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Nabari no Ou  
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Description
Apathetic schoolboy Miharu Rokujou is content to meander through life in the sleepy village of Banten. But his quiet existence is shattered when the Grey Wolves of Iga, a powerful ninja clan, attempt to kidnap him in broad daylight. Only then does Miharu discover that the ultimate power of the hidden ninja realm a power that can do both great good and great harm is sealed within his body. As battles erupt among rival ninja clans seeking to control him, Miharu must overcome his apathy and learn the ways of the ninja if he wants any shot at survival!

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
隠の王
Nabari no Oh
Nabari's Ruler
Ruler of Nabari

Groups Scanlating
Angry Candy
Astrialite Scans
Basement Scan
Da Gurlz Translationz
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Latest Release(s)
v.14 c.70 by Izanagi (1752d ago)
v.14 c.69 by Izanagi (1753d ago)
c.67-68 by Twinscans (1749d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
14 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 7, Chap 38

User Reviews
Nabari no Ou by Akari
Nabari no Ou by Alaena Night

Forum
9 topics, 86 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (580 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.21 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 29th 2016, 10:42pm PST


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Year
2004

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
GFantasy (Square Enix)
Yen Plus (Yen Press)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Yen Press (14 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #877 increased(+33)
Monthly Pos #1256 increased(+240)
3 Month Pos #1682 decreased(-32)
6 Month Pos #1738 decreased(-90)

List Stats
On 1889 reading lists
On 1473 wish lists
On 619 completed lists
On 189 unfinished lists
On 462 custom lists

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Forum Posts
yoite 2183 days, 23 hours, 50 minutes ago
Nabari no Ou Manga to End in 14th Volume in Japan 2271 days, 2 hours, 18 minutes ago
Nabari no oh - should i watch the anime or read the manga? 2598 days, 14 hours, 17 minutes ago
How good is the Action? 2732 days, 9 hours, 22 minutes ago
Nabari no Ou: Recommend the Manga? 2855 days, 12 hours, 51 minutes ago

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First half isn't great, but keep reading!   
Rating: N/A
by beloved828
December 19th, 2009, 6:25am
Originally, I was going to give "Nabari" a bad review. The first half of the series isn't very good. The art is sketchy and rather bad, the characters are shallow and wooden, the story moves so very, very slowly and makes little to no sense, and the relationships form out of thin air. The mangaka doesn't really use the beginning to lay the foundations of the story as much as she could. She just throws the reader little pieces and drags out each chapter as much as possible. The anime only covers the first 5 volumes of the manga, and as so, is pretty bad. I was seriously disappointed and I wasn't going to finish reading the manga. I decided that I had to read the whole thing in order to form a proper opinion of the series. I'm very glad that I did.

Most of the things that were wrong with the first half of the series are fixed in the second half. The art becomes gorgeous, the characters get fleshed out and their motivations are explained (this happens in the last few chapters), and the story is explained in greater detail. "Nabari" is one of those series in which everything moves very slowly until the last few volumes. Everything becomes clear at the end.

I do wish that the mangaka had worked harder in order to grab and keep my attention in the beginning of the series. I had to force myself to keep reading, and that's bad. Also, I still don't understand why some of the characters became so attached to each other. Some of the relationships are so intense that it feels like they're entering shounen-ai territory
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(I don't want to get into an argument over Yotei's sex. He was born with both male and female organs, but is predominately male. He lives as a man and Miharu sees him as male. So, for all intents and purposes, he's a man. Gao and Raiko are both male as well.)
I'm not sure if this was intentional. It doesn't bother me, but it may bother other readers. More explanations in the beginning would have made the story and character relationships work better for me.

Over-all, I'm enjoying the series. I'm current with all the chapters, and things are moving very quickly. I think "Nabari" is reaching its end, and everything is coming together rather well. I'm very interested to see how the story will end. I'm giving it an 8 because the last half is good enough to make up for the first half being so bad.

... Last updated on December 19th, 2009, 6:37am
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Good...   
Rating: N/A
by AlchemyFreak
May 28th, 2009, 12:01pm
I've read the manga and it has been quite enjoyable. The anime is a little boring though so I've only watched three episodes. The story is a bit confusing but entertaining and I really like the main character. He knows how to control people. But I would really like to know who his teacher really is!
I can't wait to find out the ending of this story.
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too much mystery   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by wait321
May 4th, 2009, 3:25pm
I liked this series at the beginning but lost interest later. The manga has a promising setting, similar to a modern day naruto, and a unique main character who's calm and indifferent.

However, the story leaves out too much information so it's hard to really understand or care about the characters and events. Even after several volumes, the characters feel like strangers.
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Uninteresting   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by XileDragon
January 29th, 2009, 10:01pm
This manga simply does not have the interest factor to it. It fails to capture the readers' interest from the very beginning, and that is a crucial mistake.

The introduction to the world of ninjas is much too short, and does not give the story a proper buildup. The main character, although unique, is not believable, and thus isn't very interesting.

A good shounen manga is one that has worlds inside of worlds. So there is always something bigger out there, that kind of feeling. But Nabari no Ou's introduction fails to convey this kind of feeling and thus, it simply could not captivate my interest for very long.
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good   
Rating: N/A
by Rafaelaboy80
December 2nd, 2008, 8:33pm
its a good series can be addicting but at times the main character can be annoying for me he was a little to weak. Well read this and decide for yourself if he's weak or not. =P
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Definitely better than Naruto :)   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Seyram
July 10th, 2008, 11:41am
It`s a really good manga, lots of action, an interesting theme and nice art. Kinda resembles Naruto but it seems more realistic.
And the main character is super lovable ^^
A real pity that it`s being released in such a disordered manner.

I recommend it and am w8ing for more releases smile
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A good manga that deserves more attention   
Rating: N/A
by Fenrir
April 8th, 2008, 9:37am
It has a grippping ninja themed storyline. Altough i can see problems the author might face having the ninja theme in a modern world i hope he does a good job at it since the manga shows considerable potential.

What catched me though was the original main character a very rare feature for a shonen manga to have nowadays and something i've been looking for for some time now. This accompanied by good clear art makes this manga a very good read which without a doubt deserves more attention.

at the very least i hope some subbing group can pick up the anime so i can enjoy this series
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RE: If you think this is...   
Rating: N/A
by Mauve
March 16th, 2008, 7:28pm
Not bad at all. But if you think this is anything but an alternate world you're either unaware of the proper use of the term, or crazy. In a bad way. There are some good themes, the main character is very likable, and funny. If you wanted to, you could draw some similarities between this and Naruto (if you really wanted to), the protagonist is special because he has some supreme power sealed inside of him, and it begs him to let it out now and again. Not really sure where the series is going at this point, but it's worth a look.
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cool   
Rating: N/A
by danielabda
March 2nd, 2008, 12:57am
This is good but I have no idea what made them think scanlating volume 6 before the rest was a smart choice...I read their reason but then if that was the case why not do volume 3...well its all in their spare time so I can't complain, Im glad someone is doing it atleast as this is a pretty interesting story...Hope V2 gets scanned soon..Im looking forward to it...
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Too early to tell...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kevinkgood
July 17th, 2007, 1:04pm
No way. The first chapter was enough to hook me. I already know I am going to really like this series. Keep it up scanlators, I am following this one to the end!

... Last updated on July 24th, 2007, 1:38pm
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