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Azumi is a manga series that concerns a young woman brought up as part of a team of assassins, charged with killing three warlords that threaten Feudal Japan with an agenda of war and bloodshed.

Azumi received an Excellence Prize at the 1997 Japan Media Arts Festival and the Shogakukan Manga Award in 1998.


Related Series
Oi! Ryouma (Side Story)

Associated Names

Groups Scanlating

Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
48 Volumes (Complete, in 2008)
24 Volumes (Bunkoban, in 2012)
17 Volumes (Sequel (Ongoing), in 2009)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (59 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.17 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 14th 2014, 1:13pm PST

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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Big Comic Superior (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #665 increased(+90)
Monthly Pos #594 increased(+3)
3 Month Pos #593 decreased(-317)
6 Month Pos #259 decreased(-66)

List Stats
On 387 reading lists
On 320 wish lists
On 20 completed lists
On 6 unfinished lists
On 110 custom lists

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Not for the faint hearted   
Rating: N/A
by wuhugm
April 8th, 2014, 10:01am
I watched the live action years ago, it was great, I even still listen to it's soundtrack.

The manga.... is even better, and yes, not for the faint hearted.

Bad, real bad things happened in this manga, but successfully stomach them and you will be presented with epicness.
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Not for the faint of heart   
Rating: N/A
by Daimyo
October 23rd, 2013, 11:12am
A pretty gruesome series. It is not so much the gore that makes it different compared to other violent series, but the specific acts of violence that are perpetrated by the characters in this manga. Without giving too much away, right from the get go you see a level a violence that is rarely ever portrayed in manga.

... Last updated on October 23rd, 2013, 11:12am
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Thank you dear scanlators for picking this gem   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by residentgrigo
July 29th, 2013, 11:41am
This manga is a must for every fan of the chanbara and good dramas. The characters have real depth, Azumi especially is phenomenal , the violence is very gritty and no gratuitous sex scenes in sight (hello Kazuo Koike) just good old storytelling. Ok there is tons of sex but its part of the narrative and thus vital and not stupid/creepy fanservice. But the manga is not for a general audience ! The violence is unrelenting and horrific even by seinen standards and there is a ton of sexual abuse but everything works so well that i read the complete manga series in one day long session. It is that good. Just shy of masterpiece status.
The art is also a lot better then it seems at first and the author is very good at conveying movement and facial expressions. The anguish in peoples faces when they die is just superb. I further suggest Azumi 2 and Hey ! Ryouma for future scanlations to get the complete picture. And read Berserk because why not.

... Last updated on April 27th, 2014, 1:29pm
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Must read   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by tkubo
June 13th, 2011, 1:27pm
This is definitely one of my favorites. Azumi reminded me of Tezuka Osamu's seinen work because the plot is fast-paced and jam-packed and there are many plot twists. The first 28 volumes are especially superb. It was hard to stop while reading during these volumes. The characters are unforgettable, the combat scenes are exhilarating, and the themes are complex. I can honestly say I fell in love with many of the characters of this series. I'm surprised this title isn't as popular as the leading seinen manga series. Please read this at once.
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