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Asano Katsuya is an US trained psychiatrist who had been recruited by the Tokyo Police Department to provide a profile through the victims’ data. Based on Asano’s profile and recommendation, an elaborate plan was put in place to lure the serial killer out. It was within months the plan bore a successful result. After three years and twelve victims, Shinohara Keiji was finally in the police custody. Shinohara had promised a thorough confession, however, on the absolute term that Asano has to be the one to receive it. Besides the curious request by the killer whom Asano was only familiar with on paper, disturbing nightmares began to plague him as soon as he was given the case…


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Gen no Tsumi
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1 Volume (Ongoing)
10 DJ Chapters (Ongoing)

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Average: 9.5 / 10.0 (62 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.57 / 10.0
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March 16th 2014, 10:57pm PST



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Original Publisher
Guilt|Pleasure (original CHN/ENG doujinshi)
Libre Shuppan (Japanese serialization)

Serialized In (magazine)
Be x Boy GOLD (Libre Shuppan)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
801 Media (1 Volume - Ongoing)
Guilt|Pleasure (10 Chapters - Ongoing, Print/Digital)

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Weekly Pos #453 increased(+74)
Monthly Pos #593 decreased(-149)
3 Month Pos #363 increased(+129)
6 Month Pos #493 increased(+39)

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Fantastic Artwork, Interesting Dark Story   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Moria Polonius
February 16th, 2014, 10:40am
The artwork is amazing, one of the best I've ever seen and probably the best I've seen in yaoi (if we qualify this as yaoi). The artist does know her anatomy.

Volume 1 is definitely entirely of the horror crime variety and not hot wrong boinking variety. The warnings of rape and torture should be treated seriously because the atmosphere of pain, fear and insanity in Asano's nightmares is choking. The reader fairly quickly realizes what's going on with the nightmares is... only to be surprised that no, this isn't what's going on. Not exactly at least. ( In chapter 8 to be exact, as far as I managed to read.) Then the story turns into more than the "serial killer is obsessed with the one who cracked his case". And from teasers of next chapters, apparently a romantic non-sick relationship for Asano isn't out of question, which is the most surprising of all.

What's different about this manga from all others on the similar topic is how realistic and adult it. (Aside from the fact that a dangerous serial killer is held in a secret holding facility with just one guard instead of a maximum security prison... I mean, seriously? Fortunately the plot development explains this, but that setup is still a stretch.) Asano's interaction with Shinohara are about what one could imagine interactions between a professional detached psychologist and an insane serial killer could be. The first one speaks in a professional and detached manner and the other in an insane and creepy manner. And, you know, in manga such basics are not a given. The pace is good - I've seen people complain that it's too slow, but in my opinion it's just right, most manga usually rush things which can ruin the atmosphere.

I'm really curious which direction this story will go.
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Psychological crime thriller with yaoi elements   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by McCamyTaylor
August 11th, 2013, 1:03pm
If you don't like M/M don't read it. However, this is not romance. This is a psychological thriller in which the author hints early on that what you think you are seeing and hearing may not be the whole truth, much like the film "The Conversation." Great Art.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by shinobipopcorn
April 13th, 2013, 7:53am
Picked up a Japanese copy and the art is amazing. If you are a fan of crime stores, detectives, pain, psychology, even well drawn men, you should pick this up. I can't say much about the plot since my Japanese is rather fuzzy, but it's worth a chance.

I really want to read this in English, but copies are going for triple digits on the internet. Let's hope it gets a reprint, the book really deserves a wider audience. Since the original is a BexBoy comic, the kanji have furigana. So if you think you can translate it on your own, it will be a little easier.

Edit: Scratch that, it turns out the authors put the English chapters up on Kobo. They're sold by chapter, and you can order copies of the doujins on their site. Totally worth the price.

... Last updated on May 14th, 2013, 1:00am
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Very Promising Yaoi Crime Story   
Rating: N/A
by 2old4yaoi
July 1st, 2012, 7:48pm
I love what I read in this book so far. 801 Media did a great job publishing volume 1 - it's simply gorgeous! Keiji's role in Katsuya's nightmare can almost be likened to Freddy from Friday the 13th. Except in this case, he can't control the psychological pleasure admist the turtorous pain his enemy inflict. It will be interesting to see know how Katsuya get to be this way & if through his vulnerability, he will soon descend into madness. I just hope the author & artist will not take another 2 years to produce the 2nd volume. I'm fine with more novel essays if we can move on more quickly with this story so please... work faster! :-)
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