male. I'm going to take a wild guess and assume you saw the word "feminist" and flipped the lid without actually reading her review. Calling her carefully written argument BS isn't exactly doing yours any favors.
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