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Area D - Inou Ryouiki  
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The "prison survival action" story is set after the sudden emergence of special powers in certain pockets of humanity. To deal with these so-called "Altered," a mysterious remote island prison named "Area D" was built.


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Associated Names
Зона D
에이리어D 이능영역
Area D
AREA D 異能領域

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Latest Release(s)
c.122 by Imperial Scans (17d ago)
c.121 by Imperial Scans (31d ago)
c.120 by Imperial Scans (35d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
12 Volumes (Ongoing)

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Average: 7.4 / 10.0 (307 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.34 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 9th 2015, 12:24am PST



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Good arts decent story line   
Rating: N/A
by Akatsubaki
August 2nd, 2015, 7:33pm
Story is okay, not too impressive, but still enjoyable. Drawing is done very well. I prefer the story to stay with the first character introduced, developed him more since he has potential to be a hero. But he was cast aside to be a support character of the almighty hero. All the hype they have for the hero is a bit overwhelming for me.
So far, I'm not fond of the time skip: change in the story and characters. With just a short period of time skip, i felt like missing a lot of things in the story. I'll wait for a while to see how the story progress for this series.
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Really enjoyed this   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by darkmanifest
May 17th, 2015, 6:05pm
Have read every chapter available up until now, and it's a great manga, with gorgeous art (only to be expected from the same artist who did Shin Angyo Onshi, another fantastic manwha), likeable characters, and a compelling story. The hero (who is not who you think it will be after the first few chapters) initially seems like your typical shounen guy who wins based solely on power, luck, and determination, but this guy has an actual brain to go with all of that, and he uses it frequently in combat, which is really well drawn and entertaining. The superpowers presented are surprisingly original - you'll see some stuff here the X-Men actually didn't do first - and the plot stays consistent, interesting, and moves along at a brisk clip. Just about every character has their moment in the spotlight, and there's a strong element of nakama going on here, you know, the power of companionship and changing people's hearts, which I very much enjoy; very few characters here I didn't eventually come to like and sympathize with. There's a healthy dollop of scantily clad chicks and a few ecchi moments, but nothing gross, and no romance.

Only reason it doesn't get a 10 is because it's not done yet, I'm not terribly happy with the turn the story's taken as of the latest release, and even the best manga can still go to hell before the end, but I'm hoping this'll be different. Highly recommended.
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by liquidsin
January 14th, 2014, 9:21am
This had potential until the actual main character was revealed. After that, the series took a turn down $@!# lane and never came back.

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
The original character is introduced with the ability to break down anything non-living into it's components. Let that sink in for a second... There's so much that you could do with this ability.
  • create a shrapnel explosion by possibly changing the rate an object is disassembled at.
  • arm himself. I've never seen him with a weapon in hand and yet there are countless things he could destroy to salvage a metal pipe or steel bar from.
  • complete access to anywhere on the island. Locks would fall apart and doors would crumble to his touch. He could take apart walls and the floors of any building for what would be essentially 3-dimensional movement.
  • control the area around himself. For example, he could collapse walls / various objects to block paths and then make traps by creating weak spots in existing structures (i.e. partially deconstruct an object).

In 64 chapters, though, he has disabled a bomb (that he walked up to and touched) and collapsed a building...

... Last updated on February 8th, 2014, 7:11am
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Uh, how the   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by SOSAnimeBoy
November 26th, 2013, 10:15am
heck is the storyline in this manga beginning to go the same direction as Defense Devil (manga by the same artist but different author)? What I mean is, both mangas started the same way, with an interesting storyline and then suddenly got foot-in-mouth disease.

(le sigh)
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This could have turned out better   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by TundraDweller
November 4th, 2013, 2:06am
In the beginning this manga showed great promise. The art was first class. The story seemed like it might be great too. The characters were kinda meh even back then. The MC, or who I and everyone thought was the MC, had an interesting ability and seemed like he could be developed wonderfully as well as the story progressed.

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Chapter 57 now, the MC turned out to be another tall long-white-haired guy who has a unique and powerful ability. Plus, the girls all get the feels after encountering him. He wows everyone. The kid we thought was the MC? I don't even remember where he is now. Srsly. He faded into the background as soon as he had fulfilled his role of giving the reader an idea of what an altered could face. And it turns out he isn't even representative of most altered.

After 57 chapters, the art continues to be awesome. The story has gone down a steep hill. The characters are marginally better. Area D is not an interesting manga at all anymore. <--- My opinion.

... Last updated on November 4th, 2013, 2:07am
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It's alright   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by DarrisonSaber
September 22nd, 2012, 5:53pm

Area D is an alright story. It got very good art but the story lacks. The plot isn't very fresh as it's almost like a rip off deadman wonderland just like the reviewers below me had stated. But what's even worse is the characters themselves. Their personality and actions are very superficial, and only serve to move the plot and have no really relate-able reasons behind them. It seems like they don't have a mind of their own; they only do what's necessary to keep the story alive. And there's the crap about friendship, I dont mind being lectured about friendship, but not to this extend, which kills the appeal for this manga to me.
Sooooo, if you are a person who doesn't mind the superficial character combine with a somewhat horrible plot, you might just enjoy this story.
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Not really   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by SSJR2
March 27th, 2012, 4:28pm
i dont know how you can say its terrible after seeing the first two chapters, i agree that it is similar to Deadman wonderland and i am still waiting to see how the story will develop but its shows a lot of promise with great art and action and interesting abilities so yea its worth watching a bit more before giving that kind of judgment. i do have a problem with how this artist previous work (defense devil) turned out but since there is a different author im hoping for the best since i do like this persons artwork

... Last updated on March 27th, 2012, 4:31pm
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