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Code: Breaker  
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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.


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Associated Names
Code - Breaker
Code Breaker
CODE:BREAKER ~コード:ブレイカー~

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Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
26 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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

User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 7.7 / 10.0 (1069 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.67 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 3rd 2015, 4:11pm PST



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English Publisher
Del Rey (2 Volumes - Defunct)

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Weekly Pos #752 increased(+295)
Monthly Pos #1501 increased(+86)
3 Month Pos #1733 decreased(-21)
6 Month Pos #1762 decreased(-60)

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Code:Breaker Gets Anime 1433 days, 11 hours, 35 minutes ago

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I'm glad I pick it up again   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by nightcrawler103
June 4th, 2010, 6:23pm
As some of the reviewers here, I dropped Code Breaker because I got bored before it reached chapter 20. I got disappoint since I'm such a huge fan of SDK. However, ever since it got licensed in my country, I wonder about the progress. Then, I read some reviews saying that it got interesting in later chapter, so I downloaded it again. And boy, am I so glad I did that. It is true. In later chapters, the story does get more and more interesting and exciting. And lots of mysteries which are yet to be revealed.

After I think about it, the reason this manga seems boring in the beginning is probably, unlike Samurai Deeper Kyo, it started slow. In SDK, we instantly introduce with an interesting aspect, that is Kyoshiro and Kyo in one body. Moreover, the interesting side characters such as Yukimura already appear in the early chapters. One has to be patient to read Code Breaker.

Yes, the story is not that original. But it has the unique sense of Akimijyo-sensei which I really fond of. And, of course, the characters. Akimijyo-sensei is one of the mangaka who could create lots characters in one manga but manage to present each of them as one specific memorable individual. It is easy for me to distinguish one character to the other. Not just through their physical appearance, but also their nature. Furthermore, eventhough you could feel the presence of some SDK characters, none of them are really similar to the characters of SDK. Sakura has a little bit of Yuuya, but she is not Yuuya. Ogami has a little bit of Kyo, but he is not Kyo. Sakura may seems annoying. However, it is revealed later that her nagging and clinging to Ogami has a reason. So far, my favorite character is Shibuya.

I also want to comment about the balance of comedy and seriousness. I actually like that he put comedy in the middle of seriousness. I mean, it is not that full of angst or emo story. And, for me, the comedy does not ruin the flow of the story at all.

Code Breaker is not a super extraordinary manga. But it is good. It is one of good manga out of tons of manga I have ever read. And it is certainly worth my time.

For you new readers who wonder whether Code Breaker worth your time or not, read until at least 30 chapters, then decide. For old readers who dropped this, you might want to pick it up again. I did, and I don't regret it.

... Last updated on August 11th, 2010, 1:46am
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avatar repetitive and predictable   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by oOYourdadOo
June 3rd, 2010, 7:14am
If you are a fan of good stories, battles, character development, decent comedy, and good art work, then you can fine this manga anywhere. Its a decent manga, but its like the story with different characters and plot. I mean, cliché after cliché. After you've read as much manga as me and read alot of great and horrible stories, you get bored quick when you read an average(similar) story for too many times. Some you can keep going on reading for a while, even finish the story, but then there are manga like this that you just get tired and bored of and lose interest. Its been awhile since i last read a Code: Breaker chapter though, so maybe the story picked up a bit and got more interesting. But everything from the story to the characters to the artwork[although better then most] was average to the point as knowing the sky is blue and grass is green. 4/10 might be a bit low since its a good read if you havent read much manga but this is my rating
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Rating: N/A
by cleodux
April 15th, 2010, 8:32am
I really need to write this, for those who think that code breaker is bad and whatever. Hmm... I think you forgot that the author is the same with SDK author, and i see Sakurakouji is a heaven send compare to Yuya, she can fight(its true but compare to other power user of course her is nothing) and has ability where by Yuya only can screams Kyo here Kyo there... that is enough to drive you to the wall. There are a lot of similarity in his story telling SDK and CB, i am not blaming him, i like SDK with all it lacks and i like Code Breaker the same. Give it times guys, at least the story now is going somewhere...

... Last updated on April 15th, 2010, 8:36am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Rainy_x_DaySs
April 1st, 2010, 5:23pm
"I'm a girl and I don't like this. I do give it a 2 for having bishies that surround a single girl. Kinda like me in real life, I like it when a lot of guys pay attention and some time touch me too."
Wow um.....thanks for sharing o_O
Code Breaker isn't that bad i like it but not really crazy about it :T after chapter 55 or so thats when things get more interesting.I find that Sakura can be annoying at sometimes,thats my only complain though!
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Don't Waste Time; Don't Read it.   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by thebesthentai
March 14th, 2010, 2:29am
If you've read the opinion, you can understand that the majority are against it, giving low rating. If this doesn't convince you, then read a few volumes and find out for yourself that you've wasted valuable time. I didn't believe it and started trying to force myself to go over several volume just to make sure it was well worth it but in the end, I let myself down. I should have listened to the users gripe for once--oh, how I regret it.

I had a friend who's a huge comic fan and I introduced him to manga with this manga, and he responded positively. Then he went on to read other manga and came back to me this time, but with a negative review. He trashed this manga like a fucking fruitcake. He said that while reading another manga, it finally hit him and was also shocking that he didn't realize sooner... that this manga was junk. What I drew from this was a person not much exposed to manga ranging from shounen, seinen, to adult would find this fun and enjoyable while others who have had a fair amount of time with manga will instantly find that this is pretty much crap. But there are some who just can't discern form what is good or bad, and others given their personal preference still can't tell the difference.

Here's a compilation of most of the comments I've quoted below. I quote below the important part in the user's comment so you don't have to drag yourself over 10+ pages of opinions.

"The manga switches between gag mode and serious story mode so rapidly and often it makes it hard to appreciate either."

"The author seriously needs to understand when jokes are to be made and when they are not. If he can improve this, this manga definitely has potential. There needs to be a good balance between comedy and seriousness."

"The main character is said to be a strong martial artist in the beginning, but she just turns out to be your typical damsel in distress with stupid ideals and obviously retarded repeated actions"

"Throughout the story, she learns ever so slightly more about this mysterious guy, and then is continuously surrounded by new bishes. I dropped it there."

"I stopped at chapter 16 ... I'm glad I did... people said repetitive, ... and that was by chapter 16."

"so very lame...hate both main characters so far. ... the girl is annoying. i dont see the plot of this going anywhere."

"dwindled off to something cliched and... repetitive."

"she wants to change Ogami's viewpoint ... don't see how shoving the guy's face in your chest is going to instantly stop him from killing people."

"Just another manga with brute guy and whiny girl who runs around begging not to kill a person."

"The main guy is kinda a fusion between Light and Kazuma from Kaze no Stigma. It's like yaoi in bed ... cool"

I'm a girl and I don't like this. I do give it a 2 for having bishies that surround a single girl. Kinda like me in real life, I like it when a lot of guys pay attention and some time touch me too.

... Last updated on March 14th, 2010, 1:28pm
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There needs to be a balance between comedy and seriousness   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by John21
March 1st, 2010, 12:29am
The series started off strong. The main female character is bearable. The art is good and the fight scenes are pretty awesome. However the problem is that the author isn't able to balance humor and seriousness. Moments which are supposed to be serious and intrigue the reader are made light of by the inclusion of humorous jokes by the characters. Ogami who started off all serious and totally violent started making jokes which could be seen as good character development but for me it seemed out of place. There is sometimes a bit too much comedy and it sometimes ruins some of the revelations and good plot twists that comes along. The tension, that feeling is just not there. The author seriously needs to understand when jokes are to be made and when they are not. If he can improve this, this manga definetly has potential. There needs to be a good balance between comedy and seriousness.
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Just like Samurai Deeper Kyo   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by jackblack901
January 20th, 2010, 7:23pm
This is a totally different manga but it has all the the good point and bad point of his previous manga SDK.

Awesome art and fighting scene. It has one of the most important point for a good shounen.
Fine plot w/ twist moments and good humor.
A board and nice settings of characters.

But the 2 main characters is so dense. The same things happened in SDK, most ppl end up prefer all those side characters. Besides, I don't know why, maybe it's the plot or the story telling, but this manga got some drama but it failed in building up emotion. I don't mean this manga is bad, it has an awesome art and fighting that's even a par of those top shounen. But the shallow in the main characters and emotional make it failed behind.
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Surprisingly interesting and funny   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by Celianna
November 24th, 2009, 2:21pm
I didn't know much about Code: Breakers than what the description tells us, which is also very misleading. Sakura, the main girl, is definitely not good in martial arts, however she's not a person to mess with either.

Sakura is just a simple high-school girl, until she sees Ogami exterminating a bunch of people with blue fire. Later on we find out that he is a Code: Breaker (number 6), and works for an organization that makes him kill 'evil' people. Code: breakers are people with a special ability, Ogami's ability is a blue flame which burns everything to well .. nothing, but he likes to say 'burn to ashes'. Sakura doesn't want him to kill people, she believes that there are other ways to change evil people's minds (and she preaches this A LOT throughout the entire manga). Ogami was about to kill Sakura but finds out that he can't, Sakura is a 'rare-kind', one who can dispel any ability from any code: breaker.

The story had a nice set-up within the first few chapters, but it moves on from that story plot and introduces a lot more code: breakers, adds in a bunch of comedy, and it generally tries to figure out what KIND of story it wants to be. So the beginning is very serious, then it's pretty funny without much plot, and then it finally gains some ground and we get something that resembles a plot.

Code: Breaker is funny and while it seems to lose its way throughout the middle, the characters are interesting and funny. Some might say Sakura is annoying, but I find her much of an improvement compared to the ditzy and air-headed heroines that plague all kinds of manga. Sakura isn't ditzy, she knows what's going on, and she sticks with her ideals. Slowly, she changes Ogami's views - and there might even be a possibility of romance between them. She's not always the damsel in distress, she seems to handle herself just fine when she's pushed to use her rare-kind's ability. In fact, she saved 4 code: breakers all on her own!

Ogami is very much like Light from Death Note, because he really just kills people on a whim (much to Sakura's dismay). Although he does show signs of extreme embarrassment in later chapters, unlike the always cool and collected Light. With Sakura nagging him and hanging around him all day long, he slowly changes a bit. He doesn't realize it, but he's grown very much attached to Sakura and wants to protect her. Because of this, he wants to become stronger, so that he won't just watch and see Sakura get hurt by the person he hates most. Despite Sakura's nagging not to kill, he still goes and kills people on a whim - if he can that is.

All the other code: breakers are funny and interesting too. Despite the fact that they're supposed to be all emo and stuff because they kill people, they seem like regular young teenagers that are having fun with each other most of the time. Of course, that changes in the later parts of the manga because it's finally continuing its plot.

Anyways, Code: Breaker is funny and interesting, and while it doesn't seem to have much of a direction in the beginning, it'll get better. Just keep reading!

... Last updated on November 24th, 2009, 2:22pm
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Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by YamiKuro
November 23rd, 2009, 7:00am
So, I read the manga until chapter 162. For me, the plot has started deteriorating. The story became overly draggy for me. But the fact that I was once mesmerized by this manga makes me unable to give it up. I still love this manga. Hopefully the draggy-ness wears off and the story starts to get better. I'm really hoping that the current arc ends quickly and a new arc begins.The hidden past is what I'm looking forward to.

... Last updated on January 17th, 2012, 8:39am
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just AWESOME!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by oraclegirl
October 30th, 2009, 11:12am
well i really don't know why other people stop reading this.
for me it's very cool and i like all the characters (especially yuki)

and im really happy that new characters showing up
so i just have to give it a 10!
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