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The year is 2130. After the third world war, large contaminated areas known as "Blackspots" formed all over Japan. Large Walls were used to quarantine off these "Blackspots". In time, signs of inhabitance appeared within these wastelands. Among the survivors who had been abandoned inside the Blackspots, labeled as "those who were unneeded", came forth possessors of uncanny abilities -- Fire, wind, brute strength... they were defined by their supernatural abilities. Others, fearful of their powers, expelled them and named them - Needless.


Related Series
Needless 0 (Side Story)

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Eien no Manga
Eikou Scanlations
Hayate-kun Denwa
Overload Scans

Latest Release(s)
c.114 (end) by Psylocke Scans over 7 years ago
c.113 by Psylocke Scans over 8 years ago
c.112 by Psylocke Scans over 8 years ago
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in Country of Origin
16 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 8, Chap 50

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Needless by ChapterZero


User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (257 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.66 / 10.0

Last Updated
December 25th 2020, 9:55pm PST



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Ultra Jump (Shueisha)

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Damn... That Ending...  
by cutiewootie
June 8th, 2015, 4:46pm
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
I loved the pictures of the all the dudes drawn in here... I mean... wow. For gay guys and girls, the pictures can be definitely be used for "extracurricular" activities. Anyways, I so hated the ending. What kind of ending was that? I mean... thank goodness, it wasn't a cliffhanger or anything, but it wasn't even rushed... it was just... incomplete. No, not incomplete. It just... was not... it could have been better. Yeah, the ending could have been better. I'm just glad I am done with this manga. It was most definitely a one time read manga. I don't think I will ever reread this, but maybe to drool over the pictures, hahahaha =D
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Perfect Manga for a boring moment  
by Afterlifesinner
June 20th, 2012, 7:04am
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
I saw the anime first and then continued with the manga. The characters are funny and enjoyable. Unlike most manga of its type which introduced characters and kill them off quickly, there are many recurring characters other than the main characters, so a consistent story is maintained.

Please dont quite after the first few chapters. I recommend watching the anime to know the first half of the series and then continuing with the manga.
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by ruidechen123
February 17th, 2012, 7:55pm
Rating: N/A
this is one of the best shouen manga ever!!!!! XD it's actiony, and the art spports the plot, and the humor just don't stop coming XD i literally laughed every page, and the humour isn't too cliche or forced and the art work is clean, and i just can't stop reading it XDXDXDXD also, in most shouen manga, i don't really cheer on and hope the main character to win, since it's pretty obvious who's going to win or not, but this is so much twist XD i was litterally urging blade and the others to win biggrin

... Last updated on February 18th, 2012, 3:36pm
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Perversion is an art  
by intemango
June 6th, 2011, 3:09pm
Rating: N/A
This is a manga featuring plentiful fanservice (every girl becomes mostly naked at some point during a fight), excessive violence and extreme badassery (every male fighter only wears a badass longcoat in place of a shirt), done in a fashion that seems stupid at first glance yet evidently reeks of much genre savvy (the author makes many blatant references). These elements are no doubt supposed to appeal to the inner teenager of every male reader, the readers know this, the author knows this and the story does not even pretend to take itself seriously. It is the kind of series that knows the unreasonable audience only tune in for godzilla, and focuses on giving them their godzilla.
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Though I don't particularly like how they treat deaths so lightly. I'm not being soft-hearted, this is something you have to read and see for yourself.

It would probably most appeal to the jaded readers looking for some wacky entertainment.

... Last updated on June 6th, 2011, 3:23pm
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Give it a chance  
by Hell_Clues
April 1st, 2011, 6:30pm
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
At first I thought it sucked based on the first half of volume one but by volume two I rather enjoyed it.

For one thing, it is hilarious. It is mainly a fight manga and it gives off that feeling but it's funny almost every page. that goes a long way into raising this above average.

The plot is similar to X-men and S-cry-ed, but I think it might have a twist down the end. So far they apparently get their powers from mutations due to fall out from a third world war but it seems at one point someone had all the powers and they are already documented so I don't think that was the reason everyone else has them or even the original.

The action is constant and the powers wildly different, I don't usually like it in manga when the same power source has given such different powers but at least the main characters powers are consistent throughout their battles, meaning they defeat people through good implementation of abilities you already know about and that's a plus in my book.

The art is very stylized, at first I didn't like it but now I think it's fine. It isn't lacking, it doesn't seem like the artist lacks skill, I mean. One minor problem is that the women are drawn a very specific way. It is minor because it isn't exactly bad but I guess it may not be ideal. They tend to look very young, small, and skinny.

In the first couple of chapter, there's a little boy that seems like the main character that's a total wuss. he's a huge factor in why its unlikable at first, along with not knowing how the story is told(hilariously). But after the humour sets in, he's more comic relief but it's still set up so that he may become strong or useful or cool. So they sort of fixed his unlikability.
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Uh, its like terrible  
by MangaGhost
November 30th, 2010, 12:01am
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
Only read 9 chapters, I couldn't get any further because it was pretty dumb. The art is ok, not great. So far it doesn't know if it wants to be serious or over-the-top. I think its trying to be too many things at once and it just makes it a big mess.
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Pointless but oh well  
by booknik
September 30th, 2010, 10:21pm
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
Got to agree that the first and second arcs have their own feel to them.
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Heck you even have the added subgenre of gender bender to throw in there
It's a bit pointless and at face value same-old same-old. However a good infusion of action and humor as well as good art help make it a good enough read.

... Last updated on October 1st, 2010, 8:13pm
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Starts okay, gets better  
by Nothing
June 12th, 2010, 4:16am
Rating: N/A
If you ask me, this series has two parts to it: chapters 1-50, and the chapters after that. The (current) scanlation gap is covered by the anime until the anime-only ending, so if you've seen that you have a pretty good idea of what goes on in the gap.

The first 50 chapters are okay - a fun read, but nothing too special. It's mainly a lot of GAR and action with gags mixed in, and they set up the series' background and characters. Then the first main story arc ends and the second part starts up, which is where I think the series kicks off. There's less GAR and action/random destruction but the overall series seems to get more interesting, a lot funnier, and develops a better plot structure than the earlier "fight enemy, do something crazy/GAR/both, somehow run into next enemy in power hierarchy, rinse & repeat."

Although I might be biased because (personal opinion)
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I was never much of a fan of the Father (or Blade, or whatever he was called), so when that incident happened and he vanished the series got a lot more stable. Although it seems like he might be coming back (chapter 71 was just released), so who knows if that's what did it...
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Just GAR  
by teniki
July 31st, 2009, 1:18am
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
Don't read if you don't understand the title to preserve your eyes

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For now..It's just very GAR. and that's all. Stereotypical powers on the main characters with pretty good art. One can hope the plot would be good as well. A hint of comedy also increases this reader's interests in this manga. Did I mention it's also just very GAR ...just very very GAR

... Last updated on August 2nd, 2009, 3:39pm
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Cool Manga  
by Kagami
April 21st, 2007, 4:21am
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
The art is very nice, clean and understandable. Story has started good too, and the characters are pretty cool.
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