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Kengan Ashura  
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Description
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Since the Edo periods of Japan, gladiator arenas exist in certain areas. In these arenas, wealthy business owners and merchants hire gladiators to fight in unarmed combat where winner takes all. Tokita Ouma, nicknamed "Ashura", joins these arenas and devastates his opponents. His spectacular ability to crush his enemies catches the attention of the big business owners, including the Nogi Group chairman, Nogi Hideki.

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Associated Names
ケンガンアシュラ
拳愿阿修罗
Kengan Asura

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Latest Release(s)
v.11 c.84 by Hokuto no Gun (8d ago)
v.11 c.83 by Hokuto no Gun (30d ago)
v.11 c.82 by Hokuto no Gun (36d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
22 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (46 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.32 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 20th 2017, 4:36pm PST


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Year
2012

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Serialized In (magazine)
Ura Sunday (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #576 decreased(-176)
Monthly Pos #560 (No change)
3 Month Pos #517 decreased(-74)
6 Month Pos #399 decreased(-134)

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On 458 reading lists
On 227 wish lists
On 8 unfinished lists
On 81 custom lists

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Super Underrated   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by SSJR2
February 26th, 2017, 10:41am
Man this series is good so far and im glad i found it and a great time catching up on it. Also i have be added benefit of not having read Baki yet so in this review i wont constantly compare it to that and give it more of its own chance which i dont think some of the other comments did.
Anyway starting with the art its pretty great so far. I love the detail and sketch style of everything and the uqiue character designs and even the weird body proportions at times. it really looks great.
The arction is also really good too as it has that style of super human type martial artist as well as the detailed descriptions of the human body and its structure and inner workings to explain whats happening. Although its not always accurate (cause these are put to the extreme) its still interesting to read. Plus i really like the unique-ness of each fighter. They all have their own style both in martial arts and character design. I would really love it if this ever got a fighting game (and it was done well). I could easily see this series done in the street fighter, Marvel vs Capcom or even tekken style (maybe).
Anyway in terms of the story its a pretty straight forward Underground fight tornemant style but to a larger and way more critical scale then normal (as they are a lot of super rich and world leaders controlling this). So yea the story is okay so far cause its straight forward. Most of the fighers and side characters are interesting too but some arent and kind of just a distraction (like this supporting old man character). That and the way some arcs take a long time to start is probably my only issues with this so far. Over all id give it 8/10 (but i put 10 cause i feel the overall rating is too low). With the lost of a lot of Martial arts series i used to read (like The Breaker, HSDK, Feng Shen Ji etc) its nice to find some others to start to fill that gap. i know this isnt new but i just found it so yea its new to me.

... Last updated on February 26th, 2017, 10:46am
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A modern Baki, and to me a better one   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Baldulf
October 13th, 2016, 3:19pm
Clearly inspired on the classic Baki, Kengan Ashura does one thing well, it never takes itself too seriously.

The series flows constantly between ultraviolence and dark comedy, never letting a lightly developed plot in the way of the action. Its like a fighting game from the 90s where common sense is thrown out of the window while tournament of freaks of nature and psychos unfolds.

The art is vibrant and modern, with the craziest facial expressions and over the top moves you can find. Its not as detailed as Baki and it doesnt has the same finesse and attention to anatomy, once again you should find better comparisons in a 2D figthing game.

The combats (disregarding the initial ones) are ligthning fast never dragging for too long and really entertaining.

A diamond in the rough which gets better with every volume, and possibly a future classic.
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I agree with mr TaoPaiPai.   
Rating: N/A
by mercio
February 23rd, 2016, 11:28am
Even the art is a toned down version of Baki. Well, to those who are used to Baki's ridiculous art and expression it's annoying. It's like almost sneezing then it disappeared.

Story wise it's a straight rip off. If you read any Baki series you'll know. I don't mind rip off if you do it properly. This is just half assed effort.
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hurm   
Rating: N/A
by TaoPaiPai
January 11th, 2016, 8:55am
a boring Baki , Tough kind of story
makes up a silly fantasy underground fight world very much like in the baki universe
and magical fighters start to show up with long explenations on silly moves and super skills
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