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Übel Blatt  
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From Yen Press:

When the black blade roars, all who stand in its path shall be torn asunder…! What is it that Koinzell, the mysterious young boy who wields the sword with such exceptional skill, desires? The fight against the “Lances of Betrayal,” who were thought to have been defeated by the Seven Heroes, begins--And at battle’s end, only the shocking truth will remain amid the pools of blood…


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Associated Names
Клинок Зла
Übel Blatt ดาบคลั่งทวงแค้น
Evil Blade
Ubel Blatt

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15 Volumes + Volume 0 (Ongoing)

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Ubel Blatt by tinman

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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (1409 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.46 / 10.0
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May 21st 2014, 1:07pm PST

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Big GanGan (Square Enix; 2011-)
Young GanGan (Square Enix; 2004-2010)

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Yen Press (October 2014)

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Good read   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by vishramramoutar
March 28th, 2011, 2:18pm
This is one of the best fantasy manga i ever read seconds only to BESERK the story is very interesting and well paced i highly recommend it but does anyone whose read as far as me think Glenn isn't really dead for some reason i don't believe he really is dead
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Great idea but...   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by MangaGhost
February 17th, 2014, 10:07am
The whole idea behind the whole "4 lances of betrayal" and the "7 heroes" is very cool. The art is fun and pretty good. However, the story keeps tripping over itself by throwing in typical anime fetishes like all the lolis and shotas running all around the place. Plus it tries too hard to be "dark" and mature with the random raping or the random sex scenes. I have no problem with nudity or sex or a story that contains rape as long as it serves a purpose beyond just throwing it in there or acting as fan-service for readers. Plus, some of the characters become so ridiculously evil that its a caricature. The author needed an excuse for the main character besides revenge, so all the bad guys end up going crazy with scenes where their raping women or just being abusive just in case the reader wasn't aware that they have it coming. This is just...clumsy. Someone said this was better than Berserk? No its not. Berserk is not perfect mind you, but its story of betrayal is better and harsher than Ubel Blatt. It all comes down to, as another reviewer pointed out, how the story is told. In Ubel Blatt sometimes the story flows, sometimes it glosses over things, more often its choppy with things lacking explanation or weak transitions. Its not awful, but I expected better from all the praise it gets. To me its just average at about a 5.
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It's fun   
Rating: N/A
by candyloop
January 19th, 2008, 4:42am
The story has been pretty entertaining so far and the art is very nice. This is authors' first attempt in this genre, so the plot seems to be simple so far, but couple of events hint that it might get more complicated in the future volumes. Never less it's a good read. I really liked the art, it's refreshing to see a more "cute" art in a story that mostly focus on battles and the author has good grasp of costume design. Plenty of lolis running around in tiny panties too.

As for people complaining about it being (or not being) berserk.. wtf?! Fantasy setting+antihero doesn't equals "berserk". The author doesn't attempt to imitate berserk at all, so it is beyond me, why people compare it to "berserk" at all. You can compare apples with oranges, but the comparison will go as far as that they are both fruits, same here.
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Ubel Blatt   
Rating: N/A
by flamecrysta
July 10th, 2007, 12:40am
I don't get why everyone is comparing Beserk to Ubel Blatt. Nearly every series has some connections to another manga, either by influencing another, or being influenced. Take for example, 666Satan w/ Naruto: Funny characters, major timeskip, kaballah/demon-abosrbing thingy.... (granted the authors are twin brothers)
Overall the characters are coming along nicely, though i think that v0 might've been better off not revealing Koinzell's true identity & purpose (though you can already guess why even only reading like, the first chapter~)

My only question/complaint is that i can only find v0 and the first 6 chaps of v1. Normally, i'd wait for the next scanlations to come out, but i heard that the scanlators (sushi counter?) isn't active anymore. Even if it was, I don't know where to read it... TT_TT

... Last updated on July 10th, 2007, 12:41am
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Strong start, losing it on the long stretch   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Uthred
January 20th, 2014, 7:23pm
The series started out great, but as others have mentioned it quickly abandoned its implied moral ambiguity and anti-hero protagonist for a tediously black and white world where the bad guys are almost comically so and the protagonist's minor sins are washed away in the sea of innocent blood the aforementioned bad guys spill. It's sort of amusing seeing the chapter blurbs billing it as dark fantasy when really the only thing that would categorise it as such is the gore and the (thankfully less frequent shotacon looking) nudity and sex.

Everyone's free to like or dislike what they want and I dont want to cheerlead any particular series but it is funny seeing some of the comments decrying Berserk for crimes that Ubel Blatt is much more guilty off e.g. "More believable villains (with purpose/logic/justification vs. "they went crazy, teh end")." Amusing as it applies to at least half of the major villains we've seen in Ubel Blatt so far and basically none of the major villains in Berserk. "Soooo much better art. Especially physiology/proportion/perspective/movement " Come on, just look at Koinzell or any of his harem (lolis or super top heavy combat strippers). Berserk's artwork has considerably more verisimilitude.

Anyhow to drag this back on track, its not terrible, actually its fairly above average. Its just unfortunate that it squandered (and continues to squander) its potential.

... Last updated on February 13th, 2014, 10:46am
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Very well drawn   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by tinman
October 28th, 2011, 10:36am
It simply has some of the best artwork around the story is all right but people tell me berserk is way better . I have seen some samples of berserk and the art of Blatt is definitely better so I think it has to do with the story ,but this is decent stuff and has great artists working on it.

... Last updated on November 9th, 2011, 10:36pm
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go Ubel Blatt   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Yamada133
March 10th, 2008, 6:59pm
geez ppl. stop comparing it to beserk. if u wanna comment about how berserk is god or sumthin, go to the berserk thread. n for those complaining about how horrible Ubel Blatt is, at least read the first 3 chaps. itz pretty awesum if u dun jus read the first few pages n say, berserk ripoff, next. besides, the fight scenes being fast are a GOOD thing. i mean, do we really wanna read a manga that has ONE fight scene that lasts like several sumthin chapters (cough cough Bleach cough cough).

besides, koinzell is a character w/ depth. i mean srsly, his motives, his lack of support, etc. he seems omnipotent, but u c his limits later on. besides, koinzell got style. XD
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DIdn't expect that much @.@   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by weltall2
September 28th, 2007, 10:32am
Even if it doesn't give me that feeling of "I will be something special" I do not judge it harshly because I just read the opening and the first Volume so I do not read much to judge.

There is some poster in here that says that this manga is a copy of Berserk and that it doesn't worth the 9s and 10s people gave it. I say he can't even understand a storyline difference even if it hits him on the head. To say this manga is even close to Berserk is probably one of the .. ummmm silliest ,cause I can;t say anything else, things I ever heard. Berzerk has tons or gore and splatter and it gives you a heavy aura that feels like pulling you down. Ubel Blatt is more light and its drawings can a calmer feeling and they are unable to give you the same feelings or even close to that Berzerk does. Also I will not comment the difference of the "explicit violence and sexual scenes" as he said they contain because Ubel just gives me the feeling its an anime with a boy cutting off people and letting them die and being a bit naughty while Gutts cuts thousands of monsters and enemies to pieces covering himself with blood.
[edit by mod, Warning: Berserk related spoiler]
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Also Gutts fights first because he wants revenge from the man he thought friend, second to protect the girl he loves and third to prevent his "fate" which means him dying while
(if you haven't read the Volume 0 then this is a spoiler but its not major but still a spoiler)
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the boy hero here just wants to take revenge on the people that killed him and decided to call themselves the "7 heroes"
Finally I want to say that just because both use the same sources to create the manga it doesn't mean they are the same. If its like that then Ares, Claymore, Berserk, Lodoss Wars, this one and who knows how many other manga are the same so lets give all except Berserk a 5 and ignore them.

This manga has a very good storyline, actually much better than I expected and I am glad that while I was visiting KMT I decided to check what their releases are. Its very easy to read and their drawings are pretty clear unlike Berserk and that makes it even more light. It seems pretty fast paced but it doesn't seem in fast forward like some that make you feel a year passed just by reading a chapter.

Pretty good job and I recommend it. At least read Volume 0 and after that decide. Well sadly its pretty early since it has been translated up to the middle or a bit further of Volume 2 but I am hoping it will change its slow release pace not of the translations but the actual releases. Almost 4 years for only 6 releases isn;t the best thing. I guess it will be slow like Berserk so they will be 2 of my manga that I will love and wait a whole life to see the ending ^^;

Hehe Finally the second volume was translated! I can't be more happy. I am already reading it and I am happy to see whats going on next. Well not much to add it still cool and the story progress slowly as always.

Also I wanted to comment on the ***** people that instead of putting here a decent rating they argue and i am talking both about the ones that accuse haters and the ones that accuse lovers. If you do not like it just post why you do not like it and believe it worths below 0. If you love it just put a 10 and write with joy why you did that too. For the ******** that comment on the comments and likes or dislikes of other people. Ger a life.

... Last updated on December 12th, 2007, 10:55pm
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compare to berserk??   
Rating: N/A
by jasperv
June 4th, 2010, 8:53am
I think the comparison with berserk is totaly wrong (whether your blatt-Fan of Berserk-Fan)
because their soo different
i liked the idea of a corrupte empire with a false history and false heroes and plus i liked that in the begining the main char doesn't pretend to be a hero and admit that he selfishly wish for vengeance
what with berserk is over ********* better ??
to tell the truth i started reading berserk long ago and as awed by everything about it but the last arc was such a let down i dropped it
i think berserk is being watered down recently (since the white hawk arc and the witch and isuduro joining the party)
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pretty good   
Rating: N/A
by sakirol
February 16th, 2008, 8:50pm
I'm rating this without berserk in mind(I couldn't rate it if compared to Berserk anyways. I haven't read Berserk) I like this manga so far. The plot is simple, and I really do like the artwork. It's very good for a Mangaka's first try at this sort of genre. And it's a lot more shounen than seinen so I can read it more easily.
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