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Code: Breaker  
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Description
Sakurakouji Sakura is a girl who appears modest and graceful but in reality is skilled in martial arts. After witnessing a boy burning people with his blue flame, she is startled to see that the same boy is a transfer student, Oogami Rei. Oogami is a Code Breaker, one who "does not exist". He is a seemingly cold-blooded killer who follows the principle of "an eye for an eye", to "use evil against evil". Convinced that killing is not right, Sakurakouji sets out to stop him and penetrate his icy heart.

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
コード:ブレイカー
法外制裁者
Code - Breaker
Code Breaker
CODE:BREAKER ~コード:ブレイカー~
Code:Breaker

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Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
26 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Chap. 34 Some Differences.

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Forum
7 topics, 18 posts
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User Rating
Average: 7.7 / 10.0 (1063 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.67 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 3rd 2015, 4:11pm PST


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Year
2008

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Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
Del Rey (2 Volumes - Defunct)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #968 increased(+34)
Monthly Pos #1346 increased(+159)
3 Month Pos #1674 increased(+41)
6 Month Pos #1630 decreased(-159)

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On 3851 reading lists
On 1214 wish lists
On 741 completed lists
On 335 unfinished lists
On 497 custom lists

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When Will This End? 752 days, 3 hours, 44 minutes ago
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181 1142 days, 3 hours, 46 minutes ago
December 32 *spoilers* 1188 days, 13 hours, 39 minutes ago
Code:Breaker Gets Anime 1360 days, 10 hours, 2 minutes ago

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Has its ups and downs   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by RoxFlowz
November 6th, 2012, 9:55am
it started like your usual shounen manga but it was still pretty good back then. The setting was very interesting at the beginning as so many things remained unknown.
But now it has one big flaw: It tries to bring in thousands of different ideas (some of them are very cliche). Sadly, most of them are executed very poorly and it completely destroys the atmosphere. Hope it gets better since the start was good.
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meh...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by mokaboy
October 11th, 2012, 11:41pm
Just a topical shounen manga, same old story : a girl who is "accidentally" involved with the main male character (who has powers) after a few fights they discover that Tue girl has powers too and blah blah blah.
There's no plot, and I give 7/10 to the art.
No worth reading manga it is.
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Some major flaws, but it's alright.   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by b.dasani
July 24th, 2012, 1:16am
Code:Breaker is a disappointment for me, but it’s one I keep returning to. The art is something I enjoy, even though the author’s character design is basically swapping hairstyles on the same face. But I defend the art as being clean, distinct, and aesthetically pleasing in terms of characters, movement, and backgrounds.

The premise is something we’ve all heard—there’s a mysterious organization purporting to support justice but is actually quite sketchy, its members have strange powers and painful pasts and are conveniently numbered by strength, things are not as they seem, and then a regular girl gets caught up in it all. It’s not exactly trying to be original with its premise, but it’s still fun and fresh as a story.

But I must voice my biggest criticisms about the story, which happen to be the main characters: an Ogami Rei and a Sakura Sakurakouji.

Despite protagonist Ogami Rei’s insistence that he’ll show enemies what “real evil” means, he never delivers on that evil promise. I have never felt less impressed nor less threatened by a character who is meant to represent and make me question the duality and hypocrisy of executing justice.

I was initially excited by the potential of Rei’s character, if only because he wasn’t the blatant angel that usually appears as a manga’s main character, but I was quickly disappointed—he was too predictable, too uninteresting—and a little too invincible to make me feel invested in his fight scenes. After denying it to myself so long, I’ll admit it—I’m bored by Rei, who is so obviously in love with Sakura and in agreement with her idealism by now that I don’t know why he even bothers to deny it anymore. Rei is the author's vehicle to represent the controversy of justice, power, and their respective responsibilities and it doesn't work.

But Rei is nothing compared to Sakura, who went from pretty cool action girl to comic relief and just the weirdest airhead ever. She went from competent, practical fighter to really incompetent, oblivious, and obligatory - just a love interest to Rei. I am actually so irritated by Sakura I will skip pages or stop reading for a few….weeks.

With that said, there’s still characters to like in Code:Breaker—a whole supporting cast, in fact. The smartass Toki is clever and full of flaws, which I like; Heike is the gentlemanly “real evil” I was looking for; the bizarre Yuuki is pretty funny, though his personality is basically just quirks. Still, Yuuki’s two uncharacteristically human bursts of concern for frenemies Toki and Ogami were ten times more emotional than any overly sentimental Ogami/Sakura moment. And there are legitimately funny moments involving all characters throughout the series.

This all sounds like serious criticism, but like I said, I still read Code:Breaker and enjoy it. I recommend it, too. It can be quirky, fun, and dramatic in its best moments, and I think reading through a few dull moments for those gems are well worth it.
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Hills..   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by paradoX
June 21st, 2012, 9:16pm
Have had it on my "on hold" list, since chapter 84, or the end of the first arc or whatever. Every week I look at the releases, and every week it just seems too annoying to pick it up again, to have my mind violated by airborne righteousness and senselessness of it all, even if I do like most of the characters. Showed potential, but it just turned into too much of a bother.

Really, what kind of a person do you have to be, to inflict your personal ideals on everyone around you, without any kind of regard for anyone and anything else, besides yourself and your own perception of it all? Pisses me off in real life, but to voluntarily do it to myself.. It's a wonder I am writing this silly comment, really.

My opinion. Dropped.
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yeeah......... no. just no.   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by lalalarry
May 31st, 2012, 1:19am
ok, so i started reading this because i was searching for a manga where the girl was totally kick ass! i didn't want any weepy shojo, my heart beats so fast around him, save me! girls anymore.
and i was sorely disappointed.
the girl in it is just..... pathetic! they build her up to be strong and independent, but after 100 chapters, there had not been a single scene where she hadn't been saved by the boy! no kidding!
every single time, she had to be saved by, you guessed it, THE BOY! which is ok, but not EVERY SINGLE FLIPPING TIME. she can barely stand up for herself!
they've tagged it as physically strong female, there are like no scenes that prove that tag.
the main female lead was just too annoying, so i dropped it.

... Last updated on July 1st, 2012, 10:49pm
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An Honest Review   
Rating: N/A
by NimbleTurtle
May 13th, 2012, 11:50pm
First I'm not gonna complain about how cliche it is. To many people want something innovative. While I do agree innovation is important, it's not as important as inventiveness or refineness. Here's the deal: Code Breaker isn't anything new but it brings out cliche ideas in superior ways than most mangas.

Code Breaker has VERY nice art. The plot is alright as well. Fight scenes are above average as well as comedy. Perhaps what most people like the most about this series is how likable all the characters are, and their sheer diversity in personalities.

Let's bring out the cons. There are three major cons:
1) Inappropriate integration of comedy:
This is a common complaint. You'll hear other talk about how seriousness and comedy is distorted in this manga. It makes the manga feel superficial.

2) Sakura
Not saying that she is not a likable character but she is annoying. I don't mind her idealistic nature. I think that offers a good balance to Ogami's cold hearted nature in the beginning of the manga. The problem is that the author integrates Sakura to voice whatever is happening in the story. It's REALLY annoying. She is like an unwanted narrator that has to talk about every little thing...

3) Plot Twists / Progression Speed

There are TONS of plot twists in this manga. It's just all too much. I also feel like every chapter tries to provide something new, which may be more enthralling for those who have little patience and attention span. However, I do appreciate mangas that take a slower pace at things (One Piece may be too slow). To sum it up, the BIGGEST problem with this manga is the lack of contrast. By this, I mean the lack of contrast in drama. There is always too MUCH drama, and so the readers begin to take it less seriously over time because they get used to it. It's like watching Korean drama. It becomes predictable and "omg no you didn't!" events no longer have the same impact as they used to have because they're so overused.

By the way, I'm a bit scared to see this turn into an anime. The reason is that each panel of art seems to have rapid movement in plot. When I read this manga, I feel like I am watching a slide show summarizing huge events, rather than a gradual sequence. This may not be a bad thing however. It's certainly very unique to the Code Breakers. Some may really enjoy it. I do not.
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so good   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by RaeBabeeyx3
April 16th, 2012, 11:20pm
in the beginning i was expecting the manga to stay serious and cold... but after around chapter 40ish, pretty much when yuuki comes out, the manga starts becoming comical... it becomes so fucking hilarious when they:

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all the code breakers form a gang and end up living together


each code breaker has a unique personality, and they are all powerful. because theyre so unique, they also have unique ways of portraying comical relief e.g. ones a sadist, ones an idiotic childish guy but like hes fkn hilarious, ones the delinquent type thats into chicks and yeah its just superr funneh. DEFS RECOMMENDED! i assure you if you have enough patience unlike that faggot MangaGhost, then you will end up putting this series in your faves list.
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Love it so much   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Blood_Wolf
April 2nd, 2012, 8:19am
An amazing manga. The fights, the plot, the twists, everything. Sure there may be times when you think "meh this seems like it's getting boring now" but GUARENTEED after reading on a few more chapters you will love it again.

I loved the way the Code:Breakers are Evil fighting Evil and not your typical "Heroes of Justice" who always do the right thing and stand by the "Code of Right and Wrong". It was the first thing that really caught my attention and made me think "this looks like a manga that I will really end up loving". Also it's not Evil as in what society considers wrong. [DONT EVEN THINK THAT FOR A SECOND]. The "Evil" each Code:Breaker fights against is his/her own sense of evil. Whatever the Code:Breaker judges is Evil by their own principles is what they kill.

Also seeing the special powers and how they develop as the manga progresses is also interesting, especially Ogami and Toki's.
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annoyingly excessive   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by auriga
January 31st, 2012, 3:04am
Really interesting but at the same time it's marred by waaaay too much plot twists and revelations that it just can't seem to get on with the story. Each of the recent chapters pretty much have a plot twist at the end; doesn't the author know when enough is enough?
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It started out interesting and sort of complicated itself into a MEH...   
Rating: N/A
by ZL11
December 8th, 2011, 10:34pm
In the beginning, I really liked the characters, and I thought that the premise of the Code:Breakers was interesting. Then secret after secret was being revealed, and that was okay, because there was some development. After awhile, though, the developments weren't all that interesting, and, actually, were corny as hell and made me want to kill the mangaka. I mean, WTH? My final straw was in ch 144, where it's revealed:
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that if you mix Sakura and Rei's blood, you get "nullification." That means it literally NULLIFIES things in the area.
Okay, fine and dandy, but what about all the previous chapters where that wasn't an issue AT ALL?? It happened ALL the time!

I mean, I like the relationship between Sakura and Rei, but really... it's too much entanglement and not enough payoff. I hope it ends soon.
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