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Yuu is a high school kid who doesn't really fit anywhere. To find a place he can belong, be accepted, he will do anything. However one thing leads to another and he is forced to fight to keep his place, his holyland.


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Holy Land

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v.1 c.1-10 by Illuminati-Manga (1049d ago)
v.17 c.161-170 by Illuminati-Manga (1049d ago)
v.18 c.171-182 (end) by Illuminati-Manga (1049d ago)
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18 Volumes (Complete)

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Holyland by darknova42
Holyland by The Doctor

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User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (1074 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.64 / 10.0
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September 19th 2014, 6:06pm PST



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Young Animal (Hakusensha)

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I recommend this Holyland manga!!? 278 days, 22 hours, 43 minutes ago
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Rating: N/A
by shiira.yuuki.187
May 18th, 2012, 5:04am
tho i don't fight like a street fighter and i'm not a fighter anyway, unless someone started it i'll fight back,
but i can understand Yuu feelings, especially the parents pressure <- hate this the most
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by kevinkgood
May 18th, 2012, 1:46am
A great manga that is more than just fighting. I think people who can not understand that will have a hard time enjoying this story. Read it, I am sure there is at least one thing you can learn from it.
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Good story of personal growth   
Rating: N/A
by emkat
March 31st, 2012, 3:20pm
I like the themes in the story. How he tries to battles the evils around him by adopting its methods, and by doing so he skirts on the edge of good and evil. The morality is blurred here. No one is strictly good and no one is bad. Even the toughest thugs become soft when confronted with the realities of adult society.

Great manga of fighting/crime/gangs. Check it out. A lot of great information about street fighting and martial arts too.
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One of the best manga's i've read.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Ascension
January 26th, 2012, 6:43pm
This manga is truly one of the best manga's that i've ever read. It's basically about a solitary kid who's been bullied, and decides to stand up to his bullies and fight for his pride/existence... for his place in the world... for his Holyland. Anyway... the raw emotion and feelings from the main character from the manga truly made me shiver in anticipation for the next chapter every time. I suggest this manga to whoever is interested in a psychology/fighting manga. My rating 10. I'd give it 11 if i could.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jasperv
November 16th, 2011, 8:11am
this manga made me shiver in terror from various aspect of human psych that reminds us of what we try to forget about ourself the dark corners of our soul
for example who hadn't sheevered when Izawa said:
these words ... these words
Im going to erase them
so no one find out
so no one sees....
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great psychological fighting manga   
Rating: 9.7 / 10.0
by whitespade
August 8th, 2011, 4:20am
a must read for all martial art manga fan. sure, its more grounded on reality, than, say, kenichi - but that made it better because it is believable. i love the it when the mangaka broke the fourth wall to stated some facts about the moves done. the main character may be a bit whiny and depressing, but thats what made me like him - im effing bored with the perpetually happy/optimistic main char of other series

highly recommended - the author's other works are also populated with emo people and if you like this, try the others..

just finish it and holy Ra, this is AWESOME. my heart race so much, it nearly bursts. this is the holy grail of fighting manga.

... Last updated on May 23rd, 2012, 12:54pm
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huh? i haven't comment?   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by yuno19
July 28th, 2011, 9:58am
flaws. flaws everywhere.
what the mangaka trying to do? does he intend to teach us about boxing (in such patronizing way, i hate his guts), or is just that bad in maintaining his story's flow?
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by LadyCupcake
December 12th, 2010, 9:01am
Usually I wouldn't be interested in these types of manga, since I'm more of a shoujo and jousei person, but this manga is simply amazing. It's exceeded my expectations. The art is wonderful, as is the story.
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Very good.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by EvilTomte
September 14th, 2010, 3:03pm
I love this manga so far. Very interesting. The story is actually believable (well, sort of), as it sort pulls of pulls me into it. You can (sort of) identify with the main character and all the characters feel real somehow.

I definitely recommend it.
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mixed reactions   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by wait321
August 10th, 2010, 10:50am
This is a decent manga, but not a great one. It's like a slice-of-life manga about real-life street fighters. The manga is filled with remarkably accurate information about fighting techniques, but I highly doubt that those advanced teachings, which often require tons of training to perform, would ever come into play in a street fight.

Although it contains accurate information about fighting techniques, this is supposedly a manga. As such, the slow pacing and total lack of direction of the story makes the series uninteresting. Not being Japanese, I can't really relate to the setting or problems faced by the characters and the main character's constant pondering about his place in society is boring and highlights how unfocused everything is.

... Last updated on August 10th, 2010, 11:09am
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