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Seigi, a martial arts trained middle schooler, often feels driven to protect the weaker people around him. One day, he defends a homeless man against some punks, and the man gives him a strange tattoo on his palm in return. The tattoo is a secret weapon produced in the arms race between America and the Serinistan Kingdom.

Seigi finds himself in over his head when a powerful girl, using the same secret weapon, violently pursues him in order to retrieve it. His skill at martial arts may not be enough to keep him alive, but will he be able to learn how to trigger the power of his tattoo in time?


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Associated Names
刻印 taboo
ศึกรอยสักต้องสาป Taboo Tattoo
Taboo Tattoo

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v.7 c.34 by Simple Scans (11d ago)
v.6 c.Extra by Simple Scans (56d ago)
v.6 c.33 by Simple Scans (73d ago)
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9 Volumes (Ongoing)

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Average: 7.7 / 10.0 (293 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.61 / 10.0
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Ecchi all of a sudden??   
Rating: N/A
by ragec
September 25th, 2010, 1:23pm
The manga suddenly became ecchi well more so going towards porn -.-
I think the change is because of the manga's popularity and need to attract more readers. I lost my interest reading the manga because of the lack of character development. I mean the character is strong but he is restricted or being protected by other characters. Its really disappointing since the manga has potential.
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by In-tuition
July 7th, 2010, 9:15pm
Art is done by an amateur manga artist, it seems (judging from the quality of the artwork). It's still decent, but I'm looking forward to improvement in the future. 4/10

Story is interesting enough but the characters lack depth. I don't quite understand what's going on except that there is lots of fighting and some supernatural business with the tattoo on his hand. 6/10
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Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by John21
February 8th, 2010, 2:27pm
Seriously read this manga ppl. Only two chapters and bother chapters totally awesome making for a strong as beginning. The hero already starts off strong as he is well trained in martial arts. He has a strong sense of justice well and the whole spell crest(tattoo) thing is damn interesting. The fight scenes are clear and easy to follow and ofcourse art is good as well. So far its damn good. Has the potential to be a great manga. There is some good comedy going on as well.

EDIT: Changed my mind. The manga went downhill fast after the frist two-three chapters. I guess you should never judge a manga too quickly. Too many cliches, a male lead who failed to differentiate himself in terms of personality from the thousands of other male leads out there, a cliche supporting cast made this manga just unappealing for me later on. For those of you who have just started reading manga, this might be a good one to start off with but for experienced manga readers, despite the kinda original concept in terms of powers, the good art, this manga was let down by its boring boring characters who are just one dimensional now.

... Last updated on January 18th, 2011, 9:48am
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Regnak
December 23rd, 2009, 10:55pm
A cool new manga that seems to hold much promise. The art is quite good, clean and detailed. It fits well with the setting, and though pretty and even cute at times it can well depict gruesome scenes. The story holds potential and has room to grow, the characters appear interesting as well.
Overall an enjoyable read, and one I'll be keeping an eye on.

... Last updated on October 13th, 2013, 1:28pm
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