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Shikeishuu 042  
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Description
Tajima Ryohei, aka Shikeisyu 042 is sentenced to death for murdering 7 men. However the government is planning on abolishing the death sentence for good. In order to accomplish this, Ryohei must prove that ex-criminals like him can live in society. During the 3 years he lives outside the prison, he will meet more than 1,000 people, clean restrooms, plant flowers and define the value of human life and kindness.

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Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
Death Row Inmate 042
Détenu 042
Prisoner 042
Shikeishu 042
Shikeisyu 042
死刑囚042

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Latest Release(s)
v.4 c.12d by BlastComic Scans about 1 year ago
c.12c by Jello Scans over 5 years ago
c.12b by Jello Scans over 5 years ago
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Status
in Country of Origin
5 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (125 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.02 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 24th 2017, 7:05pm PST


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Year
2002

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Serialized In (magazine)
Shuukan Young Jump (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #490 increased(+221)
Monthly Pos #1115 increased(+596)
3 Month Pos #2799 increased(+493)
6 Month Pos #4213 increased(+702)
Year Pos #5930 increased(+225)

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On 507 reading lists
On 434 wish lists
On 90 completed lists
On 29 unfinished lists
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Hold on  
by Q C4r4j0
October 8th, 2020, 7:55pm
Rating: N/A
do not claim on the first chapter for having incongruity about the chip in the brain; Because "cold blooded murderer" is just an expression to denote a murderer who executed a plan to kill to the letter does not mean that his brain does not produce acting chemicals or even brain waves. said chip will not explode if the subject devises an assassination plan. But if in case of retention of activity in a certain area when it coincides with psychomotor signals from the extremities. This was clarified by the mangaka himself. And I'm not the devil

... Last updated on October 8th, 2020, 7:56pm
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@bleeb  
by SAimNE
December 20th, 2013, 6:10pm
Rating: N/A
pretty sure that was just a generic explanation for them. basically i think this is based on the assumption that this world has a bit better understanding of the human mind, and they used that to place the chip in the area of his brain that was related to acts of violence/murder. so if he sends enough impulses there it would activate the chip and boom. the overexcited explanation was just an explanation not an in depth detail of how it works.
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inconsistent plot lines to base a story on....  
by bleeb
January 1st, 2012, 6:25am
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
The first chapter is inconsistent! They try to implant a chip in the head of a "a cold bloody thirsty murderer without any human emotions", and this chip would trigger the brain to explode on the condition "if your brain gets over exited enough to kill someone".
A cold blooded murderer wouldn't have much emotion while killing or planning to kill someone, because it is a cold blooded murderer! The people that get exited are the people that kill in the heat of the moment. Has the mangaka read even the tiniest bit on human psychology before beginning with the plot lines? WTF?
I couldn't bear to read any further...
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lol  
by whitespade
December 23rd, 2011, 10:39pm
Rating: 8.7 / 10.0
with reviewers still call the protagonist by 042 not ryohei. did you actually get anything from the manga? eventhough i know he only lived for three years i still want to know more about him! i hope at the very least he die protecting the person important to him.
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worthwhile read.  
by 1love
February 3rd, 2011, 4:52pm
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
I really enjoyed reading this manga. The focus of it is not the controversial setting, but the process of how the main character gradually rediscover and reintegrate into the world around him, and how the world he comes into contact with comes to accept his existence - it made me really root for 042. Of course, there are parts to this manga that are quite idealistic, but overall the development was worth reading. The ending is to be expected; I am also glad that the author did not try to take it the opposite way.

... Last updated on February 3rd, 2011, 4:53pm
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...  
by canucks
August 28th, 2009, 11:49pm
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
Not the best execution for a supposedly interesting and controversial topic. The author did not dare step beyond the most superficial philosophical dilemmas which results in a mediocre presentation of stale entertainment.
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Similar to a movie?  
by Taska
February 14th, 2009, 1:55am
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
Has anyone seen Greenfingers? Its a similar premise to this manga in that criminals are taken out of prison and put into work in public areas.

It has a nice premise and great interactions between characters like the blind girl. Sometimes I find the antagonists in the story to be a little over exaggerated.
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Drawn in  
by argmom
November 19th, 2008, 2:40pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
I love suspenseful drama, even if it isn't very realistic. Kind of dark and it's emotionally difficult to read at times, but I like the characters and how they portray "Oshinii" as being almost a child. It's nice to see how everyone develops and connects, although the story is slow moving at times.
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interesting  
by Vamripper
October 31st, 2008, 1:24pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
If i like a manga i read it, if not i don´t. I read this biggrin. This Manga isn´t something you have to read, but if you don´t you might miss something. Its really interesting, kind of reminds me of some other mangas, only without that Kung-Fu-Stuff. 10 Points
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Amazing  
by Kagrath
October 30th, 2008, 5:23pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
A great manga. I've never felt so attached to a character. Number 042 is a great example that I think anyone could relate to in a small way. I'm usually not one for an action diluted slice-of-life, but I suggest this to anyone that reads seinen.
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