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Kentou Ankokuden Cestvs  
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Description
54 AD. Cestus, a young boy orphaned by the Roman empire and made a slave, is placed into a training school for pugilists. It is here that he begins his journey to defy fate and fight for his own freedom.

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Manga

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Associated Names
Cestus - The Legend of Boxing in the Dark Ages
Cestvs: The Roman Fighter
Kento Ankokuden Cestvs
เซสทัส จอมหมัดสนับเหล็ก (Thai)
拳斗暗黑传
拳闘暗黒伝セスタス

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Latest Release(s)
v.15 c.154 (end) by Dumbnut over 3 years ago
v.15 c.153 by Dumbnut over 3 years ago
v.15 c.152 by Dumbnut over 3 years ago
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Status
in Country of Origin
15 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (57 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.54 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 1st 2021, 1:03pm PST


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Year
1997

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Serialized In (magazine)
Young Animal (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)
No

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N/A

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Historically Inaccurate Feminist Garbage Featuring Nothing but Cookie-Cutter Characters  
by BeAsOne
June 19th, 2019, 12:06am
Rating: N/A
I've read 3 volumes.
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The Roman equivalent of Berserk  
by residentgrigo
December 3rd, 2014, 1:28pm
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
Shizuya and Berserk (10/10)´s Miura went to school together and it shows through the similar art and world-views.
The violence is equally impactful here and everyone has to suffer though living hell too. No happy endings will be found in this first series and this may also be one of the best takes on slavery i have seen in a comic. The historic research the author undertook is lastly very palpable and i like the direct sequel (basically Vol. 16) equality. Fans of HBO´s Rome or Starz´s Spartacus and certainly of Historie / Vinland Saga (10/10) will feel at home with this tale.

... Last updated on January 9th, 2016, 10:26am
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It is a good manga  
by Vingrand Peacefolk
September 11th, 2011, 8:44pm
Rating: 8.2 / 10.0
Hey, I have read the whole 15 volumes of this manga in Chiense version. I can assure you this is a good one. Although it doesn't like other manga that exaggerate boold and the power of protagonist, but it does have good character development. If you like Berserk, Vinland Saga, and Claymore, I think this one may suit your reading preference, though it may not as good as those masterpieces mentioned.

If you are only 5 years old and like some manga with characters owning the superpower to do some impossible martial art, then I don't recommend this manga to you. All move and action in this manga is possible though training.
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hmm..  
by sweetnsour321
January 14th, 2010, 6:44pm
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
it's not that bad. it shows live or die situtations for slaves during the roman era. How they were considered as basically animals. It's interesting. I'm not sure about the character right now because theres only one volume out..he seems pretty strong and good at fighting. I'm sure he'll mature over time. i'm pretty sure it'll get a lot better seeing its still ongoing after 15 volumes. It's not SUPER good it's a decent read..you know just reading in your free time.
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all the flavors under the rainbow, of fecal matter  
by son of eskimo
January 4th, 2009, 6:38am
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
i just read the first chapter, which i have been waiting for for ages, and quite frankly, while i was expecting awesome blood, fists and roman style gore, i got 17 kinds of un-awesome and a steaming pile of bitchy effeminate protagonist, quite frankly, i don't see myself waiting for the release of the whole volume
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