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Übel Blatt  
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When the black blade roars, all who stand in its path shall be torn asunder…! What is it that Koinzell, the mysterious young boy who wields the sword with such exceptional skill, desires? The fight against the “Lances of Betrayal,” who were thought to have been defeated by the Seven Heroes, begins--And at battle’s end, only the shocking truth will remain amid the pools of blood.


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Associated Names
Клинок зла
Evil Blade
Ubel Blatt

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Status in Country of Origin
19 Volumes + Volume 0 (Ongoing)

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Ubel Blatt by tinman

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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (1534 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.36 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 14th 2017, 8:16am PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Big GanGan (Square Enix; 2011-)
Young GanGan (Square Enix; 2004-2010)

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English Publisher
Yen Press (8 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #100 decreased(-11)
Monthly Pos #76 decreased(-26)
3 Month Pos #60 decreased(-3)
6 Month Pos #55 decreased(-9)

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Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by lilbro
April 26th, 2007, 1:07am
Shamandust is right. Ignore all of the 10s because those are from people who give perfect scores to anything that they like whether it is actually perfect as a 10 implies or not. This manga is like a really, REALLY downgraded Berserk. The plot is irritating as well. It should have been labeled a shounen manga because of all of the shounenistic themes but it has a lot of gore and rape so it I guess they couldn't do that.

To summarize, this is a a low grade berserk with a cheesy shounen style plot and your typical ugly evil villains and pretty good guys. Main character is born with ultimate capabilites meaning that from the beginning you know that he will come out victorious in all battles, unscathed and of he asserts his own moral thinking on all others and dictates who he wants to be alive and who not.

Predictable, contradictory, annoying and really nothing new or anything special.

... Last updated on April 26th, 2007, 1:11am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by F0RR
April 23rd, 2007, 11:35am
Never thought that one day there'll be a fantasy manga better than Berserk. But Ubel Blatt has very good chances to become one!
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Berserk Wannabe   
Rating: 5.5 / 10.0
by tokkun
April 22nd, 2007, 10:36pm
Despite what you might think from seeing all the 10/10 comments, this manga is actually not all that good. It looks exactly like Berserk, but with downgraded art, story, and character designs (a half-elf? seriously?). I don't understand why this manga is so popular on Manga-Updates. I really hope it gets better.


This is an addition to my original comment, responding to the people complaining that the series should not be compared to Berserk:

I do not compare every fantasy series to Berserk; you're welcome to browse my public lists to view my comments on various series. The fact is that UB has a lot more in common than just being a fantasy series.

Both are gothic action-horror stories. Both are set in fictional countries modeled after Europe during the Dark and early Middle Ages. Both draw elements from German folklore. Both stories follow wandering, lone-wolf, powerful swordsmen on quests for revenge against comrades that betrayed them. Both feature the main character killing evil feudal lords who are able to transform into a 'true', more powerful form within the first couple volumes. Both contain explicit violence and sexual scenes. Both have art styles that emphasize grotesque features in most of the non-main characters. Guts starts Berserk as the "Black Swordsman"; Koinzell starts Ubel Blat as the "black sword". Guts has a scar across his right eye; Koinzell has a scar across his left. Guts has a metal arm; Koinzell wears large metal gauntlets.

A couple similarities might be a coincidence; this many is a pattern.

I will concede one thing: the first volumes of Berserk were not all that great either. It's possible that Ubel Blatt may get much better. However, based on what has been scanlated so far, it is not very good, and certainly not worthy all the 9s and 10s it has received, especially when it seems so derivative of Berserk.

... Last updated on May 30th, 2007, 10:51am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Shamandust
April 12th, 2007, 7:03am
It's really extraordinary and I'm already addicted >.<
The Plot gets more and more interesting... Too bad "Übel Blatt" is a moronic combination of 2 german words...
übel= evil, bad, ill
blatt= leaf or sheet of paper
Perhaps the Mangaka wanted to say "Evil Blade"
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VERY Entertaining!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Deliss
April 12th, 2007, 12:59am
It's pretty awesome(hope it stays that way ^^;). It has good art and uses "fantasy" at a good level. Highly recommended!
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wonderfully atypical fantastic action/adventure story   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by myopius
April 11th, 2007, 12:14am
EDIT: I finally read Berserk. I can see why people made the comparison. For my analysis, check out . I believe that I wrote objectively and in-depth about the similarity between these two manga that has apparently become such a major issue to people who are commenting on these series.

Wow. I love this manga. Normally, fantasy manga just take a few particular cliches aspects of fantasy as a wrapper for a show with characters & plot that are very close to non-fantastic storylines. But all the reviews for this one were so high, I decided I'd check it out.

The art is nice. The characters and objects of the world are drawn uniquely, and the action scenes are drawn in a way which makes me wish I could see them animated. The ecchi is /very/ ecchi, it's almost like smut. (Koinzell is a real player....) And on that note, his character is also very complex. We come to understand his motivations a bit, but still, his behavior is far from 1D--at times he's a bit awkward, at times kind, in battle deadpan and sometimes also frantic. His behavior also kinds of throws you off since... he's so small, like a pre-teen boy really.

The pace is nice, the interactions are (so far) all completely unrepetitive, there have been no random irrelevant hold-ups in the plot--there's zero feeling of "same old, same old" as you read it (it's fantasy/adventure in a hostile world, but it's very different from formulaic plot progression like you see in Immortal Rain, Kurohime, etc.).

5 volumes are out so far, eh... Volume 0's plot developments went by especially quick, but Volume 1 Chapter 1 clearly takes it time more, so I'm not sure how far this series will extend. I hope 30 volumes, over which the plot of the series changes constantly with new relevations like it did at the end of Volume 0, to reveal as many different aspects of the fictional world of Ubel Blatt (what does that mean anyway?) as possible. biggrin

It's not very far scanlated yet, but since I can change my vote later I'll put in a 10 for now.

... Last updated on January 20th, 2008, 1:12pm
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funtastic manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ant_on
April 3rd, 2007, 10:41am
cool.. its art is very" good and the story too.....
i cant wait to read it more
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The Best   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by cjchan
April 3rd, 2007, 6:01am
It's the best fantasy manga i've seen so far.
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Thumbs Up!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kakashi524
April 2nd, 2007, 10:02pm
Very good, i have seen the raws up to chapter 35 (was a good manga by the looks of it), and a few minutes ago i finished reading v0 and v1ch1 translated (I changed my mind, It's an excellent manga). A must read!.

... Last updated on April 2nd, 2007, 10:04pm
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thats the way   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by basejump
April 2nd, 2007, 4:25pm
Its just the first chapters, but its already one of my favorite mangas!
Nothing much to say besides you should give it a try.

Will edit later! ^_^
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