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Nagasawa Shiina is just an average 3rd year high school student until her parents' company goes bankrupt. In order to pay the bills, she sells herself into prostitution. At her first job, a mysterious masked man crashes the party... and it's someone she knows.

Akumetsu is the story of Shou, a vigilante that's out trying to straighten the corrupt Japanese Government through terrorism with his "One man, One kill" code of action.


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Izumo no Ryuu
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Latest Release(s)
v.18 c.153-162 (end) by Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads (2172d ago)
v.17 c.152 by Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads (2178d ago)
v.17 c.151 by Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads (2190d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
18 Volumes (Complete)

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Akumetsu by dantd95

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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (1338 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.45 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 12th 2015, 4:18am PST



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Shuukan Shounen Champion (Akita Shoten)

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3 Month Pos #567 increased(+10)
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On 1682 reading lists
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The plot of this manga... 1877 days, 10 hours, 9 minutes ago
any different from real? 1877 days, 10 hours, 43 minutes ago
Ending? 2172 days, 2 hours, 10 minutes ago
Who Likes Fake Releases? 2218 days, 0 hours, 15 minutes ago
Blood, Conspiracies, Mysteries,.. and uhh more Blood 2428 days, 14 hours, 0 minutes ago

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Anti-Hero Greatness   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by markdarkangel
December 19th, 2009, 7:55pm
All I can say was wow on how the manga ended. Really had my eyes sticked to the computer screen for 20 chapters.

Anyway, Akumetsu is one of those few original gems you can find in the world of manga. The story is very impressive and intelligent, it's no pyschological manga but it really makes you think. The character Shou a.k.a Akumetsu is just really awesome which makes up the flare that this story gives off. In other words, a must read for anyone who is a fan of a well put together story.

The ending volumes were kick ass, i won't forget this manga anytime soon.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by whiterat
December 19th, 2009, 6:27am
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i totally cried at the end shou was just too amazing a very unique character i felt like he should live forever but the ending was absolute i got heart broken&was in tears when he disappeared completely,no more clones,no more shou TT^TT
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by wittleD
December 18th, 2009, 9:01pm
it has an original storyline and a beautiful finish. i loved the whole concept of akumetsu and even though there are a little bit of explanation chapters, the ideas behind it was amazing.

the only reason it is mature is that there is a it of goriness. but there is no nudity. if youre looking for something thats action with a bit of romance, this is not it. this is more for people who want to see a superhero fix a country.

absolutely outstanding
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by bigmanmj
December 18th, 2009, 3:56pm
this manga is awesome. the beginning starts off a little slow but once it picks up there is always action in every chapter. i was on the edge of my seat in the last volume *literally. a definite must read
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Artimidorus
December 18th, 2009, 1:02pm
This series is pretty good, and I want to thank the many groups over the years who worked to put this scan out. You guys did a very good job with it, and at the end the releases just left me wanting more and more and more. >_<

The art doesn't really change throughout the series, the evil people still are super-evil, and when Shou snaps.. I love how he is depicted. This series also carried a pretty impressive message, and while sometimes it was lost in the backtracking, and sudden flashbacks, it was still decent.

The reason I gave it an 8, is because it does get lost at times with flashbacks, it does get a bit repetitive at times, and a few other minor issues that the series has. I couldn't go lower though, because it sticks to the plot given until the end, and even when it appears to have jumped the shark, it all comes full circle with a hasty explanation.

Enjoy the read.
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Dr4G0nF1r3z
December 18th, 2009, 11:46am
It might not make a lot of sense in the beginning, and it might get repetitive but the plot picks up and thickens into a very well made story. The last forty or so chapters are nail-biting, and the conclusion is fantastic. A must-read.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by gentlebeast
December 18th, 2009, 7:18am
The only word there is to describe it. Absolutely perfect...I can't find a single fault. I'm so thankful to the scanlators for picking this up and actually giving us the opportunity to read this. If this ever gets an english publisher, I'm definitely going to buy it!

... Last updated on December 18th, 2009, 7:21am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by asrodeia
December 13th, 2009, 3:02pm
This series.... is great. I like it because Shou never really loses his sense of humor, even in the end. Plus, this made me think, and was a little softer on your moral conscience than Death Note.

I wish I could read Japanese better, because it seems Shou has a really unique way of talking(he is always identified by it) that must be hard to translate.

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I think it would be very interesting if a profile of all the Shou's was made, of their lives before Akumetsu. I mean, they were all people with different goals at first, right?

There's probably still more of them out there still. You know, the Shou's. Hazama was only contacted two months before the start, right?

... Last updated on April 23rd, 2010, 9:24pm
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by EvilTomte
December 6th, 2009, 11:31am
It's a really great manga! At first it was just 'rather good' and didn't make much sense to me. It just had great art, some cute girls and some really intense action scenes which didn't make sense at all.

But then the story intensifies and becomes a lot more interesting as it's explained...

I recommend it strongly!
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Great! Suprisingly deep story in somewhat apocalyptical setting   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by GuardianPL
November 8th, 2009, 2:17pm
I took this title to just read some seinen, fighting off disappointment that Team Medical Dragon is translated only to 60+ chapter and wanting to put my mind on something else.
At first Akumetsu seems like a flashy gory shounen full of nonsense. I've kept reading simply because I liked stuff about corrupted government, which fit perfectly in that of my own nation's. And then, gradually, all that over-the-top crap started to make sense, and a brilliant story unravelled,

I've stopped at chapter 130, will definitely be back in the future when enough of unread chapters will gather.

Akumetsu is not for kids, it's a good and gritty story, reminds me a bit of Boondock Saints in way of us dreaming to fix that rotting world of corruption and evil. It incites burning anger that all those scumbags out there keep leeching life out of normal people and remain above law and justice, untouchable. Akumetsu them!!!
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