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The demon queen subdued enormous and powerful monsters and slaughtered over half of the world's population. Surviving members of the human race elected a hero to slay the demon queen, beseeching release from her oppressive rule. However, he questions his mission to eradicate the monsters: in his opinion, they too are conscious and alive, and so he anguishes over that fact. Sheila the Demon Queen became interested in him and decides to join his journey, hiding her identity and planning to kill him after she has gained his trust. Immediately, however, she realizes that she's fallen in love with the hero, and hence their journey begins...


Related Series
Superior (Sequel)

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Bushido Angels
Snow Kiss Scanlations

Latest Release(s)
v.2 by ENXAME (1413d ago)
v.9 c.1b by Bushido Angels (1574d ago)
v.9 by ENXAME (1616d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
9 Volumes (Complete)

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User Reviews
Superior by okigen

8 topics, 67 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (1582 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.37 / 10.0
 33% (524 votes)
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 5% (74 votes)
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March 24th 2014, 9:31am PST

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Weekly Pos #176 increased(+10)
Monthly Pos #135 decreased(-8)
3 Month Pos #118 increased(+2)
6 Month Pos #109 decreased(-3)

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Forum Posts
shounen? 277 days, 20 hours, 45 minutes ago
honestly is thier ment to be a sequel to the ending 747 days, 9 hours, 52 minutes ago
Superior Wiki 1810 days, 3 hours, 38 minutes ago
Superior Grade Manga 1905 days, 5 hours, 40 minutes ago
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by shmanga123
August 13th, 2013, 2:51am
At first i was surprised as compared to the historical manga ive read superior was unoque the build up was amazig though it dragged on a tiny bit i honestly loved this manga cant wait till i find another manga like it smile the art was fantastic i would say this manga is UNDERATED. How the characters emotion builds uup and the confusion LOVED this manga
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In the top five   
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by Ariaofthesong
August 6th, 2013, 11:14pm
Superior is one of my top five favorite manga in the whole wide world. Why? Because the art is beautiful, the plot is intriguing, and the characters are cool as hell. It is a great manga, just give it a chance. Yes, the beginning is a little rocky and the ideals of the Hero are cliche. He has his reasons, don't just think that he wont kill because he's an average shounen hero. You can identify with all the characters, even the ones that come into play later. You can even relate to the poor walking head grandpa. And the artwork is beautiful and elegant (as it progresses) and you are instantly drawn in.

While there are several problems, I find that they are so insignificant that it is possible to just read it and enjoy it.

Oh, for anyone that wants to know (in no specific order) my faves, here

1.)Taiyou no Ie
2.)Red River
3.)Usotsuki Lily
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Commentor below me: whaaaaa???   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Aadieu
July 15th, 2013, 10:47pm
It IS totally luv it or hate it!'s silly, it's sappy, it borders on the ridiculous, it's got some ho-yay and eye-blistering amounts of bishies - BUUUUUT, it's just sooo dang charming and sweet that most of us don't seem to care!!!!

hence: PURE WIN.
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I'm honestly surprised   
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by pokepika2410
May 24th, 2013, 11:34pm
This is my first comment basically ever, so please bear with me.

I really liked the art style and the characters, as sappy as they are sometimes. The plot overall is pretty straightforward to the point that whatever vague idea you have of the ending (besides a "plot twist" or two) is probably quite accurate. I'm a little surprised by how highly rated it is, but if you want some fantasy adventure cliche because you love some aspects of fantasy but don't have enough time to read lots of them (like me), then Superior is a pretty good option.

This is just my try on putting my opinion out there. Whether it's a good thing or a bad thing, this series compelled me to type out a comment, so it's definitely "something." It's not a 1, but it's not a 10 either, and I think some people who commented are really invested in only a few aspects and only raging or fangirling about those parts. Like most things, it's not just "love it or hate it." Only the reader can form his or her own opinion, and I just hope that I cleared up some misconceptions about Superior.
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Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Bleach-No1-Manga
March 26th, 2013, 1:52pm
I would have loved this manga if not for one thing : MC Prinicipal view (in other words BullSH*t)

The male character has this annoying trait which albeit few other Shonen heroes share, "I can't kill coz all lives are valuable" BS

according to the MR.Hero of this manga Rapists, killers, Murderers etc are all EQUALS and deserves the same treatment (aka morality Bullsh*t galore)

Seriously this manga had sooo much potential, when i read the synopsis abt a Hero and Villain teaming up and going along a journey i was excited and some of the fans even told me that the Devil goes through alot of character development but how could i even reach that point when this OH SO GHANDIAN MR.Hero is there to annoy me at every page with his oh soo BS Philosophy

how i wish the MC was just pure badass dude minus all that morality bs i am sure i would have loved it more

... Last updated on March 26th, 2013, 1:52pm
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by zengoats
January 16th, 2013, 5:55pm
Maybe I came in with unreasonable expectations, but this manga received a lot of good reviews, so I assumed it'd be at least decent. Honestly, there's nothing special about it, and the romance was lukewarm at best. It tries to incorporate some fantasy elements, but it didn't do much for the characters or the plot. Everything about this manga just seemed very stale, and it feels like the same old shoujo characters superimposed in a fantasy environment. That being said, there's nothing terrible in this manga, and it doesn't particularly offend me, so I think it's a solid 5.
I guess I would recommend this to people who're really into both fantasy and shoujo, but all in all, I think this is a skip.
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Rating: 5.6 / 10.0
by asmageddon
December 5th, 2012, 10:27am
I started reading this manga after being lured in by the interestingly-sounding premise and finished it quickly and if I had to sum up the story, my words would be: "Who cares?".

Unfortunately Superior is just another low-quality manga based on coincidences and misunderstandings, with both romance and drama lacking any depth or weight. It represents human(and monster) psyche in a very simplistic and immature way that makes it hard to like the characters - they're just plot objects and not real personalities.

All in all, it's somewhat enjoyable, especially if your standards aren't very high but forgettable and severely overrated(8.47/10 as of the time of writing). I give it 5.6/10.

... Last updated on December 6th, 2012, 6:16am
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by konbanya
November 20th, 2012, 5:35pm
Well, I stumbled across this manga late one night when I was bored of my PS3.
Me, I'm the type of person who can read and enjoy many genres of manga whether they be shounen, shoujo, and pretty much anything except yaoi ones. Anyway to the review..

Storyline was how you say, pretty linear. There were not any filler chapters or any "useless ones", every chapter felt to me like it contributed to the storyline.

The art wasn't something I would bash on this manga, it was pretty nice to see a hero change facial expressions for once.. cough cough Bleach. The action scenes were sometimes a little hard to tell what's going on though.

Finally, if you're the type of person who enjoys fantasy, and sword & sorcery type manga's, with some romance thrown in there, give this a read. I found it to be an okay read. ;D
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Un-Believably STUPID !   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Tru+Point
September 14th, 2012, 2:19am
Story = Unique , about Mighty Queen who fallen in commoner
Art = Worst, Shoujou-ish style ( see Gantz/Yotsubato, Beserk and Dorohedoro for best Art )
Platform = Medieval + Fantasy ( read Claymore/Beserk for best reference )

Why STUPID ? Here's the case ;
- This person (she/he) anihillate "over 1/2 population" people and monster of the world -

The Reason :
- For opening a manga or background story, its TOO MUCH! Its ridicilous and propeterous !
- How he/she do that ? 'cause later this person is easy to be hurt, poisoned and defeating enemies need a strategy.
- What she/he kill of 1/2 population of the world ? an old man? a kid? a rat?
- How it can be accomplished? Posion, a bom?
- And how long ? A month, a year ?
- And what about a village, a country or a kingdom ?
- Even worse her/his identity remain mistery, by the rest of people and monster, and by the hero whose parent been killed!

This is very ridicilous, made me wondering those question above and write this so people can understand how "garbage" this manga is.

It would be nice if the background story like :
- a world war between human, monster, demon, etc and she/he is the only survival and the story begin after that -

I have read many manga and there is no hero nor enemies could accomplished something big, only with simple background character for their char. development/

She's demon queen so it happened! ( from where, planet seiya?)

... Last updated on September 14th, 2012, 2:23am
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Cliche and Predictable, but therein lies the charm   
Rating: 8.2 / 10.0
by Suxinn
July 8th, 2012, 5:35am
This is a very typical fantasy-romance story.

But, that's not altogether a bad thing, of course.

Superior is a manga that takes all those romance cliches and plays it completely straight. Demon King (or, rather, Queen)? Check. Magnanimous hero who refuses to kill anyone except the Demon King? Check. And, now, all that's left is for them to fall in love!! Check.

Don't get me wrong. I personally really enjoyed Superior. It's a wonderful manga. The romance is really cliche at times, and the comedy falls flat more often than not... The characters are all likable and enjoyable enough, but after their initial appearances/arcs, most of them remain completely static. (Actually, I can't recall a single character developing as a character after their backstory, etc. was resolved.)

But, regardless, I like it.

Simply put, Superior is a manga with a lot of flaws, but it's not really a manga to be taken completely seriously or for the reader to be deeply invested. (The mangaka does try to make the drama compelling, and some of it is, but most of it isn't. Still, it's enjoyable enough.) As long as you are able to overlook these flaws and just take everything as they come, you'll probably enjoy Superior. It's certainly a wild ride, and I really did like it while it lasted.

Now, if you hate the romance/fantasy genre or can't stand cliches, this manga is obviously not for you. It's certainly enjoyable, but it really isn't one to change opinions. It's really more of a "guilty pleasure" than anything because, in terms of story or characters, it really falls flat. Where Superior truly shines is in its simple ability to make the audience enjoy the story, regardless of how ridiculous it is.
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