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Übel Blatt  
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Description
When the Wischtech threatened to invade the fiefs of Szaalanden, the Emperor dispatched fourteen youths. Of these, the Seven Heroes halted the invasion to herald a time of prosperity while the four Lances of Betrayal were supposedly defeated.

Two decades later, the Lances of Betrayal have reappeared and formed a bandit militia near the frontier fief Gormbark. A man with a black sword and a scar over his left eye slays an entire troop of that militia. He is identified as the boy, Koinzell, and becomes as much an object of fear as of hope even as his own past, motivations, and purpose are a mystery to those he meets on his journey.

Volume 0 encompasses a plot arc which leads directly into the main plot of Übel Blatt in Volume 1. It also introduces and develops the attitudes and motives of a few other characters aside from Koinzell.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
Клинок Зла
ユーベルブラット
魔城英雄傳說
魔域英雄传说
Übel Blatt ดาบคลั่งทวงแค้น
Evil Blade
Ubel Blatt

Groups Scanlating
BLAH
Dredshi
Furtim2
Geisha
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Latest Release(s)
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Status in Country of Origin
14 Volumes + Volume 0 (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
Ubel Blatt by tinman

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20 topics, 247 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (1376 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.46 / 10.0
10
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Last Updated
March 12th 2014, 9:01am PST


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Year
2004

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Serialized In (magazine)
Big GanGan (Square Enix; 2011-)
Young GanGan (Square Enix; 2004-2010)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Yen Press (October 2014)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #232 increased(+3)
Monthly Pos #204 decreased(-33)
3 Month Pos #115 decreased(-5)
6 Month Pos #80 increased(+7)

List Stats
On 5781 reading lists
On 1426 wish lists
On 193 unfinished lists
On 429 custom lists

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AMAZING!!! A MUST READ.   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by reviluv
November 25th, 2010, 10:37pm
lol i don't mind the nudity of the characters (even though it's too much for the eyes sometimes) but the art and the story are epic! i have fallen in love with the manga and i just hate waiting for the next series 'cause it takes too long, i get so impatience. but i really really like this one. i'm one of those people who just loves actions and heroic episodes (never mind the blood and stuff--i don't care about that lol), and i love my main character being a humble but strong/powerful hero and Koinzell/Ascheriit is such an addicting character that i don't wanna let go! i can't wait for the next series! it just keeps getting better and better.......thanks, Shiono, for creating this one, you're one of my favorite mangakas! the art is incredible and the story is amazing! you're one of the bests. :->
-i'm one of your #1 fans---so keep doing a great job!!!

p.s. -- i would give it a full 10+ score, but i still need to see how it ends, but then it deserves a much much higher score than that. smile

... Last updated on November 25th, 2010, 10:48pm
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<3   
Rating: N/A
by bats6767
July 29th, 2010, 10:26pm
Aw,,,! It's like Berserk with cute shonen art!! (The sex scenes are like Shotacon though... awkward! And don't chew me out for saying that cause I've barely started reading and that's the only sex scene I've seen!) but it's interesting. And awesome. I really like it so far.
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compare to berserk??   
Rating: N/A
by jasperv
June 4th, 2010, 8:53am
I think the comparison with berserk is totaly wrong (whether your blatt-Fan of Berserk-Fan)
because their soo different
i liked the idea of a corrupte empire with a false history and false heroes and plus i liked that in the begining the main char doesn't pretend to be a hero and admit that he selfishly wish for vengeance
what with berserk is over ********* better ??
to tell the truth i started reading berserk long ago and as awed by everything about it but the last arc was such a let down i dropped it
i think berserk is being watered down recently (since the white hawk arc and the witch and isuduro joining the party)
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not great.   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by kiron216
May 15th, 2010, 6:28pm
Because I'm more mature than some bird brained ubel blatt fans I wont post an unfair rating but this manga has nothing to distinguish it. I don't really understand the comparison between the two since berserk is 1*10^10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 times better. Every scene in berserk could be a painting and the story is masterful. Ubel blatt is generic and shallow, a half baked sandwich of gore and sex used to lure in a shallow audience. It is at best a 7/10 so thats what I'll post.

Berserk seeks to shock the conscience through use of extreme imagery. Its not just a porno like Ubel blatt.
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Anyone who loves RPGs would appreciate this!   
Rating: N/A
by Re1Mu2R3
December 26th, 2009, 11:15am
Great story, great art, a few ecchi-ish nude scenes which I neither hate nor love. I consider them a fan service.

The artist manages to capture every RPG fan's dream. Different races, weapons, magic, skill, fantasy creatures, a party consisting of members each having reasons to join the hero in pursuing his goal (not just randomly joining the main group like in some manga.)

Ubel Blatt might be known to some for its violence but personally I don't think this is the type of violence someone you're likely gonna hear saying: "Gore is cool!!!" would appreciate. PG-15 will do IMO.
It's bloody but not gory. And the blood is more artistic than disgusting.

Don't know how it's gonna end but I'm hoping the mangaka doesn't complicate it too much. So far very worthy of getting a 10 or more. A must read.
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Ten   
Rating: N/A
by iitzHans
October 17th, 2009, 6:52pm
There's fanservice. Tons of it. For those guys out there who love seeing tit-pics or naked butts, you'll enjoy the peeks. For the ladies, the angtsy bishounen main character will tide you over the fanservice that is CLEARLY for the male sex. Each volume delivers.

Although it gets annoying when the main character starts tearing up everytime he kills someone, it still tugs at my heartstrings every time. The art is quite nice and the storyline is dramatically bloody. Although I'm not a gory manga kind of person, the blood was bearable. Some parts are very OUT THERE, with the protagnist having a good old time with some older/younger/no clue who he is but still has sex with him.

Oh, I do appreciate the fact that the mangaka does not draw young girls with boobs bulging out of their tops. Very nice. With all the ecchi manga nowadays, girl's proportions are grossly exaggerated.

OVERALL, those who like action, angst, a good story, tons of time to read 10 volumes, and beautifully drawn people will enjoy this. Plus, the translated manga scans have memorable quoted. Oh yes, and who knew Koinzell looked so dang elegant whilst fighting a battle with blood splattered on his face? Pure fangirl material.

Men, there is a sex scene in the first few chapters. If that doesn't make you interested, you must be strange.
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Fantasy   
Rating: N/A
by intemango
October 1st, 2009, 6:45am
If you've played The Witcher, you'll know some of the *cough* distinct characteristics of this manga.
This woeful tale could certainly have been so much darker. But seems like the author decided to keep it pretty light-hearted.
Spoiler (highlight to view)
Absurdly strong protagonist, corrupt officials, plainly evil enemies, innocent bystanders...

Frankly, I was expecting a cast full of morally questionable characters and the protagonist crossing the Moral Event Horizon every time (well, the premise was kinda begging for it).

But don't let my rants disappoint you, this is a brilliant fantasy adventure, the actions are good, large-scale battles are plentiful, dungeons and dragons are the norm, oh, and the whole world is against you. Bring it on.
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Don't judge the begining laden with fan service, author was stupid.   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Wufu
August 12th, 2009, 2:37pm
Don't judge the beginning. The author was stupid and felt a need to get readers through fan service.

If this is your first look at Ubel Blatt and you're unsure as to whether to read it, I recommend that you do. The 200 votes for a 10 is not a lie. This is a captivating story with a variety of characters on opposite sides and good art also—which includes cute female characters. I'm warning you in the beginning the mangaka seemed to tried to get viewers through fan service for whatever reason. There are some ludicrous moments in the beginning but it phases out as the author ushers in a captivating story.

If this is your first perusal at the manga, don't judge it by it's cover picture with an elf. I assure you that not everyone is an angry-looking elf. This manga is one of those fantasy mangas with multiple races. To my knowledge,the sentient ones are elves and humans. The world of Ubel Blatt is set in a medieval-esque world (so that means swords, castles, arrows, ect) but also with magic and fantasy. There are dragons and griffin-like beasts—which can be used as steeds—, magic wielders, and also magic-based technology reminiscent of early modern tech which are blimps and giant-laser-canons-of-doom-that-resembles-a-giant-mounted-serrated-knife. There are at least two empires in the Ubel Blatt world, one with a sinister-looking culture (summoning, employs scary-looking beasts) and the other that is more righteous in appearance (no scary summoning/beasts). Whether or not one is evil is impossible to tell for sure as the story is set in the righteous-looking country. The other country is only referenced when quoting history and as of yet has no connection with the plot except for stuff that happened in the past.

Ubel Blatt is told from the viewpoint of Koinzell who goes against the empire. In the eyes of the people he is evil. However, you'll find that there's some truth behind his goal. It is an adventure so the main character travels with a group of friends. All of them are people who he's helped and are devoted to his cause not b/c of their debt. However, the story does not only center on Koinzell and friends but seems to be branching another viewpoint—which won't be spoiled here. Koizel is still the main lead however.

The main character possesses great powers but so do some other people (officers in the army). This isn't like Dragon Ball Z where there is a huge power disparity. A contingent of troops actually has a chance (depending on the tactic) against an officer. It is, however, a small chance against the more elite.

There's a chance that Ubel Blatt is heading towards a romance. If it does, the romance will remain as a side story along the main quest. I do hope it does however.

You must've been really intrigued to read through all so instead of delaying it, pick up a volume and start reading!

I give this a 9 b/c it's unfinished

... Last updated on August 12th, 2009, 2:41pm
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OK   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by taran
July 1st, 2009, 6:24pm
The manga is entertaining due to its fast pace and pretty good art, but the characters are extremely shallow and annoying in comparison to other seinen manga(I'm not gonna list them here as they've been mentioned countless times already by other commenters).
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Awesome!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by RiderFan
June 20th, 2009, 8:35am
Great art, lots of violence, moral dilemmas, ecchi, a few sex scenes that are tastefully done (Köinzell being the piece of shota that makes women fawn over him), and decent characters. A good read! The only drawback is that we need more!
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