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At the age of sixteen Ryo Narushima was a genius and looked to have no trouble of getting into Tokyo University and joining the elite of society. However, that summer something cracked inside Ryo's head. With a small knife he brutally murdered both of his parents only leaving his sister alive and cowering in a corner. It is at this grotesque incident that our story begins.

Extra Note: At volume 20, the series changed publishers, which created a restart of the chapter numbers.

Starting from chapter 61 in volume 26, the first chapter from when the series returned from a long hiatus, the series has been completely written & drawn by Tanaka Akio. While Hashimoto Izou did write the series in the beginning, he had been doing less and less work starting from volume 4. Tanaka & Hashimoto reached a settlement and Shamo continued.


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Associated Names
Coq de Combat

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Latest Release(s)
v.32 c.108-116 by Illuminati-Manga (3d ago)
v.31 c.99-107 by Illuminati-Manga (265d ago)
v.30 c.90-98 by Illuminati-Manga (535d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
34 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Reviews

6 topics, 38 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (402 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8 / 10.0
 26% (103 votes)
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Last Updated
March 22nd 2015, 10:47am PST



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Original Publisher
Futabasha (vols 1-19)
Kodansha (vols 20-28-ongoing)

Serialized In (magazine)
Evening (Kodansha)
Manga Action (Futabasha)

Licensed (in English)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #181 increased(+120)
Monthly Pos #531 increased(+243)
3 Month Pos #631 increased(+59)
6 Month Pos #639 increased(+93)

List Stats
On 1753 reading lists
On 781 wish lists
On 70 completed lists
On 126 unfinished lists
On 225 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Confused with current chapters I'm reading(~200) 529 days, 6 hours, 18 minutes ago
Something i never understood 1311 days, 12 hours, 34 minutes ago
what's going on with shamo? 1322 days, 12 hours, 55 minutes ago
Shamo, whats happening now? 1806 days, 6 hours, 13 minutes ago
Shamo Movie..... 1969 days, 4 hours, 9 minutes ago

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Rating: N/A
by kamasutra69
July 19th, 2007, 11:46pm
artwork and very good story but
sometimes one chapter takes 10seconds
and its realistic
if you can take main character. its like main villian
you know
everytime good doesnt win
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Not good   
Rating: N/A
by yoguy
March 11th, 2007, 2:26pm
The story has less to it than meets the eye. The main character is supposably brilliant but he acts retarded at most times. And the pace of the story is incredibly slow. The pages are filled with lizards and all kind of things that have no revalence to the actually story. The fighting isn't interesting and in recent chapter with those chi blasts and all its not even realistic anymore.
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by EvilTomte
February 16th, 2007, 7:25am
Dark, brooding, evil and amazing.

None of the bullshit attacks you see in Naruto or Bleach here. This is about a real human's... or rather a real devil in human form. Born out of our society.

This is the shit, I'm telling you. Though I usually prefer the fantasy style action mangas... This is more real than anything I've ever read, even though it kinda scares me as well.

Either way, I recommend it !
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by miyagi1
October 29th, 2006, 7:22pm
Dark, violent, and the artwork is insane. It don't get much better than this.
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Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
July 24th, 2006, 5:29pm
It was kinda good for awhile I really wanted to see the anti-hero thing do good but the whole kill your parents stuff gets dragged on with this manga and it go's nowhere, the fightings good but it gets kinda dull, this manga hand potential but it's gone now.
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For Action/Martial Arts Fans   
Rating: N/A
by Kyon
July 15th, 2006, 12:04am
Pretty good action on this manga but it has quite a lot of disturbing images and situations so its not for those weak of heart. I'm a big fan of action genre so i'm a bit biased rating this.

Anyway... mann... can't wait for more chapters! That new kung-fu chick will definitely gonna get f*cked too! lol
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this is somthing......odd   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
March 26th, 2006, 6:22pm
At first it seems like a new cool manga,but after awhile this manga does nothing but drag. it seems to go nowhere and has no other goal but to continue on a road of nothingness. I love blood, I love gore, but most of all I love story. This has really no story at all. (+_-)/
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Kinda like Baki   
Rating: N/A
by ryo narushima
February 24th, 2006, 9:45am
how could anyone miss this type of manga. Such violence plus great sport and add up a really badass hero, this manga is really a great read. If your into kick ass action and love to see blood spill out and wanna see cool martial arts, this ones for you. great story, great art, great action. Satisfaction guaranteed!!
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This is SOMETHING   
Rating: N/A
by Pantyhouse Taro(a.k.a Feri)
February 13th, 2006, 12:38am
I've been reading this amazing manga for some time and when i saw that another volume has been realeased, i realised that no one has rated it yet. So what the hell? I mean, mediocre mangas have tons of reviews..
Anyways.. this manga is for the ppl that likes too root for the really bad guy. Like, i really looove Berserk and i think that Gutts is pretty bad. But THiS guy is evil! And he's sure got reason for being a scumbag. You see him evolve from being a weak punchingbag, to a real kickass bastard, and maybe he will evolve even further, coming clean in the end(But i doubt it^^).
Art is great, and has a serious feeling too it.. no stupid jokes or panties, but the main attraction in this kind of manga is the awesome story and the characters.
I don't see if anything i wrote really made any sense, but if i've written this much crap about this manga.. It must be worth trying, right? You will NOT be disappointed!
For those who like serious and voilent mangas! (Berserk, Battle Royale, Freesia)

Cheese out!
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