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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 (245d ago)
v.31 c.99-107 by Illuminati-Manga (507d ago)
v.30 c.90-98 by Illuminati-Manga (778d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
34 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Reviews

7 topics, 40 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (425 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8 / 10.0
 25% (106 votes)
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Last Updated
September 18th 2015, 2:22pm PST



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

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

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #648 increased(+105)
Monthly Pos #847 decreased(-15)
3 Month Pos #696 increased(+59)
6 Month Pos #800 decreased(-154)

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On 1691 reading lists
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Has this manga ended at Vol. 34? 218 days, 2 hours, 53 minutes ago
Confused with current chapters I'm reading(~200) 772 days, 0 hours, 56 minutes ago
Something i never understood 1554 days, 7 hours, 12 minutes ago
what's going on with shamo? 1565 days, 7 hours, 33 minutes ago
Shamo, whats happening now? 2049 days, 0 hours, 51 minutes ago

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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Creeper
December 10th, 2007, 7:47pm
Its a strange story spanning the life of a troubled young man who refuses to lay down and matter what he has to do to survive. I wont lie to you. The lead is anything but a nice guy and to say that you'll love to hate to love him isn't an overstatement. The artwork start out pretty rough and gritty and it doesn't get much cleaner but it does evolve in a way. If you like Vagabond or Threads of Time then you'll most likely enjoy this as well. My thanks to manga Sketchbook for the translation of a series that I doubt will ever be licensed. Its pretty graphic.

... Last updated on May 1st, 2010, 8:54pm
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by DuLexSidLex
August 23rd, 2007, 11:31pm
I prefer Berserk than this...there's no outlet of comedy in it and plus, I hate the emphasis on insects...Praying Mantis and the like! The attacks are superb but Ryo's role didn't catch my attention! If fighting was to be based on, I prefer Hajime no Ippo's boxing than this...
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dark and good   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ranmaru
August 3rd, 2007, 9:52am
this ones very good and dark, not for people who easily get affected by blood and violence. but if those don't effect you then this is one of the best you'll get, the art is great, the story like greater, but what really makes this story so good is the main character, his darkness is....
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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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