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Seikon no Qwaser  
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Description
The St. Mikhailov Academy student Oribe Mafuyu comes across a mysterious silver haired boy. He is called a Qwaser, a being that draws power from Soma and is able to manipulate a specific element. And now, in the 21st century, the mystery revolving around an Icon turns the academy into the battlegrounds for the fight between the Qwaser!

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
圣痕炼金士
聖痕のクェイサー
聖痕鍊金士
성흔의 퀘이서
Seikon no Kueisa
The Qwaser of Stigmata

Groups Scanlating
Cougarpeople
For The Halibut
Illacrimo Imber Scans
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Latest Release(s)
v.11 c.50 by Twisted Hel Scans (150d ago)
v.11 c.49 by Twisted Hel Scans (277d ago)
v.11 c.48 by Twisted Hel Scans (313d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
18 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Volume 1 (Season 1)
Ends at Volume 11 (Season 2)

User Reviews
N/A

Forum
6 topics, 30 posts
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User Rating
Average: 7.4 / 10.0 (320 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.36 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 8th 2014, 8:22pm PST


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Year
2006

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Champion RED (Akita Shoten)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Tokyopop (2 Volumes - Defunct)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #827 increased(+52)
Monthly Pos #1056 increased(+76)
3 Month Pos #1364 increased(+81)
6 Month Pos #1369 decreased(-173)

List Stats
On 1903 reading lists
On 908 wish lists
On 132 unfinished lists
On 265 custom lists

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Forum Posts
content vs. tags/categories...? 383 days, 3 hours, 4 minutes ago
Question 882 days, 20 hours, 50 minutes ago
New Seikon no Qwaser Anime Temporarily Listed 997 days, 11 hours, 11 minutes ago
Seikon no Quasar anime!? o_O;; 997 days, 11 hours, 15 minutes ago
Seikon no Quasar 997 days, 11 hours, 21 minutes ago

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Disconnection   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Accipiter
December 2nd, 2008, 10:57pm
The story is interesting, the characters are neat, and the art is excellent, especially when it comes to the girls in various stages of undress. However there is frequently a feeling of disconnection from chapter to chapter that leaves me wondering if I missed one in between.
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It was... entertaining?   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by enaikelt
January 15th, 2012, 10:26pm
There were SO many bad things about this manga, but somehow, it managed to pull off a fairly entertaining story nonetheless. I was quite honestly surprised... and no, it's not one that relies solely on big boobs. I suppose if you were really into those the entertainment factor would skyrocket, though.

So what's bad about it?

Well, like other people have mentioned, there's occasionally a huge disconnect between chapters and scenes. Sometimes you just won't have a clue where you are, when in the timeline it is, and what on earth anyone is doing. It's jarring.

Secondly, the Anime Catholicism is somehow strangely offensive even if you come in prepared for it. I'm more or less used to awful Japanese misinterpretations of Catholicism by now... but when I first ran across them I was like THIS MAKES NO SENSE! WHAT IS THIS?!, and this is seriously one of the weirder ones.

Furthermore, the author doesn't do a good job of the setting right at the beginning. He never really explains the structure of the Adepts and... and the other people... in a simple fashion. Wikipedia is crucial in understanding the plot, and even then it seems like things happen just so they can happen. There's a prophecy from a random book, a bunch of meaningless but cool-looking religious symbolism, a lot of Russian that is probably madly hilarious to anyone who speaks Russian... you get the picture.

Finally, as for the ecchi factor.. holy crap it was wildly disturbing. That's not to say it wasn't well-drawn, but Wildly. Disturbing. Tentacle. Things. They are there. They abound.


But for all that it somehow managed to make a good story. It was very focused, for one thing. It meandered off into side characters now and again, but for the most part it focused on really establishing a solid core group of main characters who people could sympathize with. I particularly liked Sasha and how the author occasionally lampshaded his tsundere tendencies, lol. I still have no clue what on earth he's fighting for though.

It has sprinkles of humour throughout, and the battle scenes are pretty decent and easy to follow. Mostly. The romance/character development between Sasha and Mafuyu is far more adorable and much less depraved than what you'd expect for a manga with this much sex, and was a major plus point (if you discount that Sasha is just barely legal... in Japan. Which is saying something.) The author does a decent job with recognizable characters, and doesn't fall into the Loads and Loads of Characters trope... much.

Overall it's worth a try if you're looking to kill time with a battle manga and are not easily offended.

Or if you're really looking hard for drawings of people breast-feeding, for some reason.

... Last updated on January 15th, 2012, 10:45pm
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Art   
Rating: N/A
by Felo1
May 23rd, 2009, 11:50am
Think of it as an artbook, forget about the whole plot and just look at the art and you will love this manga.
Now about breast feeding ...
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Well, it's added to my reading list   
Rating: N/A
by myopius
April 6th, 2007, 7:43pm
This is a very dark series, judging from the first chapter... also, there are a lot of reference you can't keep up with easily (the scanlation links to Wikipedia several times, actually). The end of chapter 1 also has some depressing foreshadowing. Hmm...

Yes, the nipple sucking power restoration mechanism is a bit unusual, but, well, it makes for some pretty awesome ecchi (or should that be smut?).
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Tits   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Seijurou
November 28th, 2011, 12:11am
LMAO @ felo1's comment. XD

Oh, and @ the guy who compared it to the Big Three . . . LOL.

Anyways, despite the flaws, this manga is pretty good. Yes, there is some disconnection between chapters, and yes, there is a lot to follow for the average Wikipedia-less person, but remember the most important thing . . .



BOOOOOOOBS!!!!!
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Weird concepts but interesting nonetheless   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by JuggaloWarrior
September 10th, 2008, 7:56am
Good story that follows the same ecchiness of Mai Otome and Mai Hime, though some might find the mixing of Orthodox practices with breast sucking to gain power a little sacrilege. Wish it were scanlated a little faster, I do wanna read more.
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I like it   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Heirojero
April 18th, 2007, 2:02am
I like the art in this manga, and the story is defiently promising.
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followed the story ok   
Rating: N/A
by flamefire28
October 4th, 2012, 8:38pm
i followed the story pretty well and it wasn't well put together but i still enjoyed it to whatever extent it had and to the guy who made that negima comment i find that offensive since negima is my fav manga and the fanservice is mostly in the beginning volumes compare volume 1 to volume 14 and you'll think they're 2 completely different stories
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not bad   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Nainodel
September 2nd, 2008, 1:24pm
i like it, nice art, have a nice vibe...but this ortodox babbling is really annoying - don't know of how much defacement this is, but the names really look unnatural, and hard to read/remember (especially the Cyrillic parts)
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Different   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by dreamscape
March 26th, 2014, 5:34pm
There are some obvious debatable concepts in this manga that other commenters have already addressed, so I won't get into those; however, I do want to point out some other aspects of the manga that I think set it apart.

For one, the element-based abilities are an interesting science/fantasy touch that I really enjoy. They make for good action scenes, too. The abilities are closely connected to the overarching plot, but I still have a lot of story to go to see how it unravels--which is one of the fun things about an interesting story/setting, of course!

I also really like Sasha as a male lead, and I think he's a relatively rare find in the ecchi/harem genre. Generally, I find male leads in harem manga to be boring, weak, undeveloped, and possessing of little to no redeeming qualities whatsoever. (The fact that the target demographic is male is no excuse for slacking on development of male characters. Fortunately, some of the newer harem anime/manga seem to have gotten better about this. But, I digress!) Sasha is strong, intelligent, driven by a dark past, and shows development in several areas throughout the story, such as abilities, emotions, and relationships. He also gets a well-deserved amount of "screen time," unlike other male leads, who seem to only exist so their little sisters have someone to jump on in the morning.

Even though I generally dislike products of the harem genre, I still think the story and characters of Qwaser make it worthwhile, even for other female manga fans. If the excessive fan service will bother you, then of course proceed with caution.

Otherwise, I really do recommend giving it a try! As a straight female, this recommendation comes completely uninfluenced by the generous display of breasts. smile

... Last updated on March 26th, 2014, 8:30pm
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