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Superior  
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Description
The demon queen subdued enormous and powerful monsters and slaughtered over half of the world's population. Surviving members of the human race elected a hero to slay the demon queen, beseeching release from her oppressive rule. However, he questions his mission to eradicate the monsters: in his opinion, they too are conscious and alive, and so he anguishes over that fact. Sheila the Demon Queen became interested in him and decides to join his journey, hiding her identity and planning to kill him after she has gained his trust. Immediately, however, she realizes that she's fallen in love with the hero, and hence their journey begins...

Type
Manga

Related Series
Superior † (Sequel)

Associated Names
Недосягаемый
シューピアリア
수피리어

Groups Scanlating
Bushido Angel Adventures
ENXAME
Snow Kiss Scanlations
Superior Scans
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Latest Release(s)
v.2 by ENXAME (1410d ago)
v.9 c.1b by Bushido Angel Adventures (1571d ago)
v.9 by ENXAME (1613d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
9 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
Superior by okigen

Forum
8 topics, 67 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (1582 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.37 / 10.0
10
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9+
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8+
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7+
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6+
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5+
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4+
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3+
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2+
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1+
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Last Updated
March 24th 2014, 9:31am PST

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Year
2004

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
GanGan Powered (Square Enix)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #192 decreased(-6)
Monthly Pos #135 decreased(-8)
3 Month Pos #118 increased(+2)
6 Month Pos #109 decreased(-3)

List Stats
On 2921 reading lists
On 1802 wish lists
On 3035 completed lists
On 233 unfinished lists
On 524 custom lists

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Forum Posts
shounen? 275 days, 2 hours, 48 minutes ago
honestly is thier ment to be a sequel to the ending 744 days, 15 hours, 55 minutes ago
Superior Wiki 1807 days, 9 hours, 40 minutes ago
Superior Grade Manga 1902 days, 11 hours, 42 minutes ago
JanimeS dropped Superior 2004 days, 6 hours, 6 minutes ago

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Horrendous translation   
Rating: N/A
by Aikanaro
July 9th, 2010, 8:02pm
I can't honestly tell if this is good or bad, mostly because of the abysmal translation by JanimeS. The translator of the first five volumes has absolutely no idea what makes an English sentence sound right.

Thankfully, they drop it and it gets better afterwards, but having read most of the story in a haze of pseudo-yoda speak and blather, it's hard to give it any overall rating. That said, I suspect it isn't great - there's a lot of repetitiveness and the characters are fairly flimsy. It flips between comedy and angst fairly often, but it's always the same angst. The core themes are highly exaggerated and repeated again and again - hammered in.

It's okay for what it is though, I think. I'll follow the sequel and see if it lives up to any of the potential the premise has.
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ok here it goes   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by JTMTTJ
July 9th, 2010, 7:09pm
well when i first read the discription and rateing i was like"Sweet a demon queen falling in love with her sworn enemy this should be good"

i just started reading today and i was expecting a decent manga but....whaddya know it got worse and worse,i mean seriously i can understand a wicked demon toying with it's prey but for the relatinship to go that fast? and what that weak demon said was abit anti-cinematic seriously how the.... did this manga get a good rateing!
the ony reason why i didn't give this a one is because i've only read the first chapter and it's sucking sooooooooooo bad right now.

... Last updated on July 9th, 2010, 7:18pm
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oh man...   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by revilenigma
March 14th, 2010, 2:49pm
How did this get published exactly? I've seen better stuff on Smackjeeves for crying out loud.
The art is aright(albeit very mediocre) but the pacing and panel layout is a complete mess. The story is nothing but clichés and cheese.
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Eh...   
Rating: N/A
by Mislikelli
March 4th, 2010, 7:51pm
I liked the beginning of this manga. However, after about volume 5, the artist decided to stop the plot line altogether and just add filler characters. Volume 9, the end of the series, resolved nothing, and the sequel has gone backwards. The art is decent, characters cliche, plot line in stasis, but overall I would recommend it. I just really wish the mangaka would DO something with it.
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Great   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by dansolo
January 4th, 2010, 9:47pm
While I can't agree 100% with the hero's view either, I still like the series a lot. The art is pretty good though it can be hard to read during detailed scenes (though that's true with a lot of monochrome art). I was all set to write a more negative review due to the lack of an ending but having found out that it is continued under another name has made me happy again. I would like to see some more character development other than in the hero and Sira.
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i dont like the ideals   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by spupapi
December 25th, 2009, 1:38am
This manga is quite good but i dislike "hero" the main character. His ideals and philosophy is not something i'd follow nor agree with. Well art is good i like it. The storyline is just so-so. Relationship between characters is waaaay too fast, damn it. The heroine falls in love with the guy right in first chapter, what the hell?
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Seriously...   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by sailorliones
December 7th, 2009, 6:34pm
I really did not expect another 20th Century Boys out of this. Since the beginning, I was really looking forward to the part where the Hero discovers that Sheila is the Demon King, but it has yet to happen. Actually, it doesn't happen at all in the 9 volumes. Overall, though the story is good and the art is good, it gives off a feeling of being dragged along WAY too much. It doesn't have the characteristics of a manga which pulls you in for 20 volumes, or even 5. It just feels dragged out. I like the way Sheila changes, and the way the Hero change, but somehow it's a bit unreal. Perhaps the prolonging of each action makes it less realistic and believable. Overall, I was quite disappointed in the manga. It feels incomplete. Then again, there is Superior†, which acts as 21st Century Boys to 20th Century Boys, so I'm hopeful the confrontation will be there. So sad to not give a good review...
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started good, then it it was only getting worse..   
Rating: N/A
by kathya
November 21st, 2009, 4:13pm
From the first few chapters I expected a quite nice, heartwarming story with strong, oryginal characters... Unfortunately, after volume six or seven, it feels as author does everything to prolong it, adding another characters and turning it into stupid battle manga, that has nothing to do with the beginning, characters also are getting worse. I just finished reading it and the ending left me quite disapointed.
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Depends...   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Peppermint
October 21st, 2009, 1:52pm
If you have problems reading fantasy with dumb and naive heroines, then you should look for another manga. If you don't, then you will probably like Superior.

This a 6 for me because the story is nothing more than another typical farfetched shoujo. The demon queen subscribes to the hero like a pet. Their relationship is constructed around cliches, and both their personalities lack genuineness and complexity. Sheila is also not very intelligent. Her personality would be right at home in a middle or high school.

Her adoption of the hero's peaceful ways was equally flimsy. The portrayal of war and peace in this manga is black and white (war is wrong; peace is right; there is absolutely no moral ambiguity in war whatsoever, end of story) that it provided none of the tension and depth that are intrinsic in violent stories. As soon as the hero told her war was wrong, she had a convenient epiphany and agreed. Just like that- even though war has been her whole lifestyle and makes up (in theory) a huge part of her identity, she very easily let go.

... Last updated on March 25th, 2010, 4:32pm
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Mediocre   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by envywine
October 14th, 2009, 3:24am
I was expecting something good from the reviews but. Good enough, and the art is nice, but I don't even know how many stories I read with the exact same premise of "amazingly powerful and evil villain sees good in the world and promises loyalty to hero." Even with the slight variation in the main character being the villain, the queen is the generic manga-girl type with no real depth to her, with the added insult of the same generic backstory that's given to all characters of her subtype. =/

The manga is not bad, but probably worse--it was boring. No real emotional intensity and I never get the feeling that something is at stake. The pivotal relationship--between the demon queen and the hero--is nonexistant and shallow at best. If only I'd known ahead of time to turn off my brain a little more. Guess this'll show me to trust reviews here.

... Last updated on October 14th, 2009, 3:28am
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