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Arachnid  
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Description
From Kirei Cake:

Alice is a senior high school student who lives with an uncle that spends his time tormenting her everyday. One day, Alice witnesses the death of her uncle by the hands of an assassin called "Kumo" (Japanese for Arachnid). She then falls unconscious, and upon waking up, she finds out that she's in Kumo's house... Now, this Alice who no longer has any family is being raised by the assassin himself..!

Type
Manga

Related Series
Caterpillar (Spin-Off)

Associated Names
アラクニド
Arachnid มือสังหารสายพันธุ์แมงมุม (Thai)
Arakunido

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Latest Release(s)
v.9 c.40 by Kirei Cake (0d ago)
v.8 c.39 by Kirei Cake (0d ago)
v.8 c.38 by Kirei Cake (22d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
11 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
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Average: 7.7 / 10.0 (263 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.62 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 13th 2014, 11:00am PST

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Year
2009

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Serialized In (magazine)
Gangan JOKER (Square Enix)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #329 increased(+380)
Monthly Pos #490 decreased(-136)
3 Month Pos #155 increased(+79)
6 Month Pos #355 increased(+578)

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horrible   
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by zeenu8skyfire
September 21st, 2014, 12:19am
this is my opinion but i think this never should have even gotten popular enough to get translated.


the bad guys are assassins. assassins that cant even keep their desires in check, their meeting are practically an orgy.

And the characters are always going on about how their "bug" is superior, and is full of descriptions of bugs. You'll eventually wonder if they are even human, because they take more pride in having similarities to creepy crawlies than your fellow man.

Also this has a lot of events of when humans fight each other and say stuff like spider will win against mantis and the like.


All in all its a manga about how bugs are superior to man, and a world where its typical for human assassins to take after bugs.
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Interesting concept. Awful story.   
Rating: N/A
by Sapphiresky
January 26th, 2014, 1:19pm
Can't believe this was written by the same person who wrote Jackals, which IMO is a great manga.

Started out like it could have been an interesting story, though the plot devices were so-so. I was kind of disappointed when I realized the 'CEC', they were going on about was just a fake version of what sounded like Aspurger's. But I could get over that.

When the lolis started to flood in and tried to rapekill the poor girl was when I said NO.

My condolences (and a few lols) to the first commenters who were looking for 'romance with assassin-san'. No. You get disturbing romance between lolis who are seriously not right in the head.

Welcome to my dropped list, Arachnid. It's filled with lots of other dark ambiance seinen manga whose plots weren't enough to keep my interest. Try not to get beat up.
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Flawed   
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by Uthred
October 19th, 2013, 9:39am
Have to agree witht he poster below who said that its a bit silly but entertaining and that its marred by all the rape/sexual abuse stuff. Someone is nearly gang raped or implied to have been gang raped in every volume generally for no narrative purpose whatsoever
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Love it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by shilyte
April 2nd, 2013, 4:01pm
this manga is simple. simple plot simple characters simply great. sometimes you just wanna read something that doesn't require logic or deep thoughts. that's why i love this manga. i like bloody, gory, implausible mangas like these. after death note and a few others that left me feeling like i missed the point because of all the insane illogical basic rambling, this was a refreshing change. who'd have thought learning about insects could be this entertaining and easy to understand outside of the discovery channel. it's like reading about some violent insect kingdom except all the insects are in the shape of people. FUN STUFF at least for me
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If you want something weird, this could be it.   
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by Dright
March 15th, 2013, 2:36pm
Since I'm bored of the typical character types present in most manga, I was glad to find this manga.

It's not great from the point of view that it follows the typical shounen battle manga cliches as some have pointed out, however despite the predictable plot it has so far shown a lot of fun characters.

Now the real reason I wrote this comment: The student council head looks like Alyosha from http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=54487
Paticularly the hair (notice how the bangs cross in the middle). She's not a character you meet right away though so don't skip ahead! =D
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retarded but okay   
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by Aikanaro
June 12th, 2012, 5:29am
I thought it was dumb from the beginning, so I don't have the disappointed expectations that other people here have. It's fine if you realise that the whole premise of a spider-themed child assassin whose special power is magical-autism is stupid and take it from there. It's not good, but it's entertaining enough.

What I don't like though is the rape/sexual abuse fanservice. It's creepy.
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Lost potential   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by imercenary
June 7th, 2012, 5:25am
Theres not much to say here. The story starts off great with child abuse, murder/hitmen/assassination and the seedy child usage of the underworld.

And then throws the main character into a cliche high school setting shounen style. Instead of being an ultra-rare, ultra-awesome child fighter/assassin, its revealed that there are countless other ultra-rare, ultra-awesome child fighters/assassins yet they live perfectly normal lives within human society... in high school of course.

The story gets progressively typical from there. Theres the manipulative president (who has superpowers of course), the jock with a deranged sense of justice (who has superpowers of course) and the over-the-top pure maiden who has to be protected by the main character.
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Can't take it seriously   
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by ForteAtrox
June 4th, 2012, 2:25am
I read this and the beginning seemed really interesting then just at chapter 5 I started losing interest. I just can't take this whole 'assassin' thing seriously. And the whole arachnid thing is just kinda lame to me. I don't like the main girl because she seems so soulless, no personality really. ._. Bleh, had hopes but it was crushed~
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Wasted potential   
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by Pebble_
May 30th, 2012, 7:47pm
The beginning was very promising. Dark atmosphere, killers, apprentice surpassing her master, etc.
But then it steadily became more and more pointless fanservice and clichee. The 'roach' and the 'grasshopper' are gross clichee-characters with no real substance, there are no killings anymore (very inconsistent with the atmosphere in the beginning), no real dark ambience...
In a nutshell, this manga is headed towards crap ending at full speed. What a waste...
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Good start, getting more cliche.   
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by myopius
October 21st, 2011, 9:43am
Volume 1 encompasses a strong plot arc. Assassins who are men with sneers or whose faces look like death, Alice experiencing good character development while being "raised" by Kumo, and a real sense of dramatic tension. And aside from the whole "no one cares about a poor cute orphan schoolgirl" noir setting, no obtrusively unrealistic parts.

But suddenly starting from the second chapter of volume 2, the assassins are hot young women who have some insane or fetishistic obsession with Alice / killing, who is constantly taking clothing damage, and as of the most recent chapter might be threatened into performing some fetish acts? With the irresistible (to mangaka) cliche of (spoiler for a plot development in early volume 2)
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"bully becomes friend for seriously no apparent reason" (oh, but if that girl actually does die in the crossfire, all may be forgiven).

You could compare this manga to Karakuri Circus in many ways. The early conflicts are great, (spoiler for overall tone the series has started to take, roles characters play, and predictability)
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but they had the effect of setting up the protagonist as capable of turning any fight around, and now it's starting to feel like a shounen battle manga with some fanservice elements.

Still, the first 6 chapters were gold, it's just the last 3 that have been mediocre. Anyway, this manga starts out quite awesome, and is still pretty good, but it's turning more and more into Cynthia the Mission, a bit hard to take seriously. But by volume 4 it at least hasn't gone downhill enough to be canceled, so I expect the story to not fall below a certain level of quality. I'm not dropping it when the next chapter promises to be the assassin version of Nana to Kaoru anyway...

... Last updated on October 21st, 2011, 9:54am
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