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Freesia  
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Description
Freesia is set in an alternative Japanese society that is at war, and has passed a law legalizing retaliatory killings. If somebody kills your loved one, you are legally sanctioned to kill, or hire someone to kill, the victimizer. The manga is set around a character who works for a firm that specializes in these retaliatory killings.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
フリージア

Groups Scanlating
Bod Rangzen
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Latest Release(s)
v.12 c.74-81 (end) by Gantz_Waitingroom (1513d ago)
v.11 c.67-73 by Gantz_Waitingroom (1805d ago)
v.10 c.60-66 by Gantz_Waitingroom (1842d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
12 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
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Forum
3 topics, 10 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (376 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.09 / 10.0
10
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5+
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4+
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Last Updated
July 9th 2014, 8:47pm PST

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Year
2003

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Ikki (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #704 increased(+51)
Monthly Pos #414 increased(+89)
3 Month Pos #645 increased(+235)
6 Month Pos #823 increased(+297)

List Stats
On 729 reading lists
On 1022 wish lists
On 729 completed lists
On 84 unfinished lists
On 232 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Freesia 10 days, 1 hours, 32 minutes ago
Rather confused 1034 days, 18 hours, 53 minutes ago
The End? 1672 days, 16 hours, 27 minutes ago

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either you hate it or love it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Trottelreiner
June 23rd, 2009, 1:03pm
my all time favorite. the story... the artwork. everything about this manga is amazing.
Though... 4years ago i just hated all jiro-matsumoto mangas. I guess his mangas are really seinen. for mentally grown ups..
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ugh   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by serobins
April 28th, 2009, 4:50pm
I have to say, I find every single character in Freesia ugly and morally repellant. In this manga, any tiny scraps of humanity, kindness, or decency left in the world are always overwhelmed and destroyed. Reading it leaves me feeling a bit queasy sometimes, but I can't argue that it's not gripping.
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#~~~   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by mono-sama
October 28th, 2008, 5:29am
jiro is awesome.
all his works are different, thought provoking, cutting edge manga.
slightly disturbing, but really good. his artwork has been described by some as "crude" but i find it very detailed, just not as clean as some other mangaka..
this is his only real proper series though, and its a big shame its uncomplete (scanlation wise) as i could probably give this a 10 if i knew how it ends........
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a masterpiece not for everyone   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mistervanni
August 20th, 2008, 3:48pm
this series (as many from this author) is a bit hard on the stomach and on the mind, but sure has lots of interesting themes and inventive story points.
a good read for someone adult and strong-hearted, you can get off-balance or be repulsed by reading this very easily, but imho its one of the best works out there, if you search for something thoughtful and edgy, not the usual stock-shoujo/shonen/harem...
its a sure 10 for me: great storyline and plot (even if a bit fragmented at times) impressive artwork if you can appreciate something "westernlike" and an overall peculiarity that sets it apart from pretty much all the current productionsmile
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Unknown and underrated   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by natnair
April 27th, 2008, 3:28am
I have finally finished this. This is a manga that gets better and better as it goes on. It's certainly not for everyone, but give it a try or two--I gave it a second chance (hated it on my first attempt, but it somehow stayed at the back of my mind) and to date, I can say this is one of the best manga I have ever read.

A couple of things:-

(1) The art doesn't have a consistent quality. The covers and the first few pages are good and neat, but the rest are pretty raw and untidy and looks as if the artist didn't put a lot of effort into it. In the beginning, this was quite a turn-off for me but I eventually grew to like the style.

(2) The plot and esp. the characters are far from what you'd find in a typical manga. But I think it's a good thing, in this case. The series is roughly episodic and may be separated into several arcs, usu. focusing on an individual case and its relevant characters (either the enforcers or their targets.) There is quite a bit of humour in the writing, although--looking at some of the other reviews here--perhaps not everyone will be able to pick up on it.

At the end of the day, this is a manga that can weird you out and make you think, is funny as well as sad (almost approaching tragedy at some points), and I think this is why it's such a great manga, because it's working on so many levels and manages somehow to pull it off. A final caveat: the sexual content is quite explicit, and more revolting than erotic IMO. Don't let that put you off the manga though--you may eventually develop a taste for it =p

... Last updated on July 11th, 2010, 5:43am
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In response to danielabda   
Rating: N/A
by TJM
February 28th, 2008, 8:11pm
In response to danielabda, well basically thats Jiro for you.You should check out his other works, specially his short stories.The guys pretty fucked up.He has a fucked up view about women, and adults alike.I mean i know shits bad but he is too rough.
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stupid   
Rating: N/A
by danielabda
February 24th, 2008, 4:28am
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The story is kinda stupid...well, its not stupid, but their actions piss me off to no end...you guys say, gore, nudity, I could care less about that, they're all cold blooded killers...The regulation in itself makes me mad...If it were me, I'd wipe out that whole organization...killing those who have nothing to do with it...the main character makes me mad too..his gf is screwed by some other guy and he doesn't care (WTF? are you kidding me?), he killed that other woman too...and that guy who abuses his wife/gf pisses me off more...if theres anything that this manga has that tears me apart on the inside..is the mistreatment of women... i cant handle that...it irritates/frsutrates/piss me off to no end.

And because of this I can't keep reading.


... Last updated on February 24th, 2008, 4:29am
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Unique   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Deva
February 15th, 2008, 2:00am
Very interesting, it's like watching someone else's bad dream, basically the whole manga is one never-ending nightmare.
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Hrm...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Dragonfiremule
January 20th, 2008, 3:54pm
Well, I've read the first... five chapters, I think? Well, anyway, I thought it was pretty good. I can't seem to find anymore non-download chapters, though. Oh well, I'll keep looking.
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Weird but Well-developed ^_^   
Rating: 7.4 / 10.0
by Master_M2K
August 15th, 2007, 8:42am
Plot/Story:- It's about criminals who've been let out early because of overcrowding, so the government allowed a new "Vengeance Law" allowing people to hire Enforcers to kill ex-cons who have affected you or your family.

Artwork:- The artwork was pretty terrible to begin with , because the author is known for drawing everything all sketchy but it improves later on.

Final Thoughts:- The plot is pretty interesting however the story does become very inconsistent, at times, where it adds in some random stuff like a war. The characters are all pretty insane in some way, especially the main one (Kano)who's always talking to himself but at least one or 2 characters are developed well in the end. Well it started of pretty crappy but now that it's improved I wanna read the next volume.

^_^
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