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Alabaster  
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Description
James Block is a former sports star whose criminal endeavors landed him in jail. In prison he meets "Dr. F", a strange old man who tells James about a beam that can turn living things invisible.

After escaping from prison, James finds and uses the laser on himself. But, because the beam has not been perfected yet, it only rendered his skin invisible, leaving his insides visible to the outside. Angered at his disfigurement, James takes the name "Alabaster" and begins eliminating the hypocrites and the boastful. He is joined by Ami Ozawa, the granddaughter of "Doctor F", who was rendered invisible after the doctor used his pregnant daughter as an "F Beam" test subject.

On their trail is Rock, a vicious FBI agent.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
アラバスター
Arabastaa

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.6-10 (end) by HappyScans! & Hox (566d ago)
v.1 c.2-5 by HappyScans! & Hox (594d ago)
v.1 c.1 by HappyScans! & Hox (831d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
2 Volumes (1978, Tezuka Daizenshuu)
3 Volumes (1981, Complete)
2 Volumes (1995, Bunko)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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User Rating
Average: 7 / 10.0 (36 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.03 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 21st 2014, 1:48pm PST

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Year
1970

Original Publisher
Akita Shoten (1981, 1995)
Kodansha (1978)

Serialized In (magazine)
Shuukan Shounen Champion (Akita Shoten)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #1050 increased(+218)
Monthly Pos #2138 increased(+670)
3 Month Pos #3638 increased(+1082)
6 Month Pos #5259 increased(+1410)

List Stats
On 44 reading lists
On 80 wish lists
On 86 completed lists
On 3 unfinished lists
On 45 custom lists

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Great for its time   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by nail80
September 21st, 2014, 1:18am
I think Alabaster was quite brutal behind that simple, old style art. It deals with controversial topics and it isn't afraid to throw big punches. To see this getting published in the 70's is pretty great.
It kept the plot tight and it didn't really go overboard, despite having the setting and the idea to do so.
Read it, it's fun.
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A Dark Story From Earlier Days   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Transdude1996
April 2nd, 2013, 11:03am
If you don't like the early version of manga art, don't read this. Simple enough.

This was a fun manga to read. The main plot of the story goes after peoples perception of beauty and the twisted man, Alabaster, ridding the world of beauty. His preferred methods of killing people are by flicking coins at them or using the invisibility ray gun. I think that this is at least worth a read.
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