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Description
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The end of the civil war signaled the start of the industrial revolution in the United States and immigrants from all over the world traveled to find their American dream. But what awaited the majority of them was poverty, discrimination, and hopelessness. Manhattan, New York was full of immigrants flooding through the ports and the 6th district, Five Points, was considered at the time, the world’s worst slum. The mobsters corrupted the entire area, including the police by paying them off; Five Points was the mob's territory and they were the law.

But even Five Points, where there seemed to be nothing but robbery, prostitution, and murder, showed some signs of hope. Luke Burns was an honest and righteous teenager who realized that the mob was the cause of their harsh lifestyle and that joining the mobsters would not bring him the American dream. But his older brother, Brad Burns, had become an assassin for the biggest mob group of Five Points, the Grave Diggers, a secret he kept from Luke for his own protection. Brad was known as the Grim Reaper and his reputation preceded him as a ruthless and skilled killer. [vyc]

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
グリーン・ブラッド
Green Blood ล้างเลือดทรชน

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Latest Release(s)
v.4 c.35 by MangaStream (137d ago)
v.4 c.34 by MangaStream (142d ago)
v.4 c.33 by MangaStream (151d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
5 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (163 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.66 / 10.0
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February 26th 2014, 4:41pm PST


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Year
2011

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Serialized In (magazine)
Young Magazine (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Weekly Pos #732 increased(+290)
Monthly Pos #1630 increased(+46)
3 Month Pos #1973 increased(+151)
6 Month Pos #2172 decreased(-1798)

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On 796 reading lists
On 380 wish lists
On 321 completed lists
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The art is awesome and the story could be better   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by TundraDweller
November 5th, 2013, 12:23pm
Once their journey really began after things were settled in the town, I think that's when this manga really took off. Before that the art was awesome but the story was kinda boring. Now there are possibilities, but the storytelling is still not improving as much as I had hoped. And the actual events are kinda boring. I have a feeling they'd be chasing the father for a long time, with whole arcs dedicated to them dealing with his minions, one by one. Sounds boring, no?
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Deadwood without balls or logic   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by residentgrigo
May 5th, 2013, 8:54am
Kakizaki Masasumi sure can draw but his writing skills are just so so. Rainbow had a very strong first arc and went to total mediocrity and over the top drama after that(Holy convenient magical cancer Batman !) but this one bored me from the first chapter. It feel like a Shonen Jump action series with a bit of boobs and and blood.
The characters are just too cliche. A main characters who wields a Gunblade in a historical setting(I was a soldier and guns and baldes don´t mix at all), a whore with a heart of gold girlfriend(no more of these please) and the dudley do-right younger brother who represents the innocent side of our oh so conflicted main character.
Why would i want to read about those people after marathoning Deadwood last month ?
Proper historical mangas by japanese writers like Billy Bat, Berserk, Cestus and Vinland Saga are mostly well researched but this one just isn´t. No one behaves "american", the main character is the worst in that regard and very little realism is to be had. A gangster murders a naked prostitute on the open street and no one cares.
When in history did stuff like this happen ? Why did Brad shoot his girlfriend just to proof her "innocent heart" ?
This is worse then Jake in Residnet Evil 6 (random i know) but i had to drop it after that one.
Watch Deadwood or Unforgiven. Hell the sucky Gangs of New York is better.
Even Steel Ball Run was a better "western" than this. Just read Alejandro Jodorowsky western instead.
All in all i have to say that the art is good but the "story" is bad.

... Last updated on May 5th, 2013, 9:05am
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response to GoldenKaos   
Rating: N/A
by zin-chan
February 9th, 2013, 7:03pm
god I hate having to do this but I have to strongly disagree with GoldenKaos over the vinland saga comparison, I know exactly what you mean when you talk about the japanese personality all over the western setting and I agree a lot of manga have this, and I feel the same but vinland saga is so not one of them. it reminds me of historie and cesare, I felt it was dramatized but I didn't feel the mangaka stamped it with japanese traits, it was not uncomfortable and I did get into the story naturally without the jarring reminders you talked about so he clearly did a lot of research, so I assume you were looking with biased mindset and found what you were looking for.
As for green blood I agree with you but there are times when things are so ridiculous that I stop and times when I overlook it and soldier on, but I haven't made up my mind about this yet.
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Good   
Rating: N/A
by Here_And_Now
November 4th, 2012, 4:44pm
So far this manga is good. Every time a new chapter is out I race to read it as fast as possible. I just can't wait to find out what happens next. It's violent, gritty, endearing, intriguing, and suspenseful. No, it's not historically accurate, but that's okay. Anytime you read a story by an author who isn't from the area/time period the story takes place in it's just best to read it with the mind frame that the place is fictional and just enjoy the ride. Of course a manga written for Japanese and Asian audiences isn't going to be full of American truths and ideals; odds are it wouldn't be as well received. Quit quit nitpicking and griping. Read it for the story it is and ignore the fact that it is supposed to take place in America if historical inaccuracy bothers you.
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agree with gripe   
Rating: N/A
by SwallowedGod
October 28th, 2012, 6:49pm
overall its still a good story but every single thing gripe said is the same problem I have with this manga just plain unrealistic aside from the forcing immigrants into prostitution a gang dispute in the 5 points and the police corruption
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Gripe with Japanese characters in historical Western settings.   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by GoldenKaos
July 12th, 2012, 9:03am
And the gunblade. And the gang tatoos.
First point is that they insert Japanese people, with their Japanese outlooks and views and mannerisms and so on, into a Western skin. For the home audience, it works because they can't really see anything wrong or really see the difference. For the Western audience, it's a little cringeworthy to see someone say something that a Japanese person would say, but a Western person from that period would never, ever say. I first came across this in Vinland Saga where it isn't so obvious, but it's worse in this one.
Second, the revolver gunblade. Please don't bring Final Fantasy weapons into a 'historical' setting.
Third, gang members would never have such a blatant sign of their gang affiliation *tatooed* onto them.
This essentially some kind of ronin 'I have to do unpleasant things to fulfil my loved one's dream' but in a badly-done historical setting. I'll keep an eye out, but so far, meh.

P.S. I wish I could overlook the glaring historical inaccuracies. I really wish I could. But when your first four non-colour pages is basically a historical documentary setting up the stage, it breeds some expectations of adhering to that history further down the line. Not to mention that you could just have easily have created a fictional immigrant port-town to be in America or even created a different world altogether with perfectly similar New World/immigrants with big dreams themes running through it. But it's based in Five Points, Manhattan, New York, as real a place as you can get, and they bring out revolver gunblades? Really? It plain doesn't work.
Add that to the fact that the Irish Catholic immigrant (little brother) is speaking like a dutiful/polite Japanese man and not at all like any European ever, (that goes for every character to some degree, but he's a stand-out) and I can't take this manga seriously at all, which is bad since it tries very hard to be serious.

P.P.S. Response to zin-chan: It's *very* sparse in Vinland Saga, almost non-existent, like a line here or there that is obviously Japanese mentality and not Western. It's not very noticable at all and I'd say 98% of it is actually fine, it's just the only thing I could think of as a comparison at the time.

... Last updated on March 14th, 2013, 7:21am
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Looks good.   
Rating: N/A
by Pebble_
June 1st, 2012, 7:13am
I wonder why this wasn't picked up by a scanlation group yet. The art is absolutely gorgeous, the dark atmosphere is accurately set, the protagonist is charismatic, the rough-shape of plot is very promising.
So, I'm hoping I'll be able to read more in the future!
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