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Yuu is a high school kid who doesn't really fit anywhere. To find a place he can belong, be accepted, he will do anything. However one thing leads to another and he is forced to fight to keep his place, his holyland.


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Associated Names
Holy Land

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.1-10 by Illuminati-Manga (1980d ago)
v.17 c.161-170 by Illuminati-Manga (1980d ago)
v.18 c.171-182 (end) by Illuminati-Manga (1980d ago)
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18 Volumes (Complete)

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Holyland by darknova42
Holyland by The Doctor

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User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (1205 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.64 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 10th 2016, 3:42am PST



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Young Animal (Hakusensha)

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Weekly Pos #355 increased(+75)
Monthly Pos #489 increased(+31)
3 Month Pos #539 increased(+22)
6 Month Pos #535 decreased(-24)

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I recommend this Holyland manga!!? 1210 days, 7 hours, 12 minutes ago
Ending discussion (spoilers!!!) 1487 days, 18 hours, 16 minutes ago
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Absolutely AMAZING!!   
Rating: N/A
by linzvsworld
February 4th, 2013, 9:53pm
the character development, the fighting scenes, the blood, the crazy look in his eyes!!! I just don't know how to express how amazing this manga is. I was never bored at any point and I was always excited to find out what was going to happen next! I have to say that I am so happy that I found this manga and I hope to find more like it! the best part is that there is no frilly annoying romance scenes! its all pure fighting like a manga in the fighting genre should be!
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Street fighting   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by You Say
November 4th, 2012, 4:20am
Kamishiro Yuu, a young boy, is bullied but he refuses to back down, so he practises some boxing moves and thenů Defends himself with these skills. It would be nice if this was the end of all his problems but it's not. Yuu is desperate. Without single friend, he is chased by street gangs because he took down in self-defence some of their members. What now? Suicide... Maybe, but is he brave enought for such thing? Maybe... Just maybe... The right answer is somewhere in the streets. In these very streets where (at least for Yuu) danger lurks behind every corner. Yes, this frightening place may be... his Holyland.

Almost all adults keeps thinking that kids at the age of eight or so are completely harmless. But in fact, even these little kids can get pretty violent when they're fighting between themselves. Reasons for this little fights are various... Some kids just likes fighting, some are refusing to back down before their bullies, others are these very bullies and so on and so on. Most of these violent kids realizes that violence isn't actually a nice thing. These petty fights are part of almost anybody's childhood. It's somewhat natural to fight at least once in your child years, but so is completely natural to grew up from this very violence. However, some kids just can't separate themselves from it.

Holyland is martial-arts realistic story with strong emphasis on psychological state of main character. The plot is good, characters are somewhat sympathetic, detailed explanations of martial-arts are interesting and make sense, reflections about life are kind of intriguing, drawings are nice. It's not perfect but It's definitely worth of anybody's time.
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heart and moxy!!   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by Humza
November 2nd, 2012, 5:55am
This manga is driven by its characters.All of them have their own problems and they are trying to find answers to some of the difficult questions in life. Its a story of self discovery and even redeeming your own self esteem. The action in itself is amazing,however, it isn't unrealistic like many manga's out there.
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by k.bell11
October 29th, 2012, 8:15am
Absolutely amazing, everything i like in a manga, the characters are good, the plot is much better than the typical fighting manga, it is as realistic as a manga gets and the technical notes about the fights are really cool, this is the height of seinen manga
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the best.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by willnira
September 30th, 2012, 9:33pm
I mean, the characters are so first it was awkward and all, but it's one of those in which you can't stop reading...and at the end it's like: men, he didn't need a bunch of chapters to get to an has answers and questions, and ...he the mangaka doesn't drag it...he just..i'm a girl and I want to fight!
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You just F****** need to read this!   
Rating: N/A
by abijr
August 18th, 2012, 12:06am
It's an exciting, edge of the seat, action packed manga. The fights are realistic, well made. And the plot is just awesome.

the 10 rating isn't fair for this manga, it deserves more....
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by trepazoid
July 9th, 2012, 8:56pm
My blood is pumping. I'm not a fan for the typical martial art stuff, but... This shit is intennnse.
And it's got heart. Touching. and exciting.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Verix
May 26th, 2012, 11:33am
Starts off great and gives in to typical battle manga aspects pretty quickly, but it still remains its own; it's a thrilling and powerful read. I only wasn't 100% content with the ending, but it's still decent closure. Reccomended.
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Probably one of the greatest mangas i have ever read   
Rating: N/A
by Sephm
May 19th, 2012, 11:31pm
This manga is definitely one of the best action manga's i have ever read. The character development in this manga is just one of a kind. Makes you love all the characters in the series. Fights are very detailed and interesting, and the author is some super knowledgeable guy in martial arts and street fighting (Kinda weird though lol) All in all this is a must read manga for any action manga fan. Honestly gets your blood pumping.

P.S Narration for the fights are just . . . . WOW
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by MatrixM
May 19th, 2012, 4:16pm
I got a bit bored when I first read this a few years ago. The first few volumes have quite a bit of exposition about martial arts and such. The info dumps kinda slow the series down. But get past that and this series is excellent. It's not a typical martial arts manga as it's also about a group of damaged people who try to find their 'holyland' so they can recover from the traumas of their past and existential ennui.

Really, this series is excellent.

... Last updated on May 27th, 2012, 6:38am
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