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Akumetsu  
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Description
Nagasawa Shiina is just an average 3rd year high school student until her parents' company goes bankrupt. In order to pay the bills, she sells herself into prostitution. At her first job, a mysterious masked man crashes the party... and it's someone she knows.

Akumetsu is the story of Shou, a vigilante that's out trying to straighten the corrupt Japanese Government through terrorism with his "One man, One kill" code of action.

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Manga

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Associated Names
アクメツ
恶灭

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AT-Translations
Izumo no Ryuu
Mahou
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Latest Release(s)
v.18 c.153-162 (end) by Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads (1587d ago)
v.17 c.152 by Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads (1593d ago)
v.17 c.151 by Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads (1605d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
18 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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Akumetsu by dantd95

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5 topics, 33 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (1217 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.55 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 4th 2014, 4:40am PST

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Year
2002

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Serialized In (magazine)
Shuukan Shounen Champion (Akita Shoten)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #487 decreased(-44)
Monthly Pos #462 decreased(-12)
3 Month Pos #444 increased(+45)
6 Month Pos #459 increased(+55)

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On 1587 reading lists
On 1072 wish lists
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The plot of this manga... 1292 days, 10 hours, 16 minutes ago
any different from real? 1292 days, 10 hours, 50 minutes ago
Ending? 1587 days, 2 hours, 17 minutes ago
Who Likes Fake Releases? 1633 days, 0 hours, 22 minutes ago
Blood, Conspiracies, Mysteries,.. and uhh more Blood 1843 days, 14 hours, 7 minutes ago

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A Truly Classic Series   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by goodbye.name
February 19th, 2012, 6:58am
i began reading akumetsu after i had finished death note and i can say this for sure that except for the fact that the main character kills people nothing is similar and people who shun this manga by comparing it with death note can go f*** themselves. it is even better than death note at some places.

akumetsu is a completely different manga with new plot and methods. this series had me seriously interested in it and kept me wondering what would happen next. yeah, the idea of cloning may be old but the way it is used is completely new. eventhough this is a serious manga it has its own fair share of jokes and comical situations.

no one seems to notice it but the author knows some serious s**t about the government policies and the various related establishments.

what i really liked in this series was the flashback revealing everything about the origins of "perfect one" and what he did.

i give this series a a perfect score and recommend it to anyone who is hates corruption and wrong things done by the government.

... Last updated on February 19th, 2012, 7:00am
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One of the Greatest Mangas   
Rating: N/A
by Verito.S
January 30th, 2012, 10:04pm
This is indeed a great manga, I can't even understand why there are some people comparing it to Death Note, when the reasons of the protagonist(s) are quite different.
Maybe you don't understand a lot of Politics, but you will empathise with the citizens, when they realize what they are watching is wrong but at the same time they feel... good? great? after the whole kill is done.
I don't really have much to say about the awesomess of Shou, but please read the series if you have the time :3
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riduculous... or is it?   
Rating: N/A
by remi39
September 8th, 2011, 11:36pm
i don't know if you'll ever find another manga out there that can incoroporate politics, business, crime, terrorism, and morality while keeping a comedic tone throughout. did i mention the amount of gruesome, yet wholesome in a way, of murder-suicides in the name of vigilante justice? takes citizen's arrest to a whole new level!
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Everything that makes an Awesome Seinen Awesome   
Rating: 9.4 / 10.0
by TRMshadow
July 18th, 2011, 8:27pm
Violence, extremely intricate story structure, and a great main character make this manga easily a 10. Definitely not for the faint of heart, but a thrill ride for those who have the guts. Story progressed quote fluidly and though the ending felt a bit wanting (but honestly who doesn't feel the same when finishing a series that they love so much) the thrill of the main life of the story more than makes up. Definitely put this at the top of your "wish list."

... Last updated on July 18th, 2011, 8:27pm
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Just plain good.   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by StephenIII
June 9th, 2011, 3:39pm
This is a gem, one of those very few manga which has a capacity to pull you in and incorporate your own experiences into the story. To be honest, I was astounded that this was considered shounen. The complexity of the plot, the depth of the characters, the stark realism when describing governmental dealings, it makes the manga seem to be far too mature to be grouped with other shounen. If you want a manga rife with secret techniques, martial arts tournaments, or the other cliches which has recently defined popular manga, this is not the one for you. If, on the other hand, you want something more akin to a novel, something that can make you stop and apply the concepts to your world, then I strongly suggest you start reading this. I can guarantee you, you won't stop.
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Death Note....Seriously?   
Rating: 9.3 / 10.0
by dnangel97
June 1st, 2011, 7:33pm
This is a great manga in its own right. It contains nice artworks and a good story plot. You cannot compare the two because they are simply different. Besides Akumetsu was made even before Death note was made so they are two entirely different pieces of Art. Don't get me wrong but if you compare mangas is just an insult both to the manga's and their mangakas which are working hard in their own respective right.
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utterly dull   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by Aikanaro
March 18th, 2011, 10:23pm
I have not read a series as dull as this in a long time. Maybe if I gave the slightest shit about Japanese politics it would work - but even then I can't believe that it's anything more than a blunt caricature of the situation. Although for all I know it might be entirely intended as fiction rather than the messy rant against Japanese politics and economic situation, but if this is the case it's pointless.

I'm at volume 12 and so far there's nothing to make me give a damn about either side. Monologues and infodumps take up about half of each volume. There isn't a single character that has any development. All of the 'bad guys' are every evil-capitalist-bureaucrat stereotype rolled into one and are all basically interchangeable. Akumetsu has no character development and we know about as much about him as a person as we did at the beginning. The girl implied to be a protagonist in the description barely shows up.

The author tries hard to establish this whole thing as morally ambiguous - but ruins the entire thing by making the bureaucrats one-dimensionally horrible people. The side that the author disagrees with are even all drawn as snivelling ugly people to beat us around the head with how horrible they are. Real people are not like this. I'm no fan of bureaucracy or capitalism, but I know that bureaucrats and capitalists are not utterly disgusting creatures in every aspect.

I really can't understand the high ratings and reviews for this. There's hardly a story here. It's just a constantly repetitious drone that the strawman Japanese government is evilevilevil. Lecturing and infodumps are not acceptable storytelling techniques.

It's a shallow diatribe against the Japanese government, where the evils of the government have been exaggerated beyond the point where it's believable or interesting. If you want to read something with a similar concept, try V for Vendetta instead. That is how you do political criticism in a comic with terrorism, assassination and moral ambiguity. Akumetsu is an absolute failure at it.

... Last updated on March 18th, 2011, 10:24pm
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Loved it   
Rating: 9.3 / 10.0
by HollowTearsOfJoy
January 19th, 2011, 8:58pm
You will enjoy this manga if you like:

Death Note, Code Geass, Green Day, Boondock Saints, 1000 Ways to Die.

This manga pleased me to no end. Half the time I was saying "Wait, seriously!?" and the other half I was either speechless of laughing my tail off. The concept itself isn't that new, but the way it is played out, and all the details were so original. It was very unpredictable, and I couldn't stop reading it because I had no idea what was going to happen next. Personally, I loved the ending and it wraped it up nicely. It could have had a cutscene where Shou (the main character, who totally looks like Vash from Trigun (another absolutely amazing manga that everyone HAS to read)) comes back, but it's all cool, the closure to the series was nice, and rather unexpected once again. Anyways, read this manga, it is wonderful.

... Last updated on January 19th, 2011, 9:00pm
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Damn...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Mushu
October 13th, 2010, 7:53pm
^ saying that is how you end the series.. Tragic ending, couldn't have it any other way though.

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I reallllllllllllly wish one of the Shou's lived on with Shina, but that's just the romantic side of me, he tried so hard to keep her alive and saved her at the end too, he really loved her...


All around, I'd say it was a 10 because hell, it was a thrill to read and it was a thinker, not as much as death note because death note was more based on strategy than this, but it made up with it's fast pace and thrill.
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Yey!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sailorliones
September 22nd, 2010, 5:54am
So far, I've only read through halfway of vol 7 because I had to get SOME sleep before work started, but this manga is AWESOME. I can't remember how many times I picked it up and then dropped it in the beginning... but I have the whole series, so thought I'd give it one more chance as I didn't want to search for more manga to read.

OMG... this is SOOOOOOO good. It's really entertaining that sometimes you cannot stop laughing. It had me in tears a bit sometimes. Besides that, I like how it attacks politics and sheds light on some major issues with the economy. The issues described are not solely for Japan, as the apply to the US. Though it's fictional, I can't help but cheer Sou on for what he's doing. There's so many corrupt people out there... it's DISGUSTING.

Anyway, the plot is awesome, Shou is one of the most entertaining leads ever, and it's just... awesome. The drawing style is beautiful too. Most definitely would recommend this one. One thing I could do without is the gruesome murder scenes... but considering that it's not horror and it shows very little without the gore, I'll let it slide.
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